The New Uxbridge Times - May, 2023

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ValleyCAST 10th Annual Art Palette Contest Winners

ValleyCAST, the arts and culture arm of Open Sky Community Services, invited participants to transform ordinary wooden art palettes into unique works of art every year for the past 10 years. This year seventy-two local artists of all ages and abilities participated in the contest and visitors to the gallery voted for their favorites.

Cash prizes were awarded to first, second, and third place winners in three different age categories.

In the Youth category, Adelie Pliakas, received first place for her palette It Begins with Pollinators, Madison Peyla, second place for her Untitled palette, and Mazzy Hollibaugh, third place for her palette Candyland.

Teen category winners included Ava Pelletier, first place for her Untitled palette, Lucy Gibbons, second place for My Favorite Seasons, and Grace Mathieu, third place for her Untitled palette.

In the Adult category

Tara Corcoran took first place for her palette Pixie’s Hollow, Ashlyn Lambert second place for I have this dream where I’m screaming underwater, and Stephen Paulson third place for his palette Wading for Lunch.

“Everyone who comes to see the

Mental Health Summit opens dialogue

Recently the Uxbridge Public School

exhibit and vote for their favorites comments on how hard it is to pick favorites. They are all ribbon worthy!”

Commented Cristi Collari, curator for the exhibit and Director of Community Outreach for Open Sky. “I keep thinking after 10 years people might run out of ideas, but the ingenuity and creativity in this community seems limitless!”

For more information about the contest visit news-events or to see photos of the winning art palettes, visit ValleyCAST. This event is sponsored by ValleyCAST, Jerry’s Artarama, and Open Sky Community Services.

To learn more about Valley CAST and / or Open Sky Community Services, visit

Winning Palettes pictured at left:

3. Ava Pelletier ValleyCAST’s mission is to foster a creative and engaged community in the Historic Blackstone Valley that is inclusive and supportive of all people with and without disabilities. ValleyCAST is the arts and culture arm of Open Sky Community Services.

District hosted a mental health summit at Blissful Meadows Golf Club. Teachers, parents, public safety personnel, librarians, adjustment counselors, local clergy and many others gathered to discuss mental health issues.

Uxbridge Superintendent of Schools, Michael Baldassarre, Ed.D, shared some sobering statistics. 44% of teens reported feeling persistently sad nationally. The average wait time for a therapy appointment in Massachusetts is six months.  Last year only 30% of patients seen at Boston Children’s Hospital were there for issues which did  not involve mental health. On any given day, 250 kids are in the ER because of mental health issues.

Baldassarre said schools know how to help kids with physical challenges but struggled when finding mental health solutions. “If kids come up on crutches, we open the door,” he said. “We don’t know what to do about mental health issues.”

Student leaders at UHS just began a mental health club in November of 2022. The club is called Mending Spartan Minds. The students spoke briefly at the beginning of the summit and said their number one goal was that students would feel comfortable in reaching out for help. They hope to create a “kind, supportive, non-judgemental environment” at the high school.

It should be noted that mental health issues are not limited to high school students. Ambulances have been called to the Taft Elementary School three times this school year for mental health issues involving students. Taft houses students from pre-k through third grade.

State Representative Michael Soter spoke about people struggling with mental health issues saying they were often “in a dark and dangerous place with no resources.” He added that it was “time for leaders to make bold action.”

The bulk of the summit consisted of a panel discussion. The panel was composed of key mental health stakeholders including the Uxbridge Chief of Police, Marc Montminy and Dr. Sadfar Medina, a pediatrician at Tri-River Family Health Center.  Other panelists included the local director of the Department of Children and Families, representatives of the Family Continuity program in Whitinsville, a representative from the newly launched Mass Behavioral Helpline, a clinical consultant and Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a representative from Riverside Community Care and the Executive Director of the Whitin Community Center in Whitinsville. There was a lot of discussion between panelists and audience members, all of whom had a vested interest in children’s mental health issues. Topics ranged from pressure and perfectionism, nutrition and sleep, how to support parents and families, behavior as language, the challenges posed by our electronic devices, substance abuse, suicide and how best to meet people

where they are.

Access to mental health care is challenging for a variety of reasons including a shortage of counselors and other resources as well as overwhelming schedules for the kids themselves. But, Baldassarre said, “counseling should be as easy as accessing a drinking fountain.”

The summit highlighted how prevalent mental health issues are for children and teens. Chief of Police Montminy estimates that the police spend 1/3 of their time on mental health issues and Dr. Medina noted that he spends up to 70% of his day dealing with mental health.

The goal of the summit was to bring school and community leaders together to discuss mental health issues, to form new connections and to brainstorm solutions to what Representative Soter called “the true pandemic”.

Baldassarre noted that this summit was a way to “communicate, collaborate and coordinate” and stated that it was time to “do something new, different and connected.”

Friends host Book & Bake Sale

Mark your calendar for the upcoming Book and Bake Sale to be held at the Uxbridge Free Public Library, located at 15 North Main Street, Uxbridge. The sale will be held on Saturday, May 6th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. There will be many book topics to choose from and at great prices. From Adults to Children there is a book for everyone! There will also be DVD’s for sale, as well.

Our members will be donating delicious baked goods to include, pies, cupcakes, cookies and other great treats. There is nothing that can compete with a good book and a tasty snack! If books and baked goods were not enough, there will also be a nice selection of perennial plants for sale. These plants are locally grown and donated just for the Book and Bake sale.

wearing the blue: a civil war experience

On May 28th at 2:00 PM, the former Unitarian Church in downtown Uxbridge will host the Uxbridge Historical Society presentation, Wearing the Blue: A Civil War Experience. This event is in commemoration of Civil War Veterans from the Worcester County including Veterans from Uxbridge. This event will include a presen-

tation of soldier photos copied from tintypes, complete with a brief history of each. In addition, a display of Civil War relics and documents, along with town historians and reenactors to share stories, answer questions and conduct a living history event. FMI: Jim Beauchamp, Society President at 508-498-0270 text or call.

As an added promotion, T-shirts, available in all sizes, featuring a beautiful rendering of the Library on the front, will be for sale that day. A festive “Summer fun” raffle basket will be also be available for those that are interested. Raffle tickets will be on sale May 6th.

Our membership team will also be on site, if you are interested in joining the Friends of the Uxbridge Free Public Library. You are welcome to come and help us support our treasured library. All proceeds of the Friends Book and Bake sale will fund museum passes and programs at the Uxbridge Free Public Library.

If you have books that you would like to donate to this sale, they can be dropped off at the library. Thank you for your support!!

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Seeking support for Historical District expansion at Uxbridge Town Meeting

Uxbridge Town Meeting on May 9th

Traditionally, voters at the Spring Annual Town Meeting address the upcoming FY budget and other spending proposals. On Tuesday, May 9th at 7 P.M. in the Valley Chapel on Douglas Street, another topic of ‘historic’ interest will be put before voters. It carries no cost to taxpayers, but benefits derived from preservation efforts, if adopted, are priceless and will accrue. Since its inception by overwhelming voice vote at Town Meeting in ‘04, a second attempt at expanding the current Historic District is being proposed. Article 16 on the warrant is sponsored by the Uxbridge Historic District Commission and the Uxbridge Historical

Commission. The Planning Board unanimously supports Favorable Action on Article 16; BOS and Finance Committee votes are pending at press time.

Stretches along Mendon, Capron and North Main Streets, like spokes of a wheel, will connect the Downtown/ Town Common core to many homes which represent 300 years of architecture, Town history and heritage. The concept behind expansion is to “Preserve the Past; Enhance the Future”, the unofficial UHDC motto.

As its Chair, Jane F. Keegan explains this proposal should be viewed as a logical, geographic next step into Uxbridge’s future as a community

which “treasurers what we, its residents, have been lucky enough to inherit.” She points to the five goals identified in the Community Vision Statement, adopted at Town Meeting in May ’06, is striving to achieve: #3 “protecting and preserving… historic buildings and properties.”

To educate and excite residents about expansion, outreach to the public has included: a virtual video tour on cable capturing important houses on the three streets; a “Walk in the Park” for the public to enjoy tours of four homes, lovingly restored and renovated; FYIUxbridge program to answer lingering questions about what living in a Historic District means to those in the district and to town as a whole. There has been advance media coverage, and notices to affected area homeowners of public hearings, the last scheduled before the UHDC on for May 8th in the Lower Town Hall at 7 p.m.

The Massachusetts Historical Commission recommended in ‘18 and ’23: “to encourage the Town… to expand the Uxbridge Common and Center Historic District”; similar sentiments were expressed privately by BVNHC. Recently, noted historian and author Nathaniel Philbrick spoke at the Congregational Church about the “Uxbridge connection” described in his book Travels with George (Washington), a documented, famous nugget of local history. In a news article in advance of his talk, he stressed the importance of preserving local history as part of the fabric of this community and region… buildings, historic and cultural sites, records and archive all play a role in protecting our heritage and leaving a legacy for future generations. He continued, “On a local level this effort requires dedication and a cooperative group of people in preserving our historic treasures.”

On May 9th, approval of Historic District expansion requires a two-thirds majority. Echoing Mr. Philbrick’s sentiments, Mrs. Keegan encourages a YES vote on Article 16 to show appreciation for Town history and heritage entrusted to this generation. With the town approaching its tri-centennial in ‘27, she concludes it’s a great bequest to future generations and lends support to the validity of a new Town slogan, “Uxbridge- It’s Better Here.”

National Day of Prayer Join Us!

Calling all Believers to come together.  Our nation is in need of us to stand in the gap in prayer.  It is time to put down the religious barriers between churches, to put aside our activities and come together seeking the Lord of all, the King of Kings, our Savior. Everyone knows our country is struggling with mass shootings, school lockdowns, political divide and skyrocketing cost of living just to name a few of our struggles.  It may seem like a losing battle but we serve a God that saves, gives hope and that can do the impossible.  Come join us on Mendon Founder Park on the corner of rt. 16 and Main Street, May 4 at 6:30 p.m. We will seek the Lord together for our country’s salvation.

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Letters to the Editor_______________________________________ Wilkes eyes Planning Board Seat

Get Involved attend Town Meeting

Letter to the Editor,

The Uxbridge Spring Town Meeting is scheduled to be held at Valley Chapel Church hall at 14 Hunter Rd. in Uxbridge at 7:00 PM on May 9, 2023. It is vitally important that more town residents attend because the 85-150 voters who do attend make critical decisions that affect all 14,000 residents, and those decisions may not reflect the will of the nearly 10,000 registered Uxbridge voters.

Town Meeting is managed by the Town Moderator, who presents voters with Articles on a Warrant. Some of the Articles have been approved by the Board of Selectmen and can be found on the town website (; others have been submitted by citizens’ petitions or by heads of town departments. In the Spring Annual Town Meeting, many of the Articles concern how the Town spends its money. Debate on Articles can be lively and informative, ensuring that the democratic process is honored. Voters cast their votes using individual clickers which assures that their votes remain private.

If it helps your situation, volunteers provide babysitting! You can attend all or part of the debates and votes. Get there early to register!

A few key topics for the Spring Town Meeting include authorization for spending on budgets prepared by town departments (schools, DPW, administration, others), water and sewer enterprise funds, capital purchases, tax increment financing agreement for Big Y, expansion of the Town’s Historic District, Rt. 122 reconstruction and a change in the name of the Board of Selectmen to Select Board.

Please get involved and help to guide town government in making decisions that affect all of us and our personal finances!

Dear Residents of Northbridge,

My name is Michael J. Wilkes. I am a 20-year-old student at Bryant University, majoring in Finance and minoring in Political Science & Law. I am currently serving my second term on the Northbridge Redevelopment Authority. I have had the honor of serving as Vice Chairman of the committee since May of 2022. I also serve on the Northbridge Economic Development Committee.

I am writing you all today to announce my candidacy for the Northbridge Planning Board to hopefully earn your vote in our Town Election on May 16th. As a candidate for the Northbridge Planning Board, I am committed to promoting sound fiscal policies that will support economic

Family Fun Fishing Day May 6th

growth and development in our town. I believe that by streamlining the permit process, we can help local businesses thrive while also protecting our natural resources. I am also committed to working with local businesses to create a more pro-business environment within our Town.

