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Teen boxer fights for success  Sentinel & Enterprise

Sitting face to face at the end of a dimly-lit hallway, Bo Morris readies his 16-year-old apprentice for battle. Alex Mercado, a Fitchburg High School sophomore, ...



Cynthia C. Ferris - Obituaries  Worcester Telegram

LANCASTER — Cynthia Constance ”Connie” Ferris passed away peacefully on August 11, 2019, at River Terrace Nursing and Rehabilitation, Lancaster, MA.



Mountains or Molehills?  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG — With its steep roads and uneven surface, it's hard to have a conversation about the city for very long without someone repeating the conventional ...



Family reminisces about way of life after death of Howard Sumner at 92  Sentinel & Enterprise

Arnold and Howard Sumner ran what was once one of the largest dairy herds in the state on their 350-acre farm in Fitchburg. Howard Sumner, 92, died this ...



Fitchburg High School graduation  Worcester Telegram

FITCHBURG — Fitchburg High School held graduation ceremonies at the school May 31. These students are members of the Class of 2019:*Omar Nadjem ...



Fitchburg High students racing to help  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG — Big hearts for little feet. Fitchburg High's chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) is doing great things for children in need. The 5K for Little ...



Fitchburg High closes after small fire - News  Worcester Telegram

FITCHBURG - Classes were canceled Friday at Fitchburg High School due to a small electrical fire in a light fixture in the field house.The closing only affects ...



16 graduating Fitchburg High seniors commit to becoming teachers in writing  Sentinel & Enterprise

By Chad Garner. Special to the Sentinel & Enterprise. FITCHBURG — It was only fitting that during Teacher Appreciation Week, Fitchburg High School made ...



Fitchburg High announces new class of Athletic Hall of Fame inductees  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG – The Fitchburg High School Athletic Hall of Fame has announced its 10th Induction Class, which will be honored on Sunday, Nov. 3, at the Great ...



Congratulations Fitchburg High Adams Scholars  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG — The High School recently recognized 79 Class of 2019 John and Abigail Adams Scholars. The Adams Scholarship is based on a studentís ...



91 Fitchburg and Leominster high-school students complete Project Healthcare  Sentinel & Enterprise

PRINCETON — A celebration took place last week for 91 students from Fitchburg and Leominster who will graduate from high school this year after participating ...



Fitchburg High classroom fire left big bill for repairs  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG — Damage from a fire caused by a fish tank at Fitchburg High School last month is expected to cost in the “higher end” of six figures to repair, ...



Fitchburg board interviews 3 school supt. finalists  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG — Two local candidates and one outside candidate interviewed Monday to become the city's next leader of public schools. Acting Superintendent ...



Ortiz lands 'dream job' as Fitchburg High basketball coach  Sentinel & Enterprise

By Chad Garner. Special to the Sentinel & Enterprise. FITCHBURG — Danny Ortiz is thrilled to be home. The 2000 Fitchburg High School graduate will be ...



Jokela named Fitchburg schools supt.  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG — The School Committee voted Monday to make Bob Jokela the next superintendent of the city's public schools. He will take over the role ...



CANDIDATES ANNOUNCEMENT: Mercado running for Clinton School Committee  Worcester Telegram

My name is Albert Mercado and I am running for the three-year term on the School Committee.I was born, raised and educated in Clinton. I graduated from ...



North Central Mass. Chamber to award $50,000 in scholarships to 24 students  Sentinel & Enterprise

Each spring, a number of the region's most outstanding high-school seniors are recognized with scholarships from the Chamber Foundation of the North Central ...



Fitchburg schools to get support after MCAS results  Sentinel & Enterprise

School districts in Fitchburg and Lowell will be required to provide targeted support to a number of schools under the state's new accountability system, following ...



Pierce to lead McKay Academy  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG — Mark Pierce will serve as interim principal of the McKay Arts Academy until the end of the year while the district looks for a leader to oversee the ...



Schools team up for North Central Massachusetts Early College Academy  Leominster Champion

Fitchburg State University, Mount Wachusett Community College, Fitchburg High School, Leominster High School, Sizer School and Gardner High School will ...



