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The Wachusett Region is made up of five towns located in central Massachusetts. The five towns are Holden, Paxton, Princeton, Rutland, and Sterling. Each town has its own Elementary & Middle School but share a central High School, and central district office, both located in Holden MA.

Rutland
Fire Department 508-886-4107
Police Department 508-886-4033
Council on Aging 508-886-7945
Town Clerk 508-886-4104
Building Inspector 508-886-4118
Board of Health 508-886-4102
Assessors Office 508-886-4101
Tax Collector 508-886-4103
Board of Selectmen 508-886-4100
Public Library 508-886-4108
Veterans' Services 508-885-7508
Public Works 508-886-4105
Water Department 508-886-4105
Electric Company 800-322-3223
Phone Company 800-870-9999
Cable Company 800-634-1008


School Websites & Phone numbers
School District Central Office 508-829-1670
Naquag Elementary School 508-886-2901
Central Tree Middle School 508-886-0073
Glenwood Elementary School 508-886-0399
Wachusett Regional High School 508-829-6771

This website is for sale. Since I nolonger living in Massachusetts, we thought it would be polite to offer these domains to someone who lives in the area. If you have an interested in this domain send an email to domains@thewachusettregion.com your email will be recieved by a friend of mine who lives in one of the five towns. If you want to get a reply show us you read this message by tell us which domain names you are asking about, tell us who you are, why you want the domains and take the time to ask relevant questions using complete and full sentences.

The website was orignally created in 2005 for the people of Rutland and their families and friends. At the time the site included town phone numbers, later I added local Real Estate listings. Then I moved and took the site down. Its back now just to find a buyer.

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In the news around Rutland Massachusetts
    Paxton offering kids and caregiver yoga class
    PAXTON — On Mondays starting March 2, from 11 to 11:30 a.m. at the Paxton Senior Center Basement, 17 West St., Paxton Recreation is offering a kids and caregiver yoga class. The fee is $60 for one adult and one child for the eight-week session. Additional children are $40 with the same caregiver.Bring your 3- to 5-year-old preschooler and join instructor Daniella Wittern Bush. The group will sing, dance, and move their bodies in ways that will get the wiggles and giggles out, [...] source

    Mountainside is open at Vickery House
    PRINCETON — Mountainside Bakery & Café moved into its new location, the Wachusett Mountain Superintendent’s House at 213 Mountain Road, in mid-December. officially opening Dec. 20.The move was a long time coming; it took a lot of hard work — and determination — to bring it all together. The location, also known as the Vickery House, is steeped in history.“It continues to be a labor of love,” said co-owner Katherine Huck, [...] source

    Town signs lease with RYS for soccer fields
    RUTLAND — The town has signed a lease with Rutland Youth Soccer to create a new soccer facility for the town’s growing youth population. The facility will be located at the entrance to Glenwood Elementary School on Glenwood Road.At a special town meeting held in fall 2018, voters agreed to put the Glenwood Road land up for lease for recreational purposes. Previously, the land was included in the lease between the town and the Wachusett Regional School District as part of [...] source

    Princeton wins preparedness grant
    The Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs has awarded a $20,000 grant to the town of Princeton.Part of the State’s Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Program, the grant will help Princeton meet the challenges of climate change and develop a Municipal Preparedness Plan. The grant is the result of efforts of Princeton’s Environmental Action Committee, and represents a first step toward preparing for the impacts of climate change on Princeton. [...] source

    Ferguson named to Special Commission
    BOSTON — State Rep. Kimberly N. Ferguson, R-Holden, has been appointed to a special commission that will explore the possibility of allowing candidates for public office in Massachusetts to use campaign funds for child care expenses.The Special Commission on Family Care and Child Care Services will look at similar state and federal laws governing the use of campaign funds for family and child care services to see if it is feasible to offer the same benefit to Massachusetts [...] source

    Mountview Middle School honor roll
    HOLDEN — Mountview Middle School has announced the second-quarter honor roll for the 2019-2020 school year.GRADE 8 High Honors: Brooke Anacleto, Ariel Asher, Alexander Baez, Alexis Barrett, Alexander Bates, Luchian Belau-Lorberg, Zachary Bernstein, Hannah Best, Catherine Bowler, Sierra Boyd, Catherine Brigham, Elizabeth Cain, Matthew Caliri, Breanna Cassel, Lillian Chaisson, Noah Chapman-Rigney, Connor Cheslawski, Macrae Chilton, Ailish [...] source