As your representative, I will be dedicated to bring a fresh new perspective and work with community members, local businesses, and residents to move Northbridge forward.

I would like to thank you for your consideration, and I hope to earn your vote!

- Michael J. Wilkes Vice Chairman of The NRDA, Member of The Northbridge Economic Dev. Committee, Bryant Class of 2025

Open Sky Community Services is excited to co-host the 8th Annual Family Fun Fishing Day at Riverbend Farm in Uxbridge along with the Blackstone River National Heritage Corridor Volunteers-in-Parks Program, the Blackstone River Watershed Assn., Mass. Department of Conservation & Recreation, Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife.

This year's event will be held on Saturday May 6th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a rain date of May 7th. There will be activities for the whole family, ice cream will be available for purchase from Sweet Wise Ice Cream truck, as

well as food, face painting and raffles. All ages and ability levels welcome.

Fishing poles, bait and instruction will be available with pre-registration and participants are welcome to bring their own. This is a catch and release event for everyone from first time fishers to experienced anglers, with prizes for each age group. Adults must accompany children under 12. Registration is now open at This is a FREE event, but pre-registration is required. Please contact Lori Girard with any questions at 508-234-6232 or

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Removal of Whitin Pond Dam Visioning Workshop Annual Family Fishing Derby at Pout Pond

In the fall of 2022, the Town of Uxbridge received a $185,450 Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness grant to begin removal of a small dam on Blackstone Street and to study removal of the much larger Whitin Pond Dam on East Hartford Avenue. These competitive grants help cities and towns to identify climate hazards, develop strategies to improve resilience, and implement priority actions to adapt to climate change.

“This project will allow Uxbridge to prepare for unprecedented flooding

events which threaten the health of a town well and the capacity of a section of the Mumford River to handle such events,” says David Tapscott, Chair of the Board of Health and Project Director.

The design and permitting for the removal of the dam near the town well is nearing completion and its removal in the near future is anticipated. The analyses completed regarding the removal of the Whitin Pond Dam will be presented and discussed at a threeday Visioning Workshop in May. On


Tuesday May the 16th at 5:30 p.m. all interested citizens will assemble at the Progressive Club at 18 Whitin Street along with the MVP Core Team and our engineering consultants from Fuss and O'Neill. After a brief discussion we will walk to the Whitin Dam for a “walkshop” where we will gather input about the site and how those attending would like to see it used in the future.

On Thursday, the 18th of May starting at 5:30 again at the Progressive Club there will be a follow-up presentation where Fuss & O’Neill will share back a

potential vision for the site assembled from input at Tuesday’s session as well as at prior preliminary presentations. There will be plenty of opportunity for everyone to learn and give feedback. Thoughts and opinions have been shared with the Core Team already. More feedback will be welcomed during these two events, and you can send your comments and opinions to at any time.

Troop 25 Chicken BBQ

Save the date! May 6th, 2023 the Annual Chicken BBQ is back at St. Mary Parish Hall in Uxbridge from 6 to 8 p.m.

Every year we are thrilled and humbled by the outpouring of support for our Troop. That is why Scout Troop 25 Uxbridge is excited to announce the return of our Annual Chicken BBQ Fundraiser. Put those pots and pans away and let the scouts of Troop 25 cook dinner for you. Dine-in or take out available for $20 per ticket.

Meals will include BBQ Chicken and an assortment of home cooked sides. As always, there will be some great raffles!

If you already have dinner plans but want to support Troop 25, please consider buying a meal (or two or three!) and we'll donate it to the Uxbridge Police and Fire Departments!

For tickets please reach out to Lesley Andolina at 508-450-7463 or

Come join The Pout Pond Recreation Committee for the 2nd Annual Pout Pond Fishing Derby!  This FREE fishing event will take place on Saturday, May 13th from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Pout Pond, 70 West River Rd, Uxbridge. All anglers are welcome!  Awards in age categories (3-7, 8-12, and 13-17) for the heaviest fish, longest fish, and the most fish caught. Please note that all participants must pre-register before their fishing mission begins.

Registration starts at 7 a.m. with official event kicking off at 8 a.m. (we kindly ask everyone to register by 9 a.m.).  Please be sure to bring your own fishing equipment and bait for this adventure on the water.

If you have any questions or concerns, you are welcome to reach out to Justin from the Pout Pond Recreation Committee at (508) 250-8760. See you at the Pond!

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Sutton Historical Society to host Presentation

On Tuesday, May 9th at 7 p.m. in the First Congregational Church, 307 Boston Road, Sutton, the Sutton Historical Society will host Carol Crossed, founder of the Susan B. Anthony Museum, North Adams, MA, for a presentation entitled Vintage Tweets: Suffrage Era Postcards based on her book of the same title.  The presentation will focus on Ms. Crossed’s personal collection of over 400 authentic suffrage-era postcards which tell the story of the suffrage movement through illustrations which are insightful, entertaining, and colorful.

The presentation “chronicles the fight for the vote through thought-provoking, often amusing, and sometimes shocking illustrations and photos and short, pithy messages on complex domestic issues; marriage, childbirth, violence and public and political topics: abolition, temperance and dress reform.” This free event is open to all members and the public of all ages.

On Friday, June 9th, at noon, the Society will host a Brown Bag Picnic Reunion on the Sutton Town Common in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the construction of the General Rufus Putnam Museum building located at 4 Uxbridge Road. This Reunion Picnic is for anyone who attended school in this building during its time as both an elementary school and a high school. FMI or to share memories about the many uses of the building over its 200-year history, including a Masonic Hall, a DAR facility, a public school and library, contact:

The Annual Town-Wide Yard Sale hosted by the Sutton Historical Society will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2023 from 8 am -1 pm.  Participant registration forms can be found at Cost to participate is $10. New this year is the option to pay via UNIPAY.  The Society does accept yard sale donations for the benefit of the Society. Please no items such as TVs, computers, monitors, upholstered furniture or clothes will be accepted as a donation. Contact if interested in donating items.

Are you a blacksmith or do you know someone possessing this skill? The Society is seeking a volunteer blacksmith to work at the M. M. Sherman Blacksmith Shop. This historic building has an operating forge, and is open for special events and tours. This volunteer opportunity will allow an interested party to not only practice their skills, but to train interested hobbyists as well, and to create a living museum experience right here in Sutton. Contact Brian Stevenson, 774-708-0582 or FMI email:

The Sutton Historical Society is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the preservation of history in the Town of Sutton. Membership is open yearround. Membership forms are available on our website,

Whitin Community Center 100th Anniversary Upcoming Events

The Whitin Community Center is thrilled to announce that they are celebrating their 100th Anniversary this year! In honor of a century of serving the community, they will be holding a multitude of exciting events throughout 2023. For volunteer opportunities, go online to Volunteer@Our

Our highly anticipated 100th Anniversary Fundraiser Gala will take place on May 6th. This black-tie optional event will take place in the WCC gymnasium and will include cocktails, dinner, dancing, a live auction, a commemorative photo gallery, and more!

They are bringing back Picnic in the Park in honor of its’ centennial anniversary, and it will be held on June 10th, in Whitin Park! This fun-filled event will include food trucks, live entertainment, community vendors, a Doll & Pet Parade, a dunk tank, and more! Our 9th Annual Cars in the Park will take place on August 19th, 2023 in Whitin Park. Register your vehicle or come as a spectator and be a part of a communityfavorite event that includes classic cars, food trucks, raffles, and vendors!

On July 21st and 22nd, 2023, our free Youth Outreach Summer Theatre stu-

Uxbridge Memorial Day Parade organizers seek participants

On Monday, Memorial Day, May 29, 2023 Uxbridge will host their Annual Memorial Day Parade starting at 9 a.m. Participants will be forming up at Whitin School at approximately 8:30 a.m. and kicking off walk at 9 a.m.

Included in the events there will be a WWI Cannon Rededication on the Common and 215th Army National Guard Marching band will be attending in the parade plus vehicles from the 182nd.

Planners are calling all Veterans and Military personnel to attend and it doesn’t matter if you served in a conflict or not, you have served with distinction all Veterans are invited regardless of what town you live in. There

will be vehicles to ride in if you are not able to march due to age or handicap.

Parade organizers are inviting any civic organizations, churches, clubs and Townspeople are also encouraged to participate in this Uxbridge tradition. Floats and displays honoring our Veterans are welcome.

The parade route starts at Whitin Elementary School on Granit St. then proceeds to Wesgan Square by Taft School then onto Veterans Memorial Gym at McClosky School then we will proceed to the Revolutionary War Monument at Prospect Hill from there we will proceed to the Uxbridge Common where ceremonies will continue.

dent led production will take place at Valley Cast's Singh Performance Center at Open Sky.

More information about the MANY events ongoing throughout the year., and if you are interested in participating as a vendor or sponsor of any of these events, please reach out to Events@Our

The Whitin Community Center is the Blackstone Valley’s most complete family and recreation center with two swimming pools, a gym, fitness center, early learning programs, summer camps and a seven and a half acre park. FMI Call 508-234-8184 or visit www.

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Letters to the Editor______________________________________ Kuros announces run for Town Moderator


I am writing to let you know that I have submitted nomination papers to become your next Town Moderator, and I ask for your vote on May 23rd. As you likely are aware, Ed Maharay has been our town moderator for the past nine years, which I believe to be the longest tenure for a moderator that we’ve had. I’d like to thank Ed for his service to the Town, and I wish him and his wife Barbara nothing but the best in their retirement years – their collective impact on the community is appreciated.

On a personal note, my name may be familiar to you as I served as your State Representative for eight years, from January, 2011 until January, 2019 when I did not to seek a 5th term as your State Rep. Since retiring from the Legislature, I’ve been working in Economic Development – first as part of the Baker Polito administration, and now as part of the Healey-Driscoll administration. Additionally, when I was in the legislature, I served on the Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies for 8 years, and the Joint Committee on Communities and Re-

gional Government for 6 years.

In my role as the Central MA Regional Director for the MA Office of Business Development, I interact daily with City and Town leaders across the Commonwealth as they work to encourage business growth in their communities. This gives me valuable insight into what is happening in communities across the Commonwealth. I see which communities are viewed as welcoming by businesses, and I see those that are viewed as cumbersome places to do business.

How is any of this relevant to the position of Town Moderator, as the modera-

tor only presides over a few town meetings per year, right? Actually, that’s incorrect. A very important responsibility of the moderator in Uxbridge is the appointment of the majority (4 out of 7) of our Finance Committee members.

After the Select Board, FinCom is one of the most important committees in town government, as they deliberate on the budget (holding dozens of meetings), and offer recommendations on *all* town meeting warrant articles, including those of a non-financial nature. Many town meeting attendees look strongly at the FinCom recommendations when deciding how to vote on an article, especially for complex articles where the attendee may not have

We endorse Kuros for Moderator


After 9 years of dedicated service to Uxbridge, Ed Maharay is retiring as our Town Moderator. My wife and I are writing to thank Ed for his service and to encourage you to join us in voting for  our former State Representative Kevin Kuros to succeed Ed as our next Town Moderator.

The election is on May 23rd, and of the three candidates, Kevin Kuros would be the best choice as our next town moderator. As you probably know, Kevin was our State  Representative for 8 years of perfect attendance.

In that time he was incredibly dedicated  to representing us as he did not miss a single vote. He has been part of literally thousands of votes and understands the parliamentary procedure and attention to detail. Interestingly, my wife and I don't always agree on every issue. What we do agree on is that Kevin Kuros would be an asset to have involved with the town. He is deserving of our and your support for town moderator on May 23rd.


the benefit of in-depth knowledge of the article.

My commitment to you as your Town Moderator will be to appoint (or reappoint) fiscally conservative, businessfriendly finance committee members. Uxbridge is geographically very desirable – mid-way between Worcester and Providence, plenty of developable land, at the intersection of two state roads, etc. I believe we are incredibly well positioned to increase our business tax base without dramatically changing the nature of the community. This means less dependence on personal property taxes, which helps all of us with our daily struggles with inflation. Sending the message that “Uxbridge is open for business!” is an important one, and a FinCom with the correct profile is part of that message.

