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WOO-TOWN INDE X

A weekly quality of life check-in of Worcester

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Sept. 30 - Oct. 6, 2010 ■ Volume 36, Number 4

Getting in the Game Plans to Make the State a Leader in Video Game Design

Drug rings. Robberies. Stabbings. Shootings. -4 4,000 people attend last weekend’s Main South Celebrates festival, an increase over the 3,000 or so last year. +3 Mercury rising through Grafton Street school and student/staff homes. And no one seems to know (or say publicly) where it came from. -2 Councilor Toomey’s Set for Success school supplies donation fund “solves immediate crisis,” +2 but still in need of donations. -1 City Manager gets a contract extension at a good price for the city. It’s hard to say he doesn’t deserve it. +1 WAM’s 24 year director James Welu steps down, but will stay with the museum to focus on special projects. But who else will educate us on the 17th century’s Dutch and Flemish masters? -1 New monthly sex column appears in last week’s Worcester Mag. All comments left for author Jessica Burday seem to be pick up lines. +1 for humor value. Red Sox eliminated from playoffs with loss to White Sox. Maybe we’ll have more players on the field than the disabled list next year. -1

This week: 0 Last week: -1 Year to date: +47

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n September 15, Becker College played host to reporters from various news organizations as well as Massachusetts State Representatives Vincent Pedone and James O’Day and House Speaker Robert DeLeo. The purpose of the meeting was to announce a plan being organized by the state government and several in-state colleges such as Becker, WPI and MIT to turn the state into a hub for the most profitable arm of the entertainment industry: video games. With the resources that Becker and WPI bring to the table, being ranked 4th and 7th in the nation respectively by the Princeton Review for their video-game design programs, Worcester is going to have a major role to play in this upcoming industrial push. Sandy Lashin-Curewitz, communications director for Becker, says that their video-game design program brings in about 50 students each year, and that number continues to grow. According to Lashin-Curewitz, currently there are 130 students enrolled in Becker’s game design and development program, who are working toward fulfilling requirements for a bachelor’s degree in either video-game design or video-game development. Becker has dedicated design facilities on campus, including a 10-seat iMac dual-boot computer lab and a 28-seat PC Workstation lab as well as a sixcamera motion-capture system and a game-project tech suite. All of the computers are fully equipped with the latest in game design technology, utilizing programs like Autodesk Maya, Mudbox, Steam, Gamemaker and Adobe CS5 among others. These features make Becker a prime focal point for the state’s efforts to bring game-design companies into Massachusetts, as Representative Pedone indicates. “They [Becker] realize the potential of the video game industry,” Pedone says. “Because of places like Becker, WPI and MIT, the Commonwealth is well-suited to bring in this industry.” Professor Paul Cotnoir, the Chair of Becker’s video game design program,

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confirms that the institution has this awareness. “The colleges provide a significant source of human and intellectual capital which the game industry can use to garner a competitive advantage in their industry and lower their cost of doing business,” he says. “In order for game companies to move towards higher value-added production, indigenous technological development becomes crucial. This is where the human and intellectual capital of our colleges and universities plays a significant role.” There will be a roundtable discussion

By Katherine Judd

Keen Hahn

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at Becker on October 19 called MASS Impact with business leaders from the industry, state officials, and experts from the universities to determine what the best options will be for bringing game-design businesses into Massachusetts. Becker will utilize its connections with prominent game companies such as Blue Fang, Blizzard, and 38 Studios to create networking opportunities between the businesses and the state. “The intention [of the meeting] is to get ideas from the industry, so we can help them grow and partner with them,”


BRITTANY DURGIN

Dawn Ward teaches students in her Computer Illustration for Game Design class at Becker.

informs Pedone. The eventual end result of developing the game-design industry in the state is that the business will steadily grow from its current $2 billion value to somewhere in the neighborhood of $20 billion. Massachusetts state officials hope that such an expansion will turn the Commonwealth into the world’s leading video game production hub. Given the profitability of the video-game industry, it is hoped that placing the state in such a position will ensure a greater level of economic stability in the future. “Massachusetts is already a significant hub of game design activity,” Cotnoir explains. “Seventy-six video game companies employ more than 1,200 people in Massachusetts, representing the fourth largest video game industry cluster in the U.S. Well-known titles like Rock Band, BioShock and Zork were all developed in Massachusetts. The first effects of the cluster would be felt almost immediately. Becker College has students ready and waiting to participate in a variety of structured activities, such as internships. Interactions such as these could yield immediate impacts for the companies involved. Pro-game design legislation would help reduce existing companies’ cost of doing business. Such legislation would also act as an attractor for new start-up companies to locate here in Massachusetts.” A further consideration that has been made by both the professors at Becker and the state’s officials is that the videogame industry has the potential to create jobs and economic stimulus in areas related to it that would theoretically grow within the Commonwealth. “The game industry actually produces products,” Lashin-Curewitz states, “and as such, adds value to the economy through the creation of a supply chain, which in turn generates three to five jobs for each game-design position in the industry itself. This includes purchased and outsourced services in the allied computer programming, digital art, digital animation, writing, marketing, advertising and packaging industries.”

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YOUR FRIDGE GIVING YOU THE COLD SHOULDER? Brett Sullivan

Long gone are the days when one could simply haul everything curbside for the city to pick-up and dispose of. Eons before the small, yet costly, yellow trash bags stood at attention at the end of one’s driveway you could pretty much leave anything and the city would gladly take it. Now fast forward to 2010 and you’d have an easier time getting through airport security than coming up with a quick and simple way to dispose of that dead fridge in your basement or the air conditioner in your garage that suddenly stopped working one summer. (Ever try to fit a fridge in a yellow city bag?)

Of course it’s completely understandable that certain household appliances need to be disposed of in a proper manner. Before 1995, all refrigerators contained chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) that, when released into the atmosphere, ultimately destroy the ozone layer. Although the newer models contain hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants that are ozone friendly, the foam insulation inside models manufactured before 2005 still contains CFCs.After 2005? You’re in luck. All fridges made after that contain ozoneand climate-friendly foam and refrigerant But you still have to get rid of that dinosaur, right? Well there’s two ways of doing it — the legal way and the illegal way. Governor Patrick recently signed legislation that would allow the city of Worcester to levy fines and penalties to those convicted of illegal dumping. In effect since September 10, 2010, this new continued on page 6

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As a point of clarification, I believe mercury is an element, not a chemical. Where’s Gary Rosen when you need him?” V E R BATI M — Mayor Joseph O’Brien (Former city councilor and current Worcester Mag columnist Gary Rosen was also a chemistry teacher.)

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Pedone concurs with this assessment, and adds that the uses for video-game technology are more diverse than one would think at first glance. “When people think of game design, people think of games for your PC or your iPhone, but the technology has a wider application,” Pedone asserts. “Medical, business and training applications all relate to this business. The industry is a sleeping giant.” Only time will tell if the state will be able to awaken the full potential of this “sleeping giant” in the future, but one definite certainty is that the city of Worcester will play an important part in its development. If Massachusetts can “get in the game,” so to speak, we can all expect marked economic improvement even in these financially trying times.

legislation could honor violators with a $5,000 to $10,000 fine and a seven-day prison sentence if found culpable. “This new law sends a strong message that we will not tolerate any illegal dumping and anyone who views our City as their personal trash can—zero tolerance,” says City Manager Michael O’Brien. The easiest option? Call Casella’s — the city’s recycling contractor. As long as you can get it curbside by 7 a.m., Casella’s will scrap a fridge for $27.50 which is a bit less than the fines one would incur by dumping illegally. (An appointment and payment is needed before pick-up.) Casella’s will pick-up a variety of household items and appliances for Worcester residents. For a list of items and pricing available to all Worcesterites, visit WorcesterMA.gov, or you can contact Casella’s directly at 508-832-2349.

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WOO-TOWN INDE X

A weekly quality of life check-in of Worcester

{ citydesk }

Sept. 30 - Oct. 6, 2010 ■ Volume 36, Number 4

Getting in the Game Plans to Make the State a Leader in Video Game Design

Drug rings. Robberies. Stabbings. Shootings. -4 4,000 people attend last weekend’s Main South Celebrates festival, an increase over the 3,000 or so last year. +3 Mercury rising through Grafton Street school and student/staff homes. And no one seems to know (or say publicly) where it came from. -2 Councilor Toomey’s Set for Success school supplies donation fund “solves immediate crisis,” +2 but still in need of donations. -1 City Manager gets a contract extension at a good price for the city. It’s hard to say he doesn’t deserve it. +1 WAM’s 24 year director James Welu steps down, but will stay with the museum to focus on special projects. But who else will educate us on the 17th century’s Dutch and Flemish masters? -1 New monthly sex column appears in last week’s Worcester Mag. All comments left for author Jessica Burday seem to be pick up lines. +1 for humor value. Red Sox eliminated from playoffs with loss to White Sox. Maybe we’ll have more players on the field than the disabled list next year. -1

This week: 0 Last week: -1 Year to date: +47

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n September 15, Becker College played host to reporters from various news organizations as well as Massachusetts State Representatives Vincent Pedone and James O’Day and House Speaker Robert DeLeo. The purpose of the meeting was to announce a plan being organized by the state government and several in-state colleges such as Becker, WPI and MIT to turn the state into a hub for the most profitable arm of the entertainment industry: video games. With the resources that Becker and WPI bring to the table, being ranked 4th and 7th in the nation respectively by the Princeton Review for their video-game design programs, Worcester is going to have a major role to play in this upcoming industrial push. Sandy Lashin-Curewitz, communications director for Becker, says that their video-game design program brings in about 50 students each year, and that number continues to grow. According to Lashin-Curewitz, currently there are 130 students enrolled in Becker’s game design and development program, who are working toward fulfilling requirements for a bachelor’s degree in either video-game design or video-game development. Becker has dedicated design facilities on campus, including a 10-seat iMac dual-boot computer lab and a 28-seat PC Workstation lab as well as a sixcamera motion-capture system and a game-project tech suite. All of the computers are fully equipped with the latest in game design technology, utilizing programs like Autodesk Maya, Mudbox, Steam, Gamemaker and Adobe CS5 among others. These features make Becker a prime focal point for the state’s efforts to bring game-design companies into Massachusetts, as Representative Pedone indicates. “They [Becker] realize the potential of the video game industry,” Pedone says. “Because of places like Becker, WPI and MIT, the Commonwealth is well-suited to bring in this industry.” Professor Paul Cotnoir, the Chair of Becker’s video game design program,

WORCESTERMAG.COM • SEPTEMBER 30, 2010

1,001 words

Worcester PD participates in nationwide prescription drug “take-back,” accepting donations of old medication with no questions asked. +2

confirms that the institution has this awareness. “The colleges provide a significant source of human and intellectual capital which the game industry can use to garner a competitive advantage in their industry and lower their cost of doing business,” he says. “In order for game companies to move towards higher value-added production, indigenous technological development becomes crucial. This is where the human and intellectual capital of our colleges and universities plays a significant role.” There will be a roundtable discussion

By Katherine Judd

Keen Hahn

nostalgic

at Becker on October 19 called MASS Impact with business leaders from the industry, state officials, and experts from the universities to determine what the best options will be for bringing game-design businesses into Massachusetts. Becker will utilize its connections with prominent game companies such as Blue Fang, Blizzard, and 38 Studios to create networking opportunities between the businesses and the state. “The intention [of the meeting] is to get ideas from the industry, so we can help them grow and partner with them,”


BRITTANY DURGIN

Dawn Ward teaches students in her Computer Illustration for Game Design class at Becker.

informs Pedone. The eventual end result of developing the game-design industry in the state is that the business will steadily grow from its current $2 billion value to somewhere in the neighborhood of $20 billion. Massachusetts state officials hope that such an expansion will turn the Commonwealth into the world’s leading video game production hub. Given the profitability of the video-game industry, it is hoped that placing the state in such a position will ensure a greater level of economic stability in the future. “Massachusetts is already a significant hub of game design activity,” Cotnoir explains. “Seventy-six video game companies employ more than 1,200 people in Massachusetts, representing the fourth largest video game industry cluster in the U.S. Well-known titles like Rock Band, BioShock and Zork were all developed in Massachusetts. The first effects of the cluster would be felt almost immediately. Becker College has students ready and waiting to participate in a variety of structured activities, such as internships. Interactions such as these could yield immediate impacts for the companies involved. Pro-game design legislation would help reduce existing companies’ cost of doing business. Such legislation would also act as an attractor for new start-up companies to locate here in Massachusetts.” A further consideration that has been made by both the professors at Becker and the state’s officials is that the videogame industry has the potential to create jobs and economic stimulus in areas related to it that would theoretically grow within the Commonwealth. “The game industry actually produces products,” Lashin-Curewitz states, “and as such, adds value to the economy through the creation of a supply chain, which in turn generates three to five jobs for each game-design position in the industry itself. This includes purchased and outsourced services in the allied computer programming, digital art, digital animation, writing, marketing, advertising and packaging industries.”

