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Body of Missing Child Found in Western Massachusetts River

WWLP-TVAuthorities say the body of a child reported missing has been recovered in a Massachusetts river.State police say the child's body was found in the Westfield River in Russell at about 7 p.m. Wednesday. The child had been reported missing from a home in town several hours earlier.Emergency res

NECN - 2018-06-21 11:23:31

Remembering Rock: Run will be a community event - The Gardner News Online

In February 2017, Barrieau died at the age of 59, and was survived by his wife Lynn Tesconi Barrieau and her daughter Kathryn Nutting.

THEGARDNERNEWS.COM - 2018-06-21 07:33:00

Bus driver wins safety award - The Gardner News Online

+ click to enlargeNews staff photo by Doneen DurlingFrom left, are Shilo Desimone, supervisor and a dispatch coordinator for the First Student Bus Company, bus driver and hero Marcy Goguen, and Dr. Gary Mazzola, superintendent of the Ashburnham Westminster School District.

THEGARDNERNEWS.COM - 2018-06-21 07:51:00

U.S. Attorney: Fitchburg woman sentenced to probation for counterfeit steroid conspiracy

Elizabeth Green, 30, was sentenced to two years of probation, U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling announced in a press release.

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2018-06-20 20:54:12

A BOUNCE OF PREVENTION - The Gardner News Online

GARDNER — The Mountain Lions, a high-school level AAU girls’ basketball team created by Mount Wachusett Community College substance abuse counselor Ramsey Clayter, is roaring its way through their first season competing in Zero Gravity Tournaments throughout New England.

THEGARDNERNEWS.COM - 2018-06-21 07:59:00

Gardner to hold Small Business Saturday - The Gardner News Online

“There are a lot of things going on. We’re trying to make it go throughout the day,” said Alan LeBlanc, co-owner of John’s Sports Shop at 38 Main St.

THEGARDNERNEWS.COM - 2018-06-21 07:50:00

U.S. labour market tightening; mid-Atlantic manufacturing cools

FILE PHOTO: The sign on a Taco Bell restaurant advertises "Now Hiring Managers" in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, U.S., June 12, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

REUTERS UK - 2018-06-21 16:11:27

Recreational marijuana in Massachusetts: Everything you need to know

Recreational marijuana dispensaries may be able to open for business in July, but the exact date is unknown.So far, we don't even know which stores will be allowed to sell to recreational customers. Licenses are in the application process.When sales do begin, it is most likely to be at one or more o

WCVB - 2018-06-21 11:23:00

Police stop overloaded truck on I-91

"Please remember, when traveling with a load in a vehicle, take a look at it and before taking to the roads, ask yourself, 'What could go wrong?'” Massachusetts State Police said in the post.

WPRI - 2018-06-20 23:00:07

Over 100 Bags of Heroin, Other Drugs Seized From Car

Officers from Groton Police Department, the Department of Adult Probation and the Department of Correction Parole Division say they observed suspicious activity in a vehicle occupied by 28-year-old Sasha Ann Santiago of Norwich and 30-year-old Alejandro Guerra of Hartford, while in the parking lot o

NECN - 2018-06-20 11:08:09

PAISLEY & PIXAR - The Gardner News Online

They had little interaction with people before coming to the shelter. We have been making great progress on socializing them since they have been with us. Pixar is more outgoing than his brother and welcomes attention and interaction. His brother, Paisley, is coming around and is learning from his b

THEGARDNERNEWS.COM - 2018-06-20 07:59:00

U.S. Attorney: Westminster woman arrested for stealing Social Security benefits

Theresa Kenda Benedict, 55, was indicted on one count of theft of public funds and four counts of making false statements.

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2018-06-20 16:02:00

Are spiders in Massachusetts poisonous?

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - Now that the weather has gotten warmer more bugs are out, including spiders.

WWLP 22NEWS - 2018-06-20 23:04:43

Lawmakers hold line on sales tax, OK $15 minimum wage, family leave,

The bill also includes a requirement the state hold an annual August sales tax holiday, but it would not reduce the sales tax from the current 6.25 percent to 5 percent, as proposed by the Retailers Association of Massachusetts.

DAILY HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE - 2018-06-20 19:45:24

City adds to park proposal - The Gardner News Online

According to documentation provided by city Conservation Agent Jeffrey Legros, under the Parklands Acquisitions and Renovations for Communities grant program, the state has agreed to fund $17,588 of the purchase price and associated costs for the city to acquire the parcel, which Legros said the own

THEGARDNERNEWS.COM - 2018-06-20 07:51:00

Orange votes to support changing the state flag, keeping plastic bags 

Article 33, which passed after little debate, calls for Orange to pass a resolution supporting a bill introduced by state Rep. Byron Rushing, D-Suffolk, which would create a special commission to investigate and recommend changes tothe state flag and seal.

RECORDER - 2018-06-19 23:44:49

Compromise Bill Emerges On Family Leave, Sales Tax, $15 Minimum Wage

A House panel is voting Wednesday on a bill that would require paid family leave for all workers, a gradual increase in the minimum wage to $15 an hour, and a permanent summer sales tax holiday in Massachusetts.

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-06-20 11:20:19

At Fitchburg High, a feat of kindness

In May, Fitchburg High's Chapter of the National Honor Society organized a 5K for Little Feet Road Race, which was designed to raise money and provide sneakers for underprivileged children in the Fitchburg Public Schools and to help support the Fitchburg High School Unified Track Program.

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2018-06-20 11:03:00

Lawmakers Approve Family Leave, Sales Tax, $15 Minimum Wage

The bill also includes a requirement the state hold an annual August sales tax holiday, but it would not reduce the sales tax from the current 6.25 percent to 5 percent, as proposed by the Retailers Association of Massachusetts.

NECN - 2018-06-21 01:10:01

THEY'RE READY TO HIT THE GYM - The Gardner News Online

WINCHENDON The Clark Memorial YMCA’s new building is ready and they are prepping for its first gymnastic exhibition, to be held this coming weekend, moving the gymnastic equipment from the main building on Central Street into the spacious, well-lit, new one behind it, on Summer Street.

THEGARDNERNEWS.COM - 2018-06-20 07:46:00