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How I talked to my daughter post-election

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 fact of the matter is that people are saying some hateful things unprovoked and unwarranted and it flat out makes me sad. The big question over the past week is…

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Long Weekend! Thank a Vet!

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 that my appreciation to the military is sometimes over the top, my response that is “No it is not!, I can’t thank them enough” Our military deserves our support, right…

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We need to correct ourselves

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 of media has destroyed the political process so much that nobody even knows what the issues are.   We only have ourselves to blame and we need to correct ourselves…

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Decision 2016

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 the election, because in all actuality this has to do with my family’s decision for 2016…….Our Banana Split results.   Last year we decided instead of buying four ice creams…

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Time to let go

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 girls to church not realizing that this particular Saturday would be the last time I sat in the pews of this beautiful church we have called our parish (for myself…

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Always say goodbye

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 I attend mass 45 out of 52 weeks of the year.  I was a parishioner at Our Lady of Mount Carmel. I did not get to say goodbye to the…

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Burncoat Middle Robotics team raising funds for World Competition

Burncoat Middle Robotics team raising funds for World Competition

Burncoat Middle robotics team seeks $ to compete in world meet WORCESTER – A handful of Burncoat Middle School students are readying for the challenge of their young lives, but first they must raise the money to follow their dream.Five eighth-graders will board a bus bound for the 2016 VEX Robotics World Competition, being held April 20-23 in Louisville, Kentucky.

School Committee to Vote on new Superintendent

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 is among the four candidates they’re considering for the job: Norrback Avenue School Principal Karrie J.

Pezzella Makes Safety Recommendations for Worcester Schools

Pezzella Makes Safety Recommendations for Worcester Schools

Safety equipment upgrades, more police officers recommended for Worcester schools WORCESTER – The district’s school safety liaison and a special advisory committee advises implementing several recommendations from a recent independent audit of the district’s safety systems, including upgrading school security hardware and adding two police liaison officers.Robert Pezzella also suggests changing the title of his current position from school safety liaison to director of school safety and communication.