‘Town News’ News

Dear Readers, It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden and untimely death of SMN’S owner, Dr. James Barbato, on December 30, following a brief illness. Jim had been the owner of Sterling Meetinghouse News since 2014. Those that have worked with Jim...

Autism doesn’t define a person

JerseyBrownCrop by Albert Jersey When I was in preschool, I never thought Kathleen Brown would help me to achieve the goals that I believed were impossible. But she knew how to connect with me, despite my autism. With that connection, my potential to achieve the impossible...

Channel 8 Community Updates December 12, 2017

SLCT_20171212_thumb Sterling Lancaster Community Television Channel 8 Community Updates – December 12, 2017 Featuring an interview by Lex Thomas, editor of Sterling Meetinghouse News, with SMLD Manager Sean Hamilton.

Tran wins Senate race

15f08a0b by Lex Thomas Republican Dean Tran, who has served as councilor-at-large in Fitchburg since 2006, has won the Senate seat vacated by Jennifer Flanagan in the special election held on December 5. Flanagan resigned as state senator for the Worcester and Middlesex District in August...

Annual census forms

The annual census forms will be in mailboxes during the last week of December. Return the form(s) to Town Clerk, 1 Park St, Sterling, MA  01564, by February 1. Forms may also be dropped into the box in front of the Butterick Municipal Building, or...

Channel 8 Community Updates November 28, 2017

LexSterlingPD_TFT_20171128 Sterling Lancaster Community Television Channel 8 Community Updates – November 28, 2017 Featuring interviews by Lex Thomas, editor of Sterling Meetinghouse News, with Pat Fox for Sterling’s Neighbor to Neighbor program, and the Sterling Police Department for their Toys For Tots drive.

State Senate Election

Tuesday, December 5 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Houghton Elementary School, 32 Boutelle Road For more information, contact Town Clerk’s Office 978-422-8111, ext. 2307

American Folk Art on exhibit in Sterling

Diane5b by Lex Thomas When artist Diane Ulmer Pedersen began painting in the American folk art style, she had no idea that it would become her preferred style, bringing her both recognition and enormous satisfaction. “Back in the ‘70s, I was working in an antique and...

Channel 8 Community Updates October 31, 2017

SLCT_CU_thumb1 Sterling Lancaster Community Television Channel 8 Community Updates – October 31, 2017 Featuring interview by Lex Thomas, editor of Sterling Meetinghouse News, with the North Central Massachusetts Habitat for Humanity.

Local resident wins HMEA Advocacy Award

Pat Lynch1 by Jamie Chase Galvin On October 12, Sterling resident Patricia Lynch was awarded the 2017 Advocacy Award for her extensive and tireless work with Horace Mann Educational Associates (HMEA). Founded in 1982, HMEA has a long history of providing services for children and adults with...