    Gilchrist graduates from firefighter training program
    STOW — State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey and Massachusetts Firefighting Academy Deputy Director Joseph C. Klucznik announced the graduation of the 280th class of the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy’s 50-day Career Recruit Firefighter Training Program on Feb. 14.“This rigorous professional training provides our newest firefighters with the basic skills to perform their jobs effectively and safely,” said Ostroskey.The Massachusetts Firefighting [...] source

    Sterling EMS scholarship applications open
    STERLING — Sterling EMS Inc. provides scholarships on an annual basis to Sterling residents who are training in medically related education programs.Scholarships are available in amounts of $500 for the Standard Scholarship and $1,500 for the Memorial Scholarship.Recipients of the Standard Scholarship shall be Sterling Residents enrolled in a medically related training program. Recipients of the Memorial Scholarship shall be Sterling residents who are recent graduates [...] source

    WRSD school lunches for March
    K-5 and K-8: Sterling, Paxton, Thomas Prince, Naquag, Mayo, Davis, Dawson and GlenwoodMonday, March 2Asian chicken with rice and steamed broccoli, or cheeseburger/hamburger or pizzaTuesday, March 3Pancakes with breakfast sausage and hash brown rounds, or hot dog or signature sandwichWednesday, March 4Chicken parmesan with pasta and marinara sauce, green beans and garlic knot roll, or egg, sausage and cheese croissant or [...] source

    Holden, Rutland residents graduate LifeDesign University
    FITCHBURG — The second graduating class of Fidelity Bank’s LifeDesign University had reason to celebrate at their graduation Jan. 30 at Oak Hill Country Club in Fitchburg. The class of 13 Fidelity Bank employees met every three weeks for two hours over a year long period to complete the professional development program. Marcin Wiadrowski of Holden was one of the graduates, as was Brittany Roberge of Rutland.Fidelity Bank teamed up with Nichols College to create [...] source

    Agricultural Commission hosting forums in March
    PRINCETON — The Princeton Agricultural Commission is sponsoring two events in March.On Wednesday, March 4, from 7 to 8:15 p.m., the commission is hosting an open house and forum for all those interested in learning and sharing more about agricultural pursuits in town. This includes, but is not limited to, gardening, animal husbandry (e.g. sheep, goats, pigs, llamas, cows, chickens, turkeys), orchard and fruits, as well as land management and restoration. The purpose of the [...] source

    Home-grown folk tales
    HOLDEN — Fifth-graders at Mayo Elementary School shared folktales with fellow students, parents and guests on Feb. 4. Principal Liz Garden said the schools received a grant from the Mass Cultural Council and had a writer in residence working with all of the fifth-graders for 10 weeks. The students wrote folktales and worked with the art teacher to design covers for their stories.  source

    Test Drive: 2020 Nissan Rogue
    Entry Price: $25,300Price as tested: $36,095This week, we’re driving Nissan’s bestselling vehicle, namely the 2020 Nissan Rogue. As consumers continue to move away from sedans and into SUVs in all shapes and sizes, the Rogue sales numbers speak for themselves.Specifically, Rogue models have topped overall Nissan vehicle sales in 2017, 2018 and 2019, the latter year posting 350,447 units sold year to date. Its nearest family member is the good looking Altima sedan, [...] source

    Holden Recreation passes available starting March 2
    HOLDEN — Holden Recreation passes go on sale Monday, March 2.Recreation passes are required for admission to the pool and tennis courts, and to participate in all instructional programs at the Dawson Recreation area. Resident passes may be purchased online or in the Recreation office at 1420 Main St. weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proof of residency is required for resident passes. If you purchase passes online, bring your receipt and identification to the office to pick up [...] source

    Pool activity registration is online only
    HOLDEN — Registration for all activities at the pool this summer will be available online only at Holdenrec.com. Registration for residents begins Monday, March 30, at 9 a.m. Registration for nonresidents begins Tuesday, March 31, at 9 a.m.Recreation passes must be purchased in order to register for any classes. Resident passes can be purchased online or at the Recreation office Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nonresident passes can be purchased in the Recreation office [...] source

    On-campus news and notes
    Dean's, president's lists at University of AlabamaTUSCALOOSA, Alabama — A total of 12,050 students enrolled during the 2019 fall semester at The University of Alabama were named to the dean's ist with an academic record of 3.5 or above or the president's list with an academic record of 4.0.The UA dean's and president's lists recognize full-time undergraduate students. The lists do not apply to graduate students or to undergraduate students who take [...] source

