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Asking for Help: The United Way in Acton and Boxborough

This is the first in a series of stories about community resources available to those in crisis and may not know where to find help. In this story, we interview Rachel Sagan, executive director of the Acton-Boxborough United Way. Sagan, who recently won the John R. Heerwagen Award for non-profit Lea

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-11-24 16:34:09

Acton Minutemen: Celebrating Acton's Colonial Past

Acton Minuteman Captain Steve Crosby may reside in Newburyport, but that isn't where he grew up. "I lived my whole childhood in Acton," Crosby said "I like to tell people all the places I lived in Acton: Minutemen Ridge, Patriots Hill, Revolutionary Road...there was a theme there." Crosby said he jo

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-11-24 20:20:26

MetroWest Business Digest for Saturday, Nov. 25

SeaChange to announce financial results SeaChange International, of Acton, will announce its fiscal 2018 third quarter financial results at 5 p.m. Dec. 6 after the market close and will host a conference call to discuss those results at 5 p.m. that day. The company's press release will be posted on

METROWEST DAILY NEWS - 2017-11-25 08:01:00

Guest Commentary: Our future needs help now

Acton and Boxborough residents - residents, parents, grandparents, nonparents - all need to be aware that some children are not being given equal access and opportunity in our schools. We need to remedy this situation, as I am certain that no one wants this to continue in our towns. We need you to a

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-11-24 17:18:29

Peer support group in Stow to help people de-clutter

For some, there is no clear path. At least 5 percent of the general population has too much stuff cluttering their homes and their lives. Hoarding, a disorder involving the compulsive acquisition and accumulation of items, often with no apparent value, coupled with the inability to throw out or othe

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-11-24 21:10:31

Celebrate the holidays in Maynard and Stow

Spend time with friends and neighbors this holiday season as Maynard and Stow gear up to celebrate. Buy unique gifts Holiday Gift Sale: ArtSpace is hosting a Holiday Gift Sale from 5 to 8 p.m., Dec. 1, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dec. 2, and noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 3 at ArtSpace, 63 Summer St. Presented by the a

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-11-24 20:54:38

Maynard selectmen discuss tax rate

Maynard selectmen voted to maintain the town's split property tax rate, but to lower the ratio of commercial property tax rate to residential from 1.33 to 1.32, a recommendation from the Board of Assessors. Chief Tax Assessor Angela Marrama and Tax Assessor Steve Pomfret provided a detailed review o

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-11-24 20:02:03

Future dairy farms gets an en-light-ening experience

LANCASTER - For Uilleam Harper, giving back to the community is nothing new. But this 11-year-old Luther Burbank sixth-grader will be getting a bit of a reward this time. Uilleam will get to turn on the lights at Lancaster's tree lighting ceremony, Friday, Dec. 1. Uilleam has been showing dairy cows

TELEGRAM.COM - 2017-11-25 11:00:00

TripAdvisor's Top Picks For Cheshire

CHESHIRE, CT - Thanksgiving weekend is finally here. If you've had your fill of turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes, you might want to get out of the house. But you don't have to go far to find something fun to do. Here are TripAdvisor's top picks near your town.

PATCH - 2017-11-24 14:00:00

Cheshire Places in Top 10 of Final Field Hockey Poll

Last weekend's three state field hockey championship matches were all exciting, with just a one-goal margin deciding each contest. That closeness carried over into the final coaches poll of the season, with three different schools receiving first-place votes. Class M champion Daniel Hand garnered si

PATCH - 2017-11-23 17:30:00

Cheshire Resident Celebrates Grandparents' Day At Sacred Heart

HAMDEN, CT - (Contributed press release): Sacred Heart Academy recently held its ninth annual Grandparents' Day, sponsored by the Office of Mission Advancement. Sophomores invited their grandparents to campus for the morning and together they enjoyed breakfast, songs from the recent musical, Chitty

PATCH - 2017-11-23 14:00:00

Fire Destroys Home In Cheshire

CHESHIRE, CT - A vacant home was destroyed in a Tuesday night fire that also damaged a neighbor's house, according to the Meriden Record-Journal. The Record Journal reports the fire, which occurred at 1379 Cheshire Street, is under investigation by the fire marshal. The neighbor's garage caught fire


Business Sewer Costs To Increase Under Cheshire Plan

CHESHIRE, CT - The town is mulling a plan to increase sewer rates for business customers, according to the Meriden Record-Journal. Currently, businesses contribute a greater percentage of the load than they pay in revenue, with residential customers bearing the heaviest burden. Under the new plan, s


Fire destroys vacant home in Cheshire; cause under investigation

CHESHIRE - The fire marshal's office is investigating the cause of a Tuesday night fire. Shortly before 8:45 p.m., firefighters responded to a structure fire at 1379 Cheshire St. Firefighters found the vacant home fully engulfed in flames on the first and second floors and fire coming from the neigh


Naugatuck Police Find 2 Men Sleeping In Car, One Is Charged: PD

NAUGATUCK, CT - Naugatuck police say they responded to Walmart for a suspicious motor vehicle complaint at 7:36 p.m. on Nov. 20. When officers' arrived they found two men sleeping in a vehicle, police said. When the officers interviewed Kurt Drew, 32, of Funston Avenue, he gave a false name, police

PATCH - 2017-11-24 17:00:00

Waterbury Police investigate homicide after double fatal crash

Police say a Volvo sedan hit a utility pole in Waterbury on Tuesday, knocking out power, before crashing into the home. No one inside the home was injured. Related: Officials identify two dead in Waterbury crash The vehicle's occupants, identified as 22-year-old Clarence Lewis and 20-year-old Antoni

WTNH.COM - 2017-11-24 17:56:47

Shop Small: Spending money here at home is good for our community

Well, it's here. Thanksgiving was Thursday and yesterday was "Black Friday," a day that some dread and others welcome with anticipation. We know some of our readers were out shopping on Friday and took full advantage of the bargains available in Texarkana stores. Others stayed far away from the traf

TEXARKANA GAZETTE - 2017-11-25 01:40:34

Little revenue to fix streets in Arkansas

A city official recently made clear how little funding is available to spend on Texarkana, Ark., streets. Public Works Director Jeff Whitten told a Nov. 14 meeting of the Joint Texarkana Community Committee that all the resources now available to him would pay to replace only a few miles of roadway

TEXARKANA GAZETTE - 2017-11-25 05:54:12

Area children can write to Santa Claus

Main Street Texarkana and the Texarkana Gazette are sponsoring Letters to Santa for area youngsters. "Letters to Santa" gives children a chance to write to Santa and get a letter back. Santa's Express Mail box can be found in the lobby of the Gazette and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through

TEXARKANA GAZETTE - 2017-11-25 05:54:01

Delay not bad, director reasons

The delay of a feasibility study to determine if the water level could be raised on Wright Patman Lake could be a positive thing, according to Liz Fazio Hale, executive director/CEO of Riverbend Water Resources District. "I'm not surprised," she said of the pause in the study being performed by the

TEXARKANA GAZETTE - 2017-11-24 04:24:57