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Rivalry still a big hit

FITCHBURG -- Some say the rivalry between football foes Fitchburg High and Leominster High has cooled. Others say don't let those people fool you. That's according to several fans who on a sunny, chilled morning Thursday wore blue or red and packed local bars and tailgates, readying themselves for

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2017-11-24 12:01:59

The food is warm -- and the hearts are even warmer

FITCHBURG -- Two-hundred-and-fifty taxi drivers, gas-station workers and those with limited mobility or without a home were delivered a hot meal on Thanksgiving Day thanks to the annual culinary contributions of Help for Our Community. Dozens of volunteers with the local nonprofit spent Thursday mo

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2017-11-24 11:32:11

LETTER: Says Tran 'most qualified' to serve as senator

I'd like to take this opportunity to endorse Dean Tran for state Senate (Clinton precincts 1 and 2). Dean truly embodies the American dream. He was born in Saigon, Vietnam, and immigrated here as a young child. He and his family fled a communist regime and lived in a refugee camp two years awaiting

TELEGRAM.COM - 2017-11-24 11:00:00

Fitchburg 34, Leominster 21: Sal Figueroa (321 yards, 4 TDs) sends Red Raiders to first Thanksgiving win since 2008

FITCHBURG - Some call it "The Rivalry." To others, it's the "Turkey Bowl." But what wasn't debatable over the past eight years was the dominance of Leominster in their historic Thanksgiving Day showdown against Fitchburg. All that changed on Thursday morning, thanks in large part to a performance no

TELEGRAM.COM - 2017-11-23 23:37:45

Thanksgiving win shows Fitchburg has returned to form

FITCHBURG -- Trust the process. That was Fitchburg's motto all season long. There would many bumps along the way during this process -- head coach Tom DiGeronimo's first year at the helm -- but the key for these Red Raiders was to stick together and battle until the very end each and every day. F

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2017-11-24 01:14:51

'Ambush' censure for mayor

LEOMINSTER -- Mayor Dean Mazzarella was censured by five of his fellow School Committee members Monday, following their complaints of his public criticism of them and their handling of the fiscal 2018 school budget. Leominster "This is what you call an ambush," Mazzarella said toward the end of th

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2017-11-24 11:32:07

5 Things To Do This Week

1. Berlin Artisans Art and Fine Craft Fair: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25; 19 Carter, Berlin. Featuring jewelry, pottery, natural bath products, holiday greenery, sweets, jams, original art, fiber art and more. New location due to the 1870 Town Hall renovations. 2. An Indigenous People's History o

TELEGRAM.COM - 2017-11-24 11:00:00

Snap! It's Vintage: Antique rescue squad at work

Correspondent photo by LORETTA JACKSON Regina Lang, co-owner of Snap! Its Vintage, displays an antique brass bed whose original finish is preserved in one of several rooms at the a shop, a location on Main Street in Nashua that is devoted to the rescue of antiques and collectibles and whose opening

NASHUA TELEGRAPH - 2017-11-24 08:00:00

Unique grave markers grace southern Illinois cemeteries

BY BARRY CLEVELAND Sometimes the stones that mark our graves say a lot about us. That was particularly true in years past, a Carmi audience was told Monday evening. Michael J. McMerney was the speaker at the fall dinner meeting of the White County Historical Society, held in the fellowship hall of F


Crashes involving 10 vehicles close I-69

Drivers will want to avoid Interstate 69 in Vanderburgh County for a little while. Central Dispatch confirms at least two crashes have closed down northbound I-69 at Boonville New Harmony Road. All of this happened around 5:30 Wednesday evening. Eyewitness News Christina Van Zelst was told by first

WTVW - 2017-11-23 00:38:49

Grayville Schools add archery to extracurricular slate

BY TJ HUG Of the Navigator Students within the Grayville School District will have another school-sponsored extracurricular activity from which to choose. The Grayville Board of Education voted to adopt archery as its newest sport during their November regular session Wednesday night. Rob Spencer an


Grayville Board approves 4.97 percent increase to tax levy

BY TJ HUG Of the Navigator The Grayville School district tentatively approved an aggregate tax levy increase of 4.97 percent during their November meeting Wednesday night. Overall, the aggregate tax levy would bring in an extra $70,031 for the district, increasing from $1,407,816 to $1,477,847. "We'


Fun Hot Cocoa 5K shows early signs of success

A new tradition is beginning in Albion this Saturday. Colyer Coffee House will be hosting a hot cocoa 5K on Saturday, Nov. 25. "We were looking for things for the community," Mariah McDaniel said. McDaniel went on to say that she, and a lot of her family, are runners so this project was a perfect fi


Community reacts to Galatia man shooting dog

GALATIA -- The Saline County Sheriff's Department hosted a town hall meeting to discuss problems in Galatia, after a neighbor shot a dog in the head. More than a dozen people attended the meeting Tuesday night. Many of them brought up issues they have with the Amish community. Some neighbors express


Numbers down at annual meal

PLATTSBURGH - It was the first time out for volunteers Patti Gero and her grandchildren, Sophia and Will, at the annual Thanksgiving meal Thursday at the Salvation Army in Plattsburgh. Gero directed them as they placed plastic-ware on tables draped with green cloths. "I think it's just important for

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2017-11-23 22:19:39

Wilmington approves certain roads for snowmobile use

WILMINGTON, Vt. (AP) Wilmington officials say they want people to stay safe and for snowmobiles to stick to approved roads as snow begins to fall. The Wilmington Select Board has approved certain roads for snowmobile use at a Wednesday meeting after the board was asked to do so earlier this month.


Horse camp owner accused of fraud

SARANAC LAKE - The co-owner of a popular horse camp, horse rescue and sleigh riding business in Lake Clear has been charged with felony grand larceny for allegedly defrauding a customer of more than $10,000 in August. State police arrested Natalia DeValinger of Adirondack Wild Horse Camp on Monda


Reports of a plane crash in Pittsford

PITTSFORD, Vt. (WCAX) Police investigated a possible plane crash in Pittsford, but say nothing turned up. Witnesses told investigators that they saw a plane flying low near Sugar Hollow Road, and possibly heard engine trouble. Pittsford Police and Fire and Vermont State Police started searching at

WCAX - 2017-11-23 07:12:00

Tight security at New York's Thanksgiving Day parade

NEW YORK (CBS) An estimated 3.5 million came out to watch the balloons, clowns and bands march through the streets of New York City for the annual Thanksgiving Day parade. "I feel that this is the safest place in the world right now," parade-goer Ron Madr said. Aidan Fairchild and his dad woke up at

WCAX - 2017-11-23 22:35:00

Church Christmas tree lighting and Santa parade, Friday

A South Union Street resident donated his estimated 40-foot tree to be cut from his yard and placed atop Church Street for the holiday season. The move occurred on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. ELIZABETH MURRAY/FREE PRESS Church Street will get lit on Friday after Santa Claus comes to town. A hometown t