Fitchburg Newswire (Page 5)

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Fitchburg, MA. (Page 5)

Results 81 - 100 of 162 for "u:lowellsun.com" in Fitchburg, MA

  1. Some healthy advice: Don't ignore that flu shotRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2014 | Lowell Sun

    Health professionals are encouraging people to continue getting influenza vaccines, despite a U.S. Centers for Disease Control announcement last week that the vaccines are not as effective as usual this year. Though the vaccine does not protect well against the strain of the virus that has been dominant so far this year, it will still provide some protection from various strains of the flu, and could produce milder symptoms on most strains, local health experts said.

    Comment?

  2. In naming Lapidus president, Fitchburg State board lauds his push for diversityRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 12, 2014 | Lowell Sun

    As they unanimously selected Richard S. Lapidus to be the 11th president of Fitchburg State University, FSU's board of trustees cited his strong leadership skills, his emphasis on community outreach and his dedication to promoting diversity. During a well-attended meeting Thursday afternoon, Carol Vittorioso, chairwoman of the board of trustees and a member of the presidential search committee, said last month when they started interviewing candidates, Lapidus was the first and he made a strong impression.

    Comment?

  3. Kinder Morgan officials tout new pipeline routeRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2014 | Lowell Sun

    Officials from pipeline company Kinder Morgan said Monday that their decision to reroute a proposed natural gas pipeline through New Hampshire would help to ease concerns of opponents, while bringing low-cost fuel into New England. "We want to be responsive to concerns and issues that have been brought up from stakeholders, from state officials to local officials and landowners and others about the scope of our project, the routing of our project, the need for the project," Allen Fore, public relations director for Kinder Morgan, said in a meeting with The Sun's editors and reporters Monday.

    Comment?

  4. Killer already serving life is guilty in 1986 murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2014 | Lowell Sun

    A man already destined to spend the rest of his life behind bars for his involvement in the murder of a Lunenburg woman in 1995 pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree murder in the death of a Fitchburg woman in 1986. Christopher R. Fletcher is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for the death of Elizabeth "Jane" Salsbury, 48, of Lunenburg in 1995.

    Comment?

  5. Man convicted of killing woman whose body he dumped in Shirley admits to second murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2014 | Lowell Sun

    A man already destined to spend the rest of his life behind bars for his involvement in the murder of a Lunenburg woman in 1995 pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree murder in the death of a Fitchburg woman in 1986. Christopher R. Fletcher is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for the death of Elizabeth "Jane" Salsbury, 48, of Lunenburg in 1995.

    Comment?

  6. Imprisoned killer pleads guilty to 1986 Fitchburg murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2014 | Lowell Sun

    A man serving a life sentence for the 1995 murder of a Lunenburg woman pleaded guilt Tuesday to second-degree murder in the 1986 killing of a 24-year-old Fitchburg woman. Christopher R. Fletcher was indicted in January 2012 on first degree murder, rape and kidnapping charges in connection to the death of Peggy Sue Calvillo, a mother of two from Fitchburg.

    Comment?

  7. Coach enters not guilty pleaRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 27, 2014 | Lowell Sun

    A 23-year-old Fitchburg man pleaded not guilty at his arraignment in Ayer District Court on Wednesday on charges of indecent assault and battery on a person over 14, allegedly occurring sometime between May 1 and June 30. Mark Jenkins, a volunteer basketball coach with Ayer Shirley Recreational Basketball League, is alleged to have inappropriately touched a teen on two separate occasions, according to Ayer police. The report said that one of incidents occurred in a secluded area of Ayer's Pirone Park.

    Comment?

  8. Coach enters not guilty pleaRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 27, 2014 | Lowell Sun

    A 23-year-old Fitchburg man pleaded not guilty at his arraignment in Ayer District Court on Wednesday on charges of indecent assault and battery on a person over 14, allegedly occurring sometime between May 1 and June 30. Mark Jenkins, a volunteer basketball coach with Ayer Shirley Recreational Basketball League, is alleged to have inappropriately touched a teen on two separate occasions, according to Ayer police. The report said that one of incidents occurred in a secluded area of Ayer's Pirone Park.

    Comment?

  9. Ayer hoops coach pleads not guilty to indecent assault chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 26, 2014 | Lowell Sun

    Mark Jenkins, 23, of Fitchburg, was arraigned in Ayer District Court on Wednesday, charged with indecent assault and battery on a person over 14, allegedly occurring sometime between May 1 and June 30. He pled not guilty. Jenkins, a volunteer basketball coach with Ayer Shirley Recreational Basketball League, is alleged to have inappropriately touched a victim on two separate occasions, according to Ayer police.

    Comment?

  10. AG-elect Maura Healey names transition teamRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 26, 2014 | Lowell Sun

    A former Middlesex district attorney, a retired Worcester judge, and the mayor of Fitchburg are among the members of Attorney General-elect Maura Healey's transition team. Gerard Leone, the former Middlesex DA who is now a partner at Nixon, Peabody LLP, former Judge Luis Perez and Fitchburg's Lisa Wong join Boston City Councilor At-Large Ayanna Pressley, former Labor and Workforce Development Secretary Joanne Goldstein and Northeastern University Professor Jack McDevitt as members of the team.

