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Police: Man arrested in Quincy with stolen car

QUINCY —Police said they arrested a man who was driving a car stolen from Boston with license plates stolen from Quincy. John F. Sapienza, 43, of Boston was charged with receiving a stolen vehicle, receiving stolen property valued over $1,200, driving with a suspended license and five counts of drug


Duxbury lawmaker pens book about Hanson's namesake

DUXBURY — A local legislator and former newspaper editor has written a book about the town of Hanson's namesake. State Rep. Josh Cutler, D-Duxbury, recently released "Mobtown Massacre: Alexander Hanson and the Baltimore Newspaper War of 1812," which tells the story of newspaper editor and politician


Pembroke's proposed FY 2020 budget explained

While the fiscal year 2020 budget is still a work in progress between now and the Tuesday, May 14 Town Meeting, Interim Town Manager Ed Thorne has laid out the expenditure half of the budget.


5 Things TO DO this Week in Hanover

1. Down on the corner. The Hanover Council on Aging and the John Curtis Free Library will present author talk with Ted Reinstein on Thursday, Feb. 21 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. “New England General Stores” is about what is on nearly every corner of New England. Reinstein has found offbeat, interesting, and


Brockton man who threatened to kill neighbors found with knife

BROCKTON — A city man who witnesses say was holding a knife and threatening to kill his neighbors was found to be holding that knife when police say they encountered him early Thursday morning.


JJ’s pub property is sold in Hanson

PLYMOUTH — Patricia Harrison, her boyfriend Wayne Cummings and acquaintance Alfred Russo, all indicted in the alleged July 5, 2018 arson at the former JJ’s pub, 16 Liberty St., Hanson, appeared in Plymouth Superior Court in Plymouth on Friday, Feb. 8.


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.


Hanson: Officials Say Fire Appears Accidental

The State Fire Marshal’s Office has released a statement regarding a February 12 fire in Hanson. Hanson Fire Chief Jerome A. Thompson Jr. and State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey say the cause of the fire at 45 Milford St. will remain undetermined, but it appears accidental.


Massachusetts residents arrested in Vermont drug raid

ST. ALBANS, VT. — Four Springfield, Massachusetts residents are facing criminal charges after St. Albans police found about 170 bags of heroin and 18.5 grams of crack cocaine during a court-ordered raid, authorities in Vermont said.


Police: Avon man charged with shooting at a Randolph house

DEDHAM — An Avon man has been indicted by a Norfolk County Grand Jury after being accused of shooting at a Randolph house. Brandon A. Varela, 20, was charged with three counts of assault with intent to murder, three counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, discharging a gun within 500 feet of a dw


1 Dead In Tractor-Trailer Pileup On Massachusetts Turnpike In Blandford

BLANDFORD (CBS) – One person was killed in a crash in the bad weather on the Massachusetts Turnpike early Thursday morning. It happened in Blandford in western Massachusetts around 2:40 a.m.


Kai, Odie available for adoption at Friends of the Plymouth Pound

Friends of the Plymouth Pound volunteers are gearing up for two fundraising events this spring. The first event is the third annual WOD4paws held at Cynergy CrossFit in Hanson Sunday, May 5. Grab some friends and form a team or enter alone and be assigned a team. Lots of fun, raffles and support of


ICE HOCKEY: MOA Warriors earn playoff spot

The MOA (Mansfield, Oliver Ames Foxborough) Warriors girls hockey team walked into the Rockland Arena Wednesday, Feb. 20, needing at least one point to secure a playoff spot. They left two hours later, after scoring four goals and earning two points over Whitman/Hanson. A three-goal first period set


Massachusetts Driving Test One Of Most Difficult In Nation, Study Says

WALTHAM (CBS) – Passing your driving test in Massachusetts is no easy accomplishment. A new study by Siegfried & Jensen, a personal injury law firm in Utah, found Massachusetts has the second hardest exam to pass in the country. The study looked at requirements, costs, written exams and road tests i


West Bridgewater police seek public's help finding men who used fake money

WEST BRIDGEWATER — Police are looking for two men who, they say, used fake $100 bills at four businesses in town on Feb. 7. Police think the two could have used more fake money at other businesses in the area.


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


Louisiana Teacher Pleads Guilty To Trying To Lure Massachusetts Girl For Sex

BOSTON (AP) — A teacher from Louisiana has pleaded guilty to trying to persuade an 11-year-old Massachusetts girl into having sex and sending her sexually explicit photos. Federal prosecutors say 25-year-old Logan Procell pleaded guilty Wednesday to coercion and enticement of a minor and transfer of


Pembroke: ZBA Denies 40B Project on Water Street

A 54 unit 40B project proposed for Water Street in Pembroke got denied by the zoning board of appeals. Safety and environmental concerns are just a couple of reasons the project proposed by developer River Marsh LLC was denied, but the final straw is that the town has met the 10% state requirement o


Massachusetts enacts short-term rental tax

BOSTON – Property owners in Massachusetts, take note. The Bay State has a new law that applies state and local taxes to short-term rentals, or those that are more than two weeks in duration and less than 31 days.


Massachusetts Gas Explosions Cost Utility More Than $1B

BOSTON (AP) — The natural gas explosions and fires in Massachusetts last September have cost Columbia Gas more than $1 billion. NiSource, Columbia’s parent company, said in a financial report filed this week that $757 million of that was for third-party claims against the utility, including property