July 23, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Rutland officers barely avoid, cite texting driver

RUTLAND - Detective Chris Giglio and Patrolman Travis McCauley alertly jumped out of the way Wednesday morning when a white Ford Explorer nearly hit the officers just outside of Rutland's Public Safety Complex. More...

Opiates at center of recent break-ins

HOLDEN – Recent break-ins around Holden have upped the policing near the Worcester line, Police Chief David Armstrong said, stressing that they are being driven by the opioid epidemic. More...

Holden 11-12s reclaim D4 title

WORCESTER – It was one year ago when the Holden Little League 11-12 year-olds captured the attention and emotions of so many by embarking on a run that led to advancement to state championship play. More...

Holden News

Holden resident nominated for DASH award

Holden resident Bryan Landgren has had quite an exciting few months in the drama spotlight. More...

Friends of the Red Barn free concert series

The Friends of the Red Barn will host eight free summer concerts to be held on the property, Shrewsbury Street, Holden. All concerts will be held from 5-7 p.m. Guests are invited to bring a picnic dinner, chairs, and blankets. More...

Summer 2015 events at the Gale Free Library

JULY Wednesday, July 29: The Moldy Suitcases concert, 6 p.m. Thursday, July 30: The Super You: Hero Training Academy Magic Show, Holden Senior Center, 2:30 p.m. AUGUST Wednesday, Aug. 5: Storytime and craft, Shark night, 6 p.m. More...

Sterling News

Sterling Farmers Market

The Sterling Farmers Market is held every Friday from 3-6:30 p.m. at 1 Park St. (in front of the Butterick Building), downtown Sterling. More...

Selectmen approve write-off of uncollected ambulance fees

A request from the fire department to write off $48,930 in uncollected fees from the years 2012-2014 for ambulance services was approved by the Sterling Board of Selectmen, allowing several accounts to be erased from the books permanently. More...

Culgin chosen as Building Commissioner for Sterling

It was a toss-up until the final moment for which candidate would be chosen as Building Commissioner for Sterling and it took two votes to determine that Sarah Culgin of Ashburnham was the choice. More...

Regional News

Rep. Kimberly Ferguson announces funding for NEADS

Rep. Kimberly Ferguson, R-Holden, announced that funding for the NEADS Assistance Dogs for Veterans program was included in Fiscal Year 2016 state budget filed by the Conference Committee late last Tuesday. This is the third year Rep. More...

Exploring a fire truck

Laura Moncreaff at the wheel of the fire engine at Toucha Truck day at the Princeton library on July 13. More...

Regional Calendar

Thursday, July 23 Creative playtime, Holden Gale Free Library ............................... 10 a.m. Disney nature movie, “Bears,” Sterling Conant Public Library ...... 3:30 p.m. More...

Sports & Recreation

‘The Perfect Teammate’

Ventres’ remarkable WRHS career

There is not a lot of glitz, flamboyancy and showmanship in the DNA of Tanyon Ventres and that’s more than fine with his teammates and coaches. More...

Athletes of the Week

Bay State champions

Sport: Soccer A trio of local boys participated in the Massachusetts Bay State Games soccer tournament and won the championship. More...

Holden Babe Ruth falls in Central- West title game

Holden, the Massachusetts District 4 Babe Ruth 15U All Star Champions, lost to Pittsfield, the District 1 All Star Champions, in the Massachusetts Western – Central Finals, 7-4. More...

Fire & Police

Fire Calls

Holden Fire Department7/12 9:02 a.m. Shrewsbury St. Fire/other7/12 7:41 p.m. Fredrickson Ave. Fire/smoke investigation7/12 8:21 p.m. Chapel St. Fire/other7/13 5:41 a.m. Flagler Dr. Smoke detector sounding7/13 8:26 a.m. Boyden Rd. More...

Police Notebook

Information in the Police Notebook is taken directly from police logs in Holden, Paxton, Princeton, Rutland and Sterling. More...

Special Sections

Holden shuts down Pittsfield, 9-0

Saturday win would send team back to state title game

HOLDEN – If it all seems like déjà vu for supporters of the Holden Little League Major Division (ages 11 and 12) it is for very good reason. More...

