Breaking News from Ashby MA

Find the latest Ashby MA News from the most up to date source on all headlines and breaking stories from around the world.

Massachusetts Gas Explosions Cost Utility More Than $1B

BOSTON (AP) — The natural gas explosions and fires in Massachusetts last September have cost Columbia Gas more than $1 billion. NiSource, Columbia’s parent company, said in a financial report filed this week that $757 million of that was for third-party claims against the utility, including property


Massachusetts man dies in snowmobile crash

WINHALL, Vt. — A Massachusetts man has died in a snowmobile crash in Bennington County. Winhall police said Steven Jenks, 48, of Shelburne, Massachusetts, was traveling with a group of snowmobilers Tuesday evening when he lost control of his snowmobile, went off the trail and hit a tree.


Massachusetts girl's flu-related death devastates dad

A father who recently moved to Massachusetts with his family is now grieving the loss of his young daughter who died due to flu-related complications. Sopheak Paak told CBS Boston his 4-year-old daughter Puthiraksmey fell ill last week. On Tuesday — when her temperature reached 99 degrees and the yo


Massachusetts enacts short-term rental tax

BOSTON – Property owners in Massachusetts, take note. The Bay State has a new law that applies state and local taxes to short-term rentals, or those that are more than two weeks in duration and less than 31 days.


In Ashby, a happy reunion

By Mina Corpuz mcorpuz@sentinelandenterprise.com ASHBY -- Kaiser the dog followed members of the Woollacott family around the house and played fetch in the backyard as if he hadn't been away for nearly a year. The five-year-old king shepherd went.


1 Dead In Tractor-Trailer Pileup On Massachusetts Turnpike In Blandford

BLANDFORD (CBS) – One person was killed in a crash in the bad weather on the Massachusetts Turnpike early Thursday morning. It happened in Blandford in western Massachusetts around 2:40 a.m.


Eight months later, missing Massachusetts dog found in Maine

ASHBY, Mass. - An Ashby family thought they had lost their beloved dog, Kaiser, when he disappeared last summer. But last week, a miracle happened, when they found the German Shepherd in Maine.


Massachusetts residents arrested in Vermont drug raid

ST. ALBANS, VT. — Four Springfield, Massachusetts residents are facing criminal charges after St. Albans police found about 170 bags of heroin and 18.5 grams of crack cocaine during a court-ordered raid, authorities in Vermont said.


REPORT: Wilmington Has Healthiest Housing Market In Massachusetts, 7th Healthiest In Country

WILMINGTON, MA — According to a recent study financial tech company SmartAsset, Wilmington has the healthiest housing market in Massachusetts and the 7th healthiest housing market in all of the United States.


Louisiana Teacher Pleads Guilty To Trying To Lure Massachusetts Girl For Sex

BOSTON (AP) — A teacher from Louisiana has pleaded guilty to trying to persuade an 11-year-old Massachusetts girl into having sex and sending her sexually explicit photos. Federal prosecutors say 25-year-old Logan Procell pleaded guilty Wednesday to coercion and enticement of a minor and transfer of


Massachusetts Driving Test One Of Most Difficult In Nation, Study Says

WALTHAM (CBS) – Passing your driving test in Massachusetts is no easy accomplishment. A new study by Siegfried & Jensen, a personal injury law firm in Utah, found Massachusetts has the second hardest exam to pass in the country. The study looked at requirements, costs, written exams and road tests i


Man from Massachusetts sentenced to 35 years in prison for murder of Oakfield man

HOULTON, Maine (WABI) A man from Massachusetts has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for killing an Oakfield man. Prosecutors say 23-year-old Marcus Asante shot 31-year-old Douglas Morin, Jr. nine times.


Townsend selectman charged in assault

AYER -- Townsend Selectman Cindy King was arraigned in Ayer District Court Tuesday on one count of assault with a dangerous weapon, one count of assault and battery on a family member and four counts of intimidation of a witness.


Massachusetts city agrees to clean up pollution it’s been sending into Connecticut River and Long Island Sound

Raw sewage released by the City of Holyoke, Mass., has been flowing down the Connecticut River and into Long Island Sound for decades, but that kind of pollution will now be halted under a federal consent decree agreed to by the city.


Jaffrey man indicted on aggravated sexual assault charge

A Jaffrey resident has been charged with sexually assaulting someone while she slept. Elijah Fogg, 18, was indicted late last month in Cheshire County Superior Court on a charge of aggravated felonious sexual assault.


How much snow did we get? Snowfall totals for Feb. 20, 21 in Massachusetts

Light snow fell across Massachusetts overnight on Thursday, coating many towns and cities with around 1-2 inches of snow. The most snow appears to have fallen in Essex County, where communities saw up to 3 inches of snow.


The Biggest Treasure Sites in Massachusetts

Massachusetts is a place that hides many treasures that should be world-wide known by now. Treasure hunting enthusiasts should definitely visit certain locations in Massachusetts at least once in a lifetime and try their luck with these places. The treasure legends in Massachusetts are numerous, ver


Airport hopes for smooth landing on runway plan

FITCHBURG -- A plan to rebuild one of the Fitchburg Municipal Airport's runways and close another will save money and increase the amount of land the airport can lease for development.


Cars damaged by ice from truck in Gardner and Spencer

George Barnes Telegram & Gazette Staff @georgebarnestg — GARDNER - After a car windshield was hit with ice that flew off a tractor-trailer Thursday morning on Route 2, police are reminding motorists to clear snow and ice from their vehicles before hitting the road.


Update: Winchendon driver charged with 3rd OUI after his truck crashes into home

WINCHENDON — Police received a call about a pickup truck into a house at 175 Glenallen St. at 4:17 p.m. Tuesday. Witnesses said the driver of the truck crossed the line into the opposite lane and hit a snowbank, then went airborne into the side of the home.