    DPW project, paving lead selectmen's priorities
    PAXTON — Town leaders are on board with priorities as the town looks at capital spending, with selectmen agreeing that the proposed DPW facility is the top priority, followed by repaving and parking lot work.Chairman Peter Bogren Jr. said the board’s guidance “as the ones responsible for getting back to our constituents” was important to the Capital Improvement Planning Committee, which had sought the input.Jeff Kent, chairman of the capital [...] source

    Schools step up efforts to combat cold and flu
    REGION — It may be the cold and flu season, but area schools are fighting back, from extra cleaning shifts and “deep cleaning” to disinfectant wipes and fogging machines.The efforts appear to have helped limit the absences, according to anecdotal information from school officials.“We’re over the height of it now” at the Dawson Elementary School in Holden, Principal Melissa Wallace said. She attributed that to “a great [...] source

    Local ninja back in action
    STERLING — Jonathan Godbout will have the opportunity to once again show off his ninja prowess when he returns as a contestant to American Ninja Warrior Junior. Season two of the popular television show premieres Feb. 22.Jonathan, who finished third in season one, faces off with against more than 140 boys and girls from across the U.S. in head-to-head courses in three age brackets: 9 and 10, 11 and 12, and 13 and 14. He found out he was invited back for season two in April of [...] source

    On-campus news and notes
    WORCESTER — Holy Name High School recently announced its second quarter honor rolls. The following local students were among those recognized:Grade 8: Liaidan VanDyke of Holden, High Honors; Robert Reynolds of Paxton, Honors.Grade 10: Xiaoyu Hei of Holden, High Honors; Joseph Buckley of Holden, Honors.Grade 11: Jillian Reynolds of Paxton, High Honors; Maura [...] source

News in and around our Schools
    Mountview Middle School honor roll
    HOLDEN — Mountview Middle School has announced the second-quarter honor roll for the 2019-2020 school year.GRADE 8 High Honors: Brooke Anacleto, Ariel Asher, Alexander Baez, Alexis Barrett, Alexander Bates, Luchian Belau-Lorberg, Zachary Bernstein, Hannah Best, Catherine Bowler, Sierra Boyd, Catherine Brigham, Elizabeth Cain, Matthew Caliri, Breanna Cassel, Lillian Chaisson, Noah Chapman-Rigney, Connor Cheslawski, Macrae Chilton, Ailish [...] source

    Sterling EMS scholarship applications open
    STERLING — Sterling EMS Inc. provides scholarships on an annual basis to Sterling residents who are training in medically related education programs.Scholarships are available in amounts of $500 for the Standard Scholarship and $1,500 for the Memorial Scholarship.Recipients of the Standard Scholarship shall be Sterling Residents enrolled in a medically related training program. Recipients of the Memorial Scholarship shall be Sterling residents who are recent graduates [...] source

    WRSD school lunches for March
    K-5 and K-8: Sterling, Paxton, Thomas Prince, Naquag, Mayo, Davis, Dawson and GlenwoodMonday, March 2Asian chicken with rice and steamed broccoli, or cheeseburger/hamburger or pizzaTuesday, March 3Pancakes with breakfast sausage and hash brown rounds, or hot dog or signature sandwichWednesday, March 4Chicken parmesan with pasta and marinara sauce, green beans and garlic knot roll, or egg, sausage and cheese croissant or [...] source

    On-campus news and notes
    Dean's, president's lists at University of AlabamaTUSCALOOSA, Alabama — A total of 12,050 students enrolled during the 2019 fall semester at The University of Alabama were named to the dean's ist with an academic record of 3.5 or above or the president's list with an academic record of 4.0.The UA dean's and president's lists recognize full-time undergraduate students. The lists do not apply to graduate students or to undergraduate students who take [...] source

    On-campus news and notes
    WORCESTER — Holy Name High School recently announced its second quarter honor rolls. The following local students were among those recognized:Grade 8: Liaidan VanDyke of Holden, High Honors; Robert Reynolds of Paxton, Honors.Grade 10: Xiaoyu Hei of Holden, High Honors; Joseph Buckley of Holden, Honors.Grade 11: Jillian Reynolds of Paxton, High Honors; Maura [...] source

    $102M school budget includes 7 new positions
    REGION — The Wachusett Regional School District Committee considered a proposed $102 million budget for the 2020-21 school year at its Feb. 10 meeting, with one or two changes from the preliminary budget considered previously.District superintendent Darryll McCall presented the budget, which distributes spending over nine separate appropriations. Decisions on spending are aligned with the district’s Strategic Plan, which covers leadership and communication, effective [...] source