Regarding the more visible role of Town Moderator – managing the Spring and Fall annual town meetings and any special town meetings – I am ready. As a member of the Legislature I participated in nearly 2000 roll call votes, plus hundreds of committee hearings. I understand spirited but respectful debate, the need for decorum, and the need to respect all opinions including those with which you disagree. I will be able to moderate fairly and impartially. I can avoid the unintentional bias that human nature injects into all that we do, as I do not have paying clients in town that may have articles such as street acceptances, historic district revisions, by-law changes, etc. appear before town meeting. I do not sit on any boards or organizations whose funding is included in the Town budget which will be reviewed by a FinCom that I appoint the majority. I have never been involved with litigation with the Town, as an attorney, a plaintiff, or a defendant. If elected I will:

• Moderate Town Meetings fairly and impartially.

• Institute best practices for Town Meetings. I regularly attended the town meetings of the towns I represented while in the Legislature, and saw what worked well in other communities. I will reconnect with the moderators and solicit their input to be the best moderator I can be.

• Reinstitute former Moderator Ken Redding’s tradition of accepting nominations for and awarding an “Uxbridge Citizen of the Year”. We need to celebrate what is great about Uxbridge!

• Appoint (or re-appoint) fiscally conservative, business-friendly Finance Committee members.

• Implement the MA House of Representatives rule of gavelling any Town Meeting speaker who refers to another attendee by name – the debate needs to be about the issues, not the people. Always.

In closing, I apologize for the length of this letter, but I’m passionate about good government and the town my wife Linda and I have lived in and raised our sons in for the past 24 years.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss my candidacy, please call or text me at (774) 495-0538. I humbly ask for your vote on May 23rd.

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Shinnick announces School Committee run

My name is Dave Shinnick, and I am running for School Committee in the May 23rd election. My wife, a former elementary school teacher, and I are parents of three young children, including a Taft kindergartener & preschooler. We are deeply invested in our district and passionate about the public education system in Uxbridge. I am reaching out to humbly request your vote and support.

I believe that a town's public schools are the heart of its community. Whether or not you have children in the district, own a home, or pay taxes, the happenings in our school district impact you, and I want to help make that impact as positive as possible. High-quality education and academics are critically important in preparing our children for life, and I am committed to ensuring that our district provides the best educational opportunities for all students.

This year, our district has made some positive improvements, including community outreach and expanding accessibility. I was personally excited to participate in feedback sessions and focus groups hosted by the administration. With nearly 30% of Uxbridge’s students qualifying as economically disadvantaged, it is encouraging to see us engage Project Bread to help identify ways to attain extra support. The piloting of the i-Ready program, which personalizes instruction for students, is a great step forward as it targets all students, including those above and below grade level.

Spartan Minds, focusing on mental health, is also an accomplishment to be proud of, especially due to modern social media and trends in adolescent mental well being.

To maintain momentum, we need to build on these positive steps and address some pressing issues. COVID-related learning loss has been a challenge faced by all districts, and we need to tackle it head-on. Prior to COVID, 53% of Uxbridge's 8th graders scored at least proficient on the MCAS assessment, but in 2022, that number dropped to only 31%. Whether it stems from academics, social emotional challenges, or has other root causes, we cannot afford to neglect this issue as it will worsen an already challenging situation. Performing well in handling this hardship will set us apart from other districts.

We also need to ensure that all students have the same opportunities, regardless of their needs, background, or learning styles. All of our students and staff deserve a safe learning environment, and I will work to ensure that our district is supportive of all students. Just as my wife has been actively involved in the Special Education Parent Advisory Council in town, I will work towards finding ways to support parents navigating the special education system.

Another important area of focus is our budget. We need to ensure that every dollar is used effectively and serves its best purpose. The budget process has improved year over year and we need to expand on that progress into next year. The budget and the District Improvement Plan should be closely aligned with clear strategies for investment. Updating and keeping the

Improvement Plan current should be a priority – it is currently two years old. Parents and taxpayers should know how it is funded and how we are progressing towards achieving it. If I am fortunate enough to earn your vote, I will be a responsible steward of the budget, knowing that the taxpayers of Uxbridge have entrusted the committee with their dollars.

Transparency, accountability, and communication are essential in all of these efforts. I am committed to being accessible and open to the community. Please visit my website at www. or reach out to me at if you would like to learn more about my background or focus areas. I also urge you to remember to vote on May 23rd and participate in the town meeting on May 9th.

Lastly, I will work passionately to improve our district, not just because my own three children will be in the district for the next 15+ years, but because I believe that all of Uxbridge’s youth deserve a quality education.

Thank you for your consideration, and I humbly request your vote.

Memorial Day Committee posts events

The Town of Blackstone’s Memorial Day Celebration will be held on Sunday, May 28th, 2023. As always, our event will kick off with our Memorial Day Parade sponsored by UniBank. The parade will step off from the Town Common at 1:00 p.m. The Parade will proceed down Main St. on to St. Paul St. and conclude with a Ceremony in front of Blackstone’s Municipal Center.

This year’s entertainment will be composed of three talented local groups. We will start at 2:30 p.m. with the wonderful talents of the BMR Jazz Band. They will be followed by The Live Music Band at 4:00 p.m. We will conclude our day of entertainment with Hot Acoustics at 7:00 p.m. followed by our beautiful fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. brought to you by Ocean State Pyrotechnics.

This year’s event will feature a Fire Truck Golf Ball Drop. The Committee will be selling golf balls as a fundraiser to help offset the cost of our event. You will be able to purchase golf balls; one ball for $5 or three balls for $10; at various community events as well as the day of the event. The Golf Ball Drop will take place at 6:30 p.m. at our event. There will be three prizes of

Northbridge Fire Department Annual

Spaghetti Supper

The Northbridge Fire Department will be hosting their annual Spaghetti Supper on Saturday, May 13th. Dine-in and pick-up options will be available between 4 p.m. & 8 p.m. at the current NFD Headquarters: 193 Main Street, Whitinsville. This will (hopefully!) be the last Spaghetti Supper held at the existing station as a new Fire Headquarters is currently under construction.

Members of the Northbridge Fire Department have prepared, served, and hosted this community event for over

25 years. Homemade meatballs, spaghetti, salad, bread, and dessert is $10 for children under 12 years of age and $12 for 12+ years. Kids under 5 eat for free! Prepayment is available online at in addition to payments being accepted in person at the event.

All funds raised will go directly towards the annual Northbridge Fireworks display to be held on Saturday, July 15, 2023, that is also organized by the Northbridge Fire Department. FMI contact:

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$250, $100, and $50. Please keep an eye on our Facebook to see where you can purchase golf balls.

This year we will also be holding two ceremonies on Saturday, May 27th,

the intersection of Mendon St. and Main St.

2023. These ceremonies will be held at the Civil War Monument located at the intersection of Canal St. and Bridge St. This ceremony will start at 1:00 p.m. This will be followed by a ceremony at Veteran’s Corner, which is located at

If you are interested in being in our parade, a vendor in Roosevelt Park, volunteer the day of our celebration, or would like to purchase golf balls please email the Committee at: and we will send you the information and/or applications. Applications can also be found at the Municipal Center and on the Town of Blackstone’s website. For up-to-date information follow the Committee on Facebook; Blackstone Memorial Day Celebration.

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Purgatory Chasm State Reservation May Calendar of  Events

All programs are free and open to the public. Bring water, wear sunscreen/ bug spray, and dress for the outdoors. Sturdy footwear is strongly recommended for hiking events. An adult must accompany all children. Inclement weather cancels hiking programs.

For more information call 508-2349610 or visit: locations/purgatory-chasm-state-reservation

Purgatory Chasm State Reservation is located at 198 Purgatory Road, Sutton MA 01590.

Please note that public programming may be affected by construction projects taking place within the park.


Mondays 2 pm – 3:30 pm

Discover our glacial past on this  1mile  hike to Little Purgatory. Explore evidence of the ice that blanketed this park over 10,000 years ago!  Meet at

the Visitor Center.  Suitable for ages 8 and above.  About one mile over moderate terrain.    KIDLEIDOSCOPE

Mondays 11 am to 12 pm

Join us each week for Kidleidoscope!

We will read a short book, followed by an outdoor activity. Afterwards, enjoy a craft that relates to the story. Each week has a new theme, stop by often!  Meet at the  field behind the Visitor Center.

Taft STEM host Fair @ Pout Pond

Join the Taft School STEM Team for the 2nd Annual Taft STEM Lab Brook Trout Release on Sunday, May 21st from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pout Pond. This year, we are adding a STEM fair to the event, food and yard games!

Designed for ages 3 to 6. Siblings are welcome. During inclement weather this will  be held in the Visitor Center.


Fridays 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Hiking trails are the heart of our park system and getting outdoors is a great way to exercise! Join us on this recreational hike with other like-minded people. Meet at the Visitor Center. Appropriate for ages 8 and above. About one mile over easy terrain.


Saturdays 11 am – 12 pm

Have you ever wondered where rocks come from? See a bunch of different rocks and find out more about where they have been and where they are going. Stay for five minutes or an hour. Meet in the  playground.  Appropriate for ages 4 and above. The program will be held in the Visitor Center during inclement weather.


Sundays  11  am – 12  pm

We can learn many things about how an animal lives by looking at its skull. Join us to look for clues about  how  different animals survive by examining their skulls. Stay for five minutes or an hour. Meet in the  playground.  Appropriate for ages 4 and above. The program will be held in the Visitor Center during inclement weather.


Fridays 11 am – 12 pm,  Saturdays 4 pm – 5 pm, Sundays 3 pm – 4 pm  Take a step back in time! Get an introduction to this unique park as we walk among the historic structures and geological features, jumping around the park’s history all the while.  Meet at the Visitor Center.  Suitable for ages 8 and above. Approximately one mile over easy terrain.

Happy Mother’s Day! Interpid Readers set meeting date

The May gathering for Intrepid Readers at the Simon Fairfield Public Library, 290 Main Street, Douglas, will take place on Tuesday, May 9th, 6:30 p.m. All are welcomed to join us to discuss Cokie Roberts'  Capital Dames, which documents the experiences, influence, and contributions of the women of Washington, D.C., during the American Civil War.

Call the Library, 508-476-2695, for a copy of the book, available in print and audio. Homemade treats will be offered, inspired by the Capital Dames.

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Park Revitalization efforts underway in Sutton

American Legion Park Revitalization Project Fundraising Efforts Sutton Recreational Resources, Inc., a 501(c)3 organization founded in 2019 by local residents with a sole purpose of improving the parks and playgrounds in Sutton, has undertaken a $200,000 fundraising campaign to revitalize the 3-acre American Legion Park, 7 Darling Lane, Manchaug Village, Sutton. This is the third revitalization project undertaken by this dedicated group in collaboration with the Town of Sutton.

A recent one-week successful raffle fundraising drive which kicked off at the Waters Farm Easter Egg Hunt last month and culminated with the pulling of the winners at the Park on Monday, April 10th, has pushed the total raised in pledges and cash receipts to date for the project to over $20,000, or 10% of the goal. The group needs your support. Information on the project can be found at suttonrec., including pledge and donation forms.

Donations of all amounts are accepted and can be made by cash, check, PayPal and UNIPAY. Winners of the raffle can be found on the website. The group extends its thanks to The Fattman Family for including us in the Waters Easter Egg Hunt, Market 32 for allowing us to fundraise at their location, and our generous raffle prize

donors: Bad Bisque Ceramics, Bek’s Fuels, Blackstone National Golf Course,, Goretti’s Supermarket, Heirloom Emporium, Luv-2-Play, Manchaug Mills, Market 32, Pizzeria Bruno, Rev Fitness, The Candy Shoppe, Tiny Leaf Designs, Tony’s Sutton Pizza, Vaillancourt Folk Art.

