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19 hrs ago | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Harrington, Heywood hospitals join forces to manage contracts

Two community hospital systems in Worcester County are teaming up to tackle health insurers' demands to keep patients healthy.

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Related Topix: Southbridge, MA, Gardner, MA, Webster, MA, Health Care Policy, Health

Tuesday | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Worcester County jobless rates fall

Unemployment rates fell in Central Massachusetts metropolitan areas during July over the same month last year, according to data released Tuesday by the state.

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Related Topix: Worcester, MA, Leominster, MA, Gardner, MA, Fitchburg, MA

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Grossman confident that poll gap is melting in governor's race

Gubernatorial candidate Steve Grossman chats with supporters at the grand opening of his campaign headquarters in Worcester.

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Related Topix: Worcester, MA

OpEdNews

Fighting for local veterans

Our men and women in uniform serve our country with honor and courage, putting themselves in harm's way to protect us.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Worcester, MA, Republican, Lindsey Graham, Jack Reed, Democrat, Senator Marco Rubio

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Registered sex offender from Northbridge denies latest allegations

A registered Level 3 sex offender charged with masturbating in front of a group of teenage girls near the Whitin Community Center in Northbridge pleaded not guilty at his arraignment today in Worcester Superior Court.

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Related Topix: Northbridge, MA, Whitinsville, MA

WTOP-FM Washington

Sheriff's office gets most overtime in Worcester

Newly released figures show the Worcester County Sheriff's Office accounts for most of the county's spending on overtime pay.

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Community Advocate Newspaper

Regional planning commissions seek business community input for 'Buy Local' initiative

On Aug. 11, the Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission and Montachusett Regional Planning Commission began spearheading a "Buy Local" initiative.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Community Advocate Newspaper

RE/MAX Real Estate Center in Westborough opens doors

RE/MAX of New England announced the official grand opening of the Westborough RE/MAX Real Estate Center at 45 Lyman St. Owned by brokers Mike Gallagher and Annette Norton, the office has been operating since April 2014 and is a full-service real estate brokerage.

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Related Topix: Westborough, MA, Norton, MA, North Attleboro, MA, Attleboro, MA

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Pastor retiring; reception is Aug. 23

Barrus has been pastor of Faith Bible Baptist Church, in Clinton, for 19 years, and was chaplain at the Worcester County House of Correction for many years, retiring earlier this year.

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Related Topix: Clinton, MA, Hardwick, MA

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Running: Canal Diggers 5K draws near

It appears there has been a smooth pass of the baton at the Canal Diggers 5K. And keeping the reins within the family hasn't hurt.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, St. Patrick's Day, Worcester, MA, Crohn's Disease, Health, Shrewsbury, MA

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Worcester County sheriff's annual picnic draws record crowd

Republican gubernatorial candidate Charles D. Baker said Saturday he wants to help seniors continue affording to live in their communities while living on fixed incomes.

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Related Topix: Shrewsbury, MA, Douglas, MA, Dudley, MA, Worcester, MA

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Hunt for top dog Aug. 23 at Worcester Hot Dog Safari

Tom and Sean Mahoney looked forward to the first day of school all summer long when they were kids.

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Related Topix: Worcester, MA, Social Software

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Fighting for local veterans

Our men and women in uniform serve our country with honor and courage, putting themselves in harm's way to protect us.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Worcester, MA, Lowell, MA, Republican, Lindsey Graham, Jack Reed, Democrat

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Fresolo, Matthews indicted in violent drug holdup

A grand jury has returned indictments against two people in a drug-related shooting and robbery last month on Greenwood Street.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Worcester, MA

CBS Local

Mass. Inmate Charged With Murdering Convicted Killer

Allan Erazo will be arraigned at Clinton District Court on Friday for allegedly killing William Sires at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Facility, according to the Worcester County District Attorney's Office.

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Related Topix: Prison

Sentinel & Enterprise

Lunenburg woman indicted for attacking boyfriend with ax

A Worcester County grand jury Wednesday indicted a Lunenburg woman who allegedly tried to kill her boyfriend with an ax in April.

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Related Topix: Lunenburg, MA

Sentinel & Enterprise

Revolution focus of discussion on Monday

The Fitchburg Public Library and the Fitchburg Historical Society are joining the celebration of the Worcester Revolution of 1774 by offering a public book discussion of Ray Raphael's "First American Revolution: Beyond Lexington and Concord to Northern Worcester County" at 6:30 p.m. on Monday at the Fitchburg Public Library, 610 Main St. This event ... (more)

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Related Topix: Fitchburg, MA, Concord, MA, Worcester, MA, Sharon, MA

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

State grab after death is shocking

The siblings of Dennis Perry say the state made a "fatal error" in judgment that led to the violent death of their brother, allegedly at the hands of a resident who had no business living at the Templeton Developmental Center.

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Related Topix: Worcester, MA, Templeton, MA, Bolton, MA

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

'Millbury Song' catches selectmen's ear

The Remuck brothers, from left, Mike, Kevin and Scott, sons of Tom Remuck who wrote "The Millbury Song," relax on the deck at the family home.

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Related Topix: Millbury, MA

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Inmate murdered at correctional facility

A 72-year-old inmate, serving a life sentence, was murdered Tuesday afternoon in the Souza- Baranowski Correctional Facility, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. William Sires, convicted of the 1973 murder of his mother in Pittsfield, was found badly beaten and near death in a cell on Tier N1 at about 2 p.m. Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Prison, Pittsfield, MA, Leominster, MA

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