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Worcester News

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

Without discussion, the City Council Tuesday night overwhelmingly approved a resolution in support of local efforts to woo the Pawtucket Red Sox to the city. By passing the resolution, spearheaded by Mayor Joseph M. Petty, the council showed that it supports "in principle" those city efforts, including building a stadium to accommodate the team.

Not everyone left a meeting Tuesday discussing the Colored Citizens of Worcester Honor Roll completely satisfied. But after a wide-ranging discussion at City Hall, it appears the project will remain on track for completion later this year.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Eleanor Mae Prentice, and three children, David A. Prentice of Hamilton, N.J., Gary R. Prentice and his wife Lynn of Ballston Lake, N.Y., and Susan Ann Bryer and her husband Mark of Livingston, Texas. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Joshua D. Prentice of Lonetree, Colo., Julie M. Bryer of Raleigh, N.C., and Amy L. Bryer of Raleigh, N.C. A brother, Nelson A. Prentice and his wife Ginger of Ocala, Fla., also survives.

Paxton News

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She got a couple of small prizes over the years. So,when she saw a recent Summer Getaway Sweepstakes promotion in the Telegram and Gazette with a grand prize of a trip, she entered, though she felt she wouldn't have much of a chance since it was nationwide.

With the burned-out shell of the Sweetpea Friends of Rutland Animals shelter looming at the back of their property, the mostly-new Sweetpea board of directors talked last week about their plans to rebuild and why it's taking so long to do so. Last June, the board had hoped to break ground to replace the shelter, which burned down Nov. 22, 2015, in a devastating late-night fire that killed all but a handful of the 50 animals inside.

Holden News

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

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.

The hard numbers help to tell the story of a selfless young woman struck down while giving of herself for the benefit of others: Britney Gengel, of Rutland, was 19 when she perished in a January 2010 earthquake that struck the island nation of Haiti, killing about 300,000 people. In the aftermath of her death, which occurred during a college service trip intended to build an orphanage, the Be Like Brit Foundation constructed a 19,000-square-foot orphanage in her memory.

Boylston News

Local news for 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.

The Shrewsbury Fire and Police Relief Association will be holding a golf tournament fundraiser Friday, Sept. 15 at Cyprian Keyes Golf Course, 284 E Temple St., Boylston.

Shrewsbury News

Local news for Shrewsbury, 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.

Every year a grand marshal is chosen to kick off the parade for the Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival. A celebratory dinner to honor 2017 Grand Marshal Laurie I. Hogan will be held Saturday, Sept.

In the first game of the tournament, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts will take on Midland, Michigan at 9:30 a.m., followed by Creighton Prep, Nebraska going against Henderson, Nevada at 1 p.m. Thursday's afternoon session will feature Bryant, Arkansas facing Lewiston, Idaho at 4:30 p.m. and Hopewell, New Jersey will battle North Carolina state champion Randolph County in the final game of the day at approximately 8:15 p.m.

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.