GreenWoo

{ citydesk }

in the

YOUR FRIDGE GIVING YOU THE COLD SHOULDER? Brett Sullivan

Long gone are the days when one could simply haul everything curbside for the city to pick-up and dispose of. Eons before the small, yet costly, yellow trash bags stood at attention at the end of one’s driveway you could pretty much leave anything and the city would gladly take it. Now fast forward to 2010 and you’d have an easier time getting through airport security than coming up with a quick and simple way to dispose of that dead fridge in your basement or the air conditioner in your garage that suddenly stopped working one summer. (Ever try to fit a fridge in a yellow city bag?)

Of course it’s completely understandable that certain household appliances need to be disposed of in a proper manner. Before 1995, all refrigerators contained chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) that, when released into the atmosphere, ultimately destroy the ozone layer. Although the newer models contain hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants that are ozone friendly, the foam insulation inside models manufactured before 2005 still contains CFCs.After 2005? You’re in luck. All fridges made after that contain ozoneand climate-friendly foam and refrigerant But you still have to get rid of that dinosaur, right? Well there’s two ways of doing it — the legal way and the illegal way. Governor Patrick recently signed legislation that would allow the city of Worcester to levy fines and penalties to those convicted of illegal dumping. In effect since September 10, 2010, this new continued on page 6

continued on page 6

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As a point of clarification, I believe mercury is an element, not a chemical. Where’s Gary Rosen when you need him?” V E R BATI M — Mayor Joseph O’Brien (Former city councilor and current Worcester Mag columnist Gary Rosen was also a chemistry teacher.)

SUMMER SPECIAL

NO Extra Fees for ANYTHING!

$299 for 15 Yards!*

Book Online and Enter Promo Code:

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• • • •

Fully Insured Licensed by the Board of Health Provides Worker’s Compensation Fast, Friendly & Affordable!

and receive an additional

$

10 OFF

TrashWizard.com

1-888-55-WIZARD (94927) 508-425-4713 Call for details *

GAMING continued from page 5

GREEN continued from page 5

Pedone concurs with this assessment, and adds that the uses for video-game technology are more diverse than one would think at first glance. “When people think of game design, people think of games for your PC or your iPhone, but the technology has a wider application,” Pedone asserts. “Medical, business and training applications all relate to this business. The industry is a sleeping giant.” Only time will tell if the state will be able to awaken the full potential of this “sleeping giant” in the future, but one definite certainty is that the city of Worcester will play an important part in its development. If Massachusetts can “get in the game,” so to speak, we can all expect marked economic improvement even in these financially trying times.

legislation could honor violators with a $5,000 to $10,000 fine and a seven-day prison sentence if found culpable. “This new law sends a strong message that we will not tolerate any illegal dumping and anyone who views our City as their personal trash can—zero tolerance,” says City Manager Michael O’Brien. The easiest option? Call Casella’s — the city’s recycling contractor. As long as you can get it curbside by 7 a.m., Casella’s will scrap a fridge for $27.50 which is a bit less than the fines one would incur by dumping illegally. (An appointment and payment is needed before pick-up.) Casella’s will pick-up a variety of household items and appliances for Worcester residents. For a list of items and pricing available to all Worcesterites, visit WorcesterMA.gov, or you can contact Casella’s directly at 508-832-2349.

ONLINE EXTRA

Green Wizard Brett Sullivan can be reached at bsullivan@trashwizard.com

photo gallery of Becker’s Gaming classes

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{ worcesteria } SIGNED: The biggest news to come out of Tuesday’s city council meeting was the emergence of City Manager Michael O’Brien’s contract extension details. The manager, who currently makes $182,700, now has a contract that extends to September 28, 2015 and will end with a final salary of $193,214. In FY 2012, his new salary will start at $185, 711, which is what he should’ve been making in by July of 2009 according to his previous contract.

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SEALED: Councilors seemed to key in on his cost saving moves (forgoing automatic pay raises, spending his own money for gas and insurance on his city-issued car, taking furloughs), and keeping government stable between now and 2015 — years many forecast will be the worst financially the city has seen in a long, long time. “He’s done things they never thought he could do,” said Councilor Paul Clancy, in reference to both the manager’s deals with MassPort and CitySquare, as well as finding savings with city health insurance benefits.

DELIVERED: City Councilor Rick Rushton delivered

the only vote against the new contract extension, disagreeing with what he perceived as a high severance package as his hang up. This qualm was dismissed by other councilors, though. “Everyone has something they can point to that they didn’t like,” said one city hall source. Highlighting the almost unilateral (10 to 1) vote in favor, another councilor said it’s almost never that overwhelmingly positive, and showed relief that the council didn’t split 6-5, 7-4 or even 8-3, as that could show tensions between the council and administration, and create uncertainty in city government as we crash into the upcoming disastrous budget years.

I’M YOURS: Millbury Republican write-in-turned-ballot-candidate for attorney general James McKenna is charging full-on at incumbent Martha Coakley. On Tuesday, McKenna announced that he’s formed a campaign team featuring Beth Lindstrom and two other staffers from now-Senator Scott Brown’s campaign. After beating Coakley once, Lindstrom could now be going for the knockout. ELECTED BY THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE, TO BEAT UP THE PEOPLE:

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So typical. Lily is tormented by her classmates and retaliates. The adults then notice Lily defending herself and from then on blame the victim. Don’t you see? The children AND the adults are the abusers! Submitted online by K E LS O Bullying can be very subtle, and sometimes the student being bullied not only hides it from the parents but also from school personnel. Remember, a lot of the bullying today is done 24/7 over the internet. That is not always easy for a school to know about. It is easy to always blame the school, but sometime the truth is being hidden from us also. Of course, the school should notify the parents of the student being bullied and the students who are doing the bullying as soon as it is discovered. Remember also that the school’s side of the story was not given here. We are only hearing one side of the story, so the school is going to come out of this looking bad. Maybe the school was wrong in how they dealt with this situation, but maybe not. Submitted online by TE AC H E R I’d hate to be a student today - with email and Facebook, I’d never be safe from my tormentors. I think both the bullies and the victims need to understand proper conflict management and resolution, but the first step definitely needs to be identifying and communicating the situation, which I hope this law will assist. Submitted online by K E N G .

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ne hundred years ago, Will Rogers quipped, “Everything is changing. People are taking their comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke.” Worcester’s mayor and the city council hope the joke won’t be on them in the 2011 municipal elections. These elected officials have lost some of the respect, influence and stature of their council predecessors of years ago. The public attributes such successes as the sale of the airport to Massport, the CSX freight yard deal, the start of work on City Square, and Clark University’s PILOT payments - all to City Manager Michael O’Brien and not to the city council. And resentment toward our elected officials is mounting now that our municipal government has become so politicized under the partisan leadership of our ultra-liberal and sometimes naive mayor, Joseph O’Brien. Although he became mayor through a nonpartisan election, O’Brien sees our magnificent and historic city hall as one big campaign

headquarters from which he can operate in support of other liberal Democrats. But voters would rather see Mayor O'Brien building consensus among his council colleagues on such issues as job creation, business retention, and propertytax relief. To misuse the mayor’s office to further the careers of political cronies or to tell the besieged residents of Arizona how to handle their illegal immigrant problems is not the leadership that voters expected and residents need. Also the results of the recent primary elections suggest that voters aren’t impressed by past or present service on the Worcester City Council. And, when it comes to races for other political offices, the electorate seldom cares whether a candidate has been endorsed by a member of our city council. Consider the six-person race for the Democratic nomination for the state representative seat being vacated by Bob Spellane. Made up of the entire town of Paxton and much of Worcester's west side, the voters of this affluent and liberal district showed some disdain for the Worcester City Council. In that race, the last place finisher was former and longtime city councilor Mike Perotto. Although he touted his many years of experience as both a district and at-large councilor, Perotto couldn't persuade the voters that such public service was a positive qualification. Even more eye-opening and perhaps prophetic of the trouble that lies ahead for local elected officials, was the voters' rejection of young and politically ambitious third-term city councilor Joff Smith. Unfortunately for Smith, lawn signs don't vote. He finished a distant third. Even on his home turf, the four Ward 1 precincts that are in both his council and the state representative district, Smith wasn't even a factor. The councilor's electoral collapse continued in Ward 9 where he finished fourth and in Paxton where he finished fifth. Smith didn’t even have the support of council chaiman, Mayor O'Brien. Instead, months before

the election, O'Brien publicly endorsed holistic chiropractor Margot Barnet. In spite of O’Brien’s blessing, Barnet finished in second place. The only candidate opposed to casino gambling in Massachusetts, she still had the financial backing of so many labor unions who do want all those construction and casino jobs and the ensuing gaming revenue. Barnet sent out so many mailings paid for by the Massachusetts Teachers and Massachusetts Nurses Associations that many of the U.S. Postal Service mail carriers must now be availing themselves of her chiropractic services. The voters not only rejected the efforts of the mayor and some city councilors, but they nominated well-liked and moderate John Mahoney, who ironically had lost a 2007 run for an at-large city council seat. Not being associated with the council evidently helped Mahoney. O'Brien's lack of political influence on the D-13 voters, the beating taken by Smith, and the last-place finish of Perotto were not the only signs of voter disrespect for the City Council. City councilor Mike Germain endorsed and strongly supported Scot Bove who lost the Democratic nomination for sheriff to Tom Foley. Germain also joined councilor Joe Petty in actively campaigning for Steve Murphy who lost the Democratic nomination for treasurer to Steve Grossman. Finally, councilor Kate Toomey endorsed and worked hard for Guy Glodis who lost the Democratic nomination for auditor to Suzanne Bump. The predictions around town are that a couple of city-council incumbents will not seek reelection, while several others are vulnerable. A few familiar and some new challengers will be entering both the at-large and district races. In the meantime, perhaps the threat of defeat at the polls next year will motivate our elected municipal officials to spend more time supporting the residents of Worcester and less time trying to get their political cronies elected.


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been really excited to share with folks via this blog are some of the things I see and experience in my capacity as a Red Cross disaster services volunteer. It’s something that I’m really proud to do and that I really enjoy doing, and it also makes for some unique explorations and photos. I’m excited to have my first opportunity to do that in this post. As many of you know, there has been a fairly major mercury contamination at the Grafton Street Elementary School. A student brought approximately one pint of mercury to school on Thursday, and there was some period of time in which the school and other students were exposed to the mercury before the gravity of the situation was discovered. I assisted with the support operation on Saturday. One thing that the Red Cross is very good at is mobile feeding, so we set up in order to keep the various agents fed and hydrated. Posted by “Williby Worcester” on WORCESTERSTEAPARTY. BLOGSPOT.COM: A contract is a contract. There is no need to renew it until it expires. I think, no matter how one may feel about the job the current city manager is doing, it’s a bad idea to extend or prematurely renew his contract. Does the council really think it’s good idea, with today’s economy a bad as it is, to lock into such a costly tax payer expense? The whole idea behind the current charter was to not have Worcester get locked into any particular regime be it strong mayor or an appointed dictator. This behind closed door executive session to “negotiate” does not make for good appearances either.

Doesn’t this make you wonder, what type of “insider” deals are being made? If the position of the city manager is supposed to unbiased and un-political, then why would it be such a concern to lock one particular person into the job if weren’t for political reasons? Policy and regulatory controls are what provides stability in government not a politic. Besides that, why not just revew it when the contract expires? Curiously, I have not found one news print, radio or TV journalist digging deeper into that? Sameol’ BS, ass kissin’, one hand washes the other, type of underhandedness going on, it looks like.

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I don’t think I’ve ever played a video game for more than a few minutes. My last was a wrestling game that one of my nephews had.

