The Webster Public Schools will be closed for deep cleaning throughout the schools, starting tomorrow, March 13th until further notice according to a message from Superintendent Ruthann Goguen. The closure of Park Avenue Elementary, Webster Middle School and Bartlett High School is “due to the possible contact through a family member who may fall under…

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Legal adult marijuana sales have begun in Massachusetts on Tuesday.  Retailers in Leicester and Northampton opened their doors this morning, becoming the first legal pot shops on the east coast.  Massachusetts is the seventh in the nation to establish a regulated marijuana market for adults. People age 21 and older with a valid ID will…

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On Friday afternoon, Governor Charlie Baker made it official, signing the tax-free holiday weekend into effect for Massachusetts on August 11th and 12th for most purchases under $2,500. In a tweet, Governor Baker posted, “I am pleased to sign, as part of the [Economic Development] bill this provision into law to support our small businesses…

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On Friday, February 16th, The Baker-Polito Administration awarded $2.3 million in Skills Capital Grants to seven high schools throughout Massachusetts that will use the funds to purchase new industry-standard equipment, in a variety of fields, so students are better prepared for college and careers. Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School in Charlton was awarded $165,415…

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The town of Southbridge has announced they will be on the receiving end of over $200,000 to develop Riverside Park.  The project will include the construction of a lighted, paved walking trail loop with benches, a footbridge for river viewing, and fencing.  The location is approximately 1 acre to the right of the Southbridge Hotel and Convention…

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