The Wachusett Region Central Massachusetts

For those of you that are new to the area, The Wachusett Region is made up of five towns. Holden, Paxton, Princeton, Rutland, and Sterling. The five towns are located in central Massachusetts. Each town has its own Elementary & Middle Schools and share a central High School. Wachusett High School and the school district's Central Office are in Holden MA.

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In the news around The Wachusett Region Central Massachusetts
    Urgent need for donors, local businesses host blood drives
    The American Red Cross is reissuing its emergency call for blood and platelet donors to give now after multiple snow storms, frigid temperatures and the government shutdown have further reduced lifesaving donations, according to a press release.Upcoming blood donation opportunities include locations in Holden and Paxton. On Feb. 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. a blood drive will be held at Anna Maria College, Sunset Lane in Paxton. Holden Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center, 32 Mayo [...] source

    Holden, Rutland Ag Comms present workshop: 'Pruning Fruit Trees'
    The Holden & Rutland Agricultural Commissions, Worcester County Conservation District, and Central Mass Grown will collaborate to host the next in a series of educational workshops, “Pruning Fruit Trees,” on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Holden Senior Center, located at 1130 Main Street in Holden. (In case of severe weather, the snow date will be Feb. 16). There is no charge to attend the lecture portion of this two part series, and all are [...] source

    The Willows of Worcester to Host Chamber “Business After Hours”
    The Wachusett Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a “Business After Hours” networking event on Tuesday, Feb. 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Willows of Worcester, located at 101 Barry Road in Worcester. The event, sponsored by The Willows, will feature networking, tours of the campus, hors d’oeuvres and door prizes. The cost is $15 for preregistered Chamber members/$20 at the door and $25 for preregistered non-members/$30 at the door. To register, visit: www. [...] source

    Rutland resident wants area towns' input on Holden construction project
    It was a long time coming, but Dick Williams, of Rutland, finally got his “I told you so.”Motivated by a recent meeting in Holden that had some preliminary discussion of ways to improve traffic flow along Route 122A, Williams went through his own files and dug out a Central Mass. Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC) transportation study undertaken circa 1980-1983.He brought it to the Jan. 14 Rutland Board of Selectmen meeting, where the item could have been [...] source

    Recreational marijuana is here, so what's the point of medical?
    During Prohibition beginning in 1920, doctors could prescribe liquor such as whiskey and brandy to patients for medicinal purposes.The prescriptions allowed patients to purchase alcohol at pharmacies during a time when such sales were otherwise prohibited. But the prescriptions were controversial because the scientific community largely agreed alcohol should not be used for medical purposes."We believe that the use of alcohol is detrimental to the human economy," the [...] source

    The Landmark to hold office hours in Holden Jan. 16
    The Landmark will hold its first set of office hours in Holden on Jan. 16 at Sweets & Java. Residents who would like to share topics of interest, drop off press releases and/or event notices can stop by and chat with Landmark staff members who will be on site from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. source

    Chamber hosts networking series
    The Wachusett Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a series of workshops designed to help attendees develop a networking mindset, be more effective at networking events, and ultimately gain more customers. The series entitled, “Building Your Influence” is being led by Mark Altman, founder of MindsetGo. The January workshop, entitled "Advance New Relationships – Making Referrals Work for You" will take place Thursday, Jan. 24 from 7:15 to 9:15 a.m. at the Holden Senior [...] source

    Chamber to host 'Business After Hours'
    The Wachusett Area Chamber of Commerce will host a “Business After Hours” networking event on Monday, Jan. 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Specialty Sandwich Company Bar and Grill, located at 624 Main Street in Holden. The event, sponsored by IA Financial Advisors, will feature networking, hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and door prizes. The cost is $15 for Chamber members; $25 for non-members. To register, visit: wachusettareachamber.org. source

    Chamber Business Directories now available
    The Wachusett Area Chamber of Commerce 2019 Business Directory and Appointment Books are now available. Residents of the towns of Boylston, Holden, Paxton, Princeton, Rutland, Sterling and West Boylston can obtain the directories at their town hall, library, banks and other high traffic areas. They also are available at the Chamber of Commerce office, located in the Damon House at 1174 Main Street in Holden.The directory includes listings of all Wachusett Area Chamber of Commerce [...] source

