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The Wachusett Region   Holden   Paxton   Princeton   Rutland   Sterling 
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

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In the news around Rutland Massachusetts
    Sterling memorializes constable slain on the job 100 years ago
    STERLING - The death of Constable George E. Peeso 100 years ago remains the only line of duty death of a Sterling police officer.The 39-year-old constable and Sterling firefighter died Sept. 19, 1919, at the hands of Ernest Nordenstedt of Worcester. A public memorial service is planned at 10 a.m. Thursday in Memorial Park at a monument erected by the town in the constable's memory. The park is at the rear of the Sterling fire station.Town Administrator Ross Perry said honoring [...] source

    Goings On
    Sterling Farmers Market: Every Friday, rain or shine, through October, 3-6:30 p.m. at 1 Park St. (in front of the Butterick Building), Sterling. Local vendors, including B & B Farm, Hubbard’s Farm LLC, Locust Knoll Farm, Meadowbrook Orchards, and Pineo Family Farm, offer fresh, homegrown and homemade products. Additional vendors and crafters are featured throughout the season. For more information, email market manager Mike Pineo at pineofamilyfarm@aol.com, or like Sterling [...] source

    Board confirms fall town meeting, signage plans
    RUTLAND — Selectmen reviewed a number of items at their Aug. 26 meeting.Online building permitsThe Building Department has launched Viewpoint, online permitting software that allows residents to go to the Building Department website and apply for a building permit. Paper copies of the permit application are still available for those who prefer to file that way, Town Administrator Michael Nicholson told the board.There is a kiosk set up in the Town [...] source

    Florida elementary school kids sent to ER after eating weed candy
    Nine elementary school students ages 10-12 were taken to the hospital on Friday after consuming candy that had been infused with marijuana, according to USA Today.School spokeswoman Colleen Reynolds says a student “inadvertently” brought in THC-laced candy in a package similar to a popular sour candy and then [...] source

    Don't throw these rocks - share them
    STERLING — A local couple has turned to something as simple as rocks as a way to spread kindness across the region.Jennifer Lanciani, who grew up in Sterling, along with her boyfriend Daniel Moniz, started the Facebook group Central MA Rocks in July with the intent to spread some cheer and positive energy through painted rocks.Kindness rocks have become quite popular over the last several years. People paint things on the rocks such as kind words, colorful pictures, [...] source

    Matis receives Oriol scholarship
    HOLDEN — Natalie B. Matis of Jefferson, a 2019 Wachusett Regional High School graduate, was awarded the 2019 Eugene Oriol Scholarship from Oriol Health Care.Matis will be attending Siena College in Loudonville, New York, to pursue a pre-med track in conjunction with Albany Medical College. Natalie intends to become a trauma surgeon. source

    Anna Maria welcomes eight new faculty members
    PAXtON — Anna Maria College has hired eight new faculty members for the fall semester . The new faculty members are experts in social work, nursing, music, and theology.“Due to our continued growth, we have added new faculty members in a variety of fields, both disciplinary and interdisciplinary,” said Christine Holmes, Vice President for Academic Affairs at AMC. “They are each outstanding educators that bring real-world experience into our classrooms. [...] source

    College graduates
    The following local students graduated from Western New England University, Springfield, in May:Holden - Jacob C. Levy graduated with a bachelor of science in business administration in business analytics and information management; Zachary J. Newman graduated with a BSE in computer engineering; and Fabian P. Wimmer graduated with a bachelor of science in computer science.Rutland - Megan M. Pantos graduated with a bachelor of science in pharmacy studies.Sterling - [...] source

    Calamint project should be complete in about a month
    PRINCETON — The Road Advisory Committee got an update on the status of the soon to be completed Calamint Hill Road North project at its Aug. 28 meeting.Larry Greene Jr. presented the summary by the WDA Design Group, a Westborough company that was chosen by the select board to provide oversight for the project.Over the next two to three weeks, work will continue on underdrains, shoulder regrading, constructing a water quality swale to handle storm water, installing a [...] source

    Stewart's founder talks chocolate
    HOLDEN — For an enthusiastic audience at the Holden Senior Center, chocolatier John Goodhile last week outlined the history of the plant with which he works — from its ancient origin as a beverage to today’s gem-like creations served in fluted papers and shared on special occasions.Entering the center’s dining room, the first thing to notice was the dark, warm and velvety rich aroma emanating from the bags of cocoa beans that Goodhile passed around during [...] source

