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Fitchburg flower shop is robbed at knifepoint

FITCHBURG -- Police searched the area around Petals Flowers & Gifts on Summer Street for a robbery suspect after the store was robbed at knifepoint at about 3:15 p.m. Wednesday. A department spokesman said the suspect was described as a Hispanic man, wearing a black sweatshirt and green sweatpants.

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2017-09-21 10:36:55

Fitchburg woman charged in assault: 'My husband cheated on me'

FITCHBURG -- A city woman accused of smashing her husband's knee with a baseball bat on Monday told police she had done so because he had cheated on her and stolen her money, according to court documents. Francis Salgado-Torres, 30, of Goddard Street, was charged with assault and battery with a dan

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2017-09-21 10:30:57

Revitalization of Fitchburg's downtown getting expert help

FITCHBURG -- The city's efforts to revitalize its downtown continued Tuesday night, this time with some outside help. Two representatives from Smart Growth America spoke about what modern-day economic growth looks like, during a presentation to the Fitchburg City Council. The presentation -- which

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2017-09-20 11:01:17

Full day of yard sales this weekend at Fitchburg sites

FITCHBURG -- Join your neighbors as a buyer or a seller at the Second Annual Fitchburg Communitywide Fall Yard Sale on Saturday, Sept. 23 and Sunday, Sept. 24 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. There are already 38 addresses on the list (as of Sept. 15) with more being added daily. The inaugural Spring 2017 commu

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2017-09-20 10:31:09

LETTER: Fleming best choice for Fitchburg's Ward 5

On Tuesday, voters in Fitchburg's Ward 5 will head to the polls in its preliminary election to reduce the current field of three City Council candidates to two for the Nov. 7 general election. Of the three candidates, School Committee member Marisa Fleming is, in my opinion, the best choice for the

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2017-09-20 10:31:00

Fitchburg man gets 3 years in prison for role in drug ring

WORCESTER - A Fitchburg man was sentenced to prison Tuesday in U.S. District Court for his role in a drug trafficking conspiracy. Elvis Genao, 28, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman to 37 months in prison and 3 years of supervised release. Mr. Genao and four co-defendants

TELEGRAM.COM - 2017-09-19 23:47:55

Fall Arts Preview: Literature Listings (Book Signings, Lectures & More)

THE DIRTY GERUND POETRY SHOW Monday nights, 9 p.m. Ralph's Diner, 148 Grove St., Worcester Hosted by Alex Charalambides and Nick Davis, this event offers an open mic, special guest performers and poetry challenges. FRANK O'HARA PRIZE POETRY WINNERS READING Sunday, Sept. 24, 3-5 p.m. First Unit

WORCESTERMAG.COM - 2017-09-21 09:01:44

Fall Arts Preview: Arts Listings

FESTIVAL OF NEW ENGLAND MAKERS Saturday, Sept. 23 Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge Osv.org A celebration of artisans at Old Sturbridge Village, with work not usually displayed at the historical museum. PEOPLE WATCHING: THEN AND NOW Sunday, Sept. 24 through Sund

WORCESTERMAG.COM - 2017-09-21 09:01:39

The Education Beat: A great opportunity for kindergartners

Through the efforts of state Treasurer Deb Goldberg, Worcester children entering kindergarten have the opportunity to enroll in an exceptional college savings program called $eedMA. This program, in its second year of a pilot three-year program, will assist families in Worcester Public Schools to b

WORCESTERMAG.COM - 2017-09-21 09:00:07

L'Italien to seek Tsongas' congressional seat

Andover Democrat Barbara L'Italien is officially testing the waters for a bid for outgoing Rep. Niki Tsongas' congressional seat. L'Italien, a two-term state Senator from Andover, announced Wednesday that she is creating an exploratory committee for what would be her first bid for Congress. "Our cou

ANDOVER TOWNSMAN - 2017-09-21 08:00:00

FSU Upward Bound program gets renewed grant

FITCHBURG - Fitchburg State University's Upward Bound program, providing college preparation services for 87 students from Fitchburg and Leominster high schools, will continue thanks to a five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The university was recently notified that it had received

LEOMINSTERCHAMP.COM - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Now, that's a cat of a different color

DEAR READERS: Last week, Trixie asked, "Why are cats different colors?" Cat coats, as it turns out, are the result of many different processes involving color, shading and patterning. So "new" breeds can emerge relatively frequently, though it may take years for them to be officially recognized by s

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2017-09-21 12:31:56

McGovern presents medals to veterans, military families

Left, Nona Ojala accepted several medals and awards on behalf of her late father, Finous DeLoach, who served in U.S. Navy from the 1940s into the 1950s. Right, William Harrington Jr., who served in the U.S. Navy from 1946-48, was presented with the World War II Victory Medal and the Honorable Discha

LEOMINSTERCHAMP.COM - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Over a century of life packed into one tiny lady

Norma Schofield, 105 years young, celebrates her birthday with family and friends at Manor on the Hill on Tuesday, Sept. 12. DIANE C. BEAUDOIN PHOTOFor the greater portion of the population, a century ago is something learned from the history books. However, for one Leominster resident, that century

LEOMINSTERCHAMP.COM - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Bergeron to bring 'Mad, Mad World' to local church

Adam Bergeron On Saturday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. the Leominster Unitarian Universalist Church, located in downtown Leominster, will present "The Mad, Mad World of Adam Bergeron." "I always enjoy playing at the UU Church," said Bergeron, an Orange native now residing in Leominster. "It's a beautiful hal

LEOMINSTERCHAMP.COM - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Girls, there's an Amazing book club for you

LEOMINSTER -- It's the beginning of a new school year and a great time for girls ages 9 to 13 to join the Amazing Girls Book Club at Leominster Public Library, 30 West St. The September meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 26, from 7 to 8 p.m. The first book to be discussed is "Stef Soto, Taco Q

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2017-09-21 10:31:09

Toys for Tots collection part of Johnny Appleseed Festival

A collection for Toys for Tots will be held Saturday, Sept. 23 at the 24th Annual Johnny Appleseed Festival in downtown Leominster. This will be the second year of partnering with Toys for Tots and collecting new unwrapped toys, according to Tyler Yalian, who is involved with the project. "We will a

LEOMINSTERCHAMP.COM - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Leagues team up for 'Wicked Funny Comedy Night'

Leominster Pop Warner and North Leominster Little League will be having a "Wicked Funny Comedy Night" at the Knights of Columbus on Friday, Sept. 29. Doors open at 7 p.m., comedy begins at 8:30, and DJ Ray Richard will be playing from 10 p.m. to midnight. There will also be raffle baskets and a sile

LEOMINSTERCHAMP.COM - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Local bank provides $11.5M loan for Lunenburg project

LUNENBURG - MassDevelopment has partnered with Fidelity Bank of Leominster to provide an $11.5 million loan to Whalom Road LLC, a real-estate subsidiary owned by developer Gary Lorden of Townsend. Lorden will use loan proceeds to build Whalom Luxury Apartments, a mixed-income rental housing developm

LEOMINSTERCHAMP.COM - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Hearing brings Beacon Hill to Leominster High School

Leominster High School senior Sara-Amal Ramram was one of the speakers at the Sept. 11 hearing. DAVID DORE PHOTO A hearing on investing in higher education brought the State House to Leominster High School - and an issue some LHS students will face in the future to the forefront. The Sept. 11 hearin

LEOMINSTERCHAMP.COM - 2017-09-21 07:00:00