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Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders headlines BVCC breakfast

SUBSTITUTE Revisions from Barbara  Marylou Sudders oversees $21 billion of the state’s $38 billion fiscal year 2016 budget. “Public resources are precious,” she said in her keynote address at the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce’s breakfast meeting last month. “I take that responsibility very seriously.”

Ms. Sudders, appointed Secretary of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services by Governor Charlie Baker in... Read More

WDO Business & Home Show

Webster Dudley Oxford Chambers 4th Annual Business & Home Show on Wednesday, October 21 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Webster Town Hall. This event continues to grow with over 400 in attendance last year.  Booth cost is $85 for Chamber Members and $95 for Non-Chamber Members. Call Eleanor F. Houbre, Director PHONE: 508-943-9700 X224   FAX: ... Read More

Hometown Bank announces appointments and promotions

OXFORD, MA – Hometown Bank has announced the following promotions and appointments, according to Vice President of Human Resources Norma Collins:

Veronica Hopkins has been promoted to loan servicing supervisor at the Oxford Operations Center, where she was previously a loan administrator. In her new position, Ms. Hopkins will oversee the day to day operations of the Bank’s mortgage and con... Read More

Grafton’s Business Scene – September 2015

by Christine Galeone

With the dog days of summer behind us, fall is on its way. And it seems to be riding in on a crisp, cinnamon-scented breeze. Before too long, it’s sure to kick up piles of leaves and unearth fresh sights, sounds and tastes. In Grafton, the dawn of a new season is apparent in different ways at several of its businesses. 

For Pecorino country cheese shop, located at 135 Westboro R... Read More

Youngest team ever will compete in Greenway Challenge

Woonsocket, RI (September 16, 2015) --Six young men are competing for their first time in the Blackstone River Valley Greenway Challenge after years of volunteering with the Mohegan Council Boy Scouts Troop 155. Now that they are 16 years old, the minimum age to participate in the Challenge, they are excited about the experience that awaits them on September 26th. Entering their team as “Ski with Charlie,” they a... Read More

Got Paper? Shred It!

Having reached the five ton goal set earlier this year in May, the Uxbridge Lions Club has set its new goal at ten tons.  On Saturday,November 7, the Lions will hold its Shred It event from 9 am to 12 noon at the VFW parking lot on Route 16 W in Uxbridge.  Shredding those old documents that you want safely disposed of can be a nuisance.  At the shredding event, a copy paper sized box can be disposed of for a donation of $5.00 and... Read More

PVCC: Back from the brink

By Rod Lee

Driving up to Pleasant Valley Country Club on Armsby Road in Sutton on one of those goldenhued summer mornings the Chamber of Commerce likes to brag about, I didn’t know what to expect.

I hadn’t been on the grounds of the onetime 350-acre apple orchard-turned-annual tournament home of professional greats Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer, Billy Casper, Paul Azinger and a host of other elites of the game... Read More

Charlton Orchards Farm open for picking

By Barbara Van Reed

Charlton Orchards Farm is open for business: blackberries and blueberries will be available for picking until near the end of September. Peach picking is still good, and apple picking will continue until Halloween.

Despite news headlines after the August 2 fire, which destroyed the winery and shed, the 100-acre farm is totally operational, and open five days a week. Not that the fire didn’t damag... Read More

Open House and Grand Opening of UrgentCare Express in Charlton

CHARLTON, CT. –- Harrington HealthCare System has announced that UrgentCare Express at Harrington will open its doors to patients on Thursday, September 17, 2015.  UrgentCare Express will be open seven days a week, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The opening will follow an open house for the public from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 16.  Members of the community... Read More

Aubuchon Hardware officially open in Webster

A sizable delegation of Aubuchon Hardware’s top management came to Webster to officially open the new store at 112 East Main Street in the former Price Chopper Plaza, among them William Aubuchon IV, the 4th generation family member who recently became the company’s CEO.

Mr. Aubuchon was the official ribbon cutter at the ceremony, which was held both inside and outside the store. “This ribbon cutting demonstrates our commit... Read More