The Wachusett Region

The Wachusett Region   Holden   Paxton   Princeton   Rutland   Sterling 
The Wachusett Region is made up of five towns located in central Massachusetts. The five towns are Holden, Paxton, Princeton, Rutland, and Sterling. Each town has its own Elementary & Middle School but share a central High School, and central district office, both located in Holden MA.

The Wachusett Region
Fire Department 508-829-0266
Police Department 508-829-4444
Council on Aging 508-829-0270
Town Clerk 508-829-0265
Building Inspector 508-829-0250
Board of Health 508-829-0254
Assessors Office 508-829-0223
Tax Collector 508-829-0235
Board of Selectmen 508-829-0225
Public Library 508-829-0229
Veterans' Services 508-365-4112
Public Works 508-829-0249
Water Department 508-829-0255
Light Department 508-829-0275
Phone Company 800-870-9999
Cable Company 800-634-1008


School Websites & Phone numbers
School District Central Office 508-829-1670
Davis Hill Elementary School 508-829-1754
Dawson Elementary School 508-829-6828
Mayo Elementary School 508-829-3203
Mountview Middle School 508-829-5577
Paxton Center School 508-798-8576
Thomas Prince School 978-464-2110
Naquag Elementary School 508-886-2901
Central Tree Middle School 508-886-0073
Houghton Elementary School 978-422-2333
Chocksett Middle School 978-422-6552
Wachusett Regional High School 508-829-6771

This website is for sale. Since I nolonger living in Massachusetts, we thought it would be polite to offer these domains to someone who lives in the area. If you have an interested in this domain send an email to domains@thewachusettregion.com your email will be recieved by a friend of mine who lives in one of the five towns. If you want to get a reply show us you read this message by tell us which domain names you are asking about, tell us who you are, why you want the domains and take the time to ask relevant questions using complete and full sentences.

The website was orignally created in 2005 for the people of The Wachusett Region and their families and friends. At the time the site included town phone numbers, later I added local Real Estate listings. Then I moved and took the site down. Its back now just to find a buyer.

I would like to keep these Domains together as a Box Set.
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www.thetownofpaxton.com
www.thetownofprinceton.com
www.thetownofrutland.com
www.thetownofsterling.com

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In the news around The Wachusett Region Central Ma
    News in and around our Schools
      On-campus news and notes
      WORCESTER — Holy Name High School recently announced its second quarter honor rolls. The following local students were among those recognized:Grade 8: Liaidan VanDyke of Holden, High Honors; Robert Reynolds of Paxton, Honors.Grade 10: Xiaoyu Hei of Holden, High Honors; Joseph Buckley of Holden, Honors.Grade 11: Jillian Reynolds of Paxton, High Honors; Maura [...] source

      $102M school budget includes 7 new positions
      REGION — The Wachusett Regional School District Committee considered a proposed $102 million budget for the 2020-21 school year at its Feb. 10 meeting, with one or two changes from the preliminary budget considered previously.District superintendent Darryll McCall presented the budget, which distributes spending over nine separate appropriations. Decisions on spending are aligned with the district’s Strategic Plan, which covers leadership and communication, effective [...] source

      Rutland Lions offering scholarshis
      RUTLAND — The Rutland Lions Club is again offering scholarships to graduating high school seniors, to help students fulfill their academic goals.Students planning to attend a college, university, technical school or any other educational pursuits beyond high school, who have lived in Rutland for at least one year or have a parent or grandparent who is a member of the Rutland Lions Club, are encouraged to apply.The criteria for awarding the scholarship are financial need, [...] source

      Chocksett Middle School honor roll
      STERLING — The Chocksett Middle School recently announced its second quarter honor roll for the 2019-2020 school year.GRADE 8High honors: Natalie Bourgeois, Mitchell Coonahan, Aaliyah Cooper, Sarah Cox, John Ferrera, Ania Grinkis, Ronald Harris, Molly Hartnett, Arik Huntoon, Connor Martin, Megan Morrissey, Ava Poirier, Madison Powell, Rylie Schoville, Sabrina Simpson, Nicole Sutherland, Sebastian Terlato, Isabella Trudeau and Priscilla Wolfendale. [...] source

      Thomas Prince School honor roll
      PRINCETON — The Thomas Prince School recently announced its second quarter honor roll for the 2019-2020 school year.GRADE 8High Honors: Caleb Cochrell, Amelia Darmanin, Allison Deskins, Cassidy DiSalle, Anastasia Hocurscak, Ella Hogan, Rowan Lefferts, Elina Lindberg, Kaitlyn Mithcell, Paige Newell, Lucy Patterson, Renee Rainville, Thomas Robinson, Nathan Turner-Clarke and Jane Zgurzynski.Honors: Dylan Brenn, Quinton Brien, Maggie Dower, Mikaila [...] source

