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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.