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Three-year-olds prevail at... PLAINVILLE — There were no real surprises in the $162,300 second leg of the Massachusetts Sire Stakes for 3-year-olds at Plainridge Park on Oct. 9 as all five first leg winners repeated; four of them heavy favorites and four of them in runaway fashion. Driver Shawn Gray had a huge afternoon, leading all other reinsmen by winning three of the five series races.$42,150 3-year-old colt and gelding trotWinner: Hashtagmadeyalook (Chapter Seven-Royalty Free) [...]

Mitchell Cushing wins six out of 12... PLAINVILLE — Mitchell Cushing remains the hottest driver in Massachusetts as he once again won six of the 12 races programmed at Plainridge Park on Oct. 4. His biggest score came in the final race of the day when he steered Calvin B to a narrow victory in the $16,000 Winners-Over pacing feature. Calvin B got away seventh while Some Attitude (Nick Graffam) and Quick Shot (Drew Campbell) went toe-to-toe to the quarter in :26.1. Quick Shot took control in front of the stands but [...]

Massachusetts Sire Stakes held at... PLAINVILLE — The second leg of the Massachusetts Sire Stakes for freshman state-breds was held at Plainridge Park on Oct. 8 with five divisions vying for $159,736 in purse money. Among the solid efforts put in by all the winners, Victoria’s Maverick and Just Enuf Sass took center stage and both replaced standing stake and track records in their divisions while setting new personal bests in the process. And despite cool temperatures and a persistent drizzle, all told there were [...]

5 Things to know about The Best Years Expo Join us Saturday, Oct. 20, for the 4th annual The Best Years Expo presented by Steward Healthcare, featuring celebrity guest dancing sensation Derek Hough, plus an action-packed day featuring a wide variety of entertainment, informational seminars, exhibits, and more! Free admission and free parking at The Best Years [...]

Beacon Hill Roll Call regular weekly report A NOTE FROM BOB KATZEN, PUBLISHER OF BEACON HILL ROLL CALL:IT’S FREE! SO, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? BEACON HILL ROLL CALL RECOMMENDS THAT READERS SIGN UP TODAY TO GET YOUR FREE SUBSCRIPTION TO MASSTERLIST. IT’S EASY! GO TO: www.massterlist.com/subscribe WHAT IS MASSTERLIST?More than 15,000 people, from movers and shakers to political junkies and interested citizens, start their morning with a FREE COPY of [...]

Emerald Square Mall to host... NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH — The Emerald Square Mall, 999 S. Washington St., will host a “Vampirina”-themed Disney Junior Play Date event. Aimed to entertain children of all ages, the event will take place from 1-3 p.m. Oct. 27. Disney Junior’s hit animated series “Vampirina” tells the story of Vampirina (aka “Vee”), a lovable young vampire girl, as she faces the joys and trials of being the new kid in town after her family moves from [...]

Angle Tree Garden Club participating in... ATTLEBORO — Angle Tree Garden Club members will once again participate in “Books in Bloom” at Richards Memorial Library in October. The club’s displays can be seen the second and third weeks of the month. Books will be paired with real floral arrangements depicting the book’s cover or content. In keeping with the ongoing contributions of desk arrangements for the library, this month they are provided by Carolyn Coulombre and Joan Hutson. [...]

Halloween Soiree and Writing Contest... ATTLEBORO — The Halloween Soiree and Writing Contest will take place from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Literacy Center, 80 N. Main St. Participants can join for an evening of activities that will include pumpkin carving and painting, ghoulish games, ghost story readings, face painting and more. Halloween treats and beverages will be served.Free for TLC students, and kids ages 12 and younger. Cost: $10 for adults.Admission includes pumpkins for carving/painting, treats [...]

Turvy seeking forever home NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH — Turvy, along with his sisters Topsy and Tootsie, were found as strays outside. They are sweet and shy and looking for our forever home. They would love to live with another cat to show us the ropes of what it is like to be in a home. Gentle humans who will hold them, pet them and play with them are a must. They can be adopted together or separately.If interested in Turvy, or any other animal at the North Attleborough Animal Shelter, call 508-699- [...]

Sturdy Memorial announces childbirth... ATTLEBORO — Sturdy Memorial Hospital’s Maternity Services offers a variety of childbirth education classes to help prepare future mothers and their partners.Sturdy Memorial’s Preparing for Childbirth and Childbirth Refresher classes are taught by certified childbirth instructors. Both classes discuss the techniques for proper relaxation and breathing, conditioning exercises to improve comfort during the birthing process — both physically and emotionally, [...]