    Dos and don’ts of holiday safety
    It’s the most wonderful time of the year, as long as holiday happenings go as planned. Celebrants can ensure that this joyous time of year is not marred by injury, theft or accidents by always keeping safety in mind.DO turn off Christmas lights before going to bed or leaving home. Lights left on can overheat and cause fires. Electrical distribution or lighting equipment was involved in two of every five home Christmas tree fires between 2011 and 2015, according to the National [...] source

    Chamber celebrates Holden law office grand opening
    Attorney Evelyn Marshall Flavin cut the celebratory ribbon marking the recent grand opening of her new law office located at 1078 Main St. in Holden. source

    Locals named to 2018 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
    Three Mirick O'Connell law firm employees, Lisa M. Neeley of Holden, John O. Mirick of Princeton, and Janet W. Moore, of Jefferson were recently selected to the 2018 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list according to a press release.Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a rating service of "outstanding" lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, the release states.No more than five percent [...] source

    Santa visits with little ones at Oriol Rehab
    Over 150 children visited Holden Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation for photos with Santa, breakfast and decorating gingerbread cookies recently. source

    Perrone Landscaping of Holden wins marketplace excellence for a mid-sized business
    Better Business Bureau of Central New England announced that Perrone Landscaping, of Holden, is the winner of its 2018 Central Massachusetts Awards for Marketplace Excellence in the Mid-Sized Business Category, according to a press release.“The Awards for Marketplace Excellence honor businesses that have demonstrated the highest ethical standards and consistently raise the bar when it comes to cultivating buyer-seller relationships,” said Rick Powell, Chairman of the [...] source

    Rotary names Holden native 'Paul Harris Fellow'
    Holden native Patty Garadedian was named a "Paul Harris Fellow" by the Wachusett Area Rotary last Friday Nov. 30. The award/honor is given to individuals who contribute $1,000 or more to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. Garadedian, although not a Rotarian, exemplifies the Rotary spirit of giving and helping those in need, a press release stated. Pictured from left to right Patty Garadedian, Holden native Steve Groccia, Wachusett Area Rotary Club President Jack Chandler, and [...] source

    Red Cross calls for winter heroes to host blood drives and save lives
    Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood, according to the American Red Cross. To help meet the constant demand for lifesaving blood donations and prevent blood shortages this winter, the American Red Cross is urging individuals and organizations to be winter heroes by hosting a blood drive.Right now, the Red Cross needs about 6,500 additional groups across the country to host blood drives in December, January and February to ensure blood will be there for patients who rely [...] source

    3 Things to do in the Wachusett area from Dec. 13-19
    Looking for something to do? Here are three upcoming events to consider with family and friends in the Wachusett area. source

    Goings on from Dec. 13-19
    Paxton Police firearms safety class: Thursday, Dec. 13 from 6-9 p.m. Cost is $50. All first-time applicants are reuired to successfully complete a Massachusetts Certified Firearms Safety Course.Cookie decorating: Thursday, Dec. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Conant Public Library in Sterling. Youth in fifth grade and up are invited. Supplies will be provided . Registration is required. Call the Conant Public Library in Sterling at 978-422-6409.Cookies and craft fair: Friday, Dec. 14 [...] source

    Tips for great holiday photos, videos
    The holidays offer everything an amateur photographer or filmmaker can want – gatherings of happy adults and excited kids, colorful decorations, beautifully wrapped presents, maybe a snowfall that that lends a wintry air to your festively lit home.Years ago, it seemed like every family event had its designated photographer who bossily arranged groups and instructed subjects when to smile or, in the case of a home movie, wave. These days, when there’s a virtual camera [...] source

    Looking back: the Ice Storm 2008
     Editor's note: Dec. 11 and 12 mark 10 years since the Ice Storm of 2008 that caused millions of dollars worth of damage, extended school cancellations and power outages. The Landmark took a look back at this time when in the midst of all the chaos, neighbors helped neighbors, first responders and town employees pulled long shifts, and the hands of many helped the community heal. Locals shared their memories and photos from the storm that many will never [...] source

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News in and around our Schools
    Assumption School announces second quarter honor roll
    Assumption School in Millbury announced the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2018-2019 school year.The following students received honors:Seventh grade first honors: Lillian Belsito, Noelle Champigny, Lilyana Hetzel, Cole Perea, William Savoie and Chloe VescioSeventh grade first honors: Patrick McGlynn and Evelyn SavoieSeventh grade second honors: Samuel Stringer and Alex Tarallo source

