Jan 26, 2013
W. BOYLSTON RELAPSE PREVENTION PROGRAM
By Linda Bock TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF
Jan 16, 2013
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 Office with his handler, Sgt. Thomas Chabot of the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office. Read more…
Jan 10, 2013
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 Service Program provides free labor to municipalities and nonprofit organizations by nonviolent, non-sex offender individuals who have earned a place in the program.
“We truly appreciate Sheriff Evangelidis providing the Inmate Community Service Program to paint our kitchen at the senior center and to remove snow from our walkways. The Sheriff’s inmate work crew was very respectful and did an outstanding job, and we are very grateful for the many thousands of dollars this program has saved us in labor and maintenance costs,” said Senior Center Executive Director Alma DeManche.
Jan 2, 2013
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 meals of turkeys, cranberry sauce and pies to our senior center,” said Shrewsbury Senior Center Executive Director Sharon Yager. “The Sheriff’s Holiday Turkey Program is a wonderful help for our seniors during the holiday season.”
Shrewsbury resident Belton Wall said, “It was great to see the sheriff here today, and what a nice surprise to receive a holiday turkey.”
The sheriff made nine stops across Worcester County to distribute more than 300 turkeys. The program was made possible by Table Talk Pies and private donations through the Worcester County Reserve Deputy Sheriff Association.
The Daily Voice
by John Swinconeck