Aug 21, 2013
Holden-As part of Sheriff Lew Evangelidis’s Community Outreach Program of the Worcester County House of Correction, inmates started painting the exterior of the Jefferson School administrative offices and early childhood center in Holden on Aug. 5, and the work was completed last week. Read more…
Aug 13, 2013
Athol Daily News
LANCASTER — Nikita, the newest K-9 at the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office has a new eye catching accessory thanks to the donation of local ophthalmologist Dr. Francis A. D’Ambrosio Jr., his medical staff and many of his patients.
After recently reading about Nikita’s remarkable journey from being a homeless puppy at the Sterling Animal Shelter to top drug sniffing K-9 at the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office, the group set their sights on providing Nikita with a life saving vest to protect him in the line of duty.
Jul 31, 2013
Telegram and Gazette
SHREWSBURY — Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis has announced that the Sheriff’s Annual Senior Picnic will be held at SAC Park in Shrewsbury from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 17. Admission is free for all seniors.
“As sheriff, hosting the Annual Senior Picnic is one of the great highlights of the year. This year’s Senior Picnic will be a wonderful fun filled day to give back to our seniors who have given so much to our communities.” Mr. Evangelidis said.
Jul 22, 2013
By Jennifer Robert/Quabog Current
Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis is in the midst of his third year running the inmate community service program and recently spent the day visiting work sites to check in on the work being done and with inmates involved in the program.
One stop on his tour was the Brookﬁeld Elementary School (BES), where a crew has been busy painting the walls and cleaning the carpets. The program provides cost-free labor to non-proﬁt organizations that have projects they are looking to have completed. After submitting a letter of interest to utilize inmates for the work, the sheriff’s ofﬁce visits the organization to evaluate the project. If it is suitable, all the requesting organization has to provide is the materials for the project and lunch for the crew on their work days.
“It is really a win-win program,” Evangelidis said. “We used to say that it would save towns thousands of dollars, but now this program allows for projects to be completed that otherwise wouldn’t be with all the cuts to local budgets. It also helps turn inmate’s lives around.”