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Fields project OK'd in Ayer, but Shirley rejection stops it

The Ayer Shirley Regional School District's ambitious $7.1 million high school athletic fields project was stopped dead in its tracks Tuesday night, as voters in Shirley rejected a Proposition 2 1/2 debt exclusion to fund that town's portion of the work.

LOWELL SUN - 2018-12-12 02:10:33

Shirley family driven out by rats is home again

SHIRLEY -- A family driven out of the house by a rat invasion a few weeks ago is home again. The Calderwoods -- Eric, Lindsay and their three children -- stayed with relatives while dealing with the pest problem at their Deer Avenue house. Now, with the rats evicted, they've moved back in.

LOWELL SUN - 2018-12-12 12:00:11

Pedestrian seriously injured after being hit by vehicle in Fitchburg

FITCHBURG, Mass. - A pedestrian was seriously injured in Wednesday evening after being hit by a vehicle, the Fitchburg Fire Department says. According to officials, a call came in at around 5:30 p.m. for a person struck in the area of 439 John Fitch Highway.

BOSTON 25 NEWS - 2018-12-12 23:42:27

Prisoner's lawyer seeks $75,000 from city of Lowell over police cellblock attack

LOWELL -- A high-profile lawyer who has sued the city before is representing the man who was punched by a civilian detention attendant, a 2016 incident captured by cellblock surveillance cameras.

LOWELL SUN - 2018-12-12 22:43:49

MA Doctor Charged In Patient's Opioid Death

DRACUT, MA – A Massachusetts doctor whose patient died of an overdose in 2016 has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, Attorney General Maura Healey said. Richard Miron, 76, who has a practice in Dracut, has also been charged with 23 counts each of illegal prescribing of controlled substances

PATCH - 2018-12-11 20:49:00

Leominster woman dies after rolling car, getting struck twice crossing I-190

WEST BOYLSTON - A Leominster woman has been identified as the victim of a fatal pedestrian accident on Interstate 190 early Sunday morning. According to state police, Smarlyn Pamela Reyes, 19, of Leominster, was driving a 2008 Infiniti on I-190 northbound Sunday, about 2:20 a.m., when, for reasons s

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2018-12-11 13:19:01

Framingham Man Wins $1 Million In Scratch Off Game

FRAMINGHAM, MA- Daniel Gerard of Framingham was nothing but smiles holding his $1 million winning ticket. The winning game was the '200X' instant game that he bought from New Capital Farm Convenience, on Boston Post Road in Marlboro. Gerard is now the 44th $1 million prize winner in the game.

PATCH - 2018-12-12 15:10:00

Fentanyl, Cocaine Trafficking In Chelmsford Indictments: DA

CHELMSFORD, MA – Three cases with ties to Chelmsford are among the latest round of indictments in Middlesex County. District Attorney Marian Ryan on Monday announced indictments handed down between Sept. 26 and Nov. 20.

PATCH - 2018-12-11 19:12:00

Ayer, Shirley voters to weigh in on high school field project

With the Ayer Shirley Regional School District poised to launch a proposed $7.1 million high school athletic fields project next year, voters in each member town will be asked to their taxes to pay for it.

LOWELL SUN - 2018-12-10 11:35:05

Body of Firefighter Christopher Roy returns to Worcester after fatal blaze

The body of Worcester Firefighter Christopher Roy has returned to the city where he served the public and lost his life. Roy, a 36-year-old father and Shrewsbury resident, died from injuries sustained while battling a blaze in a three-story Lowell Street apartment building on Sunday morning in Worce

MASSLIVE.COM - 2018-12-10 21:14:24

DA: Man indicted on murder charge in death of woman whose body was found in trunk of burning car

WORCESTER, MASS. (WHDH) - A Northborough man was indicted Monday on a murder charge in connection with the death of a Sterling woman whose body was found in the trunk of her burning car in Hope Cemetery, Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early announced.

WHDH.COM - 2018-12-11 13:57:58

Pedestrian killed in West Boylston identified as 19-year-old Leominster woman

A pedestrian who was struck by two vehicles and killed on I-190 in West Boylston early Sunday morning has been identified by police as 19-year-old Smarlyn Pamela Reyes, of Leominster.

BOSTON GLOBE - 2018-12-10 21:39:03

Here’s why a Vermont man put up a giant, illuminated middle finger sculpture on his front lawn

For drivers traveling on northwestern Vermont’s Route 128 through Westford, it’d be hard not to notice a rather outsized, impolite gesture. But don’t worry, Ted Pelkey says the 700-pound wooden middle finger sculpture on his front lawn isn’t for them. Rather, Pelkey says the sculpture — which sits o

BOSTON GLOBE - 2018-12-10 15:32:23

Sports complex moving forward in Leominster

LEOMINSTER -- A proposed multi-use sports complex at the high school, which has been years in development, appears to be moving forward after city officials say plans for the project are nearing completion.

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2018-12-11 20:24:55

Nashua Crime Sweep: Prostitution, Meth, Heroin Charges

NASHUA, NH — Five individuals arrested in the latest Nashua Granite Shield crime sweep face charges including prostitution, selling heroin and methamphetamine possession. The sweep was conducted last week. Granite Shield is a state-funded police program targeting opioid distribution.

PATCH - 2018-12-11 18:30:00

Cambridge Teen Indicted By Grand Jury On Murder Charges

CAMBRIDGE, MA — Five people were indicted by a Middlesex Grand Jury for crimes that were reported to happen in Cambridge recently, including a 17-year-old Cambridge resident charged with murder. The indictments were handed down between September 26 and November 20.

PATCH - 2018-12-11 16:50:00

Leominster Woman Identified as Victim of Fatal Hit-and-Run in West Boylston

WEST BOYLSTON – The Massachusetts State Police have identified the woman killed in a hit-and-run early Sunday morning on I-190 in West Boylston. According to MSP, Smarlyn Pamela Reyes, 19, of Leominster, was heading northbound on I-190 operating a 2008 Infiniti when she lost control of her vehicle a

THISWEEKINWORCESTER.COM - 2018-12-10 16:46:00

Lowell man found guilty of Pelham man's drug death

A Lowell man has been convicted for selling a fatal dosage of fentanyl to a 25-year-old Pelham man, officials said. According to investigators, William Luna, 45, traveled from Massachusetts on June 20, 2017, to supply Nicholas Wells with fentanyl a few hours before his death.

EAGLE-TRIBUNE - 2018-12-10 14:03:00

Leominster woman struck, killed Sunday on I-190

WEST BOYLSTON -- A Leominster woman has been identified as the victim of a fatal pedestrian accident on Interstate 190 early Sunday morning. According to state police, Smarlyn Pamela Reyes, 19, of Leominster, was driving a 2008 Infiniti on I-190 northbound Sunday, about 2:20 a.m., when, for reasons

LOWELL SUN - 2018-12-10 17:55:26

Fitchburg church giving city something to look back on

FITCHBURG -- When residents open up a time capsule the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church helped fill and bury 250 years from now, they will get a sense of the city's shared history with the church and how the city has changed.

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2018-12-09 14:16:26