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Flu shot may have missed the mark

by Jason Poquette, RPh

Maybe you heard the news.  According to sources at the CDC the currently available influenza (flu) vaccines do not contain the Type-A strain that might predominate this flu season.  The result is that even vaccinated people may not be as well protected as we move into the traditional peak season of flu activity over the coming months.  Dr. Alfred DeMaria, an epidemiologist at the Massachusetts Department of... Read More

Mama Dolce’s Café open for business

A taste of the North End in Webster

by Barbara Van Reed

Mama Dolce’s Café finally opened its doors on a Friday evening in mid-November and welcomed an enthusiastic crowd that had been waiting eagerly for it since summertime.  A hundred members of the Webster Cash Mob came by and on Saturday the lines were out the door. The comments were uniformly positive: “This is beautiful,”  “She did a great job.”

It was an auspicious beginning for the Italian-style café that... Read More

December 15, 2014 Blackstone Valley Edition
December 1, 2014 Route 395 Edition

OXFORDHometown Bank launched its 11th Annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors Campaign on November 1st with a challenge to local residents to help support local food pantries. Each year, customers and community members are invited to be a Hometown Hero for a $1... Read More