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State trooper shoots suspect during confrontation, officials say

BROCKTON, Mass. — A Massachusetts state trooper shot a suspect Saturday morning during a confrontation in Brockton, according to state police officials. State police said the shooting occurred just before 9 a.m., next to a building that is part of a residential complex on Colonel Bell Drive. The sus


State Police Arrest Career Criminal in Fitchburg with Loaded, Stolen Pistol

FITCHBURG – A 21-year-old Leominster man was arrested on Friday evening on North St. in Fitchburg for numerous firearms related offenses, including being an armed career criminal.


‘Castle Rock’ back filming in Orange

ORANGE — “Castle Rock” crews have come to town, transforming Orange once again into a fictional Maine town from the books of Stephen King. The horror anthology series, “Castle Rock,” filmed its first season in Orange throughout the summer of 2017, and then sporadically until January last year.


18-year-old accused of kidnapping ex-girlfriend in NH arrested in Mass.

LONDONDERRY, N.H. (WHDH) - An 18-year-old man accused of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend in New Hampshire was arrested in Massachusetts and is now facing charges in two states, police said.


Famed Whiskey 7 troop transport plane to be featured at Military Expo May 17-19

ORANGE — The Orange American Legion Post 172 Building Association recently presented a $1,000 check to Dan Eaton, organizer of the Massachusetts Military History Expo, to be used toward a visit of the Whiskey 7 veteran aircraft. The Expo is returning for its fifth year to 645 South Main St., from Ma


Athol Police Log: April 17

1:12 a.m. — Officer made contact with two subjects observed under the Municipal Parking Lot. Asked that they move along if they did not have a purpose, and they did so. 2:11 a.m. — Main Street party reporting his car was just stolen, white 2005 Ford Escape. Officer made contact with vehicle on Steve


22-year-old charged in violent assault on elderly man outside supermarket

ATHOL, Mass. - A 22-year-old man has been ordered to undergo an evaluation following a violent fight outside a supermarket in Athol on Thursday. Police received multiple 911 calls just after 3:30 p.m. for a reported fight in the parking lot of the Market Basket on Tower Road.


Mahar students plan fundraiser for Rohingya refugees

ORANGE — Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya people have been displaced from their homes in the last decade — murdered by government forces, confined to concentration camps, their villages burned in their native Myanmar.


Lefever, Schlimmer sweep weekend races

ORANGE – Spectators watching some extra racing got the same result from Sunday’s Rat Pro/AM Races in the men’s division at Orange River Front Park. Trevor Lefever and Ben Schlimmer were first in the men’s professional division with a time of 1:33.01, winning both races in less than 24 hours to put a


Man pleads guilty to manslaughter for Athol boy's 2013 death

GREENFIELD — Isaiah Buckner would be 16 years old today. Nearly six years after the 10-year-old boy from Athol died July 10, 2013, due to severe injuries to his abdomen and internal organs, Christopher Vinsant, 33, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in Franklin County Superior Court Thursday


Day care closed after toddler found wandering in middle of road

PEABODY, Mass. — A Peabody day care was shut down Friday after a toddler walked out of the facility and was found wandering in the middle of a street by a stranger. Police said the 2-year-old somehow got out of the Watch-A-Tot day care sometime after being dropped off around 8 a.m.


Swanzey to close Carpenter Home

SWANZEY — The town is getting out of the nursing home business as years of financial losses and failed state license inspections have prompted selectmen to vote for closing the historic Carpenter House.


Flooding and heavy rain expected in Massachusetts

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for parts of Massachusetts in effect until Saturday night. Franklin, Worcester, Hampshire, and Hampden counties are under flood watch until this evening, the weather service said in a forecast.


4 Worcester Colleges in 2019 Top 25 Party Schools in Massachusetts

WORCESTER – Five Worcester colleges have made Niche.com’s 2019 Top Party Schools in Massachusetts. College of the Holy Cross (#8), Assumption College (#13), WPI (#18) and Worcester State University (#24) all cracked the top 25 party schools in the Bay State, according to Niche.com — a ranking and re


NH airman dies overseas in non-combat incident

The Department of Defense says Staff Sgt. Albert J. Miller, of Richmond, has died overseas. Miller died on April 19th at the Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar in a non-combat related incident.


Massachusetts rector becomes bishop in charge of Episcopal Churches in Europe

The American Cathedral in Paris notes on its website a “readiness to offer any hospitality” to Notre Dame’s “community and congregation” in the aftermath of that beloved historic cathedral’s devastating April 15 fire.


Surprise sunshine for Easter egg hunt in Toy Town

WINCHENDON – It was surprisingly sunny and warm on Friday for the Beals Memorial Library’s annual Friends of the Library Easter Egg Hunt for children. The event was held on the library lawn, and it was so warm, the chocolate was a little soft, but completely edible.


Hampden Superior Court dropping drug charges tainted by chemist Sonja Farak

SPRINGFIELD — Staff in Hampden Superior Court Clerk Laura Gentile’s office have been busy changing court records to remove drug convictions invalidated by the actions of former state chemist Sonja Farak.


Jaffrey company a pitch away from $25K prize

A Jaffrey business is a finalist for a $25,000 prize. NH Tap, a company that designs and builds water supply filters and purification solutions, is one of five finalists in the inaugural Granite State Growth Competition, a business pitch contest launched by the Raymond-based Regional Economic Develo


Off the Menu: Sous vide is one of today’s hot cooking trends

A kitchen technique that uses a controlled temperature water bath as its cooking medium, sous vide is one of today’s hot cooking trends. It's not exactly a new idea; experiments in controlled temperature cookery date back more than two centuries. However, the process did not come into commercial use