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  1. MCLA Women's Lax Team Wins Program's...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | IBerkshires

    ... including two games against Massachusetts Small College Athletic Conference foes: Worcester State on April 14 and Fitchburg State on April 22. On Tuesday, sophomore Natalie Caney of Belchertown led the way offensively with seven goals, including the ...


  2. State education chief recommends state takeover of Holyoke schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Berkshire Eagle

    FITCHBURG >> The state should take over the Holyoke Public Schools, Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester recommended Tuesday, saying "persistent and pervasive" problems in the school district make receivership necessary. The commissioner's suggestion at a state Board of Education meeting sparked angry outbursts from parents and teachers in the audience. 5 comments

  3. Technology needs raised by student exam pilotRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Lowell Sun

    ... governing body that is set to decide between PARCC and MCAS this fall. The Board of Education held a meeting in Fitchburg Tuesday morning. Earlier in March Baker criticized what he said was the "embarrassment" of the lack of public process around ...


  4. Higher ed, lower costsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Cape Cod Times

    ... Community College, they will be admitted to complete their final two years at Worcester State University or Fitchburg State University. (Cape Cod Community College already offers a similar incentive: If a student maintains a B or better grade for ...


  5. Man stands trial over Fitchburg firebomb attackRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    A former Fitchburg man was in Superior Court Tuesday disputing that he was involved in the firebombing of a Fitchburg home on Hobson Street in July 2013. John Yang, 33, has been charged with arson of a dwelling, malicious explosion and accessory before the fact for allegedly hiring three men to set fire to the home July 7, 2013, of a man who allegedly stole drugs from him.


  6. Jurors hear from man who firebombed Fitchburg houseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    On the second day of the Worcester Superior Court trial of a man accused of hiring three men to firebomb a Fitchburg home, jurors heard from one of the hired men, who acknowledged launching Molotov cocktails. Joseph Brown, 43, said he's clean now but in 2013, when he was a struggling addict, he entered into an agreement with his drug dealer to burn down a Hobson Street home in Fitchburg for $1,000 worth of heroin.


  7. Report: Central Mass. unemployment rates down since same time last yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    ... jobless rate of 5.8 percent was down from 7.1 percent a year earlier. The Leominster-Gardner area, which includes Fitchburg, registered a jobless rate of 6.5 percent that was down from 8.2 percent a year ago. In the Athol area, one of the state's ...


  8. Monty Tech's JROTC CyberPatriot team captures national championshipRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Nashoba Publishing Online

    ... Team members, Connor Quick (captain), Jack Marabello and Jamison LaRoche, all of Gardner; Nicholas Sullivan of Fitchburg and Leon Gaulin of Winchendon, each received a $4,000 scholarship as national champions. Marine Corps JROTC ...


  9. Students at Holyoke High School plan walkout to protest potential state takeover of city schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 |

    ... Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education meets in Malden, they're holding their March meeting in Fitchburg on Tuesday at the Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School.


  10. Celebrate 50 years of model railroadingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Home

    ... and rural locations found in New England, including North Adams, Gardner, Chelmsford, Shirley, Ayer, Littleton, Fitchburg and Leominster. Children of all ages are welcome to join in the celebration. Tickets are $5 per adult, $3 per senior and teens ...


  11. Some supporters of Holyoke schools came to the Board of Elementary...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | WWLP

    The subject of a possible state takeover of Holyoke schools brought some western Massachusetts residents to northern Worcester County for the monthly meeting of the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. In first minutes of the meeting at Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical High School in Fitchburg, the floor was open to public testimony.


  12. Full stomachs, full house as Fitchburg's Il Forno restaurant runs out of food during free dinnerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    ... give them the night off," said Ansin, who sponsored the event. Mike Mohamed, left, owner of Il Forno restaurant in Fitchburg, and Ken Ansin, vice president of Enterprise Bank, check out the turnout for their free community dinner Monday night. ...


  13. Fitchburg DPW eyes ex-facility for wastewaterRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    ... Facility was built in the 1970s off Princeton Road and started operations in 1975, according to Murawski. Fitchburg's Westerly Wastewater Treatment Facility, which closed in 2010, is being eyed by the DPW for a new facility. SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE / ...


  14. Fitchburg woman arrested twice over weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    ... to police. She also reportedly had in her pocket a Gabapentin pill, a psychoactive drug. Fontaine was arraigned in Fitchburg District Court on Monday on two counts of possession of a Class C Drug, and one count each of possession of a Class E drug, ... 1 comment

  15. Community BriefsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    ... Science Festival will be held Saturday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster, 365 Lindell Ave. Families and children of all ages will enjoy a wide range of STEM-related activities and workshops in ...


  16. Defendant hired Fitchburg firebombers, prosecutor saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    A former Fitchburg man hired three New Hampshire men to firebomb a man's home in 2013, a prosecutor said Monday as the arson trial began in Worcester Superior Court. However, the lawyer for defendant John Y. Yang said his client has been misidentified.


  17. Joan Vennochi: Charlie Baker must deliver on child protectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 |

    ... Patrick responsible for managerial incompetence, specifically regarding the death of Jeremiah Oliver, a 5-year-old Fitchburg boy whose social worker missed eight monthly visits. A political action committee that supported Baker ran a harsh ad ...


  18. Man arrested in Townsend's Timberlee ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | Ayer Public Spirit

    This morning at approximately 2:35 a.m., Officer Mark Francis observed a suspicious vehicle parked on the side of the street in the Timberlee Park area, which came back stolen out of Fitchburg. Additionally, Francis observed an interior light on in a vehicle parked in a driveway in the area that suddenly went out and a subject dressed in a black hoody flee the area when ordered to stop. 3 comments

  19. Firefighter, policeman, transplant candidateRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    Last week, Robert DeCosta of Fitchburg climbed Mount Watatic in 19-degree weather, signed up to run several 5K races with friends and worked as both a part-time police officer and a full-time firefighter. DeCosta's kidneys are performing far below their full capacity, a complication of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, a genetic condition commonly referred to as FSGS.


  20. Fitchburg wants to turn sludge into electricityRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 22 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    The city is seeking public input on the repurposing of the west side wastewater treatment plant - which no longer treats wastewater or discharges treated effluent - to an anaerobic digestion facility that would produce power and possibly generate additional revenue for the city. The public meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. March 31 in Kent Recital Hall, in the Conlon Fine Arts Building at Fitchburg State University.


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