New system expected to reach thousands of smart phones

By Joy Richard/ The Southbridge Evening News Reverse 911 calls are slipping out of vogue, as cost-effective phone apps are now providing emergency alert services. In a world where the weather is ever changing and the social climate has been rockier than ever, the Worcester County Sheriff ’s Office has recently unveiled their new system of public warnings. Sheriff Lew Evangelidis sat down to speak about the […]

Sheriff and crew aided diamond dreams

LETTER TO THE EDITOR/ JOSEPH CHARIELLE The Telegram and Gazette I would like to commend Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis for his dedicated support of the Worcester County Sheriff’s Community Service Program.In a prime example of how government and nonprofits can work together for the benefit of a youth sports program, the Worcester County Sheriff’s Community […]

A smart and safe download

EDITORIAL FOOTNOTE/ The Telegram and Gazette A free smartphone app is worth the minute or so it takes to download, especially considering it could prove invaluable. Worcester County Sheriff Lewis Evangelidis is encouraging area residents with smartphones to download the Ping4Public Safety app, available at or The sheriff’s office recently replaced the 5-year-old […]

Sheriff’s office offers free emergency notification app

By Mark Haranas/The Gardner News WORCESTER — The Worcester Country’s Sheriff’s office is urging all residents to download its free mobile app, which provides emergency notifications and can even turn on a phone or override mute settings during critical, life-threatening emergencies. “Anyone in the Greater Gardner area can download the app for free and be […]