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A Cup Of Christmas Tea (SLIDESHOW)

"A woman is like a tea bag - you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt, first lady of the United States, 1933 to 1945) ANDOVER - The Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church of Lowell's Ladies Philoptochos Society hosted its 64th annual Benefit Christmas Tea at

THEVALLEYDISPATCH.COM - 2018-01-15 19:58:35

Billerica gas station robbed at knife-point

BILLERICA -- Police are on the lookout for two suspects involved in an armed robbery at the Gas City Gas Station on Andover Road shortly before 3 p.m. Monday. The gas station clerk was robbed at knife point by one suspect who took an undetermined amount of cash before fleeing the scene in a car dri

THEVALLEYDISPATCH.COM - 2018-01-15 21:35:17

Ceremonies planned to celebrate MLK Jr. day

BOSTON (AP) -- Ceremonies marking Martin Luther King Jr. Day are scheduled throughout the Merrimack Valley and Greater Boston area. The Merrimack Valley NAACP Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast was scheduled at the Doubletree Andover, 123 Old River Road, in Andover, beginning at 8:30 a.m. At the An

THEVALLEYDISPATCH.COM - 2018-01-15 13:27:28

What's your vision for Dracut?

DRACUT -- A little more than two dozen residents and officials gathered last Thursday evening for the Dracut Master Plan Committee's second visioning session. The topics discussed at Harmony Hall included economic development, land use, zoning, and housing. With facilitation help from Northern Midd

THEVALLEYDISPATCH.COM - 2018-01-15 11:37:18

Teacher salaries up across Greater Lowell

From 2012 to 2016, Billerica went from the school district with the second lowest average teacher salary in Greater Lowell to the one with the highest. During the same five-year period, the town dropped from a Level 2 school system to a Level 3. Billerica's scores also remained below target, and re

LOWELL SUN - 2018-01-14 11:35:32

Man Wanted Since 2002 Arrested During Drug Investigation

Eric Rivera-Velez, 39, of Methuen, is facing charges for cocaine trafficking and being a fugitive from justice Methuen Police Department A Massachusetts man who has been wanted for more than 16 years on multiple warrants was arrested Friday, police say. Eric Rivera-Velez, 39, of Methuen, is facing c

NECN - 2018-01-15 00:20:34

Flu season nothing to sneeze at: Health officials urge vaccination

By Kori Tuitt ktuitt@lowellsun.com and Peter Jasinski pjasinski@sentinelandenterprise Although the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have identified Massachusetts as having "moderate" flu activity among all states, local medical officials are saying patient caseloads are on the rise,


More snow in the forecast, followed by warmer temps

LOWELL -- Snowflakes will start falling Tuesday afternoon, and by Wednesday morning forecasters expect there to be 4 to 7 inches of snow blanketing local yards thanks to a combination of two weather systems. Kim Buttrick, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Taunton, said the snow sho

LOWELL SUN - 2018-01-15 14:40:00

Local event celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr.

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW)-- In our area, a packed house for the 4th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration. It was organized by NAOMI, the North Central Area Congregations Organized to Make an Impact. The event was held at YWCA in Wausau. NAOMI was joined by other groups, including, The People for

WSAW - 2018-01-16 06:15:00

Antigo sets Christmas trees on fire in annual tradition

With the holidays in the books a Northwoods community continues a decades old tradition; setting fire to Christmas trees. It started at 5:30 Monday in the Antigo High School parking lot. Dozens of people bundled up and watched the trees go up in flames. Most agreed it was a good way to spend the eve

WAOW - 2018-01-16 07:47:00

Marshfield man arrested, accused of making threats

MARSHFIELD, Wis. (WSAW) -- A 25-year-old Marshfield man is in jail, accused of making threats. According to a news release from Marshfield Police, Andrew R. Netzer got into a fight with a 30-year-old Marshfield man at 5:20 a.m. Saturday morning on the 400-block of W. Cleveland Street. Netzer is ac

WSAW - 2018-01-16 03:56:00

Marshfield man arrested after gun threat

A Marshfield man is facing felony charges after pointing a gun at a man and asking him "do you want to die tonight," according to a news release from the Marshfield Police Department. Andrew R. Netzer, 25, was arrested Saturday after the early morning incident at a Marshfield home, police said. A lo

WAOW - 2018-01-16 03:14:00

Pond hockey tournament brings business boost to Wausau

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW)- The Seventh Annual Leinenkugel's Classic Pond Hockey Tournament wrapped up in Marathon Park Sunday afternoon and Wausau businesses saw a boost from players and spectators that traveled from all over the United States, and Canada to play. Wausau Mine Company prepared ahead of th

WSAW - 2018-01-15 02:20:00

Antigo Christmas tree burn scheduled for tonight

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WSAW - 2018-01-15 18:46:05

1 injured in Marshfield car crash

One person was injured after a car crash in Marshfield. Police said it happened around 12:30 p.m. Sunday. They said a man driving a truck had a medical incident while he was driving, that caused his truck to go into a gas station parking lot where it hit a parked car. The parked car then hit the ice

WAOW - 2018-01-15 02:09:00

Wausau West High School choir gets statewide recognition

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) -- Some of Wausau West High School's best voices received some statewide recognition. Saturday, Wausau hosted the Wisconsin Choral Director Association's State Conference, which offers a variety of seminars and lessons, along with singing performances. Among those performances wa


Janesville Man Arrested After Brief Standoff with Police

JANESVILLE - Police arrest a man accused of pulling a gun on a man outside a Janesville house, leading to a standoff with officers. The incident happened Monday morning, around 6:30 a.m., at a house in the 3200 block of Randolph Road. A juvenile male victim had dropped off a female at the house when

MYSTATELINE.COM - 2018-01-15 16:25:11

Snow emergency declared for Janesville on Monday

JANESVILLE, Wis. (WMTV) - A snow emergency has been declared for the City of Janesville beginning at 3 p.m. on Monday. According to the City of Janesville, during a snow emergency all parked vehicles must be removed from city streets and public parking lots until snow plowing operations are complet

NBC15.COM - 2018-01-15 17:41:00

Bremel: Which vision will prevail for Janesville?

As the host of a community radio program, I'm often frustrated by the polarized nature of today's society, especially when it permeates local communities like Janesville. In the passion for their ideals, backers of each of the two visions of the downtown ARISE initiative are in danger of escalating

JANESVILLE GAZETTE - 2018-01-14 22:39:00

DOT to close part of Highway 14 in Janesville during 2022 project

The year 2022 might seem distant, but it's a year many residents, travelers and local businesses have reason to look forward to. Based on the state Department of Transportation's calendar, it's the date by which much of the highway and street work linked to the Interstate 90/39 expansion project thr