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fiscal responsibility and has courted support from everyone from moderate independents to the Tea Party crowd. Her cause célèbre is eliminating pensions for politicians. She claims she’ll reject her own state pension when she retires. That she’s a confident, upper-middleclass Shrewsbury-ite attorney, well spoken and, at 43, young and attractive, helps her chances. And recent corruption scandals involving the legislature’s venal leaders have handed her easy targets for criticism when she pledges to disrupt the Democrats’ monopoly on power. The treasurer’s office does have some power to sway such reforms. In this position, Polito would oversee the state’s pension system, the state lottery and have the last say in spending and borrowing. She says she would cut wasteful projects by invoking her prerogative as treasurer to refuse to sign bond offerings that fund them. “The treasurer’s signature is required on any additional borrowings for the Commonwealth, and so that gives the treasurer the power and authority to push back on more borrowings,” she explains. It wouldn’t be the first time a treasurer has thrown a spanner into Beacon Hill’s debt mill. In 1999, Democratic State Treasurer Shannon O’Brien refused to approve Big Dig bond sales until the project’s overseers released detailed financial statements, revealing $1.4 billion in red ink. O’Brien later ran for governor. “If she took that position and she really had that power, that would be really attractive,” says Ken Mandile,

not. She proposes an autonomous body of specialists who would somehow separate the wheat from the chaff in infrastructure spending. Apparently that body would have approved crucial projects such as those she rattles off to illustrate how she has brought investment to her district — an admirable feat, given her membership in the Republican caucus — like a walking trail around Jordan Pond in Shrewsbury, the beautification of the town’s center, and improvements on Route 9 that include a wider sidewalk and trees on the road’s median. “If I don’t feel that they are in our best interests, or we can’t afford them, then I won’t sign off on it,” she emphasizes. The largest knock against Polito’s campaign for treasurer is something she has no control over: her challenger, Steve Grossman, is an honest-to-god, reallife treasurer. It’s a flip from what’s happening in the race for auditor, where the Republicans have rallied around nominee Mary Z. Connaughton because she has professional auditing experience, while her Democratic counter-part, Suzanne Bump, doesn’t. “If you apply that same standard to this race, then the Republicans would have to agree that Grossman is the most qualified,” says one of Polito’s colleagues in the State House. “The bottom line she doesn’t have any experience as treasurer.” Polito did work as a Lottery commissioner for two years before being elected, and that inside knowledge

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he’s a Republican state rep. who today only represents 40,000 residents of Shrewsbury and parts of Westborough. He is the former Democratic National Committee Chairman, a millionaire businessman, fundraiser and confidant for President Bill Clinton, and once-candidate for governor. Any other year, Karyn Polito wouldn’t stand a chance against Steve Grossman in the race to be Massachusetts’ next Treasurer. But this isn’t any other year, is it? But there’s more to it than that. Not every Republican, Tea Party populist, or outsider will win in November. And they shouldn’t. Voter anger shouldn’t result in votes for the lunatic fringe. And Polito is far from the fringe. She’s been a rising star in the Republican party for some time and surprised no one with her pursuit for higher office in 2010. But why is she a rising star? Is it big-fish-in-smallpond dynamics, or (if you will) young, pretty, likable fish in a pond of old-school retreads? Is there enough time left for her to make a splash outside of Central Mass? Does she need to, or does this fish just need to ride the anti-Democratic establishment wave? Massachusetts only has 15 Republican state representatives out of 160 and five state Senators out of 40. U.S. Senator Scott Brown’s victory ended decades of Democratic dominance for our U.S. Senate representation, but the Massachusetts contingent in the US House is

The Outsiders’ insider COULD KARYN POLITO BE OUR AREA’S HIGHEST RANKING STATE POLITICIAN?

still a perfect 10 Democrats out of 10 Congressmen. Democratic Governor Deval Patrick and former Worcester mayor and current Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray took office in 2007. Republican candidate Charlie Baker has the governor on the run, with a weekend poll calling the race dead even with five weeks to go. If Baker wins, Worcester’s clout in the corner office is gone. A Polito win would make her the highest ranking Central Mass pol on Beacon Hill by a long shot. Baker’s Lt. Gov running mate Richard Tisei hails from the North Shore. As Worcester’s Guy Glodis’ lost in the State Auditor primary, that statewide office will be held by an Eastern Mass resident, the same as the leadership positions in both the House and Senate. If Polito is going to assume the Central Mass mantle, she’s going to need a late surge from undecided voters according to polls that have her trailing by 11 points. But seriously, who’s paid much attention to the State Treasurer’s race this summer?

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she’s been tapping the Tea Party playbook that helped Brown win the late Ted Kennedy’s seat. It reflects an increasingly pervasive conviction among Americans that government must be stopped from performing functions that have been routine — for better or for worse, constitutionally or unconstitutionally — for generations. We can’t afford them all, they say, and certainly not how the government runs them. Polito calls for less government, fewer incumbents,

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a Webster resident who heads the Worcester Tea Party. He adds that she is already well-known and appeals to him and his colleagues, though they don’t officially endorse candidates. Polito’s cousin, WTAG radio host Jim Polito, is an unabashed cheerleader for the Tea Party every morning, but does show good restraint about campaigning for his cousin on the air. Candidate Polito has been making the rounds at Tea Party sessions since April last year, Mandile discloses. “She’s been very visible within the Tea Party, at least in Worcester County, and I think she’s gone beyond that. She’s a very good campaigner. She is very likeable. She’s very straightforward. You know what she thinks. She’s got a lot going for her.” “Our founding fathers intended for there to be checks and balances in the system,” Polito notes. “The treasurer should be that independent thinker, not beholden to the special interests. I bring that to the table, being an independentminded Republican with a proven record of having challenged the tax-and-spend culture on Beacon Hill.”

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ability to deliver tangible results for their small districts. As statewide fiscal watchdog, Polito would be charged to consider the effects on taxpayers of the entire Commonwealth. Scrutinized, fully vetted infrastructure projects are good for the economy, she offers, but wasteful projects funded by earmarks inserted into the state budget by legislators to avoid scrutiny are

of an operation she would now lead should count for something. Polito has left a mark on Massachusetts legislation, but she’s most known for sponsoring bills regarding public safety, such as “Jessica’s Law,” which strengthened punishments for sexual offenders. “[Grossman] is going to be a tough obstacle for Karyn in her race,” says former state senator Warren Tolman, who now moonlights as a political pundit on FOX 25. Tolman and Grossman battled against each other for the Democratic nod for Governor in 2002, with neither of them coming out on top. “Grossman has run a business for 35, 40 years.” But fellow House Republican Lewis Evangelidis disagrees. “When I heard she was running for treasurer I thought it was a natural fit for her,” he says, adding that he would consider her a “friend to the tax payer” and brings with her “sound fiscal principles.” Evangelidis is running for Worcester County Sheriff. Still, many wonder if Polito’s shining Republican star could have better helped the state (or the Republican Party) elsewhere. Her name was mentioned early as one of Baker’s potential Lt. Governor picks. “Running for Lt. Gov would’ve been a better fit for her,” says Tolman. “Charlie Baker is trying to run as an outsider,” he adds, “She could cast more of that reformer image than Tisei can, which is what the Republicans need right now.” Political columnist Howie Carr agrees. “I think there’s some regrets,” he says about state Republicans passing her over for the nod, “and relief on the Democrats’ side.”


After Baker had settled on Tisei, Polito still won prime exposure on Senator Scott Brown’s election night, giving an introductory speech on national television, leading some to speculate that she would be a strong challenger against district 3 Congressman Jim McGovern. Surely McGovern’s camp is thrilled she did not challenge him, and they’re left with Marty Lamb of Holliston, who came into the race with zero name recognition outside of his hometown. (McGovern’s camp did not respond to a press inquiry.) Despite being outgunned by Grossman’s resume, Polito does have some advantages. Like fellow Worcester county resident Lt. Governor Murray, Polito’s Central Massachusetts roots have given her a boost in the area, and she’s carved a stellar reputation for herself within the state’s Republican Party. A recent Suffolk University/7 News Poll shows that although Polito is facing an uphill battle, she’s a real contender. The poll found that 28 percent of voters supported Polito compared to 39 percent for Grossman. But the poll also found Polito led Grossman 36 to 31 percent in Central and Western Massachusetts, and that 33 percent of the electorate was undecided. A large percentage of Grossman’s supporters are likely traditional, hardcore Blue State Democrats, while many of the undecided are probably independent swing voters who will make up their minds a few days before Election Day. That poll provides another boost: 52 percent of respondents felt the state was on the wrong track, a statistic that is likely to help Polito — even as an incumbent lawmaker, because her party doesn’t wield the power — and harm Grossman, who is clearly from the establishment even if he isn’t in elected office today. Polito can also count on the backing of a select few Republicans who have won major public office in Massachusetts. She’s received endorsements from Senator Brown and former governors Paul Cellucci and Mitt Romney, as well former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani. Still, the Grossman camp is unfazed by her local cred, and unimpressed by her list of endorsements. (President Clinton visited Boston last weekend to stump for Grossman.) “Steve has roots and business ties to Central Massachusetts,” says Grossman’s senior advisor, Al Gordon, who points out that Grossman’s father was a 1936 graduate of Worcester Academy, and Grossman Marketing Group partnered with Worcester’s National Envelope in 1971, increasing revenue for the company and maintaining 180 jobs in the city. “That said, Steve believes the voters want to have the best possible qualifications in the office,” he offers, suggesting they’re not interested in letting geography dictate the race. While she uses her family’s history as a campaign aide, pointing out that her Italian immigrant great-grandfather came

{ coverstory } to the area at the turn of the century and founded his own successful construction business, it’s just as often used against her by political rivals who argue – to date unsuccessfully – that there is at least the potential for a conflict of interest. J.A. Polito and Sons, a business established by her father but now run by her brother, Kenneth Polito, has done at least $10.4 million in roadwork, water lines and other big-ticket pubic construction contracts since she joined the legislature. The $10.4 million figure includes state-funded work throughout the Commonwealth as recorded by the Office of the Comptroller, which processes the state’s bills, as well as town-funded, local work in Shrewsbury, Westborough and Worcester since 2001, when Polito assumed office. The firm landed $4 million of construction work from the city of Worcester in the past decade, with another $3.7 million in winning bids from the town of Shrewsbury over the same time period, according to a May report in the Telegram and Gazette. But as much as Democrats wish for a kernel of impropriety there, no one has ever found any. As for the city of Worcester’s bidding process, safeguards are in place to limit outside influence on contracts: only the “lowest responsive and responsible” bidders are awarded city work. If J.A. Polito gets a bid from the city, it’s apparently because their submission proved they were the most competent at the cheapest price. No one has gone so far to suggest otherwise, yet. Kenneth has been through the drill before, and is fed up with people trying to link his business to his sister. “This has got nothing to do with Karyn. I’ve got nothing to do with politics,” he says. He refuses to give a ballpark number for how much of his company’s earnings come through government contracts, but acknowledges that they do “some” work in the private sector. Is it a bit ironic that a politician who wants to shrink government is the scion of a family that for generations has earned significant pay from public projects?

“That’s not fair. I don’t understand the connection,” she replies. “The town of Shrewsbury can’t give Kenny Polito a deal, which is a good thing. We don’t want that.” But Polito admits that scrutinizing and slashing infrastructure contracts could possibly harm her brother’s livelihood, his employees and others in the struggling construction industry whose jobs depend on government. “I’d actually be reducing his business,” she says. Polito herself owns the Polito

Development Corporation, a real estate company (separate from J.A. Polito and Sons), which recently caused an uproar in Shrewsbury when they almost sold land to a medical waste processing plant that many in the town wanted far away from their properties. But again, as far as the almost-transaction between real estate developer and buyer was concerned, no allegations of wrong-doing passed muster. The challenging transition from local to state politician doesn’t end with business interests. Her reach for Tea Party appeal continued on page 14

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has put her into a tight spot with the year’s biggest ballot question, Question 3, which aims to reduce the state’s sales tax from 6.25 percent to 3 percent. Polito supports the question, but, acknowledging that it could result in cities and towns losing billions in state aid, wants voters to approve the measure so that the governor and legislature might be moved to then raise the rate to 5 percent, where it stood before the Democrats hiked it last year. There’s no other way to convince the majority of the error of their ways, she contends. (Baker also prefers a reduction only to 5 percent, but says he will follow the will of the voters if they say yes on 3.) It’s a peculiarly complicated posture to adopt in an era when 30-second sound bites rule American political discourse. And it’s an odd position for someone who casts herself in a populist light. After all, raising the sales tax after the voters have chosen to lower it would be flouting the whole process. “What kind of outrage would that create in the minds of people?� counters Grossman. “Only on Beacon Hill can you get away with taking both sides of the issue.� Her social views are moderate, creating pause for both liberals and conservatives, as neither side has been able to fully embrace or condemn her positions.

