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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.

I would like to keep these Domains together as a Box Set.
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www.thetownofholden.com
www.thetownofpaxton.com
www.thetownofprinceton.com
www.thetownofrutland.com
www.thetownofsterling.com

These are for Sale Indivually.
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www.townofholden.com
www.townofpaxton.com
www.townofsterling.com


In the news around Rutland Massachusetts
    Petition to close Cape Cod bridges to visitors draws support
    Campaign part of recent efforts to hold down population during coronavirus outbreak. source

    Bay State buys horse for mounted police unit
    WORCESTER — Bay State Savings Bank recently purchased a 1,300 pound draft cross horse named Hank, whom they have gifted to the Friends of the Mounted Police Unit – Worcester. Hank is originally from Northfield, is 7 years old, and will be the newest horse on the unit.Internally, the horse will still go by Hank; however, externally, both Bay State Savings Bank and the Friends of the Mounted Police Unit – Worcester would like the public to help officially [...] source

    Holden Recreation accepting summer job applications
    HOLDEN — The Holden Recreation Department is accepting applications for summer employment.Applications are available in the Town Manager’s Office, Starbard Building, 1204 Main St.; the Recreation Department, 1420 Main St.; or at www.holdenma.gov.Positions to be filled include lifeguards and water safety instructors, tennis, games galore, basketball and arts and crafts instructors, half-day program counselors and snack bar attendants. For more information, call the [...] source

    Wachusett keeps students' social-emotional needs in mind
    REGION — With public and private schools across the state closed for almost two weeks now due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, focusing on and taking stock of the social and emotional well-being of students is more crucial than ever.Brendan Keenan is the director of social-emotional learning for the Wachusett Regional School District. Keenan sent out an email to district families on March 19 offering a list of online resources for both students and parents related to [...] source

    Anna Maria music program reaccredited through 2027
    PAXTON — The Anna Maria College Music Degree Program has been reaccredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. The accreditation runs through the 2026-2027 academic year.In its most recent letter to Anna Maria College, NASM commended the college and its music department faculty for their "meticulous attention to all issues of compliance and the notable success of recruitment efforts for the class of 2024."“We are excited about this [...] source

    New officers elected to Sterling Police Association
    STERLING — The Sterling Police Association elected new officers in January.Sterling Police Department Sgt Craig Pomeroy is president, and longtime SPD officers Brian Bourque, Scott Johnson and Lane Pomeroy are vice president, treasurer and secretary, respectively.“We will be continuing our support to the community of Sterling,” said Pomeroy, who has been with the SPD for 22 years.The Sterling Police Association was established in 1983 with the [...] source

    Country Bank donates $250K to local hospitals
    WARE — Country Bank has donated $250,000 to four local hospitals to help with the work they are doing for their patients as they fight the COVID-19 pandemic.The hospitals receiving donations include Baystate Health in Springfield, Harrington Hospital in Southbridge, and UMass Memorial and Saint Vincent hospitals in Worcester."We are so grateful to Country Bank for its most generous support and appreciate its continued partnership during this unprecedented time. This [...] source

    Charter expands Showtime and Epix through April 19
    STAMFORD, Conn. — Charter Communications Inc. has announced it will provide Showtime and EPIX premium channels at no additional charge to Spectrum TV customers who do not currently receive those channels through Sunday, April 19.“We hope that by expanding these programming options, it will provide even more hours of entertainment for our customers in these challenging times,” said Tom Montemagno, executive vice president of programming acquisition for Charter. [...] source

    How to lead a small business through coronavirus
    With the coronavirus shaking up the economy and upending the day-to-day operations of businesses, it’s more critical than ever that corporate CEOs and small business owners summon up all their leadership skills.Employees who usually are just down the hall are now working remotely from home. The supply chain is disrupted. And customers and clients may be changing their spending habits.But, as important as business savvy and financial expertise can be in riding out all the [...] source

    Officials cancel May Brimfield flea market due to coronavirus
    BRIMFIELD - Out of concern for the threat of spreading coronavirus, selectmen have voted to cancel the May version of Brimfield Antiques Show & Flea Markets.On their webpage, the organizers of the event announced that the spring event was canceled. It was slated for May 12-17."We are very sorry to that due to circumstances beyond our [...] source

    Blood needed: Massachusetts governor urges people to donate
    Gov. Charlie Baker made an appeal Saturday for Massachusetts residents to donate blood, calling it a way to save lives as the state strives to prevent its health care system from becoming overwhelmed by the pressures of the coronavirus pandemic.The visit Baker made alongside First Lady Lauren Baker to the Red Cross donation center in Dedham was his first media appearance since Public Health Commissioner Dr. Monica Bharel announced Friday night she had tested positive for COVID-19. [...] source

