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Liquor license granted to Regal Cinemas at Kingston Collection

Kathryn Gallerani kgallerani@wickedlocal.com @kgallreporter — KINGSTON – Movie-goers will be able to kick back and enjoy a beer at Regal Cinemas while snacking on peanuts and popcorn.


Massachusetts gas explosions cost utility more than $1B

BOSTON - 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 dama



The Spire Center for Performing Arts presents eclectic entertainment at 25 1/2 Court St. in downtown Plymouth. The Spire is handicap accessible; parking is available street side and in public lots in close proximity. For more information, to order tickets online or to learn more about The Spire, cal


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.


Plymouth: Developer Takes Down Trees at Public Park, Selectmen Investigating

Some residents told Plymouth Selectmen Wednesday night developer Rick Vayo had done the town a favor by removing trees from a town park to improve the view from his latest condo project. Others said he had violated the rights of all residents.


URI campus mourns sudden death of student

A University of Rhode Island nursing student who died suddenly over the weekend at the Kingston campus is being remembered by classmates and members of her sorority. Zeta Tau Alpha said the student was its chapter president, Dominique Franco, 21.


Silver Lake swimmer has the dedication of a champion

For Silver Lake Regional High School junior Alexa Connors, it takes a year-round commitment to swimming. The Kingston resident began swimming as an 8-year-old and now dedicates six days a week to working on her craft.


Plymouth Parents of child hit by car ask for changes

PLYMOUTH – Vic and Andrea Nordberg say their 14-year-old son, Ethan, was struck by a car last week when the man driving it ran a stop sign in their development. According to police, the teen was struck by the car at 6:59 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11 while heading to a bus stop on Lunn’s Way in the Ponds of


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.


West Bridgewater police searching for men who passed counterfeit $100 bills

West Bridgewater police are seeking the public’s help in identifying two men who passed phony $100 bills with matching serial numbers at four locations in town on Feb. 7, and authorities believe the duo may have circulated funny money in multiple jurisdictions, officials said.


Bridgewater teen charged in Raynham armed home invasion

RAYNHAM — A Bridgewater teenager faces felony charges after police say he attempted to rob three teenagers at knifepoint Wednesday afternoon. Edward Hartnett, 18, was charged with home invasion and three counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (knife).


Wareham Police find suspect with help from Plymouth County K9

Two suspects who allegedly ran from Wareham Police on Monday, Feb. 18 were arrested with help from the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office and K9 ‘Suni’, who reportedly found one of the wanted men hiding under a parked car.


Silver Lake will be a tough team to tangle with in boys hoop tourney

David Wolcott dwolcott@wickedlocal.com @DavidWolcott1 — KINGSTON – When the boys basketball pairings are released Friday, you’ll hear a groan from the team that lines up against Silver Lake. You couldn’t be any hotter than the Lakers are heading into the Division 2 South playoffs.


Man with 8 warrants arrested

WESTPORT, Mass. (WPRI) -- A Westport man wanted for a string of crimes dating back nearly two years was arrested Tuesday, according to Westport police. Police said Scott Rogers, 32, had eight outstanding arrest warrants for crimes in Westport, Fall River, Acushnet, and Seekonk. He had been wanted si


Driver tells Brockton detective he must be bored; 3 arrested

BROCKTON — Three men were arrested Wednesday night after police say they stopped a vehicle for running a stop sign and the driver claimed the detective must be bored for targeting him.


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.


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.


Scituate firefighters in vehicle rollover stabilization

Ruth Thompson rthompson@wickedlocal.com @scituateruth — Firefighters need to be prepared for anything, so training is an important part of the job. This past week, Scituate Firefighters participated in motor vehicle rollover stabilization training.


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


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