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7 hrs ago | Worcester County Times

Berlin sets voting date

Berlin sets voting date Key deadlines ahead for 2014 election Check out this story on delmarvanow.com: http://www.delmarvanow.com/story/news/local/maryland/2014/08/26/berlin-election/14658331/ a Voter registration: The deadline is Friday, Sept.

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15 hrs ago | The Shrewsbury Lantern

Shrewsbury's Sheriff's Senior Picnic Brings Out Record Crowd

Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis had the distinct pleasure of hosting well over 1,000 senior citizens from throughout Worcester County for the Sheriff's Annual Senior Picnic held on Saturday August 16th at SAC Park in Shrewsbury.

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Related Topix: Shrewsbury, MA

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Three charged in 2013 death of Blackstone man who suffered asthma attack after being assaulted

Three people have been indicted on manslaughter charges in the death of a Blackstone teen who suffered a severe asthma attack after allegedly being assaulted at a party last year on Bailey Street.

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Related Topix: Blackstone, MA

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Priest indicted for alleged thefts from Northboro parish

The Rev. Stephen M. Gemme, former pastor of St. Bernadette Parish in Northboro was indicted last week on charges he embezzled more than $230,000 from the parish and school to fuel a gambling habit.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Farming heritage highlight of 4H Fair

The unmuffled, staccato sputter of antique farm tractors provided a counterpoint to the bellow of Holsteins, Ayrshires, Jerseys and Guernseys as folks from throughout the region gathered today for the opening of the 65th annual Worcester County 4-H Fair.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Upton, MA, Spencer, MA, Amherst, MA, Worcester, MA

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

'Worcester Revolution of 1774' festival Sept. 7

Worcester Revolution of 1774, a consortium of historical and cultural organizations, is planning a day-long festival of activities celebrating Worcester County's role in starting the American Revolution from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept.

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Related Topix: Concord, MA, Worcester, MA

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

3 from Fitchburg indicted on perjury charges in Jeremiah Oliver case

Three people have been indicted on perjury and misleading law enforcement charges in connection with the police investigation into the death of 5-year-old Jeremiah Oliver of Fitchburg.

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Related Topix: Fitchburg, MA, Sterling, MA

Nashoba Publishing Online

Death of Shirley inmate, 72, probed by officials

The Massachusetts Department of Correction says a correction officer on routine patrol discovered the severely injured inmate inside a cell at about 2 p.m. Tuesday.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Longtime suspect charged in Fitchburg man's 2003 slaying

A Lynn man was arraigned Thursday on a murder charge in a fatal shooting nearly 11 years ago in Fitchburg.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Fitchburg, MA

Tue Aug 19, 2014

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

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

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