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Good Chemistry granted license to open Worcester’s first retail marijuana shop

The Cannabis Control Commission on Thursday granted a final license to Good Chemistry of Massachusetts to become the first retail marijuana store to open in Worcester. Good Chemistry already operates a medical marijuana dispensary in Worcester. The retail store would be run out of the same location,


The 10 Coolest Finds on Craigslist this Week in Worcester County

Everyone loves a good “find.” Over its many years of existence, Craigslist.com has become a great place to find unique and rare items from individual sellers in your local area.


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


Goings on in Sutton and Millbury from Feb. 21-March 20

Storytimes: Come to Sutton Public Library at 10:30 a.m. for stories, songs, rhymes, and a craft. Suitable for kids ages 1 to 5 years old. Book Discussion Group: The group at Sutton Public Library will discuss at 6 p.m. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski at the library. One great title,


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.


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


Webster bans sale of flavored tobacco products

WEBSTER – Stating the town doesn't want to be complicit in allowing the sale of tobacco products that target young people, the local Board of Health recently voted 3-2 to prohibit stores from selling flavored tobacco products to anyone as of May 12.


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.


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


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.


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


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.


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


Man got fair trial and deserved his conviction for Dudley Square murder, court rules

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld Jamel Bannister's second-degree murder conviction for the 2013 murder of Courtney Jackson at the Dudley Square bus station, saying it found no mistakes in the way Bannister was tried and convicted.


Worcester Market Settles Allegations Of Food Safety Violations

WORCESTER, MA- A food market in Worcester entered into a consent decree with the government that it would no violate food safety laws, and if caught, would face severe penalties.


Cars damaged by ice from truck in Gardner and Spencer

George Barnes Telegram & Gazette Staff @georgebarnestg — GARDNER - After a car windshield was hit with ice that flew off a tractor-trailer Thursday morning on Route 2, police are reminding motorists to clear snow and ice from their vehicles before hitting the road.


The Biggest Treasure Sites in Massachusetts

Massachusetts is a place that hides many treasures that should be world-wide known by now. Treasure hunting enthusiasts should definitely visit certain locations in Massachusetts at least once in a lifetime and try their luck with these places. The treasure legends in Massachusetts are numerous, ver


North Brookfield man, 38, found guilty of child rape in Ware

NORTHAMPTON - A 38-year-old North Brookfield man was found guilty Wednesday in Hampshire Superior Court of charges of raping a young girl 10 years ago in Ware. A jury found Jason Ray Galvan guilty of aggravated rape with force, aggravated rape, and indecent assault and battery. He was found not guil


LISTEN: Hoax 911 call from man who said he planned shooting at Wheelock Inn in Millbury

George Barnes Telegram & Gazette Staff @georgebarnestg — At 1 a.m. Tuesday, Millbury police received a call from a man who said he had a gun and was going to shoot people at the Wheelock Inn. Authorities determined the call was a hoax, but not before a heavy response from a police tactical unit.


Man from Massachusetts sentenced to 35 years in prison for murder of Oakfield man

HOULTON, Maine (WABI) A man from Massachusetts has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for killing an Oakfield man. Prosecutors say 23-year-old Marcus Asante shot 31-year-old Douglas Morin, Jr. nine times.