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  1. Barnestorming: Lots of Moxie madness up in Maine Posted atRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 14 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    By the time you pour your coffee and open your Telegram & Gazette this morning, I may be under arrest in Maine for acting weird and drinking too much soda. By breakfast I am hoping to be in Lisbon Falls, Maine, attending the annual Moxie Festival.


  2. 'Indestructible' vet survived WWII combat and then someRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 3 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    WINCHENDON – Known as the “original Iron Man” to his daughter, who believes her Dad is indestructible, 101-year-old World War II veteran Malcolm E. Brown seems to have lived up to his nickname. During the war, shrapnel that hit his head broke his jaw, knocked out most of his teeth and left him unconscious and alone for days.


  3. Central Mass. schools, college receive technical training grantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 2 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    Four schools and a college in Central Massachusetts received a combined $1.8 million in the state's latest round of Skills Capital Grants. The awards were part of a total $10.9 million the state gave out this year to support vocational and technical educational programs across Massachusetts.


  4. Longsjo Classic: Ellen Noble claims women's title in Fitchburg...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 1 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    Mountain biking and cyclocross star Ellen Noble exemplified the expression "just like riding a bike" in her return to criterium racing this past week. Despite only competing in one other criterium this year, Noble won four of the five races in New England Crit Week and finished second in the other, capping it with a dominant return to the 57th Longsjo Classic in sweltering heat this weekend.


  5. Public colleges confront student hunger, housing needs over summerRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 1 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    WORCESTER – Equipped with new statistical evidence showing the extensive need on their campuses, local public colleges and universities are ramping up efforts to provide safety net programs to students over the summer break. This year, all four public colleges in Central Massachusetts have launched or plan to launch new on-campus food pantries as a stopgap measure to help students struggling to find meals.


  6. Longsjo Classic: Riders endure opening stage heat as Ryan DeWald, Ellen Noble pedal to victoriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 30 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    With temperatures soaring into the 90s, cyclists had to manage the temperature along with trying to get across the finish line at the 57th annual Longsjo Classic. The men's pro 1/2 race came down to the wire, as Ryan DeWald, 38, from Reading, Pennsylvania, crossed the finish line in 59.14 to earn the victory for Team Skyline on the 28.32-mile criterium through downtown Leominster.


  7. Special prom in Leominster brings magic moments to manyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 24 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    LEOMINSTER – When Kathy D. Black's daughter was younger and asked her if she could “make up a prom,” Ms. Black couldn't say no.


  8. Remote-control aircraft operators gather in SterlingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2018 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    The free event featured demonstrations, raffles, free planes for children, a race course and a food vendor, with many visitors having fun with their own RCs and drones. Dany Pelletier, from Maynard, spokesman for the group, said there are clubs everywhere in Massachusetts meeting in open spaces, where it is easier to fly, including at the Holden landfill and Devens.


  9. St. Bernard's student-athlete Grace Soultanian of Lunenburg named...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2018 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    FITCHBURG - Grace Soultanian did not know Michael Ellsessar, had never met him or spoken to him, but when she read about his tragic and possibly preventable death, she knew she had to act. Ellsessar, of Sutton, was just 16 years old when he suffered cardiac arrest during a high school football game.


  10. Owner of Fitchburg treatment plant company pleads guilty to falsifying reportsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2018 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    BOSTON - The owner of a Fitchburg-based wastewater treatment company has pleaded guilty to submitting fake water samples for testing and false test results to the state Department of Environmental Protection. Kent Oldfield, president of New SRA and New England Engineering Group, was sentenced to 3 years probation, 50 hours of community service and fined $19,500 after pleading guilty in Middlesex Superior Court to six counts of tampering with wastewater test methods and 14 counts of knowingly making false reports to the DEP.


  11. Giant paper plane in Fitchburg makes bid for art recordRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2018 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    FITCHBURG – Though it didn't actually fly, flying wasn't required for what is possibly the world's largest paper airplane to break a world record. The weather was beautiful Tuesday morning, with the sun shining bright at the Fitchburg Municipal Airport, but the high wind kept organizers of the project from having the crane operator lift the 64-foot paper airplane covered in artwork as high as planned for as long as planned.


  12. Need to borrow some wheels? Fitchburg, Southbridge libraries loan bikes as well as booksRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2018 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    In a program that is growing in popularity, Fitchburg Public Library has seven adult bikes that are available for checkout for a day to residents of the city who are 18 or older. The program is in its first full season, after its launch in September.


  13. St. Bernard's class of '43 celebrates 75th reunion in FitchburgRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2018 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    A small but spry group who grew up in the Depression and graduated into World War II returned to the city Wednesday to celebrate their 75th class reunion at St. Bernard's Central Catholic High School. All over age 90, they are among 11 still living from the class of 1943.


  14. After 5 DUI convictions, Fitchburg man gets 4-5 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2018 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    A 56-year-old Fitchburg man has been sentenced to 4 to 5 years in state prison after being convicted of his fifth drunken driving offense. Kenneth B. Dykens, with a last known address of 391 Elm St., Fitchburg, was charged after state police responded to a one-car accident at about 12:30 a.m. Feb. 9, 2017, on the Exit 4 off-ramp on Interstate 190 northbound in Worcester.


  15. Westboro dementia friendly practice seen as modelRead the original story w/Photo

    May 31, 2018 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    Fire Chief Patrick Purcell said public safety personnel "deal with the aging population every single day." Often, since his department runs the ambulance service, they deal with a resident who has dementia.


  16. Parkland shooting survivors tell Fitchburg High students to use their voicesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 30, 2018 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    FITCHBURG – The first time some of her friends saw a gun, said 16-year-old Rebecca P. Schneid, it was in their faces during the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 dead – a “massacre”, she told Fitchburg High School students Wednesday. Miss Schneid and two other girls from the school visited three schools in Massachusetts this week.


  17. UMass Memorial to close pediatric unit, cardiac rehab in LeominsterRead the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2018 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    UMass Memorial Health Care Inc. plans to close hospital beds for children, a cardiac rehabilitation unit and an urgent care center, all in northern Central Massachusetts, as the organization continues to cut expenses. The Worcester-based nonprofit health care system said Tuesday that the changes would take place at its UMass Memorial HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital facilities in Leominster and Fitchburg.


  18. Shirley woman charged after SUV strikes police cruiser in LunenburgRead the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2018 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    Police looking for an SUV that sideswiped a police cruiser early Saturday tracked down the driver after serial numbers were found on parts found at the crash scene. Officer Gage Russell was in the cruiser, on a traffic stop at 2 a.m. on Leominster-Shirley Road,  when it was hit - he was not hurt.


  19. Then & Now: West Boylston Drive, WorcesterRead the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2018 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    Where a ramp to Interstate 190 now bisects the neighborhood, the West Boylston Street School once played a memorable part in hundreds of children's lives. Worcester in the late 19th century had thousands of families, with thousands of children to be educated.


  20. 700-pound statue stolen from Lancaster yardRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2018 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    Sometime Wednesday night or early Thursday morning, someone stole an almost 6-foot-high, 700- to 800-pound statue from the yard of a house at 250 Center Bridge Road. “They got it out of the yard without a sound,” said Lancaster Police Chief Edwin Burgwinkel.


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