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Willie Nelson and Family to perform at Indian Ranch on September 20

Willie Nelson, the legendary artist with a six-decade career and 200 plus albums, will perform at Indian Ranch in Webster, MA on Saturday, September 20th at 2PM. The iconic Texan is the creative genius behind the historic recordings of Crazy, Red Headed Stranger and Stardust. Tickets for Willie Nelson’s concert go on-sale Wednesday, June 25that 10AM at the Indian Ranch Box Office, IndianRanch.com and area Ticketmaster outlets.... Read More

Alternatives Valley Friendship Tour

by Barbara Van Reed

WHITINSVILLE – Dozens of teams of riders, runners, and walkers -  young and old, first timers and veterans -  took part in the 29th Annual Valley Friendship Tour on Saturday, May 31. Though it started a bit drizzly, it turned out to become a perfect day for every level of participation in Alternatives' major fundraising event of the year. The tour includes 25- and 50-mile rides through the Blackstone Va... Read More

Hometown Bank’s Everyday Hometown Heroes for May

Lancaster Mom and Daughter are Hometown Bank’s Everyday Hometown Heroes for May

 

OXFORD, MA – Hometown Bank’s Everyday Hometown Heroes for the month of May are more than just two major contributors to the Lancaster and Clinton communities. Jenny Delorey McNamara and her daughter Alexandria Violet Delorey are family, and that is what makes their dedication to serving others so uniqu... Read More

Pet Euthanasia… making the best of it.

by Dr. Kelly Wolfensen Guay

When taking on a new pet as a family member, unfortunately it is important to realize that this is not a relationship that will last forever.  The joy of a new animal friend can be sadly tempered by the idea that one day you may have to say goodbye.  Having just gone through euthanizing my family dog that was nearly 15 years old, it is a topic that is fresh in my mind.  I have had discussions wi... Read More

Wallis Cove: Good as gold

by Rod Lee

The three secluded cabins set off an obscure and rustic road marked by a sign on a tree that reads “Owl crossing” don’t begin to tell the story of Wallis Cove, which is celebrating a 50th anniversary this year.

Neither does the pristine 216-acre Whitin Reservoir with its sandy beach, great bass fishing and pit for bonfires.

Neither does the opportunity that is always available for a guest-house ren... Read More

Savers Bank appoints four new assistant vice presidents

At the bank’s recent Annual Meeting, President and Chief Executive Officer Joseph A. Coderre announced four promotions of current team members.  Those promoted to Assistant Vice President were Elaine M. Stone, Lynn M. Greenhalge, Robert J. Landolina and Kris A. Cullen.

Elaine M. Stone has been with Savers Bank for 7 years and has been promoted to AVP Human Resources, where her responsibilities include employee relations, c... Read More

More Summer Jobs for Kids

by Jacleen Charbonneau

For students, landing a job can be a difficult task with today's competitive job market. Fortunately, compared to some large corporations that require online application processes, most local businesses attend to students on a very personable level. With a plethora of local businesses in the Blackstone Valley, students are valued and viewed as positive aspects to companies.     

There would no... Read More

The Isles Of Shoals:

Part I

by Thomas D’Agostino and Arlene Nicholson

From Pirate Ghosts and Phantom Ships and A Travel Guide To Haunted New England

This is the first part of a series of legends and accounts of the Isles of Shoals located off the coasts of New Hampshire and Maine. The Isles can be reached by ferry and there are events that take place year round.

Having ventured to the Isl... Read More

Sutton Sammies pull off win over Bartlett Indians

MILFORD - The Sutton Sammies pulled off a come-from-behind win over the Bartlett Indians in their bid for a Central Mass. Division 4 district championship.

The Indians came on strong scoring in the first inning at Fino Field Tuesday night. They were in the lead until the bottom of the seventh when the Sammies scored to tie it up at 2-2 bringing the game into overtime.

Justin Caro went the distance on the mound for t... Read More

Oxford advances in districts; beats Millbury 2-1

Oxford and Millbury traveled to Fino Field in Milford on Wednesday to battle on their way to a Central Mass. district title. The second-seeded Pirates won a close one, 2-1,  over rival eleventh-seed Millbury with great pitching on both sides by Steve Lemieux and Jared Buckley on the mound for Oxford, and Chris Carlson and Anthony DiStefano handling the pitching for Millbury.

Oxford will take on fourth seeded Sutton for the... Read More

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