Fitchburg High School Class of 2018  Sentinel & Enterprise

Kyle Scott Abazorius, * Douaa Abdelkebir, Leyla Sharette Abreu, *** Emily Ramona Agreda, Ailene Jeanella Alcantara, Leonela Alcantara, ** Alexander Gabriel ...



Fitchburg High School Honor Roll  Sentinel & Enterprise

Special Honors. SENIORS: Wesley Aggrey, Shekhinah Al-Aziz, Sophia Aldarondo, Sophia Arciprete, Nazanin Beigi, Lisa Bever, Brianna Borey, Grayson ...



Brick by brick, a path of pride for Fitchburg's Crocker Field  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG — Luis Alvardo surveyed the grounds at Crocker Field on Thursday. The groundskeeper eyed the walkway that will greet spectators during the Red ...



Through the years, many twists, turns in this Twin Cities 'Rivalry' for Fitchburg, Leominster  Sentinel & Enterprise

One hundred years ago Crocker Field opened and hosted the annual Thanksgiving game between Leominster and Fitchburg. The 1918 edition of “The Rivalry” ...



Fitchburg High School Class of 2017  Sentinel & Enterprise

***Wesley Afreh Aggrey, Usman Ahmad Ahmad, *** Shekhinah Sabur Al-Aziz, Abu Bakr M.A. Al-Wahab, Niah Tilean Albert, ** Sophia Maria Aldarondo, Steven ...



Gardner High, MWCC designated for early college high school program  The Gardner News

BOSTON — Mount Wachusett Community College, Gardner High School, Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg High School, Leominster High School and Sizer ...



Fitchburg not filing claim on school mold damage  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG — The city's insurer will not be paying the estimated $230,000 in damage after high humidity this summer contributed to an outbreak of mold at the ...



Schools turn to educating students about vaping  Sentinel & Enterprise

Area high school principals consider student use of vaporizing devices that contain nicotine or marijuana an issue on campus that they are addressing through ...



New class gets call to FHS Hall of Fame  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG — With eight subtle words in 2013 — “It is time for this to go home” — longtime Fitchburg High assistant basketball coach John Cordio made the ...



Fitchburg High honors legendary athletes  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG — Forget, if only for a pure, tangible moment, the common denominator in all of the honorees inducted into the Fitchburg High School Athletic Hall ...



Photos: Photos: Central/West D1 track championships  Worcester Telegram

FITCHBURG - Olamide Bamgbose competed in the women's long jump representing Fitchburg High School at the MIAA Central/West Division 1 Championships ...



Fitchburg High welcomes in freshmen  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG — Welcome to Fitchburg High. The approximately 300 members of the Class of 2021 got a warm introduction to high school life from ...



Fundraiser gives fans a chance to etch their names at Crocker Field  Sentinel & Enterprise

By Chad Garner. Special to the Sentinel & Enterprise. FITCHBURG — There's no doubt that historic Crocker Field is a gem in the city. The beautiful complex ...



FHS Class of 1998 reunion on Nov. 23  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG — The Fitchburg High School Class of 1998 will host its 20th class reunion Friday evening, Nov. 23, at the Devens Common Center, 31 Andrews ...



Mark Pierce, boys' basketball head coach for 23 years, steps down at St. Bernard's  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG — After 23 years, 305 wins, six Central Mass. titles, and a state title under his belt, Mark Pierce has called time — well, has pressed pause, at least ...



Fitchburg High senior turns school store into a destination (VIDEO)  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG — When senior Judy Duong walks down the halls of the high school, it's not unusual for her to see students wearing her work. “That was one of the ...



Wanted: Old Fitchburg High School yearbooks for library collection  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG — Fitchburg High School's new librarian needs the public's help in trying to find copies of old yearbooks to add to the Fitchburg Public Library's ...



Blue Devil greats to be honored  Sentinel & Enterprise

LEOMINSTER — The Leominster Lodge of Elks will be abuzz on Saturday with talk of old friends and fond memories when the Leominster High School Athletic ...



Parkland students share shooting drama in Fitchburg: 'In my gut, I knew it wasn't a drill' (VIDEO)  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG — The three students from Parkland, Florida, who visited Fitchburg High School Wednesday described themselves as the “lucky ones.” But with ...



