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Car crash sends two to the hospital, closes Route 101 in Dublin
DUBLIN — Two women were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries Monday after a single-car crash that closed a section of Route 101 in Dublin, police said.Dublin police responded to the crash near the Harrisville town line around 1:30 p.m. to find a car fully involved in flames, acco
Area man sentenced on felony assault charge
A second area man was sentenced recently in Cheshire County Superior Court in Keene in connection with a Jaffrey assault.Scott L. Alexander Jr., 23, of Sullivan pleaded guilty to accomplice or principal to second-degree assault-serious bodily injury, a felony, in Jaffrey in January. According to sen
Fitchburg cracking down on expired food permits
Since July of last year, the Health Department has issued 56 food-code citations totaling $1,425 in fines.
Power outages, downed trees reported throughout the region following storms Monday
Monday afternoon's short-lived storm brought trees down on wires in Keene and other area towns, blocking roads and cutting electricity to thousands of local customers.By about 5:40 p.m., Southwestern N.H. District Fire Mutual Aid had taken calls about trees on wires in a slew of local communities, i
Blaze destroys Mechanic St. garage Sunday
According to Fire Chief James Young, the cause of the fire was determined to be a burning barrel that spread to combustibles on the ground, and ultimately to the shed.
Gardner honored for being tree-friendly - The Gardner News Online
GARDNER — The city of Gardner was honored at a recent event for being designated as a “Tree City USA” earlier this year. Tree City USA is a program of the private Arbor Day Foundation that is supported by federal and state partners. It recognizes communities for their community forestry efforts, inc
Toy Town has some fun in the summertime - The Gardner News Online
Other organizations in town also participated in what was an overall fun day downtown that included a couple of sponsored races, a parade on Central Street, vendors, live music and children’s activities. Many people also went to the Strawberry Festival at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.
Runaway tortoise found more than a mile from home in Athol
Officers, along with members of the New England Aquarium, Massachusetts Environmental Police and animal control officer Jennifer Arsenault, helped return the tortoise to its owner in Athol.
Keene woman owes more than $80K in restitution
A Keene septuagenarian was sentenced to jail and ordered to pay more than $80,000 in restitution for making out forged checks to herself.Dorothy Hillock, 74, pleaded guilty in Cheshire County Superior Court in Keene to felony theft by unauthorized taking in Keene between August 2015 and June 2016. A
Officials: 6-Alarm Fire in Ayer Impacting Commuter Rail
A 6-alarm fire in Ayer, Massachusetts, is affecting the MBTA commuter rail, according to fire officials.
New Ipswich citizens have “Coffee with a Cop”
“Is that always on?” asks Sadie Stevens of New Ipswich, pointing to the squawking radio affixed to officer David Myer’s belt.
Fitchburg law bans recreational pot sales from most of Main Street
"Originally what came through in April constrained (retail sales) to three or four spaces in the city" said Tom Skwierawski, executive director of Community Development, on Friday. "But now retail has pretty much (been) opened up to any commercial district in the city except for the Main Street area
ARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 2 Arrests & Issue 1 Summonses
WILMINGTON, MA — According to Wilmington Police Logs, Wilmington Police issued the following arrests and summonses betweenJune 7, 2018 and June 13, 2018:
Doing what's best for his family
Lawrence Nfor, right, talks about coming to America from Cameroon with his family at his home in Leominster on Thursday. Sitting next to him in their living room are his kids, from left Grace, 11, Helga, 13, Lois, 14, and Philip, 9. SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE/JOHN LOVELEOMINSTER - Life in Cameroon wasn't
Phillipston Town Hall to get clean water - The Gardner News Online
Being in Town Hall or right outside you may have noticed the signs saying not to drink the water from the building or the well outside. It’s safe to wash your car or similar uses, but the salt content was too high for consumption. Many believe that the salt content is high because of its proximity t
Marijuana dispensary moving ahead in Orange
With a host community agreement, a letter of non-opposition, purchased property and a license from the state, Silver Therapeutics, Inc. is closer than ever to opening Orange’s first marijuana establishment.
Carrying on - The Gardner News Online
ASHBURNHAM On Friday, Overlook Middle School seventh-grader Seamus Dennehy was honored in front of his peers and accepted a Certificate of Recognition signed by former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson along with a medal for the sacrifices he has made while his father, Jonathan Dennehy, has been ser
Last Goodbye - The Gardner News Online
+ click to enlargeNews staff photo by DONEEN DURLINGMontachusett Regional Vocational School Committee Secretary Terri Hillman is retiring from her position after working at the post for 38 years. Hillman, who started as secretary in 1980, received a standing ovation to honor her years of service at
Police: Older man offering candy to girls, asking them to get into van in Gardner
GARDNER, MASS. (WHDH) - Gardner residents are on high alert after an older man approached two young girls Tuesday, offering them candy and asking them to get in his van, police said.
AG: Fitchburg man pleads guilty to falsifying water quality reports
BOSTON -- The president of a Fitchburg-based private wastewater treatment and engineering company has pleaded guilty and been sentenced in connection with falsifying wastewater samples and test results at condominium complexes in Dover, Holliston, and Lunenburg, Attorney General Maura Healey said Fr