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12 hrs ago | Patch.com

State Police to Hold Sobriety Checkpoint in Worcester County This Weekend

Massachusetts State Police plan to hold a sobriety checkpoint on Friday, Sept. 5 into Saturday, Sept.

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15 hrs ago | Sentinel & Enterprise

St. Bernard's new principal a perfect fit

A stained-glass panel from the old St. Bernard Parish on Water Street hangs in the lobby at St. Bernard's Elementary School on Summer Street.

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Related Topix: Saint Anselm College, Gardner, MA, Fitchburg, MA, Roman Catholic Church, Religion

19 hrs ago | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Will Uber take away Worcester's cab business?

If you never take cabs, then you may never have heard of Uber or Lyft. But these strange-sounding words could be a mortal threat to the local cab industry.

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Related Topix: Worcester, MA

Sun Aug 31, 2014

MassLive.com

Thunderstorms not expected to bring relief to humid weather

"In the next hour things will be quieting down substantially," said Mike Skurko, meteorologist with CBS3 Springfield, the media partner of MassLive and The Republican.

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Related Topix: Springfield, MA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood, Hampden County, MA

WHDH

Fast-moving storms leave trail of damage in Worcester

A tornado warning issued for Worcester and Middlesex counties Sunday night expired, but not before storms left a trail of damage.

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Related Topix: Weather, Worcester, MA, Middlesex County, MA

Boston.com

Wind, Flood Concerns as Strong Storms Move Through Worcester, Middlesex Counties

The National Weather Service declared a tornado warning for eastern Worcester and western Middleswex counties at 8:24 p.m., only to cancel the warning 25 minues later as rotation in the storm system subsided.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood, Worcester, MA

Worcester County Times

Worcester wins $1M grant for special education

Worcester wins $1M grant for special education State funds will help eliminate achievement gaps between disabled students and their peers Check out this story on delmarvanow.com: http://www.delmarvanow.com/story/news/local/maryland/2014/08/31/worcester-grant-funding/14902441/ Kathy Simon, Jennifer Dale and Rae Record, from left, discuss the ... (more)

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Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Read It and Reap - Making the list

Toss out those dog-eared, water-stained beach reads. It's time to reconnect and talk of...well, summer beach reads, among other things.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Worcester, MA

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Community Advocate Newspaper

Sheriff's senior picnic brings out record crowd

Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis hosted well over 1,000 senior citizens from throughout Worcester County for the Sheriff's annual Senior Picnic Aug. 16 at SAC Park in Shrewsbury.

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Related Topix: Shrewsbury, MA

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Democratic treasurer candidates offer mix of skills

Voters in the Sept. 9 Democratic primary can find something different in each of the three candidates for state treasurer, as the trio argue their backgrounds and experience give them competing strengths.

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Related Topix: Lottery, Suffolk University, Worcester, MA

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Former St. Bernadette pastor pleads not guilty to $240K theft

The Rev. Stephen M. Gemme, the 44-year-old former pastor of St. Bernadette Parish in Northboro, pleaded not guilty today to charges of stealing nearly $240,000 from the parish and its school to support a gambling addiction.

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Related Topix: Addiction, Health

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

CROP Walk returns Oct. 19 to Worcester

The 40th annual Worcester CROP Walk will be held at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 695 Southbridge St. The pre-walk rally at 12:30 pm will feature remarks by U.S. Rep. James P. McGovern, D-Worcester.

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Related Topix: Worcester, MA

Tue Aug 26, 2014

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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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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