This project is a true community effort which will benefit families throughout the Blackstone Valley. Safe, clean, open play spaces accessible by all are vital to the socialization and development of children and provide a great space for residents of all ages to just enjoy a nice day. Make a donation today by cash, check, PayPal and UNIPAY. Together, we can make this conceptual project a reality.

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Milestone year for Douglas Historical Society BVCC presents Spring Concert

It is hard to believe but 50 years ago the Jenckes sisters – Helen and Mialma – showed great foresight and deeded their property and its contents on Main Street to the Society.

What was once a general store that offered almost anything a family in Douglas could need for their home and wellbeing is now the E.N. Jenckes Store Museum. Through the leadership of our organization’s boards and presidents past and

present, this treasure of the community and the greater Blackstone Valley has been protected for future generations.

It is not just the artifacts – from hand written ledgers that were used to track accounts to dry goods, penny candy and the newly invented washing machine, the Store Museum represents the coming together of community in a time before cars, computers, electronics & social media.

Since 1972 the Society has carried forward with its mission to maintain the general store as it depicts life during the 19th  and 20th  centuries and to promote research and education about the history of Douglas. Programs and tours, displays, appraisals and pot luck dinners are all part of what makes the Store Museum so special.

The last several years have been challenging as the pandemic closed our doors but now 2023 has us hard at work. A new roof was put on the main store at the end of 2021 and several big projects are underway: we began a multi-phase barn maintenance project in 2022 and repairs to our front porch and giving the buildings a fresh coat of paint are scheduled for 2023. More than half our current operating budget goes to our biggest expenses –general upkeep and paying for fuel oil to heat.

As the Society celebrates 50 years at the Store Museum we are asking everyone to consider making a donation to help us reach our anniversary fundraising goal of $25,000. No contribution is too small! Watch for more celebration details throughout the summer and please send your contribution to help us protect this gem of the Blackstone River Valley to the Douglas Historical Society at  P.O. Box 176, Douglas, MA 01516.

The Blackstone Valley Community Chorus will present their concert, “FOR THE BEAUTY OF THE EARTH”, on Sunday, May 21st, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. The concert will take place at Valley Chapel at 14 Hunter Road in Uxbridge. Admission is free, though donations are accepted and appreciated!

FOR THE BEAUTY OF THE EARTH includes music that celebrates nature and our relationship with the natural world. This concert is very special for the BVCC. This program was originally prepared during early 2020 and was never performed due to the beginning of the pandemic. The BVCC is very excited to finally be sharing this music with the community!

The Blackstone Valley Community Chorus is comprised of singers from towns throughout Central Massachusetts. Singing under the direction of Diane Pollard of Douglas, the BVCC has been committed to bringing varied musical performance opportunities to the Blackstone Valley for the past 19 years. Visit the BVCC on Facebook or at for more information.

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UHS educator to participate in selective teacher residency program

Uxbridge High School Principal Michael Rubin is proud to announce that science teacher Elliot Lui has been selected to the Teacher-in-Residence program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Mr. Lui is currently in his seventh year teaching physics at Uxbridge High School, where he also advises the robotics club and coaches the Science Olympiad team.

“I have personally seen Mr. Lui’s growth as an educator during his time with us at UHS,” said Mr. Rubin. “He is uniquely qualified to identify and support future physics teachers.”

“I want to motivate and encourage more science undergraduates to consider being a part of the exciting and everevolving field of physics education,” said Mr. Lui. “Like the rapid growth of scientific advancements and their application to our society and culture, the way science education is being taught effectively is also exciting and rapidly changing. My hope is that I can contribute to uplifting more people whose minds are already bright and innovating into this field and to bring many of these innovative ideas to the forefront of our discussions to help each other to be better teachers for future generations of scientists.”

The Physics Teacher Education Coalition supports this work through its partnership with WPI, with the mission “to improve and promote the education of future physics teachers" in light of the physics teacher shortage in the country. The Teacher-in-Residence program will allow Mr. Lui to be a promoter and men-

tor for the physics teaching profession, championing the responsibility of educating the next generation of scientists.

As part of the role he will remain an active member of the American Assn. of Physics Teachers, engage and lead the Teacher Advisory Group at WPI, and engage with aspiring educators through the Inspiring and Developing Educators Assn. (IDEA) at WPI.

Mr. Lui began his career as a teaching and lab assistant, moving into the field of education in a less traditional path. In recent years, he participated in the Masters in Physics for Educators program at WPI.

“What's rewarding about teaching at a school like Uxbridge is there is an apparent level of professional trust towards the educator and their understanding of their content area,” said Mr. Lui. “It provides

them with the freedom and opportunities to experiment with different ways of teaching your classes. I know that I've gradually changed aspects of my pedagogical style every year, from Project-based learning, to Stand-ards Based Grading, to Flipped Instruction, and now experimenting with Model-ling Instruction. Being able to see students excited, curious, and develop their scientific literacy through effective teaching is ultimately what's rewarding about this job.”

“As we combat the educator shortage nationally, we are grateful to have a tremendous team of teacher mentors and models at UHS, who support each other, our students, the district as a whole, and now the region and nation,” said Mr. Rubin. “For school leaders, it sometimes means working with teachers who can

grow into the profession. For Mr. Lui to now pay that forward is the ultimate tes-

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Uxbridge DAR honors young writers

Last month the Simeon Wheelock House (c. 1768) was filled to capacity with parents, grandparents, siblings and Deborah Wheelock Chapter members applauding two students from the Whitin Intermediary School.

Founded in 1890, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution has three missions: promote education, historic preservation, and patriotism. An American History essay contest has been sponsored since this committee was formed in 1956. Annually, thousands of students in private, public and parochial schools participate in this writing contest for students in grades 5 through 12.

The Deborah Wheelock Chapter is pleased the Whitin Intermediary School always participates and has produced Massachusetts State contest winners in the past! With teachers having many other claims on their time today, it is a testament to the devotion of one who willingly goes the extra mile, like Cathy O’Brien, who encouraged 7th graders Adeline Tartakoff and Mason Soucy of Uxbridge to write essays on being “A Delegate to the 2nd Continental Congress.”

Each student was invited to read their winning essay: Mason Soucy, son of

Stacia and Daniel Soucy, was the Chapter Runner-Up; Adeline Tartakoff, daughter of Morgan and Benjamin Tartakoff, was the Chapter and MDAR State winner for 2022.

Previously, Adeline had read her essay before several hundred ladies at the MDAR State Conference where she received a certificate, American His-

tory medal and $500 prize. To great applause of family and friends, each received a Chapter certificate and book about lives of important figures in the American Revolution. A reception followed to give attendees an opportunity to congratulate the young writers.

NSDAR has welcomed more than 1 million women to its ranks since 1890 as actively engaged participants in community service. The Deborah Wheelock Chapter, DAR, invites inquiries at deborahwheelockDAR@ .

On May 11th, 1970 the Douglas Historical Society was officially incorporated. On May 13th they will be celebrating there 53rd anniversary from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Store Museum.

Also in May, on the 23th they will be welcoming back to the E.N. Jenckes Store Museum Janice McIntyre from the Jenny Baby’s Doll Hospital. Janice is a Certified Doll Doctor and does doll repair and restoration

On May 27th, between 2 and 6 p.m. Two Quilts of Valor will be presented to two service men from the Blackstone Valley to honor their military service.

Garden Club to

welcome Dr. Robert Gegear at meeting

Dr. Gegear, an assistant professor of biology at UMass Dartmouth, is a spring favorite at Blackstone Valley Gardeners’ meetings. He has introduced us to the many varieties of bumble bees that inhabit our gardens (when we thought they were all the same!).

He has also spoken about creating a garden of native plants while explaining why the pollen from hybrid varieties does not satisfy the needs of our most important pollinating insects.

On Thursday, May 11th, at 7 p.m. Dr.

DHS welcomes public to events

The presentation will be at 2:30 p.m.

On June 10th the Rhubarbs Challenge is back. Sweet, savory, or condiment, the choice is yours. Entry forms and $5.00 will be each entry. Entries will be accepted between 10 am and 11 am, and judging will begin at 11 am.

The 2023 Yard Sales will be on the following dates; June 3rd and 17th, July 2nd, 16th and 30th and August 13th and 27th.

Watch for updates on Trivia nights, a Kiddie Karnival, bake sales, Oktoberfest, and of course our annual visit from Santa this year will be on 12/2/2023.

Gegear will expand our understanding of gardening by introducing the many different pollinators that are essential to the growth and health of our native flora. We will learn how to create gardens and landscapes that support these important members of our ecosystem.

The Blackstone Valley Gardeners, a 30 year old club, meets at the United Methodist Church, 61 Linwood Avenue in Whitinsville. For easy access to a meeting, enter through the parking lot that is behind the shops on the south side of Church Street and use the rear entrance to the church.

Gardeners from throughout the Valley are welcome at meetings free of charge as first-time guests, or may become members for $25 a year. The BVG is an active club, dedicated to the advancement of horticulture at home and in the community, as well as to the conservation of the environment. A spring plant sale, featuring plants from members’ gardens, supports the outstanding programs which are a highlight of club meetings.

Dr. Robert Gegear, is an assistant professor of biology at UMass Dartmouth. He has a special interest in bumble bees and other native pollinators.

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Uxbridge Free Public Library

May Calendar

The Uxbridge Free Public Library will host the following programs and activities. The library is located at 15 North Main St., Uxbridge, MA 01569 Telephone: 508-278-8624


On Saturday, May 13 at 10 a.m, join in at the library for a presentation on gardening with children for parents and

caregivers. Learn interesting tools, techniques and projects that children will love. Even the youngest child can benefit from learning to grow plants. This program from Blackstone Valley Veggie Gardens is supported by the Board of Library Trustees. Blackstone Valley Veggie Gardens offers lectures on a variety of gardening topics throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Visit our website calendar to register.


Don't have a library card? You can sign up for a CW MARS eCard at home right now — it provides immediate access to the library's online resources, like e-books and audiobooks on Libby

or Hoopla, newspapers like the T&G on Newsbank, and movies and documentaries on Kanopy! You can always upgrade your eCard to a physical library card by visiting the library. Apply for a CWMARS eCard and use it today:


Register now!

Gentle Flow Yoga - Mondays, May 1, 8, 15, and 22 at 7 p.m.

Let’s Get Growing Cannabis with Plant Guy eric - May 4 at 6 p.m. Cardmaking hands-On WorkshopMay 11 at 6:15 p.m.

Gardening with Children for Parents and Caregivers - May 13 at 10 a.m. PopUp Library at the Senior Center - May 18 at 11:30 a.m.

Let's Get Crafty: Adult Knitting Program - May 18 at 3 p.m.

Shawna Foundation Library Poetry

Tour: Katie Elizabeth - May 18 at 7 p.m. at the former Unitarian Church

Local Author Talk with Jan Krause Greene - May 20 at 10:30 a.m.

Myths and Miracles of Victorian Medicine with Janet Parnes - May 25 at 6:30 p.m.

Book-a-Librarian - Need help downloading e-books and using other library digital resources? Contact the library to book a 30-minute appointment with a librarian for hands-on tech assistance.

Wednesdays from 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.


Uxbridge Senior Center Book Club -

A Hundred Summers by Beatriz

Williams, May 2 at 1 p.m.

historical Fiction Book Club - The

Saints of Swallow Hill by Donna Everhart, May 16 at 3:30 p.m.

Bookies Book Club - The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton, May 22 at 6:30pm


Register now!

Teen Book-In-A-Bag (ages 13+) - Pick up your themed book-in-a-bag choice between May 1-15

Teen Miniature Painting (ages 12+)

May 13 at 11:30 a.m.

Teen Foldology Brain Teaser (ages 12+) - May 15 at 6 p.m.

Teen henna - (ages 12-19) May 18 at 6 p.m.

Ocean Candy Bar Bingo (Ages 6+)May 4 at 6 p.m.

Lego Challenge Build - May 9 & 23 at 4 p.m.

Build a Birdhouse (Ages 8-12) - May 10 at 3:30 p.m.