Holden tops Leominster 5-4

LEOMINSTER – Coming into the game on Wednesday evening, both Leominster National and Holden Little Leagues showed promise, but it was Holden’s base running and hitting that gave them the edge over the competition. More...

Vocal brilliance

Holden’s Jacqueline Savageau wins national singing competition

HOLDEN – Every aspect of musical theatre thrills Jacqueline Savageau. More...

Paxton News

Paxton chief: FEMA grant brings fire vehicles to ‘next level’

Ultra-competitive federal grants get ten times harder when a vehicle is involved Congressman Jim McGovern, D-MA, said at a press conference at the Paxton Safety Complex Monday afternoon. More...

Paxton family donates funds to Little League

Mystery man uncovered

For months, a question posed on signs around town and in The Landmark asked one simple thing: who is this guy? There were stats, a description and photo shrouded in mystery. More...

Princeton News

Selectmen under the gun to sign grant application

With the deadline to submit an application for a Natural Diversity (LAND) Grant program looming, selectmen reluctantly voted on July 13 to authorize the filing of an application to the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EOEA) for g More...

Selectmen hire Nazarian as Town Administrator

On July 14, selectman Stan Moss announced the board had completed successful contract negotiations with Nina Nazarian, Assistant Town Administrator for the Town of Tyngsborough, and she has agreed to take the job in Princeton. More...

Bucket List

Light Department foreman Chris Courville talks to kids about the bucket truck at Toucha Truck day at the Princeton Library. More...

Rutland News

School budget tops Rutland Special Town meeting agenda

Voters will be asked to take action on six articles at the Aug. 3 Special Town Meeting at 7 p.m. at Glenwood Elementary School, including a proposed reduction to the school budget. More...

Special Town meeting voter reg. deadline: July 24

The last day to register to vote prior to the Aug. 3 Special Town Meeting is Friday, July 24. The Town Clerk's office will be open 9 a.m.- 8 p.m. on the 24th for voter registration. More...

Rutland passes available for cultural activities

Free or reduced admission passes are available at the Rutland Library for the following: Old Sturbridge Village, Worcester Art Museum, Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Barre Players and all Massachusetts State Parks. More...

Editorials & Opinions

Updated mental health resource listing

In the July 16 issue of The Landmark, a listing of local mental health resources was included. Here is an updated version of that list… More...

Friendly and anonymous

I am writing to acknowledge and thank a generous patron at Friendly’s Restaurant in Holden. Last week, a group of Devereux students from our autism program were having dinner there with our staff members. More...

Schools

Residential development strong enough to affect elementary schools

HOLDEN – At last week’s meeting of the Pupil Population Task Force, Realtor Janice Mitchell told committee members that current town development is concentrated on residential building which is likely to have an effect on local elementary More...

Spring Dean’s List

Stonehill College • Katherine O'Donnell of Holden • Helena Brehany of Holden • Caroline Grady of Sterling To qualify for the Dean's List, students must have a semester GPA of 3.5 or better and must have completed successfully all cour More...

Mountview Middle School fourth quarter honor roll

Grade 8 high honors: Kayana Anderson, Grace Andros, Gillian Ballantine, Hugo Barberis, Rachel Barr, Carter Bergeron, Isabelle Bonder, Margaret Burnham, Ciara Cargiulo, Molly Carr, Javier Dobbs, Emily Duggan, Eva Gray, Emily Harding, Anna Hazelwood, M More...

Obituaries

Kathleen Mary (Foley) Scavone

HOLDEN – Kathleen Mary (Foley) Scavone, 62, passed away at home with her companion, Robert, by her side on Friday, July 17, 2015 after an illness. She was born in Worcester, the daughter of the late Edmund F. More...

Mr. Jeffrey M. Bellrose

March 3, 1945 ~ July 16, 2015

RUTLAND – Jeffrey M. Bellrose, 70, passed away at home on Thursday, July 16, 2015 after a lengthy illness, surrounded by his family and close friends who loved and respected him. He was born in Holden, the son of Ernest “Pete” J. More...

Passings

Jeffrey Bellrose RUTLAND – Jeffrey M. Bellrose, 70, of Rutland, passed away on July 16, 2015. Calling hours were held on July 21, followed by a burial at Grove cemetery. (milesfuneralhome.com) Marcia Dean More...