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Attention Teachers: NIE is now accepting enrollments for free classroom newspapers for the upcoming school year. Check out our website (scroll to bottom of page and click on NIE) for an on-line enrollment form and a peek at what we have lined up for series.

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The Scripps National Spelling Bee is this week in Washington, DC. Our local winner, Shivani Angappan, has survived the prelimaries with a perfect score! She will be in the semifinals which will air Friday on ESPN at 10 AM. The final bee will be shown live on ABC Friday night at 8 PM. Go Shivani!


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TEACHER of the YEAR Essay Contest: Students are encouraged to submit an essay nominating a teacher who has touched their lives in a special way. Grades 3-8 are invited to participate. Three judging grade based categories awarding winners a NEW BIKE and teachers with classroom supplies. Check out the Sentinel & Enterprise for more information.


VALENTINE BLOCK SALE TONIGHT: Call the Sentinel & Enterprise at 978-343-6911, extensions 232, 233, 234 between 5:00 - 6:00 PM. Only 1 certificate will be sold per call. Gift certificates are available on a first come, first serve basis. Only credit card payments will be accepted. Nothing will be sold before 5 PM.


VALENTINE BLOCK SALE FUNDRAISER FOR NIE: Pick up Thursday's Sentinel & Enterprise for a chance to purchase $50 gift certificates to local businesses at a discount. In the mood for dinner at The Outback Steakhouse? How about a massage at New Outlooks Salon? Or maybe you need to order some flowers for your loved ones at The Windmill Florist? Only $35 for the first callers between 5:00 - 6:00 PM.


Fundraiser for NIE: Valentine Block Sale. Watch for ads leading up to February 4th block sale. Purchase $50 gift certificates for only $35. Some gift certificates included are Cristina's Restaurant in Leominster, Sean Patrick's restaurant in Lunenburg, and Mia Bella Salon and Spa in Leominster.


Learning for Lunch drawing winner - Mrs. Bunish, Northwest School. Congratulations!


The next drawing for the Learning For Lunch contest is January 10th. Be sure to send in your drawing slips found on the back of your wrapper. Sponsored by Workers' Credit Union.


The teacher's guide for Afloat on the Erie Canal is great! Loaded with activities and information to be used in the classroom. Contact [email protected] for a copy that can be emailed to you.


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“What a joy in escape rooms that people actually stop and listen and say, ‘What does that mean?’” she said. “We get to see live the reactions that people have to our experiences … I’ve always enjoyed getting reactions out of people and I get to do that all the time by running our games. It’s definitely validating and satisfying.”

Thank you Trea Lavery for the interview and coming to play The Dollhouse!

P.S. Oh, I knew escape rooms would be cool! But like many others I was daunted by them unsure if I would be of any help! Of course, escape rooms are designed for groups of people with a variety of skills, some that they didn't even know they had!

MEET OUR DEEP BEAUTY WRITERS: Bonnie J.Toomey is a columnist for the Sentinel & Enterprise in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, whose stories, essays, and poems have been featured in various periodicals. She leads writing workshops for children and adults and has taught composition and interdisciplinary studies at Plymouth State University. Bonnie’s essay “What Is Love” is included with 40 others in the Woodhall Press anthology "Deep Beauty: Experiencing Wonder When the World Is on Fire," now available in stores and online,; for more information,

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The much anticipated new police station will get an extra boost from the state as the city begins the planning and development stages. In October 2019, I was successful in securing $200,000 in the state’s supplemental budget for the Leominster Police Department in Leominster, Massachusetts for the costs associated with building a new police station.

Originally built in 1959, the station is 17,000 square feet and is in need of many renovations and repairs in order to optimize the space. The new station will be 30,000 square feet which will fix many of the problems within the station.