    Spaces available for Sept. 28 flea market
    HOLDEN — The Oriol Foundation will hold its second annual Community Flea Market from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 28. Rain date is Sunday, Sept. 29.Spaces are available to the public (with or without tables) for a tax-deductible contribution to the foundation of $20 to $30. Households as well as crafters or vendors are welcome.The Off the Hook food truck will be on site, as well as an inflatable giant slide for the kids from Central Mass Jump Parties.The flea [...] source

    American Airlines mechanic accused of trying to sabotage plane
    An American Airlines mechanic has been arrested after he allegedly tried to sabotage a plane.Federal authorities say Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani admitted to tampering with the jet's air data module, which provides pilots with crucial information such as the plane's speed.Alani reportedly inserted a piece of foam in the module's inlet, using super glue to keep it in place, [...] source

    New business: Whirled Domination
    HOLDEN — There a new business open in town, and The Landmark asked the owners a few questions. Whirled Domination - A Shake and Coffee Bar opened July 18 inside GH2 Fitness and Training at 512 Main St.Owner: Heather Baker (GH2 Fitness and Training)Phone number: 508-340-2398Type of business: Protein shake and coffee barNumber of employees: 15Owner’s background: Heather Baker has been involved with athletics and the fitness industry for more [...] source

    Local residents to take part in Jimmy Fund Walk
    Local residents are getting behind the Jimmy Fund, taking part in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk this September.A total of 14 walkers from Jefferson, Paxton, Princeton and Rutland will walk one of the four designated distances in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai, which raises the most money of any single day walk in the country.Kristin Olson of Jefferson; Jaclyn Bastien, Michael Bastien, Stephanie MacLean, Leah MacLean, Brooke Bastien, Blake [...] source

    Criminal charges for 7 Ohio students accused of serving teachers crepes tainted with urine, semen
    Seven Ohio middle-schoolers were charged Tuesday with delinquency felony counts accusing them of putting or conspiring to put bodily fluids in crepes that were served to teachers.The students, all 14-year-old boys in eighth grade at Olentangy Hyatts Middle School, were charged in Delaware County Juvenile Court following a three-month investigation into an incident on May 16 in which several teachers ate crepes reportedly laced with semen and urine. The crepes were part of a Global [...] source

    Tom Petty's ex-wife buys rockstar's childhood home
    The Gainesville, Florida, home where the rock 'n' roll legend grew up sold for $175,000. source

    Warner earns doctorate from Western University
    JEFFERSON — Christina Mary Warner of Jefferson, daughter of Francis and BettyAnn Warner of Jefferson, received her Doctorate of Osteopathy from the Western University of Health Sciences in Lebanon, Oregon, on May 31.Warner is a 2009 graduate of Wachusett Regional High School, and in 2013 received her bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering, summa cum laude, from the Catholic University of America, Washington D.C.She is currently a resident at UC Davis Medical [...] source

    Alabama 14-year-old accused of killing 5 family members
    Authorities in Alabama say a 14-year-old has confessed to killing five family members.The slayings happened early Tuesday in Elkmont, which is about 45 miles northwest of Huntsville.According to Huntsville TV station WAFF, the shooting victims are the 14-year-old’s father, John Sisk, 38; stepmother, Mary Sisk, 35; two brothers, ages 6 and 6 [...] source

    2019 Corner Shop scholarship winners
    HOLDEN — The Corner Shop at the First Congregational Church of Holden, 1180 Main St., has awarded two $1,000 scholarships to area students.The recipients are Jennifer Stone and Carter Bergeron. Both are graduates of Wachusett Regional High School.Jennifer will attend UMASS Amherst, and Carter will attend Fordham University in New York.In addition to the scholarships, the Corner Shop, which specializes in gently used clothing, made donations to 10 local charities [...] source

    Hadley named director of enrollment for Whitinsville Christian
    Whitinsville Christian School has named Melissa Hadley their new director of enrollment. She will be responsible for student recruitment, enrollment and retention programs and serves as an integral part of the overall Advancement efforts of WCS.Hadley is a graduate of Whitinsville Christian School and received her MBA from Anna Maria College. She has served as an independent health and fitness coach for the past seven years. Prior to that she worked at Fallon Community Health Plan as [...] source

News in and around our Schools
    Matis receives Oriol scholarship
    HOLDEN — Natalie B. Matis of Jefferson, a 2019 Wachusett Regional High School graduate, was awarded the 2019 Eugene Oriol Scholarship from Oriol Health Care.Matis will be attending Siena College in Loudonville, New York, to pursue a pre-med track in conjunction with Albany Medical College. Natalie intends to become a trauma surgeon. source

