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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

PETA takes aim at Blood Farm

GROTON -- When an animal is slaughtered, the first shot counts. The first shot failed -- twice -- in August at Blood Farm, causing the USDA to suspend operations both times at the slaughterhouse, run by the Blood family since the earliest days of Groton. "Firearms shall be employed in the delivery

THEVALLEYDISPATCH.COM - 2017-09-21 16:35:08

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

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

Impound order removed in Groton slayings

"This is a very sad, tragic story and The Sun respects the Krause family's desire to grieve in private," Campanini said. "At the same time, there is no applicable reason for the court to impound police reports that, under any other circumstances, would be made public. That is why the newspaper appea

LOWELL SUN - 2017-09-21 10:34:38

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

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

NH Man Charged With Sexual Assault and Impersonating an Officer

A New Hampshire man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly sexually assaulted a woman and pointed a handgun at another man while impersonating an officer, according to Nashua police. Nashua resident Michael Graham, 24, is facing charges of criminal threatening, false personation and aggravat

NECN - 2017-09-21 14:26:16

Coaching moves aplenty this year in high school ranks

Staff photo by TOM KING John Coughlin, center, stepped down over the summer as head coach of the North-Souhegan co-op varsity program. Nashua AD Lisa Gingras said the schools are close to naming a sucessor. 'Tis the season. Please sign up for as low as 36 cents per day to continue viewing our websit

NASHUA TELEGRAPH - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

MUSEUM DAY LIVE! Free admission around Massachusetts

Saturday, Sept. 23 is Museum Day Live! The annual event sponsored by Smithsonian Magazine celebrates museums across the country and offers free admission to participating cultural institutions to anyone with a Museum Day Live! ticket. Each ticket provides free admission for two people. You can downl

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-21 21:00:00

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