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Westford/Littleton state rep visits local restaurant to attend Luna New Year festival

State Rep. James Arciero, D-Westford, recently attended the celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year at Bamboo Restaurant in his hometown of Westford. The new year festival features Chinese cuisine and authentic lion dance performances to mark the special occasion. This event follows a similar cele


532 grams of fentanyl seized as authorities arrest Rosario Lara in Lawrence for trafficking, state police say

An investigation by local, state and federal authorities has led to the arrest of a 36-year-old Lawrence man and the seizure of 532 grams of fentanyl, officials said. Members of the Massachusetts State Police Gang Unit, the Lawrence Police Street Narcotics Unit and an FBI gang task force, with assis


Westford library director advocates for state-wide funding

With libraries acting as a major community hub for those looking for not only books, but employment resources and affordable entertainment, more area directors are looking to influence funding at the state level by working with their local legislators.


Westford Mom’s ‘The Dinner Daily’ Helps You Plan Meals And Save Money

WESTFORD (CBS) – This time of year a lot of us are looking to save money and eat healthier. Laurin Mills of Westford says she has come up with a way to kill two birds with one stone.


New Hampshire Authorities Seek Inmate Who Walked Away From Center

The New Hampshire Department of Corrections are searching for an inmate who they say walked away from a minimum security center Friday afternoon in Concord. Jeffrey Groulx, 44, a resident of the New Hampshire State Prison Transitional Work Center, walked away from White Farm on Clinton Street at 3:1


POLICE LOG for February 19: Driver Warned For Failure To Remove Snow & Ice; Crash At Lowell & West St.

WILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Tuesday, February 19, 2019:. A driver received a written warning for failure to remove snow and ice from their vehicle. Driver was pulled over on Church Street. (10:57am)


Locals tell Trahan change needed in opioid fight

METHUEN — Although fatal opioid overdoses are down across the state, public safety and medical leaders in the Merrimack Valley told U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan the tide will only turn on the opioid epidemic with sweeping systemic change.


Massachusetts Brothers Charged With Child Rape

Two Massachusetts brothers were arrested Thursday morning and charged with the rape of a child. Massachusetts State Police said two teams simultaneously arrested 34-year-old Dennis Orellana of Westborough and 26-year-old Hilin Orellana at their apartments before dawn Thursday.


Nashua Heroin Dealer Arrested For Dealing Again, Police Say

NASHUA, MA — Police arrested a heroin dealer with a history of prior arrests, authorities said. Martin Sheehan was arrested Tuesday by Nashua Police's Problem Oriented Policing Unit after investigators determined he was distributing heroin and other drugs in Nashua. Sheehan was charged with selling


Robert Kraft Donated $100,000 To A Massachusetts Anti-Sex Trafficking Group In 2015

Before he was charged with two counts of soliciting prosecution in Florida, Robert Kraft was just Robert Kraft. That is, he is one of the most powerful men in America’s richest professional sport and the owner of a team that has strung together arguably the greatest dynasty in that sport’s history,


UMass Lowell To Auction Off 34-Acre Chelmsford Campus In April

CHELMSFORD, MA – An auction of the University of Massachusetts Lowell's west campus in Chelmsford has been set for April, according to the Boston Business Journal. The 34-acre land parcel is located about a mile and a half from the main campus and zoned for single-family residences.


Two local residents charged after Nashua Granite Shield operation

NASHUA -- Local police officials said they arrested two local residents Thursday for drug-related crimes as part of a Granite Shield operation. Taleyah Bohan, 20, of 4 South St. was charged with a felony count of selling heroin.


Tewksbury Advisor Accused Of Scamming Peabody Retiree

PEABODY, MA -- The Massachusetts Secretary of State's Securities Division claims an investment adviser from Tewksbury stole more than $100,000 from his client over a 12-year period. The complaint, released Thursday, claims Bruce Worhtington, 51, of 5 County Road in Tewksbury, scammed a 65-year-old r


Clark Tournament Small Schools: No. 4 Maynard holds on over top-seeded Hopedale to earn third straight final bid

WORCESTER — The Maynard boys' basketball team had to rally from a double-digit deficit to beat Hopedale in overtime in their regular-season finale last week, so when the teams met again Thursday night at the Kneller Athletic Center, the Tigers knew the Blue Raiders wouldn’t make it easy for the two-


Lawrence man arrested in drug bust

A Lawrence man was arrested Thursday when police seized 532 grams of fentanyl as part ofan ongoing narcotics investigation, authorities said. Rosario Lara, 36, was arrested and charged with drug trafficking after officers set up surveillance video and conducted a sting, State police said.


Chelmsford Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead

CHELMSFORD, MA — Time for your weekend weather forecast, as reported by Darksky. Light rain in the afternoon. Partly cloudy until afternoon. Mostly cloudy throughout the day.


Trial date for ex-Dracut doc who allegedly prescribed opioids that resulted in patient's death

DRACUT -- The retired Dracut doctor who allegedly prescribed opioids that resulted in an at-risk patient's death will go on trial Dec. 2, a spokesman for Attorney General Maura Healey said this week.


Bald eagles becoming common sight in western Massachusetts

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - If you live or travel along the Connecticut River you may have spotted some pretty large birds sitting in the trees. They're bald eagles and they're becoming a pretty common sight here in western Massachusetts.


Alleged heroin dealer held on $500,000 cash bail

LAWRENCE — An alleged heroin dealer was ordered held in lieu of $500,000 cash bail at his arraignment Friday. Rosario Franco Lara, 36, of 46 Texas Ave., was arrested at 12:22 p.m. Thursday after he sold an undercover buyer 532 grams of heroin, police said. Lara's arrest resulted from a joint investi


Massachusetts Residents Urged To Check Plants For Invasive Lanternfly

BOSTON (CBS) – Check your potted plants! Massachusetts agricultural officials say an invasive pest called the spotted lanternfly has been found in Boston. The Department of Agricultural Resources said a single dead specimen of the bug was discovered at a private residence in the city.