    38th Annual Madrigal Dinner a success
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    Town assessments go up in FY20
    At Monday’s hearing to consider the Wachusett Regional School District budget for Fiscal Year 2020, the district school committee also learned of the district’s expected revenue numbers from the state.The budget to cover the 2019-20 school year comes to just below $98 million and includes $1.3 million to launch tuition-free full day kindergarten across the district, a long-expressed priority for the school committee as well as District Superintendent Darryll McCall. [...] source

    Sterling EMS offers scholarship
    Sterling EMS, Inc. provides scholarships on an annual basis for Sterling residents who are training in medically-related training programs. Scholarships are available in amounts of $500 for the Standard Scholarship and $1500 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 entering an undergraduate post- [...] source

    Kindergarten registration and lottery info available
    The Wachusett Regional School District will offer a tuition-based, full-day kindergarten program during the 2019-2020 school year for children who will be five years old by Aug. 31, 2019. Space could be limited depending on interest level and a lottery process may be necessary to determine who will be allowed enrollment in the full day program.A decision will be made in the spring whether the district will continue with tuition-based full day kindergarten or move to tuition-free full- [...] source

    Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School second quarter honor roll
    The following students were named to Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School's 2018-2019 second quarter honor roll:Grade 12 – Honors: Jonathan Dalbec of RutlandGrade 12 – Principal’s List: Mason Deane of Rutland, Noah Hunt of PaxtonGrade 11 – Honors: Tidus Antuna of Rutland, Heath Bigelow of Rutland, Colin Richardson of Rutland, Natalya Sawa of Rutland, Benjamin Schultz of RutlandGrade 11 – Principal’s List: [...] source

    National Honor Society inducts members, recognizes teachers
    On Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, Wachusett Regional High School inducted 135 students into the National Honor Society. These students were selected based upon their scholarship, leadership, service and character.Senior inductees: Jack P. Ayvazian, Molly H. Boland, Dylan W. Grady, Alexander J. Riopel, Amber J. VuongJunior inductees: William G. Akerson, Callie J. Amour, Ava M. Anderson, Teah B. Arum, Susan E. Austin, Gabriella Bastug, Gabriel R. Baum, Abbey A Bazinet, Kelsey H. Beaudry, [...] source

    District enrollment dip may affect state funding
    Before presenting the proposed budget for the upcoming school year to the Wachusett Regional School District committee, schools Superintendent Darryll McCall noted that overall enrollment across the district is decreasing slightly.Over the past 10 years, school populations in Sterling, Princeton and Paxton have decreased, McCall said, while Holden is showing a small amount of growth.Currently Holden students make up 46.5 percent of the district, he said, and will soon hit 50 [...] source

    Village Green Preschool announces annual scholarship
    The Village Green Preschool (VGP) in Sterling announced its 15th annual scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship is awarded each year to a graduating senior who attended VGP and plans to attend a two or four year accredited college or university. Beginning Feb. 1, applications are available in the guidance department of local high schools. They are also available via email from the preschool office. Completed applications must be postmarked by April 1.  For more information [...] source

    $98 million asked for school district for upcoming fiscal year
    A proposed school budget at just under $98 million for the upcoming fiscal year was presented to the Wachusett Regional School District (WRSD) committee at their Jan. 22 meeting.The budget was developed by WRSD administrators who kept in mind that member towns had requested that spending increases amount to no more than 3.5 percent over last year’s $94.2 million budget, according to District Superintendent Darryll McCall.“This is above 3.5 percent, but we feel we [...] source

    Honor roll for Holy Name, Advanced Math and Science Academy students
    The following students have been named to the honor roll for the first quarter:Holy Name High SchoolLiaidan VanDyke (Holden); Robert Reynolds (Paxton)Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter SchoolDaisy deHollan (Holden) source

    Eighth grade leaders chosen for Project 351
    Project 351 got its start in 2011 under Governor Deval Patrick who worked with the grassroots leaders of the program and made it a one-day celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his vision of community. Traditionally, the program takes place on or near the holiday that honors Dr. King. source

    Salaries, insurance and full-day K are top school budget increases FY20
    There are several factors that will drive an anticipated increase in the Wachusett Regional School District budget for the upcoming fiscal year, the school committee learned at its Jan. 7 meeting.Top of the list is $1.3 million to launch a full-day kindergarten program that the school committee determined to be a priority for the 2019-20 school year.The $1.3 million will support positions for three new teachers and three new paraprofessionals, WRSD Superintendent Darryll McCall [...] source

