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Westboro

More theft charges filed against city man

WESTBORO - More charges have been filed against a Worcester man already accused of stealing $500 worth of meat from a local grocery store and jewelry from an Adams Road home.

Police Chief Al Gordon announced yesterday that additional complaints have been filed in Westboro District Court in connection with the theft from Stop & Shop on Lyman Street and a break-in of a house on Mill Road.

Schuyler D. Gibson, 28, of 39 Vernon St., Worcester, has been charged with breaking and entering in the daytime and larceny of more than $250 in the burglary of a home on Mill Road April 8. A television, computer and jewelry were stolen. Witnesses reported seeing a white Pontiac parked near the house and the television being loaded into it.

Mr. Gibson was charged earlier this week with stealing an estimated $448 worth of packaged meat from Stop & Shop April 14 and with stealing jewelry from a home on Adams Street April 22.

Police identified David A. Flagg, 68, of 32 Houghton St., Worcester, as the driver of the getaway car - a 1992 white Pontiac - in the theft of meat from Stop & Shop. Mr. Flagg has been charged with larceny of more than $250 and with being an accessory before and after the fact.

Both men are to appear in Westboro District Court at a later date.

Region

Super-sized full moon will light Cinco de Mayo

In between watching the 138th Kentucky Derby and celebrating Cinco de Mayo

this evening, you may also wish to enjoy viewing a super-sized moon, best viewed at the horizon near sunset.

And if a moonbeam wakes you Saturday night, you might want to get out of bed and take a look. This month's full moon is a super moon, as much as 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than any other full moons this year, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Science News.

The scientific term for the phenomenon is perigee moon. Full moons vary in size because of the oval shape of the moon's orbit. The moon follows an elliptical path around Earth with one side (perigee) about 31,000 miles closer than the other (apogee). Full moons that occur on the perigee side of the moon's orbit seem extra big and bright.

Scientists said this will be the case Saturday at 11:34 p.m., when the moon reaches perigee. One minute later, the moon will line up with Earth and the sun to become brilliantly full. The timing is almost perfect, according to NASA.

According to NASA, the best time to look is when the moon is near the horizon. For reasons not fully understood by astronomers or psychologists, low-hanging moons look unnaturally large when they beam through trees, buildings and other foreground objects. On Saturday, this moon illusion will amplify a full moon that's extra-big to begin with.

New Braintree

Selectman's race on town election ballot

NEW BRAINTREE - Voters will decide a race for a seat on the Board of Selectmen when they go to the polls for the town's annual election Monday.

Incumbent Selectman Robert E. Hunt is facing a challenge from Howard G. Ziff, whose late wife, Margaret Ziff, served on the board for a dozen years. Mrs. Ziff died last year.

Polls at the Town Hall, 20 Memorial Drive, are open from noon to 8 p.m.

Gardner

Damaged transmitter causes power outage

GARDNER - Approximately 2,200 businesses and households were without electrical power for 90 minutes or so yesterday afternoon

because of a damaged transmitter. A spokeswoman for National Grid said the outage was reported at 1:38 p.m. yesterday. All customers had power restored by 3 p.m. Power was also out in parts of Hubbardston and Westminster.

Leominster

Mazzarella, Antonioni among Brown endorsers

LEOMINSTER - Along with the endorsement of Mayor Dean J. Mazzarella yesterday,

U.S. Sen. Scott Brown picked up endorsements from former long-time Democratic state Sen. Robert A. Antonioni, a Leominster lawyer, and two former Democratic state representatives.

"Sen. Brown was a colleague of mine in the state senate. I've known him a long time," Mr. Antonioni said. "He brings a great balance to the state - an independent voice, and for a Republican, that's a big deal. I consider him a friend."

Mr. Antonioni said he thinks Mr. Brown would stand up for the people of Central Massachusetts "in a way that some of the Democrats in Washington can't."

Besides Mr. Mazzarella, an Independent, and Mr. Antonioni, Mr. Brown received endorsements yesterday from former Democratic state representatives Arthur Broadhurst of Methuen, and Geoffrey D. Hall of Westford.

Mr. Brown met with Mr. Mazzarella and Mr. Antonioni at City Hall.

Mr. Mazzarella said he has come to appreciate Mr. Brown's "independent spirit and bipartisan outlook."

"He approaches each issue on the merits, with an open mind, and has a proven record of getting things done for Massachusetts," the mayor said.

Worcester

Budget info session set for School Committee

WORCESTER - The School Committee's Standing Committee on Finance and Operations will hold a budget information session at 7 p.m. Wednesday at North High School. The School Committee's budget deliberations will be at 4 p.m. June 7 and 21. All three meetings are open to the public.

Worcester

Benefit set for man killed in hit-and-run

WORCESTER - Friends and family of a Worcester man, struck and killed recently by a motorist, will hold a benefit to raise money for his headstone from 5 to 7 p.m. tomorrow at Sky Lite Roller Skating Center, 648 Park Ave.

Corey Cane, 23, of Worcester, was the victim of an apparent hit-and-run fatality Jan. 3 on Route 19 in Wales. No arrests have been made in the case. Mr. Cane is survived by a daughter, Anaya Rose Cane; his parents, Wayne A. Cane of Worcester and Joan M. Cane of Southbridge; a brother, Nathan A. Cane of Worcester; two sisters, Katrina J. Stoliker of Boylston and Tracy L. Cane of Springfield; two nephews, many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids under 10. Boston Red Sox tickets and gift baskets will also be raffled to raise funds. Donations can also be made to: Citizens Bank, c/o Marguerite Rooney, 539 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury, MA 01545. Checks should be made payable to Katrina Stoliker and "In Memory of Cory Cane" should be written in the memo area.

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