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Uxbridge activist Justin Piccirillo wins selectman's seat

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 04:28:53 GMT

UXBRIDGE – A relative newcomer, in small-town time frames, will take a seat on the Board of Selectmen at its next meeting on Monday. Justin Piccirillo, who moved to town with his wife 12 years ago, beat 53-year Uxbridge resident Gary Lavallee 707-130 in a special election Tuesday to serve for the rest of the term vacated when Lance Anderson resigned from the Board of Selectmen in May. The term expires in the spring at the next town election.

Soil issues shape campaign for selectman in Uxbridge

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:55:34 GMT

Voters will go to the polls Tuesday for a special election to fill the Board of Selectmen seat vacated in May when Lance Anderson resigned. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at McCloskey Middle School, 62 Capron St. Three names appear on the ballot, but one of the candidates, Kristen LeBlanc of 242 North Main St., announced last week that she is no longer running because of personal reasons.

Laughing gas (nitrous oxide) available for pain relief during labor

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 13:11:19 GMT

One of the biggest questions for expectant moms is how to manage labor pain. Some opt for natural births while others go right for the epidural.

Hiking Blackstone Canal, Day 3: History untouched by time

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 04:12:00 GMT

When I looked at the 1828 map of the Blackstone Canal, trying to find landmarks as points of reference, there was no mention of Plummer's Landing on Church Street Extension in Northbridge. It was supposed to be a thriving stop along the route and its remains are the site of a lovely park now, so it should have been on the map.

Soil trucks in Central Mass. routinely exceed limits; pose hazard

Sun, 13 Nov 2016 23:48:52 GMT

At 8:13 a.m. June 30, a truck hauling construction soil from the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission pulled onto the scales at its destination, a Dudley quarry that is being filled, weighing in at 134,900 pounds. That same truck, from N&B Trucking in Marlboro, dumped its load and drove the roughly 60 miles back to fill up again, returning to Dudley at 11:21 a.m. and weighing 116,620, still nearly 18 percent over the legal limit.