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Trying to stop jail’s revolving door

W. BOYLSTON RELAPSE PREVENTION PROGRAM By Linda Bock TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF WEST BOYLSTON — Marcos Arroyo choked up as he stood up in front of about 30 other inmates at the Worcester County Jail & House of Correction to admit he is a “chronic relapser,” and to thank his substance abuse counselor and his […]

Nikita’s dogged determination helps him detect drugs

With his small size and friendly personality, Nikita hardly resembles a stereotypically menacing police dog.But both traits make him perfect for his new role: He has been specially trained to assist the Worcester County Sheriff’s office in detecting drugs. The nine-month-old lab-terrier mix recently completed a 14-week canine training program at the Plymouth County Sheriff’s […]

Inmate work crew pitches in at Westboro Senior Center

WESTBORO — Worcester County Sheriff Lewis Evangelidis recently provided a work crew through the Inmate Community Service Program to the Westboro Senior Center. Inmates painted the kitchen and food prep area and helped remove snow from entryways and walkways, saving the senior center an estimated $8,000 in labor and maintenance costs. The WCSO Inmate Community […]

Sheriff Donates Holiday Turkeys To Shrewsbury Seniors

SHREWSBURY, Mass. — Shrewsbury seniors enjoyed holiday cheer and put food in the pantry when Worcester County Sheriff Lewis G. Evangelidis paid a visit to the Shrewsbury Senior Center on Dec. 20 as part of the 2012 Sheriff’s Holiday Turkey Program for seniors. “We are very appreciative of Sheriff Evangelidis for generously bringing Christmas Day […]