The Norfolk Times

The Sales Tax Holiday

By Senator Richard J. Ross As has become Massachusetts’ custom over the past 10 years, a tax holiday was declared for the 16th and 17th of August of this year. During this weekend, the standard sales tax of 6.25% will be suspended for sales less than $2,500, alleviating added burdens...
The Norfolk Times

Addressing Autism Services

By Senator Richard J. Ross With the formal legislative session ending this past Thursday, I wanted to share with my constituents some of the things that I, along with my fellow members of the Governor’s Special Commission Relative to Autism, recently learned in developing a policy to address this all-too-common...
Norfolk Town News

Making More Sweet Things– with Love and Prayers

The Making of the Trappistine Quality Candy FactoryIf you haven’t yet made a trip to Mount Saint Mary’s Abbey and the sisters’ Trappistine Quality Candy factory and gift shop here in Wrentham – it’s high time you do! There you’ll discover the remarkable story of a remarkable community who have devoted their lives to prayer for the world, and thrive in a very unique way. A few years ago, the sisters learned that their former factory, built in 1956 – was not up to code.
Norfolk Town News

Lake Pearl Home to Adventure

On a beautiful Saturday morning on the shore of Lake Pearl, six women gathered to try something a little different. The women, all strangers, signed up to take part in standup paddleboard lessons offered by Eastern Mountain Sports through an arrangement with Wrentham Recreation Department. As the morning sun glittered on the calm surface of the lake, the women laughed as they finished signing the necessary paperwork, and each asked questions about the upcoming experience: “Do I have the right footwear?” “How much do the boards weigh?” “How far out will we go out?”
Norfolk Town News

Two Norfolk Girl Scouts Earn Prestigious Award

Two animal loving Girl Scouts have installed a new gate to the Wrentham dog park on North St. and for their efforts, earned the highest Cadette Award. Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts announced that Grace Kelly Griffin and Kassidy McDonald both of Norfolk, MA have earned their Silver Award for the improvements made to the park.
Boston Globe

Obituary: Albert E. Spring

SPRING, Albert E., Jr. "Sonny" Entered into eternal rest on July 21, 2014 at the age of 84. Al was born December 16, 1929 in South Boston, MA. He lived most of his life in Needham, MA; but is currently a Norfolk, MA resident. He leaves his wife of 57 yearsShirley Ann (Fitzgerald) Spring and his 7 children, Mark,Michael, Joanne, Shirley Ann, Kathy, David and Stephen and their respective spouses. He also leaves 15 grandchildren. Services to be held: Friday, August 1, 2014 St. Catherine of Siena, 547 Washington Street, Norwood MA at 10:00am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer'sAssociation 494 Arsenal Street. Ginley Funeral Home Walpole
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