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Jul 31, 2013

Evangelidis to host Sheriff’s Annual Senior Picnic

Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis poses with guests at last year's picnic.

Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis poses with guests at last year’s picnic.

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.

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Jul 22, 2013

Inmates Give Back to Communities

By Jennifer Robert/Quabog Current

Sheriff Lew Evangelidis, right, talks with an inmate participating in the community service  program at BES. The BES crew is under the supervision of Officer Mike Brennan, left.

Sheriff Lew Evangelidis, right, talks with an inmate participating in the community service
program at BES. The BES crew is under the supervision of Officer Mike Brennan, left.

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.”

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Jul 17, 2013

Sheriff’s work-release program kept local diamonds sparkling

LETTER TO THE EDITOR / GREG PARSON

Sentinel & Enterprise

For several years now, the Leominster American Little League program has benefited from the community work-release program of the Worcester County Sheriff’s department. Sheriff Lew Evangelidis has built a program that allows inmates to give back to the community in tangible ways.

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Jul 9, 2013

PING! Evangelidis launches countywide text-alert system

By Michael Hartwell/Sentinel and Enterprise

The free “Ping4alerts!” app allows public-safety agencies to send messages to people who are located in targeted areas. Evangelidis said the system is much cheaper than the old Reverse 911 system the office used to offer and offers more flexibility and faster response times.

Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis is embracing smartphone technology with this week’s deployment of a new emergency notification system that sends emergency text messages to people who opt in.

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