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Community rallies around family after fatal Braintree fire

Braintree is rallying around a local family that suffered a house fire on Sunday night, which claimed the life of 46-year-old Colin Gray, Jr., a longtime prep cook at Braintree House of Pizza. A GoFundMe.com campaign, titled "The Gray Family Fund," has raised over $3,000 from nearly 40 donations wit

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-11-22 00:29:19

Police chase down goat on Washington Street in Braintree

Police in Braintree were on hand after a goat ran into traffic on Monday. The incident, which was reported in a Facebook post Monday evening, happened on Washington Street near Braintree's border with Holbrook and required a "mutual-aid response," according to police. Braintree Animal Control Office

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-11-21 23:08:08

Improvements planned for Braintree Legion Building

The town council has approved $765,000 to upgrade the American Legion Post, a former one-room schoolhouse. BRAINTREE - The longtime home of the town's American Legion post will be getting an upgrade. On Tuesday night, the town council approved a total of $765,000 in Community Preservation Act money

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-11-22 05:54:55

Braintree man charged with murder in Dorchester homicide

DORCHESTER -- A Braintree man is charged with murder in connection with the death of a Dorchester man last week. Thomas Frank Isaac, Jr., 21, of Braintree is scheduled to be arraigned today in Dorchester District Court on charges of murder, armed home invasion and armed robbery. At about 2:51 p.m. o

PATRIOT LEDGER - 2017-11-21 17:26:55

Police look for man wanted in connection with Braintree break-in

Police in Braintree are asking the public for help identifying a man wanted in connection to a breaking and entering on Hall Ave. The Braintree Police Department's Facebook page said the man, seen in three photos wearing a Boston Red Sox hat and a New England Patriots sweatshirt, should turn himself

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-11-21 22:46:43

Braintree firefighters among those honored at Firefighter of the Year awards

Three firefighters from Engine 3 earned one of the fire service's highest honors for their harrowing rescue mission atop a 100-foot water tower last December. Scaling a 100-foot water tower in frigid conditions, plucking a dying man from a flame-covered balcony and sawing a path through dense woods

PATRIOT LEDGER - 2017-11-21 20:41:15

Braintree mayor wants a year's ban on marijuana production facilities

The proposal would ban recreational marijuana sales but would give the town a year to consider the question of allowing production facilities. Fred Hanson The Patriot Ledger @Fhanson_Ledger BRAINTREE - Mayor Joseph Sullivan favors a ban on retail establishments for recreational marijuana but wants


Braintree names new substance abuse coordinator

Marilyn Frano. the new substance abuse coordinator, has worked in Weymouth and Stoughton. Patriot Ledger staff BRAINTREE - Marilyn Frano has been appointed the town's new substance abuse prevention coordinator, Mayor Joseph Sullivan announced. Frano brings to the job more than a decade of experienc


Northville Central School hosts Thanksgiving feast

For The Recorder NORTHVILLE - Every year for more than 40 years students at Northville Central School District have celebrated Thanksgiving with a feast. Over the years, the program has evolved from seniors preparing a meal for kindergartners and delivering it to their classrooms to a full-blown cel

RECORDERNEWS.COM - 2017-11-22 08:00:00

A special kind of dinner

Arelene Rambush, left, Northville High School Principal Kyle McFarland, center, and Elementary Principal Tammy Reidell, right pose for photo before carving the turkey for the Thanksgiving dinner during the school's "Kindergarten Feast" event on Tuesday. (The Leader-Herald/Briana O'Hara) NORTHVILLE -

LEADER-HERALD - 2017-11-23 08:00:00

Businesses ready for holiday shoppers

This year after family and friends celebrate a day of thanks, they can then make their way to local shops and businesses for both Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, which gives local shoppers time for Christmas shopping and maybe sneak a gift or two for themselves. In the village of Northvil

LEADER-HERALD - 2017-11-23 08:00:00

State Police: Gloversville man charged with child porn

Capture.JPG GLOVERSVILLE< (WRGB) State Police have arrested a Gloversville man, accused of possessing child pornography. Police say 23 year old Justin Lehr admitted to possessing the material on a computer and usb drive. He's due back in court at a later date. Capture.JPG GLOVERSVILLE< (WRGB) Sta

WRGB - 2017-11-22 16:48:51

Stories salve for a tragedy that claimed a loving mother and her daughter

CORINTH - It just took one phone call, and Tonya Slimmer would zoom over to Corinth Central School to pick up any of her kids if they were sick. And school nurse, Donna Briner, had six of the eight Slimmer children visit the office from time to time. "She'd do anything for those kids," Briner said a

POST-STAR - 2017-11-23 02:30:00

Candlelight vigil held for family that died in fire in Corinth

corinthvigil.PNG CORINTH -- Dozens of friends and family gathered outside the home on Main Street in Corinth where Tonya Slimmer and her daughter Briaunna died in a fire on Monday. Officials say they died from smoke inhalation. They lit candles and said prayers in unison for the family. People also

WRGB - 2017-11-22 19:55:33

Person who started Corinth may never be known, services scheduled

CORINTH - Corinth Fire Chief Andy Kelley clarified statements made on Tuesday about the origin of the fire that killed a mother and daughter. According to the preliminary documents by state and county fire investigators, the fire started in the bedroom of the elementary school-age children and is li

POST-STAR - 2017-11-22 21:35:00

Milton officials. residents discuss options for Boyhaven property

MILTON, N.Y. >> The town of Milton had its third public meeting Monday night for residents to learn more about the town's purchase of the Boyhaven property and to offer feedback and input as to how they would like to see the property put to use. Boyhaven, located between Route 29 and Middle Grove Ro


Forsyth Schools approve redistricting map

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. - After months of deliberation, public feedback and a potential lawsuit, the Forsyth County Board of Education approved its final redistricting map Nov. 14. Chairwoman Kristin Morrissey cast the lone dissention vote. Just a day before, a group called the Citizens for Common Sense

NORTHFULTON.COM - 2017-11-22 08:00:00

Alpharettan Wesley Williams arrested for child solicitation

LILBURN, Ga. - Alpharetta resident Wesley Baylock Williams, 53, was arrested the night of Nov. 20 at a Lilburn city park where he thought he was going to pick up a 14-year-old girl he met through his computer. Instead, Williams was the one picked up by Lilburn police as part of an operation by the G

NORTHFULTON.COM - 2017-11-22 08:00:00

Business leader quells rumors about farmers market demise

ALPHARETTA, Ga. - John Ray has had a busy week. The president of the Alpharetta Business Association says he has been putting out fires, trying to quiet some of the confusion over whether the popular Alpharetta Downtown Farmers Market is being forced to find a new home. That won't happen, Ray said.

NORTHFULTON.COM - 2017-11-22 08:00:00

Ethics panel dismisses charge against Milton organization

MILTON, Ga. - The case against a Milton organization under investigation for campaign ethics violations has been dismissed. Milton resident Francia Lindon filed the ethics complaint against the Milton Coalition in July claiming it constituted a group of more than one person and that it had violated

NORTHFULTON.COM - 2017-11-22 08:00:00