April 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Body found in Sterling may be Jeremiah Oliver

Officials await autopsy results

Authorities on Friday, April 18 found a body in Sterling they believe may be that of 5-year-old Jeremiah Oliver of Fitchburg, who has been missing since September. More...

School budget may threaten public safety funds

RUTLAND — Selectmen, administrators and finance committee members from the five towns in the Wachusett Regional School District met in Rutland last week to share their towns’ reactions to the school district’s proposed $81.3 million More...

Holden News

New chief, bolstered by Sherrill’s foundation, looks to add depth to department

Dave Armstrong has been in the police chief ’s office for a couple of weeks now and he has a list of things that give him an advantage as he takes over the department’s lead role and begins to put his own stamp on the department. More...

Running for a cause

Nicole McGurin of Holden is participating in the 2014 Boston Marathon as part of the Alzheimer’s Association, MA/NH Chapter’s team, Run Tri Ride to End Alzheimer’s. More...

Spring composting starts April 26

The Department of Public Works has announced its spring composting schedule for Holden residents only; proof of residency required. More...

Sterling News

May 3 Town Meeting Warrant approved

Speaking of the $2.7 million proposal for the construction of a new senior center, one of 48 articles to be placed before voters at the annual town meeting, selectman Robert Cutler said, “It’s time we get this done and put this behind us More...

Program brightens buildings, futures

Inmates help revitalize Sterling mainstay

For the first time in 23 years, the interior of the Butterick Municipal Building got a much needed sprucing up, courtesy of Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis’ Community Service Program. More...

Easter brings out the basket brigade

Ellie Iannucci checks out one of the eggs discovered at the Easter egg hunt held April 13 at Memorial Park. More...

Regional News

Support begins at H.O.M.E.

The Holden Women’s Club recently donated $1,000 to the Help at H.O.M.E. fund. Pictured at the Holden Senior Center are, from left, Nancy Young, chairperson of the club’s community service, and Faye Ellis, member of Help at H.O.M.E. More...

Regional Calendar

The Landmark’s regional calendar is a list of meetings and events taking place the coming week in the five-town Wachusett region. More...

Medication take back April 26

The Holden Police Department will hold its annual Medication Take Back Day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26. More...

Sports & Recreation

Yes, they can, and yes, she did

Freshman Strasser rejuvenates squad with no-hitter after tough defeat the day before

Less than 24 hours after perhaps the toughest loss in recent school memory, a 10-0 shellacking at the hands of Holy Name High in which a nearly unheard of nine errors were committed, Wachusett Regional varsity softball manager Joe Cataldo was searchi More...

Academic honors presented to athlete

Rachel Deneault, a 2013 Wachusett Regional graduate and former co-captain of the school’s golf team and member of the varsity field hockey squad, has been named to the NFCHA Division II National Academic Squad and the NFCHA Division II Scholars More...

Wachusett Nationals post schedule

The Wachusett Nationals Over 40 baseball team has announced its schedule for the beginning of the 2014 season: • Sunday, April 27: Whalom Greys vs. Wachusett Nationals • Sunday, May 18: Wachusett Nationals vs. More...

Obituaries

Passings

Mary F. Elms HOLDEN – Mary F. Elms, 86, died April 8, 2014. Services were April 14 at the First Congregational Church of Holden. Bruce A. Hanson More...

People

New arrival

Cole Samuel Knipe

Jennifer and Adam Knipe of Barre announce the birth of their son, Cole Samuel Knipe, on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, weighing 8.1 lbs. He joins his sister Ava at home. More...

Spring break working at Habitat

Patrick Hunter of Sterling, a sophomore at Providence College in Rhode Island, spent a week working with Habitat for Humanity as part of the college’s Alternative Spring Break program. More...

Honor society inductions

Elyse Sutkus of Rutland was recently inducted into the Sigma Delta Pi Honor Society and the Sigma Iota Rho Honor Society at Stonehill College in Easton. More...

Breaking News - 7:06 PM

Jeremiah Oliver positively identified

Missing boy's body found in Sterling

The body found yesterday off Route 190 in Sterling was positively identified today as Jeremiah Oliver, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. More...

