Articles by Nick D'Andrea

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Stop yelling at the refs

By Nick D’Andrea I will open this up with full disclosure.  I am a sports official.  I won’t hide it and I am not ashamed of it.  Since I got that out of the way, let’s move on.   There has been a growing culture in sports, mostly at the…


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How I talked to my daughter post-election

By Nick D’Andrea Thinking in 3D It’s been a week since the election and I must say I am very disappointed in what I have seen and to be honest I have tuned out. I am not disappointed because I don’t agree with anything that is going on, but the…


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Long Weekend! Thank a Vet!

By Nick D’Andrea I am keeping up with tradition and posting a public thank you to military personnel that I have been lucky to come to know over the years.  Most of the words have stayed the same but my feeling towards the military have not changed.  Some people say…


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We need to correct ourselves

The election is over and I couldn’t be more relieved, but unfortunately this is not the end.  I used to be a political junkie.  So much so that I even ran for local office.  The atmosphere surrounding our recent election cycles has soured me on the whole process.  Every type…


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Decision 2016

  So you got fooled by the headlines.  It happens.  It has become the norm in main stream media that the headline has nothing to do with the substance (or lack thereof) of the article.  But I promise this will be more entertaining than what you have been reading about…


Time to let go

Recently I wrote a piece titled “Always say Goodbye” about the closing of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.  My wife Darcy (aka The Baseball Widow) shared her feeling on the matter as well and asked me to post on her behalf.  Hope you enjoy.   On Saturday afternoon, I took my…


Always say goodbye

Always say goodbye, because you never know if you will get the chance.  That happened to me this past weekend.   I used to travel a lot and in the spring my baseball umpiring duties force me to miss or reschedule some things, including attending mass.  On average I would say…



School Committee to Vote on new Superintendent

Tonight: Worcester school board set to vote on next superintendent WORCESTER – Faced with one of the board’s biggest decisions in seven years, most School Committee members have seen enough. They’re ready to vote for a new superintendent Monday night. Board members said Friday they’re confident the next school chief…