Music and Movement with Deb hudgins (all ages) - May 11 & 25 at 11


Flower Patch Artwork (ages 4-7)May 3 at 3:30 p.m.

Paint a Bird house (ages 4-7) - May 17 at 3:30 p.m.

STeAM with Buildwave - May 20 at 11:30 a.m.

Virtual Fortnite Tournament - May 22 at 6 p.m.

Nature’s Landscape Painting (ages 812) - May 24 at 3:30 p.m.

hives & honeybees (ages 3+) - May 25 at 4 p.m.

STORYTIMES (registration required):

Baby Storytime (0-2 years) -

Mondays, May 8 & 22 at 11 a.m.

Toddler/Preschool Storytime (2-4 years) - Monday, May 15 & Wednesday, May24 at 11 a.m.

Baby Bumble - Socialization playgroup (0-2 years) - Tuesdays, May 2 & 16 at 11 a.m.

Toddler Tumble - Socialization playgroup (2-5 years) - Tuesdays, May 9 & 30 at 11 a.m.


Crafty Wednesdays - Wednesday mornings and afternoons

Please visit the Library’s website at or call us at 508278-8624 to inquire about our upcoming programs or to register to attend! Many of our programs are supported by the Uxbridge Board of Library Trustees and the Friends of the Uxbridge Free Public Library.

New England Country Music Club dances

The New England Country Music Club has announced their May events. On Sunday, May 7th, "Rachel and the Western Partners" band will perform and on Sunday, May 21st, the "Farmhands" band will play.

Doors open at 12:15 p.m,, music 15 p.m. for both dances. Events will take place at the Progressive Club located at 18 Whitin St., North Uxbridge.


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Mother’s Day Tea included in Douglas Adult Social Center activities

The following activities will take place at the Douglas Adult Social Center. The center is located at 331 Main Street, Douglas. Phone: 508-4762283.


Monday - Painting class 9:45 to 11:45 a.m, Balance & Strength Exercise 12 p.m., Mat yoga 2 p.m.

Tuesday - Cribbage 9:30 a.m., Zumba 9:30 a.m., Bingo & lunch $4.00 11:30 a.m., Technology Class 1 p.m. by appointment only, Jenga or Giant Connect 4 @ 2 p.m.

Wednesday - Balance & Strength 10 a.m., Mahjong 1 p.m.

Thursday - Yoga 9:30 a.m., Hand & Foot cards 12:30 p.m.

Friday - Balance & Strength 10 a.m.


The center will be closed on Monday May 29th in observance of Memorial Day.


Good news our new van has been ordered! However, a delivery date is not available as of yet. We are hoping for a late fall, early winter date. Please call and let us know if you are planning

on using the van and how you will be using it. Shopping, medical appointments, or to visit the center. We are also trying to decide what we should call it. Please stop in or call the center to submit your ideas for our name the van contest.


On page 3 the emergency information sheets are available for you to fill out, or update. You can also call the center and we will fill in your information for you.


Many of you have had your benefits reduced. The DTA has new qualification's that may increase your benefits based on your Medical expenses. Please visit or call the center and we will assist you in filling out this new expense form. Patrice Rousseau; Director/Outreach Case Manager


• Wellness Clinic dates are Monday May 8th & Tuesday May 30th.

Appointments only between 10 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. Walk-ins welcome from 11:30 to 12:00 p.m. Please call the center to schedule @ 508-476-2283.

Sunshine Club hosts Spring Fling Sock Hop

The Douglas Sunshine Club is welcoming in spring on May 12th with a Spring Fling Sock Hop at the Douglas Adult Social Center. Bobby D will be the DJ featuring music of the 50’s and 60’s, In addition to good music, dancing and friendly conversation,  we will be serving ice cream sundaes. So come enjoy a fun evening with us from 5 to 8 p.m. The Douglas Adult Social Center is located at  331 Main St., Douglas. Please RSVP by calling 508-476-2283 to sign up.

In keeping with the season, we will also be holding a raffle that evening for a beautiful hand crafted wood picnic table just in time for outdoor activities! Built with hand picked wood exterior screws and bolts. Available in one of 3 styles. Ready for Memorial Day weekend. View one at the Picket Fence Restaurant, Soldier’s Field and the Family Orchard all in Douglas. Tickets available now through May 12th at the DASC or from members of the Sunshine Club. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20.00.

• Design your own hat! Wednesday May 3rd @ 11 a.m. Refreshments will be available. We have the hats, flowers, ribbons, etc… there is no charge for this event. Please call the center to sign up @ 508-476-2283. You can wear your hat to our Mother’s Day Tea.

• Mother’s Day Tea Luncheon Thursday May 4th @ 11:30 a.m. An assortment of finger sandwiches, salad & desserts will be served. There is no charge for this event. Wear your hat you made the day before, or wear your

favorite hat from home! Please call the center to sign up @ 508-476-2283.

• Hearing Aid Cleaning: Thursday May 4th @ 10 a.m. Please call the center to schedule your appointment to come in @ 508-476-2283. Darcy will be here until 11:00 a.m. and is always happy to assist you.

• Lunch & A Movie “We Have a Ghost” on Wednesday May 17th @ 12 p.m. Stuffed peppers will be available for lunch, $4.00 per person. Please call the center to sign up @ 508-476-2283 by 5/12.

• Let’s Go Fishing: Friday May 19th @ 10 a.m. Representative Joe McKenna & Mass Fish & Game invite you to Wallum Lake for a morning of fishing. They will be supplying all your fishing necessities. Bring a chair, a lunch, a friend and come have some fun. This is a FREE event. Fish can be fickle, so bring your luck!!!! We will be meeting at the lake, located on 107 Wallum Lake Rd. Douglas. The center will be closed this day.

• Mass EDP: Thursday May 25th @ 12 p.m. The Massachusetts Equipment Distribution Program will be here to

talk about their program that provides telephone equipment to people who have difficulties using the telephone due to issues such as hearing loss and or vision loss. They offer a wide variety of phones for people to be able to stay in touch by telephone. Refreshments will be served. Please call the center to sign up @ 508-476-2283.

Check our website for events that may not be listed here https://www.

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Plummer Place offers a variety of activities for area Seniors

Plummer Place is the home of the Northbridge Senior Center and is located at 20 Highland Street, Whitinsville. Phone: 508-234-2002 / Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m, Friday 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Plummer Place Café is now open! Chef Pete Sabourin is cooking lunch on Tuesdays and breakfast on Thursdays in our brand-new kitchen. There is a fee for each meal, $8 for lunch and $6 for breakfast and you must sign up for all meals at the front office. Chef Pete has many delicious meals planned, come in to pick up our monthly menu or call the office.


It’s not too late to buy your 120 Club tickets for this cycle. Tickets can be purchased at the Plummer Place front desk. FINE’s 120 Club has weekly

drawings for a chance to win $20 each week and your number gets put back in so you can win more than once. The grand prize drawing will be held on May 18th for a chance to win $500, $400, $300, $200 or $100. The new cycle begins on July 6th and goes through November 16th. Tickets for the new cycle go on sale on May 19th.


Scrabble players will meet on Mondays, May 8th and May 22nd at 10:00 a.m. We are always looking for new players! Call Jeanne to sign up.


Veterans Services Rep, Carl Bradshaw will be here on Tuesday, May 9th at 10:30 a.m. for his office hour.


Salmon VNA Blood Pressure Clinic, Tuesday, May 9th from 11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.


Book Club will meet on Wednesday, May 17th at 10:30am. Call Michelle to find out what book we are reading.


“Take a Hike” will meet Tuesdays, May 9th and May 23rd, weather permitting, destination to be announced. All walks start at 10:00am. Call Jeanne for more information.


“Music for Seniors by Howie Newman”, Wednesday, May 3rd from 1:002:00 p.m. Howie has been entertaining us at the Center for several years and is always a favorite. Howie brings music and laughter through his original songs. Light refreshments will be served, sign up at the front office. Howie’s program is supported in part by a grant from the Northbridge Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass

Cultural Council, a state agency.


Dull Men’s Club, Friday May 5th from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Are you looking for an opportunity to share your thoughts and experiences or listen to a speaker or enjoy some trivia or jokes? Come and see if our newest program is for you! Coffee and donuts are on us! Please contact Amy to sign up.


Mother’s Day Tea with Janet Parnes, Thursday, May 11th 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Janet Parnes is back with her portrayal of the first female cabinet secretary, Frances Perkins. Frances was a confidante of FDR and described as a principled politician, admired by her contemporaries. Don’t miss learning about this remarkable woman, sipping on some delicious tea and enjoying good company! Sign up in the main office.


Caring Community presentation by the Worcester County DA’s office, Wednesday, May 17th 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Our guest speaker from the DA’s office will discuss creating a safe environment for seniors within community settings and eliminating bullying and stigmas in the community. Light refreshments, sign up at the main office.


New Leaves Duo Concert, Friday, May 19th 10:00-11:00 a.m. Join us in welcoming back a favorite duo at Plummer Place! Enjoy the music of Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, John Denver, Neil Diamond, Johnny Cash and more! Light breakfast refreshments, sign up in the main office.

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Uxbridge Senior Center Calendar

The following is a list of activities for the Uxbridge Senior Center located at 36 South Main Street in Uxbridge.


We are looking to see if there is an interest in playing Bridge at the senior center. If so, please call 508-278-8622. Bemis Farms will be coming to the senior center on Wed. June 7th @ 1:00 pm making a June Living Firepit! You must RSVP for this event by May 31st. Cost is $25 per person and space is limited. You must also stop by the center to pay at time of sign-up. Thank you for your cooperation!


Tuesday, May 2nd – 1:00 p.m.

Uxbridge Library Book Club. They will be discussing A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams. *Note date change for month of May only.


Wednesday, May 3rd and Make up class May 10th – 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

New 8-week Meditation Class continues at the Center with Dr. Tapscott.


Thursday, May 4th – 10:30 a.m.

Veterans’ Services with Carl Bradshaw by appointment only. Call 508-2788622 to sign up.


New Zumba & Low Impact Exercise

Classes starting up Thursday, May 4th!

Zumba is from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. and Low Impact Class 2:45 – 3:45 p.m. All classes are held at the McCloskey School at 62 Capron Street. Please visit the center to sign up and pre-register. No classes on May 18th & May 25th.


Friday, May 5th – 12:00 pm – Lunch & Learn with Chief Montminy. Guest

speaker will be Julie McMurray from the Alzheimer’s Association with a brief overview of Dementia, warning signs, importance of a diagnosis & treatment resources. Be sure to RSVP.


Monday, May 8th – 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Hobby Lobby Shopping Trip with Sally. Sign-up early as seating limited.


Mondays, May 8th, 15th & 22nd – 1:30 p.m. – Water Color Painting with Susan Franz. Please call ahead to sign up and let us know if you will be joining us for lunch. $6.00 donation per class. Please Note: See front desk when signing up. Payment is due upon signup. Thank you for your cooperation!


Tuesday, May 9th – 1:00 p.m. Benefit Enrollment Specialist – Tri-Valley, Inc. Call the senior center to book an appointment with Katelynn Wackell.

Next date will be June 13th.


Tuesday, May 9th – 7:00 p.m.– Spring Town Meeting at Valley Chapel.

Wednesday, May 10th – 5:00 p.m. - The Uxbridge Elderly Connection will be holding their Annual Meeting at the Senior Center. We will be reviewing the Annual Report and election of Board of Directors members. Any member of UEC interested in running for the Board should contact Director Lisa Bernard or Phyllis Dunn at the senior center. The Uxbridge Elderly Connection is the fundraising arm of the senior center and provides financial funding for some of the senior center’s activities and programs. Please join us!


Friday, May 12th – Annual Mother’s Day Celebration sponsored by the Uxbridge Elderly Connection Inc. Tim Brooks, The Crooner at Large will be here to entertain us! Call ahead to reserve your lunch.


Tuesday, May 16th – 1:30 p.m. –Making Spring Wreath with Sally $7.00 each. See front desk – Payment is due upon sign-up.