    Rutland Lions offering scholarshis
    RUTLAND — The Rutland Lions Club is again offering scholarships to graduating high school seniors, to help students fulfill their academic goals.Students planning to attend a college, university, technical school or any other educational pursuits beyond high school, who have lived in Rutland for at least one year or have a parent or grandparent who is a member of the Rutland Lions Club, are encouraged to apply.The criteria for awarding the scholarship are financial need, [...] source

    Chocksett Middle School honor roll
    STERLING — The Chocksett Middle School recently announced its second quarter honor roll for the 2019-2020 school year.GRADE 8High honors: Natalie Bourgeois, Mitchell Coonahan, Aaliyah Cooper, Sarah Cox, John Ferrera, Ania Grinkis, Ronald Harris, Molly Hartnett, Arik Huntoon, Connor Martin, Megan Morrissey, Ava Poirier, Madison Powell, Rylie Schoville, Sabrina Simpson, Nicole Sutherland, Sebastian Terlato, Isabella Trudeau and Priscilla Wolfendale. [...] source

    Thomas Prince School honor roll
    PRINCETON — The Thomas Prince School recently announced its second quarter honor roll for the 2019-2020 school year.GRADE 8High Honors: Caleb Cochrell, Amelia Darmanin, Allison Deskins, Cassidy DiSalle, Anastasia Hocurscak, Ella Hogan, Rowan Lefferts, Elina Lindberg, Kaitlyn Mithcell, Paige Newell, Lucy Patterson, Renee Rainville, Thomas Robinson, Nathan Turner-Clarke and Jane Zgurzynski.Honors: Dylan Brenn, Quinton Brien, Maggie Dower, Mikaila [...] source

    Worcester State University dean's list
    WORCESTER — The following local students have been named to the Worcester State University dean's list for Fall 2019. Dean's list honors are awarded to matriculated undergraduate students who have earned a 3.5 GPA or higher. Full-time students must have earned a minimum of 12 credits, and part-time students must have earned a minimum of 6 credits.HOLDENAnnelise Batista, Lynn M. Batista, Sarah B. Bjorn, Amanda J. Blouin, Kayla L. Brewer, Alivia K. Burns, [...] source

    Bay Path honor roll
    CHARLTON — Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School recently announced its honor rolls for the second quarter of the 2019-2020 school year. Paxton and Rutland students who achieved the honor are listed below.GRADE 12High Honors: Colin Richardson of RutlandHonors: Heath Bigelow of Rutland and Michael Houghton of PaxtonPrincipal's List: Benjamin Schultz of RutlandGRADE 11High Honors: Juliannah Kolofsky of Rutland and Zachary Messina of [...] source

    On-campus news and notes
    Gobi graduates from Georgetown UniversityWASHINGTON, D.C. — Kate Gobi of Princeton, a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society, graduated summa cum laude from Georgetown University in December, earning a BS in Mathematics and Economics. She is most proud of her role as co-founder and co-president of the Special Olympics Club at Georgetown, and benefited from the challenges of competing in Division 1 track. Gobi anticipates completing her [...] source

    WPI announces fall 2019 dean's list
    WORCESTER — The following local residents were among 1,678 students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) named to the university's Dean's List for academic excellence for the fall 2019 semester.Olivia Wisniewski, class of 2020, biomedical engineering and mechanical engineering; Chyla Alonte, class of 2021, biomedical engineering; Logan Gaudette, class of 2021, biomedical engineering; Achilles [...] source

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    HOLDEN — Steve Groccia from Bay State Savings Bank and his wife, Maureen, held their annual holiday party where they asked guests to donate gifts for students at Devereux in Rutland.Steve and friends presented Devereux with a generous array of gift cards and other items totaling more than $1,000.These will be distributed to the children and adolescents at Devereux’s center in Rutland and community group homes. source

    Paxton Lions award scholarship to McDonald
    PAXTON — The Paxton Lions Club's Scholarship Committee presented a check for $1,000 to Paxton student Martha McDonald on Jan 8. Her parents are John and Meaghan McDonald.Martha McDonald graduated from Notre Dame Academy in Worcester in June 2019, and is now in her first year at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. While at Notre Dame, she was an honor student while playing three varsity sports. For many years she also found time through volunteerism to support and raise [...] source

    On-campus news and notes
    Thibeault receives degree from Western New EnglandSPRINGFIELD — Emelia Thibeault of Sterling graduated from Western New England University with a Master of Business Administration on Oct. 15, 2019.Celebrating its centennial in 2019, Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution. Rogol named to president's listGREENVILLE, S.C. — Benjamin [...] source