    Anna Maria welcomes eight new faculty members
    PAXtON — Anna Maria College has hired eight new faculty members for the fall semester . The new faculty members are experts in social work, nursing, music, and theology.“Due to our continued growth, we have added new faculty members in a variety of fields, both disciplinary and interdisciplinary,” said Christine Holmes, Vice President for Academic Affairs at AMC. “They are each outstanding educators that bring real-world experience into our classrooms. [...] source

    College graduates
    The following local students graduated from Western New England University, Springfield, in May:Holden - Jacob C. Levy graduated with a bachelor of science in business administration in business analytics and information management; Zachary J. Newman graduated with a BSE in computer engineering; and Fabian P. Wimmer graduated with a bachelor of science in computer science.Rutland - Megan M. Pantos graduated with a bachelor of science in pharmacy studies.Sterling - [...] source

    Warner earns doctorate from Western University
    JEFFERSON — Christina Mary Warner of Jefferson, daughter of Francis and BettyAnn Warner of Jefferson, received her Doctorate of Osteopathy from the Western University of Health Sciences in Lebanon, Oregon, on May 31.Warner is a 2009 graduate of Wachusett Regional High School, and in 2013 received her bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering, summa cum laude, from the Catholic University of America, Washington D.C.She is currently a resident at UC Davis Medical [...] source

    2019 Corner Shop scholarship winners
    HOLDEN — The Corner Shop at the First Congregational Church of Holden, 1180 Main St., has awarded two $1,000 scholarships to area students.The recipients are Jennifer Stone and Carter Bergeron. Both are graduates of Wachusett Regional High School.Jennifer will attend UMASS Amherst, and Carter will attend Fordham University in New York.In addition to the scholarships, the Corner Shop, which specializes in gently used clothing, made donations to 10 local charities [...] source

    Hadley named director of enrollment for Whitinsville Christian
    Whitinsville Christian School has named Melissa Hadley their new director of enrollment. She will be responsible for student recruitment, enrollment and retention programs and serves as an integral part of the overall Advancement efforts of WCS.Hadley is a graduate of Whitinsville Christian School and received her MBA from Anna Maria College. She has served as an independent health and fitness coach for the past seven years. Prior to that she worked at Fallon Community Health Plan as [...] source

    Worcester Academy honor roll
    WORCESTER — Worcester Academy has announced its Honor Roll and Headmaster's List for the second semester of the 2018-2019 School Year. The honors represent the achievements each of these Worcester Academy students has earned through academic excellence, challenge and personal growth.HoldenGrade 7: Lucas McCarthy, Headmaster's List; Victoria Rassias, Honor Roll; and Tucker Welcom, Honor Roll.Grade 8: Connor Herlihy, Headmaster's List; Nathan Lee, [...] source

    Bay Path to dispose of old student records
    Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School, 57 Old Muggett Hill Road, Charlton, notifies the public that its requirements to safeguard the student’s Special Education Records have been met for the school years 2010-2011 and 2011-2012.All student records from these years will be destroyed as of Sept. 30, 2019.If you wish to have your child’s records, contact the Student Support Services Office at (508) 248-5971, ext. 1720. You may pick up these records [...] source

    Monty Tech Honor Roll
    The following students made the Honor Roll at Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical High School for the fourth quarter of the 2018-19 school year:Principal’s ListHolden - Victoria Aragi, Skyla Burch, Hailey Conway, William McLaughlin, Joseph Occialini, William Reagan, Hailey White and Renee White.Jefferson – Brianna Catino and Katie Moran.Princeton – Addison Kellysawyer, Lily Kuntz, Lea Mathews and Kaleb McCullough.Sterling [...] source

    Dean's List and President's List
    The following students were named to the dean’s list or president’s list at their colleges for the Spring 2019 semester:Castleton College – Alina Stevens (Jefferson)Clemson University, President’s List – Matthew Nann (Jefferson)Dean College – Gabrielle Kent (Holden); Thomas Mshooshian (Jefferson); Cameron Ward (Holden)Endicott College – Shauna Gale (Holden); Andrew Hitch (Holden); Zachary Nadeau (Rutland); Lauren [...] source

    Medical Society Alliance offering nursing scholarship
    The Worcester District Medical Society Alliance is accepting applications for a BSN scholarship.Up to $2,000 will be awarded to a student who has completed one year of a BSN or RN to BSN nursing program and is currently attending an accredited nursing program.The recipient will receive the award at the WDMS Fall District Meeting. Applicants must be a legal resident of Worcester County prior to enrollment in their nursing program.To view all requirements and to apply [...] source