Wednesday, May 17th – 12:15 p.m. Outing to the Worcester Woo Sox vs Philadelphia Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs. Van leaves the senior center at 10:30 a.m. Seating is limited.


Thursday, May 18th – 11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. – “PopUp Library”. Books will be on display to check out, library card sign-ups, book hold pick-ups, etc. This program being offered by the Uxbridge Free Public Library.


Monday, May 22nd - 1:30 p.m. – “Ask the Attorney” with Attorney Ralph Tepper by appointment only. Please Call 508-278-8622 to schedule your appointment.


Tuesday, May 23rd – 9:00 a.m.SHINE Appointments available for health insurance questions with Pat Nectow. Please call 508-278-8622 to schedule.


Wednesday, May 24th – 1:30-3:30 p.m. BINGO at the Uxbridge Senior Center. Join us for a fun afternoon of BINGO & cash prizes! Packet of 10 games for $10.00. Let us know if you’d like to join us for lunch on this date by calling or stop in to RSVP. Transportation is available. Please Note:  See front desk as payment is due upon signup. Thank you for your cooperation!


Friday, May 26th and Monday, May 29th – The Senior Center will be closed in observance of Memorial Day. We will re-open on Tuesday, May 30th.


Tuesday, May 30th - 11:00 a.m. – 12:00

p.m. – Ask the Nurse Free Blood Pressure Clinic with Nancy Favulli, Salmon Health VNA. RSVP to participate and to join us for lunch.


Wednesday, May 31st – Movie Trip to Blackstone Valley 14 Cinema De Lux with lunch at Wendy’s. Senior movie ticket price: $7.75 and popcorn & soda $4.50 – Movie and times to be advised and space is limited on the van.


Card Game played on Monday and BINGO on Wednesday during our congregate lunches. No BINGO on 17th & 24th.

COMPUTER CLASSES: Computer Class Tutoring every Monday @ 3:00 p.m. by appointment only.

Please call ahead to sign up.


Hannaford grocery shopping every Tuesday. Pick up begins at 8:30 a.m. Please sign up in advance by calling us at 508-278-8622 to reserve your seat on the van.


Knitting Club every Tuesday @ 1:30 p.m. – Come join the fun!


1st and 3rd Wednesdays – May 3rd & 17th – Bank & Pharmacy Rides. Please call at least 24 hours in advance.

2nd & 4th Thursdays – May 11th & 25th – 8:30 am - Shaws/Ocean State Shopping Rides. Please call at least 24 hours in advance.


Wednesdays - “Canasta” Hand, Knee Foot Card Game 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. They will have a game on Friday, May 19th but No Canasta on May 17th & 24th

MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION: Accepting appointments. Call 508278-8622 to schedule your rides.

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Upcoming Spring activities at Whitinsville Social Library

The following programs will take place at the Whitinsville Social Libary this month. The library is located at 17 Church Street in Whitinsville.

Hours: Monday-Thursday: 10 AM-8 PM, Friday 10 AM-5 PM, Saturday 10 AM-2 PM NOTE: Closing early at 7 PM on Tuesday 5/2 for the Spring Town Meeting.


Our summer reading program for all ages begins June 26th. This year’s theme is “Find Your Voice!”

Registration for our summer reading challenge is open on Beanstack. Download the app in your app store and sign up to earn prizes.


Read the Telegram & Gazette for free Whitinsville Social Library patrons have free online access to NewsBank.

This resource gives access to over 250 newspapers. Go to the library’s website to get the link and learn more.


Mondays & Thursdays from 10:30-11

Ages 1-6

Join Miss Heather inside the library for Storytime! Join us in the Children's Room as we read about a variety of topics, sing, play games, and do a fun activity or take home craft! Both storytime sessions will have the same craft or activity. Space is limited, registration is required. Registration opens one week prior to the event.

Music and Movement with Deb hudgins

Wednesdays from 10:30-11 a.m.

Ages 1-5

Join WSL inside the library for Music

and Movement with Deb Hudgins! Deb Hudgins will be back with her Preschool Music & Movement Program with the Whitinsville Social Library. There will be plenty of singing, dancing, games, stories and fun for everyone! Space is limited, registration is required. Registration opens one week prior to the event. The historian is In Wednesdays from 2-3 p.m. Drop-in between 2-3 on Wednesdays to get in-person assistance with your local history research from historian Carol Brouwer.

Tween & Teen Take and Makes Wednesdays

Ages 9-17

Check out our weekly take and make craft kits for tweens and teens! Pick up your craft kit on Wednesdays at the library, then take home your craft kit to make in your own time. This program is for tweens and teens ages 9-17.

Registration is required. Registration opens one week prior to the event. Register at:


Baby Bounce

Fridays from 10:30-11 a.m.

Ages 0-2

Join Miss Heather in the children’s room of the library for Baby Bounce! Bring a blanket or something to sit on as we read some fun books, sing songs and rhymes, and other fun activities. Space is limited, registration is required. Registration opens one week prior to the event. Register at:

Fiction Book Club

Tuesday 5/16 at 6 p.m.

May’s book is “Wrong Place Wrong Time” by Gillian McAllister. Books are

available for pick up at the library. Ebooks are available via Overdrive/Libby. Meeting takes place at the library. Snacks related to the book will be provided. Registration required.

Memoir Book Club

Wednesday 5/17  at 6 p.m.

Join us in a discussion of an inspiring memoir. Books will be available for pick up at the library. Ebooks are available via Overdrive/Libby. Meeting takes place at the library. Snacks related to the book will be provided. Please register.

Adult Craft Night

Monday 5/22 at 6 p.m.

Learn the exciting craft of needle felting and make your own creation. For ages 18+. Registration open 4/25.

Graphic Novel Book Club

Wednesday 5/25 at 3:00 p.m.

Join Miss Heather to discuss May’s graphic novel pick, Song of the Sea' by Samuel Sattin. We will discuss the book, have snacks, and do a fun craft based on the book. Registration is required. Register at: www.tinyurl. com/EventsAtWSL

St. Peter Parish events announced

Saint Peter Parish in Northbridge will be holding several upcoming events including a Trivia Night, Friday, May 5th at the Knights of Columbus, 77 Prescott Road in Whitinsville. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased in advance or at the door. Get your tickets early, seating is limited! There will be a cash bar, food for purchase and a 50/50 raffle. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the Trivia Game starts at 7:00 p.m. Cash prize for the winning team. Come with your family & friends for a night of fun and see who will be Saint Peter’s Trivia Champions!

A Meatloaf Dinner on Saturday, May 20th starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Bring you family and friends for a wonderful meal and meet some new friends! Tickets are $15 per dinner and include salad and dessert. To go meals will be available for pick up at 5:00 p.m. and all orders must be purchased in advance. “Pay It Forward” purchase an extra dinner and we will deliver it to someone in need in our local community. Please call the parish office at 508234-2156 or email parishoffice@ to purchase tickets or if you have any questions for either Trivia Night or Dinner event.

Yard Sale & Vendor Fair Saint Peter’s Parish, 39 Church Avenue, Northbridge will be holding a Yard Sale and Vendor Fair on Saturday, June 3rd, 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the church lawn, rain or shine. Come with your family and friends for the day and join us for lunch. Our yard sale will have local vendors and all types of treasures, including furniture for sale. There will be a play area for the kids. FMI contact the office: 508-234-2156 or email:

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Uxbridge H.S. Student Council receives Top National Award

For its exemplary record of leadership, service and activities that improve the school and community, the Uxbridge High School Student Council has been recognized as a 2023 National Gold Council of Excellence by the National Student Council (NatStuCo). The NatStuCo program is supported by its parent organization, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).

Comprised of students across all five of UHS’ grades and committed to supporting links between school and community, and under the direction of Ms. Sheila Bernard, the UHS Student Council tirelessly works to promote and foster school spirit, connections to community, and service to others. The

Student Council at UHS coordinates school-wide events such as Spirit Week and Homecoming Dance, collects donations for the food pantry, coordinates partnerships with underserved populations, and volunteers to help teachers tidy classrooms. The Council regularly recognizes staff members, administrators, and other community organizations through its ongoing outreach and activities, and the Council is often called upon to support community initiatives.

“Exceptional student councils are a hallmark of exceptional schools,” said NASSP CEO Ronn Nozoe. “The Uxbridge High School council has taken student leadership to the next level, creating a culture promoting

scholarship and citizenship that resonates far beyond their team. I’m delighted to recognize their hard work with the National Gold Council of Excellence Award for their commitment to service, leadership and uplifting the voices of their peers.”

“In modeling the standards of the Student Council, particularly in the past year, the students have sought a level of inclusiveness, reaching out to less represented groups, supporting efforts with unified athletics, and creating ways for the school to connect beyond its academic mission,” said UHS Principal Michael Rubin, who also serves as the NASSP State Coordinator for Massachusetts. “The students are always in search of new ways to create and tether

Beginning Bridges helping children & families

Beginning Bridges CFCE ‘s vision is that children, youth, and families reach their full potential now and in the future. Our mission is to work with families and community partners to create the conditions for children, youth and families to thrive socially, academically and economically.

Beginning Bridges CFCE has funding for the towns of Mendon, Northbridge, Upton & Uxbridge. Currently, our FREE comprehensive services include weekly indoor and outdoor parent/child playgroups.


Registration is required for all upcoming events. Links can be accessed at: or contact Emily Murray at 508-2785110 or

• Mondays - Fridays, Parent Child Playgroups, 9:00 to 10:45 am, at the Uxbridge Playcenter, 9 North Main Street, Uxbridge, lower left office.

• Wednesday, 05/03/23, Coffee and Conversations, 9:15 to 10:15 am at Taft Public Library, 29 North Ave in Mendon, an informal playtime where families will be able to build social connections, learn about early childhood development and family friendly resources. Muffins from Muffin House Cafe will be provided. Please stay for the 10:30am Puppet Storytime.

• Tuesday, 05/09/23, Music & Movement with Deb Hudgins, 9:30 to 10:00 am at the NEW Upton Town Library. Check Library website FMI

• Tuesday, 05/16/23, Parent Education

– How to Organize a Babysitting Coop, virtually 7:00 - 8:00 pm via Microsoft Teams. Interested in learning about how you could earn free babysitting time while your children play with friends? Check the Beginning Bridges website for registration information.

• Wednesday, 05/17/23, Music & Movement with Deb Hudgins, 10:30 to 11:0 0am at Whitinsville Social Library. Check Library website for registration information.

relationships with other schools in our district, community organizations, and even the staff. I am beyond proud of this recognition and am humbled by the efforts of the students and their advisor.”

“The students that I get to work with on a daily basis are exceptional,” said Mrs. Bernard. “The number of hours that they put into helping our school and community are countless. They put others before themselves, and strive to make our school, community, and the world a better place. It is a pleasure to advise them. The growth they make each year as individuals and as a group makes me proud. They are the future leaders of our world, and I am confident they will continue to make changes to make our world a better place for all.”

This year’s student officers include President Matthew DiLibero, Vice President Luke Esposito, Secretary Morgan Ouellette, Treasurer James Bernard, Historian Ben Roerden, PR Meghan Smith, and Delegates Kellen Lachapelle and Abby Oliveira. Some of the organization’s events that led to this award include their organization of the

annual Homecoming events and pep rally, volunteer efforts at town meetings, providing support for youth events across town, promoting inclusion through their partnership with Special Olympics Massachusetts, and engaging in town-wide cleanups. UHS has earned Gold or Silver Council Awards at the state level each year since 2013; this marks the first National recognition for UHS.

“Truly, this recognition tells the rest of the nation what we already know about UHS: our students are among the best anywhere,” said Mr. Rubin. “Ms. Bernard’s influence as an advisor, the community-centered focus, and the willingness of this Council to find ways to enhance our school can serve as a model for schools across the U.S. In fact, when I mentioned that we had earned this distinction to the state Student Council coordinator [Middleborough High School Principal Paul Branagan], he shared that he was not surprised. Clearly, Ms. Bernard and UHS’ reputations precede themselves!” For more information about NASSP visit or call 703-860-0200.