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She’s towed the Republican Party line and tastefully references her upbringing in a religious family to explain why she opposes homosexual marriage, and she voted against allowing out-of-state couples from marrying in Massachusetts, a prohibition that has since been repealed. In an interview, she declines to discuss it or articulate her views on similar topics, saying they have nothing to do with the treasurer’s race. Her attitude towards reproductive rights trend more moderately, however. She’s on the record as supporting a woman’s right to choose. But neither NARAL nor Mass Citizens for Life, respectively the leading pro-choice and prolife groups in the state, approve of her record in the legislature. “We rank her as not being pro-life,� says Mass Citizens for Life executive director Marie Sturgis. “She really is not on the same page. She is

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arguing it would hobble prosecutors who use plea agreements to finagle jail time for predators. As history is always indicative of the future, the recent history of the state treasurer’s office shows that not only is it a much more powerful position in government than it would seem, but it’s an enviable office to seek when looking to boost one’s profile. The last three holders of the office all went on to run for governor. Joseph Malone, a Republican who served as state treasurer from 1991 to 1999, challenged Lt. Gov Paul Cellucci for the party nomination in 1998. Democrat Shannon O’Brien used her stalling of Big Dig funding as a catalyst for her own gubernatorial bid in 2002. This year, current treasurer Tim Cahill has launched his own independent campaign for governor after breaking ranks with the Democratic party, and leaving vacant the job he’s had since O’Brien left. And now in 2010 we are less than five weeks from the following not-such-astretch scenario: Baker/Tisei beats Patrick/ Murray for Governor and Lt. Governor. And Shrewsbury’s Karyn Polito makes up 11 points in the polls and defeats Grossman for Treasurer, giving her the Central Mass. crown, a huge platform, and four years to eye what’s next.

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First Night wants artists to come play J Fatima Martins

Calling all artists! First Night Worcester wants you! Plans for another actionpacked celebration to welcome in the New Year is under way. Now in its 26th year, First Night Worcester is recognized for dynamic and diverse events ranging from music and theater to magic and circusstyle performances.

welcoming over 100 artists to create their masterpieces on the floor of the DCU Center in the midst of all the other exciting performances and hands-on activities,” she discloses. Participation in this live art-making event is free and open to any creative individual who enjoys drawing and

This year’s theme, Come Play with Us, encourages more local artists than ever before to feature their painting and illustration skills, live, by participating in this year’s star event - a large-scale, indoor, family friendly Street Painting Festival at the DCU Center on December 31. The Street Painting Festival, features pastel chalk-floor painting, and aims to mimic the Italian 16th-century style of madonaari painting typically done at outdoor fairs during special feasts or holy days. During a traditional festa, a multisensory celebratory Tracy Lee Strum’s realistic street art will be environment is created by a part of this year’s First Night Worcester. folk artists and performers traveling from town to town transforming public painting. Street-painting spaces or units, called squares, plazas into temporary theaters and galleries for art. are 4x6 feet in either a vertical or horizontal format and Historically, the painted images are of classical subjects, will be sponsored by local businesses and individuals. saints, the Madonna and other biblical references. But Space is limited and interested artists should apply as today, almost any subject is acceptable, and since the soon as possible. The application deadline is November 1 1970s, street chalk-art painting has become an important and selected artists will be notified by December 1. form of public art. Using pastel chalk as the medium and the floor as the Joyce Kressler, First Night’s executive director, says canvas, artists are invited to paint massive ground-level that the Street Painting Festival is an excellent way for artworks of almost any subject. “Street painting live is local artists to show off and market their talent. “We are

challenging and artists can work together on one mural or do individual works,” explains Kressler. Although chalk painting is very common, the advanced forms require some special skills, and to facilitate the event, First Night organizers have brought in internationally recognized street muralist Tracy Lee Strum who creates large-scale, super-realistic, three-dimensional chalk murals. Strum will be creating her own work during the festival and will also teach chalk-painting master workshops at the Worcester Art Museum on October 16 and 17 in preparation for the First Night event. Artists who’ve never tried chalk painting and want to participate in the festival are strongly encouraged to attend Strum’s workshop and learn the technique. Participating artists can reproduce Renaissance master works in keeping with the festival’s historic origins, recreate more modern and contemporary paintings, copy images from photographs or be brave and break with tradition by creating their own original designs. During the festival, while artists are at work, visitors will be able to stroll among the artwork in progress and chat with the artists. A special area will be arranged for younger artists called the Little Picasso Gallery, where kids and their families will paint their favorite cartoon characters, winter scenes or whatever pops into their imagination. This dynamic art-making event complements other special festival performances such as SLAMM-STOMP meets Blue Man Group, Bubblemania-Comedy With a Drip, and FlippinOutExtreme Trampoline. As in previous years, events will also be held at the Worcester Art Museum, Mechanics Hall, YMCA, Trinity Lutheran and Epworth Methodist churches, and Mass. College of Pharmacy. Visit Tracy Lee Strum’s Web site and view her amazing illusionary chalk paintings at tracyleestum.com. An online application for the Street Painting Festival is found at firstnightworcester.org/streetfestival or e-mail art@firstnightworcester.org. SEPTEMBER 30, 2010 • WORCESTERMAG.COM

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freaks out audiences as he floats stringless Times, while doing comedy/magic guest spots around Worcester. over the Riviera or cuts himself in half. Initially a summer replacement series, There is a whole range of magic and Ah, the magician. The according to Foley, the show, dubbed mentalism in between, and until recently, traditional image that comes to Central Mass folks had nowhere to see it. Disillusioned, did so well that they decided mind typically includes an old, to continue the relationship for now and Enter the four wizards of handlebar-mustached dude into the indefinite future. “The Worcester. They are made up of Dezrah Blinn, Tony Sherman, clutching a white rabbit just pulled from his top hat after he Eric Dittelman and Jason The concept of a regular coupled a flamboyant wave of Kallio. Worcester magic show began a wand with an utterance of in early 2010 when Blinn and grand rhetoric—abracadabra! Sherman, inspired by the Or consider the complete other end of Comedy Studio’s Mystery the spectrum, where illusionist Criss Angel Lounge in Cambridge, realized that not only was there nothing at all like that in Central Mass, there wasn’t even a venue where magicians could try out their material in front of Sunday, October 3,2010 a live audience. While 12:00 to 4:00 pm there are ample open FREE admission • Free Parking mics for struggling stand-up comedians or Worcester Hibernian Culture Centre fledgling fellas with 19 Temple Street guitars, a format like From that for magic didn’t Worcester, MA 01604 l Eric D eft: Dezra exist. hB ittelm Sherm an, To linn, The Q initially Enjoy the bridal ny a n (o fashion show courtesy of and J housed a version ason n phone) Karon Shea’s LaFemina Models Kallio of the show, called . Visit with our preferred vendors Mostly Magic, Free raffles including a which began in January of this free weekend getaway year. That show was more of an open mic Our experienced staff can handle for magicians, but after the show quickly every wedding detail including Disillusioned magic built up a following (and after the Q the rehearsal dinner and bridal show is awesome,” Foley praises. moved), they realized, along with fellow luncheon up to 150 people. Dittleman describes Disillusioned as a Mostly Magic performers Dittelman and “fresh look at what magic really is.” The Kallio, they didn’t want the show to die. For more information show highlights four core performers— To that end, Dittleman approached Call Eva Gallina, each polished magicians—and at any given Frank Foley, owner of Frank’s Comedy Catering Manager and Event Planner show you could see one to four of them Safari, about doing a regular magic night 508-795-0400 along with other amazing magicians from at his club. He had met Foley at Irish all over New England and New York. Each has their own specialty in the field, which luckily never involves pulling a rabbit out of anywhere. Dezrah “The Strange” Blinn, a Worcester stay-at home dad, performs a Coney Island-sideshow type of magic, which includes walking on glass, driving • PAINTLESS DENT REMOVAL things into his nose, and psychic surgery. By day, English-transplant-turned• INSURANCE APPROVED Marlboro-resident Tony Sherman is a • RENTALS AVAILABLE motivational speaker; but by night, he • 15 YEARS IN BUSINESS is the “English Mentalist” who astounds while lulling the audience with his • ALL WORK GURANTEED melodic accent. Sherman admits to also mixing laughs and magic into his day-job MAGICIAN, INC. FREE ESTIMATES Mon.-Fri. 8-5 • Sat. 8-Noon while giving motivational speeches about “How to Get the Most Out of Who You www.DENT-N-SCRATCH.com Are,” and says “it is very easy to translate 508.842.4511 507 Boston Tpk. • Shrewsbury (Rte. 9 Motor Mall) that to comedy.” Nicole Luparelli

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guesses correctly. Jason Kallio, a full-time magic man living in Whitinsville is the highenergy one in the group, who performs what he describes as “psychological entertainment.” But, he adds, “I don’t talk to dead people.” The shows are consistently compelling, Kallio says. “We try to mix it up. You won’t be seeing the same show twice.” The show is so brilliant, Sherman quips, “Even if I’m not on the bill, I still go to every show.” Disillusioned is every other Friday and begins sharply at 8 p.m. and ends at exactly 9:30 p.m. “because the band starts promptly at 9:30,” says Sherman. “We run a tight ship.” Shows on 10/1, 10/15, and 10/29. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at the door or by calling 80071 LAUGH. 18+ Frank’s Comedy Safari is located inside Irish Times at 244 Main Street in Worcester.


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Chamber music is a form of classical music, written for a small group of instruments, which traditionally could be accommodated in a palace chamber. Most broadly, it includes any art music that is performed by a small number of performers with one performer to a part. The word “chamber” signifies that the music can be performed in a small room, often in a private salon with an intimate atmosphere. - Wikipedia

Worcester Art Museum Launches Chamber Music Series Doreen Manning

On October 3, Worcester Art Museum (WAM) brings its chamber music series to life with the internationally acclaimed Borromeo String Quartet, the first in a series of three chamber-music concerts to be held in the Museum’s Baroque galleries.

This isn’t the first time music has been heard within the hallowed halls of WAM, as the first classical series was launched in 1919, and more recently, the Third Thursday music series has run strong for the past 10 years. Yet this is the first of its kind in several decades, according to Karmen Bogdesic, public events manager at the Worcester Art Museum. Bogdesic explains that the intrinsic crossover between art and music is one that museum patrons and guests can connect to within the salon setting of the Baroque gallery. “This is how chamber music was meant to be heard,” says Bogdesic. “To be surrounded by captivating works of art and listen to excellent chamber music in such an intimate setting is extraordinary—a feast for both the eyes and ears!” “It is so natural to open oneself to the beauty of music in rhyme with opening oneself to the beauties of the visual arts,” Borromeo’s Nicholas Kitchen agrees. “When I myself have the chance to attend a concert in a wonderful museum … in many ways I find it more exciting than a concert hall.” The Borromeo String Quartet’s violinist Kitchen and cellist Yessun Kim will be the first musicians to perform at the Worcester Art Museum’s new Chamber Music Series as they perform “Music for String Duo” featuring Ravel, Bach and Martinu, plus a new work by Palestinian composer Fairouz, which premiered in New York City just this month. Kitchen is looking forward to their performance at WAM, appreciating the smaller frame of reference that the gallery will offer the listener. Kitchen feels the gallery environment will allow a chance to connect the dynamic interplay of

details in the creations of artists – both visually and musically. “It is a little like having a biologist explain the dizzying symbiosis of a small patch of forest,” says Kitchen. “But with music and art we don’t need to know it as a science, it is offered for us to take in with our basic senses.” According to Bogdesic, WAM will create an elegant and intimate setting for the series with only 65 seats. “The

audience will be able to meet the musicians after the concert, over desserts and coffee,” explains Bogdesic. Tickets for these intimate performances are a steal, at only $10 for members and $20 for nonmembers. The Worcester Art Museum, Salisbury St. 508-799-4406, worcesterart.org.

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Perhaps when something is as ripped from the headlines as this film is I hope for a higher degree of realism. Part of what bugs me is that in order to make a dramatic flow, we get dubious connections between events. Zuckerberg does the initial website because he gets dumped. He runs into his ex in public and that incident causes him to expand the website beyond Harvard. And so on. The only real unique thing about the approach is that the main character, a real living person, is portrayed as a bastard but with enough of his actual motivations left unexplained to keep it somewhat interesting. The problems stem mostly from the writers. Ben Mezrich is the exploitative hackmaster extraordinaire who turned MIT into a larger-than-life playground with his painful prose and silly histrionics in the book “Bringing Down the House,� which was made into the egregiously overblown film 21. Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin is the mastermind of The West Wing, which I’ve always found entertaining but the dialog unrealistic. Such informed, quick, high-minded exchanges simply don’t occur regularly in ordinary conversation. It is possible though to make a story from real life believable, dramatic and still have snappy dialog, look at the screenplay for Milk. That said, the structure is smartlyconceived, with most of the action occurring as flashbacks from the eventual court case, and with Zuckerberg presented as a grandstanding wise guy who at heart is really maybe a good person but just misguided. The dialog is good for what it is and funny when it needs to be. Fincher gets effective performances out of everybody except Timberlake, and keeps it all bubbling along, filling the screen with striking, iconic images of Harvard, replete with plenty of drunken coeds dancing half naked on tables. The Social Network can be good fun and reasonably entertaining when it isn’t being irking, but even though the story is true I still don’t believe a second of it, and sue me, but I think that’s important.


