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  1. The History of the Sewing MachineRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Free Dictionary

    ... to patent it. In 1842, John Greenough patented the first sewing machine in the United States. Elias Howe , born in Spencer, Massachusetts, created his sewing machine in 1845, using a similar method to Hunt's, except the fabric was held vertically. ...

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  2. Tantasqua teacher, nurse recognized for saving student's lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    ... above and beyond the craft of teaching.” State Reps. Todd M. Smola, R-Warren, and Donald R. Berthiume Jr., R-Spencer, were on hand to give citations from the state House of Representative and the Senate, on behalf of Sen. Anne M. Gobi, ...

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  3. Savoring a calm before the Cape crowdsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 | Cape Cod Times

    ... its 81st year, the Centerville ice cream shop opened for the season Friday. And without the crowds, manager Andrea Spencer was using the down time to groom her new employees. "We haven't got any tourists yet," Spencer, a senior at Providence ...

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  4. Reverend Robert Lawrence receives lifetime achievement award from...Read the original story

    Thursday May 14 | University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

    ... the invocations at this weekend's four commencement ceremonies. Reverend Lawrence was presented the award by Wendy Spencer, who serves as CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). CNCS is a federal agency that administers ...

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  5. Pelchat, St. Peter defeat Nordquist for school board in SpencerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    Incumbent school committee member Kurt Nordquist lost his seat in Tuesday's annual town election, voters said no to two override requests and refused to make the treasurer/collector's position an appointed one. Mr. Nordquist was in a three-way race for two seats on the Spencer East Brookfield Regional School Committee.

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  6. Boulay ousts Fayard in East Brookfield selectman's raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    ... an independent feasibility study done to determine if it made sense for East Brookfield to break away from the Spencer-East Brookfield Regional School District either on a K-12 basis or Grades K-6 only. Also, East Brookfield favored two newcomers ...

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  7. FLEXcon Eliminates Drum Label Certification Process for Convertors...Read the original story

    Wednesday May 6 | ThomasNet

    ... and fabricators to engineers and designers developing products for existing and emerging markets. Headquartered in Spencer, Mass. the company has operations throughout North America and Europe with distribution worldwide. For more information, visit ...

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  8. Spencer voters OK budget, keep quorum at 100Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 7 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    ... A change to the town zoning laws approved at Thursday's session will allow for tattoo and piercing studios in Spencer's town center. The Zoning Board of Appeals would have jurisdiction to issue the permits, officials said. Some $376,301 was approved ...

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  9. Spencer voters OK budget, keep quorum at 100Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 7 | The Item Extra

    ... A change to the town zoning laws approved at Thursday's session will allow for tattoo and piercing studios in Spencer's town center. The Zoning Board of Appeals would have jurisdiction to issue the permits, officials said. Some $376,301 was approved ...

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  10. Spencer voters to decide on budget items, salaries, property salesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 5 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    A $17.7 million budget and 31 articles face voters as they head to the annual town meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Town Hall on Route 9. The warrant includes "fiscal housekeeping" articles to clear expenditures from the current fiscal year and balance the budgets with transfers. Voters will also, as they do every year, set the salaries for elected officials.

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  11. Officials wrestling with splitting school districtRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 4 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    ... Mr. Fayard said this review process cannot be accomplished with the snap of a finger. Aside from the cost factor, Spencer has to approve dissolving the district and the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education also must OK it. ...

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  12. Selectman faces challenger in East BrookfieldRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 3 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    ... only once in that period. There is just one other race for voters to decide. Three candidates are vying for two Spencer seats on the Spencer-East Brookfield Regional School Committee. The posts up for grabs are at-large seats, meaning East ...

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  13. Mark Conti: Team Bicycle Alley goes miles for charityRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 2 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    After a convincing conversation with Team Bicycle Alley member John Piscitelli, Karen Gregoire of Spencer jumped at the chance to ride in the seven-day Tour de Cure several years ago. The fundraiser to benefit the American Diabetes Association hit home with Gregoire, whose family has a history of the disease and whose best friend has had Type 1 diabetes since the age of 12. Gregoire and her daughter, Maegan Alarie, who was 20 at the time, showed up at the start of the 550-mile, week-long event with 25-pound-plus hybrid bikes.

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  14. Spencer selectmen won't bar Whitco's use of sidewalk to display merchandiseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 28 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    Selectmen told a local veteran they're not ignoring his complaints about a business owner who displays his wares on the Main Street sidewalk. But board members said Monday night that the sidewalk in front of Whitco is about 10 feet wide and that should be plenty of room for him to walk by the grills that are on display. 1 comment

  15. Debra TrainorRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 28 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    North Brookfield - NORTH BROOKFIELD - Debra L. Trainor, 53, formerly of Stoddard Rd., died Saturday, April 25 at Overlook Masonic Health Center after a seven-year battle with ALS . She is survived by her longtime fiance and caretaker, Bill Parker of Spencer; her daughter Kelly Trainor of West Hartford, CT; her parents, Adrienne and Everett Bumpus of Charlton; her brother, James Bumpus of Southbridge; her sister, Linda Froehlich of Charlton; and her nephews, Brian Froehlich Jr., Johnathan Froehlich, and Nathanial Mauke.

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  16. Spencer selectmen won't bar Whitco's use of sidewalk to display merchandiseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 28 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    Selectmen told a local veteran they're not ignoring his complaints about a business owner who displays his wares on the Main Street sidewalk. But board members said Monday night that the sidewalk in front of Whitco is about 10 feet wide and that should be plenty of room for him to walk by the grills that are on display. 1 comment

  17. Stiles Lake water will stay low for nowRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 27 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    The water level at Stiles Lake will remain low for the foreseeable future, meaning many waterfront residents likely won't be using their boats this summer. The lake, which includes property in both Spencer and Leicester, has been lowered as an alternative to costly repairs to the dam. 1 comment

  18. Several races, one ballot question for Millbury voters to consider in Tuesday's electionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 24 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    ... property tax limits. The debt exclusion would also need to pass at town meeting May 5 to be approved. Contact Susan Spencer at susan.spencer@telegram.com . Follow her on Twitter @SusanSpencerTG

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  19. John HopkinsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    John E. Hopkins, 91, formerly of Spencer, passed away on March 21, 2015 at his Keene, NH home after a brief illness. He was married for 65 years to Lucille Hopkins who passed away in 2010.

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  20. Norman Laliberte Sr.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    Spencer, MA - Norman Leo Laliberte, Sr., 85, from Spencer, passed away peacefully on April 2, 2015. He was the son of the late Frank & Oveline Laliberte.

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