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The Millbury-Sutton Chronicle

Following this week’s severe and unexpected snow storm, inmate work crews from the Worcester County House of Correction have been assigned to help Worcester County’s cities and towns with clean up. Although work crews are scheduled to work throughout the county every week, Sheriff Evangelidis has made assisting with storm relief a priority.

“During a time like this I can’t think of a better way to help the cities and towns of Worcester County,” said Evangelidis. “The Community Service Program is a great asset for the community, especially during times of crisis.”

The Sheriff’s Office has already received requests for help from Worcester, Millbury, Leominster, New Braintree, West Boylston and Brookfield. The Community Service work crews are made up of officer supervised inmates, convicted of non-violent crimes, who are close to the end of their sentence and have earned their place in the program.

In Millbury, inmates helped clear brush, branches, and downed trees from the side of road-ways. Matthew Stencel, Operations Manager for the Town of Millbury, said “The inmates from the Sheriff’s Department have been excellent and a big help.”

Bob Spain, Town Manager, said “I want to thank the Sheriff’s Department for the work they have done this week, in addition to the work they have already done in Millbury at the Library, the Senior Center, and Windle Field.”