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Friends of Levi Heywood Memorial Library book sale began Thursday, continues Friday and Saturday

GARDNER — The page has turned to another used book sale organized by the Friends of the Levi Heywood Memorial Library, which are always different than the one before. The longstanding, biannual tradition is a fundraiser for the library and takes place at the library over three days every February du


Entertain the Arts: Gardner resident to perform in 'Cheaper by the Dozen'

GARDNER — Local James Bargnesi is playing the role of Dr. Burton in the upcoming production of "Cheaper by the Dozen," a heart-warming family tale based on the memories and reflections of two children after the passing of their father.


Cars damaged by ice from truck in Gardner and Spencer

George Barnes Telegram & Gazette Staff @georgebarnestg — GARDNER - After a car windshield was hit with ice that flew off a tractor-trailer Thursday morning on Route 2, police are reminding motorists to clear snow and ice from their vehicles before hitting the road.


PHOTO: 'Plummeting Paul’ on thin ice in Winchendon

When ‘Plummeting Paul’ goes through the ice at Lake Monomonac, the month, day and minute will be recorded. He is located near the intersection of Beachview Drive and Woodland Drive in Winchendon. [Courtesy photo]


Massachusetts Residents Urged To Check Plants For Invasive Lanternfly

BOSTON (CBS) – Check your potted plants! Massachusetts agricultural officials say an invasive pest called the spotted lanternfly has been found in Boston. The Department of Agricultural Resources said a single dead specimen of the bug was discovered at a private residence in the city.


Lafayette Square traffic changes may become a permanent fixture in Gardner

GARDNER — After two new yield signs were temporarily adopted at Lafayette Square in December of last year, the City Council’s Public Safety subcommittee is recommending it become official.


Fitchburg's Restoration Recovery Center to offer options and tools to fight addiction

FITCHBURG — It is hard to move forward in recovery from addiction. Though 12-step programs may keep ones feet on the path for a time, there are no tools to help build a strong recovery platform.


PHOTO: Fidelity Bank employees perform 'random acts of caring' in Gardner

Fidelity Bank employees participated in “random acts of caring day” on Wednesday, Feb. 20, an initiative the bank started to give back to the community. Employees visited several Gardner businesses to pay for the purchases of customers, including giving out movie tickets at Gardner Cinemas. From lef


Massachusetts Brothers Charged With Child Rape

Two Massachusetts brothers were arrested Thursday morning and charged with the rape of a child. Massachusetts State Police said two teams simultaneously arrested 34-year-old Dennis Orellana of Westborough and 26-year-old Hilin Orellana at their apartments before dawn Thursday.


Bald eagles becoming common sight in western Massachusetts

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - If you live or travel along the Connecticut River you may have spotted some pretty large birds sitting in the trees. They're bald eagles and they're becoming a pretty common sight here in western Massachusetts.


Police investigating purse-snatching incidents at Rindge grocery stores

Rindge police are asking the public to help identify suspects involved in two purse-snatching incidents at supermarkets in town this month. Police Chief Daniel Anair said Thursday evening that the first incident took place on the evening of Feb. 10 at Hannaford, while the second incident took place


Overnight ‘wintry mess’ of snow, freezing rain expected in Massachusetts this weekend

Massachusetts is expected to see another “wintry mess” of snow and other precipitation this weekend as a brief system moves in overnight on Sunday, even as daytime temperatures stay above the freezing point.


Teachers Behaving Badly: Here's why hundreds of Massachusetts' teachers have lost their licenses

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Teachers are usually the ones disciplining students, but what happens when a teacher misbehaves?. The 22News I-Team requested reports on teacher misconduct from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, or DESI, and discovered they're currently investigating 3


Summer groundbreaking eyed for Fitchburg City Hall project

FITCHBURG -- With an approved site plan, the City Hall project is closer to starting construction to return municipal offices to Main Street. Representatives from Icon Architecture of Boston, the designer, and Bohler Engineering that are working on the project went before the Planning Board Tuesday


Murdock Travel Club raising funds to see Scotland and England

WINCHENDON — There is a lesson to be learned when traveling outside a personal comfort zone to see how the world is different but still the same. Murdock High School has started a travel club after school, and 18 students have been carefully saving and planning to take a trip to England and Scotland


Robert Kraft, New England Patriots Owner, Being Charged In Jupiter, Florida Prostitution Bust

JUPITER, Florida (CBS) – Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, will be charged in a prostitution bust in Jupiter, Florida. Kraft, who denies doing anything illegal, was allegedly caught in the act on video, according to police.


Teacher pleads guilty to enticing 11-year-old girl to have sex, sending pornographic photos

BOSTON -- A Louisiana teacher admitted in court Wednesday to trying to coerce an 11-year-old girl to have sex with him and sending her sexually explicit photographs. Logan Procell, 25, pleaded guilty to one count of coercion and enticement of a minor and one count of transfer of obscene material to


Robert Kraft Donated $100,000 To A Massachusetts Anti-Sex Trafficking Group In 2015

Before he was charged with two counts of soliciting prosecution in Florida, Robert Kraft was just Robert Kraft. That is, he is one of the most powerful men in America’s richest professional sport and the owner of a team that has strung together arguably the greatest dynasty in that sport’s history,


Parking meter idea voted down by Gardner City Council; Bandstand proposal still ongoing

GARDNER — An amendment regarding parking meters proposed by City Councilor James Boone failed at the City Council meeting on Tuesday. Boone’s proposal to amend the city code focused on the authority of establishing parking meter locations.


New Hubbardston business looks to teach gun safety

HUBBARDSTON — Resident John DeMalia may be a full-time IT worker, but just recently he got a new space for his gun-safety courses and is looking to spread his knowledge with residents and visitors alike.