Sterling News

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

"A Walk to Wachusett" will take place beginning June 27 through July 2. All events are free. A detailed description of each day: A kickoff event will be held 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Walden Pond Visitor's Center, 915 Walden St., Concord.

Davis Farmland in Sterling is a well-known family destination, promoted as the Ultimate Children's Discovery Farm. It's mind-boggling when you read about all the activities and events you can pack into a fun-filled day spent there.

Shrewsbury News

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

Recalling the standard "two dogs loaded with a bag of butter," alumni gathered Saturday for one last hot dog lunch outside the soon-to-be-demolished old Saint John's High School building on Temple Street. "This is a new beginning for the City of Worcester," said former Worcester Mayor Timothy J. Cooney Jr., Class of 1958, who held a souvenir brick from the building.

While the latest disruption capturing public attention may be Amazon's entree into the grocery business, a major transformation is being debated within the Massachusetts Legislature over eye care - who can treat glaucoma as well as minor eye infections. The political maneuvering is pitting optometrists, doctors carrying an O.D. degree obtained after a four-year, post-college study at an institutions like MCPHS University, which has a campus in downtown Worcester; and ophthalmologists, physicians carrying an M.D. obtained after four years of post-college study in medical schools, such as UMass Medical School in Worcester, and who undergo a one-year internship, and then three-to-five years of residency/fellowship in their specialty.

The 2017 Southgate Summer Concerts kick off Tuesday, July 11, at 7 p.m., with The Wolverine Jazz Band. The schedule includes Dan Gable and the Abletones July 18, SloGrass July 25, Beatles For Sale Aug. 1, The Reminisants Aug. 8, and Tom Nutile Big Band Aug. 15. Admission is free and there is ample parking.

Worcester News

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

Fifteen current and former inmates of the state's maximum-security prison in Shirley have been indicted on charges stemming from a riot there in January, Worcester County prosecutors said Tuesday. Each of the 15 men faces five charges: malicious destruction of property over $250, vandalism, disturbing a correctional institution, injury to a building during unlawful assembly, and injury to the property of a correctional institution.

Ahmed Sullay, 21, of Worcester was placed under arrest for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of ammunition without FID card, and Receiving Stolen Property greater than $250. Both men were booked at the State Police barracks in Holden.

We live in a less loving, caring, and compassionate world due to the passing of Cordelia Glass Fenton on Wednesday, June 21. Cordelia died peacefully at home following a four-year struggle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis . Cory lived in the Worcester area throughout her life.

West Boylston News

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

The Worcester Regional Transit Authority is reminding riders that a new schedule including service cuts begins Saturday, and a fare increase goes into effect the following Saturday, July 1. "We vetted these with the public back in March and April, and did what we had to do," said Jonathan E. Church, WRTA administrator.

Rose Z. DiTerlizzi, 90 of Shrewsbury, a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, passed away peacefully Thursday, June 1, 2017. Rose was born in Worcester, one of three children of Italian immigrants, Joseph and Franca Tonelli.

Westborough News

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

Eighth-grader Ananthan Sadagopan from Westborough won the title of national "You Be the Chemist Challenge" champion June 19 by correctly answering science and chemistry-related questions throughout a grueling day-long 11 rounds of academic competition in Arlington, Va. It was the third time competing for Ananthan, who is a student at the Sarah W. Gibbons Middle School.

Despite threatening weather on the horizon, dozens of families helped celebrate the opening of Westborough's Playground at the Commons with a ribbon cutting ceremony June 19. Hosted by the Westborough Tot Lot Committee, the event at the Bay State Commons Green featured speeches from committee members and town officials, as well as refreshments for the attendees. Following the ceremony, children dashed to the playground to have fun on the newly opened area.

Westborough - The Veterans Advisory Board, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, is sponsoring a blood drive Tuesday, July 11, from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 17 Willow St., Westborough.

Holden News

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

Central Massachusetts chess prodigy Sam Sevian recently became the youngest winner of the Continental Championship in Medellin, Colombia. The 16-year-old Holden resident and former Southbridge resident was seeded eighth among 258 players, in what the tournament said was probably the largest and strongest Continental Championship ever.

HOPKINTON - Two children were among four people injured in a head-on collision between a car and an SUV on Wood Street Wednesday evening, authorities said. A Chevrolet Cruze sedan and a Chevy Traverse LTZ SUV collided near 147 Wood St. around 5:09 p.m., according to authorities A woman driving the Cruze and two children inside and the SUV's driver were taken by ambulance to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Fire Lt.

HOLDEN – The Board of Selectmen heard from a group of residents Monday representing the "Hate Has No Home Here" campaign. According to the campaign's website, the movement is founded on the idea that "It's easy to hate people we don't know." The local group, Hate Has No Home Worcester County, was represented by Holden resident Karen King, who said, "We love this town and we want to ensure that it is an inclusive community that is supportive and welcoming." To this goal the group is selling, at cost, yard signs and posters that bear its message in the five most common languages spoken in Worcester Country, along with Arabic.