Breaking News - 4/18/2014 3:13 PM

Body found wrapped and inside suitcase type object

Autopsy to determine if body is Jeremiah Oliver

STERLING - UPDATE: Officials say the body was found wrapped and inside a suitcase-type object. The body found along Route 190 in Sterling is consistent in size and weight with Jeremiah Oliver, the missing Fitchburg boy last seen in September. More...

Historical program

The Princeton Historical Society invites residents to a program on early boundaries and witness stones in the Naquag area at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 23 in the Senior Room at the Princeton Center. More...

Hay you guys!

Lifelike sculptures at WRHS create attention

HOLDEN — The playful, life size sculptures dotting the hills of the Wachusett Regional High School campus may cause double takes. More...

Paxton News

Paxton woman helps lead Kentucky Derby fundraiser

A Paxton resident is co-chairing The Junior League of Worcester's 4th annual Kentucky Derby Spring Fundraiser 4-7 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at Sweet Worcester, 72 Shrewsbury St., Worcester. More...

Town gearing up for June 14 Paxton Days

Wentworth Field, starting at 11 a.m • Vic & Sticks perform live with show times at 12, 1 and 2 p.m. More...

Sunrise service at Moore State Park

The First Congregational Church of Paxton will hold a sunrise service on the bridge at Moore State Park in Paxton at 7 a.m. April 20, Easter Sunday. More...

Princeton News

Officials explore options to retain highway foreman

After a very long and exceptionally cold winter, Highway Superintendent Glenn Lyons and selectmen are struggling to determine how to make the foreman’s job at the highway department less stressful and time consuming. More...

Proposed zoning changes create confusion

Planning board members Tom Daly and John Mirick explained to selectmen six proposed zoning related changes that will appear on the May 13 town meeting warrant. More...

Election candidates set

The following are the names of candidates that will be on the May 12 election ballot. Selectman: One seat, two candidates: Incumbent Stanley E. Moss, 125 Calamint Hill Road North, and challenger Bruce B. Rollins, 317 Worcester Road. More...

Rutland News

Court upholds board’s restrictions on dog that bit woman

Selectman Joe Becker reported at the April 14 meeting that following a bench trail in January, the court upheld several of the restrictions selectmen had placed on the dog Shadow, a male Norwegian Elk Hound owned by Richard Fox of 8 Sumac Circle. More...

Going forth with the Fourth

Heather Whitner and Beth True with the donation bucket they placed at Safeway Convenience in Rutland last June to raise money for Fourth of July festivities in town. Saveway customers donated $100 for that one month alone. More...

Reward offered in dead dog case

A $500 reward is being offered for information that leads to a conviction in connection with a dog discovered dead and covered with blood, Animal Control Officer Laura Pease said. More...

Editorials & Opinions

Town administrator increase needs justification

In the April 10 edition of the Landmark, it was reported that the Paxton selectmen are considering giving a notable raise to the town administrator. More...

Thanks for successful drive

Boy Scout Troop 189, Sterling, held its spring bottle drive on Saturday April 5. This drive was a huge success and the troop would like to thank everyone who donated their returnable bottles and cans. More...

No-confidence vote in McCall needed

As a parent of a Glenwood Elementary School student I was shocked by the news that Principal Siobhan Dennis’ contract was not being renewed and there were no reasons given. More...

Schools

Wachusett Regional Wellness Initiative turns week’s focus on high schoolers

The Wachusett District’s supervisor of pupil services and the food service director are collaborating to improve the wellness of district students. This week’s target age group is high school students. More...

Grange scholarship apps due May 1

Holden Grange is offering its W. Sumner and Howard L. Jordan Scholarship of $700 to a graduating high school senior or to a student at any recognized institution of learning beyond high school. More...

Worcester Academy honor roll

Worcester Academy announces its honor roll and headmaster’s list for the second trimester: Headmaster’s list – Alivia Roy (Sterling, grade 9), Madeline Belden (Holden, grade 10), Susan Shepardson (Princeton, grade 11, Alexandra Beri More...

Fire & Police

Fire Calls

Holden Fire Department4/7 8:14 a.m. Industrial Dr. Fire alarm4/7 9:41 a.m. Sycamore Dr. Fire alarm4/10 11:50 a.m. Wilde Willow Dr. Possible illegal burn4/10 2:43 p.m. Malden St. Odor of gas4/11 9:39 p.m. Durbury Dr. Odor of gas4/12 10:43 a.m. More...

Police Notebook

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

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