Aug 19, 2011

Sheriff Celebrates Milestone With Food Pantry Donation

The Blackstone Valley Tribune

Sutton- Sheriff Evangelidis doesn’t celebrate his birthday and hasn’t since he was 9 years old. However, he agreed to a party this year because it was turned into a way to give back to Worcester County. His 50th birthday party was recently held, in Sutton, and those that attended were asked to bring food or monetary donations for the town’s food pantry. The response was overwhelming. The pantry is dedicated to providing food and household essentials to Blackstone Valley families in need. Read more…

Aug 17, 2011

New Sheriff In Town

Worcester Magazine
By Jeremy Shulkin

At the end of April of this year, first-term Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis celebrated his 100th day in office with a release touting his accomplishments in a time span of less than four months. Ticking off a list of Evangelidis’ reforms at the House of Correction in West Boylston, such as “remov[ing] politics from the department,” changing hiring standards, emphasizing community-service work and drug-prevention programs in schools, the release ends with Evangelidis saying, “I am grateful to have been given this extraordinary opportunity. I look forward to getting up and going to work every day and doing what I can to make our community safer.” Read more…

Jun 10, 2011

As I See It Program Helps Enforce Laws

Worcester Telegram & Gazette
By Lew Evangelidis

As sheriff of Worcester County, my highest priority is the safety of our citizens. Gov. Deval Patrick’s recent decision to withdraw from the Secure Communities Act, a federal program designed to identify and deport illegal immigrants who have been arrested, will hinder rather than support law enforcement efforts to keep our communities safe.
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Jun 9, 2011

Inmates Making Progress While Doing the Community a Service

The Millbury-Sutton Chronicle
By Kevin Koczwara

Millbury’s Senior Center needed some landscaping done. Weeds were popping up in the flower beds. New mulch needed to be spread. And plants needed to be trimmed. But Judy O’Connor didn’t have anyone to get the job done because the Senior Center’s maintenance worker is only part-time – he works just 19 hours a week – and the cost of a landscaping company costs far to much for the Senior Center and the town of Millbury. Read more…