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LOVE IN LOSS -- Easton group supports young widows for Valentine’s Day

EASTON — It was Tanya Johnson's first Valentine’s Day without her husband, Michael. He was a bubbly person, she said, and always helping others. Each Valentine’s Day, he would make her feel special, although he did that most days of the year, she said.


Traffic stop leads to arrest of Brockton man on firearm and drug charges

A traffic stop for speeding Wednesday afternoon in Milton led to the arrest of a Brockton man after officers found 135 grams of marijuana, more than $2,000 in cash, and a large capacity firearm in his car, officials said.


5 things to do in Easton this week

1 Comedy Night. Saturday, Feb. 16, 7-11 p.m., Easton Country Club, 265 Purchase St., South Easton. Fundraiser for Iron Tigers Robotics Team of Oliver Ames High School, featuring comics Al Park and Sean Sullivan. Tickets $35. There will be raffles and silent auction items. For information: eastonrobo


Stoughton’s Ahavath Torah Congregation, Easton’s Temple Beth Emunah to hold breakfast

Ahavath Torah Congregation in Stoughton and Temple Beth Emunah in Easton will announce their new, combined Brotherhood at a breakfast at 10 a.m. March 10 at the Congregation, 1179 Central St.


Upcoming events at Ames Free Library

“There is no problem a library card can’t solve.” – Eleanor Brown. Browse the collection of books, large-print materials, magazines, newspapers, audio books, database resources, DVDs and music suitable for all ages and interests. All library programs are at Queset House, 51 Main St., Easton, unless


Easton says no to high school parking fees

EASTON — Should public high schools charge their students for parking?. Many in southeastern Massachusetts already do, collecting annual fees for access to their campus parking lots. In suburban Canton, high schoolers pay $200 per year for a space to stow their car. In nearby Norton, students get th


Easton developer to open boutique with his daughter

EASTON —The daughter of developer David Howe is scheduled to open a boutique at 150 Main St. next month, expanding the businessman's large presence in the once-sleepy town center.


Driver Got Dinner After Fatal Hit-And-Run: Prosecutor [Patch PM]

Welcome to Friday's Patch PM. Here are the top headlines from across the Massachusetts Patch network. Details of the crash that killed longtime area educator Allison Donovan were discussed during the Norwood man's arraignment this morning.


Fall River man convicted of raping pre-teen relative

FALL RIVER - A 31-year-old Fall River man was convicted last week of raping his pre-teen close family member on numerous occasions and sentenced to serve 15 to 17 years in state prison, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III announced.


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


Easton Lions preparing for charity auction

The Easton Lions Club is preparing to hold its 33rd annual charity auction. Two featured items are currently n display in town. In the lobby of the North Easton Savings Bank’s Main Street branch is an antique butcher block donated by David Ames from the Governor Ames’ Estate. The butcher block was m


Easton resident wins piano competition

Reagan George, of Easton, recently placed first in her division and was named overall winner of the HuiMin Wang Youth Concerto Competition. As overall winner, she will perform with the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra at its family concert in March. In addition, she received an SSC scholarship and pe


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.


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.


Easton Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead

EASTON, MA — Here's your local weather forecast for the coming weekend, as reported by Darksky. Mostly cloudy starting in the evening. Overcast throughout the day and windy until evening.


Police arrest pair from Fall River, Randolph with ties to Boston-area gangs

FALL RIVER — Two men with ties to Boston-area gangs were arrested by local and state police on drug trafficking and assault charges Wednesday evening. According to a press release from the Fall River Police Department, the arrests of Tyre J. Wade, 27, of Fall River, and James Mendes, 27, of Randolph


Hockomock Film Festival now open for entries

The 2019 Hockomock Film Festival recently announced it is now open for entries. The festival is an annual film making competition open to students ages 14 to 18 residing or attending school in the towns of the Hockomock Sports League: Attleboro, Canton, Easton, Foxborough, Franklin, Mansfield, Milfo


Leaking roof, electrical problems prompt closure of Pawtucket fire station

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — Reports of poor drainage, a leaking roof and electrical issues have prompted the city of Pawtucket to order the temporary closure of Fire Station 3. "The conditions inside Station 3 currently, are poor at best," fire union president Scott Giroux wrote in an email to Eyewitne


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.


Town of Randolph hosts Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations

The town of Randolph held its Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations on Jan. 27 at Stetson Hall. The event led by town councilor Katrina Huff-Larmond and the organizing committee featured a panel discussion on King, poetry and a video presentation.