    Ramp project is under way
    PAXTON – A ramp replacement project at town hall is proceeding. The town received two bids and awarded the project to Cornerstone Building Services for a low bid of $61,215.Town Administrator Carol Riches said a lot of work is involved, replacing the ramp but also installing an automatic door and replacing stairs to the second floor. She estimated it would be complete in about 45 days.A recycling day original set for this month was canceled, Riches said at a recent [...] source

    Sterling students score in SkillsUSA
    FITCHBURG — Several Sterling residents achieved success in Monty Tech’s SkillsUSA’s local skills and leadership competition held recently at the school. Top winners qualified to advance to the district- and state-level competitions:Luke Boardman, grade 11, cabinetmaking, silver;Lynaiah Gorham, grade 10, community service, silver;Sarah Jacobs, grade 12, cosmetology (over 500 hours), [...] source

    'What's for dinner?' has become a focal point
    REGION — With restaurants across the district and state closed for dining-in per order of Gov. Charlie Baker as a result of the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), the question of what’s for dinner has taken on a whole new meaning.Many local eateries are adapting and have started offering free delivery and curbside pickup options, in addition to takeout orders, as a way to keep revenue coming in during these unprecedented times. Residents are taking advantage of this, [...] source

    Advice from 4 therapists on how to deal with anxiety, stress during the coronavirus outbreak
    It can feel hard right now.The number of people sick with COVID-19 is rising. Gatherings are limited. Restaurants and [...] source

    MBTA asks passengers to board back doors to protect drivers
    BOSTON — The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is asking passengers to board all buses and trolleys from their rear doors to help keep distance between drivers and passengers during the COVID-19 pandemic.The change takes effect Saturday, March 21 on all MBTA buses and on street-level trolleys on the Green Line and Mattapan Line. Officials say seniors and people with disabilities can continue using the front door."The MBTA is undertaking these measures to protect [...] source

    Trump: Student loan borrowers can suspend payments for 60 days without interest
    WASHINGTON — Borrowers with federal student loans will be able to pause their payments for two months without interest accruing, President Donald Trump and the Education Department said March 20.The move is an effort to help those financially affected by the spread of the coronavirus. Trump had announced last week the government would waive interest on federally held loans last week, but few details had been available. The suspension will be in effect for at least 60 days, and [...] source

    Taxes due July 15; deadline extended due to coronavirus challenges
    WASHINGTON — The income tax filing date has been pushed back from April 15, to July 15, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said.Mnuchin announced the decision in a tweet Friday, March 20 saying that at President Donald Trump's direction "we are moving Tax Day from April 15 to July 15. All taxpayers and businesses will have this additional time to file and make payments without interest or penalties."At a White House briefing, Trump said the delay on filing and paying [...] source

    Paxton announcement re COVID-19
    As communities begin to feel the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the town of Paxton has taken steps to help protect the health and safety of our citizens and employees, which is always our top priority.Beginning Monday, March 16, all town-operated facilities will be closed to public access until April 1, at which time the situation will be reassessed. These facilities include the town hall, the John Bauer Senior Center, the Richards Memorial Library, the Public Safety Complex, [...] source

    Princeton announcement re COVID-19
    Beginning Monday, March 15, the following town of Princeton-operated facilities will be closed to public access until April 1, 2020, at which time the situation will be reassessed.These facilities include the Town Office Building, Senior Center, the Public Safety Complex and the Highway Department.The Town Office Building will remain staffed, and departments may be reached by telephone or email. During this time, forms and payments to be delivered to the Town Office Building [...] source

News in and around our Schools
    Wachusett keeps students' social-emotional needs in mind
    REGION — With public and private schools across the state closed for almost two weeks now due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, focusing on and taking stock of the social and emotional well-being of students is more crucial than ever.Brendan Keenan is the director of social-emotional learning for the Wachusett Regional School District. Keenan sent out an email to district families on March 19 offering a list of online resources for both students and parents related to [...] source

    Anna Maria music program reaccredited through 2027
    PAXTON — The Anna Maria College Music Degree Program has been reaccredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. The accreditation runs through the 2026-2027 academic year.In its most recent letter to Anna Maria College, NASM commended the college and its music department faculty for their "meticulous attention to all issues of compliance and the notable success of recruitment efforts for the class of 2024."“We are excited about this [...] source

    Charter expands Showtime and Epix through April 19
    STAMFORD, Conn. — Charter Communications Inc. has announced it will provide Showtime and EPIX premium channels at no additional charge to Spectrum TV customers who do not currently receive those channels through Sunday, April 19.“We hope that by expanding these programming options, it will provide even more hours of entertainment for our customers in these challenging times,” said Tom Montemagno, executive vice president of programming acquisition for Charter. [...] source