    Greater Worcester Community Foundation now accepting scholarship applications.
    Greater Worcester Community Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications. High school seniors who live in Worcester County and seek college tuition assistance for the 2019 - 2020 academic year can apply. The application deadline is Monday, March 4. This is the only time this year that the Foundation will be accepting scholarship applications.Students can apply online by visiting www.greaterworcester.org/scholarships/APPLY-HERE. Submitting a single application allows a student [...] source

    Mountview Middle School honor roll
    The following students have been named to the first quarter honor roll at Mountview Middle School:Grade 8 High Honors: Jayden Abbeyquaye, Zachary Allen, Vittoria Amico, Maxwell Andros, Maxwell Austin, Logan Baker, Nicole Berger, Benjamin Bonczek, Elizabeth Boone, Leah Bovat, Samuel Bradbury, Ella Bradshaw, Julia Brennan, Daniel Brigham, Kate Burgess, Marisa Cohen, Saaya Daga, William DeNorscia, Sophia DiLoreto, Kyra Diman, Allison Dolat, Samuel [...] source

    2018-19 First Quarter Wachusett Regional High School honor roll
    The following students have been named to the Wachusett Regional High School honor roll for the first quarter of the 2018-19 school year.Grade 12 High Honors: Kayana Anderson, Grace Andros, Emma Bardis, Valerie Borges, Anika Brown, Chase Cooke, Emily Duggan, Aladdin Fawal, Grace Fitzpatrick-Schmidt, Charlotte Flionis, Jonathan Francis, Timmarie Gallagher, Aimee Gleason, Dylan Grady, Devan Greevy, Rachel Hong, Morgan Kinney, Alex Krikonis, Lillian LaMountain, Charlotte [...] source

    Naquag Elementary School receives grant
    Pictured, Naquag Elementary School Principal Dixie Estes (right) recently received a $500 grant from the Exxon/Mobil Education Alliance program to help support the school’s educational programs. Joseph Faucher, of Four Corners Mobil in Rutland, worked with Estes to secure the grant. The grant was made possible by funding from the Exxon/Mobil Education Foundation Alliance. Joe and Deb Faucher matched the Exxon/Mobil grant. The Education Alliance Program is designed to provide [...] source

    Village Green Preschool holds Open House, September 2019 registration
    The Village Green Preschool will hold an Open House for interested parents on Monday  Jan. 7, 2019 from 7 - 8 p.m. Parents will have an opportunity to see the classroom, meet the teachers and learn more about the program. Refreshments will be served.Registration for September 2019 will be held on Thursday, Jan. 10 and Friday, Jan. 11 at 9 a.m. in Room 2 of the First Church, in Sterling. Registration on Jan. 10 is limited to members of the First Church and to siblings of current [...] source

    Preschool students shine in holiday play
    Village Green Preschool in Sterling held its annual Holiday show on Dec. 14 and 15. Students shined on stage with colorful costumes and props celebrating the holiday spirit. [SUBMITTED PHOTOS] source

    Crowded classes, lack of clerical support and subs strain teachers
    Wachusett Regional Education Association (WREA) president Heidi Lahey and Houghton Elementary School resource room teacher said recently that educational under-funding is a critical issue in the state and the school district.The WREA is an affiliate of the Massachusetts Teachers Association.Lahey made her remarks during the public comment segment of the Dec. 10 meeting of the Wachusett Regional School District Committee.In 2017, a report from the state Department of [...] source

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Fire and Police related News
    Doctor: Monkey stolen from Fla. zoo in good health upon return
    Doctor G opened the door to a room at the Palm Beach, Fla., Zoo animal hospital on Wednesday and welcomed in Francisco Maldonado and Steven DePetro, the two police detectives she called her heroes.Inside, sitting calmly in a large cage, was Kali, the tiny 12-year-old rare Goeldi’s monkey whose abduction Monday had drawn national attention.Sometime before midnight, West Palm Beach police walked in with Kali in a small cage; dirty and dehydrated but unharmed and apparently [...] source

