Skip to main content

Recent Articles

Business profile: Nor'easter Roofing Inc

by Melissa Dumont

Are you building a new house? Does your existing house need a new roof? Then consider Uxbridge-based Rob Chaille, 43, of Nor’easter Roofing. He has been doing this work for 26 years, and his expertise can be seen in houses all over Central Massachusetts, from Sturbridge to Wellesley, and even up to New Hampshire. He vouches for the quality of his work, offers a large selection of materials, and assures cu... Read More

“Cheap and ugly does it!”

This was the catch line of an ad for the 1970 Subaru 360 Deluxe model. The Subaru 360 was imported to the US between 1968 (the start of Subaru of America, Inc.) and 1971. Suggested retail price was $1,297 and it advertised up to 66 miles per gallon. This pristine model is on display at Long Subaru, Sutton Rd., Webster. District Sales Manager for Subaru of New England, Inc., Tim Pike, was seen admiring the car during a recent visi... Read More

Alternatives takes stand against racism

Alternatives, a non-profit agency serving more than 2,000 people with disabilities throughout Central Massachusetts is participating in the YWCA’s annual Stand against Racism on Friday, April 25.

Members of the community, Alternatives staff and individuals served by the organization are invited to take a stand for peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all by completing a Stand against Racism pledge form.
Pledge... Read More

What Does Love Do?

by Bruce Dykstra

Easter is the high water mark for the Christian faith. Without Easter, the Christian tradition would just be a good way to live life. But the story of Easter, that is the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus, turns a good way to live into a way to live the good life. Easter is so important that the Christian Church goes through a season of preparation before the arrival of Easter. This preparation is ca... Read More

Three baby giraffes in three months

MENDON— 2014 is clearly the year of the giraffe! Three giraffes, a female and two males, have been born at Southwick’s Zoo since January. Two of the calves are being bottle fed, so the Southwick’s zookeepers certainly have their hands full this year.

Daisy, a female, was born on January 11th. The mother giraffe, Dottie, was unable to feed the calf, so Daisy did not receive colostrum. Colostrum is a type of milk that is ver... Read More

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

Pages