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Worcester’s sustainable food movement continues to make inroads through farmers’ markets, community-supported agriculture, and increasingly, restaurants featuring local ingredients. Flats Organic Pizzeria, which opened on Maywood Street this summer, makes clear its commitment to serving food that’s “SLO” – Sustainable, Local and Organic. The results aren’t just healthy and responsible – they’re delicious. Flats occupies a storefront next to the infamous Blarney Stone, and they’re open late nights to sell slices to passersby hungry after a long night of whatever.

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caramelized onions, pickled jalapenos, cheddar and bacon, verifies that bacon improves everything, including pork. Oh, and they’re huge pies – plenty for two hungry eaters. Glutenfree versions are available, as is vegan cheese. Flats has a young, hip vibe, drawing a lot of business from the Clark community. Much of the business is take-out, but those choosing to eat in will find the service friendly and good-natured, if decidedly casual. Diners bringing their own beer and wine are accommodated graciously. Flats sets a new standard for pizza in Worcester, and perhaps for restaurant sustainability as well. It’s the pizza that’ll get you hooked, I think, but the whole package is rather appealing. Given the quality of the food and the care with which it’s prepared, the prices are most reasonable – two can eat very well here for about $25. That’s pretty sustainable, too.

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Go Slow: The Slow Food Gala Host Committee and the Regional Environmental Council (REC) have put together, well, a gala of sorts celebrating all things local and sustainable. The event will be on Thursday, October 14, at the Hogan Campus Center at Holy Cross and features live entertainment by Jon Short and the Duncan Arsenault Jazz Trio with special guest Dan Burke, a silent auction and cash bar. This is all in addition to pumpkin-leek bisque, a fall-harvest bleu-cheese salad, a meat or vegetable entrée and sweet-potato pie prepared by Chef Marty Dudek and his staff. Guests must register by October 1 (tomorrow!), and seating is limited to 250 people. All proceeds go to REC’s Food Justice Program, which includes

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WormFest: Wormtown Brewery is approaching a very important time in a young brewery’s life: their first October. They plan to celebrate the occasion in style with an Oktoberfest at Luciano’s Cotton Club at Union Station on October 16. Buy tickets ahead of time to see some of the finest funky soul rockers that central Mass. has to offer in Chris Reddy, Jack Babineau, Soulstice and, quite appropriately, The Franks. The beer will also be some of the best in Worcester, considering the source. We have a feeling the home-cooked German eats won’t be too bad either. Wormtown Brewery, 455

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The Worcester Center for Crafts celebrates The Art of Dining with a reception on Thursday, September 30. Come join them for their newest show, Art of Dining, which is both a show and sale of exceptional art for your table, as well as a new print installation, Family Debris Series, by Lisa Barthelson. Enjoy wine tasting by KJ Baaron’s and tasty treats from celebrity chefs. $25 per person, to benefit the Worcester Center for Crafts. 5:30-8 p.m. Worcester Center for Crafts, 25 Sagamore Road. 508-753-8183.

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A bicycle ride in fall is such a great way to celebrate the season – and a guided ride at your pace is idyllic. If you agree, check out the Major Taylor Century ride on Sunday, October 3. Bicycle 25, 62 or 100 miles on quiet, rolling back roads in south-central Massachusetts, plus a little bit of Rhode Island and Connecticut. It’s not a race! The Major Taylor Century is an annual recreational ride presented by 10th Gear Christian Youth Cyclists and the Seven Hills Wheelmen. Proceeds benefit those two groups as well as the Major Taylor Association. Helmets are required. Entry fee includes continental breakfast, snacks, arrowed route, and cue sheets. $25. $5 off for members of Seven Hills Wheelmen or 10th Gear. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Whitin Park Whitin Community Center, 60 Main St., Whitinsville. Call 508-831-0301, visit majortaylorassociation.org.

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o’ Douglasfest day comics Douglas Octoberfest on Saturday, October 2,

features a fall-themed block party. Two stages and more than 70 vendors include Doghouse Flowers, Blackstone Valley Community Chorus, Mark & Raianne, Whalebone Farmhouse, Todd the Magician, Angel Road, Douglas High School Varsity Cheerleaders, The Points North, the Douglas High School Chorus, The Giant Yes, Jon Short, The Island Castaways Band, Garage Sale Picasso, and the Douglas High School Band. Plus a children’s stage. Free. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Main Street, Douglas. douglasoctoberfest.org.

Boylstonfest The West Boylston Fall Festival on Saturday, October 2 is an autumnal celebration with artist/vendor sales, scarecrow decorating, pie-eating contest, special guests, live music and entertainment for all ages. To keep you moving to the rhythm, you’ll also hear music with bluesman Rich Brown, Pro Musica Brass, and Cajun zydeco Boogaloo Swamis. Free. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. West Boylston Town Common, Intersection of Routes 12 & 140, West Boylston.

Worcesterfest The W2W Festival hopes to become the signature Worcester event of the year on the beautiful New City Hall Commons on Saturday, October 2. Featuring a Duathlon 5k Run/14-mile Bike/5k Run followed by music, food and entertainment. The driving goal behind W2W is to bring all of Worcester together to celebrate the greatness of our city. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Worcester City Hall Common, Front St. Call 508-799-2062 or visit w2wfestival. com.

For 24 hours of passionate creativity don’t miss the 24 Hour Comic Challenge! at Worcester Art Museum on Saturday, October 2. 24 Hour Comics Day is an annual international event, where cartoonists attempt to create 24 comic pages in 24 hours; penciled, inked, and lettered. All participants are invited to display their work in an exhibition in the Higgins Education Wing, open to the public October 3-29, 2010. Register for a three-hour (three page), eight-hour (8 page), or full 24-hour challenge by calling 508.793.4333 or 508-793-4334. $5 for everyone. 3 p.m.midnight Worcester Art Museum, Higgins Education Wing/Studios, 55 Salisbury St. 508-799-4406, 24hourcomicsday.com.

bombshells The Wortown Bombshells Burlesque on Saturday, October 2, will feature a night of classic

burlesque. Performing with the Bombshells will also be The Boston Babydolls, Clea V, and Miss Scarlet, as well as local comedian Shaun Connolly. 21+ event. For only $60 secure a booth for 4-6 people. Individual seats are $8. 9-11:30 p.m. Hotel Vernon The Ship Room/Kelley Square Yacht Club, 1 Millbury St. Call 508-363-3507 or visit facebook.com/wortownbombshells.

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At the Mister Smartass Theater 3000 Live Comedy/ movie show you’ll get to see a Halloweenthemed movie with all the commentary you always wished came with it, as local wise asses crack jokes and comment on the movie as it is shown in progress. Stop by the Lucky Dog on Wednesday, October 6, for this free event. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-3631888, or find them on facebook.


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Come enjoy the music of Kim Davidson and Susan Levine at Harvest Cafe. 8-10 p.m. Harvest Café, 40 Washington St., Hudson. 978-567-0948. harvestcafeonline.com Sean Fullerton. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Irish Times / Rehab, 244 Main St. 508-797-9599. The Town Green. Opening for the Town Green this season will be Joe Crookston. Doors open at 7:30, coffee and homemade desserts available. Reservations recommended. $10. 8-10:30 p.m. First Congregational Church of Princeton, United Church of Christ, 14 Mountain Road, Princeton. 978-464-5414. Usually Normal. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. JJ’s Sports Bar and Grill, 380 Southwest Cutoff, Northborough. 508-842-8420. The GUNS-n-ROSES tribute “Shotgun Blues” with Rare Breed, Love & Opium And Kramer Vs Kramer. $6. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-3631888 or myspace.com/luckydogmusichall. 5 On Friday. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Celtic Tavern, 45 Belmont St., Northborough. 508-366-6277. Kanerko, King Hell, Planetoid, The Force!. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. DJ Caillou. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Beemer’s Pub, 114 River St., Fitchburg. 978-343-3148. DJ Pete the Polock. Free. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. 3-G’s Sports Bar, The Music Room, 152 Millbury St. 508-754-3516 Drunken Uncles. 9-11 p.m. Allgos Sweets and Drinks, 58 Shrewsbury St. 508-304-7129. Flock Of Assholes Come on out to Baldwinville for the Flock Of Assholes show! $5. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Red Onion - Otter River Hotel, 29 Main St., Baldwinville. 978-939-7373 or facebook.com/pages/ Flock-of-Aholes/127019150125. Friday Night Frenzy w/DJ Reckless. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Bluri Bar & Lounge, 320 Main St. 508-926-8247. Jon Lacouture. Free. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Art’s Diner, West Boylston st. Ladies Night - Top 40 Dance Party with DJ BOBBY B! Free. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Speakers Night Club, 19 Weed St., Marlborough. 508-480-8222 or speakersnightclub.net. Live Music in the Pub: Songs for Ceilidh. No Cover. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Fiddlers’ Green Pub & Restaurant, 19 Temple St. 508-792-3700 or songsforceilidh.com. Matthew Fox, Mark Mandeville, and Rianne Richards!. No Cover. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. Pete the Polak, DJ. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. 3-G’s Sports Bar, 152

>Saturday 2 Whalebone Farmhouse Delivering soulful folk and blues, finger pickin and harmonies that could bring you to tears. 9:30-1 a.m. Galway Bay Irish Pub, 186 Stafford St. 508-753-8909. WCUW’S Fall Jazz Concert Series : William Parker & Cooper-Moore. Tickets are: $15, general public; $12,WCUW members; and $10, students. 7-10:30 p.m. Clark University: Traina Center for the Arts, 92 Downing St. 508-753-1012. Bill McCarthy & His Guitar. free. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Tavern on the Common, 249 Main St., Rutland. 508886-4600. The Annie Moses Band: Pilgrims and Prodigals. $25 adults; $20 seniors, students, teachers. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Cultural Center at Eagle Hill, Abby Theatre, 242 Old Petersham Road, Hardwick. 413-477-6746 or centerateaglehill.org. Acoustic Saturdays. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Celtic Tavern, 45 Belmont St., Northborough. 508-366-6277. Almost Heroes. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Irish Times / Rehab, 244 Main St. 508-797-9599. Dana Lewis. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Verona Grille, 81 Clinton St.,

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Millbury St. 508-754-3516. Phantasia Fridays with DJ Tony-T. No Cover Charge. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Fusion, 109 Water St. 508-756-2100. Scott Marshall. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Verona Grille, 81 Clinton St., Shrewsbury. 508-853-9091. Sean Ryan. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Barbers Crossing (North), 175 Leominster Road, Sterling. 978-422-8438. Sin City. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Classic’s Pub, 285 Central St., Leominster. 978-537-7750. XCess Fridays with DJ Patrick Allen. 18+ 9 p.m.-2 a.m. BLÜ Ultralounge & Nightclub, 105 Water St. 508-756-2227 or find them on facebook. Sean Fullerton. 9:30 p.m.-midnight Irish Times / Club Rehab, 244 Main St. 508-797-9599 or irishtimesworcester.com.

