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6 hrs ago | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Volunteer court advocates for kids needed

While Fitchburg resident James Craigen was grocery shopping last year, he bumped into a familiar group of three siblings with their adopted mother.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Fitchburg, MA

10 hrs ago | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

2nd murder suspect indicted in W. Boylston death

A city man has been charged with murder in the slaying of a Rutland woman whose body was found after a December fire in her home.

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Related Topix: Boylston, MA, West Boylston, MA, Rutland, MA

10 hrs ago | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Worcester man indicted in Auburn Mall slaying

A city man has been indicted on a charge of murder in the slaying of a Worcester woman whose body was discovered in the Auburn Mall parking garage in February.

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Related Topix: Worcester, MA

14 hrs ago | Patch.com

Milford Federal Employee Named Top Loan Originator in State

Pamela MacDougall, and employee of Milford Federal Savings and Loan Association , has been ranked as number one for loans produced for banks in the state of Massachusetts, Milford Federal announced this week.

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Related Topix: Mortgage, Personal Finance, Home

19 hrs ago | Boston.com

Market Basket workers locked in overnight, lawsuit claims

The management team of the much-loved supermarket president, whose recent firing has inspired a massive uprising of employees demanding his return, violated the law by locking in workers overnight and requiring them to take unpaid breaks, according to two former employees who are suing the company.

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Related Topix: Leominster, MA

21 hrs ago | Community Advocate Newspaper

Pro-Tech Pest Control: Professional service to treat all kinds of pest problems

"We're in the pest control business, and we solve and prevent pest problems for businesses and homeowners.

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Related Topix: Entomology, Science

Yesterday | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Evangelidis trip clouds tough issue

Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis is a decent guy, and even an honorable man.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Berkshire Eagle

Injured bear wandering North Adams in search of food

He's been nicknamed "Bo," he walks with a limp, and he wanders the city alone, searching for his next meal.

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Related Topix: North Adams, MA, Adams, MA, Berkshire County, MA, Marion, MA

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Carter-Stevens is Mass. Dairy Farm of the Year

For the Stevens clan, dairy farming always has been and always will be a family affair.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Drink, Milk, Amherst, MA, Life, Beef, Food, Meat

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Two Worcester lawyers in line for judgeships

Two Central Massachusetts lawyers have been nominated by Gov. Deval L. Patrick for judgeships on the Probate and Family Court.

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Related Topix: Worcester, MA, Lancaster, MA, Clinton, MA, Assumption College, Hampden County, MA

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Worcester Redevelopment Authority seeks better relationship with City Council

With the Worcester Redevelopment Authority preparing to map a new urban renewal plan for the downtown area, the board's chairman says he wants to tear down barriers that have long existed between his agency, City Hall and the public.

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Related Topix: Worcester, MA

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Evangelidis, other sheriffs back from border visit

From left, Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson and Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis get a close look at the border crisis along the Rio Grande.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Bristol County, MA, US News, Illegal Immigration

Mon Jul 21, 2014

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.

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

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."

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Related Topix: Franklin County, MA, Opinion

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.

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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)

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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.

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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.

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

Fri Jul 18, 2014

MassLive.com

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.

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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.

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

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