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Many locks failed in Lowell schools

No Published CaptionSun staff photos can be ordered by visiting ourSmugMugsite.LOWELL -- A study that found a "remarkable" number of work orders for broken doors in Lowell Public Schools has some School Committee members concerned about district safety."When we talk about school safety one of the si

LOWELL SUN - 2018-08-18 10:34:52

Blood Links Serial Burglar To House Break-In: Tewksbury Police

TEWKSBURY, MA — A man arrested forthree house breaksaround town in 2011 is now facing charges related a 2017 break-in after police said blood found in the home matched that of the suspect. Charges were submitted last month into Lowell District Court for Edward Flynn, 54, of Boston, police said Frida

PATCH - 2018-08-17 16:51:57

Ayer man accused of sexually assaulting child at NH campground

Dale Earl Cole, 65, of Ayer, Massachusetts, is facing three counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault of a victim under 13 years of age.

BOSTON25NEWS.COM - 2018-08-16 20:04:43

'I'm not going to let anything get me down:' Woman speaks about surviving bear attack in home

Rogers, who was already in a wheelchair, is still recovering from life-threatening injuries; the animal sliced her cheek and scalp and fractured her neck. Rogers also lost her left eye.

WMUR.COM - 2018-08-18 00:06:00

Wilmington Man Charged With Attempted Arson Of Wilmington Group Home

WILMINGTON, MA — State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey, Wilmington Fire Chief Joseph McMahon, and Wilmington Police Chief Michael Begonis announced Thursday that James Colozzi, 50, of Wilmington, has been charged with attempting to set fire to the group home where he lived at 8 Parker Street.

WILMINGTONAPPLE.COM - 2018-08-17 03:56:41

Author Event, Music Theater: Events On The Sudbury Calendar

Bridges by EPOCH at Sudbury will host Community Open Houses on select Thursdays and Saturdays in August. Date and times include Thursday, Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 10 a.m. to noon. Come tour our brand new memory care community, meet our dement

PATCH - 2018-08-18 13:00:00

Somerville School Calendar 2018-19: First Day Of School, Vacation

SOMERVILLE, MA — The first day of school in Somerville is August 29 — and whether you and the kids are looking forward to the new school year or are dreading the end of summer, you'll want to mark the date on your calendar ASAP. The Somerville School District has released its 2018-2019 calendar for

PATCH - 2018-08-17 17:16:43

Alleged driver of SUV that dragged trooper is caught in Fitchburg

The driver, believed to be a 27-year-old Fitchburg resident, was located on South Street at about 6 p.m. Friday evening and has yet to be identified.

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2018-08-17 23:04:31

Many failed locks in Lowell schools

"When we talk about school safety one of the simple things is a door. Does a door lock in the building?" said Mayor William Samaras. "If we don't have that -- to talk about other things -- why bother?"

THEVALLEYDISPATCH.COM - 2018-08-17 21:41:45

'Route 128 Bandit' Gets Prison For 10 Boston Area Bank Robberies

Paul B. Landrum, known as the "Route 128 Bandit," because he was accused of knocking over multiple banks in communities along the Rt. 128 corridor, was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock to 57 months in prison and three years of supervised release.

PATCH - 2018-08-16 21:27:19

Chicken Hitched A Ride In Westford, Needs A Home

WESTFORD, MA – Police in Westford are looking for someone to take a chicken off their hands. The bird hitched a ride with a dump truck working a construction project in town and now needs a home.Police are asking any locals with coops to consider taking the chicken. Anyone interested is urged to cal


Chelmsford School Calendar 2018-19: First Day Of School And More

CHELMSFORD, MA — The first day of school in Chelmsford is August 29 — and whether you and the kids are looking forward to the new school year or are dreading the end of summer, you'll want to mark the date on your calendar ASAP. The Chelmsford School District has released its 2018-2019 calendar for

PATCH - 2018-08-17 17:26:18

Burlington Mall covets 9 additional liquor licenses

BURLINGTON – As new restaurants continue to pop up in Burlington more often than not, the demand for more liquor licenses is always a prevalent topic of conversation.Simon Property Group, owner of the Burlington Mall, recently appeared before the Board of Selectmen to earn an endorsement for a place

HOMENEWSHERE.COM - 2018-08-17 13:20:00

Police: Billerica man killed in Lowell crash was fleeing

LOWELL — A Billerica man in his 30s was killed in a violent two-car crash in South Lowell after fleeing from a police cruiser attempting to pull him over for a registration violation early Wednesday night, authorities say.A preliminary investigation suggests the man was driving a Volkswagen Jetta in


Free Family Concert At NARA Park

ACTON, MA — The NARA Park amphitheater is hosting a free family concert on August 23 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The band Loose Connections is headlining the show.The amphitheater has lawn seating so anyone attending should bring a lawn chair or blanket. Refreshments will be available for purchase.I

PATCH - 2018-08-17 18:16:51

Marlborough Primary Election Guide 2018

MARLBOROUGH, MA—The state primaries take place on Tuesday, Sept. 4, for all parties, with candidates vying for a slot on the Nov. 6 mid-term election ballot.

PATCH - 2018-08-17 15:53:24

Man Dies in Crash After Fleeing Police in Lowell

A man died Wednesday after fleeing police in Lowell, Massachusetts, according to authorities.


Tiny Home In Sudbury Going For $499,900

Address:4 Confidence Way, Sudbury, MassachusettsPrice: $499,900Square Feet: 840Bedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 1 BathsBuilt: 1971Features: Perfect opportunity to expand, renovate, or take down and build new!. 3 BEDROOM COTTAGE / 2 CAR GARAGE ON 2.51 level acres WITH 4 BEDROOM SEPTIC recently installed. Proper


Dog Found Abandoned, Dying With Corn Cob Lodged in Intestine

Twix, a 4-year-old pit bull mix, was found vomiting and dehydrated along Route 28 near Blue Hills Reservation in Milton.


Fruitlands, Devens museums among this week's Free Fun Fridays venues

This is the eighth week in the Newton-based foundation's summer series, and this year marks the 10th anniversary of Free Fun Fridays with 100 venues participating in this statewide, signature program. The foundation’s $6.2 million investment in this summer program has enabled no-cost admission for m

WICKED LOCAL - 2018-08-17 00:00:00