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US Technologies relocates from Marlborough to Shirley

US Technologies, a New Jersey-based electronic component designer and manufacturer, has relocated its area offices from Marlborough to Shirley. The company has leased 4,000 square feet at 1000 Mount Laurel Circle in Shirley, in a cluster of commercial buildings of Lancaster Road, according to O'Brie


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


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


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.


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


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.


Middlesex County Girl Third Child To Die From Flu: DPH

A third child in Massachusetts has died from the flu, health officials said Tuesday. The Department of Public Health said the a girl from Middlesex County has died from flu-related illness.


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.


REPORT: Wilmington Has Healthiest Housing Market In Massachusetts, 7th Healthiest In Country

WILMINGTON, MA — According to a recent study financial tech company SmartAsset, Wilmington has the healthiest housing market in Massachusetts and the 7th healthiest housing market in all of the United States.


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.


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


Why Massachusetts Stink Bug Population Could Disappear

If you are a fan of stink bugs, you will not like this story. Last month's cold spells may have killed off a vast majority of them here in Massachusetts. While the snow drought continues (for the most part) here on the SouthCoast, the winter has still made itself known. We have had our fair share of


Speakeasy Night - Shhh! Just say Joe sent you

Chelmsford was rip-roaring on the evening of Jan. 25, when the Chelmsford Center for the Arts hosted its 1920s Speakeasy. The sold-out event was held at the swanky Miss Ruby's Reading Society & Team Room, aka CCA's Cabaret Cafe, and boasted of frills and chills with the Mill City Rags Ragtime Band o


Townsend selectman charged in assault

AYER -- Townsend Selectman Cindy King was arraigned in Ayer District Court Tuesday on one count of assault with a dangerous weapon, one count of assault and battery on a family member and four counts of intimidation of a witness.


Western Massachusetts cities and towns prepare for next round of winter weather

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Many western Massachusetts cities and towns have been getting ready for our next round of winter weather. The city of Westfield has a plan in place to deal with winter storms.


How much snow did we get? Snowfall totals for Feb. 20, 21 in Massachusetts

Light snow fell across Massachusetts overnight on Thursday, coating many towns and cities with around 1-2 inches of snow. The most snow appears to have fallen in Essex County, where communities saw up to 3 inches of snow.


Recovery support group training offered in Lunenburg

LUNENBURG — NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group Facilitator Training will be offered Saturday, Feb. 23 and Sunday, Feb. 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lunenburg Public Library, 1023 Massachusetts Ave. (Route 2A), Lunenburg.


Airport hopes for smooth landing on runway plan

FITCHBURG -- A plan to rebuild one of the Fitchburg Municipal Airport's runways and close another will save money and increase the amount of land the airport can lease for development.


Hudson police log, Feb. 22 edition

3:50 p.m. River St. Disturbance, general. 4:36 p.m. Main St. Larceny/forgery/fraud. 5:07 p.m. Washington St. MVA, property damage. 10:34 p.m. Kent Dr. Threats. 10:49 p.m. Washington St. Suspicious activity.