Jan 3, 2012

Teens sick for medicine

The Sentinel and Enterprise
By Alana Melanson

FITCHBURG — It’s the DM in cough syrups and the “cough” or “tuss” portion of most other over-the counter-cold treatments.

Most people have taken dextromethorphan, a cough suppressant, sometimes abbreviated as DXM, at some point in their lives, usually to lessen the symptoms of the common cold.

Some, however, purposefully disregard the recommended dosage guidelines of this antitussive in order to achieve euphoric effects.
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Dec 23, 2011

Sheriff, Brown Greet New Correction Officers

Worcester Telegram & Gazette
By Linda Bock


WORCESTER — Bad hours. Low pay. Work on Christmas.

Welcome to the team.

Worcester County Sheriff Lewis G. Evangelidis and U.S. Sen. Scott P. Brown, R-Mass., welcomed and congratulated a group of the newest correction officers yesterday at their graduation at the Worcester Technical High School. The 26 men and three women, “The Mighty 36th,” made history yesterday as the first class of correction officers in 36 sessions to meet the department’s new hiring standards in a rigorous 12-week training program.
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Dec 23, 2011

29 New Correctional Officers On Job

The Sentinel & Enterprise
By Alana Melanson

WORCESTER — The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office graduated 29 new correctional officers in a ceremony at Worcester Technical High School Thursday morning, including four men and one woman from Fitchburg and its surrounding towns.

“This job is not an easy one and our success can be difficult to quantify, measured by which crimes are never committed,” Sheriff Lew Evangelidis told graduates. “We are not only responsible for the care, custody and control of inmates, but we have a responsibility to utilize periods of incarceration to make our community safer by working to ensure the inmates are more productive citizens upon their release.”
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Dec 22, 2011

The Sheriff Helps Out

The Sentinel & Enterprise
By Brett Crawford

Westminster resident Mary Trainque receives a free turkey, a pie and a can of cranberry sauce from Worcester County Sheriff Lewis Evangelidis at the Westminster Senior Center, Tuesday as part of the 2011 Sheriff’s Senior Citizen Holiday Dinner Program. More than 300 meals were given out to seniors in need throughout Worcester County.

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