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5 things to do in Easton this week

1 Family Movie Matinee: “Mary Poppins Returns.” Saturday, April 20, 2-4:10 p.m. Queset House, 51 Main St., North Easton. “Mary Poppins Returns.” Take a blanket or pillow to make yourself comfy, and take your own nut-free snack if desired. Free. For information: 508-238-2000, amesfreelibrary.org.


10 Big-Ticket Events Coming Up Near Easton

EASTON, MA — New and exciting events are coming to the Easton area all the time. Whether you're looking to attend a concert or sporting event, theater performance or magic show, Patch's partnership with TicketNetwork has you covered. Here's your weekly roundup of the top big-ticket events coming up


No races on next week’s ballot in Easton

Town elections are next Tuesday, April 23 and though no races are contested this spring voters could be choosing some new elected officials. In the Board of Selectmen race, there are two seats up for grabs. Chairman Dottie Fulginiti is seeking reelection but incumbent David Mills chose not to run fo


Norton town meeting sides with solar farm opponents

NORTON -- It's back to the drawing board when it comes to regulating solar power in town. A strong turnout of residents voted almost unanimously at a special town meeting Wednesday to overturn a bylaw, just approved in January, that allowed for solar farms in cranberry bogs.


Easton Pan-Massachusetts Challenge to hold kids ride

The Easton Pan-Massachusetts Challenge Kids Ride will be held from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. April 27 at Parkview School, 50 Spooner St. The ride is one-hour long around three pre-set loops based on age and ability. The event also includes special appearances such as the Red Sox mascot, entertainment pro


Leak Discovered In Bristol County Water Supply

BRISTOL-WARREN, RI — The Bristol County Water Authority announced earlier this week that a leak has been discovered in the East Bay pipeline, which carries water from the Providence Water Supply Board. At this time, the water quality is safe and residents can continue to use it, and there is not a w


Man seriously injured in Easton motorcycle crash

A man in his mid-20s was flown by medical helicopter to the hospital after his motorcycle collided with an SUV Saturday afternoon, April 13. Around 2:30 p.m., Easton fire and police officials responded to the intersection of Turnpike Street (Rt. 138) and Foundry Street (Rt. 106) for a crash involvin


Fire breaks out inside barn in Whitman

WHITMAN — A fire broke out inside a barn on a large farm property Thursday afternoon. The Whitman Fire Department responded to a report of a fire at 856 Auburn St. about 2:20 p.m. A deputy fire chief struck a second alarm shortly after, triggering a larger response.


Rapper failed to show for concert because he was arrested out of state, police say

BOSTON — Boston police are investigating after a brawl broke out outside the House of Blues on Lansdowne Street. Rapper Kodak Black was scheduled to perform two shows at the House of Blues, but he never appeared.


Massachusetts Doctor Arrested for Paying 14-Year-Old for Sex

A Massachusetts doctor is facing charges for allegedly paying a 14-year-old boy for sex. Sujan Kayastha, 37, was arrested following a four-month investigation by the Attleboro Police Department. Authorities initiated the investigation after they received information that an Attleboro boy had been se


Whitman man indicted on sex trafficking charges

BROCKTON — A Plymouth County grand jury has indicted a Whitman man on charges he forced women into prostitution out of his Whitman home and beat them if they did not meet a daily minimum number of clients or income of $500.


Former Stop & Shop executives say they stand with union workers

A lot has changed since Deborah Goldberg’s family opened the first Economy Grocery store in Somerville a century ago. The company, now called Stop & Shop, has more than 400 stores across the Northeast. It’s no longer run by the Rabinowitz/Rabb family in Massachusetts, but instead is owned by a Dutch


Holbrook's Platteel earns conference rookie honors

For the first time this season, UMass/Boston men's tennis freshman Roy Platteel, of Holbrook, earned Little East Conference Rookie of the Week honors. Platteel finished at 4-0 on the week to help UMass/Boston extend its winning streak to six against Division 3 competition.


Police warn business owners after 5 seperate break-ins in 3 days

BRIDGEWATER, Mass. — Police in Bridgewater are warning the public and business owners about a string of recent break-ins to businesses over the last three days. Five break-ins have been reported at different Bridgewater businesses this week, according to police.


GUEST COLUMN: Thoughts after a long walk through Easton

I walked eight miles through Easton on a recent Saturday afternoon including circuits of North Easton Village, Frothingham Park and the school fields. A beautiful afternoon outing.


Massachusetts State Police seek couple suspected of iPhone theft at Castle Island in Boston

Massachusetts State Police are asking the public for help in the search for a couple wanted in connection to an iPhone theft in south Boston. The couple is wanted for questioning on an iPhone theft that occurred at Castle Island sometime on Wednesday, state police said in a statement.


Brockton senior to state: Get (your trees) off my lawn

BROCKTON – The octagenarian calls herself the "loudmouth, pain-in-the-ass" Portuguese lady of Brockton, but explained that she's only speaking out after facing a growing problem that's been sticking in her craw.


Car crashes into building in Brockton

BROCKTON, MASS. (WHDH) - Crews are investigating after a car crashed into a building Thursday night in Brockton. Officers responding to the area of 945 Belmont St. about 10:25 p.m. saw a vehicle in a building with glass shattered all around it.


Vehicle crashes into gas station convenience store

BROCKTON, Mass. — A vehicle crashed through the front window and into a gas station convenience store in Brockton on Thursday night. Video and photos from the scene showed the sedan partially inside the store, with the windows and entrance of the store smashed out.


An inside look at Braintree Police's new high-tech evidence room

BRAINTREE, Mass. - After an evidence scandal rocked the Braintree Police Department, changes were made to ensure it never happened again. And now the department says it has one of the most secure evidence rooms in the country.