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8 hrs ago | 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)

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

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Banker & Tradesman

By The Numbers: Top 10 Existing Home Sales

A Prospect Hill Road home in Harvard, which sold for $1.8 million, was the top sale in Worcester County.

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Related Topix: Home, Home Selling, Harvard, MA

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

500 Green Hill trees to be removed because of Asian longhorned beetles

Some 500 trees lining a section of the Green Hill Golf Course are slated for removal as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's efforts to eradicate the Asian longhorned beetle.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Millbury, MA

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Storm downs trees, power lines

Crews work to clear tree limbs from power lines near Corey Hill Road and Route 101 in Ashburnham on Monday after a severe storm in the afternoon.

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Related Topix: Tornado, Natural Disasters, Hurricane, Ashburnham, MA, Weather, Hailstorm

WBUR-AM Boston

Forecast: Chance Of Midday Thunderstorm Ahead

Several rounds of thunderstorms associated with some atmospheric energy brought damaging winds , hail and tornado warnings.

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Related Topix: Tornado, Natural Disasters, Hailstorm, Weather

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Fitchburg man gets 9-11 years in 2009 party slaying

Brothers Jose Carrion, 28, left, and Orville Carrion, 22, sit in Worcester Superior Court during opening statements of their murder trial three weeks ago.

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Related Topix: Fitchburg, MA, State Prisons, Prison

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

After indictment, Worcester police officer arraigned on rape charge

A Worcester police officer accused of raping a woman last year while on duty pleaded not guilty at his arraignment today in Worcester Superior Court.

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Related Topix: Worcester, MA

Boston.com

Thunderstorms Pound Athol, Central Mass.

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for east central Worcester County and central Middlesex County.

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Related Topix: Weather, Athol, MA

Sat Jul 05, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Closer to home, Quinns switch roles

Last month at the U.S. Open, Owen Quinn had the time of his life caddying for his father Fran.

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Related Topix: Weather

Fri Jul 04, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Microbursts fell trees in north county

A series of microbursts struck northern Worcester County Thursday evening as a line of thunderstorms passed through the state, leaving downed trees and other wind damage in its wake, the National Weather Service reported today.

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Related Topix: Weather, Templeton, MA, Hurricane, Natural Disasters

Thu Jul 03, 2014

Patch.com

Severe Storms Possible for Second Straight Day

For the second day in a row , a severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for a large portion of Massachusetts, including the North Shore, MetroWest and Worcester County.

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Related Topix: Weather, Hailstorm, Natural Disasters

Sentinel & Enterprise

Reading to coincide with revolutionary anniversary

The Fitchburg Public Library and the Fitchburg Historical Society are joining the celebration of the Worcester Revolution of 1774 to bring a county-wide read of Ray Raphael's "First American Revolution: Beyond Lexington and Concord to Northern Worcester County" to Fitchburg.

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Related Topix: Fitchburg, MA, Reading, MA, Concord, MA, Worcester, MA

Wed Jul 02, 2014

MassLive.com

'Severe thunderstorm warning' for Western Massachusetts, northern Connecticut

Powerful thunderstorms produced heavy rain and lightening that knocked out power to parts of Worcester County and all four Western Massachusetts counties.

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Related Topix: Weather, Massachusetts, Southampton, MA, West Springfield, MA

Tue Jul 01, 2014

Community Advocate Newspaper

Local students receive scholarships

The Shrewsbury Garden Club awarded three $1,000 scholarships at their annual luncheon June 3. The recipients were Sara Nelson, a recent Shrewsbury High School graduate who will be attending UConn School of Engineering in the fall, majoring in Environmental Engineering; Mitchell Porter, a graduate of SHS, will begin his sophomore year at Roger ... (more)

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Related Topix: Roger Williams University, Agriculture, Science, Entomology, Westborough, MA, UMass Amherst

Sentinel & Enterprise

Dirt-bike accident claims life of Lunenburg man, 34

Dwight Wheeler Sr. said he is fortunate that a month ago, he took the time to tell his son that he's proud of him.

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Related Topix: Lunenburg, MA, Leominster, MA, Worcester, MA

Mon Jun 30, 2014

Sentinel & Enterprise

Lancaster man charged in decade-old sex assault

A Lancaster man was arraigned in Worcester Superior Court on Thursday on a charge of sexual abuse of a minor that was said to occur more than a decade ago.

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Related Topix: Lancaster, MA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

CBS Local

Lunenburg Man Killed In Dirt Bike Collision

The two men were on an unpaved access road near 1281 Lancaster Ave. when the accident occurred, the Worcester County District Attorney's office reported.

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Related Topix: Leominster, MA, Worcester, MA

Sat Jun 28, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

State police history finds a home in Grafton barracks turned museum

Lt. Col. Frank Matthews, commander for the Investigative Services Division of the Massachusetts State Police, talks about the some of the old equipment on display at the new Massachusetts State Police Museum and Learning Center in Grafton Friday.

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Related Topix: Grafton, MA, Massachusetts, Framingham, MA, Boston, MA, Millbury, MA

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Saturday, June 28, 2014

In one of the most significant coordinated assaults on the government in years, the Taliban have attacked police outposts and government facilities across several districts in northern Helmand province, sending police and military officials scrambling to shore up defenses and heralding a troubling new chapter as coalition forces prepare to depart.

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Related Topix: Leominster, MA

Fri Jun 27, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Courthouse Records

Michael Russell , 24, of East Hampton, N.Y., sentenced to three concurrent terms of 4 to 5 years in Walpole State Prison after pleading guilty to armed robbery, amended from armed and masked robbery, armed and masked robbery, and armed assault with intent to murder.

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

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