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Judge gives lighter sentence to Lowell man who shot friend by accident, then rushed him to the hospital

LOWELL -- In the moments after Benjamin Khammanivong accidentally shot his 19-year-old friend in the stomach last year, he faced a critical decision: protect himself, or save his friend's life. Khammanivong, 19, of Lowell, made a choice that may have spared him time in prison. On Tuesday, Superior

THEVALLEYDISPATCH.COM - 2017-09-19 20:41:16

Judge removes impound order; some records on Groton slayings will be released

AYER - Some court records related to a Groton quadruple-murder case will be made public, after an Ayer District Court judge on Wednesday rescinded her impoundment of those documents. Judge Margaret Guzman removed the impoundment order after The Sun and the Boston Globe challenged it on First Amendm

THEVALLEYDISPATCH.COM - 2017-09-20 21:25:01

MAC Summer Concert Series concludes

The Maudslay Arts Center celebrated its Silver Jubilee 25th anniversary season with a lineup of concerts, culminating in "A Salute to Veterans" with singer-songwriter Don Campbell on Aug. 27. Approximately 250 people were in attendance as veterans and their guests were treated to a performance by Ca

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-20 19:14:42

NH Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting 4 Girls

A New Hampshire man is facing sexual assault charges after he allegedly assaulted four girls in August. Mohammod Rafique, 27, of Nashua, is facing charges of felonious sexual assault, two counts of simple assault, and one count of attempted simple assault. Nashua police say they responded to a home

NECN - 2017-09-20 12:50:15

10 Central Mass. communities receive grants for recreational trails

Several Central Massachusetts communities will benefit from recreational trail grants announced Wednesday by the state Department of Conservation and Recreation. Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito announced that $1.8 million in grants have been awarded to build 10 miles of trails and improve 150 miles of existin

TELEGRAM.COM - 2017-09-20 21:02:36

Director of Worship & Music: Paul Ciotti

DRACUT -- Paul Ciotti did not hesitate when asked what challenge stands ahead for him as the new Director of Worship & Music for the River of Divine Mercy Catholic Collaborative. "I'd say the biggest challenge is really following no one in this job," he said. That's because Ciotti's position is br

THEVALLEYDISPATCH.COM - 2017-09-20 10:36:03

Nashua woman runs 1,000 days in a row

Beth Whipple is on an incredible running streak - 1,000 days in a row, to be exact. On Wednesday, the day of her 1,000th run, her friends surprised her at the starting line. Whipple started her streak the day after Christmas in 2014 with a goal of at least one mile a day for all of 2015. "It was jus

WMUR.COM - 2017-09-21 02:59:00

State Rep. Arciero donates AED to Recreation Department

State Rep. James Arciero, D-Westford, recently donated an Automated External Defibrillator device to the Westford Recreation Department for use by the Westford Youth Baseball and Softball Association during games at the American Legion ballfields located on River Street in Westford. The need for su

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-20 17:51:00

UMCW to host Trunk-or-Treat, chili cook-off

The United Methodist Church of Westford invites the greater community to wear their costumes and go trick-or-treating from car-to-car in the church parking lot from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 29 at 10 Church St., Westford. There will also be a chili cook off and games hosted by the youth group. The facility i

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-20 17:14:00

Meow Meow Kitty Club to donate to Forgotten Angels cat rescue

The Meow Meow Kitty Club will present a check for roughly $850 to Westford-based Forgotten Angels cat rescue at 6 p.m. Sept. 23 at Bridges by Epoch, 108 Littleton Road, Westford. The presentation will take place during the shelter's adoption event. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have highlighted the de

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-20 16:30:00

Nashua police nab suspect in rash of thefts from cars

Nashua police photo Eric Violette, 33, of 100 Lake St. Apartment D, Nashua NASHUA - After taking reports from several car owners who said items had been stolen from their unlocked vehicles over the weekend, police promptly arrested their suspect after finding him in possession of several of the alle

NASHUA TELEGRAPH - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Firefighter badly injured in fall; Department raising money for his family

Updated: 3:23 PM EDT Sep 20, 2017 Littleton's Fire Department is raising money to benefit a firefighter who suffered a serious neck injury over the weekend. Firefighter Scott Holt, a 13-year veteran and member of the state hazardous materials team, fell from a fire engine while working inside the

WCVB - 2017-09-20 19:23:00

Jennifer Ethem to walk in Perennial Walk and Ride to Thrive

On Oct. 1 breast cancer survivor Jennifer Ethem will walk 3.5 miles in the Perennial Walk and Ride to Thrive at The Healing Garden, 145 Bolton Road, Harvard. Along with her husband, Niyazi; children, Penelope and Elijah, ages 4 and 7, and a group of family and friends, Ethem's team, The Superhero Ph

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-20 14:00:00

Lunenburg, Comcast still talking

LUNENBURG -- Contract negotiations between the town and Comcast, the community's only cable provider, continue after the two parties failed to reach an agreement over the terms of a renewed 10-year license, the Cable Advisory Committee chairman said Tuesday. The previous 10-year license expired on

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2017-09-20 10:36:57

Commonwealth Motors Captains Corner: Lawrence football, Windham golf

The Eagle-Tribune wants to recognize a special group of young men and women ... our high school team captains. E-mail a picture of your team captains to Michael Muldoon at sports@eagletribune.com. The Eagle-Tribune wants to recognize a special group of young men and women ... our high school team ca

EAGLE-TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 05:00:00

Three new Westford Eagle Scouts awarded

State Representative James Arciero (D-Westford) recently attended the Eagle Scout induction ceremonies for Dakarai Barnard-Pratt, Brandon Chasse, and Luke Giacalone of Westford Boy Scout Troop 437. All three scouts attained the Eagle Scout Badge, the highest award given in scouting. To achieve the r

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-20 17:30:43

Westford dog park location remains uncertain

The discussion over possible locations for a dog park in Westford will continue at the Sept. 26 selectmen meeting. The location for a proposed dog park remains uncertain as town officials and Dog Park Task Force members continue to examine and eliminate possible sites. Westford had 2,769 licensed do

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-20 15:10:25

The extraordinary life of Littleton's Grace Lindquist

The final part of a two part series on the life of Littleton resident Grace Lindquist. Alexander Silva asilva@wickedlocal.com @IndieEagleWL EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second in a two-part story on the life of Littleton resident Grace Marjorie Van Dam Lindquist. The Littleton Independent began inter

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-21 00:47:30

MAYNARD SELECTMEN: Maynard student awarded for bravery; schools consider override

Silas Marciani was recognized for his help in alerting his neighbors to a fire in his Sudbury Street apartment building on June 14. Silas, a student at Green Meadow School, had recently completed the Student Awareness of Fire Education (SAFE) at his school. At the Sept. 19 Selectmen meeting, State F

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-20 20:23:59

Littleton Firefighter Falls From Fire Engine, Seriously Injures Neck

LITTLETON (CBS) - A firefighter from Littleton is in serious but stable condition after he injured his neck while on the job. Firefighter Scott Holt fell from a fire engine while "performing routine tasks" inside the department's temporary headquarters" on Saturday, officials said. He was treated im

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2017-09-20 18:37:00