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22 hrs ago | WWLP

Mosquito borne illnesses threaten western Mass.

Some people infected with EEE do not show any symptoms, but if the virus infects your central nervous system, that could be deadly.


Related Topix: Plymouth County, MA, West Nile Virus, Health, Hampshire County, MA, Hampden County, MA, Northampton, MA

Monday | The Recorder

Editorial: Right direction on North Quabbin

We know that some people driving from the eastern part of the state to the North Quabbin region probably look around appreciatively and think, to paraphrase Dorothy of Oz in her famous quote: "we're not in Boston anymore."


Related Topix: Franklin County, MA, Opinion

Monday | KVOR-AM Colorado Springs

Video Shows Hot Air Balloon's Fiery Crash into Power Lines

Federal authorities are investigating a hot air balloon crash into power lines Saturday in Massachusetts, an accident that sparked a pair of powerful explosions and injured five people.


Sat Jul 19, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Incorrect address

In spite of cost-cutting efforts in recent years, the U.S. Postal Service continues to post annual losses in the billions of dollars, while Congress refuses to enact the kinds of reforms that could help ensure the service's long-term stability - from simple steps such as ending Saturday home delivery to more complex issues such as reforming the ... (more)


Related Topix: The Postal Service, Indie, Auburn, MA, Worcester, MA

Lexington Herald-Leader

Partners HealthCare deal an issue in governor race

Coakley said the deal resolves her antitrust investigation into Partners and fundamentally alters the organization's negotiating power for 10 years while barring Partners from raising its costs by more than the rate of inflation through 2020.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law

Worcester News

County Hall, the HQ of Worcestershire County Council

A COUNCIL investigation is being launched in Worcestershire into possible paedophile activity - amid fears perpetrators could have been protected by an "establishment cover-up" in the county.


Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom, Herefordshire County, England

Fri Jul 18, 2014

State police to conduct sobriety checkpoint in Hampden County

A sobriety checkpoint will be conducted at an undisclosed Hampden County location Thursday night into Friday morning, according to Col.


Related Topix: Hampden County, MA, Springfield, MA

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Courthouse Records

Troy Thiboutot , 45, of 92 Oak Hill Road, Fitchburg, was sentenced to two concurrent terms of 4 years to 4 years and a day in Walpole state prison after pleading guilty to armed assault with intent to murder and aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.


Related Topix: Fitchburg, MA, State Prisons, Prison, West Boylston, MA, Boylston, MA

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Uxbridge sex offender, lottery winner faces new charge: showing porn to 8-year-old

A Level 3 sex offender being held after a recent indictment on child sex charges is facing an additional charge: disseminating pornography to an 8-year-old boy.


Related Topix: Uxbridge, MA, Lottery

WTAG-AM Paxton

Evangelides Continues Fact Finding on the Border

The Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelides continues a tour over some 50 miles of border land at the Mexican US line.


Related Topix: Kids, Family, Suffolk County, MA

The Shrewsbury Lantern

Shrewsbury Concert to Benefit the Massachusetts Children's Fun

On August 3rd, at 6:30PM, we will be hosting a house concert with one of my favorite artists, the one and only Kate Klim.


Related Topix: Shrewsbury, MA, Events, Berklee College of Music

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Maybe We Should Divide Massachusetts Into Multiple States

A Silicon Valley-based billionaire venture capitalist has collected enough signatures to get his plan to split California into six separate states on the state's 2016 ballot.


Related Topix: Massachusetts, Cambridge, MA, Somerville, MA, Medford, MA, Malden, MA

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Unexpected habitat: Father-son project draws bluebirds to jail grounds

Jim Hall shook his head, the excitement evident on his face. "You keep posing, baby, that's your house," he said.


Related Topix: Charlton, MA, Leominster, MA

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Free Republic

Worcester County sheriff goes to US-Mexico border

Worcester County Sheriff Lewis Evangelidis is joining five other sheriffs from across the country on a trip to the U.S.-Mexico border this week to find out what's happening regarding the influx of thousands of unaccompanied youths and other undocumented immigrants from Central America.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Prison, US News, Illegal Immigration

Community Advocate Newspaper

St. John's students attend writing conference

Two rising seniors, Owen Adams of Upton and Mano Sundaresan of Shrewsbury were selected from a highly competitive pool of aspiring young tenth- and eleventh-grade writers from all over New England and some mid-Atlantic states to participate in the 30th New England Young Writers' Conference at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vt.


Related Topix: Canada, Upton, MA, Shrewsbury, MA, Middlebury College

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Viva La Worcester: Mapping Where Americans of French Descent Live

Today is Bastille Day, the French National Day that functions as the harbinger of smelly cheeses, warm bread, and plenty of wine.


Related Topix: France, Europe, World News, Worcester, MA, Orleans, MA


Stormy Skies Ahead

Cut off low producing chilly weather across the Midwest acts to promoted strong/severe storms along and ahead of a cold front aross the Ohio Valley, mid-Atlantic and Northeast.


Related Topix: Weather, Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Nothing To Do With Arbroath

Police say people who drop their pants and poo on trains as they pass under bridge face charges

Trains regularly pass through Uxbridge in Worcester County, Massachusetts, hauling various freight and bulk items along the Providence and Worcester Railroad.


Fri Jul 11, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Templeton approves sex offender residency restrictions

Voters at a special town meeting Thursday night approved a bylaw establishing sex offender residency restrictions.


Related Topix: Templeton, MA, Leominster, MA, Charlton, MA, Webster, MA

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Microbursts not micro inside the burst

For those living in the path of a microburst, the name may seem understated. Several communities in the past week saw some mega damage from microbursts that developed in thunderstorms on July 3 and July 7. Kim Buttrick, forecaster for the National Weather Service, said storm damage in Phillipston and Templeton in Worcester County and Whatley and ... (more)


Related Topix: Weather, Massachusetts, Sunderland, MA, Hurricane, Hurricane Arthur, Natural Disasters