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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.


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.


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.


Suspected 'domestic terrorist,’ identified as Coast Guard lieutenant with long hit list including Elizabeth Warren, to face judge Thursday

A Coast Guard lieutenant from Maryland who authorities called a “domestic terrorist” created a hit list that included Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, as well as many other prominent Democrats and network newscasters.


Raising the curtain on the next act

Christine Peterson Telegram & Gazette Staff @ChrisPetersonTG — WORCESTER — Two workers brave Tuesday's cold to change the message on a canvas billboard overlooking Interstate 290. The new ad promotes a tattoo festival at the end of March in Sturbridge.


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


Snowfall Totals in Worcester County After Monday’s Storm

WORCESTER – The National Weather Service [NWS] lists snowfall totals in each Massachusetts county provided to them by highway departments, observers, weather spotters and media outlets.


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.


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


All Star Incentive Marketing hires Timothy Leland, Glen Neary

STURBRIDGE — Timothy Leland and Glen Neary have been hired as senior-level executive sales managers at All Star Incentive Marketing. A 20-year Bose veteran, Mr. Leland was involved with sales, marketing, management and training for Bose employees as well as their strategic partner and dealer network


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,


Ashburnham couple re-create 1969 wedding night at Old Sturbridge Village

STURBRIDGE – After 50 years of marriage, instead of celebrating on a cruise or traveling abroad, Robert F. Johnson Jr. and his wife, Carolyn, wanted to recreate a very simple yet special and romantic wedding night snowed in at Old Sturbridge Village.


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


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.


J&W Aseda Marketplace, Worcester store tied to $3.6M food stamp fraud, accused of selling uninspected meat

Brad Petrishen Telegram & Gazette Staff @BPetrishenTG — WORCESTER – J&W Aseda Marketplace, the Main Street store that authorities said in 2016 had perpetrated the largest food stamp fraud case in state history, has been selling uninspected meats, prosecutors alleged Thursday.


2 Children Killed in Ludlow Crash

Two young children are dead and two others are in unknown condition after a crash Wednesday in Ludlow, Massachusetts. The three-vehicle crash took place at the intersection of Russell Street and Shawinigan Drive around 2:50 p.m., affiliate WWLP reported.


Jason Lopez pleads guilty to helping kill his friend’s 84-year-old great-uncle in Hardwick

Jason Lopez, who was accused of helping Jonathan Hart kill Hart’s 84-year-old great-uncle in Hardwick, was sentenced to 25 to 30 years in prison in a Worcester court Wednesday.