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high honors

Ammar Alomar, Bradley Anderson, Iain Andrews, Connor Antobenedetto, Nicholas Arruda, Clarah Avery-Boyer, Ava Bazinet, Aubrey Beland, Gabriela Belanger, Ava Cahill, Hadassah Calixto, Susana Casper, Isabela Chapman, Skylar Daniels, Foao de Souza-Rodrigues, Parker Dery, Miranda El Turkamani, Ava Fenner, Daniel Ferreira, Alyssa Friis, Savhannah Gassett, Allie Gauthier, Nathan Goryl, Cameron Gray, Brian Guertin, Matthew Hicks, Jordan Hilgenberg, William Hinchcliffe, Samantha Huth, Brooklyn Kaferlein, Emrie Kling, Madison Labonte, Julie Lafontaine, Joshua Lavergne, Charlotte Lewis, Sydney Loiselle, Mary Lowrey, Dominic Mastroianni, Braelyn Matheson, Adam Morrissette, Benjamin O’Neill, Mia Ouellette, Emma Peloquin, Lauren Pitner,

Charlie Roy, Hannah Samolinski, Rachel Scott, Chawanvi Sillapachairuang, Maddilyn Silva, Caroline Simonds, Lelia Sjogren, Annabel Smutok, Sarah Stark, William Stark, Gabriel Stone, Kai Torku, Kumani Torku, Samuel Weeks, Phoenix Zereski honors

Aaron Alves-Thomas, Lilliana Ambrosino, Addie Blood, Aubrey Bouchard, Blake Burr, Madison Cammuso, Alex Channing, Dolan Comforti, Aiden Costigan, Ashton David, Dylan Demers, Ethan DeVito, Abigail Donahue, Emma Frazier, Brianna Fuoss, Caleb Gaulitz, Olivia Gauthier, Lindsay Genoa, Mallorie Hallfelder, Ian Heim, Matthew Hicks, Brynn Hosley, Lucas Jastremski, Tyler Joyce, Maxwell Kammerer, Logan Lalakidis, Mathias Lalakidis, Mary Lowrey, Lilianna McClintock, Nathan Oliveira, Vibhav Patel, Caiden Pellegrino, Nicolis Polselli, Aidan Power, Noah Samolinski, Kole Silvestro, Lukas Tierney, Erik Ward, Madison Webber, Benjamin Yoffe

honorable Mention

Stephen Bouvier, Connor Brooks, Joseph Cascella, Sofia Denietolis, George Eissa, Nathan Harris, Elaina Horgan, Brooke Hosley, Katherine Pratt, Frederick Romano, Eliassa Roy, Caleb Russell, Samuel Trottier, Zachary Veneziano, Aryannah Vespa, Kaleb Wallace, Addison Whitney


high honors

Aidan Arsenault, Ella Bain, Novelle Bousquet, Boyalla, Gaurav, Sebastian Bradwin, Lauren Cabral, Morgan Charbonnier, Kason Chludenski, , Hunter Douangsavanh, Heidi Doyon, Brady Esposito, Alison Fleming, Zachary Fortier, Kendall Gilmore, Lola Grube, Kling, Isaac, Ethan LaChapelle, Lily Laliberte, Julianna Lopes, Daniel Mach, Brayden Mackin, Niamh McSweeney, Erin O’Day, Julia Okenquist, Keira Paul, Liam Powers, Liam Ramirez Palmer, Jake Richardson, Jacob Rivet, Erin Roche, Brian Stumpf, Andrew Tamsky, Eabha Twohig-Mann, Grady Walsh, Austin Walusiak honors

Alexander Aldrich, Jeramy Barry, Amelia Blood, Malaika Cabrera, Carlos Cante Hernandez, Colin Dwyer, Joshua Fontes, Sophia Freire, Caleb Gonyea, Mazen Hamza, Cameron McIsaac, Migui Medeiros, Yosselin Alfero Ramirez, McKenna Savage, Camron Savoie, Riley Spicer, Zachary Tilton, Sydney Vanderzicht, Cody Veneziano, honorable Mention: Camden Bartlett, Lyla Burrill, Kaleb Chabot, Adriana Cugini, Logen Erickson, Jacob Ethier, Camden LaChapelle, Wilson Obiocha, Matthew Perron, Alex Rivera, Jullian Rosenburg, Jonathan Sene, Jacob Tavares, GRADE 10

high honors

Ali Alomar, Maria Aprili, Elyse Bouchard, Sydney Daniels, Maxwell Deary, Rogan Devlin, Timothy Devlin, Bailey Dzivasen, Evelyn Ferreira, Ewan Fortin, Katharine Fox, Lillyanna

Gallant, Alicia Gauvin, Shane Gilmore, Addison Griffiths, Shane Guillette, Alyson Haley, Matthew Hinchcliffe, Thatcher Kling, Sumeyye Koyuncu, Milla Mace, Macen Martone, Aidan Nolan, Darren Oliver, Danielle Olson, Natalie Orr, Brianna Pare, Olivia Pirrotta, Maxwell Roy, Stella Roy, Alanna Russell, Hunter Schiller, Dominic Silva, Michael Stark, Landon Sweet, Denning Yoffe


Victoriana Chapman, Joao Fernando De Oliveira, Liam Kaferlein, Shawn Lemovitz, Hunter Levesque, Milla Mace, Diya Patel, Bruno Sampaio, James Sanford, Colin Spencer, Ashton Watt

honorable Mention

Caylie Bourque, Charles Criscola, Jenna Devine, Hunter Fontaine, Chase Henault, Isadora Malta, Awwab Mohamed, Abigaile Oliveira, Jack Sullivan, Caroline Usenia, Julia Wilczewska GRADE 11

high honors

Rylie Beland, James Bernard, Dylan Bibeault, Aidan Blood, Benjamin Bourgeois, Kathryn Cahill, Braden Cammuso, Cameron Caso, Emma Demers, Brynn Doherty, Syrianna Douangsavanh, Jack Emmons, Luke Esposito, Madison Fairweather, Olivia Gray, Oliva Holden, Catherine Hughes, Samantha Jones, Kellen Lachapelle, Grace Linsley, Jessica Lutton, Aiden MarquezLeRoy, Sara Morton, Brianna Moss, Gage Nichols, Sean O’Day, Ella Pezzullo, Phetmany Phianesin, Phoenix Cooper, Avari Powers, Lukas Ritacco, Benjamin Roerden, Payson Roy, Mason Sanford, Lincoln Schiller, Christopher Szajna, Siobhan Twohig-Mann, Emma Walker, Zoe Wojnowski, Greyson Yarger


Rosario Astorga, Mason Baptista, Dylan Bibeault, Luke Boisvert, Parin Boyalla, Ashley Brodeur, Emma Demers, Matthew DiLibero, Jack Emmons, Luke Esposito, Andrew Flynn, Nathan Fuoss, Jalyn Gingras, Brianna Hughes, Samantha Jones, Cassidy Leach, Kamryn Leroy, Jackson Livingstone, Iris Marcello, Luke McCuin, Bradley Sadd, Mason Sanford, Matthew Thayer, Cheyanne Uvezian, Emma Walker, Brayden Wilcox

honorable Mention

Rosario Astorga, Veda Cotter, Luke Dow, Jalyn Gingras, Kevin Graveson, Catherine Hughes, Elizabeth Lewis, Luke McCuin, Nathan Noyes, Frank Osimo, Jack Phoenix, Jospeh Romasco, Bradley Sadd, Matthew Thayer, Ellie Thompson, Cheyanne Uvezian GRADE 12

high honors

Bruce Alberto, Maren Anderson, Samara Barry, Lily Brayman, Kelsey Brooks, Victor CardosoCollins, Julie Compston, Sophie Compston, Sean Costa, Joshua Cristina, Myah DeLang, Jessie DeMalia, Jason Fontes , Carl Nathan Gallawan, Evan Grube, Avery Guillette, Samantha Hinchcliffe, Paige Irving, Tia Jacobs, Sameer Khan, Eleanor Kimball, Lex Lovell, Alan Mages, Patrick McDonnell, Isabella Nolan, Grace Orr, Morgan Ouellette, Alexandria Patterson, Kylie Paul, Laela Pendleton, Julia Philbrook, Audrey Phillips, Olivia Phillips, Casey Prior, Chris Reid, Tyler Richardson, Aidan Russell, Abigail Sanches, Sadie Schultzberg, Meghan Smith, Troy Spencer, Jack Tasick, Sabrina Tibedo, Madison Tousignant, Lindsay Vario, Megan Wingfield


Katie Cullen, Logan Donnelly, Sophia Ellenberger, Colleen Kenny, Sameer Khan, Tyler McIsaac, Edson Mendes, Gianna Noyes, Matthew O’Neill, Zachary Oliveira, Aidan Ross, Makayla Ross, Khalil Torku

honorable Mention

Tyler Erickson, Anthony Fair, Tanner Gauthier, Drew Gniadek, Ryan Labonte, Nathan Lauze, Timothy Makynen, Trevor Masnyk, Kate Matthews, Tyler Picotte, Nolan Ray, Theodore Rigney, Isabella Ristaino, Kaydence Small, Jack Trask, Braeden Watt, Coral Young

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Letters to the Editor_______________________________________ A proven public servent, right for your vote

Dear editor, Kevin Kuros is running to be the next Uxbridge Town Moderator. Kevin has served his community on the Select Board (5 years), School Building Committee (9 years), Education Foundation (5 years) and State Representative (8 years). During his tenure as our State Representative, Kevin NEVER missed a roll call vote - 1959 straight. Kevin spent 6 of those years on the municipalities committee where he saw the challenges faced by communities across the Commonwealth. Kevin made a practice of attending Town Meetings in all

the communities he represented allowing him to bring a "best practices" approach to Uxbridge.

Kevin is a fiscal conservative who will appoint Finance Committee members who will represent the Uxbridge taxpayers. Kevin was a Select Board member in 2008 when the first Town Financial Policy stipulating a minimum Stabilization fund balance was adopted. Kevin was also a proponent of the current practice to move Free Cash to Stabilization at the beginning of each Town Meeting, thereby requiring a higher threshold to spend funds.

Kuros best choice for moderator

Dear editor,

Kevin is well versed in the Town Charter and parliamentary procedure.

Kevin will moderate our meetings in an inclusive, unbiased manner that will garner trust, respect, and promote proper decorum.

Kevin has the experience, integrity, and leadership to be our next Town Moderator. Please vote for Kevin Kuros at the annual town election on Tuesday, May 23, 2023.

Respectfully, Kim and Peter DeMers

Vote for community-minded leadership at TM

Fellow Uxbridge Residents,

My name is Chris Mills and I am also writing on behalf of my wife Melissa. We have been Uxbridge residents since 2013, our kids moved into the school system, and have since moved on, and we started a small business in town in 2015 called Great Stories Comics and Games, and have been very happy and blessed to be living in such a beautiful community with great neighbors and friends. Ten years later, we both feel that we made the best possible decision to make roots here with all of you.

When we arrived in town, our oldest became friends with then State Representative Kevin Kuros’ son, and that relationship opened the door to getting to know him and his family on a surface level, and when we opened our business in 2015, Kevin was right by our side in support of that opening getting as much attention for a proper start as we could. The gesture was

small to him, but immeasurably appreciated by my wife and I. After all, he was a busy public servant with many responsibilities serving thousands in his district and up on Beacon Hill, but one thing shown through. He always had time for constituents that could use a helping hand.

Following that, as the kids grew in friendship, we also grew in our relationship and I am proud to say that both Kevin and his wife Linda remain very close personal friends, and people that I feel I can count on unconditionally.

Kevin’s integrity, loyalty, and values are hallmarks of his character, and when I found out he was planning on becoming a candidate for the position of Town Moderator, I was excited for our town. I can think of no better person that cares more for his community, and who can be trusted more for appointing the Financial Committee members (a hugely important role of

moderator) that will safeguard the people and make this community even stronger than it is today. As a public servant, Kevin always struck an independent stance against machine politics (even within his own party), working foremost for the good of the people. That kind of free-thinking is something to be admired and encouraged in those roles, and we will need leadership in our town that does not play favorites and quid pro quo games.