    Fire logs Feb. 4-10
    Holden Fire logsSunday, Feb. 312:48 a.m. First Congregational Church of Holden, Main Street, structure fire10:44 a.m. Bailey Road, fire investigation8:36 p.m. Centerwood Drive, CO AlarmTuesday, Feb. 512:51 p.m. River Street, vehicle fire6:19 p.m. Shrewsbury Street, chimney fireWednesday, Feb. 68:29 a.m. Sunnyside Ford, Main Street, hazardous [...] source

    Police logs Feb. 3-10
    Holden Police logsSunday, Feb. 32:17 a.m. Erratic operator, caller report, Salisbury Street6:16 p.m. Larceny, caller report, Rite Aid, Shrewsbury StreetMonday, Feb. 410:21 a.m. Fraud, caller report, Explorers Way2:30 p.m. Stolen motor vehicle, caller report, Village Auto/Dick’s Auto Body, Reservoir Street5:04 p.m. Missing Person, caller report, Centerwood Drive5:53 p.m. [...] source

    R.I. strippers charged with stealing gun from Boston police officer
    Two strippers are accused of stealing a handgun from a Boston police officer while he was “hanging out” with them in his room at the Pawtucket, R.I., Hampton Inn.Pawtucket police arrested Melissa Dacier, 22, of Providence, and Neish Rivera, 25, of Pawtucket, and recovered the officer’s service weapon on Saturday, hours after he’d reported it stolen.The Boston officer called police just before 3 a.m., after the two women left him alone at the hotel [...] source

    19-year-old caught on Snapchat setting man’s pants on fire, Texas police say
    A 19-year-old Austin, Texas, woman is accused of setting an acquaintance’s pants on fire and recording it herself on Snapchat, according to court documents.Lilly Elizabeth Sanchez is charged with aggravated assault, a second-degree felony, in connection with the Jan. 2 incident, an arrest affidavit filed Wednesday said.The acquaintance told investigators that he had gotten into a minivan with other people at a friend’s house. On a trip to a gas station, he fell [...] source

    Fire Calls Jan. 28 - Feb. 3
    Holden Fire LogsMonday, Jan. 289:39 p.m. Hayfield Lane, CO alarmWednesday, Jan. 304:36 p.m. Fairchild Drive, fire investigation, automatic fire alarm6:56 p.m. Country Hill Road, fire investigation, gas odorThursday, Jan. 31Logs unavailable at press timeFriday, Feb. 16:33 p.m. Woodland Street and West Boylston Street, mutual aidSaturday, Feb. [...] source

    Police Logs Jan. 28 - Feb. 3
    Holden Police LogsMonday, Jan. 2812:15 a.m. Caller reporting threats and harassment, Malden Street12:20 p.m. Caller reporting fraud, Town of Holden Public Safety Building, Main Street1:46 p.m. Threats and harassment, Wachusett Regional High School, Main Street8:30 p.m. Disturbance, Avery RoadTuesday, Jan. 298:00 a.m. Weapons Violation, West Fairhill Road8:56 a.m. Accident, property [...] source

    Cops: Fla. man thought he was stealing opioids, but wound up with laxatives instead
    A Florida man who thought he was stealing opioids wound up with laxatives instead, police say.Peter Hans Emery Jr., 69, was caught on surveillance video taking a handful of pills from a bottle he found inside a lockbox, according to Tampa TV station WTVT. The incident happened at a home in Pinellas Park.The label on the bottle indicated it [...] source

    Fire calls from Jan. 21 - 27
    Holden Fire logs1/21 4:56 p.m. Flagler Drive, fire investigation1/21 6:38 p.m. Vista Circle, fire/CO investigation1/22 1:09 a.m. Baily Road, fire/smoke investigation1/22 2:26 p.m. Holly Circle, fire investigation1/23 4:09 p.m. Bailey Road, structure fire1/25 9:42 a.m. Rutland, mutual aid1/25 7:41 p.m. Hilltop Avenue, CO alarm1/26 2:27 p.m. Holden Rehab, fire investigation1/26 10:20 p.m. General Hobbs Road, [...] source

    Police logs Jan. 21 - 27
    Holden Police logsMonday, Jan. 218:16 a.m. Suspicious incident, Main Street, A1 Prime8:41 a.m. Suspicious incident, Main Street, Bay State Savings Bank10:07 a.m. Accident, property damage, Bailey Road12:07 p.m. Accident, property damage, Sunnyside Avenue1:44 p.m. Accident, personal injury, Millbrook Street and Muschopauge Road3:33 p.m. Accident, property damage, Busy Bee Nursery, Broad [...] source