Sturdy Memorial Hospital to hold free... ATTLEBORO — Sturdy Memorial Hospital’s Wellness Weight Management Program will host a free information session on surgical weight loss options from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 17 in conference room H located near the main lobby of the hospital, 211 Park St.Sturdy Memorial Hospital has developed a comprehensive Wellness Weight Management Program specializing in individualized, medically supervised programs for diet, exercise and medically appropriate non-surgical interventions. For [...]

Community VNA to hold Home Care Aide... ATTLEBORO — Community VNA will hold a free Home Care Aide Training course beginning Oct. 10. The classes will be held three weeknights from 5 to 9:30 p.m. and two Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Community VNA, 10 Emory St., Attleboro.This course goes beyond basic home care aide training and gives students all the tools needed to be successful in their new career. Upon successful graduation from the course, students will begin working immediately in entry level positions [...]

Republican Richard Ross of Wrentham won't... The presidents of three local League of Women Voters chapters announced in an email sent to the campaigns of state Sen. Richard Ross, R-Wrentham, and Democrat Becca Rausch of Needham that they have concluded that Ross "has refused the offer" to participate in a face-to-face candidates forum.

STATE HOUSE ROUNDUP -- A promise and a price A recap and analysis of the week in state government.With the eyes of a nation upon him, he might have flaked. But Arizona's retiring U.S. senator kept his word and brought the Kavanaugh confirmation circus to Boston last week, a traveling production that may have inspired a future president.Sen. Jeff Flake's appearance on Boston's City Hall Plaza at the Forbes Under 30 Summit came just three days after he forced Republicans to reopen an FBI investigation into Brett [...]

Beacon Hill Roll Call regular weekly report The House and SenateThere were no roll calls in the House or Senate last week. This week, Beacon Hill Roll Call begins are three-part series that looks at the three ballot questions that will be on the November 6 ballot. First up: Question 1.Question 1 asks voters if they approve of a proposed law that would “limit how many patients could be assigned to each registered nurse in Massachusetts hospitals and certain other healthcare facilities. The maximum number of [...]

Nubbies seeks home NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH — Nubbies is still searching for a forever home. If interested in Nubbies, or any other animal at the North Attleborough Animal Shelter, Cedar Road, call 508-699-0128 and leave a message or e-mail at kokeefe@nattleboro.comPictures with Santa will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 27 at Miller’s Family Farm, 500 Allen Ave. Cost: $12 The next shelter clinic will take place from 11 a.m. to noon Oct. 17.

Attleboro Council on Aging announces... ATTLEBORO — The Rev. Gordon N. Larson Senior Center, 27 S. Main St., will host the following events. For information: 774-203-1900.ATTLEBORO RAILROAD SWITCH TOWER: 10 a.m. Oct. 5. Participants can join a representative of the Attleboro Historical Society to learn about the history and purpose of the Attleboro Railroad Switch Tower located near Pleasant Street opposite Falmouth Street and above the Attleboro Common. Attendees can bring along any vintage photos or personal [...]

Attleboro Community Theatre to present... ATTLEBORO — Attleboro Community Theatre has opened its 62nd season with “Inherit The Wind,” written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee and directed by Kelli Tallman, of Attleboro. Performances will be held at the Ezekiel Bates Masonic Lodge, 71 N. Main St. Performance dates are Oct. 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21. Friday and Saturday evening performances will take place at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees will take place at 2 p.m. Doors will open one hour prior [...]

Attleboro Historic Preservation Society... ATTLEBORO — The Attleboro Historic Preservation Society will host a tour of the Old Attleboro High School, County Street, from 10-11 a.m. Oct. 20.For information: 508-226-0166.

Beacon Hill Roll Call regular weekly report The House and SenateThere were no roll calls in the House or Senate last week. This week Beacon Hill Roll Call reports on how often local representatives voted with their party’s leadership.The votes of the 2018 membership of 34 Republicans were compared with those of GOP House Minority Leader Bradley Jones (R-North Reading). The votes of the 2018 membership of 117 Democrats were compared to House Speaker Robert DeLeo (D-Winthrop). Beacon Hill Roll Call uses 162 [...]

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