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Sterling News

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

Two roundabouts are being constructed on Route 12 in Sterling, one at the intersection of Chocksett Road and Leominster Road and one where Leominster Road and Interstate 190 southbound meet . The $4.7 million  project is being paid for by the state and spearheaded by the Mass.

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

The man initially charged with kidnapping 5-year-old Jeremiah Oliver, a Fitchburg boy who went missing in September 2013 and whose body was discovered in a suitcase off a highway in Sterling the following April, pleaded guilty Tuesday to assaulting Jeremiah's two siblings. In a surprising move, prosecutors also dropped charges alleging that Alberto Sierra, the boyfriend of Jeremiah's mother, kidnapped and assaulted Jeremiah, so that "Double Jeopardy does not attach or prevent further possible prosecution for the homicide" of the boy, a legal filing said.

Shrewsbury News

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

The Friends of the Shrewsbury Public Library is teaming up with Shrewsbury Parks and Recreation to present a free outdoor concert for all ages. The concert will be held Wednesday, Aug. 30, from 6-8 p.m. in Dean Park.

The Shrewsbury Montessori School recently announced that they will be expanding. They are opening a new Worcester campus at 30 Anna St. and are now enrolling students in preschool through kindergarten.

This year's Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival, the 21st in its history, will culminate with a number of events the weekend of Saturday, Sept 23, and Sunday, Sept. 24. The Cruzzin' Dreams Car Show will be held at the Hebert Candy Mansion, 575 Hartford Turnpike on Thursday, Sept 7 and Thursday, Sept.

Worcester News

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

It's been almost two weeks since President Donald J. Trump called the opioid crisis a national emergency, but President Barack Obama's former drug czar told a packed community forum Tuesday at Worcester City Hall that the current administration hasn't shown signs of bringing leadership and resources to the problem. Without that support, Michael Botticelli told the crowd, "What we do at the state and local level matters even more."

NORTHBRIDGE – Plans for what is being called the Blackstone Valley Education Hub, a workforce training center spearheaded by the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, Worcester State University and Quinsigamond Community College, are moving forward, BVCC President and CEO Jeannie Hebert told selectmen Monday. Ms. Hebert said the hub, located in the Linwood Mill at 670 Linwood Ave., is getting 30 computers, 20 of which are CAD-ready.

Two vacant mill buildings on the back side of the historic Washburn and Moen NorthWorks Manufacturing District on Grove Street will be demolished to make way for more parking. While the demolition has raised objections from preservationists, it is viewed by others as the only way two more prominent and historically significant buildings in the NorthWorks complex can be preserved.

West Boylston News

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

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

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

WORCESTER - Police arrested four men, and an officer was taken to the hospital after he was stuck by an uncapped needle, during a drug raid at a West Boylston Street apartment Friday. Joseph Ekberg, 29, of 335 Brooks St., was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute a Class A substance, and two counts of possession of a Class B substance.

Westborough News

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

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

Len grew up in Framingham and graduated from Wentworth Institute with two degrees: mechanical engineering and machine processes. He lived most of his adult life in Westborough.

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

Holden News

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

All eyes are on the sky this afternoon as Central Mass. residents seek a glimpse of the partial solar eclipse.

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

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