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Leominster busts four NYC residents on counterfeit money charges

No Published CaptionSun staff photos can be ordered by visiting ourSmugMugsite.LEOMINSTER -- A team of "professional counterfeiters" from New York City were arrested at the Mall at Whitney Field Tuesday afternoon after attempting to spend over $1,000 of fake money there.Though counterfeit bills will

LOWELL SUN - 2018-10-17 15:39:36

'Largest jackpot in the game's history:' Mega Millions prize swells to $868M

"This is an exciting time for our customers and our retail partners and we encourage people to keep the experience of playing the lottery fun by playing responsibly," Michael Sweeney, Executive Director of the Massachusetts State Lottery, said in a statement.

MASSLIVE.COM - 2018-10-17 07:25:00

Fitchburg water main breaks while firefighters battle small blaze in attic of Laurel Street home

"I've never seen a hole this big, not in Fitchburg," said Fire Chief Kevin Roy, who arrived at 114-116 Laurel St. from a conference after firefighters got the smoldering fire under control.

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2018-10-16 17:48:32

Fitchburg paraprofessional on paid leave over tweet involving President Trump's son

FITCHBURG -- Longsjo Middle School Principal Craig Chalifoux says a tweet that led to his wife, a district paraprofessional, being placed on administrative leave Monday has been taken out of context.

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2018-10-15 22:05:35

Food for thought: Fitchburg State cuts ribbon on food, needs pantry

"If (students) aren't nourished they're not able to pay attention, and then it's a domino effect," said President Richard Lapidus. "It eventually starts to impact their performance in the classroom."

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2018-10-17 11:02:24

Leominster native scares up hard cider

Leominster native Ronny Le Blanc's book "Monsterland," which details the supernatural history of his hometown, was released in 2016 and he's since become something of a rising star in the realm of paranormal research.

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2018-10-16 10:32:23

‘Mystery illness’: Department of Public Health confirms 2 cases of polio-like disease in Massachusetts

BOSTON (WHDH) - The odds of getting the polio-like disease is less than one in a million; however, two cases in the Bay State have been confirmed and four others are under investigation, the Department of Public Health announced.The rare disease, acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), affects the nervous sys

WHDH.COM - 2018-10-17 00:00:00

Massachusetts Bomb Squad responds to Worcester for suspicious device found in trash bin

The Massachusetts Bomb Squad responded to Dorchester Street in Worcester Tuesday evening after a 60-year-old resident found a portable propane tank with two devices attached to it in his trash bin.Worcester police responded to the Dorchester Street address at 7:10 p.m. and met with the man, who told

MASSLIVE.COM - 2018-10-17 07:44:00

As Lunenburg farm grapples with next move after barn collapse, community rallies around them

"Everything we've been doing for dairy operations has been in that barn since 1951," said Sharon Kimball, the eldest daughter of farm owners Doug and Marilyn MacMillan. "We have to reassess where we're going."

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2018-10-16 10:37:40

Auburn Man Charged With Starving Dog To Death In His Basement

AUBURN, MA—Board of Health officials went to a man's home in Auburn due to issues, and found a dead dog in the basement, according to reports.

PATCH - 2018-10-16 15:10:21

Kumon learning center opens in Leominster

The classroom is just several rows of tables, some big enough to fit a high school senior, others small enough to comfortably serve a 5-year-old.

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2018-10-16 10:31:40

2 lanes of traffic closed on I-90E in Charlton after tractor trailer catches fire

CHARLTON, Mass. (WWLP) - Two lanes of traffic on the Mass Pike are closed Tuesday morning in Charlton after a tractor trailer caught fire.State Police Sgt. Kevin Kennedy at the Charlton barracks told 22News, there was a brake or tire fire that caused the trailer to catch fire at the 82 mile marker.K

WWLP 22NEWS - 2018-10-16 10:25:12

Leominster closes on police station land

At a cost of $1.6 million, the city has purchased several small properties on Central Street, which, when combined with the city-owned Cross Street site of the former Lincoln School, will free up roughly 2 acres for construction of the new police station.


Lunenburg farm owner, daughter rescue 13 cows trapped when grain silo falls on barn

The silo fell backward onto the main barn with the farm's lettering on it, spilling bales of hay and grain onto the property, said Lunenburg Police Sgt. Josh Tocci.


Natick store closing in Sears bankruptcy; other Massachusetts Sears and Kmarts spared for now

The list,first compiled by USA Today, doesn't include any other of the remaining Sears locations in Massachusetts, including stores in Auburn, Braintree, Brockton, Hanover, Leominster, Marlborough, North Attleborough, North Dartmouth and Saugus and appliance outlets in Fall River, Holyoke and Shrews


Celebrating Leominster High's best

On Saturday night at the Leominster Elks Lodge, four coaches, 10 athletes and two championship teams received their plaques and honors as the third class inducted into the Leominster High School Athletic Hall of Fame.


Ashburnham police grow long to catch No-Shave November

For the privilege of sporting facial hair, officers from the Ashburnham Police Department are participating in No-Shave November in support of Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program.


Billerica Police looking for stolen credit card suspect

Police say the man attempted to pay with a stolen credit card and inserted it into the chip reader. The card was declined. Then, he took out another stolen credit card, and the second card was also declined.


The pit stop that left a TWA plane on the side of I-495

The hotel released photos Monday of The Connie, will become a one-of-a-kind cocktail lounge and event space at the 512-room hotel, making her epic journey and included a couple shots of thepit stop to change a blown out tirethat had many Bay State residents wondering why there was a plane in the bre


Warren Releases DNA Test to Support Native American Claims

According to the Boston Globe, the Democrat’s DNA analysis was done by Stanford University professor, Carlos D. Bustamante. The test, which the senator provided to the Globe, showed there was "strong evidence" that Warren had a Native American ancestor six to 10 generations ago.