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Singer-songwriter Jim Devlin knows how to multitask with rock, pop, blues, folk and alternative all blended seamlessly into a single song. He’ll be appearing at Cigar Masters at Thursday, September 30 with songs that include originals as well a range of covers that spans four decades. The Berklee grad has played more than 2,500 live shows in his time, which should have more than adequately prepared him for this one. Metal Thursdays @ Ralph’s is the only place to be each week for metal heads. This week don’t miss Black Pyramid, Unearthly Trance from New York, Ipsissimus and Suma of Sweden. Less international but just as flavorful, you’ll find local fave Tyra Penn and her Army of Snakes over at Nick’s Bar and folk based James Keyes takes over the stage at Beatnik’s. If you want a break from the bar and guitar scene try the Worcester County Light Opera Company’s production of “The House of Blue Leaves” opening on Friday, October 1 and playing every Friday and Saturday until October 16. The play is more of a 1960’s black comedy written by American playwright John Guare set in Queens than the inaccessible 17th century foreign language undertaking you might associate with “opera.” You’ve got nuns, ‘Nam, and a musical zookeeper and his schizophrenic wife to keep you busy with this one. The night will probably end with a song in your heart, a laugh in your voice box and a sinking, futile sadness radiating from your entire being. Raianne Richards and Mark Mandeville kicked off their U.S. tour a few weeks ago, but at Nick’s, the folk duo is throwing an official U.S. Tour Kickoff Party with special guest Matt Fox. Richards and Mandeville are both celebrating new albums and will be on the road to Arizona and back until Thanksgiving singing and strumming just about every night of the week. Maybe Matt Fox will play his “Ballad of Worcester” as a farewell gift. Quit sifting through the rest of the garbage and just get the hits with Go Gadget Go at Greendale’s Pub on Saturday, October 2. They are a six piece band specializing in covers of “party and dance hits from the last three decades.” These include everything from “I Wanna Be Sedated” to “Summer of ‘69” to Snoop Dogg’s “Gin and Juice,” an virtual turning of the radio dial and the hands of the clock. If you’ve got a few beers in you and haven’t been living under a rock for the past 30 years, you’ll have a great time singing along. Settle into the deep and delightful twangs of the upright bass with Whalebone Farmhouse at Galway Bay Irish Pub. Guitar, percussion and harmonies between vocalists Keri Anderson and Rocky Kramm round out the group’s bluesy swagger. With a song called “New Orleans” and their serious soul, you’d never guess the group resides in central Mass.

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Hard Drive. Classic rock maximized rhythm and blues. no cover. 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Marine Corps League Lake Ave, Shrewsbury. Last Train to Worcester: Niki Luparelli and the Gold Diggers, Loose Salute-Monkees tribute band, & the Steamy Bohemians. An evening of kitch, covers, and camp. nikiluparelli.com $8 Cheap. 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. Mr J Bomb. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Classic’s Pub, 285 Central St., Leominster. 978-537-7750. Mullethead. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Red Onion - Otter River Hotel, 29 Main St., Baldwinville. 978-939-7373. Seductive Saturdays with DJ Hydro - Top 40. No Cover Charge. Fusion, 109 Water St. 508-756-2100. Some “Steamy” fun tonight! w/ The Steamy Bohemians, The Gold Diggers, Lainey’s solo act, and a Monkees Tribute Band!. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. Spin Suite Saturdays with DJ Soup. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Bluri Bar & Lounge, 320 Main St. 508-926-8247. Superswank! featuring Brooks Milgate!. No Cover. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-7534030. The Obsession Band. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Belfont Hotel, 11 South Main St., Millbury. 508-917-8128. Tigerlily. $3 after 9:30pm (subject to change). 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Speakers Night Club, 19 Weed St., Marlborough. 508-480-8222.

>Sunday 3 Acoustic Brunch with Peter Paulousky. harvestcafeonline.com 978-567-0948 No cover, pass the hat for the performer. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Harvest Café, 40 Washington St., Hudson. 978-567-0948. Jesse Fontaine Live In Concert. For more information on

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the artist visit jessefontaine.net (IF RAIN EVENT IS CANCELLED) FREE. 2:30-4 p.m. Blackstone River & Canal Heritage State Park, 287 Oak St., Uxbridge. 508-278-6486. Blues Jam w/Jim Perry. Featured artists weekly Donations. 5-10 p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. Choral Evensong (Choirs of Men and Boys). Choral Evensong sung by the All Saints Choir of Men and Boys, joined by the choir of Men and Boys from Trinity Church on the Green, New Haven. All are welcome Afternoon Tea ($5.) will be served (no reservation needed) 4-5 pm, in the Guild Room. FREE. 5 p.m.-5:45 a.m. All Saints Church, 10 Irving St. 508-752-3766. The Bobby Gadoury Trio 5pm, Andy Cummings at 9pm!. No Cover. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. Open Mic Night w/Joe. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Red Onion - Otter River Hotel, 29 Main St., Baldwinville. 978-939-7373. Josh Briggs Live. Free. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Funky Murphy’s Bar & Grill, 305 Shrewsbury St. 508-753-2995 or facebook.com/ fiveonfriday. Live At Amsterdam Sunday’s. Musicians and poets welcome! 21+ Hookah and Bar! Free!. 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Amsterdam Lounge, 27 Pleasant St. 508-615-1735. Reggae Fusion Sundays with DJ Nick. DJ Nick and Weekly Guest DJ’s spin the HOTTTEST Reggae, Hip Hop and Top 40 every Sunday. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Fusion, 109 Water St. 508-7562100.

>Monday 4 Blue Mondays - Live Blues. 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Gardner Ale House, 74 Parker St., Gardner. 978-669-0122. 18+ College Night. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Bluri Bar & Lounge, 320 Main St. 508-926-8247.

>Tuesday 5 Open Mic Night w /Bill McCarthy. Openmcc@Verizon. Net 7-11 p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. First Tuesday Jazz with Lou Borelli Octet. Free. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508752-6213. “Totally Tuesdays” Rad tunes in the Diner played every Tuesday Night!. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. Big Jon Short. bigjonshort.com no cover. 8-10 p.m. Armsby Abbey, 144 North Main St. 508-795-1012 or armsbyabbey.com. Open Mic with Shane Hall. Open Mic hosted by Shane Hall. Never ceases to be interesting! 1 food or drink item purchase. 8-10 p.m. Q Cafe, 362 Chandler St. 508-479-8311. Terry Brennan. 8 p.m.-midnight Banner Pub, The, 112 Green St. 508-755-0879 or terrybmusic.com. Vincent’s presents Scott Ricciuti, Michael Thibodeau and John Donovan every Tuesday night. 8-11 p.m. Vincent’s Bar, 49 Suffolk St. 508-752-9439. Great Sabatini , Dead Languages. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Hotel Vernon - The Ship Room/Kelley Square Yacht Club, 1 Millbury St. 508-363-3507.

>Wednesday 6 Open Mic Night hosted by Sax Player Joe Ferreira. harvestcafeonline.com. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Harvest Café, 40 Washington St., Hudson. 978-567-0948. Open Mic Night with Bill McCarthy - Open Mike!. Free!. 7:30-11 p.m. Beatnik’s, 433 Park Ave. 508-926-8877 or MySpace.com/OpenMicWorld. Open Mike Night. No Cover Charge. 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Firefly’s Framingham, 235 Old Connecticut Path, Framingham. 508-8203333 or fireflysbbq.com. Sam James. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Banner Pub, The, 112 Green St. 508-755-0879. Tiki Night with Frank & Eric!. 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Vincent’s Bar, 49 Suffolk St. 508-752-9439. Open Mic Night The Raven Music Hall. 258 Pleasant St. Hosted By John Franklin Free. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. 978-868-6340 or theravenrox.com.


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Dan Burke & Special Guests!. No Cover. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. Starving Artist Open Mic- Hosted by Josh Briggs and Tony Yodice. Free. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Jose’ Murphy’s, 97-103 Water St. 508-792-0900. Way Back Wednesdays. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Square One Sports Bar & Grille, 139 Green St. 508-752-3471 or squareonesportsbar. com.

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Booklovers’ Gourmet, The Common Wealth: Scenes of Massachusetts by photographer John Gaumond, Through Sept. 30. Hours: closed Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday - Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 55 East Main St., Webster. 508-949-6232 or er3. com/book College of the Holy Cross: Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, Tom Zetterstrom: Portraits of American Trees through Oct. 9. Hours: closed Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, 2-5 p.m. Saturday. 1 College St. 508-793-3356 or holycross.edu EcoTarium, Cyberchase: The Chase is On!, Through Oct. 3. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. Admission: $12.00 adults; $8.00 for children ages 2-18, college students with IDs & senior citizens. Children under 2 & EcoTarium members free. Additional charges apply for Tree Canopy Walkway, Explorer Express Train, planetarium programs & other special programs. 222 Harrington Way. 508929-2700 or ecotarium.org Fitchburg Art Museum, Second National Monotype/ Monoprint juried exhibition, Through Jan. 2, 2011; Teen Studio (For ages 13-17), Thursdays, Sept. 30 - Nov. 4; Enchanted Island of Art (For ages 6-8), Fridays, through Nov. 5; Friday Fun Drawing Plus Studio (For ages 9-12), Fridays, through Nov. 5; Pee Wee

Picasso (For ages 2--5 with adult), Saturdays, through Nov. 20. Hours: noon-4 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday, noon-4 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. 25 Merriam Parkway, Fitchburg. 978-345-4207 or ďŹ tchburgartmuseum.org. Fruitlands Museum, Flights of Discovery Exhibition, Through Nov. 15; For the Birds: Art from the Mass Audubon Collection, Through Nov. 15; Sculptor Joseph Wheelwright’s Tree Figures Exhibition, Through Oct. 19. 102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard. 978456-3924 or fruitlands.org Higgins Armory Museum, Exhibit: Beyond Belief: The Curious Collection of Professor Rufus Excalibur Bell, Through June 20, 2011; WOO Card good at Higgins Armory Museum, Through Dec. 31, 2011. Hours: noon-4 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. Admission: General Admission: $10 for Adults, $7 for Children (age 4-16), Children 3 and under are Free. 100 Barber Ave. 508-853-6015 or higgins.org. Museum of Russian Icons, Glitz and Glitter: Oklads from the Museum of Russian Icons collection, through Oct. 16. Hours: closed Sunday - Monday, 11-3 a.m. Tuesday - Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, 11-3 a.m. Friday, 9-3 a.m. Saturday. Admission: $5 adults, senior voluntary contribution, student and children free. 203 Union St., Clinton. 978-598-5000 or 978-598-5005 or museumofrussianicons.org Old Sturbridge Village, Apple Days, Saturday - Sunday. Admission: $7 - $20 charged by age. Children under 3 free. 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge. 800-733-1830 or 508-3473362 or osv.org Post Road Art Center, Call to Artists: Abstract Show 2010, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, through Sept. 30. Hours: closed Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday - Saturday. 1 Boston Post Road, Marlborough. 508-4852580 or postroadartcenter.com The Sprinkler Factory, Open Show - Call to Artist, Through Nov. 6. Hours: noon-6 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday -

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poetry >Thursday 30 The Little “a” Poetry Series. The Little “a” Poetry Series occurs every Thursday night around 7:30 at the Q (362 Chandler St, Worcester) and is hosted by Cowboy Matt Hopewell. We have an open mic followed by a featured poet. To book a feature, e-mail Matt at themadcowboy@gmail.com. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Q Cafe, 362 Chandler St.

>Sunday 3 The Poets’ Asylum. Join Worcester’s longest running poetry series every Sunday night for an open mic reading followed by a featured poet and/or a poetry slam. This week we welcome John “Survivor” Blake to our stage. In just a few years John “Survivor” Blake has gone from an overdose on heroin to 4x semifinalist at the Nuyorican Poets’ Cafe and winning slams in 7 cities nationwide in 2006. He has moved from trips in and out of psychiatric wards to Urbana Grand Slam Finalist at The Bowery Poetry Club. He has toured the nation and featuring at public schools, colleges, churches, and rehabilitation centers. “Survivor” is best known for somehow bringing beauty to the ugliest sides of life: addiction,

death, heartache, and war. We hope you’ll come hear some of his story. For more info please visit our website - http://poetsasylum. org. 6-9 p.m. Nu-Cafe, 335 Chandler St. 508-926-8800.

>Wednesday 6 Remembering Poet Elizabeth Bishop. Join us to commemorate the death of Elizabeth Bishop, Worcester poet and author whose centenary we will celebrate in 2011. Graveside reading is participatory. Dinner will follow at a nearby Greenwood Street Restaurant to further discuss ideas and plans for the yearlong celebration. All are welcome. free and open to the public. 4-5 p.m. Hope Cemetery, Graveside of Elizabeth Bishop, 119 Webster St. 508-799-1531 or wcpa.homestead.com.

>Monday 4 The Dirty Gerund Poetry Show. Spoken Word Poetry & Music & Surprise Ruckus blend together to create an eclectic, dynamic show that ain’t your grandma’s poetry reading. Open Mic, Comedy Shtick, Special Featured Performers, Poets On Tour, Snack Time and prizes for demented variations on poetry challenges! Hosted by Alex Charalambides and Nick Davis. Music by Worcester Favorites, Shane Hall & the Ticklebomb Orchestra! Check the dirtygerund.com website for a link! 9-11 p.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543 or dirtygerund.com

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Open Mike Comedy - Saturdays through November 11. Hosted by a variety of local comedians under the leadership of Andy Paquette. Worcester’s longest running open mic attracts regional talent and newcomers. 7-9 p.m. 3-G’s Sports Bar, The Music Room, 152 Millbury St. Call 508-754-3516.