Crocker's track is part of field's legacy  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG–Sometime between the hours of 5 and 6 p.m. today, Fitchburg High track coaches Cindy Donelan and Sara Lamey will exit the Circle Street gate at ...



Fitchburg High cheer squad: It's a sport (VIDEO)  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG — The Lady Raiders of the Fitchburg High School cheerleading team start practice with sprints and strength conditioning. They lift each other over ...



D1 girls’ track: Westboros Grace Desmond wins hurdles events; Wachusett takes team title  Worcester Telegram

FITCHBURG — Westboro High senior Grace Desmond is adept at jumping over hurdles and overcoming them. On Saturday, she won the 400-meter hurdles at ...



Our Father's House gives family hope for a brighter future  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG — A year ago, Charlene Fuentes never dreamed she would be in school, much less a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, the most prestigious ...



State finds dozens of schools in Central Mass. need 'assistance or intervention'  Worcester Telegram

Across the region are 36 schools the state has deemed to be in need of "assistance or intervention," under new accountability standards unveiled Thursday, ...



Income from Fitchburg airport soaring  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG — The Fitchburg Municipal Airport generated about $17.62 million in 2017, following a trend of increased economic output among the state's public ...



One wounded in Fitchburg shooting  Sentinel & Enterprise

Sentinel & Enterprise staff. FITCHBURG — A man was wounded in a shooting in what police are calling a home invasion on Chester Street just before noon on ...



Teachers get A+ for efforts  Sentinel & Enterprise

By Chad Garner. Special to the Sentinel & Enterprise. FITCHBURG — A job well done. Four teachers in the Fitchburg Public Schools system — Brad McNamara, ...



Make way for talented class  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG — When the Fitchburg High School Athletic Hall of Fame holds its ninth induction ceremony at the Great Wolf Lodge on Sunday, Nov. 5, there will ...



Fitchburg man held in heroin bust  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG — A city man was ordered held for 120 days after being found dangerous after State Police say they discovered him in possession of a fully-loaded ...



A transition underway for Super Fans  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG — Super Fans Deli and Pizzeria owner Jamie Roy is trading in a college dream come true for one he's had since he was 16 years old: moving ...



Man charged with hitting pregnant Fitchburg woman  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG — A Worcester man with a history of assaults is being held pending a dangerousness hearing after allegedly striking a woman he knew to be ...



Holy Cross donates free tickets to Memorial Middle School athletes, families  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG — Dream big. That's the message from Memorial Middle School psychologist Beth Foley, as the Memorial boys' and girls' basketball teams will get ...



Fitchburg woman injured in head-on crash  Sentinel & Enterprise

CHELMSFORD —A Fitchburg woman was transported by medical helicopter to a Boston area hospital following a head-on collision with a dump truck on ...



Flap, flap, flap … what the  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG — Groundskeeper Ray Bedard has seen animals on the Fitchburg High School fields before, but never an owl. When he went to mow a field Friday ...



Fitchburg students demonstrate concern for safety from shooters  Worcester Telegram

FITCHBURG – Their first walkout was snowed out March 14 when school was canceled, but that didn't deter more than 1200 Fitchburg High School students ...



Student chefs dish up proof healthy food can taste great  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG — Delicious aromas wafted through the Fitchburg High School cafeteria last week as students participated in the Fitchburg Nutritional Services ...



Crocker Field turns 100  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG — Iconic. A jewel. The place where legends are made. Simply put, when one adds those nine simple words together, it describes, quite succinctly, ...



Fitchburg High School Class of 2015  Sentinel & Enterprise

Enny Antonio Abreu, Miranda Isabel Acosta, Kennedy Basoa Addo, Gianni Aneudis Aguero, Aleena Lee Aguirre, Dasia Ali Aldarondo, Alfred Edward Allen III, ...



No injuries, but residents displaced after fire at a Fitchburg apartment house Monday  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG — Seven residents and three pets living in a multifamily dwelling on Kimball Street were displaced Monday morning after a fire heavily damaged ...



