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New Acton Senior Center 'a long time coming'

Sharon Mercurio waited for this moment for seven years. Acton has waited much longer. "I love the space," Mercurio said of Acton's new Senior Center at 30 Sudbury Road, which officially opened Sept. 5. Mercurio is the director of Acton's Council on Aging, a job she's held for seven years, and that's

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-19 19:21:07

Acton Household Goods to honor founders

Household Goods Inc. will celebrate the mission and decades of work of founders Barbara and Ira Smith at a building dedication at 2 p.m. Sept. 27 as the organization formally names its building at 530 Main St. as the Barbara and Ira Smith Center. Household Goods has been providing a range of donate

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-19 14:51:02

Stow, Acton First Parish Church to host fair

The 148th annual Harvest Fair takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 7 at the First Parish Church of Stow and Acton, at 353 Great Road, Stow. A full lunch and snacks will be available, as well as FPC's apple pies and homemade baked goods and preserves. A variety of CDs, books and retro jewelry wi

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-19 14:35:00

Acton police reports: Sept. 8-14

Following are excerpts from the Acton public safety log for the period of Sept. 8-14. The log is public record and available for review. All persons are assumed innocent unless found guilty in a court of law. Friday, Sept. 8 7:39 a.m.: Police responded to Martin Street for a report of a train gate m

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-18 22:47:09

Hosmer House restoration exhibit in Acton this weekend

This weekend, the Acton Historical Society will show the public how it restored the 18th century Hosmer House in an exhibit called "Out of the Ashes," according to an Acton Historical Society press release. "In the 1970s," the release states, "Acton saved a community treasure when the Town deeded th

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-18 20:39:54

Acton Discovery Museums to host Speaker Series event

The Discovery Museums and First Connections, an Acton-based parenting resource group, will host Lawrence Cohen at 7 p.m. Oct. 4 at The Gallery at Villageworks, 525 Massachusetts Ave. Suite 200, West Acton, to discuss dramatic play, physical play and play to solve behavior problems. Attendees will di

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-18 19:57:48

Judge gives lighter sentence to Lowell man who shot friend by accident, then rushed him to the hospital

LOWELL -- In the moments after Benjamin Khammanivong accidentally shot his 19-year-old friend in the stomach last year, he faced a critical decision: protect himself, or save his friend's life. Khammanivong, 19, of Lowell, made a choice that may have spared him time in prison. On Tuesday, Superior

THEVALLEYDISPATCH.COM - 2017-09-19 20:41:16

Meow Meow Kitty Club to donate to Forgotten Angels cat rescue

The Meow Meow Kitty Club will present a check for roughly $850 to Westford-based Forgotten Angels cat rescue at 6 p.m. Sept. 23 at Bridges by Epoch, 108 Littleton Road, Westford. The presentation will take place during the shelter's adoption event. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have highlighted the de

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-20 16:30:00

Firefighter badly injured in fall; Department raising money for his family

Updated: 3:23 PM EDT Sep 20, 2017 Littleton's Fire Department is raising money to benefit a firefighter who suffered a serious neck injury over the weekend. Firefighter Scott Holt, a 13-year veteran and member of the state hazardous materials team, fell from a fire engine while working inside the

WCVB - 2017-09-20 19:23:00

The extraordinary life of Littleton's Grace Lindquist

The final part of a two part series on the life of Littleton resident Grace Lindquist. Alexander Silva asilva@wickedlocal.com @IndieEagleWL EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second in a two-part story on the life of Littleton resident Grace Marjorie Van Dam Lindquist. The Littleton Independent began inter

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-21 00:47:30

Littleton Firefighter Falls From Fire Engine, Seriously Injures Neck

LITTLETON (CBS) - A firefighter from Littleton is in serious but stable condition after he injured his neck while on the job. Firefighter Scott Holt fell from a fire engine while "performing routine tasks" inside the department's temporary headquarters" on Saturday, officials said. He was treated im

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2017-09-20 18:37:00

Fund drive started for injured Littleton firefighter

A Sun Staff report LITTLETON -- A firefighter suffered a serious neck injury after falling from a fire engine while performing routine tasks at the Fire Department over the weekend. Scott Holt, a Littleton firefighter for 13 years, is in "serious but stable condition" at a Worcester hospital, wher

THEVALLEYDISPATCH.COM - 2017-09-20 17:52:21

DA: Man's Body Found Off of Roadside, Investigation Underway

FILE Authorities are investigating the suspicious death of a man in Billerica, Massachusetts. The Middlesex district attorney's office say the man's body was found off of Concord Road around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday. Billerica police say Concord Road is closed in the area of Tech Park, and drivers are as

NECN - 2017-09-20 14:17:04

MAC Summer Concert Series concludes

The Maudslay Arts Center celebrated its Silver Jubilee 25th anniversary season with a lineup of concerts, culminating in "A Salute to Veterans" with singer-songwriter Don Campbell on Aug. 27. Approximately 250 people were in attendance as veterans and their guests were treated to a performance by Ca

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-20 19:14:42

HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: 11th annual Kicks For Cancer event

The 11th annual Kicks For Cancer soccer event will take place this Saturday at Concord-Carlisle. The event began in 2007 as a tribute to Lois Wells, a Concord resident who passed away after courageously battling cancer. A record 13 different games will take place over the course of the day. Tickets

BOSTON HERALD - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Death of man whose body found off road called 'suspicious'

The death of a man whose body was found in Billerica on Wednesday is being considered suspicious, officials said. Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Billerica Chief of Police Daniel Rosa said they are "investigating the suspicious death of an adult male" who was found at about 5:30 a.m. off

WCVB - 2017-09-20 14:28:00

Jennifer Ethem to walk in Perennial Walk and Ride to Thrive

On Oct. 1 breast cancer survivor Jennifer Ethem will walk 3.5 miles in the Perennial Walk and Ride to Thrive at The Healing Garden, 145 Bolton Road, Harvard. Along with her husband, Niyazi; children, Penelope and Elijah, ages 4 and 7, and a group of family and friends, Ethem's team, The Superhero Ph

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-20 14:00:00

BUILDING COMMUNITY: Patrons find more than just books at Maynard Public Library

Building Community is a year-long initiative to highlight aspects of the community that contribute to our sense of belonging and foster new connections. For more Building Community stories please go to the Building Community section of our home page. Holly Camero hcamero@wickedlocal.com @BeaconVilla

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-20 11:02:00

State Rep. Arciero donates AED to Recreation Department

State Rep. James Arciero, D-Westford, recently donated an Automated External Defibrillator device to the Westford Recreation Department for use by the Westford Youth Baseball and Softball Association during games at the American Legion ballfields located on River Street in Westford. The need for su

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-20 17:51:00

UMCW to host Trunk-or-Treat, chili cook-off

The United Methodist Church of Westford invites the greater community to wear their costumes and go trick-or-treating from car-to-car in the church parking lot from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 29 at 10 Church St., Westford. There will also be a chili cook off and games hosted by the youth group. The facility i

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-20 17:14:00