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The ghost of the ship chandler

By Thomas D’Agostino

Samuel Bates of Cohasset, Massachusetts, owned a fleet of trade ships that sailed to ports all over the world. In the early 1750s, he built a ship chandlery to supply and outfit his vessels. The business passed down from generation to generation, finally ending with John Bates as its owner.

John Bates was a true businessman. From his desk... Read More

Douglas Oktoberfest incorporates old favorites, new entertainment, website

On Saturday, October 6 from 9am to 4pm on Main Street, Douglas, Massachusetts will once again host one of the largest events in the Blackstone Valley. Douglas Oktoberfest is very excited to announce this year’s headlining act, Boombox: the '70s and '80s Experience. The DOUGLAS, Massachusetts, August 13, 2018 -- Oktoberfest Incorporates Old Favorites, As Well As New Entertainment, Website.

seven-member band consists of seasoned... Read More

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