Fitchburg man charged in hotel co-worker’s rape  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG — A 23-year-old employee at Great Wolf Lodge allegedly raped a 17-year-old female colleague at the hotel Tuesday, according to court ...



Get ready kids, DPW Day is next Wednesday  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG — The 11th annual “DPW Day” will be held at city's Department of Public Works on Wednesday, June 12, from 2-5 p.m. at 301 Broad St., behind ...



FHS Envirothon team wins excellence award  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG — Students on Fitchburg High School's Envirothon team are so passionate about the environment and working to solve problems within their ...



Fitchburg 7th-graders will play for a state title  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG — It's a pretty safe bet that the Fitchburg High School football program's resurgence will continue after this year, especially with what's waiting in the ...



Fitchburg man arrested on drug charges near Longsjo Middle School  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG — A city man accused of selling heroin, crack and the narcotic Trazadone within 300 feet of Longsjo Middle School in January was scheduled for a ...



Mike Pelland returns home to coach Fitchburg High softball team  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG — There's no questioning how much Mike Pelland loves the game of softball and how much he loves coaching it. But nothing compares to the love ...



Fitchburg shelter funding will help turn homeless into tenants  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG — Our Father's House has received a $72,000 contract to help homeless individuals across Worcester County find long-term housing by paying the ...



Pot testing lab, cultivator gain city OK  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG — A proposed marijuana testing laboratory and two cultivation and manufacturing businesses gained unanimous approval from the city Tuesday.



Attorney General Maura Healey spotlights drug use prevention at Fitchburg High forum  Worcester Telegram

FITCHBURG – Attorney General Maura Healey visited with Fitchburg High School students and staff Wednesday morning to highlight the state's investment in ...



Police Briefs: Fitchburg arraigned on OUI after overdosing twice in less than 3 days  Sentinel & Enterprise

City man charged in cocaine trafficking. FITCHBURG — A city man was arraigned Monday on cocaine-trafficking charges after officers, while executing a search ...



Police Briefs  Sentinel & Enterprise

Townsend man facing fourth OUI. FITCHBURG — A Townsend man returned to District Court on Tuesday for a hearing related to being charged with a fourth ...



Absences in schools looked at  Sentinel & Enterprise

The number of students who missed more than 18 days of school during the 2016-2017 school year rose in two of four local districts compared with the year ...



Fitchburg High grads told to 'change into the person you want to be'  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG — Fitchburg High School's Class of 2016 received diplomas in a ceremony Friday at Fitchburg High School. Number of graduates: 243. Number in ...



Fitchburg pride on display at Junior-Senior Relays  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG — They executed it just the way they drew it up. In charge of putting together the senior boys' running order for Thursday's annual Junior-Senior ...



Cover girl: 9-year-old Fitchburg resident a successful model  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG — Nine-year-old Pressley Lashua keeps a busy schedule. Most days she's attending Crocker Elementary School, playing dodgeball in gym class ...



Convicted rapist faces new charges  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG — A man already convicted of one rape and currently being held and awaiting trial for the alleged rape of a child last November was arraigned ...



Fitchburg man faces charges in stabbing  Sentinel & Enterprise

By Cliff Clark. cclark@sentinel andenterprise.com. FITCHBURG — A man who allegedly attacked his ex-girlfriend and another man with a knife in December ...



Sharing visions of a more efficient Route 2  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG — Improving intersections to enter or exit Route 2 could be a key to addressing traffic issues and improving safety, state transportation officials told ...



Boys’ volleyball downs Fitchburg for seventh victory  Leominster Champion

FITCHBURG — The Leominster boys' varsity volleyball team improved to 7-1 (2-1 Mid-Wach) with a 3-1 win over Fitchburg on Wednesday, May 1.Seeley Thao ...



Mahar Students participating in art show, reception at MWCC  Athol Daily News

GARDNER – More than 250 works of art by area high school students are being showcased at the Mount Wachusett Community College's East Wing Gallery ...



'The Rivalry': A Thanksgiving football tradition like no other  Sentinel & Enterprise

If you live in Fitchburg or Leominster and have even the slightest interest in football, you're likely to claim a fair amount of knowledge about what the locals refer ...



