Local first responders establish coronavirus pandemic protocols

By Ron Ayotte, Contributing Writer  Region - Fire/EMS and police officers are on the front lines for any emergency; that includes the current COVID-19 pandemic....

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Helping to ‘put the financial pieces of your life together’   By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor Region - In response to the coronavirus pandemic, many people are...

Charlton Kleening Service continues to ‘Keep it Kleen’

Region - As COVID-19 has had an impact on many people’s lives with the “stay at home” order from Gov.  Baker, and the practice...

Who is getting you through quarantine? Readers submit pet photos

With residents across the region hunkering down in their homes amid the COVID-19 crisis and social distancing suggestions, many of us are relying on the love of our pets for some extra warmth in our days.

Central One Federal Credit Union extends date for scholarship applications

Shrewsbury – Central One Federal Credit Union is now accepting applications for 2020 Academic Scholarships for graduating students from Auburn High School, Shrewsbury High...

MASS Senior Softball League registration now open

Region - Eastern Massachusetts Senior Softball (EMASS) is now launching its annual recruitment campaign for players age 50 and over. The 400-plus member league...

Local United Way chapters respond quickly with funds and services

By Vicki Greene, Contributing Writer Regional – The United Way of Central Mass., within a 24-hour period earlier this month, developed the “We Care Fund”...

Schools launch free food programs, hope to avoid crisis for low income students

Districts assured constituents they would not leave students hungry during COVID19 shutdowns. March 15, officials rolled out plans of how they would do that.

US Census due April 1 can be completed online or by phone

Region – The 2020 U.S. Census opened on March 12 and invitations to respond have been mailed to homes throughout the nation. In a...

As Coronavirus surges, anxiety hangs over campuses of local college students

By Dakota Antelman, Contributing Writer Region - For some, it’s been a deluge of email updates. For others, it’s been early flights home and semesters...