In closing, I would just thank you all for giving me (and my wife) an opportunity to speak on behalf on Kevin’s candidacy, as well as your consideration for placing your trust in him, as you have done before. I believe that trust will be returned with steady and community-minded leadership that we all hope to see from our next Town Moderator.


I am writing this in support of candidate Kevin Kuros for the position of Town Moderator for the Town of Uxbridge. I have known Kevin for many years. My first introduction to Kevin was when our young sons played on opposing youth baseball teams where Kevin volunteered to be coach. As you can imagine, this is a challenging role where coaches must navigate having difficult conversations with game officials, and overly assertive and vocal parents. Kevin consistently demonstrated professionalism, exceptional courtesy, respect and restraint.

Kevin served in the Massachusetts House of representatives from 2011 to 2018 representing the 8th Worcester County District covering Bellingham, Blackstone, Millville, and Uxbridge. He served on various committees where he honed his skills as a fair and skilled communicator. This experience alone has uniquely prepared Kevin for the Town Moderator position as it requires that one have the ability to move the meeting along, allow for free and open discussion, run the meeting

by the rules, treat the members respectfully and fairly, and get the meeting done.

This year, there is competition for the post of moderator. I do not really know the other candidate, but I see that he is an attorney in the town. As I am a current member of the Uxbridge Planning Board, I know that it is not uncommon for attorneys to represent various businesses at Town Boards. This may prove to be challenging for him as moderator in the event there is discussion and debate on an article where he has represented or opposed that entity.

In closing, I believe that Kevin Kuros is right candidate, at the right time for Moderator for the Town of Uxbridge. His experience, fairness and genuine focus on ensuring good government is exactly the recipe for success that we need. I ask that the residents of Uxbridge join me and vote for Kevin Kuros as Moderator for Town of Uxbridge.

Thank you. Rory St. Pierre, Uxbridge

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Douglas Pack 316 hold Annual Blue & Gold Ceremony

The Cub Scouts from Douglas Pack 316 recently held their annual Blue and Gold ceremony at the Douglas High School. The Blue and Gold is a celebration of the Anniversary of Scouting. It brings families together for an evening of fun and recognition. Highlights of the evening included skits from each den and all the scouts in the Pack were recognized for their accomplishments and progress toward ranks.

The evening concluded with a special Pack 316 Arrow of Light Ceremony. Pack 316 had eight Arrow of Light recipients this year, they are: Patrick Campo, Cillian Collins, Ashton Crowley, Matthew Hochen, Zachary Johnson, Jack Ouillette, Cameron Trudeau, and Michael Valliere. Receiving the Arrow of Light is the culmination of

a Cub Scout’s career. It is the highest award that a Cub Scout can earn and is the only Cub Scout emblem that can be worn on a Boy Scout uniform. During the ceremony, the scouts received their emblems. They also presented a special Arrow of Light pin to a parent as a way of thanking them for the support they received throughout their Cub Scouting years. Before crossing the bridge to Boy Scouts, the Arrow of Light recipients were honored with a special slide show highlighting their Cub Scout journey. Representative Joseph McKenna and Senator Ryan Fattman addressed the families and scouts and recognized the Pack’s Arrow of Light recipients for their accomplishments with congratulatory letters from the House and Senate.

Pack 316 would like to congratulate all of its scouts and wish the Arrow of Light recipients the best as they start their Boy Scouting journey with Troop 316! The Pack would like to thank Kristen Johnson who was the leader for the Arrow of Light den up through their Wolf year, for the time she spent volunteering with the Pack and the leadership she provided to the den. The Pack would also like to thank Ashley Valliere who was the leader for the Arrow of Light den for their Bear year through their final year. The Pack would like to extend a special thank you to Troop 316 Boy Scout Jack Dooner, who was the den chief for our Arrow of Light den.

FMI about Douglas Cub Scout Pack 316, visit or on Facebook.

Area students honored as 2023 Good Citizens

Recently the Captain Job Knapp Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Douglas presented their 2023 Good Citizens Awards & Scholarship. This award is given by the chapter to honor four area high school seniors selected by their teachers who demonstrated good citizenship qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism in their homes, schools, and communities. The students wrote timed essays utilizing their knowledge of American Civics and History.

This year's Good Citizens are Renee Dansereau from Douglas High School, Keira Touhey from Northbridge High School, Jack Dunham from Blackstone Valley Technical High School and Trinity Ezedi from Whitinsville Christian High School.

Each of these four outstanding young citizens received a DAR Good Citizens pin, a certificate, and a $300 award funded through a generous

(L to R) Chapter Regent Noveline Beltram, Renee Dansereau from Douglas h.S., Keira Touhey from Northbridge h.S., Jack Dunham from Blackstone valley Technical h.S. and Trinity Ezedi from Whitinsville Christian h.S.

donation from UniBank and the Chapter. Our DAR Captain Jobb Knapp Chapter would like to publicly thank UniBank who has been a community supporter of this Scholarship for more than 50 years.

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for children. It is a nonprofit, non-political, volunteer women’s service organization. Any woman who has an ancestor who fought in or rendered aid in the American Revolution may be eligible for membership in DAR. For more information, please contact Chapter Regent Noveline Beltram at

May Poetry Tour at local libraries

The Shawna Foundation presents The Library Poetry Tour continues in May with poet Katie Elizabet, at the Milford Town Library and the Uxbridge Free Library.

Katie works in publishing and disability rights advocacy. Her first poem was published at the age of thirteen. She has been a guest lecturer at the University of Connecticut, guest speaker for her town’s Out of the Darkness Walk, taught at the True Colors Conference, interviewed for Kaiser Health News and The Way We Roll Podcast, and a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association and Disability Coalition for the 2020 election. Katie is controlled by three cats, one coffee maker, and hair dye.

The reading is hosted by Tony Brown, the winner of the 2022 Stanley Kunitz Medal, endowed by the late U.S. Poet Laureate and Worcester native and awarded annually to a poet for lifetime achievement and service to the Central Massachusetts poetry community.

The readings will be held on May 10th, 7 p.m. at the Milford Town Library and May 18th, 7 p.m. at the Uxbridge Free Library. The program is financed in part by the Milford Cultural Council, the Uxbridge Cultural Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Coffee House begins season

The Grass Roots Coffeehouse, founded in 2000 has been hosting Bluegrass and Folk concerts for over 20 years.  Our Spring concert is on Saturday, May 13th with the band Blackstone Valley Bluegrass performing. Blackstone Valley Bluegrass was the first band to perform at this venue over 20 years ago. The band's guitarist, Bob Dick along with his wife Krissy wanted to promote bluegrass concerts locally and are members of the Rockdale Congregational Church. Along with former BVB bassist Ken Taylor and his wife Jean the venue has had many of the fine bulegrass and folk performers from New England perform.

Blackstone Valley Bluegrass will be starting their 26th season of shows this May. The band features original guitarist Bob Dick, a long time veteran of the New England bluegrass scene and former bassist with the band Front Range that was a

nationally and internationally touring bluegrass band in the 1990's.

The Coffeehouse is located at the Rockdale Congregational Church, 42 Fowler Road, Northbridge,  and is run by Krissy and Bob Dick. Bob is a longtime member of the Bluegrass community.  Concerts are held downstairs and food is available for purchase.  Admission is $15, $5 for students under 18. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and concert at 7:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Rockdale Congregational Church. FMI: www.rockdale, email:, or call 617-429-0347.

Tim Jones is a self-syndicated Comic Strip Artist, and a member of the National Cartoonist Society.

Fundraising Events to benefit Sutton Public Library

The Friends of the Sutton Public LIbrary are pleased to announce the following fundraising events and invite the public to join us:

• Saturday, May 20th: Sale of Vintage Items 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Just what it says, some cool and funky, some elegant items. Rain or Shine at the Library.

• Saturday June  17: Book Sale 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Rain or the LIbrary. Donations of books may  be made the week prior to the event.

• Saturday August 26: Arts & Crafts Fest-ivaL 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. On Sutton Common. In case of rain the event will be held at Sutton Congregational Church.

The Shawna E. Shea Memorial Foundation, Inc is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit who believes the arts and education are essential to creating a vibrant, healthy community and world. For more information visit the


Silver Club plans trip to Vermont

The Silver Club from the Uxbridge Senior Center is organizing a trip to Vermont on Monday, May 22nd

. There will be stops at King Arthur Flour with a tour of their facility, Simon Pearce Co to witness the glass blowing, and the Vermont Country Store for some fun shopping for things you may not be able to purchase at other places. Lunch is included at the Alta Tuscan Grill.

The bus departs from the Dollar General at 135 Providence Rd and the Millbury Park and Ride at Rt 146/ Mass Pike/ Rt 20. Everyone is welcome to join  the Silver Club on this and any other trips. Call Sue at 508-476-5820 for more information.

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Uxbridge Times Uxbridge Times article cover image
Uxbridge Times Uxbridge Times
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Mental Health Summit opens dialogue article cover image
Mental Health Summit opens dialogue
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Friends host Book & Bake Sale article cover image
Friends host Book & Bake Sale
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Seeking support for Historical District expansion at Uxbridge Town Meeting article cover image
Seeking support for Historical District expansion at Uxbridge Town Meeting
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Get Involved attend Town Meeting article cover image
Get Involved attend Town Meeting
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Removal of Whitin Pond Dam Visioning Workshop Annual Family Fishing Derby at Pout Pond article cover image
Removal of Whitin Pond Dam Visioning Workshop Annual Family Fishing Derby at Pout Pond
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Whitin Community Center 100th Anniversary Upcoming Events article cover image
Whitin Community Center 100th Anniversary Upcoming Events
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Sutton Historical Society to host Presentation article cover image
Sutton Historical Society to host Presentation
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Letters to the Editor______________________________________ Kuros announces run for Town Moderator article cover image
Letters to the Editor______________________________________ Kuros announces run for Town Moderator
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Verdo Martial Arts Academy article cover image
Verdo Martial Arts Academy
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Shinnick announces School Committee run article cover image
Shinnick announces School Committee run
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Memorial Day Committee posts events article cover image
Memorial Day Committee posts events
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Northbridge Fire Department Annual article cover image
Northbridge Fire Department Annual
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Purgatory Chasm State Reservation May Calendar of  Events article cover image
Purgatory Chasm State Reservation May Calendar of  Events
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Park Revitalization efforts underway in Sutton article cover image
Park Revitalization efforts underway in Sutton
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Milestone year for Douglas Historical Society BVCC presents Spring Concert article cover image
Milestone year for Douglas Historical Society BVCC presents Spring Concert
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UHS educator to participate in selective teacher residency program article cover image
UHS educator to participate in selective teacher residency program
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~Society ~ Uxbridge DAR honors young writers article cover image
~Society ~ Uxbridge DAR honors young writers
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Garden Club to article cover image
Garden Club to
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Uxbridge Free Public Library article cover image
Uxbridge Free Public Library
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senior corner Mother’s Day Tea included in Douglas Adult Social Center activities article cover image
senior corner Mother’s Day Tea included in Douglas Adult Social Center activities
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Plummer Place offers a variety of activities for area Seniors article cover image
Plummer Place offers a variety of activities for area Seniors
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Uxbridge Senior Center Calendar article cover image
Uxbridge Senior Center Calendar
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Upcoming Spring activities at Whitinsville Social Library article cover image
Upcoming Spring activities at Whitinsville Social Library
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Uxbridge H.S. Student Council receives Top National Award article cover image
Uxbridge H.S. Student Council receives Top National Award
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Uxbridge High School Honor Roll article cover image
Uxbridge High School Honor Roll
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Letters to the Editor_______________________________________ A proven public servent, right for your vote article cover image
Letters to the Editor_______________________________________ A proven public servent, right for your vote
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Douglas Pack 316 hold Annual Blue & Gold Ceremony article cover image
Douglas Pack 316 hold Annual Blue & Gold Ceremony
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Area students honored as 2023 Good Citizens article cover image
Area students honored as 2023 Good Citizens
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