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The Sexiest Show in Town - Mondays through May 24. Come laugh with some of the best comics from the Worcester and New England area. Hosted by Shaun Connolly. Buy a pitcher, get a Free pizza! Every 2nd and 4th Monday! Free. 8-10 p.m. The Center Bar and Grille, 102 Green St. Wisecracks Comedy Club @ Wong Dynasty Thursdays through December 20. Wisecracks is Worcester County’s newest and hottest comedy club. You’ll see comics that have been on Comedy Central, HBO and all the late night shows. $10. 8-10 p.m. Wong Dynasty, 176 Reservoir St., Holden. Call 508-829-2188 or visit wisecrackscomedyclub.com. Wisecracks Comedy Club @ Jose Murphy’s Saturdays through December 26. Wisecracks is Worcester’s newest and hottest comedy club - we are currently in Jose Murphy’s (2nd floor) every Saturday night. $10. 8-10 p.m. Jose’ Murphy’s, 2nd Floor, 97-103 Water St. Call 508-792-0900 or visit wisecrackscomedyclub.com. Moonlight & Magnolias September 24 - Sunday, October 3. Written by Ron Hutchinson Three weeks into filming “Gone With The Wind,” legendary producer David. O. Selznick has decided he’s not satisfied with how things are going. Selznick pulls Victor Fleming off the set of “The Wizard of Oz”, and calls in Ben Hecht to rewrite the entire film in 5 days. With no sleep, and with only bananas and peanuts to sustain them, the ensuing five days are nothing short of hysteria. This comical tour-de-force promises to show you all of the mess behind the biggest film in history. Directed by Janet Cragin Cast includes: Jack Celli, Matt Walsh, Scott Hebert & Rachel D’Onfro Also runs Sept 26 & Oct 3, 2:00 PM matinee $12. 8-10 p.m. Stratton Players, 60 Wallace Ave., Fitchburg. Call 978-345-6066. “Kimberly Akimbo” by David Lindsay-Abaire through Sunday, October 24. Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire’s offbeat comedy about a teenager with an aging

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disease causing her body to grow old faster than it should. As if that’s not enough, Kimberly is forced to contend with a neurotic mother, a rarely sober father, her own looming mortality and, most terrifying of all, the possibility of first love. This provocative and deadly funny comedy gives a whole new meaning to ‘coming of age story’ and is, in the end, a loving study of how time wounds everyone. $27. 3-5 p.m., 7 p.m.-9 p.m., 8 p.m.-10 p.m. 2nd Story Theatre, 28 Market St., Warren. Call 401-247-4200 or visit 2ndstorytheatre.com. DisIllusioned - “Not your kid’s magic show” - Friday, October 1. We’re now 18+!!! So invite your college friends! Featuring our founders: Eric Dittelman, Tony Sherman, Jason Kallio and Dezrah the Strange. $12 per person. 8-9:30 p.m. Irish Times / Rehab, 2nd Floor, 244 Main St. Call 508-797-9599 or find them on facebook. Leading Ladies - Friday, October 1 - Saturday, October 2. In this hilarious comedy by the author of Lend Me A Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo , two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing “Scenes from Shakespeare” on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. When they hear that an old lady in a nearby town is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The trouble is, the relatives aren’t nephews, but nieces! $20 for evenings; $15 for matinees. 8-10:30 p.m. Mount Wachusett Community College: Theatre, 444 Green St., Gardner. Call 978-632-2403 or visit theatre.mwcc.edu. “The House of Blue Leaves” Oct. 1 - Oct. 16. Tickets at wcloc.org or 508-753-4383 Tickets $18. 8-10 p.m. Worcester County Light Opera Company, 21 Grandview Ave. Call 508-853-3147. Comedy at Firefly’s BBQ - Saturday, October 2. Scamps Comedy Presents Boston’s Best Standup Comedians at Firefly’s BBQ, featuring Tony V. (Conan, Comedy Central, The Whiney Awards, WROR, etc.), Steve Bjork and Boston Comedy Festival semifinalist Dan Crohn. $15. 9:30-11 p.m. Firefly’s BBQ, 350 Main St., Marlborough. Call 508-357-8883. You Can’t Take it With You October 2 - Saturday, October 9. 3-4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Southgate Retirement Community, Theatre, 30 Julio Drive, Shrewsbury. Call 508-842-0867. Open Call for the Blackstone Valley Community Chorus Christmas Season - Sunday, October 3. The Blackstone Valley Community Chorus, under the direction of Diane Pollard of Uxbridge, has been bringing great choral music to the Blackstone Valley since 2004. Members are of varying ages and musical abilities, brought together with a shared love of music. Rehearsals will be Sundays, beginning October 17th, from 6:30 until 8:30pm at the Douglas Municipal Center Resource Room. Our concert is scheduled for Sunday December 12, 2010. There is a $30 membership fee to cover minimal concert expenses and all sheet music.. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Douglas Municipal Center, Resource Room, 29 Depot St., Douglas. 508-476-4000, bvcchorus.org. Scenes from “The Life of Galileo” - Tuesday, October 5. Part of the 10th anniversary celebration of the Center for Italian Culture at Fitchburg State University, scenes from Bertolt Brecht’s play “The Life of Galileo” will be performed with Prof. Richard McElvain in the title role and Fitchburg State students also appearing. Each of the scenes will be contextualized by McElvain and the actors, who will step out of character to address the audience and connect remarkable moments from Brecht’s play highlighting Galileo’s impact, exploring the tensions between accepted common knowledge and scientific discovery. The performances will be followed by a conversation with McElvain and his fellow faculty scholars, Bruce Duncan and John Paul. $5 for adults; $3 for students. 4:30-5:30 p.m., 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Fitchburg State University: Percival Hall, Percival Auditorium, 160 Pearl St., Fitchburg.


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Spotlight Continued from previous page the process of being rejuvenated and has become a popular spot to cool off in the summer. When one considers a strong local school system, multiple area golf courses, and several shopping venues, one of this home’s greatest features is the very spot it stands on. “The location is great,” said Mercure. “That is for sure.” Location aside, the house has plenty of reason to get excited. Plenty in this building has been recently renovated. This includes a kitchen that has been made over with maple wood and new ceramic tiling and comes with a range and dishwasher. There is space to eat in the kitchen, as well as even more room in an adjacent dining room that offers hardwood floors and one of two fireplaces located within the house. A renovated full bathroom is on the first floor with new ceramic tiling. The living-dining room area has two ways to get out and enjoy the view of Lake Singletary. Quick access to the farmer’s porch and two other connected decks give plenty of space for those relaxing outside. Two of these decks are connected via a breezeway,

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which also leads into an attached two-car garage. Four vehicles can easily fit on a recently updated driveway, with additional parking available off street. The master bedroom is located on the first floor and offers convenient space and a half bath and hardwood flooring. Sliding doors are all that separates the bedroom from a deck that flows right into a three-season sunroom that has a vaulted ceiling and spectacular view of the lake. Across the hall from the master bedroom is a second bedroom with the second of the home’s fireplaces. The room could also be useful as a study or work area. A third bedroom with wall-to-wall carpeting – which can also be used as an office – is on the second floor, along with an open sitting area complete with a cedar closet. The bedroom is spacious, coming in at its 14’x23’ dimensions. Other newer features include a security system, four-zone heating, propane generator, and partially finished basement with room and connections for laundry. All this warmth and all this ideal location also now has a lower price tag. The house is now listed at $327,500, down from the original asking price of $339,900. For more information, contact Karen Mercure at 888476-3507 or visit karenmercure.com.


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LEOMINSTER – Fidelity Bank announces the hiring of Chad J. Rivard as Vice President, Home Loan Specialist, Financial Designer. Rivard will build and nurture client relationships in the area of home financing for mortgage and home equity lending via the Bank’s unique LifeDesign approach. He will serve Fidelity Bank at its Worcester office. The 122 year-old institution continues to add highly specialized experts to join its ever-growing ranks. Rivard has an extensive background in the mortgage industry. Rivard was most recently employed as a Senior Mortgage Banker with Wells Fargo. “Chad joins our Fidelity Bank family at an exciting time,” said

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Leominster $187,000

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The New England Carpenters Training Center will host the 2010 Carpenters Expo on Friday, Oct. 1 at 13 Holman Road, Millbury from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visitors, including vocational school students and instructors, will be provided with small group guided tours of the New England Carpenters training facility, where they will see professional union carpenters and apprentices showcasing their skills in the areas of General Carpentry, Concrete Forms, Interior Systems/ Drywall, Floorcovering, Green Construction/Lead Awareness and much more. Vendors, retailers, and carpenter organizations will also be on hand with exhibits and informational handouts. This event will educate students, vocational instructors and the public about working in the trades as a union carpenter – and the possibilities that

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71100555 Prime West side cul -de -sac location. Executive ranch with attached two car garage. This spacious three bedroom offers formal living room with beautiful bow window. First floor family room with gas fireplace insert leads to a private patio area and well landscaped private rear yard. Bedrooms have hardwood flooring. Master w/bath. Frml Dining room. Central vac., sprinkler system. Aberman Assoc Inc. Gail Lent 978-537-4971 x 15 www.gaillent.com

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71096775 Tri level home in Leominster’s West side features bright sunny living room with brick fireplace banked on each side with custom built shelving perfect to display family photos or a treasured collection. Kitchen with island separates dining area leading into a cozy sun room perfect for relaxing after a long day. Up a few steps to the next level leads to three bedrooms and full bath or down a few steps to finished area for a small office, laundry area and garage. Basement off laundry area. Aberman Assoc Inc. Sandra DeRienzo 978-537-4971 x 42

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Sterling $539,9004

71093294 BR 3 full bath contemporary colonial. 3 acres with stocked pond Maple kitchen and granitecounters. Master suite with sitting room, Jacuzzi tub 2 story great room, 2 story windows, 2 fireplaces, interiorbalcony, to 3 additional bedrooms. 3 car garage. Three season porch with deck. Separate work room/storage. Professional landscaped with elaborate walkways, stream, waterfall and koipond. Aberman Assoc Inc. Paula Savard 978-537-4971 x 14 www.paulasavard.com

Charlton $569,900

71116067 Step inside this extraordinary picturesque showcase of a home to be built & you will be blown away by what is in store for you! All new construction & built with a keen sense of detail & an amazing design that mixes modern living, tray ceilings, & large sun-filled rooms. The beautiful land surrounding this home can be enjoyed from any room. This residence is unparalleled to any other & is perfect for even the most discriminating buyer.Ask about upgrade packages to completely customize this home! Aberman Assoc Inc. Team Calvano 978-537-4871 x 64 www.teamcalvano.com

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Massachusetts Homeowners Save Big with Solar Resident plans to pocket $12k in four years

Generating solar electricity is now a money making enterprise, says one Massachusetts man. He’s among the thousands of Massachusetts homeowners cashing in on the electricity produced by rooftop solar power systems. Ed Boesel, who recently had groSolar install a 5.3 KW solar power system on his home, estimates on top of his power bill savings of $200 per month, he’ll receive $3,000 additional cash each year for owning a solar power system in the state of Massachusetts. He is earning this extra income by selling the Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs) to Massachusetts utilities. SRECs are tradable certificates that represent the clean energy value of solar electricity production, which are then sold or traded to electricity suppliers who are required to show compliance with Massachusetts’ Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) by investing in clean power sources. SRECs are sold separately from the electric power the system generates, and are generated each month and administered by the Massachusetts SREC Program. Boesel, who hired groSolar to install his solar

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2002 Nissan Pathfinder LE, SUV, 4 dr, 4WD, fully loaded, leather package, power & heated seats, power sunroof, new tires, tow pkg, Bose stereo, Car Fax avail, clean title, one owner, 102K, bronze ext, black int. great condition, firm $8500. 508450-0266.