    Cops: Woman danced half-naked after threatening to shoot up Fla. Waffle House
    Sheriff’s deputies say 38-year-old woman dropped her pants and danced half-naked in a Waffle House parking lot in Pensacola, Fla., Monday afternoon.Before doing that, the restaurant manager reported, she threatened to shoot everyone and, confronting him in the parking lot, tried to grab his genitals, according to an Escambia County Sheriff’s Office arrest affidavit. Then she leaned forward and licked the manager on both sides of his face.A witness in the [...] source

    Ariz. police arrest nurse they say raped, impregnated incapacitated patient
    A nurse has been arrested and charged with raping and impregnating an incapacitated patient at an Arizona nursing home.That 26-year-old patient, whose name has not been released, gave birth Dec. 29.The Phoenix Police Department identified the nurse as Nathan Sutherland, 36, according to the Arizona [...] source

    Police logs from Jan. 7-21
    Holden Police logsMonday, Jan. 149:30 a.m. Accident, Main Street3:36 p.m. Accident, Brattle Street4:11 p.m. Trespassing, Wachusett Regional High SchoolTuesday, Jan. 1511:05 a.m. Threats/harassment, Wachusett Regional High School1:12 p.m. Disturbance, Twinbrooke DriveWednesday, Jan. 166:24 a.m. Accident, Forest Drive and Cimarron Lane10:32 a.m. Trespassing, [...] source

    Fire logs from Jan. 14-21
    Holden Fire logs1/15 11:06 a.m. Wood Street Fire/Smoke investigation1/19 7:59 a.m. Main Street and Raymond Street Fire/Hazardous material1/19 3:01 p.m. Main Street Water/Ice rescue1/21 4:56 p.m. Flagler Drive Fire investigationHolden Fire responded to 30 medical emergencies.Paxton Fire logs1/14 8:02 a.m. Marshall Street at Suomi Street Fire investigated1/19 11:41 a.m. Indian Hill Road Fire [...] source

    State awards Public Fire Education Grants to local departments
    The Baker-Polito Administration recently announced that 246 fire departments have been awarded public fire education grants including Holden, Paxton, Princeton, Rutland, and Sterling Fire Departments.Two hundred-forty five fire departments will receive the Student Awareness of Fire Education (S.A.F.E.) Program grants to work with classroom teachers to deliver fire and life safety lessons. The fire departments will also receive a Senior SAFE Program grant to work with older adults on [...] source

    'To Catch a Predator' host Chris Hansen arrested, charged with passing bad checks
    Former NBC News correspondent Chris Hansen, whose "To Catch a Predator" reports caught countless men soliciting minors for sex, was arrested this week in Connecticut for allegedly passing bad checks.The Stamford, Conn., Police Department says Hansen owes a local firm about $13,000 for promotional materials he ordered. The check Hansen initially used to pay for the mugs, T-shirts and decals reportedly bounced. When contacted by a representative from that firm, Promotional Sales Limited, [...] source

    Texas woman shot, killed man while posing with rifle for Snapchat, police say
    A Texas woman who fatally shot a man two days before Christmas was posing with a rifle for Snapchat when she accidentally pulled the trigger, according to an arrest affidavit filed on Monday.Autumn King, 20, has been charged with manslaughter in connection with the death of 26-year-old Eric Charles Allen, police said.According to the affidavit, King and Allen had been dating for two years before the shooting. They had a child together and lived with each other in the 12500 [...] source

    Fla. mom charged after kids found with rotted teeth, living in house with feces everywhere
    A 23-year-old woman was charged with child neglect without great bodily harm after her children were found in poor condition at their Crestview, Fla., home.On Jan. 5, Angelica Crites’ daughter called 9-1-1 because she and her brother could not wake their mother, according to an arrest report from the Crestview Police Department. No other adults were in the home and the girl couldn’t get into her mother’s bedroom to wake her up.An officer with the police [...] source

    Police logs from Jan. 7-13
    Holden Police logsMonday, Jan. 76:19 p.m. Mountview DriveTuesday, Jan. 81 p.m. Disturbance, Wachusett Regional High School2:52 p.m. Fraud, Main Street8:46 p.m. Accident with personal injury, Shrewsbury Street and Doyle Road, arrest, Francisco Montavlo, of 10 Epping Street 1st Flr, Millbury, age 33, charged with failing to keep marked lines, OUI liquor11:07 p.m. Disturbance, Steele [...] source

