Fire Displaces Seven Residents--Wednesday March 30, 2011

Fitchburg acting Fire Lt. James Marabello carries out a dog that he rescued from a multi-family home at 139-141 Charles Street in Fitchburg, Wednesday evening. The dog belongs to Carole Olivienca, who was also rescued by two Fitchburg residents. Seven residents were displaced.

"Annie" Dress-Rehearsal--Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Ayer-Shirley Middle School students as "orphans" get cleaning props off-stage during a dress-rehearsal of their spring performance of "Annie."

Fitchburg State University Track Practice--Monday, March 28, 2011

FSU senior Matt Moulo, 22, of Stoneham practices throwing the discus at Elliot Field. He has already qualified for the NCAA championships this year.

FSU athletes run during track practice at Elliot Field.

Sen. Scott Brown at Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce--Friday, March 25, 2011

Senator Scott Brown (center) speaks in a private meeting with local small business owners before during a Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce event at the Colonial Hotel in Gardner. At left is Jim Bellina, president and CEO of the Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce, and at right is Gardner Mayor Mark Hawke.

Jim Bellina, president and CEO of the Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce, and Attorney and Gardner City Solicitor John Flick during a private meeting where small business owners met with Senator Scott Brown.

Senator Scott Brown speaks in a packed room at the Colonial Hotel in Gardner. Gardner Mayor Mark Hawke can be seen in the crowd seated looking on at right.

Run--Thursday, March 24, 2011

A man runs down Main Street in front of Fitchburg City Hall.

S&E Specialty Polymers--Thursday, March 24, 2011

Lab Technician Greic Freitas works in the ISO 17025:2005 accredited lab at S&E Specialty Polymers in Lunenburg which makes specialty plastic compounds. This accreditation allows the company high quality control of their products and a foundation for consistent manufacturing, which shows their commitment to the plastics industry.

A ribbon blender machine that blends a variety of ingredients to make a specialty plastic compound.
Duane E. Shooltz, Chief Operating Officer of S&E Specialty Polymers in Lunenburg, displays expanding black core plastic pellets that will be used for automotive side molding.

First full day of spring brings a full day of snow--Monday, March 21, 2011

A pedestrian avoids walking on a snow-covered sidewalk along Main Street in Fitchburg.

Snow showers cover bushes along Main Street in Fitchburg as a pedestrian walks her bike along the sidewalk.

Florida--Monday, March 21, 2011

It's back to work today, but I figured I'd post a few pics from my recent vacation to Florida...

Neptune Beach

 "it's a small world" Disney World

 Disney World

 Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier

Flagler Beach

movie theater building at Daytona Beach

Neptune Beach

Zumba Gold for Elderly--Thursday, March 10, 2011

Mae Tabora, 83, of Leominster (front right) follows dance steps by instructor Kim Caveney, 52, of Fitchburg while participating in a Zumba Gold class at the Leominster Senior Center.

Nashoba Regional High School Bomb Threat--Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Nashoba Regional High School students stand off of Forbush Mill Road by the Bolton DPW after evacuating the school after a bomb threat was called in. Classes were canceled for the rest of the day and the students were bused to their homes. No device was found after two searches of the school were made.

Students make their way to the buses after evacuating from the school.

Rockwell Pond Dam--Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Flooding--Monday, March 7, 2011

Rodney Morley walks in his flooded basement at his home at 42 Columbia Avenue in Fitchburg after a consistent rainfall overnight and warm temperatures on Monday that caused the melting of snow.

 Leominster firefighters, from left, Rob Dimarzio and Scott LaPrade assist a vehicle that became stuck after trying to drive down a flooded Commercial Road in Leominster.

A Jeep drives through a flooded section of John Fitch Highway in Fitchburg.

A lone shopping cart sits in the flooded parking lot of John Fitch Plaza in Fitchburg.

SHINE Initiative Conference--Friday, March 4, 2011

Keynote speaker Dr. Boris Lorberg, Medical Director of Transition Adolescent Intensive Residential Program in Worcester, talks during a SHINE Initiative conference titled "Voices for Change: A Mentally Healthy Campus for All," at Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner.

Division 1 Quarterfinal Game--Thursday, March 3, 2011

North Middlesex's Mark Schulze leaps for a shot while Shepherd Hill's Tim Bouchard tries to block during Thursday night's Central Massachusetts Division 1 basketball quarterfinal game in Townsend. North Middlesex to the win over Shepherd Hill with a final score of 83-59.

 North Middlesex student fans raise their arms during a free-throw.

North Middlesex's Kevin Marciano (left) and Shepherd Hill's Tyler Anderson dive on the floor for possession of the ball.

North Middlesex student fans rush onto the floor to celebrate with players after their 83-59 victory over Shepherd Hill.

Green Eggs & Ham--Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Kid's City preschoolers, from left, Jose Abreau, 3, of Fitchburg and Aaron Hachey, 3, of Fitchburg try green eggs and ham in celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday.

Fitchburg vs. Wachusett--Monday, February 28, 2011

Fitchburg beat Wachusett in Monday night's Division 1 high school playoff game with a final score of 77-61.

 Fitchburg's Quinton Perkins soars for a dunk.

Fitchburg's Quinton Perkins throws down a dunk.

Ice--Monday, February 28, 2011

Ice clings to trees off of Oak Hill Road in Fitchburg after a day of sleet turned into freezing rain.

Dress Rehearsal--Monday, February 28, 2011

St. Bernard's High School senior Danielle McPhee wears her "Booba" costume for a dress-rehearsal of Snappy's Happy Half-Hour.

The head for the costume of the dog "Ruffles" during a dress-rehearsal of Snappy's Happy Half-Hour at St. Bernard's High School in Fitchburg.