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True Impressions for sports safely

By Magda Dakin

It may not be one of the most exciting gifts to give or get and it may not be the flashiest or the most expensive, but it will get big smiles and keep them too, according to Cristin Sabatino, of True Impressions Inc., creators of custom-fitted mouth guards.

“Holiday gift giving is the perfect time to give your young athlete the best protection his or her teeth can have during sports play,” says Cristi... Read More

Millbury Savings Bank gives to Millbury and Sutton food pantries.

MILLBURY--In time for the holiday season, Millbury Savings has donated $3,000 to the food pantries in Millbury and Sutton.

Combined, these five food pantries—the Sutton Senior Center’s Michael A. Chizy Food Pantry, the Friends of the Millbury Seniors Food Pantry, the food pantry of the St. Vincent DePaul Society of the Catholic Parishes of Millbury at St. Brigid Church, the Sandra L. Fischer Food Pantry at Millbury Federat... Read More

Handcuff Hunger

The 2nd Annual Handcuff Hunger was held outside of Hannaford Supermarket yesterday. Through the efforts of the Uxbridge Police, BJ's Corporation, Uxbridge High School athletes and Hannaford Supermarket 1,841 lbs of donations and $984.74 were collected!!! What an amazing collaborative effort by our community! On behalf of the families we serve, thank you to all those who supported this event!!

Town seeks business community feedback

The Town of Auburn has partnered with the Auburn Chamber of Commerce to develop a Business Survey designed to receive feedback from the business community, identify challenges, and develop strategies and programs to meet the needs of local industry.

Both the Town and the Chamber are encouraging Auburn business owners to take a few minutes to complete the online survey by logging on to the home page of the Auburn Chamber of... Read More

Shilpa Monga and Lourdes Uy join Harrington

CHARLTON– Shilpa Monga and Lourdes Uy have joined Harrington Physician Services at a new women’s health clinic at 61 N. Main Street in Charlton.

Dr. Monga, who is originally from India, is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. She comes to Harrington from Riverbend Medical Group in Chicopee, Mass., where she has worked for the past four years. She graduated with her Doctorate from the University of Delhi in India.... Read More

The Mourning Road to Thanksgiving

By Ginger Costen

It’s November and if you’re an American, you know it’s time for football and Thanksgiving celebrations. If you live in Massachusetts, you can go even further and reflect on being the home of both The New England Patriots and the first Thanksgiving. Although we know we’re the home of the best football team in the NFL, did Massachusetts really have the first Thanksgiving?

While the event that most Ame... Read More

Business and Home Show success

By Janet Stoica

Webster – You could say that the paving project around the Webster Town Hall paved the way for the very successful 4th Annual Webster/Dudley/Oxford Chamber of Commerce’s Business & Home Show, which was held on October 21.  The roads were smooth and the parking lot was in great shape to hold the multitude of visitors who made their way to the show’s exhibits. 

The... Read More

Reptile store to mark first anniversary

By Janet Stoica

As I stood next to Lucy, the 17-foot python, I immediately thought of my co-worker Carol’s words to me when I was assigned this story and expressed second thoughts about entering a reptilian pet store.  “Oh, come on, Janet, it’s no big deal.”  Well, it certainly was a big deal and my senses were on high alert as I peered into the ivory Burmese python’s living quarters and saw it staring back at me.... Read More

Massachusetts and the Opioid Overdose Epidemic

By Jason Poquette, BPharm, R.Ph

Medical professionals, law enforcement and politicians are scrambling to address what has been called an “opioid overdose epidemic” in Massachusetts.  Deaths related to the misuse of prescription pain relievers like hydrocodone and oxycodone are on the rise.  In 2012 we saw 668 documented cases of opioid-related overdose deaths.  Last year the number was 1089.  And according to some early re... Read More

It’s the Tom Brady Effect-- and Circuit Barn is ready for you

By Janet Stoica

NORTH OXFORD – Sometime in early September the television sets in New England undergo a miraculous cleaning.  They are arranged in their best viewing positions, dusted with cans of air or soft cloths sprayed with electronic cleaning chemicals, smudges are wiped away, and remote controls are at the ready.

Man caves and lady caves and kid caves are vacuumed and mopped, chairs are brought in and relocat... Read More

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