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Oxford-Aquarian water fight continues

by Ginger Costen

OXFORD - In the 1980s and 1990s, private water companies pushed to buy or manage municipal systems at the same time the costs of maintaining these systems were rising because of age, which made sales attractive to small communities across America. Now faced with sky-rocketing rate increases, these small towns are struggling to regain control of their privately owned water systems.

Locally, Oxford  i... Read More

Admission Lottery, Saturday

Come hear about a novel based on the the college admission process, on Saturday, April 12 from 2-4 p.m. at Booklovers' Gourmet, 55 East Main Street, Webster. Her talk will include why she decided to write a novel about the college admission experience rather than a non-fiction guidebook on how to get into college-- and why she recommends learning to write fiction or non-fiction as a way to challenge oneself especially in retireme... Read More

Who Will Be Raised From The Dead This Easter?

by The Rev. Janice Ford, Rector
The Church of the Reconciliation (Episcopal)
5 North Main Street, Webster

There is a new television show on ABC this spring (Sundays at 9:00 p.m.) called “Resurrection,” and it has caught my attention.  This is unusual since I generally don’t watch a lot of TV.  I was first intrigued by the title, and soon the promotional ads had me waiting impatiently for the series to begin.  As... Read More

Not Your Average Ladies at Thompson Speedway

THOMPSON, CT- Please excuse these drivers, but they aren’t your average racers.  TSMP will be home to four female racers in 2014; Shelly Perry, Alicia Thatcher, Alecia Parker, and Nikki Ouellette.

Parker will be returning to the track she considers home at TSMP.  The Hubbardston, MA native got her feet wet at Monadnock Speedway, but is looking for a new challenge in 2014, returning to the track she grew up near.  The 31 ye... Read More

Wind Tiki closes after 40 years

by Ginger Costen

If you’re planning to have Mother’s Day dinner at the Wind Tiki Restaurant this year in Webster, you better make other plans as the company is closing the last weekend in March after 40 years of serving the best Chinese food in southern Worcester County. Wind Tiki opened on April 11, 1974.     

Although there were tentative plans earlier this year for the restaurant to reopen under new management, a... Read More

Emeritus at Eddy Pond celebrates with Open House

AUBURN, MA,– After an extensive renovation that was months in the making, Emeritus at Eddy Pond is now ready to celebrate. They look forward to continuing to provide families and caregivers of seniors with a new lifestyle and living option.

The renovations included a brand new Memory Care Neighborhood.

To show off the makeover, Emeritus at Eddy Pond Lodge and Eddy Pond Woods is hosting an Open House on April 10, 201... Read More

Tracy Lis honored by Providence College

During the warmer weather around here we see Tracy Lis in action at Waterfront Mary's in Webster. She has owned and operated the popular waterfront restaurant on Webster Lake since 2004.

In her college career, the action was on the basketball floor at Providence College, where she became the women's program all-time leading scorer with 2,534 points. Before that she broke the Connecticut state scoring record while at... Read More

Get Ready to Garden!

by Debra Horan
Owner, Booklovers’ Gourmet, Webster

Though it may not seem like it outside, spring is coming! Now is the time to start planning and preparing for garden season in New England. Whether your interest lies in flowers, vegetables or herbs, there are numerous titles out there to help guide you.

For some basic gardening tips try Trowel & Error: Over 700 Shortcuts, Tips... Read More

Reading obituaries: how one life ended

by Ginger Costen

Comedians have told jokes about it and Pete Seeger even put it to music when he recorded the anonymously written poem, My Get-Up-And-Go Has Got Up and Went.  But surprisingly, it wasn’t until I was doing research for this column that I learned it was none other than Benjamin Franklin that is actually credited with making the statement, “I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning pape... Read More

The Legacy of Coach Vendetti

by Peter Coyle

Coach Michael J. Vendetti died on March 20th leaving behind a strong army of believers who will continue to carry his message and share his legacy. His wife, Joan, passed away in January 2012 after a lifetime struggle with Lupus. Coach V leaves three sons and their wives and seven granchildren. This space was a favorite for Vendetti and his accomplishments through the years. What made the Vendetti Era at Nic... Read More

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