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Aug 13, 2013

Local doctor takes ‘vested interest’ in protecting Worc. County Sheriff’s K-9

VESTING CEREMONY — Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis, left, with K-9 Nikita, Dr. Francis D’Ambrosio Jr. and Nikita’s handler Sgt. Thomas Chabot at a recent K-9 Vesting Ceremony held at D’Ambrosio Eye Care in Lancaster. A stab and bullet protective vest was donated to Nikita by Dr. D’Ambrosio, his medical staff and patients.

VESTING CEREMONY — Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis, left, with K-9 Nikita, Dr. Francis D’Ambrosio Jr. and Nikita’s handler Sgt. Thomas Chabot at a recent K-9 Vesting Ceremony held at D’Ambrosio Eye Care in Lancaster. A stab and bullet protective vest was donated to Nikita by Dr. D’Ambrosio, his medical staff and patients.

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.

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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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