    Wachusett Regional High School Honor Roll
    The following students made the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2018-19 school year.Grade 12High Honors:Jack Ayvazian, Hugo Barberis, Grace Bennett, Bryna Boutwell, Anika Brown, Rylie Butman, Sarah Catarius, Chase Cooke, Ethan Derr, Timothy Dowd, Hannah Drackley, Emily Duggan, Connor Everidge, Mohamed Fawal, Caitlyn Ferrecchia, Grace Fitzpatrick-Schmidt, Jonathan Francis, Aimee Gleason , Dylan Grady, Klystia Hobbs, Alexander [...] source

    Two athletic department alumni return to Anna Maria
    PAXTON — Anna Maria College Athletics Department has announced two new positions and the return of two AMCAT veterans.Paul Phillips becomes the new Assistant Athletic Director for Alumni and Community Engagement and Mike Burlas joins the department as the new Assistant Athletic Director for Athletics Development. Both return to Anna Maria College Athletic Department after coaching men’s basketball at Clark University for many years.“Paul Phillips and Mike [...] source

    Area students graduate from college
    The following area students graduated from college, spring semester 2019:Alfred University – Zachary Goodwin (Holden)Anna Maria College – Emma McGrath (Sterling); Lisandra Rodriguez Pagan (Holden), master's degreeAssumption College – Benajmin Alzamora (Holden); Paige Benoit (Holden); Noah Mastrototoro (Jefferson); Alexis Packard (Holden); Anthony Purtle (Jefferson); Nicole Spaziante [...] source

    SEL director leaves school district
    REGION — Jon Krol, the district’s director of Social and Emotional Learning, has taken a position as assistant principal at Millbury Junior/Senior High School, Darryll McCall announced at the Wachusett Regional School District Committee meeting July 9.McCall said he may take the SEL director position and add some tasks that currently fall to the Student Service Manager, who is retiring soon.These would include overseeing the 504 plans that protect the rights of [...] source

    Registration for Congressional App Challenge is open
    Registration for the 2019 Congressional App Challenge has officially opened to students.The CAC is a Congressional initiative to encourage student engagement in STEM and, more specifically, computer science. Middle and high school students from across America are invited to participate. Registration is open for students, and more detailed rules and guidelines can be found at https://www.congressionalappchallenge.us.More than 250 members of Congress, including Worcester County's [...] source

    Anna Maria receives $37,500 grant
    PAXTON — Anna Maria College has received a $37,500 grant from the Greater Worcester Community Foundation's Fairlawn Foundation Fund.Established in 1992 after the Fairlawn Hospital was converted into a for-profit rehabilitation corporation, the fund supports innovative projects that address mental health needs in our community. Since its inception, this fund has awarded nearly $7 million to support capital needs, address gaps in service, and increase the supply of qualified and [...] source

    Mayo Mountain Lions meet their mascots
    HOLDEN — Across the country, mountain lions are known by several names: cougars, pumas and wildcats, for example.Locally, they’re known as Mayo Elementary School students, who proudly call themselves Mountain Lions and embrace (but not literally) the powerful and agile big cats as their mascot.When Mayo School principal Liz Garden heard that the Worcester EcoTarium recently opened a brand-new mountain lion exhibit that houses a brother and sister pair of the [...] source

    Monty Tech graduation
    FITCHBURG — The following students received their diplomas and certificates of technical proficiency from Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical High School at the school's 48th annual commencement exercises in May:Holden – Grace C. Campbell, Culinary Arts; Leonardo J. DeMacedo, Graphic Communications; Ariana M. Lyons, Culinary Arts; Alexander B. Metivier, Masonry; Racher C. Patricks, Auto Body: Collision Repair Technology; Kyle R. Queiros, [...] source

    Holden resident joins Anna Maria staff
    PAXTON — Maureen Halley, of Holden, has joined Anna Maria College as its new director of marketing communications. Working with college leadership, she will have responsibility for the development, production and implementation of integrated marketing and communications strategies and tactics to advance the brand, reputation and competitive success of Anna Maria College.“Maureen has a proven track record of providing successful strategic marketing direction and producing [...] source

