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Susan Middleton wins Beals Prize For Poetry
WINCHENDON — A panel of three distinguished judges recently proclaimed Susan Middleton of Ashfield the winner of the first Beals Prize for Poetry for her poem, Crossing Tidewater Basin after Visiting Mom in the Hospital. Second place went to Barbara Lemoine of Northfield for Instructions for Sleep,
Police searching for driver in fatal hit and run
The Massachusetts State Police are searching for a vehicle involved in a crash that left a Leominster teenager dead Sunday morning. Troopers responded to Route 190 northbound in West Boylston around 2:20 a.m. for a 19-year-old woman who had been hit by two vehicles. Reports said the woman had lost c
Fidelity Bank gives $10,000 boost for afterschool program
LEOMINSTER -- Just in time for the holidays, The Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster received a $10,000 grant from Fidelity Bank. The grant is part of Fidelity Bank's commitment to increasing its support of local nonprofits in the communities of Gardner and Winchendon in recognition of the
Leominster teen struck and killed by 2 vehicles after crashing her car
WEST BOYLSTON - A 19-year-old woman was struck by two vehicles and killed after she had exited her own car which had rolled over in a previous accident. Massachusetts State Police are now seeking the identity of the driver of one vehicle who struck her and then fled the scene.
19-Year-Old Woman Killed In Hit-And-Run Crash On I-190
WEST BOYLSTON, Mass. (AP) — State police are investigating the death of a 19-year-old woman who was hit by two vehicles on Interstate 190 in West Boylston after she got out of her own crashed car.
Carving Ice to Spinning Fire: Who is Brett “DJ Sterno” Strawn?
Whether he’s wowing fans on the ice or entertaining crowds on the dance floor, Brett Strawn is assured to provide an upbeat performance. Strawn, a senior at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), is the alternate captain of the hockey team and a part-time DJ.
Police Briefs: Man charged in social media threat
FITCHBURG -- A Gardner man was arraigned Thursday in District Court for allegedly threatening to murder another man using a social media message app, according to court documents.
Community mourning firefighter killed in Worcester fire
WORCESTER, Mass. (WWLP) - The Worcester city's fire department is morning the loss of one of their own Monday morning. Fire Departments across New England say their hearts are heavy following the death of 36-year-old Worcester firefighter Christopher Roy.
Fitchburg church giving city something to look back on
FITCHBURG -- When residents open up a time capsule the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church helped fill and bury 250 years from now, they will get a sense of the city's shared history with the church and how the city has changed.
Police searching for driver who hit, killed 19-year-old woman in West Boylston
WEST BOYLSTON, MASS. (WHDH) - Authorities are searching for a driver who hit and killed a 19-year-old woman as she was walking on Route 190 northbound in West Boylston early Sunday morning, police said.
BREAKING: 4-Alarm fire in Worcester
WORCESTER, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- We're following a developing story out of Worcester this morning. Hearing reports of a multi-alarm fire in the city. The Worcester Fire Department confirmed with Western Mass News that it was a 4-Alarm fire on Lowell St.
Beverly Fire Department Speaks Out About Worcester Firefighter
The Beverly Fire Department posted this statement on their Facebook page about the loss of the Worcester Firefighter who passed this morning. A very sad day in Worcester. One day removed from the anniversary of FF Davies LODD, Worcester Fire Department lost another firefighter in the line of duty wh
Massachusetts firefighter dies after battling five-alarm blaze
A Massachusetts firefighter battling five-alarm flames at a local residence died early Sunday, leaving behind an 8-year-old daughter. Christopher Roy, 36, was taken to a local hospital after fighting the blaze in Worcester, and died there of his injuries, Worcester Fire Chief Michael Lavoie said at
Massachusetts firefighter dies after battling apartment fire
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts firefighter injured while battling an early morning blaze in an apartment building has died. Worcester Fire Chief Michael Lavoie confirmed the death of 36-year-old Christopher Roy in a news conference Sunday morning, hours after the blaze.
Keene man facing assault charges among those indicted by county grand jury
A Cheshire County grand jury recently indicted a Keene man on assault charges, alleging he choked a woman in Winchester earlier this year. Darren J. Bolio, 40, was indicted on two charges of second-degree assault, both felonies. The charges allege he choked the woman twice on the same day in Septemb
West Boylston cruiser markings questioned
WEST BOYLSTON — The most important marking on a police cruiser is the word "Police" in prominent letters. That's according to Police Chief Dennis Minnich, who responded recently to questions about the markings on the town's cruisers.
Worcester Issues Health Advisory On Hepatitis A Outbreak
WORCESTER (CBS) – The city of Worcester has issued a public health advisory on a Hepatitis A outbreak. The division of public health says the outbreak is mostly affecting “those experiencing substance use and/or homelessness.”
Got a minute? Here's your career!
GARDNER -- "Was your path from high school to career a straight and smooth path or were there bumps in the road or detours along the way?" That was one of several prompt questions Gateway to College program students Ariana Flores, 17, and Jennifer Benitez, 18, both of Leominster, posed to Paulie Chl
This Farm And Sugar House In Massachusetts Has The Sweetest Little Restaurant
How do you feel about fresh maple syrup? Rich, buttery pancakes? Quaint farmhouse settings? If all of that sounds like heaven to you, head to this adorable farm restaurant and sugar house as soon as possible. Here’s what you need to know about Johnson’s Farm Restaurant.
Authorities searching for suspects in assault that left Franklin Pierce University student critically injured
RINDGE, N.H. (WHDH) - Authorities are searching for suspects after a Franklin Pierce University student was beaten and left with critical injuries on Saturday. Rindge police and New Hampshire state police are looking for a small blue SUV that that may be an older-model Toyota Rav4 or Honda CR-V and