Sturbridge plans community forum on affordable housing production

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Sessions to be held at senior center, town hall STURBRIDGE — The Sturbridge Housing Partnership, in cooperation with the Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC), will hold a Community Forum on Wednesday, February 26, to complete a Housing Production Plan for the Town of Sturbridge. The forum will be held […]

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Letter to the Editor: Local Students Value After School Programs

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Dear Editor, We are a group of students from Southbridge Middle School who also attend the 21st Century After School Program. We want to tell you about the 21st Century After School Program and the YMCA teen center programs in Southbridge.  The YMCA has been in Southbridge for a long […]

Award-winning cartoonist to share work, lesson in Dudley

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Stromoski’s ‘Cartooning for Kids’ geared to ages 7-12 DUDLEY — A nationally syndicated and award-winning cartoonist and illustrator will be sharing tips and secrets of the trade in a free event geared to pre-teens later this month. Rick Stromoski’s work appears in national magazines, book publishing, licensing, newspaper syndication, children’s […]

Local libraries celebrate record eBook, Audiobook checkouts

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CW MARS consortium includes many area libraries WORCESTER — CW MARS recently announced that they achieved a record-breaking one million digital book checkouts in 2019, a milestone for this library consortium consisting of 149 member libraries, including large institutions such as the Worcester Public Library and Springfield Public Library, as […]

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Harrington HealthCare System Enters Formal Negotiations with UMass Memorial Health Care for Acquisition Agreement

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SOUTHBRIDGE, MA (JANUARY 29, 2020) – The Members of Harrington HealthCare System voted last night in support of its Board and Strategic Executive Committee’s recommendation to formally enter into a Letter of Intent (LOI) with UMass Memorial Health Care to pursue an acquisition agreement. Harrington formed a 10-member Strategic Executive Committee […]