Fire and Police related News
    Sterling memorializes constable slain on the job 100 years ago
    STERLING - The death of Constable George E. Peeso 100 years ago remains the only line of duty death of a Sterling police officer.The 39-year-old constable and Sterling firefighter died Sept. 19, 1919, at the hands of Ernest Nordenstedt of Worcester. A public memorial service is planned at 10 a.m. Thursday in Memorial Park at a monument erected by the town in the constable's memory. The park is at the rear of the Sterling fire station.Town Administrator Ross Perry said honoring [...] source

    Florida elementary school kids sent to ER after eating weed candy
    Nine elementary school students ages 10-12 were taken to the hospital on Friday after consuming candy that had been infused with marijuana, according to USA Today.School spokeswoman Colleen Reynolds says a student “inadvertently” brought in THC-laced candy in a package similar to a popular sour candy and then [...] source

    American Airlines mechanic accused of trying to sabotage plane
    An American Airlines mechanic has been arrested after he allegedly tried to sabotage a plane.Federal authorities say Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani admitted to tampering with the jet's air data module, which provides pilots with crucial information such as the plane's speed.Alani reportedly inserted a piece of foam in the module's inlet, using super glue to keep it in place, [...] source

    Criminal charges for 7 Ohio students accused of serving teachers crepes tainted with urine, semen
    Seven Ohio middle-schoolers were charged Tuesday with delinquency felony counts accusing them of putting or conspiring to put bodily fluids in crepes that were served to teachers.The students, all 14-year-old boys in eighth grade at Olentangy Hyatts Middle School, were charged in Delaware County Juvenile Court following a three-month investigation into an incident on May 16 in which several teachers ate crepes reportedly laced with semen and urine. The crepes were part of a Global [...] source

    Alabama 14-year-old accused of killing 5 family members
    Authorities in Alabama say a 14-year-old has confessed to killing five family members.The slayings happened early Tuesday in Elkmont, which is about 45 miles northwest of Huntsville.According to Huntsville TV station WAFF, the shooting victims are the 14-year-old’s father, John Sisk, 38; stepmother, Mary Sisk, 35; two brothers, ages 6 and 6 [...] source

    Olympian Simone Biles' brother charged in Ohio triple murder
    The brother of U.S. Olympic gymnast Simone Biles has been charged in connection to a triple murder in Ohio.Tevin Biles-Thomas, 24, was arrested Thursday in Georgia, NBC News reports. He is a member of the U.S. Army.The shooting happened New Year's Eve at an Airbnb rental in Cleveland, police say. An "uninvited group" reportedly entered the home, leading [...] source

    Feds accuse 80 people of using scheme to defraud at least $6 million from lonely women
    Federal prosecutors have accused 80 people of orchestrating an elaborate scheme to defraud at least $6 million — primarily from lonely women.Most of the men charged are Nigerians, according to CNN. Seventeen have been arrested in the U.S. so far. They often posed as members of the U.S. military serving overseas. "We believe this is one of the largest cases of its [...] source

    Sick Florida boy’s clothing, souvenirs stolen during Make-A-Wish trip
    As an infant, doctors didn’t give Oliver De Borde long to live after he suffered severe brain damage due to a congenital heart defect. But two years later, the little Ocala boy continues to brighten the lives of his parents.Recently, however, during a trip provided by Make-A-Wish of Central and North Florida, the family had their luggage and the stroller shared by Oliver and his baby brother, Grayson, stolen.“I couldn’t believe it. We had a very nice trip, [...] source

    Six seniors, ages 62 to 85, caught having sex in Conn. park, police say
    Six senior citizens were arrested at a Connecticut park after they were allegedly caught engaging in sex acts.Those involved ranged in age from 62 to 85, TV station KVUE reports.The incident happened in a conservation area in Fairfield, about 60 miles southwest of Hartford.Police were [...] source

    To combat porch pirates, Texas makes package thefts a felony offense
    We've all seen the videos of brazen thieves stealing packages from doorsteps.Deliveries from Amazon and other firms have become a popular target for so-called porch pirates.Now, one state is doing something about it.Starting Sept. 1, stealing mail, such as packages, becomes a felony offense in Texas, [...] source

    Ohio first-grader points loaded gun at student in school office, email says
    An Ohio first-grader who found his grandmother’s loaded gun at school this spring pointed it at another student, according to a newly released email.On March 8, the child found the 9 mm handgun that his grandmother, Vicky Nelson, who is the district’s transportation director, carried at Highland Local Schools. Nelson was allowed to carry the weapon as part of the district’s concealed-carry plan adopted last year to arm administrators and select staff members to [...] source

