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Uxbridge town meeting might gain electronic voting, new venue

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 03:27:31 GMT

UXBRIDGE – Selectmen debated two possible changes Monday to future town meetings, spurred by a desire to make meetings shorter and more efficient. While selectmen didn't reach any decisions, they agreed to flesh out details on procuring handheld electronic voting devices and holding town meeting at a larger venue.

REGION: Upcoming trips with the Silver Club

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:23:22 GMT

The Silver Club of the Uxbridge Senior Center will be taking a 3-day trip to Atlantic City and Cape May from Oct. 17 to the 19th for $249. There is a day trip to Cape May, a show one night , a $60.

Table Hoppin': Farewell toast from Lynch's Wine & Spirits in Uxbridge Posted at

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 12:17:33 GMT

The decision to sell Lynch's Riverview Wine & Spirits, 16 Mendon St., Uxbridge, was a bittersweet one, said Charles A. Lynch Jr., who locked the doors to the store for the last time Tuesday night. Chuck Lynch, 82, and his son, Jay Lynch, have run the package store together "forever." Jay Lynch first became part of the father/son team while in high school.

Truck hauling very heavy load generates concerns in Blackstone Valley

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:31:09 GMT

It's not every day that a 16-axle truck weighing more than 560,000 pounds comes through town. In fact, it's the heaviest load - seven times the federal truck weight limit of 80,000 pounds and 5.6 times the Massachusetts 99,000-pound limit - to traverse Rhode Island, on its way to Medway, in at least 17 years, the Providence Journal reported.

Uxbridge soil reclamation project ruled out of compliance

Sat, 01 Jul 2017 11:13:21 GMT

The owner and manager of a soil reclamation project were found out of compliance with the administrative consent order signed last August, and could face penalties of $19,500 for the violations. On Wednesday, a notice was sent to Elias Richardson III/Richardson North Corporation and Patrick J. Hannon, manager of Green Acres Reclamation, LLC, at 145-175 South St., by Mark E. Baldi, deputy regional director of the state Department of Environmental Protection, Central Regional Office, outlining the areas of noncompliance.

In Orange, locals excited to become residents of - Castle Rock' New Video

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 23:10:47 GMT

Star treatment was being given at Orange Town Hall this week, as residents met the three men working on a Stephen King-inspired series expected to be filmed in town.

Buzz on saving honeybees heard by some lawmakers

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 01:41:16 GMT

The honeybees' buzzing amplified as Dick Callahan pumped smoke into the hive Wednesday, prompting hundreds of the insects to clamber over one another to protect their home. "Most people who get stung, get stung by hornets," Mr. Callahan said reassuringly as he lifted a frame from the hive.