      Worcester State University dean's list
      WORCESTER — The following local students have been named to the Worcester State University dean's list for Fall 2019. Dean's list honors are awarded to matriculated undergraduate students who have earned a 3.5 GPA or higher. Full-time students must have earned a minimum of 12 credits, and part-time students must have earned a minimum of 6 credits.HOLDENAnnelise Batista, Lynn M. Batista, Sarah B. Bjorn, Amanda J. Blouin, Kayla L. Brewer, Alivia K. Burns, [...] source

      Bay Path honor roll
      CHARLTON — Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School recently announced its honor rolls for the second quarter of the 2019-2020 school year. Paxton and Rutland students who achieved the honor are listed below.GRADE 12High Honors: Colin Richardson of RutlandHonors: Heath Bigelow of Rutland and Michael Houghton of PaxtonPrincipal's List: Benjamin Schultz of RutlandGRADE 11High Honors: Juliannah Kolofsky of Rutland and Zachary Messina of [...] source

      On-campus news and notes
      Gobi graduates from Georgetown UniversityWASHINGTON, D.C. — Kate Gobi of Princeton, a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society, graduated summa cum laude from Georgetown University in December, earning a BS in Mathematics and Economics. She is most proud of her role as co-founder and co-president of the Special Olympics Club at Georgetown, and benefited from the challenges of competing in Division 1 track. Gobi anticipates completing her [...] source

      WPI announces fall 2019 dean's list
      WORCESTER — The following local residents were among 1,678 students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) named to the university's Dean's List for academic excellence for the fall 2019 semester.Olivia Wisniewski, class of 2020, biomedical engineering and mechanical engineering; Chyla Alonte, class of 2021, biomedical engineering; Logan Gaudette, class of 2021, biomedical engineering; Achilles [...] source

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      HOLDEN — Steve Groccia from Bay State Savings Bank and his wife, Maureen, held their annual holiday party where they asked guests to donate gifts for students at Devereux in Rutland.Steve and friends presented Devereux with a generous array of gift cards and other items totaling more than $1,000.These will be distributed to the children and adolescents at Devereux’s center in Rutland and community group homes. source

      Paxton Lions award scholarship to McDonald
      PAXTON — The Paxton Lions Club's Scholarship Committee presented a check for $1,000 to Paxton student Martha McDonald on Jan 8. Her parents are John and Meaghan McDonald.Martha McDonald graduated from Notre Dame Academy in Worcester in June 2019, and is now in her first year at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. While at Notre Dame, she was an honor student while playing three varsity sports. For many years she also found time through volunteerism to support and raise [...] source

      On-campus news and notes
      Thibeault receives degree from Western New EnglandSPRINGFIELD — Emelia Thibeault of Sterling graduated from Western New England University with a Master of Business Administration on Oct. 15, 2019.Celebrating its centennial in 2019, Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution. Rogol named to president's listGREENVILLE, S.C. — Benjamin [...] source

      Light Department benefitting from Monty Tech partnership
      STERLING — Students from Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School are getting hands-on experience helping with renovations and construction at the Sterling Municipal Light Department operations center on Main Street. A second floor is being added to the building, as well as updates and an overhaul of the existing main floor.“The improvements in the building will create a training area for the crew, along with a separate meter room and proper restroom facilities [...] source

      Mark Aucoin, former principal in Holden, charged with child pornography
      HOLDEN – A former principal of Davis Elementary School faces child pornography charges.Mark A. Aucoin, 61, of 57 High Ridge Road, was arraigned in Leominster District Court Thursday on three charges of possession of child pornography.Police arrested Aucoin after being alerted by employees from a Holden business that on Nov. 20 they saw what appeared to be child pornography among photographs he downloaded in the business to create a CD, according to a police report filed [...] source

      Early Childhood Center accepting applications
      HOLDEN — The Wachusett Regional School District's Early Childhood Center is accepting applications for its preschool program for the 2020-2021 school year.The ECC is an integrated preschool program whose goal is for all children to become active, lifelong learners ready to succeed in an ever-changing global society."We have openings available in our morning sessions from 9 to 11:20 a.m. (Tuesdays through Fridays), and afternoon sessions from 12:30 to 2:50 p.m. (Mondays [...] source

      QCC dean's and merit lists announced
      WORCESTER — Quinsigamond Community College has released its dean’s and merit lists for the fall 2019 semester. A total of 537 students were named to the dean’s list, with 881 named to the merit list.Students named to Dean’s List must have a Quality Point Average (QPA) of 3.5 or higher and have earned 12 or more credits in a given semester. Students named to the Merit List must have a QPA of 3.5 or higher and have earned six or more credits in a given [...] source

