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Grafton Man Finds Bobcats Ready To Brawl In His Backyard

GRAFTON, MA- One Grafton man got a front row seat to a bobcat face off happening right in his backyard Thursday morning and shared his photos with Patch's quickpost. Dennis Ditullio said he was in the middle of having his morning coffee when he heard a bang coming from his cellar French doors that l


State Approves First Recreational Pot Shop In Worcester

WORCESTER (CBS) – Good Chemistry, a medical marijuana dispensary in Worcester, is hoping to join the state’s booming retail pot industry. The Cannabis Control Commission approved three final licenses for the dispensary; one for indoor cultivation and product manufacturing (for its Bellingham locatio


New report recommends big changes to Grafton Fire Department

A much-anticipated fire department staffing study supports keeping Grafton’s current on-call fire department model, but strongly recommends hiring a full-time fire chief and other significant but potentially costly improvements, town officials heard.


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


Grafton Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead

GRAFTON, MA — Time for your weekend weather forecast, as reported by Darksky. Snow (< 1 in.) in the morning. Partly cloudy throughout the day. Mostly cloudy throughout the day.


Police Seek Info on Missing 68-year-old Worcester Man

WORCESTER – The Worcester Police Department [WPD] is asking for the public’s help to locate a 68-year-old Worcester man. According to the WPD, Marcelino “Miguelito” Mueces — pictured below — lives on Lovell St in Worcester. Mueces was last seen on the morning of Monday, Feb. 18th at about 9 AM.


Students from Grafton earn academic achievement

Worcester Polytechnic Institute: Undergraduate project teams from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) were recently honored as finalists of the President's Interactive Qualifying Project (IQP) Awards. Fang Han of Grafton, was a member of one team that completed their project in WPI's Albania proje


Affordable housing program: What it is, and not

Richard Price, The Grafton News, rprice@gatehousemedia.com. Want to ruffle some feathers? Bring up the subject of 40B in Massachusetts. The affordable-housing program, known technically as Chapter 40B, has existed for five decades and is the subject of endless debate across the Bay State.


Massachusetts man dies in snowmobile crash

WINHALL, Vt. — A Massachusetts man has died in a snowmobile crash in Bennington County. Winhall police said Steven Jenks, 48, of Shelburne, Massachusetts, was traveling with a group of snowmobilers Tuesday evening when he lost control of his snowmobile, went off the trail and hit a tree.


Update: More budget cuts considered after UPS project in Grafton stalls

Layoffs, furloughs and wage freezes are some of the options Town Administrator Tim McInerney is considering after United Parcel Service has delayed obtaining a permit to build a new 800,000-square-foot facility, creating a $350,000 deficit in McInerney ’s proposed FY20 town budget.


Massachusetts girl's flu-related death devastates dad

A father who recently moved to Massachusetts with his family is now grieving the loss of his young daughter who died due to flu-related complications. Sopheak Paak told CBS Boston his 4-year-old daughter Puthiraksmey fell ill last week. On Tuesday — when her temperature reached 99 degrees and the yo


Worcester Police Sergeant Roche Cleared of Excessive Force Allegations

Worcester Police Sergeant Stephen Roche was found “not responsible” by a jury on a claim of use of excessive force against Jose Ortiz during a 2014 drug raid in the area of West Boylston Street.


Propane truck fire in Northbridge was accidental, investigators find

NORTHBRIDGE – The cause of a fire in a propane delivery truck that spread to two other trucks earlier this month at Osterman Propane was accidental, the state fire marshal’s office said Wednesday.


The Biggest Treasure Sites in Massachusetts

Massachusetts is a place that hides many treasures that should be world-wide known by now. Treasure hunting enthusiasts should definitely visit certain locations in Massachusetts at least once in a lifetime and try their luck with these places. The treasure legends in Massachusetts are numerous, ver


Marlborough Police search for man who used stolen credit cards

MARLBOROUGH – Police are asking the public's help in identifying a man they say used two stolen credit cards to purchase thousands of dollars of electronics from a Solomon Pond Mall store earlier this month.


Grafton police log: 2 arrested and charged for driving under the influence

Click on the attachment below to read the complete log released by the Grafton Police Department for the week of Feb. 10, 2019. All those named in this report are innocent until proved guilty in a court of law.


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.


Republican Candidate at Center of Fraud Inquiry Calls for New Congressional Election in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. — Mark Harris, the Republican candidate for Congress in North Carolina whose campaign funded an illegal voter-turnout operation, on Thursday called for a new election.


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.


Worcester Market Settles Allegations Of Food Safety Violations

WORCESTER, MA- A food market in Worcester entered into a consent decree with the government that it would no violate food safety laws, and if caught, would face severe penalties.