    Dealer donates new SUV to husband of El Paso shooting victim
    Once again, the El Paso community has rallied behind the husband of a woman killed in the Aug. 3 Walmart shooting.Antonio Basco got a new Ford Escape SUV this week, free of charge, courtesy of Casa Ford Lincoln. The car he had been using was stolen hours after the funeral for his wife, Margie Reckard, and was later found wrecked and abandoned, [...] source

    ‘Wedding crasher’ on the loose, stealing couples’ gifts, Texas authorities say
    Authorities near Austin, Texas, are searching for a woman they say has been crashing weddings and taking gifts.The woman, who has been dubbed the “Wedding Crasher” by the Comal County sheriff’s office, has been showing up uninvited to weddings in and out of Comal County, posing as a guest and then stealing gifts. The sheriff’s office is asking for the public’s help in finding the woman and is offering up to $4,000 as a reward for information leading [...] source

    UPDATE: Authorities continue to investigate alleged shooting at La. Walmart
    Update: The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Department has released a statement indicating that some details remain unclear following an alleged shooting at a Walmart store on Tuesday.The full statement:″On August 6, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call in which the caller stated, “There are two black males in the Walmart on Burbank shooting.” Shortly thereafter, Sheriff’s Deputies arrived to find a [...] source

    Alabama woman uses hot grease to fend off intruder
    Police say an Alabama man picked the wrong house to burglarize.Larondrick Macklin is accused of breaking into a home Aug. 1 in Decatur, about 25 miles southwest of Huntsville, according to TV station WBTV.A woman who lived in the home used a pot of hot grease to defend herself, causing extensive burns to Macklin's face.Police told WBTV that Macklin was [...] source

    Connor Betts: 5 things to know about Dayton shooting suspect
     In less than a minute, nine people were killed and 27 others were injured when a shooter opened fire in Dayton, Ohio's busy entertainment district late Saturday night.Police gunfire took down the suspect, 24-year-old Connor Betts, ending the massacre.Here are five things to know about Betts:1.) Shooting lasted just 32 seconds. City leaders said a number of police officers were already in the area where Betts is alleged to have opened fire, [...] source

    Patrick Crusius: 5 things to know about El Paso shooting suspect
    A busy Walmart became a grisly crime scene Saturday morning when El Paso police say 21-year-old Patrick Crusius took aim at shoppers and store employees.Another person died Monday morning, officials said, bringing the number of fatalities to 21. More than two dozen additional people were injured.Here are five things to know about Crusius:1.) From Allen, Texas. The [...] source

    Delta pilot suspected of being intoxicated removed from flight moments before takeoff
    A Delta Air Lines pilot suspected of being intoxicated was removed from a flight moments before takeoff Tuesday.The incident happened at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, CNN reports.The flight to San Diego had been fully boarded when the 37-year-old pilot, identified as Gabriel Lyle Schroeder, was arrested, according to an airport spokesman.The pilot [...] source

    Michigan boy, 10, charged with assault after injuring classmate during playground game
    A 10-year-old Michigan boy has been charged with assault after he reportedly injured a classmate during a playground game.The students were playing a game similar to dodge ball, TV station WXYZ reports, when the youngster was hurt. It happened at a school in Canton, which is about 30 miles west of Detroit.According to police, the boy [...] source

    TSA agents at Baltimore airport find missile launcher in man's luggage
    TSA agents find all sorts of contraband in passengers' baggage, but one recent discovery at Baltimore's airport left them stunned.During a routine check Monday, the agents say they discovered a missile launcher in a man's checked bag, TV [...] source

Regional News
    Area residents invited on trip to Tuscany
    Area residents are invited to join the Wachusett Area Chamber of Commerce on an 8-day tour of Tuscany. The “Explore Tuscany” tour runs from April 2 to 10, 2020. A travel information session with a preview of the trip’s itinerary will be held Tuesday, June 11 from 6 to 7 p.m. at The Manor, 42 West Boylston Street, West Boylston.The trip is open to all area residents. Highlights include Montecatini Terme, Florence, Lucca, Gothic Line, Pisa, a cooking class, Siena, [...] source

    Rep. Ferguson supports bill providing $2.3 million in road and bridge funding for the First Worcester District
    BOSTON – State Representative Kimberly Ferguson (R-Holden) is supporting legislation that will provide over $2.3 million in funding assistance to the First Worcester District for local road and bridge repairs under the state’s Chapter 90 program, according to a press release. The six towns in the First Worcester District will receive the following: Holden $619,898; Paxton $192,183; Princeton $341,061; Rutland $376,544; Sterling $410,022; and Westminster $419,901.The [...] source

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