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Worcester News

Local news for Worcester, MA continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

A woman was injured Saturday in what was reported as a stabbing at Wild Willy's Burgers, 317 West Boylston St. A police spokesman said the initial call was that a person was being stabbed in the hand at Wild Willy's Burgers. The victim was taken to the hospital and no one was in custody as of early Sunday afternoon, he said.

Recalling the standard "two dogs loaded with a bag of butter," alumni gathered Saturday for one last hot dog lunch outside the soon-to-be-demolished old Saint John's High School building on Temple Street. "This is a new beginning for the City of Worcester," said former Worcester Mayor Timothy J. Cooney Jr., Class of 1958, who held a souvenir brick from the building.

Three men were indicted on murder and other charges for the stabbing death of a man outside of a Clinton bar on April 15. The announcement was made by Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. Oscar Rodriguez, 23, of 36 Park St. Martin Fregoso, 28, of 709 Main St. and Christopher Rolon, 23, of 42 Lakeside Ave, building 7, were charged with murder and two counts of aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. They had previously been charged in Clinton District Court with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and have been held on $100,000 cash bail.

Holden News

Local news for Holden, MA continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

Central Massachusetts chess prodigy Sam Sevian recently became the youngest winner of the Continental Championship in Medellin, Colombia. The 16-year-old Holden resident and former Southbridge resident was seeded eighth among 258 players, in what the tournament said was probably the largest and strongest Continental Championship ever.

HOPKINTON - Two children were among four people injured in a head-on collision between a car and an SUV on Wood Street Wednesday evening, authorities said. A Chevrolet Cruze sedan and a Chevy Traverse LTZ SUV collided near 147 Wood St. around 5:09 p.m., according to authorities A woman driving the Cruze and two children inside and the SUV's driver were taken by ambulance to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Fire Lt.

West Boylston News

Local news for West Boylston, MA continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

The Worcester Regional Transit Authority is reminding riders that a new schedule including service cuts begins Saturday, and a fare increase goes into effect the following Saturday, July 1. "We vetted these with the public back in March and April, and did what we had to do," said Jonathan E. Church, WRTA administrator.

Rose Z. DiTerlizzi, 90 of Shrewsbury, a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, passed away peacefully Thursday, June 1, 2017. Rose was born in Worcester, one of three children of Italian immigrants, Joseph and Franca Tonelli.

Shrewsbury News

Local news for Shrewsbury, MA continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

Recalling the standard "two dogs loaded with a bag of butter," alumni gathered Saturday for one last hot dog lunch outside the soon-to-be-demolished old Saint John's High School building on Temple Street. "This is a new beginning for the City of Worcester," said former Worcester Mayor Timothy J. Cooney Jr., Class of 1958, who held a souvenir brick from the building.

While the latest disruption capturing public attention may be Amazon's entree into the grocery business, a major transformation is being debated within the Massachusetts Legislature over eye care - who can treat glaucoma as well as minor eye infections. The political maneuvering is pitting optometrists, doctors carrying an O.D. degree obtained after a four-year, post-college study at an institutions like MCPHS University, which has a campus in downtown Worcester; and ophthalmologists, physicians carrying an M.D. obtained after four years of post-college study in medical schools, such as UMass Medical School in Worcester, and who undergo a one-year internship, and then three-to-five years of residency/fellowship in their specialty.

The 2017 Southgate Summer Concerts kick off Tuesday, July 11, at 7 p.m., with The Wolverine Jazz Band. The schedule includes Dan Gable and the Abletones July 18, SloGrass July 25, Beatles For Sale Aug. 1, The Reminisants Aug. 8, and Tom Nutile Big Band Aug. 15. Admission is free and there is ample parking.

Boylston News

Local news for Boylston, MA continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

The Worcester Regional Transit Authority is reminding riders that a new schedule including service cuts begins Saturday, and a fare increase goes into effect the following Saturday, July 1. "We vetted these with the public back in March and April, and did what we had to do," said Jonathan E. Church, WRTA administrator.

LEICESTER – Selectmen approved the existing and soon-to-be leaving town administrator to negotiate a deal with a former local town administrator to become his interim replacement. In a 4-0-1 vote, selectmen Monday night instructed Town Administrator Kevin J. Mizikar to work out a "tentative agreement" with James P. Purcell to serve as the interim town administrator as they search for Mr. Mizikar's replacement.

For homeowners concerned about defoliation of a favorite backyard shade tree, ornamental or apple tree, that has to be good news. Robert Burgess, spokesman for Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, said the horticultural staff has several recommendations for property owners eager to stem the tide of ravenous caterpillars.

Millbury News

Local news for Millbury, MA continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

The Worcester Regional Transit Authority is reminding riders that a new schedule including service cuts begins Saturday, and a fare increase goes into effect the following Saturday, July 1. "We vetted these with the public back in March and April, and did what we had to do," said Jonathan E. Church, WRTA administrator.

The sites of two struggling retailers will become home to the offices of one of the larger physician groups in Massachusetts.

The towns of Charlton, Millbury and Oxford will soon launch a Community Choice Electricity Aggregation program that could reap savings for their residents and businesses. The state aggregation program came out of 1997 legislation allowing cities and towns to create large groups of residential and business electricity accounts to seek bids for cheaper supply rates, essentially bulk-purchasing.