    Sterling students score in SkillsUSA
    FITCHBURG — Several Sterling residents achieved success in Monty Tech’s SkillsUSA’s local skills and leadership competition held recently at the school. Top winners qualified to advance to the district- and state-level competitions:Luke Boardman, grade 11, cabinetmaking, silver;Lynaiah Gorham, grade 10, community service, silver;Sarah Jacobs, grade 12, cosmetology (over 500 hours), [...] source

    Trump: Student loan borrowers can suspend payments for 60 days without interest
    WASHINGTON — Borrowers with federal student loans will be able to pause their payments for two months without interest accruing, President Donald Trump and the Education Department said March 20.The move is an effort to help those financially affected by the spread of the coronavirus. Trump had announced last week the government would waive interest on federally held loans last week, but few details had been available. The suspension will be in effect for at least 60 days, and [...] source

    Anna Maria College COVID-19 update
    PAXTON — Anna Maria College offer updated information on its response to COVID-19:https://www.annamaria.edu/anna-maria-news/coronavirus-march-17th-updatePresident Mary Lou Retelle provides an update on the following topics:Online learning for the remainder of the academic year,Cancellation of all campus events through the end of the semester,Financial considerations for reimbursements, andGuidelines for working remotely for faculty and staff. [...] source

    Paxton Center School second-quarter honor roll
    PAXTON — Paxton Center School has announced its second-quarter honor roll for the 2019-2020 academic year.HIGH HONORSGrade 6: Liliana Colonna, Max Domineck, Mason Figueras, Mahindra Ganesh, Keegan Gregorczyk, Jack Hehir, Anderson Kadis, Alexis Messina, Katelyn Murray, Patrick O’Connell, Nicholas Sharry, Tyler Trudell, Kassandra VanNorman and Dexter Woleader.Grade 7: Haley Case, Saide Cevik, William Connor, Haley Dow, Alise Galena, Joseph [...] source

    Anna Maria extending spring break
    PAXTON — Anna Maria College continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 public health crisis. Although there are currently no recorded COVID-19 virus cases on our campus, the safety of our campus community is our top priority. Accordingly, the college will extend the spring break currently underway through Sunday, March 22, 2020. The extension of the break through March 22 will also allow the college to prepare for remote instruction, should that become necessary.No campus [...] source

    UMass Lowell fall 2019 dean's list
    LOWELL — Local residents have been named to the dean's list at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. To qualify for the dean's list at UMass Lowell, a student must have completed no fewer than 12 graded credits for the semester and earned at least a 3.25 grade-point average with no grade lower than C and without any incompletes.Among those recognized for achieving academic distinction for the fall 2019 semester at UMass Lowell [...] source

    Wachusett Chamber announces scholarships
    REGION — The Wachusett Area Chamber of Commerce will offer up to three $3,000 scholarships this year to qualified graduating seniors living in the Wachusett area. To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must be planning to pursue business studies as full-time students at a two- or four-year college and reside in one of the chamber’s service area towns, which include: Boylston, Holden, Paxton, Princeton, Rutland, Sterling and West Boylston. This year, applicants with [...] source

    UMass Amherst dean's list
    AMHERST — Below is a list of local students who were named to the dean’s list at the University of Massachusetts Amherst for the fall 2019 semester.To qualify, an undergraduate student must receive a 3.5 grade-point average or better on a four-point scale.HoldenCamille Grace Haichang Bergeron, Jennifer Anne Berglund, Arianna Lynn Cariglia, Matthew Robert Cassella, Tyler Harold Cyr, Michael Philip Doherty, Etienne Trung Emery-Le, Max [...] source

    Central Tree Middle School honor roll
    RUTLAND — Central Tree Middle School has announced it second-quarter honor roll for the 2019-2020 school year.GRADE 8High Honors: Julianne Becker, Caroline Bierfeldt, Daniel Busa, Aidan Cady, Ethan Carino-Caal, Sydney Carlson, Olivia Culberson, Victoria Giammarinaro, Avery Heppenstall, Sophie Jenkins, Elise Kennedy, Benjamin King, Timothy King, Julia Kirton, Michael Leahy, Megan Martin, Morgan McKiney, Meghan Montague, Michael Rotondo, [...] source

    Immigration Day program
    HOLDEN — Fourth-graders from Houghton Elementary School in Sterling presented a shortened version of their grade’s Immigration Day program for the Wachusett Regional School District Committee.The program included students’ assuming the identity of an immigrant ancestor or inventing a persona and simulating their journey through Ellis Island, seeing the Statue of Liberty, being checked by immigration officers and public health officials, visiting the baggage claim [...] 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

    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

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

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