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  1. Fitchburg couple indicted for allegedly killing their 6-year-old daughterRead the original story

    Friday Sep 21 |

    A Worcester County grand jury on Friday indicted a Fitchburg couple for allegedly killing their 6-year-old daughter in April, prosecutors said. Shana Pedroso, 38, was indicted for murder and her husband Marvin Brito, 38, was indicted for manslaughter in the slaying of their daughter, Sofia, according to District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.'s office.


  2. Owl rescued from soccer net in FitchburgRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 31 |

    Fitchburg firefighters responded to a call at Fitchburg High School Friday morning, but no people in the school were in danger. The firefighters arrived at the scene to help school maintenance crews free an owl that had gotten entangled in a soccer net, officials said.


  3. Man added to most wanted fugitive list after violent attack in TownsendRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 23, 2018 |

    State Police have added man accused of violently assaulting a woman in Townsend last March to its list of most wanted fugitives, the agency announced Thursday. Kevin J. Hamel, 49, is wanted on charges of kidnapping, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, domestic assault and battery, and vandalism, State Police said.


  4. College-bound? The fees could end up being a big surpriseRead the original story

    Aug 19, 2018 |

    Colleges and universities across the country sent out their invoices in recent weeks for the upcoming school year. Beyond traditional tuition, room, and meal costs itemized in the statements, institutions have tacked on a dizzying array of fees over the years, adding thousands of dollars to the cost of earning a degree and often leaving students and their families confused about why the final tab is higher than they expected.


  5. Stunning time-lapse video shows ominous storms rolling through Fitchburg this afternoonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2018 |

    A local photographer's time-lapse video showed just how menacing Tuesday afternoon's storms appeared to be as they rolled through Fitchburg. The video uploaded to Twitter by Dave Griffin shows a pocket of clouds growing darker and darker as the storm moved through the Central Massachusetts town.


  6. Marijuana cultivators expanding, but supply crunch predictedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 9, 2018 |

    On a recent weekday, a parade of construction workers in hard hats and reflective vests shuffled into a century-old brick mill building on the banks of the Nashua River, carrying tools and clipboards. Outside, another crew carefully hoisted a massive pump up to an open barn door on the second story.


  7. If you see Marty Walsh in the Merrimack Valley anytime soon, here's whyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2018 |

    Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and his former chief of staff, Dan Koh, campaigned together in Haverhill. The city is part of the Massachusetts Third Congressional District, where Koh is one of 10 Democrats vying for the party's nomination on Sept.


  8. Town of Orange hit 100 degrees SundayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2018 |

    The National Weather Service said the Central Massachusetts community was the only place in the state where ambient temperatures reached triple digits based on the data collection systems used by the Norton-based agency. It reached 100 degrees Sunday, the weather service said.


  9. In Fitchburg, a plane that's not so simpleRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2018 |

    It takes a village to raise a child. But it takes a city to raise a paper airplane - or at least a 64-foot-long corrugated-cardboard aircraft capable of breaking a world record.


  10. Mount Ida official tells Senate, - We had a perfect storm of failures'Read the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2018 |

    The head of a state Senate committee said she will push to subpoena top Mount Ida College officials after they did not appear at a heated hearing Wednesday, deepening questions about the degree to which the school hid its crumbling finances before it closed abruptly. Lawmakers spent hours on Wednesday questioning Carmin C. Reiss, the chair of Mount Ida's Board of Trustees, and University of Massachusetts Amherst leaders ahead of their planned $75 million agreement for UMass to buy the defunct school's Newton campus.


  11. Fitchburg students showed off an 18-foot-long prototype of the...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2018 |

    ' data-logged-out-omniture='var s=s_gi Header - Smart Bar_Marketing Gen"'> Students at the Arlington Center for the Arts, who are participating in the project, showed off an 18-foot-long prototype of the airplane. The full-size version is planned to be 64 feet long.


  12. Fund accepting donations for 6-year-old Fitchburg girl's burialRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2018 |

    A fund has been set up to pay for the burial of a 6-year-old girl who died under suspicious circumstances in Fitchburg. Police responding to a 911 call on April 10 reported that the girl was found unresponsive at her home on Stoneybrook Road.


  13. Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff In Fitchburg 911 call, dad said his daughter was not breathingRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 12, 2018 |

    Marvin Brito, who faces charges in connection with the death of his 6-year-old daughter, called Fitchburg police Tuesday to report that the girl was not breathing, according to police dispatch log entries released Thursday. A dispatcher noted that the caller was not at the family's home - where the girl was found unresponsive Tuesday afternoon - but "on his way there," according to log entries released by the Worcester district attorney's office.


  14. Fitchburg couple charged in assault that left girl, 6, deadRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2018 |

    Shana Pedroso became angry Tuesday morning when her 6-year-old daughter wouldn't take a drink, her son told authorities. Hours later, the girl was found unresponsive in her home on Stoneybrook Road with bruising "over her entire body," a Fitchburg police report said.


  15. Man and woman facing charges in connection with death of 6-year-old girl in FitchburgRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2018 |

    A man and a woman are now facing criminal charges in connection with the death of a 6-year-old girl who was found unresponsive in her Fitchburg home on Tuesday, Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.'s office said. The names of the people who are under arrest were not released nor were the charges they face in a brief statement issued by Early's office Wednesday.


  16. Death of 6-year-old girl triggers investigation in FitchburgRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2018 |

    Authorities are investigating the suspicious death of a 6-year-old girl who was found unresponsive at a Stoneybrook Road home on Tuesday, according to the Worcester district attorney's office. Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. said at a late afternoon news conference that police responded to a 911 call at 139 Stoneybrook Road just before noon.


  17. Massachusetts students borrowing more to attend public universitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2018 |

    Once upon a time in Massachusetts, students looking for an affordable path to a college degree turned to the state's public colleges and universities. But that option is becoming increasingly pricey for students and their families and forcing more of them to borrow ever larger sums of money to graduate, undermining a long-held reputation of public colleges and universities as the cheaper alternative for the middle class.


  18. The day they ask me to carry a gun in the classroom is the last day I teach'Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2018 |

    Kristen Frazier, an eighth-grade teacher in Fitchburg, accepts the grim possibility that she might have to risk her life and barricade a classroom door with her body in the event of a school shooting. She has also undergone training that helps teachers assess when they should flee, lock down, or try to fight back during an attack.


  19. Vibrant additions to the collection at Fitchburg Art MuseumRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 21, 2018 |

    For a small institution, the Fitchburg Art Museum has a permanent collection of impressive size. It owns about 5,000 objects.


  20. Digital First Media wins bidding for Boston Herald with $12m packageRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2018 |

    Digital First Media, a newspaper chain that owns two other dailies in Massachusetts, emerged as the winning bidder for the Boston Herald in a bankruptcy auction held Tuesday. The Denver-based company, which is also known as MediaNews Group, beat out two other bidders with a package that totaled nearly $12 million, according to the Herald's law firm, Brown Rudnick.


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