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Miguel A. Fleitas Jr.

Age: 49 Address: Family: Married to Maria Fleitas with three children 24-year-old Marianne, 16-year-old Miguel and 13-year-old Marco. Occupation: Boatswain's mate at the U.S. Navy. Also works in the personal service department at Corning Life Sciences Education: Bachelor's degree in communicatio

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2017-09-19 10:37:33

Rauer remembered for willingness to help

FITCHBURG -- For more than a decade Chris Rauer was as common of a sight at 50/50 Diner on River Street as the eggs and homefries he cooked every Sunday for customers. But this week Rauer, 27, wasn't there to help Michael Cataldo, diner co-owner and longtime kitchen co-worker, serve the morning cro

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2017-09-19 10:37:29

Benintendi's 2- RBI Single Lifts Red Sox Over Orioles 10-8 in 11 Innings

Clutch Benny with the game-winner and it only took 11 innings tonight! #WINDANCEREPEATpic.twitter.com/9l3DY3QAdE Andrew Benintendi Andrew Benintendi hit a two-RBI single in the bottom of the 11th and the Boston Red Sox edged the Baltimore Orioles 10-8 on Monday night in Baltimore. The Red Sox traile

GOLOCALWORCESTER.COM - 2017-09-19 12:23:10

Johnny Appleseed Fest focusing on bringing community together

LEOMINSTER -- When planning this year's 24th annual Johnny Appleseed Festival, coordinator Richard Marchand said he felt he had to really focus on bringing the community together. "It's so great just to bring everyone together with our busy schedules and political differences about the way things a

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2017-09-19 10:31:21

Two good ideas worth a closer look

It was very enlightening and a pleasure to attend a meeting at the Leominster Library last week. Dr. Knute Alfredson spoke about his initiative petition for transparency in health care imaging processes due to the high deductibles people have and the vast discrepancy in fees from one provider to ano

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2017-09-19 10:37:25

Leominster man indicted in stabbing death of Sonia I. Rios in July

WORCESTER -- A 58-year-old Leominster man was indicted Friday in the July stabbing death of local woman Sonia I. Rios, according to a spokesman for the Worcester County District Attorney's office. A grand jury handed up the indictment Friday charging Jorge Cortes, of 25 State St. Apt. C, with murde

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2017-09-19 10:31:19

Candidates for Leominster Ward 2 School Committee debated the issues Monday afternoon

LEOMINSTER -- The handling of the school district's recent budget woes and its impact on the schools proved to be the most significant issues throughout Monday's debate of candidates running for the School Committee's Ward 2 seat. Incumbent Ronnie Houle and challengers Jasmine Tatel, and Charlotte

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2017-09-18 21:46:52

Cobi Colada by Springdale Barrel Room in Framingham.

I'm starting a new weekly feature for the Beer Nut blog this week - the Beer of the Week. Basically, it's a short look at the favorite beer I drank over the weekend. It may be a new beer, it may be a classic beer, but it'll be a beer I really enjoy. It's not necessarily the best beer over the weeken

METROWEST DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-19 20:55:33

MWCC opening on-campus food pantry

Above, left to right, Assistant Dean for K-12 Partnerships and Civic Engagement Fagan Forhan, Staff Assistant for the Senator Stephen M. Brewer Center for Civic Learning Julie Cronin, Student Leader in Civic Engagement Jake VanHillo, Student Leader in Civic Engagement Tammy Goodgion, Student Leader

WORCESTERMAG.COM - 2017-09-18 13:52:48

Overeaters Anonymous holds local meetings

Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who are recovering from compulsive overeating. There are no dues or fees. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively. Overeaters Anonymous meets weekly on the following days and times: Sundays, 7 p.m., at The High

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2017-09-17 10:31:40

A roller-coaster ride of images and wordplay

"You Can't Handle the Tooth" by David L. Smith. SUBMITTED PHOTO FITCHBURG - David L. Smith likes to make people laugh. And he's good at it. Not a lot of visual artists are interested in words and wordplay. Many scrupulously avoid the verbal realm altogether and seem to operate in the murky, mysterio

LEOMINSTERCHAMP.COM - 2017-09-18 07:00:00

Absences in schools looked at

By Amanda Burke aburke@sentinel andenterprise.com The number of students who missed more than 18 days of school during the 2016-2017 school year rose in two of four local districts compared with the year prior. The only district surveyed by the Sentinel & Enterprise whose rate of chronic absenteei

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2017-09-17 10:37:09

Hundreds turn out for Greek Festival in Fitchburg

FITCHBURG -- As the Rev. Paul Bebis will tell you, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church and the community surrounding it have seen a lot of changes over the decades. "Years ago, this church used to be packed, and we don't see that as much anymore. The economic times in a lot of these cities in New En

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2017-09-18 10:53:01

Stolen trailer puts Lions Club Christmas tree sale in jeopardy

TOWNSEND - Scrooge came early this year. Long before some of us were ready to start thinking Christmas, someone made off with the Lions Club trailer. They need it in order to hold their annual Christmas tree sale at Townsend Common. The club also needs the stuff that was in or around the trailer: t

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2017-09-18 13:02:04

New U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith reports for duty

Shawn Miller/Library of Congress Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith signs the Poetry Office's historic guestbook prior to the inaugural reading of her 2017-18 tenure Wednesday.Shawn Miller/Library of Congress Tracy K. Smith, the new poet laureate of the United States, arrived for duty Wednesday at the Lib

SENTINELSOURCE.COM - 2017-09-17 10:00:00

Fitchburg man, 27, dies after Ashby crash

FITCHBURG -- Chris Rauer, the man reported to have been involved in a single-car accident in Ashby on Thursday, has died. The 50/50 Diner on River Street in Fitchburg posted that Rauer had died from injuries sustained in the accident on Saturday afternoon. An employee of the 50/50 Diner said the o

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2017-09-18 00:45:44

Sunday Sitdown: Fitchburg Fire Chief Kevin Roy

Fire Chief Kevin D. Roy has been a dedicated member of the Fitchburg Fire Department for more than 42 years, 37 of them as a full-time, permanent fire officer, rising through the ranks from lieutenant to chief in 1995 when he topped the Civil Service exam and became the ninth permanent chief in the

TELEGRAM.COM - 2017-09-17 00:22:00

QUICK STUDIES: Group brings 'Rural College Tour' to area schools

Fall means the start of a new school year, but for students going into their senior year of high school, it's much more. It's college application season. For some of those students, college has been on the radar for a while, but for others, attending college may feel out of reach because of the cost

SENTINELSOURCE.COM - 2017-09-17 10:00:00

Nursing homes struggling to make money

LEOMINSTER -- Bill Reidt recalls that when he got his start in long-term nursing care more than 30 years ago, there were hundreds more facilities throughout the state than there are now. "There were over 600 nursing homes in Massachusetts, and a lot of them were the smaller ones that everyone loved

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2017-09-17 10:31:30

Leominster man indicted in fatal stabbing of girlfriend

WORCESTER - A Leominster man accused of stabbing his girlfriend to death has been indicted on a murder charge. A Worcester County grand jury returned an indictment Friday charging 58-year-old Jorge Cortes of 25 State St., Apt. C, Leominster with first-degree murder in the July 23 stabbing death of S

TELEGRAM.COM - 2017-09-18 16:22:23