Public safety has always been a priority of mine. It is important for our law enforcement officers to have the necessary resources to provide safety to the public. The City of Leominster is breaking grounds on a new police station for the officers to perform their duties. The men and women deserve at least that when they put on the uniform to protect us. I am proud to be able to work closely with the Mayor and the state to secure this amount to assist with the commencement of the project.

“The City of Leominster is excited for the new police station to be moving forward. This $200,000 will help toward land acquisition and site development. It is another example of Senator Tran promoting and advocating for the priorities of his district,” said Mayor Dean Mazzarella, a veteran of the Leominster Police Department for ten years.

“I want to thank Senator Dean Tran of Fitchburg for his continued support of law enforcement, especially the men and women of the Leominster Police Department. I specifically want to thank the Senator for securing the earmark that will go toward the future site of the Leominster Police station on Central Street,” Chief Aaron F. Kennedy

Thank you to my friend Mayor Mazzarella for uplifting the morale of our brave men and women in this challenging time. I will do everything I can to be part of this effort and thank you to Chief Kennedy and his department for providing the utmost public safety to the City of Leominster.

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A busy morning for me before jumping on several video conference calls.

I had the pleasure of donating medical masks and presenting a check to Neddy Latimer and The Spanish American Center, Inc.located in Leominster, Massachusetts in the amount of $10,000 from the earmark that I secured in the FY2020 budget. Thank you for providing social, health, educational, and cultural needs to the communities in my district especially to the homeless population.

I'm proud to be able to donate medical masks to the New Life Spanish Christian Church/Iglesia Cristiana Hispana Nueva Vida located in Fitchburg, Massachusetts that will be opening its services this evening. I'm also glad to be able to do the same for the Fitchburg MA Senior Center and Joan Goodwin for their preparation when the center is allowed to be open.

This is the best part of my job, that is, to be able to serve and provide for the communities that I serve.

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, and + ally Lavender Elizabeth Darcangelo raised the roof at anniversary and for No Wo Co Pride with her amazing voice. Now trending on Instagram and Twitter thanks to Rufus Gifford, local First Parish Church of Fitchburg puts Community of Fitchburg on the map on BBC News, Good Morning America, Sentinel & Enterprise, and other news outlets.
"Attending his oldest granddaughter's high school graduation, he had his "light bulb moment". An older man, an active teacher who appeared to be in his 80s, was giving out awards. As he describes the moment, "I thought that could be me."

[Oliveria] has always loved . His grandfather, who also lived on Lundberg Street, had a collection of history books that 12-year-old Oliveria inherited on his grandfather's death. He read them all. His decision to apply to UMass Lowell worried some family members because of he would be taking on. However, he went ahead with his plan. He applied and was accepted in September 2016.

With help from university staff, he was able to transfer many of his earlier credits from Fitchburg State University and Northern Essex Community College. These credits allowed him to graduate in two-and-a-half years. Not everything transferred, however. For example, a course in data processing from the 1970s was not accepted.

UMass Lowell History Department could not ask for a better spokesperson. "I loved the kids in my classes. I loved every professor. And I loved every class I took," Oliveria says. "I am thrilled that I did. It was one of the best decisions I ever made," he adds.

Asked how he would encourage younger people to study history, he says, "I wouldn't. I would tell them to study something they love." He's fairly certain that most students studying business do not love it. If prospective college students are worried about the utility of a history degree, Oliveria says they should not. "The corporate world is looking at history majors with new interest. A told our class that the way history is taught now you have to research, ferret things out, and write reports," he says. "These are all useful skills in the corporate world."

Because Oliveria has his bachelor's degree and is taking graduate education courses, he has a provisional and has started applying for jobs. He can also add volunteer work in the school system this spring to his resume. Although family members were skeptical when he first broached the idea of going to college, "they are beginning to come around," he says.

Recently, his father looked at him and said, "I see it now. Now you have hope."

By Prudence Brighton
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In case you missed last night’s results, check out this coverage of yesterday’s Annual Town Election from the Sentinel & Enterprise.