Cutlery Manufacturer Dexter-Russell Acquires R. Murphy® Knives

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Southbridge, MA, November 7, 2018 – Dexter-Russell, Inc., a professional cutlery manufacturer that has maintained operations in Southbridge, Massachusetts since 1818, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the R. Murphy® Knives company, from Ayer, Massachusetts effective November 6, 2018. Dexter-Russell will retain the R. Murphy name, brand, and will […]

Southbridge Hosts Forum on November Ballot Questions

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📷 Local nurses Elise Wilson and Tracy DiGregorio attended a forum on ballot question 1, Thursday, Oct. 25 at Southbridge Town Hall. Both expressed opposition to the ballot question as written.  Nurse Marie Ritacco and member of the Massachusetts Nurses Association presented arguments in favor of question 1. By Sarah Champagne, […]

Untited Lens Granted TIF Agreement

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By Sarah Champagne, Managing Editor SOUTHBRIDGE – Town Council approved a tax increment financing agreement (TIF) for United Lens Monday, Oct. 29. The agreement pertains to a $15 million upgrade to the manufacturer’s facility located at 259 Worcester Street. That amount will be used to build a central utility building […]

Baker to Vote Against Question One, Mentions Harrington Healtcare in Interview on the Ballot Question

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Editor’s note: The following item comes from The State House News Service. In this item by Matt Murphy, Governor Charlie Baker mentions Harrington Memorial Hospital in his discussion of Question 1 (nurse staffing ratios) and his decision to vote against the ballot item. The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission was asked […]

Harrington Healthcare CEO Responds to Closure Rumors, Question 1 Concerns

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📷 Ed Moore, President and CEO, Harrington Healthcare System. Courtesy Harrington Healthcare System. By Sarah Champagne, Managing Editor Question One on November’s ballot, regarding nursing to patient staffing ratios, has brought about a robust debate, with both sides providing arguments and pleas to either vote in favor or against the proposed […]