Students at Fitchburg's Crocker school to move during repairs  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG — As the district organizes to repair Crocker Elementary School, students will likely be moved into two other buildings to continue their classes in ...



Woman faces Fitchburg drug-traffic charges  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG — A Winchendon woman faces drug-trafficking, distribution, and possession charges after police found the substances in a sock concealed in her ...



Police: ‘Career criminal’ from Leominster faces gun charge  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG — A career criminal from Leominster was caught trying to hide a stolen handgun during a traffic stop on North Street in Fitchburg on Friday night, ...



Monty Tech presents ‘Young Frankenstein’  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG — The Monty Tech Drama Club proudly presents “Young Frankenstein,,” a monstrously funny musical comedy. Under the direction of Bethany ...



Fitchburg man held as danger in assault – Sentinel and Enterprise  Sentinel & Enterprise

Sentinel & Enterprise Staff Report. FITCHBURG — The man wanted by police for allegedly threatening to kill a woman known to him, her family and himself ...



The 5-Minute Read  Sentinel & Enterprise

Leominster's Summer Stroll is Saturday. LEOMINSTER — The city's annual Summer Stroll, which kicks off the summer, will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. this ...



North Central Mass. Chamber to award $48,000 in scholarships to 24 students  Sentinel & Enterprise

Each spring, a number of the region's most outstanding high-school seniors are recognized with scholarships from the Chamber Foundation of the North Central ...



Appeals Court reverses $1.5M ruling that favored ex-Fitchburg police chief hopeful  Sentinel & Enterprise

BOSTON — The first circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals has reversed a jury's decision to award more than $1.5 million in damages to a former Fitchburg police ...



Fitchburg HS grad and U.S. Marine found dead on Okinawa base  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG — A Marine and recent Fitchburg High School graduate Ronald Valentin was found dead at base on Okinawa Thursday. The body of Pvt. 1st Class ...



Fitchburg church giving city something to look back on  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG — When residents open up a time capsule the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church helped fill and bury 250 years from now, they will get a ...



Leominster couple charged after child injured  Sentinel & Enterprise

LEOMINSTER — A girl's stepfather and live-in mother were arrested Thursday on charges related to the several alleged violent assaults on a child in their ...



Ex-Fitchburg car dealer pleads not guilty to larceny  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG — The former operator of used car dealerships Performance Auto and Auto Sales and Imports appeared in District Court Tuesday to face charges ...



Search committee to hire new Fitchburg schools’ superintendent is formed  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG — The Superintendent Screening Committee meets for the first time at a public forum on Wednesday, but the district still needs one more parent to ...



D1 boys’ track: Norths Eric Shimiyimana romps in triple jump for Worcester Tech; Wachusett defends title  Worcester Telegram

FITCHBURG — It's been one festive moment after another for Eric Shimiyimana this weekend. The North High senior attended the school prom Friday night and ...



Public hearing will focus on rail trail plans  Sentinel & Enterprise

Designs for a proposed 4.5-mile Twin City rail trail path connecting Leominster and Fitchburg will be the focus of a public hearing next month. “It's the crucial first ...



'I know he's smiling down': Fitchburg High recalls Christopher Brinkley fondly  Sentinel and Enterprise

FITCHBURG — Fitchburg High School will remember 2010 graduate Christopher Brinkley as a wonderful student with a great smile who loved his high school ...



Getting call to Fitchburg Hall  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG — This year will mark the 35th since the Fitchburg High School Class of 1980 turned their tassels and entered the world. When that class holds its ...



Low-cost cat and dog vaccinations  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG — Calling all the owners of dogs and cats to join us for a low-cost vaccine and microchip clinic at the Fire Department, 33 North St., (behind Dunkin' ...



MWCC summer program pays high school students to get head start on college  Worcester Telegram

LEOMINSTER – From the time it picks them up in the morning to when it drops them off at the end of the day, Mount Wachusett Community College's early ...



Fitchburg's iconic Rock gets quick paint job to erase vulgarity  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG — Maybe whoever spent Thursday night or early Friday morning painting an inappropriate word on the “Rock” above Crocker Field knew it ...



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