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Seventy volunteers joined forces Oct. 28 to clean the banks of the Mumford, West and Mill rivers during the Blackstone River Blackstone River

River, central Massachusetts and Rhode Island, U.S. It flows about 50 mi (80 km) past Worcester and across northeastern Rhode Island to Pawtucket, where it becomes the Seekonk River. It furnishes power to a highly industrialized area.
 Watershed Association's Blackstone Valley Riverways Cleanup Day, part of the national "Make a Difference" campaign.

The cleanup took place at seven locations in five towns: Blackstone, Douglas, Hopedale, Northbridge and Uxbridge. The day ended with volunteers gathering at the River Bend
River bend also directs here. See meander.

River Bend may refer to:
  • River Bend, North Carolina
  • River Bend, Missouri
  • River Bend, South Africa
 Farm Visitor Center in Uxbridge for pizza and refreshments provided by the Blackstone River Watershed Association.

Volunteers included local schoolchildren schoolchildren school nplécoliers mpl;
(at secondary school) → collégiens mpl; lycéens mpl

schoolchildren school
, Scout groups, and concerned citizens who helped pick up trash such as tires, air conditioners, microwave ovens and booms found in and along the three rivers Three Rivers, Que., Canada: see Trois Rivières. .

The towns of Blackstone, Douglas, Hopedale and Northbridge provided trash removal at the six sites in those towns. Lynch's Riverview Wine & Spirits allowed the use of their Dumpster for trash disposal in Uxbridge.

As part of the cleanup, volunteers separated all nonreturnable non·re·turn·a·ble  
1. That cannot be returned: Merchandise on sale is generally nonreturnable.

2. Not exchangeable for a deposit: nonreturnable bottles.
 bottles and cans (such as bottled water, juice, ice teas and sports drinks) from returnable (deposit) containers. The number of nonreturnable exceeded the number of returnable (deposit) containers collected by nearly 3-1.

The Blackstone River Watershed Association's name will be added to the list of organizations that agreed to tally returnable and nonreturnable beverage containers to encourage legislators to expand the Massachusetts Bottle Deposit Law to include such beverages as bottled water, juice, ice teas and sports drinks.

The Blackstone River Watershed Association, established in 1976, is dedicated to restoring, enhancing and preserving the Blackstone River, the Blackstone River system and its watershed. Their goal is to transform one of the most polluted rivers in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area.  into a jewel of the Blackstone Valley.

For more information about the association, or to volunteer, call the Blackstone River Watershed Association office at (508) 278-5200, send an e-mail to or visit the Web site at

Lorrie Langille, who served as technology director for the Northbridge schools for the past 12 years, has joined the senior staff at The Center for Educational Leadership and Technology, a Marlboro-based national information technology architect which handles learning/business systems integration, technology planning, and network communications services for learning organizations at all levels.

Ms. Langille will serve as program coordinator for the company's Integrity programs and services, which provide schools, libraries, town governments, and nonprofit organizations with broadband Internet access Broadband Internet access, often shortened to just "broadband", is high speed Internet access—typically contrasted with dial-up access over modem.

Dial-up modems are generally only capable of a maximum bitrate of 56 kbit/s (kilobits per second) and require the full use of a
, firewall security services Security services are state institutions for the provision of intelligence, primarily of a strategic nature, but also including protective security intelligence. Examples include the Security Service (MI5) and the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) in the United Kingdom, and the , remote backup solutions, emergency notification systems, and Internet-based collaboration tools such as e-mail, Web hosting Making a Web site available on the Internet. Many ISPs host a few personal Web pages for an individual at no additional cost above the monthly service fee, but the address is subordinate to the ISP; for example, , shared calendars, and teacher Web sites.

Ms. Langille has more than 25 years' experience in designing, implementing, and managing successful technology programs. As technology director for the Northbridge schools, she planned and built a comprehensive technology program that includes a new high school, a fiber optic wide-area network, a comprehensive Pre-K-12 technology curriculum, an extensive teacher training and support program, and appropriate systems management policies and procedures Policies and Procedures are a set of documents that describe an organization's policies for operation and the procedures necessary to fulfill the policies. They are often initiated because of some external requirement, such as environmental compliance or other governmental  to address technical support, staffing models, inventory controls, and disaster recovery planning.

"Lorrie is a valuable asset to our Integrity staff. She has a wealth of knowledge about K-12 technology programs and the unique challenges these customers face," said Jeffrey Bajgot, executive vice president of Network Communication Services, in a prepared statement.

Ms. Langille holds a bachelor's degree in business/technology from the University of Lowell and a master's degree master's degree
An academic degree conferred by a college or university upon those who complete at least one year of prescribed study beyond the bachelor's degree.

Noun 1.
 in business administration degree from Babson College Babson College, located in Wellesley, Massachusetts (zoned as "Babson Park," ZIP code 02457),[1] is a private business school that grants all undergraduates a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. The F. W. . She is a past president and member of the board of directors of the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation. Before working in education, Ms. Langille worked for 12 years as vice president of research and development and product management for BayBanks.

Lori Bebick of Grafton, a member of the Massasoit Art Guild, will exhibit her work during November at the Richard Sugden Library in Spencer.

Ms. Bebick enjoys doing wildlife pictures and nature scenes. She does a lot of colored pencil work, but also paints in watercolor and acrylic. She also has done pet portraits.

Ms. Bebick has studied at the Worcester Art Museum The Worcester Art Museum, located at 55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, Massachusetts, is one of the largest art museums in Central Massachusetts. History and Collection Overview  and has a natural science illustration certificate from the Rhode Island School of Design Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)

One of the most eminent fine arts colleges in the U.S., located in Providence, R.I. It was founded in 1877 but did not offer college-level instruction until 1932.

The Hannaford store in Uxbridge, located at 158 North Main St., has undergone extensive remodeling remodeling /re·mod·el·ing/ (re-mod´el-ing) reorganization or renovation of an old structure.

bone remodeling
 and added several new departments over the last few months. The store celebrated with a grand re-opening Nov. 3 that featured product samplings and a number of promotions and activities for customers, including a free gift for the first 1,000 shoppers to enter the store.

The new features of the supermarket include a new pharmacy, full-service butcher shop, an increased selection of organic and natural items, and a larger deli. The store also features an enhanced produce department, specialty cheese, a salad bar, more lunch options and a new rotisserie.


CUTLINE: (1) Girl Scouts from various area troops collected more than 400 boxes of Girl Scout cookies for the troops. They sold them outside of local businesses and asked people to donate a box or two to the troops. Additional money was collected to help pay for postage. The girls helped the Uxbridge Supports Our Troops group pack the cookies into large boxes and ship them to troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. First row from left, Elizabeth Simonds, Keryn Moriarty, Elizabeth Davidson, MacKenzie Van Lingen, Amanda Alves, Kasey Gariepy and Lacie Kraich. Back row from left, Lilli Ebbeling, Jessica Deira, Samantha Mitchell, Melinda Metzger, Ericka Mitchell, Stefania Prosser, Julia Turgeon, and Troop Leaders Lisa Gariepy, Danielle Patterson and Lori Basiner (2) NORTHBRIDGE - The man known as Mr. Hubcap, who keeps his store at the Northbridge Antique and Flea Market, sits and reads on the steps of his business at 2273 Providence Road

PHOTOG pho·tog  
n. Informal
A person who takes photographs, especially as a profession; a photographer.
: (1) COURTESY PHOTO (2) T&G Staff Photo/MARK C. IDE
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Date:Nov 18, 2007
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