    Fire logs from Jan. 7-13
    Holden Fire logs1/8 4:03 p.m. Salem Road Fire investigation1/8 8:13 p.m. Shrewsbury Street Smoke detector1/11 9:13 a.m. Shrewsbury Street Smoke investigation1/12 8:52 a.m. Harrington Oil Company Fire, hazardous materialHolden Fire responded to about 36 medical emergencies.Paxton Fire logs1/10 3:35 a.m. Pond Street Fire, services rendered1/13 9:17 p.m. Anna Maria College Alumni Hall Dormitory Fire alarm, [...] source

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Regional News
    Urgent need for donors, local businesses host blood drives
    The American Red Cross is reissuing its emergency call for blood and platelet donors to give now after multiple snow storms, frigid temperatures and the government shutdown have further reduced lifesaving donations, according to a press release.Upcoming blood donation opportunities include locations in Holden and Paxton. On Feb. 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. a blood drive will be held at Anna Maria College, Sunset Lane in Paxton. Holden Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center, 32 Mayo [...] source

    Holden, Rutland Ag Comms present workshop: 'Pruning Fruit Trees'
    The Holden & Rutland Agricultural Commissions, Worcester County Conservation District, and Central Mass Grown will collaborate to host the next in a series of educational workshops, “Pruning Fruit Trees,” on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Holden Senior Center, located at 1130 Main Street in Holden. (In case of severe weather, the snow date will be Feb. 16). There is no charge to attend the lecture portion of this two part series, and all are [...] source

    The Willows of Worcester to Host Chamber “Business After Hours”
    The Wachusett Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a “Business After Hours” networking event on Tuesday, Feb. 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Willows of Worcester, located at 101 Barry Road in Worcester. The event, sponsored by The Willows, will feature networking, tours of the campus, hors d’oeuvres and door prizes. The cost is $15 for preregistered Chamber members/$20 at the door and $25 for preregistered non-members/$30 at the door. To register, visit: www. [...] source

    Rutland resident wants area towns' input on Holden construction project
    It was a long time coming, but Dick Williams, of Rutland, finally got his “I told you so.”Motivated by a recent meeting in Holden that had some preliminary discussion of ways to improve traffic flow along Route 122A, Williams went through his own files and dug out a Central Mass. Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC) transportation study undertaken circa 1980-1983.He brought it to the Jan. 14 Rutland Board of Selectmen meeting, where the item could have been [...] source

    Recreational marijuana is here, so what's the point of medical?
    During Prohibition beginning in 1920, doctors could prescribe liquor such as whiskey and brandy to patients for medicinal purposes.The prescriptions allowed patients to purchase alcohol at pharmacies during a time when such sales were otherwise prohibited. But the prescriptions were controversial because the scientific community largely agreed alcohol should not be used for medical purposes."We believe that the use of alcohol is detrimental to the human economy," the [...] source

    The Landmark to hold office hours in Holden Jan. 16
    The Landmark will hold its first set of office hours in Holden on Jan. 16 at Sweets & Java. Residents who would like to share topics of interest, drop off press releases and/or event notices can stop by and chat with Landmark staff members who will be on site from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. source

    Chamber hosts networking series
    The Wachusett Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a series of workshops designed to help attendees develop a networking mindset, be more effective at networking events, and ultimately gain more customers. The series entitled, “Building Your Influence” is being led by Mark Altman, founder of MindsetGo. The January workshop, entitled "Advance New Relationships – Making Referrals Work for You" will take place Thursday, Jan. 24 from 7:15 to 9:15 a.m. at the Holden Senior [...] source

    Chamber to host 'Business After Hours'
    The Wachusett Area Chamber of Commerce will host a “Business After Hours” networking event on Monday, Jan. 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Specialty Sandwich Company Bar and Grill, located at 624 Main Street in Holden. The event, sponsored by IA Financial Advisors, will feature networking, hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and door prizes. The cost is $15 for Chamber members; $25 for non-members. To register, visit: wachusettareachamber.org. source