      On-campus news and notes
      McPherson College honor rollMcPHERSON, Kansas — McPherson College, a four-year private college located in central Kansas, recognizes its highest academic achievers in its fall 2019 honor roll and honorable mention list.Timothy Lauring of Paxton was named to the honor roll.To qualify for the honor roll, students must be a full-time student and earn a grade point average of 3.55 or higher during the previous term. Students [...] source

      Monty Tech spring session starts Feb. 24
      FITCHBURG — The spring 2020 session of Monty Tech’s Continuing Education Program offers more than 120 classes in a range of areas, including online options and courses leading to industry-recognized certifications.In addition to the numerous personal enrichment courses, the program continues to expand its courses in workforce readiness and development, particularly in high-demand career fields, according to Mary May, program director.“For example, after [...] source

      DESE Tiered Focused Monitoring Review at Monty Tech
      During the week of Jan. 20, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Public School Monitoring (PSM) will conduct a Tiered Focused Monitoring Review of Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School. The Office of Public School Monitoring visits each district and charter school every three years to monitor compliance with federal and state special education and civil rights regulations. Areas of review related to special education include student assessments, [...] source

    Fire and Police related News
      Mark Aucoin, former principal in Holden, charged with child pornography
      HOLDEN – A former principal of Davis Elementary School faces child pornography charges.Mark A. Aucoin, 61, of 57 High Ridge Road, was arraigned in Leominster District Court Thursday on three charges of possession of child pornography.Police arrested Aucoin after being alerted by employees from a Holden business that on Nov. 20 they saw what appeared to be child pornography among photographs he downloaded in the business to create a CD, according to a police report filed [...] source

      Washington city votes to tax guns, ammo
      A Washington city will soon begin taxing guns and ammunition.The city council in Tacoma voted to levy the tax beginning in July, TV station KIRO reports. Nearby Seattle has had a similar tax since 2016.There will be a $25 tax on firearms, a 2-cent tax per round of ammunition that is .22 caliber or smaller and a 5-cent tax per round on [...] source

      S.C. man says McDonald's sweet tea came with 3 bags of weed
      A South Carolina man claims he found three bags of pot in a glass of sweet tea he ordered at McDonald's.Parrish Brown says it happened when he went through the drive-through at a location on Hilton Head Island.He asked for "extra lemon," according to TV station KTBC. That, Brown believes, was code for marijuana.Brown says he didn't know there were [...] source

      Active shooter drills are traumatizing students, experts say
      Active shooter drills, which periodically occur at schools across the nation, might be doing more harm than good.Some even include actors playing gunmen and the sounds of simulated gunfire, according to NPR. That, experts say, is traumatizing many [...] source

      Nevada boy, 7, survives after mom allegedly stabs him 25 times
      "My mom is trying to kill me."That's what 911 operators in Henderson, Nevada, near Las Vegas, heard when they answered an emergency call on Oct. 21. Audio from that call was just released by authorities.On the other end of the line was a 7-year-old boy who had reportedly been stabbed 25 times by his mother. Miraculously, he survived, [...] source

      Texas substitute teacher seen in video beating student, charged with assault
      A substitute teacher was fired and faces an assault charge after being caught on video beating a 16-year-old student in a Texas high school classroom, authorities said.Video posted to Twitter shows the substitute punching the student in the face and stomping on her head at Lehman High School in Kyle, just south of Austin:[gh:blockquote class="twitter-tweet"][gh:p lang="en" dir="ltr"]Why??? Lehman high we need answers.[gh:a href="https://twitter.com/KXAN_News? [...] source

      Florida woman, 8 months pregnant, uses AR-15 to kill intruder
      A Florida woman who is eight months pregnant used an AR-15 to shoot and kill one of two intruders who were terrorizing her family, authorities say.The incident happened Wednesday in Lithia, which is about 25 miles southeast of Tampa, according to TV station WHNS.Jeremy King [...] source

      Texas man accused of killing stepmom for celebrating Dallas Cowboys victory
      A man accused of fatally stabbing his stepmother three years ago after she gloated over a Dallas Cowboys victory, and who later told police he’s glad she died, is on trial this week in Texas.Travis County prosecutors attempting to secure a murder conviction against Pontrey Jones, 23, advised the jury Tuesday morning to not bother trying to make sense of Jones’ behavior because there is no rationale for it. Jones, they said, stood over 35-year-old Maggie Ruiz as she sat [...] source

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