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Sterling News

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

The towns of Westford and Sterling are all of 25 miles apart, but Nashoba Valley Technical High School's Drama Club is doing its best to shrink that distance. Three former members of Nashoba Tech's Drama Club are playing lead roles in bringing "Beauty and the Beast" to life at Sterling Community Theatre for the next two weekends.

The towns of Westford and Sterling are all of 25 miles apart, but Nashoba Valley Technical High School's Drama Club is doing its best to shrink that distance. Three former members of Nashoba Tech's Drama Club are playing lead roles in bringing "Beauty and the Beast" to life at Sterling Community Theatre for the next two weekends.

When I initially saw the headlines - that a 7-year-old girl had been strangled and tossed from a bridge into Lake Quinsigamond - I assumed that this poor child had been consigned to a watery grave. Incredibly, though, we've been told that the girl survived the drop.

Princeton News

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

Last week saw movements of broad-winged hawks at Wachusett Mountain in Princeton and Mt. Watatic in Ashburnham.

WORCESTER – The remaining school principal openings from last school year have been filled, according to the superintendent's office. Lincoln Street School, which was most recently led by Martha Dewar, will be overseen by new principal Shannon Conley.

West Boylston News

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

The Shrewsbury Lions Club is sponsoring a free vision and hearing screening Saturday, Sept. 23, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Shrewsbury Senior Center, 98 Maple Ave. Optometrists from Reliant Medical and Mass.

The site next to the Worcester County Jail and House of Correction in West Boylston is now a field where once stood the Worcester County Sanatorium – a tuberculosis hospital. Built in 1933, the hospital at this site was one of two in Worcester County .

Steve is survived by his wife of 52 years, Jean C. Wamback; a daughter, Michelle M. Campbell and her husband James of Honolulu, Hawaii; three sons, Stephen C. Wamback and his husband Matthew Wall of Tacoma, Wash., John J. Wamback and his wife Kimberly, and Matthew P. Wamback and his wife Nina, all of Worcester; a sister, Rita Grenier of West Boylston; four grandchildren, Sarah Campbell, Ian Campbell, Sean Wamback, and Benjamin Wamback; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by six siblings, Louis, Adele, John, Joseph, and Gerald Wamback, and Marie Pietrzak.

Worcester News

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

WORCESTER – New England Patriots players visited two city schools Tuesday to help the district celebrate the installation of new computer labs in the buildings. Defensive linemen Geneo Grissom and Lawrence Guy and cornerback Jonathan Jones were among the representatives of the team to appear at the Goddard School of Science and Technology and Elm Park Community School, each of which recently received a $25,000 grant from the Patriots Foundation and Southern New Hampshire University to buy new computers and other equipment.

Researchers used gene transfer to block the expression of one of the two main enzymes that break down alcohol in the liver, leading to the accumulation in liver cells of acetaldehyde, a metabolic byproduct of ethanol. The inability to metabolize acetaldehyde produces strong effects in people, such as dizziness and palpitations, leading people to avoid alcohol and representing a novel approach to treating alcoholism, as described in an article published in Human Gene Therapy .

Worcester, MA rapper Joyner Lucas released his Atlantic Records debut, 508-507-2209 , back in June. It was executive produced by Drake associate Boi-1da , and features Mystikal, Snoh Aalegra and Steffion Don .

Leominster News

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

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 Waitkus, who will square off in a preliminary election next Tuesday, spoke at length during the Sentinel & Enterprise-sponsored debate about how city and school budgeting practices could be improved upon and how they would make those changes if elected.

According to police Lt. Michael Ciccolini, a robbery at the Central Street Sunoco station was reported at 3:31 a.m. Ciccolini said that two masked men armed with "silver colored knives" entered the store and yelled at the cashier to give them money from the register.

Fitchburg State University will kick off its year-long Community Read of "The Girls of Atomic City" by Denise Kiernan with a panel talk on the development, consequences and legacy of the atomic bomb at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio Library in Hammond Hall, 160 Pearl St. The discussion marks the start of a year-long exploration of the best-selling book that tells the story of the young women of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, who unwittingly played a crucial role in one of the most significant moments in U.S. history: the development of the atomic bomb.

Lancaster News

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

The decision to ban all marijuana-related business in town will not be taken up at next month's special town meeting, following a unanimous vote of the Board of Selectmen this week. During their Tuesday night meeting, board members were hesitant to let a ban be decided on during a town meeting, which typically have a low turnout.

The decision to ban all marijuana-related business in town will not be taken up at next month's special town meeting, following a unanimous vote of the Board of Selectmen this week. During their Tuesday night meeting, board members were hesitant to let a ban be decided on during a town meeting, which typically have a low turnout.

Cecile and Bill Gettens stand in front of Spectacle Pond wearing the 70th Anniversary T-shirts given to them by their family. SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE / ELIZABETH DOBBINS Sentinel and Enterprise staff photos can be ordered by visiting our SmugMug site.