    Chamber Business Directories now available
    The Wachusett Area Chamber of Commerce 2019 Business Directory and Appointment Books are now available. Residents of the towns of Boylston, Holden, Paxton, Princeton, Rutland, Sterling and West Boylston can obtain the directories at their town hall, library, banks and other high traffic areas. They also are available at the Chamber of Commerce office, located in the Damon House at 1174 Main Street in Holden.The directory includes listings of all Wachusett Area Chamber of Commerce [...] source

    Dos and don’ts of holiday safety
    It’s the most wonderful time of the year, as long as holiday happenings go as planned. Celebrants can ensure that this joyous time of year is not marred by injury, theft or accidents by always keeping safety in mind.DO turn off Christmas lights before going to bed or leaving home. Lights left on can overheat and cause fires. Electrical distribution or lighting equipment was involved in two of every five home Christmas tree fires between 2011 and 2015, according to the National [...] source

    Chamber celebrates Holden law office grand opening
    Attorney Evelyn Marshall Flavin cut the celebratory ribbon marking the recent grand opening of her new law office located at 1078 Main St. in Holden. source

    Locals named to 2018 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
    Three Mirick O'Connell law firm employees, Lisa M. Neeley of Holden, John O. Mirick of Princeton, and Janet W. Moore, of Jefferson were recently selected to the 2018 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list according to a press release.Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a rating service of "outstanding" lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, the release states.No more than five percent [...] source

    Santa visits with little ones at Oriol Rehab
    Over 150 children visited Holden Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation for photos with Santa, breakfast and decorating gingerbread cookies recently. source

    Perrone Landscaping of Holden wins marketplace excellence for a mid-sized business
    Better Business Bureau of Central New England announced that Perrone Landscaping, of Holden, is the winner of its 2018 Central Massachusetts Awards for Marketplace Excellence in the Mid-Sized Business Category, according to a press release.“The Awards for Marketplace Excellence honor businesses that have demonstrated the highest ethical standards and consistently raise the bar when it comes to cultivating buyer-seller relationships,” said Rick Powell, Chairman of the [...] source

    Rotary names Holden native 'Paul Harris Fellow'
    Holden native Patty Garadedian was named a "Paul Harris Fellow" by the Wachusett Area Rotary last Friday Nov. 30. The award/honor is given to individuals who contribute $1,000 or more to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. Garadedian, although not a Rotarian, exemplifies the Rotary spirit of giving and helping those in need, a press release stated. Pictured from left to right Patty Garadedian, Holden native Steve Groccia, Wachusett Area Rotary Club President Jack Chandler, and [...] source

    Red Cross calls for winter heroes to host blood drives and save lives
    Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood, according to the American Red Cross. To help meet the constant demand for lifesaving blood donations and prevent blood shortages this winter, the American Red Cross is urging individuals and organizations to be winter heroes by hosting a blood drive.Right now, the Red Cross needs about 6,500 additional groups across the country to host blood drives in December, January and February to ensure blood will be there for patients who rely [...] source

    3 Things to do in the Wachusett area from Dec. 13-19
    Looking for something to do? Here are three upcoming events to consider with family and friends in the Wachusett area. source

    Goings on from Dec. 13-19
    Paxton Police firearms safety class: Thursday, Dec. 13 from 6-9 p.m. Cost is $50. All first-time applicants are reuired to successfully complete a Massachusetts Certified Firearms Safety Course.Cookie decorating: Thursday, Dec. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Conant Public Library in Sterling. Youth in fifth grade and up are invited. Supplies will be provided . Registration is required. Call the Conant Public Library in Sterling at 978-422-6409.Cookies and craft fair: Friday, Dec. 14 [...] source

    Tips for great holiday photos, videos
    The holidays offer everything an amateur photographer or filmmaker can want – gatherings of happy adults and excited kids, colorful decorations, beautifully wrapped presents, maybe a snowfall that that lends a wintry air to your festively lit home.Years ago, it seemed like every family event had its designated photographer who bossily arranged groups and instructed subjects when to smile or, in the case of a home movie, wave. These days, when there’s a virtual camera [...] source

    Looking back: the Ice Storm 2008
     Editor's note: Dec. 11 and 12 mark 10 years since the Ice Storm of 2008 that caused millions of dollars worth of damage, extended school cancellations and power outages. The Landmark took a look back at this time when in the midst of all the chaos, neighbors helped neighbors, first responders and town employees pulled long shifts, and the hands of many helped the community heal. Locals shared their memories and photos from the storm that many will never [...] source

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