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  1. Boston fire district chief arrested on OUI charge in WarehamRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 4 |

    A district chief with the Boston Fire Department was arrested over the weekend for allegedly driving drunk at a Wareham community event, authorities said. "The Boston Fire Department is aware of the allegations facing Chief Mark Buchanan," Commissioner Joseph Finn said in a statement.


  2. Bird sightings across the regionRead the original story

    Saturday Sep 1 |

    There were many out-of-season sightings of red crossbills last week, including three at the Middlesex School in Concord and two at the Mass Audubon's Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary in Sharon. There were also groups of four spotted at other locations in Sharon.


  3. Man who survived Hanson plane crash is paralyzedRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 26 |

    A man who survived the crash of a small plane that killed his brother, the pilot of the aircraft, is paralyzed and may never walk again, according to a spokesman for the men's family. "He's going to be paralyzed from the waist down for life, and he's still got a lot of internal injuries, a spinal injury, too many broken things to list," said Adam Proulx, the family spokesman.


  4. A reminder from Provincetown: Pilgrims stopped here firstRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 20, 2018 |

    With preparations under way to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims landing, Provincetown wants everyone to remember: We were first. While the town of Plymouth gets most of the attention, it's important to note that the Pilgrims first touched American soil at the tip of Cape Cod, in Provincetown.


  5. Swansea man charged with ordering ketamine from Africa to Carver group homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2018 |

    A Swansea man was arraigned Thursday on a drug-dealing charge in connection with ordering shipments of ketamine from Africa to his home and the Carver adult group home where he works, according to the Plymouth district attorney's office. James W. Carey, 39, was charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute ketamine at his arraignment in Wareham District Court.


  6. Shark sightings force swimmers out of the water in Plymouth, Cape CodRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 6, 2018 |

    Swimmers at Plymouth and Wellfleet beaches looking to catch a break from the oppressive heat were forced out of the water Monday afternoon after sharks were spotted lurking nearby. Plymouth beaches were closed after a great white shark was seen off Manomet Point.


  7. On the Cape, tourists and locals take sharks in strideRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 8, 2018 |

    A purple flag emblazoned with a white shark flies at Nauset Beach year-round, indicating the presence of dangerous marine life. Safety signs reading "Be Shark Smart" welcome visitors entering the Orleans waterfront.


  8. bird sightingsRead the original story

    Jun 30, 2018 |

    Last week's highlight was a brown pelican at Eel Point on Nantucket, which also hosted a yellow-crowned night-heron. A continuing snowy owl was also spotted at various locations on the island, a rarity this late in the summer.


  9. Cape Ann artisans open their studiosRead the original story

    May 27, 2018 |

    Nothing like enjoying a day at the beach - and taking in some art as well. The Cape Ann Artisans 35th Open Studio Tour will showcase the work of nearly two dozen artists in Rockport and Gloucester this weekend.


  10. Bird sightingsRead the original story

    May 26, 2018 |

    As the spring migration winds down, many birds will be heading north for the Boreal Forest, but breeding birds are settling into their summer in the Commonwealth. Plum Island: At Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, sightings included 80 long-tailed ducks, all three species of scoters, a yellow-bellied flycatcher, three mourning warblers, six bay-breasted warblers, one late palm warbler, and 13 Wilson's warblers.


  11. Wareham man indicted on charges that he left woman for dead in house he set on fireRead the original story

    May 25, 2018 |

    A grand jury has indicted a 40-year-old Wareham man on charges he knocked a woman unconscious and left her for dead in a house he set fire to, according to the Plymouth district attorney's office. Mondel Johnson is facing two counts of armed assault with the intent to murder, arson of a dwelling, two counts of assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, and malicious damage to property.


  12. Lawyer charged with smuggling drugs into Plymouth jail for inmateRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2018 |

    A lawyer allegedly used her attorney privileges to smuggle Suboxone into the Plymouth County House of Correction last week for an inmate, officials said Thursday. Elana Gordon, 42, will appear in Plymouth District Court for arraignment Thursday on various drug charges, District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz's office said in a statement.


  13. Forecasters issue advisory on dense fog along coastRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2018 |

    Dense fog conditions are expected to persist until 9 a.m. across Eastern Massachusetts along with Cape Cod and the Islands, the National Weather Service said Tuesday. The service issued a "dense fog advisory" that will remain in effect until 9 a.m. Tuesday for portions of Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth and Bristol counties as well as Cape Cod and the Islands.


  14. Man who allegedly shot at police will be arraigned in his hospital bedRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2018 |

    The man police shot in Plymouth Thursday night after he allegedly fired at them will be arraigned in his hospital bed Friday afternoon on a slew of criminal charges, authorities said. Michael Walsh, 36, is to be arraigned at 2 p.m. at Massachusetts General Hospital, Plymouth District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz's office said.


  15. Plymouth police shoot armed man during domestic disturbance callRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2018 |

    Police shot a 36-year-old armed man who was involved in a domestic disturbance with his wife Thursday night after he shot at them, Police Chief Michael Botieri said. The man, who was not identified, was flown to a Boston hospital for treatment of undisclosed injuries.


  16. 12-year-old Plymouth boy expected to survive after allegedly being stabbed in neck by his motherRead the original story

    Apr 25, 2018 |

    A Plymouth woman stabbed her 12-year-old son with a knife at their home Wednesday morning and then stabbed herself, Plymouth police said. Plymouth police Captain John Rogers said police received a report of domestic violence at a home on Little Sandy Pond Road around 7 a.m. Wednesday.


  17. Ed Markey calls on nuclear regulators to protect plants against rising seasRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2018 |

    Massachusetts Senator Edward J. Markey is calling on the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission to ensure that the spent fuel at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station and other nuclear plants around the country is safely protected from rising seas. In a letter sent Monday to the commission's chairman, Markey expressed "serious concerns" about the plant's plans to store the radioactive material in more than 60 large cylinders called dry casks, eight of which are just 200 feet from the shoreline at an elevation of about 25 feet above Plymouth Bay.


  18. Craig F. Walker / Globe Staff Environmentalists want nuclear waste movedRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2018 |

    On a concrete pad about 25 feet above Plymouth Bay, eight massive steel-reinforced concrete cylinders hold the remains of the radioactive fuel that has kept the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station running since the 1970s. When the plant begins decommissioning next year, Pilgrim officials expect to fill another 54 of the so-called dry casks, which are 18 feet tall, weigh 360,000 pounds, and emit small amounts of radiation.


  19. Recalling the flu pandemic of 1918Read the original story

    Apr 1, 2018 |

    As World War I began to wane, another scourge spread across the globe. The influenza pandemic of 1918 killed an estimated 50 million people around the world, including tens of thousands in Massachusetts.


  20. In a Plymouth County first, man convicted of supplying drugs that caused fatal overdoseRead the original story

    Mar 30, 2018 |

    In the first conviction of its kind in Plymouth County, a Whitman man was found guilty of supplying drugs that caused the fatal overdose of a 25-year-old woman, prosecutors announced on Friday. Following an 8-day trial, a jury found Steven D. Foss, 36, guilty of manslaughter, five counts of distribution of a class A substance, heroin, and one count each of possession with intent to distribute a Class A substance, heroin, and intimidation of a witness, according to the Plymouth district attorney's office said in a statement.


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