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Notice is hereby given pursuant to the provision of M.G.L. c.255, sec. 39A that on Oct. 1, 2010 the following vehicles will be sold at private sale to satisfy our garage keeper lien thereon for towing and storage charges and expenses of sale and notices. Vehicle 1998 BUICK REGAL VIN 2G4WF5214W1502143; owner KUKU MASSA 32 JEFFERSON ST #3 WORCESTER, MA 01604 Vehicle 2002 PONTIAC MONTANA vin 1GMDU03E82D272784; owner OSEI BONSU, 5 E KENDELL ST 3D WORCESTER, MA 01605 Vehicle 2001 NISSAN XTERRA vin 5N1ED28Y91C546940; owner SASHA GINGERELLI 151 WHEELOCK AVE MILLBURY, MA 01527 Vehicle 1994 FORD EXPLORER vin 1FMCU22X1RUC04119; owner DAVID RANKIN 301 MILLIKEN BLVD FALL RIVER, MA 02721

NOTICE OF PETITION FOR PROBATE OF WILL Docket No. WO10P2910EA Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Worcester Probate and Family Court 225 Main Street Worcester, MA 01608 (508)831-2200 In the Estate of: Anne Norman Late of: Millbury, MA 01527 Date of Death: 12/12/2000 To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, a petition has been presented requesting that a document purporting to be the last will of said decedent be proved and allowed and that Nancy L. Sarkisian of Auburn, MA be appointed executor/trix, named in the will to serve Without Surety. IF YOU DESIRE TO OBJECT THERETO, YOU OR YOUR ATTORNEY MUST FILE A WRITTEN APPEARANCE IN SAID COURT AT: Worcester ON OR BEORE TEN Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;CLOCK IN THE MORNING (10:00 AM) ON: 10/19/2010 In addition, you must file a written affidavit of objections to the petition, stating specific facts and grounds upon which the objection is based, within (30) days after the return day (or such other time as the court, on motion with notice to the petitioner, may allow) in accordance with Probate Rule 16. WITNESS, Hon. Denise L. Meagher, First Justice of said Court. Date: September 20, 2010 Stephen G. Abraham Register of Probate

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PUBLIC NOTICE TOWN OF MILLBURY PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT MARTHA COAKLEY, STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL, HAS RETURNED WITH APPROVAL DATED SEPTEMBER 17, 2010 THE AMENDMENTS TO THE TOWN OF MILLBURYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S GENERAL BYLAWS AND ZONING BYLAWS ADOPTED UNDER WARRANT ARTICLE #16, 18, 33 AND #34 (GENERAL) AND #19 THROUGH #27 (ZONING) ACCEPTED AT THE MAY 4, 2010 ANNUAL TOWN MEETING. A TOWN BULLETIN WITH THE BYLAW AMENDMENTS IS AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT THE TOWN CLERKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S OFFICE, 127 ELM STREET AND WILL BE POSTED IN PUBLIC PLACES IN TOWN. OFFICE HOURS ARE 8:30 A.M. TO 4:30 P.M. MONDAY THRU FRIDAY. TUESDAYS THE OFFICE REMAINS OPEN UNTIL 7:00 P.M.. QUESTIONS, CALL 508-865-9110, MILLBURY TOWN CLERK

Town of Millbury Public Hearing The Millbury Board of Selectmen will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. in the Conference Room, Municipal Office Building, 127 Elm Street, Millbury, MA to act upon the application of an Alter of Premises for Feng Asian Bistro, to add an outdoor dining patio, 70 Worcester/ Providence Tpk, Millbury, MA. Board of Selectmen

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Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Worcester Probate and Family Court 225 Main Street Worcester, MA 01608 Docket No WO10P2952GD In the matter of: Eleanor M Kachadoorian RESPONDENT Alleged Incapacitated Person Of: Millbury, MA CITATION GIVING NOTICE OF PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN FOR INCAPACITATED PERSON PURSUANT TO G.L c. 190B, §5-304 To the named Respondent and all other interested persons, a petition has been filed by Suney M Kachadoorian of East Falmouth, MA in the above captioned matter alleging that Eleanor M Kachadoorian is in need of a Guardian and requesting that Suney M Kachadoorian of East Falmouth, MA (or some other suitable person) be appointed as Guardian to serve With Surety on the bond. The petition asks the court to determine that the Respondent is incapacitated, that the appointment of a Guardian is necessary, and that the proposed Guardian is appropriate. The petition is on file with this court and may contain a request for certain specific authority. You have the right to object to this proceeding. If you wish to do so you or your attorney must file a written appearance at this court on or before 10:00 A.M. on the return date of 10/19/2010. This day is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline date by which you have to file the written appearance if you object to the petition. If you fail to file the written appearance by the return date, action may be taken in this matter without further notice to you. In addition to filing the written appearance, you or your attorney must file a written affidavit stating the specific facts and grounds of your objection within 30 days after the return date. IMPORTANT NOTICE The outcome of this proceeding may limit or completely take away the above-named person’s right to make decisions about personal affairs or financial affairs or both. The above-named person has the right to ask for a lawyer. Anyone may make this request on behalf of the above-named person. If the abovenamed person cannot afford a lawyer, one may be appointed at State expense. WITNESS, Hon. Denise L. Meagher, First Justice of this Court Date: September 22, 2010 Stephen G. Abraham Register of Probate

Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Worcester Probate and Family Court 225 Main Street Worcester, MA 01608 Docket No WO10P2949PM In the matter of: Eleanor M Kachadoorian RESPONDENT (Person to be Protected/Minor) Of: Millbury, MA CITATION GIVING NOTICE OF PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT OF CONSERVATOR OR OTHER PROTECTIVE ORDER PURSUANT TO G.L c. 190B, §5-304 & §5-405 To the named Respondent and all other interested persons, a petition has been filed by Suney M Kachadoorian of East Falmouth, MA in the above captioned matter alleging that Eleanor M Kachadoorian is in need of a Conservator or other protective order and requesting that Suney M Kachadoorian of East Falmouth, MA (or some other suitable person) be appointed as Conservator to serve With Personal Surety on the bond. The petition asks the court to determine that the Respondent is disabled, that a protective order or appointment of a Conservator is necessary, and that the proposed conservator is appropriate. The petition is on file with this court You have the right to object to this proceeding. If you wish to do so you or your attorney must file a written appearance at this court on or before 10:00 A.M. on the return date of 10/19/2010. This day is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline date by which you have to file the written appearance if you object to the petition. If you fail to file the written appearance by the return date, action may be taken in this matter without further notice to you. In addition to filing the written appearance, you or your attorney must file a written affidavit stating the specific facts and grounds of your objection within 30 days after the return date. IMPORTANT NOTICE The outcome of this proceeding may limit or completely take away the above-named person’s right to make decisions about personal affairs or financial affairs or both. The above-named person has the right to ask for a lawyer. Anyone may make this request on behalf of the above-named person. If the abovenamed person cannot afford a lawyer, one may be appointed at State expense. WITNESS, Hon. Denise L. Meagher, First Justice of this Court Date: September 22, 2010 Stephen G. Abraham Register of Probate

TOWN OF MILLBURY The Millbury Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 7:30 P.M. at the Municipal Office Building, 127 Elm Street to act on a Notice of Intent from Fadi El-Massih for work to re-develop site at 54 & 56 Canal Street, including relocation of existing gasoline filling stations, demolition of existing building and construction of new building with associated parking. Said work falls under the jurisdiction of the Wetlands Protection Act M.G.L. Chapter 131, Section 40. Donald Flynn Chairman

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TOWN OF MILLBURY The Millbury Conservation Commission will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 7:15 P.M. at the Municipal Office Building, 127 Elm Street to act on a Request for Determination of Applicability from Michael D’Alessandro for site work at 11 Herricks Lane. Said work falls under the jurisdiction of the Wetlands Protection Act M.G.L. Chapter 131, Section 40. Donald Flynn Chairman

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TOWN OF SUTTON CONSERVATION COMMISSION The Sutton Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, October 6, 2010, at 7:00PM, at the Sutton Town Hall, 4 Uxbridge Road, Sutton, MA. The purpose of this hearing is to review a Request for Determination of Applicability submitted to the Conservation Commission by Gretel Smith, Sutton, MA. The project consists of installation of drilled well to replace existing well, and installation of a water line from the new well to connect to the water line for the existing well, on Map 35, Parcel 47, for 381 West Sutton Road, in Sutton. This notice is publicized in accordance with the provisions of General Law Chapter 131, Section 40 commonly known as the Wetlands Protection Act, and the Sutton Wetlands and Riverfront District Administration Bylaw.

TOWN OF SUTTON CONSERVATION COMMISSION The Sutton Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, October 6, 2010, at 7:30PM, at the Sutton Town Hall, 4 Uxbridge Road, Sutton, MA. The purpose of this hearing is to review a Request for Determination of Applicability submitted to the Conservation Commission by Gloria Walsh, Shrewsbury, MA. The project consists of maintenance activities only: remove trees and brush, fill low spots and avoids, remove debris and rehabilitate spillway, on Map 30, Parcel 30, for 199 Mendon Road, in Sutton. This notice is publicized in accordance with the provisions of General Law Chapter 131, Section 40 commonly known as the Wetlands Protection Act, and the Sutton Wetlands and Riverfront District Administration Bylaw.

TOWN OF SUTTON CONSERVATION COMMISSION The Sutton Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, October 6, 2010, at 7:15PM, at the Sutton Town Hall, 4 Uxbridge Road, Sutton, MA. The purpose of this hearing is to review a Request for Determination of Applicability submitted to the Conservation Commission by Stephen Dunne, Sutton, MA. The project consists of removal of hazardous trees, primarily dangerously overhanging the residence, and are dead or dying hemlock, on Map 16, Parcel 9, for 64 Wilderness Drive, in Sutton. This notice is publicized in accordance with the provisions of General Law Chapter 131, Section 40 commonly known as the Wetlands Protection Act, and the Sutton Wetlands and Riverfront District Administration Bylaw.

TOWN OF SUTTON ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS TO ALL INTERESTED INHABITANTS OF THE TOWN OF SUTTON In accordance with the provisions of M.G.L. Ch. 40A, §11, the Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing at the Sutton Town Hall, on October 7, 2010 at 7:30pm on the petition of Robin Wallace for a variance from Sect. III(B)(3)(Table II) of the town’s bylaws for front and side setback relief for the construction of a retaining wall. The property that is the subject of this petition is located at 11 Tipcart Road, Sutton MA on Assessors Map # 7, Parcel # 37. The property is located in the R-1 Zoning District. A copy of the petition may be inspected during normal office hours in the Town Clerk’s Office located in the Town Hall. Any person interested or wishing to be heard on this variance petition should appear at the time and place designated. Richard Deschenes Board of Appeals Clerk

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MARC WILLIAMS IS THE OWNER AND HEAD PIERCER AT THE PIERCING EMPORIUM AT 400 SHREWSBURY ST. WORCESTER. WHAT’S IT LIKE TO BE MASTER OF THE NEEDLE IN WORCESTER? WELL, THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT WE WERE HOPING TO FIND OUT THROUGH THIS WEEK’S TWO MINUTES WITH… How long have you been piercing? 15 years

Where did you train/gain the most experience? I first did an apprenticeship under another body piercer. I then took a piercing seminar held by a very well known (at the time) piercing company called Gauntlet. They are responsible for making piercing what it is today by bringing it to the mainstream status it is.

How did you become interested in this trade? I had my eyebrow pierced for my first piercing and was taken back by how much I could change my body. I talked to the person that did the piercing, explaining how much I wanted to learn more. I asked if I could do an apprenticeship under him and he accepted.

What’s the biggest misconception of body piercing? Pain. Every one thinks it hurts tremendously to get pierced when in fact it does not. We all have needles

put under our skin every year when we go to the doctors or dentist. A piercing only takes one second and is quite painless when a trained professional is doing the piercing.

What’s the coolest piercing you’ve even done? There are so many to list. The most recent piercings that I have done that are cool would be; surface anchors on a finger and toe of the same woman, and a bunch of new style gem industrials.

What is the most popular place to pierce these days? The most popular piercings for the past 2 years would be the increase in nostril piercings.

Average age and gender of those coming into the shop these days? The range of age of people coming in is between 1535. 75% would be women.

Strangest place anyone has ever asked you to pierce The strangest place would be in between the toes and inside the

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elbow. Only strange because the body has a high percentage of pushing it out and would probably not heal.

Can you give our readers 5 signs of a good/quality piercer? Education and experience would be the first two important aspects of a piercer. A piercer without a really good education is going to be limited in what he can pierce and troubleshoot for problems with piercings. Patience would come next. Most people getting pierced are very nervous. Being an A.P.P. (Association of Professional Piercers) Member is a great

quality of a piercer. A.P.P. members are required to meet a specific criteria and will only pierce with the highest quality of jewelry. The fifth quality would be piercer/studio combined. A piercer is limited to what a studio can offer. If the studio does not offer high quality jewelry or have a large selection of jewelry he/she will be limited to what piercings he can do. A great list on how to choose a body piercer can be found at safepiercing.org.

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