Jury to hear road-blocking case
LEOMINSTER - Three defendants accused of setting up cinderblocks on Interstate 190 have elected to have a jury trial in Fitchburg District Court, according to Leominster District Court records.
Christopher D. Everbeck, 21, of 48 Richardson Drive, Fitchburg, Matthew Goguen, 22, of 125 Boutelle St., Fitchburg, and Nathan M. Gray, 26, of 49 Center Road, Shirley, were on the docket yesterday in Leominster, according to records.
All three men face charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (concrete blocks), malicious destruction of property worth more than $250, and placing an object on a public way, records said.
Leominster native's film honored
A film produced by Leominster native Colleen F. Murphy has won another award.
"Glacier Bay - For Better or Worse?" won best dramatic short film at the Lake County Film Festival last week in Lake County, Ill.
The 28-minute movie, about an older couple bickering and reminiscing during a confirmation party, depicts the husband's suffering with Alzheimer's disease. It stars Jim Noble, who appeared on the 1970s television series "Benson," and Dorothy Bryce, a seasoned film and stage actress. Ms. Murphy, who co-founded the Open the Gate Productions company with Mr. Noble, plays their niece.
Ms. Murphy, a graduate of Assumption College in Worcester who has a psychotherapy practice in Connecticut, took up acting when she was 30.
The film has also won awards at film festivals in Hollywood and Chicago.