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DIVISION 1 TRACK: MVC rules as Lowell boys, Andover girls win titles

ROXBURY – As the defending Div. 1 state champions, there was going to be a lot of pressure from teams trying to knock Lowell off the podium. Unfortunately for those teams, they will need to wait another year as Lowell used a mid-meet rally to clip the field, clinching its second consecutive indoor t


Despite significant snow this week, western Massachusetts is still behind for the season

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Earlier this week we picked up around 4 inches of snow but we're still running behind for where we should be for this time of year. So far, we've picked up 23.5 inches of snow. On average we usually have around 33 inches of snow by now. But there is still plenty of t


Regatta Players to uncork comedy 'Drinking Habits' Feb. 15 in Shrewsbury

Richard Duckett Telegram & Gazette Staff @TGRDuckett — SHREWSBURY — Two nuns at a nunnery have been also been running a winery to help keep the convent's doors open in American playwright Tom Smith's comedy "Drinking Habits."


Truck Driver ID'd for Ice Chunk That Injured Girl on Interstate 495 in Andover, Massachusetts

The truck company and driver responsible for injuring a 6-year-old girl when a large piece of ice flew off a tractor-trailer and hit the windshield of the vehicle she was riding in on Interstate 495 in Massachusetts was identified on Friday, according to state police.


Trump may have his first 2020 Republican challenger with former Massachusetts governor

Washington (CNN)Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld said he's launching a presidential exploratory committee to run in 2020 as a Republican. "I hope to see the Republican Party assume once again the mantle of being the party of Lincoln. It upsets me that our energies as a society are being sapped by


Corrections officer accused of driving drunk, crashing into Leominster home

LEOMINSTER, Mass. - A local corrections officer is being charged with operating under the influence of alcohol and smashing his truck into a home in Leominster. Police say Christopher Bomengen, 27, of Leominster, was placed under arrest for OUI and operating to endanger after he slammed his truck in


Here are the best restaurants in Massachusetts, according to AAA

AAA has announced its 2019 list of best restaurants nationwide — and several of the top-rated establishments are located right here in Massachusetts. Here’s a look at the local restaurants that got Five Diamonds, which is the highest rating AAA awards.


Massachusetts Supreme Court dismisses Nagog Pond case

Concord won a small victory in the ongoing dispute with Littleton and Acton over usage of Nagog Pond last week, when the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court dismissed a complaint filed by Littleton.


WPI's Conneilly back from Albania

WORCESTER -- Erin Conneilly of Pepperell, a member of the class of 2020 majoring in biochemistry and computer science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, was a member of a student team that recently completed an intense, hands-on research project through the WPI project center in Albania. The projec


Drunk Driver Side-Swipes Cruiser, Tow Truck in Hit-and-Run: New Hampshire State Police

A New Hampshire State Police cruiser and tow truck were responding to a motor vehicle stop when they were side-swiped in a hit-and-run crash by another vehicle driven by an alleged DWI driver.


Viviano ties program scoring mark as Blue Knights trounce Assabet

Connor Viviano will have a chance to set a record the next time his skates hit the ice. The Lunenburg/Ayer Shirley forward tied the co-op record held by Danny Baldino, scoring twice in a 4-1 victory over Assabet Wednesday at Navin Rink in Marlboro. Viviano now has 135 points heading into Monday's re


AG: Massachusetts Couple Charged With Sex Trafficking at Salem Brothel

A Massachusetts couple is facing charges for allegedly trafficking women for sex at a Salem brothel that served as a front for human trafficking and money laundering, according to the attorney general's office.


Pepe's pizza opening second location in Massachusetts

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) - Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana is spreading the pizza love by bringing its famed New Haven-style pizza to a second location outside of Connecticut. Pepe's is bringing it's famous New Haven-style pizza to a second location in Massachusetts.


Resort Employee Facing Charges in Alleged Rape at Great Wolf Lodge

A Massachusetts resort employee is facing charges in connection with the alleged rape of a teenager at Great Wolf Lodge in Fitchburg. Darren Ngabe, 23, of Fitchburg, was arraigned Wednesday in Fitchburg District Court on charges of rape and indecent assault and battery on a person over 14, according


Three Lowell residents facing fentanyl trafficking charges

LOWELL -- Three Lowell residents arrested Thursday on fentanyl trafficking charges were arraigned in Lowell District Court Friday. Glenn Burns, 46, Glenn Vigeant, 53, and Tracy Vigeant, 47, were arrested after police searched their apartment at 225 Branch St. on the second floor.


Where UFOs have been reported in western Massachusetts

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Massachusetts residents reported 65 UFO sightings to the National UFO Reporting Center in 2018. So far this year, about a dozen UFO sightings have already been reported.


Several injured, shooter apprehended at Aurora, Ill., manufacturing plant

Multiple people have been injured at a manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois, on Friday and a shooter has been apprehended, authorities said. Officers responded to reports of an active shooter at the Henry Pratt Company, the city announced just after 2 p.m. CST.


Massachusetts man sentenced to state prison for child rape

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to state prison for raping a 5-year-old girl. The Telegram & Gazette reports 26-year-old Ryan Button, of Leominster, was sentenced Wednesday to 8 to 10 years in prison.


Massachusetts Democrats look to school President Trump on US Constitution, oppose national emergency declaration

Massachusetts lawmakers spoke out Friday against President Donald Trump’s decision to declare a national emergency at the United States’ southern border with Mexico, arguing that the action is unwarranted and unconstitutional.


Leominster erupts for 100 points, clinches postseason berth

LEOMINSTER -- The locker room was silent post-game. Eerily silent. Almost too silent for a team that just popped in 100 points and clinched a berth in the postseason. You know, that kind of silent.