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Shrewsbury News

Local news for Shrewsbury, MA continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

The Hundredth Town Chorus will begin its fall session Wednesday, Sept. 6, and is searching for new female singers to join.

Every year a grand marshal is chosen to kick off the parade for the Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival. A celebratory dinner to honor 2017 Grand Marshal Laurie I. Hogan will be held Saturday, Sept.

In the first game of the tournament, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts will take on Midland, Michigan at 9:30 a.m., followed by Creighton Prep, Nebraska going against Henderson, Nevada at 1 p.m. Thursday's afternoon session will feature Bryant, Arkansas facing Lewiston, Idaho at 4:30 p.m. and Hopewell, New Jersey will battle North Carolina state champion Randolph County in the final game of the day at approximately 8:15 p.m.

Worcester News

Local news for Worcester, MA continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

Without discussion, the City Council Tuesday night overwhelmingly approved a resolution in support of local efforts to woo the Pawtucket Red Sox to the city. By passing the resolution, spearheaded by Mayor Joseph M. Petty, the council showed that it supports "in principle" those city efforts, including building a stadium to accommodate the team.

Not everyone left a meeting Tuesday discussing the Colored Citizens of Worcester Honor Roll completely satisfied. But after a wide-ranging discussion at City Hall, it appears the project will remain on track for completion later this year.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Eleanor Mae Prentice, and three children, David A. Prentice of Hamilton, N.J., Gary R. Prentice and his wife Lynn of Ballston Lake, N.Y., and Susan Ann Bryer and her husband Mark of Livingston, Texas. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Joshua D. Prentice of Lonetree, Colo., Julie M. Bryer of Raleigh, N.C., and Amy L. Bryer of Raleigh, N.C. A brother, Nelson A. Prentice and his wife Ginger of Ocala, Fla., also survives.

Holden News

Local news for Holden, MA continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

The state's problems providing the Central Massachusetts Safety Council with road test examiners for Saturday sessions has come to a boil. Timothy Cooney, president of the driving school, said the council was forced to cancel all 60 road tests it had scheduled for Saturday because the state Registry of Motor Vehicles can't send any examiners that day.

WORCESTER - A Holden man was charged with drugged driving after his car ran off the road and hit a utility pole on West Boylston Street Tuesday night. Joseph Stockmal, 24, of Holden, was arrested at a Worcester hospital where he and a passenger were taken after a one-car accident near 1160 West Boylston St. The accident was reported at 6:45 p.m. Witnesses said Mr. Stockmal's Hyundai had been striking the curb and at one point drove onto a lawn and back to the street before hitting the wooden pole, police said.

The hard numbers help to tell the story of a selfless young woman struck down while giving of herself for the benefit of others: Britney Gengel, of Rutland, was 19 when she perished in a January 2010 earthquake that struck the island nation of Haiti, killing about 300,000 people. In the aftermath of her death, which occurred during a college service trip intended to build an orphanage, the Be Like Brit Foundation constructed a 19,000-square-foot orphanage in her memory.

Northborough News

Local news for Northborough, MA continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

The Hundredth Town Chorus will begin its fall session Wednesday, Sept. 6, and is searching for new female singers to join.

The Northborough Education Foundation will hold the third annual Applefest Gala, "Cocktails and Dancing Under the Stars," at Juniper Hills Golf Course Pavilion Friday, Sept. 15, from 7:30 pm - 11:30 p.m. The gala is part of Northborough's annual Applefest weekend which is scheduled for Sept.

One person was killed and two others injured in a head-on car crash on Route 20 in Northborough Saturday afternoon, police said. The victims, a woman and two men, were taken to UMASS Memorial Medical Center, where one was pronounced dead, according to police.

Grafton News

Local news for Grafton, MA continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

If you fancy yourself a hot dog connoisseur, join the fun in tracking down the new Champion in the annual Worcester Hot Dog Safari fundraiser scheduled Aug. 19. Eat your way through enough hot dogs on the trip and you could also take home the "Top Dog" trophy. Organizer Tom Mahoney said contestants will meet at noon at Ralph's Diner, 148 Grove St., Worcester, where they will be able to purchase scorecards and Worcester Hot Dog Safari shirts and hats.

For the 12th year, Grafton residents and visitors joined thousands of communities nationwide Aug. 1 by celebrating the 34rd annual National Night Out. The event is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and locally by the Grafton Police Department.

The information from the police log is obtained directly from the official records maintained at each police station in our circulation area. It contains arrests and samplings of police activity.

Westborough News

Local news for Westborough, MA continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

The Hundredth Town Chorus will begin its fall session Wednesday, Sept. 6, and is searching for new female singers to join.

A Massachusetts man accused of threatening to kill the jury during his first murder trial and slapping his lawyer in the face during the second has been sentenced to 18 years in prison as part of a plea deal. The Telegram & Gazette reports that 37-year-old Janleer Povez of Worcester was awaiting a third trial in the 2008 death of a Westborough man before Thursday's sentencing.

WESTBOROUGH, Mass., Aug. 9, 2017 : Cumberland Farms announces a recall of its LARGE CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD due to the presence of gluten in a product mislabeled as gluten free. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to specific types of allergens, such as gluten, run the risk of serious life threatening allergic reactions if they consume the product being recalled.

Boylston News

Local news for Boylston, MA continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

Inmates with drug problems will find help as they transition back into the community after having served their sentences. Superintendent David H. Tuttle said the Worcester County Jail and House of Correction has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the state Department of Public Health to help inmates suffering from opioid addiction.

The Briarwood Community is accepting registrations for its ninth annual Golf Outing Thursday, Sept. 28, at Wachusett Country Club in West Boylston.

The Shrewsbury Fire and Police Relief Association will be holding a golf tournament fundraiser Friday, Sept. 15 at Cyprian Keyes Golf Course, 284 E Temple St., Boylston.

Rutland News

Local news for Rutland, MA continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

A Rutland man was arrested Monday afternoon after he was seen on a store security camera using what appeared to be credit cards stolen in car break-ins at a union hall. Andrew Gemme, 38, of 37 Central Tree Road, Rutland, was arrested near Gold and Madison streets by police investigating break-ins to two cars at the Carpenters Local 107 union hall.

The hard numbers help to tell the story of a selfless young woman struck down while giving of herself for the benefit of others: Britney Gengel, of Rutland, was 19 when she perished in a January 2010 earthquake that struck the island nation of Haiti, killing about 300,000 people. In the aftermath of her death, which occurred during a college service trip intended to build an orphanage, the Be Like Brit Foundation constructed a 19,000-square-foot orphanage in her memory.

HOLDEN – Teachers and school board members alike expressed frustration Wednesday night with the Wachusett Regional School District's budget situation. Teachers at the school committee meeting asked the committee and administration to engage with residents in Rutland and Paxton to win their support for the proposed budget, which awaits approval in those towns.  One school psychologist in the district said, "Students need and deserve better mental health.

Paxton News

Local news for Paxton, MA continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

She got a couple of small prizes over the years. So,when she saw a recent Summer Getaway Sweepstakes promotion in the Telegram and Gazette with a grand prize of a trip, she entered, though she felt she wouldn't have much of a chance since it was nationwide.

With the burned-out shell of the Sweetpea Friends of Rutland Animals shelter looming at the back of their property, the mostly-new Sweetpea board of directors talked last week about their plans to rebuild and why it's taking so long to do so. Last June, the board had hoped to break ground to replace the shelter, which burned down Nov. 22, 2015, in a devastating late-night fire that killed all but a handful of the 50 animals inside.