    Comment?

  11. Leominster High pep rally canceled in wake of 'shooting' threatRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2014 | Lowell Sun

    The Leominster High School Thanksgiving Day football game pep rally scheduled for Tuesday has been canceled by school administrators after a student talked about "shooting up" the event. "While no evidence of any credible threat was found, a student faces the consequences of disrupting a school assembly and has been suspended from school," interim Principal Beth Pratt said in a ConnectEd message to families.

    Comment?

  12. Pols pan Patrick's plan to cut local aid by $25MRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2014 | Lowell Sun

    Local representatives, senators and town managers, as well as the House Speaker, are standing firm against a proposal by Gov. Deval Patrick to slash local aid to counteract a projected mid-year budget gap. Patrick filed legislation Wednesday to cut local aid by $25.5 million, in addition to immediately cutting $198.1 million from executive branch agencies.

    Comment?

  13. Ayer Shirley rec. hoop coach faces indecent assault chargeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2014 | Lowell Sun

    An Ayer Shirley Recreation League volunteer basketball coach will be arraigned in Ayer District Court next week on a single charge of indecent assault and battery on a person over 14. Mark Jenkins, 23, with a last known address of 53 Michael St. in Fitchburg, is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday in Ayer District Court, according to a joint announcement Thursday by MIddlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan, Ayer Police Chief William Murray and Shirley Police Chief Thomas Goulden. The Shirley Board of Selectmen made a statement at its meeting Monday, saying Jenkins had been suspended from coaching responsibilities pending the outcome of a criminal investigation by law-enforcement authorities.

    Comment?

  14. Coach for Ayer Shirley basketball league charged with indecent assault and batteryRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | Lowell Sun

    A Fitchburg man who volunteered as coach in the Ayer Shirley Recreational Basketball League has been charged with indecent assault and battery on a person over 14. Mark Jenkins, 23, of Fitchburg is scheduled to be arraigned in Ayer District Court on Wednesday, according to a statement released Thursday by Middlesex District Attorney Marian T. Ryan, Ayer Police Chief William Murray and Shirley Police Chief Thomas Goulden. On Monday, the Shirley Board of Selectmen, without naming Jenkins, announced at its meeting that a volunteer coach had been suspended from coaching responsibilities pending the outcome of an investigation by law enforcement authorities.

    Comment?

  15. Hospital releases photo of Fitchburg boys recovering from burnsRead the original story

    Nov 19, 2014 | Lowell Sun

    Shriners Hospital for Children released a photo Wednesday of the two Fitchburg brothers who were seriously burned in a bonfire accident over the weekend. Jameson and Jaxon Carroll, ages 13 and 11, are both being treated at the Boston hospital.

    Comment?

  16. Tobacco ban probably not the right moveRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2014 | Lowell Sun

    Oh, it's frowned upon by a large segment of the population, whether you chew it or smoke it rolled up in a piece of paper. No doubt about it, there is a large segment of the population that detests the sight, smell and thought of the infernal cigarette.

    Comment?

  17. Light snow to fall overnight SundayRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2014 | Lowell Sun

    The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous-weather outlook for Massachusetts, northern Connecticut, southern New Hampshire and northern Rhode Island. There is a low risk for minor accumulations of snow and ice late Sunday, turning into freezing rain Monday morning.

    Comment?

  18. Two boys burned in Fitchburg backyard fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2014 | Lowell Sun

    Two boys were hospitalized with first- and second-degree burns on Saturday evening after a backyard fire went terribly wrong. Fire officials say the brothers, ages 13 and 11, were burned at about 6 p.m. after one of the boys poured gas on the fire behind their house at at 83 Walnut St. "The mother went inside to get some marshmallows and she heard an explosion, and when she came out her children were burning -- basically, their clothing," said Deputy Fire Chief Thomas Dateo Jr. Dateo said the mother put the fire out on their clothing, and was with the two boys in the road when the Fire Department arrived.

    Comment?

  19. Hundreds pack Kinder Morgan pipeline summitRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2014 | Lowell Sun

    Several hundred people packed a high school auditorium Saturday to rally against a proposed pipeline that would carry high-pressure natural gas across northern Massachusetts. Protesters from Massachusetts, New Hampshire and New York staged the "Stop the Pipeline Statewide Summit" at Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.

    Comment?

  20. Baker true to his wordRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2014 | Lowell Sun

    Just a day after naming a Democrat as his first Cabinet pick to lead the housing and economic development agency, Baker and Lt. Gov.-elect Karyn Polito visited Lowell on Wednesday to speak with UMass Lowell Chancellor Marty Meehan, municipal officials and legislators to discuss the biggest issues facing the city.

    Comment?

Fitchburg Job Listings
View or post Fitchburg job listings on Topix.
Fitchburg Real Estate
News, listings, and foreclosures in Fitchburg from Topix.
Fitchburg Mortgages
Find mortgage rates in Fitchburg on Topix.