    Light Department benefitting from Monty Tech partnership
    STERLING — Students from Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School are getting hands-on experience helping with renovations and construction at the Sterling Municipal Light Department operations center on Main Street. A second floor is being added to the building, as well as updates and an overhaul of the existing main floor.“The improvements in the building will create a training area for the crew, along with a separate meter room and proper restroom facilities [...] source

    Mark Aucoin, former principal in Holden, charged with child pornography
    HOLDEN – A former principal of Davis Elementary School faces child pornography charges.Mark A. Aucoin, 61, of 57 High Ridge Road, was arraigned in Leominster District Court Thursday on three charges of possession of child pornography.Police arrested Aucoin after being alerted by employees from a Holden business that on Nov. 20 they saw what appeared to be child pornography among photographs he downloaded in the business to create a CD, according to a police report filed [...] source

    Early Childhood Center accepting applications
    HOLDEN — The Wachusett Regional School District's Early Childhood Center is accepting applications for its preschool program for the 2020-2021 school year.The ECC is an integrated preschool program whose goal is for all children to become active, lifelong learners ready to succeed in an ever-changing global society."We have openings available in our morning sessions from 9 to 11:20 a.m. (Tuesdays through Fridays), and afternoon sessions from 12:30 to 2:50 p.m. (Mondays [...] source

Fire and Police related News
    Mark Aucoin, former principal in Holden, charged with child pornography
    HOLDEN – A former principal of Davis Elementary School faces child pornography charges.Mark A. Aucoin, 61, of 57 High Ridge Road, was arraigned in Leominster District Court Thursday on three charges of possession of child pornography.Police arrested Aucoin after being alerted by employees from a Holden business that on Nov. 20 they saw what appeared to be child pornography among photographs he downloaded in the business to create a CD, according to a police report filed [...] source

    Washington city votes to tax guns, ammo
    A Washington city will soon begin taxing guns and ammunition.The city council in Tacoma voted to levy the tax beginning in July, TV station KIRO reports. Nearby Seattle has had a similar tax since 2016.There will be a $25 tax on firearms, a 2-cent tax per round of ammunition that is .22 caliber or smaller and a 5-cent tax per round on [...] source

    S.C. man says McDonald's sweet tea came with 3 bags of weed
    A South Carolina man claims he found three bags of pot in a glass of sweet tea he ordered at McDonald's.Parrish Brown says it happened when he went through the drive-through at a location on Hilton Head Island.He asked for "extra lemon," according to TV station KTBC. That, Brown believes, was code for marijuana.Brown says he didn't know there were [...] source

    Active shooter drills are traumatizing students, experts say
    Active shooter drills, which periodically occur at schools across the nation, might be doing more harm than good.Some even include actors playing gunmen and the sounds of simulated gunfire, according to NPR. That, experts say, is traumatizing many [...] source

    Nevada boy, 7, survives after mom allegedly stabs him 25 times
    "My mom is trying to kill me."That's what 911 operators in Henderson, Nevada, near Las Vegas, heard when they answered an emergency call on Oct. 21. Audio from that call was just released by authorities.On the other end of the line was a 7-year-old boy who had reportedly been stabbed 25 times by his mother. Miraculously, he survived, [...] source

    Texas substitute teacher seen in video beating student, charged with assault
    A substitute teacher was fired and faces an assault charge after being caught on video beating a 16-year-old student in a Texas high school classroom, authorities said.Video posted to Twitter shows the substitute punching the student in the face and stomping on her head at Lehman High School in Kyle, just south of Austin:[gh:blockquote class="twitter-tweet"][gh:p lang="en" dir="ltr"]Why??? Lehman high we need answers.[gh:a href="https://twitter.com/KXAN_News? [...] source

    Florida woman, 8 months pregnant, uses AR-15 to kill intruder
    A Florida woman who is eight months pregnant used an AR-15 to shoot and kill one of two intruders who were terrorizing her family, authorities say.The incident happened Wednesday in Lithia, which is about 25 miles southeast of Tampa, according to TV station WHNS.Jeremy King [...] source

    Texas man accused of killing stepmom for celebrating Dallas Cowboys victory
    A man accused of fatally stabbing his stepmother three years ago after she gloated over a Dallas Cowboys victory, and who later told police he’s glad she died, is on trial this week in Texas.Travis County prosecutors attempting to secure a murder conviction against Pontrey Jones, 23, advised the jury Tuesday morning to not bother trying to make sense of Jones’ behavior because there is no rationale for it. Jones, they said, stood over 35-year-old Maggie Ruiz as she sat [...] source

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