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Hike rescued after falling headfirst on Mount Monadnock

JAFFREY, N.H. – A 63-year-old Boston man was rescued by a medical helicopter after he fell headfirst while descending Mount Monadnock in New Hampshire.It happened Thursday on the white dot trail.Rescuers decided because of the nature of the man's fall and injuries, using the helicopter to reach him was the safest solution.The helicopter landed near the summit, and transported the man to Elliot Hospital in Manchester.The extent of the man's injuries were not released. 
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In its second season, Polar Park has helped transform Worcester’s Canal District, but it’s also introduced new challenges

It’s a late spring weeknight and Polar Park is packed and boisterous. The Worcester Red Sox are playing a home game and there’s an energy in the air. Outside the park, the streets are quieter. As the fans enter the gates, the streets in Worcester’s Canal District begin to empty. Stragglers stay for dinner in one of the neighborhood’s restaurants, but the majority of visitors are there for the main event.
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Police investigating pickup truck crash in Lancaster

LANCASTER, MASS. (WHDH) - Police are investigating after a pickup truck left the roadway on Route 2 in Lancaster and was heavily damaged Saturday night. Several crews could be seen investigating and collecting evidence around the severely caved-in and dented frame of the track resting in the grass off the highway.

Concord police issue arrest warrant for man in connection with shooting

Police have issued an arrest warrant for a man in connection with a shooting that left one individual hospitalized, according to a statement by Concord Police. Concord police have issued an arrest for 41-year-old Evan Hollins in connection with the shooting of another male individual that took place Saturday evening.

Elegant New England Home with French Colonial Influence

This sophisticated residence in Wellesley, Massachusetts is a family friendly home with quiet elegance. The exterior of the house is inspired by French Colonial architecture, and is clad in New England fieldstone and Vermont slate. Catalano Architects, and Liz Caan & Co. collaborated on the project to create the perfect...
Watertown News

Police Log: Man Caught Wandering Around Construction Site, Juveniles Vandalize Signs in Parking Lot

The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department. June 23, 5:02 a.m.: A worker at a construction site on Arsenal Street spotted a man walking around inside the fence who did not appear to belong. Police were called and when they spoke to the man he said that he was fixing the fence. Officers confirmed that he did not work there, and there were numerous “no trespassing” signs. At first the man provided a false name and date of birth. Police took him into custody for trespassing and at the Police Station they found out his real name and discovered he had five outstanding warrants: four from Brookline District Court (for four counts of larceny from a building, one count of larceny under $1,200, one count of possession of a Class A drug, and one count of trespassing) and one from Charlestown District Court for breaking and entering during the daytime, larceny from a building, and trespassing. When he was being booked, Police found that the man had a ziplock bag with what appeared to be methamphetamine. Robert Richards, 34, homeless, was arrested for trespassing, possession of a Class A drug, and the warrants.

What is Open & Closed on Independence Day 2022

FRAMINGHAM – Monday is July 4, also known as Independence Day. Most federal, state and municipal offices are closed Monday. The holiday commemorates the Declaration of Independence of the United States, on July 4, 1776. This will be the 246th celebration. In 1781, the Massachusetts General Court became the...

“Weather Spectacular” Has Arrived!

Clouds give way to a sunshine-filled day after a stormy Saturday that left rainfall of around 1” in just one hour in Framingham and Worcester. This unsettled weather is long gone, with the exception of some spotty light showers near the Islands and coastal waters this morning. Sign up...

Views: Vintage Millbury -- Think pink, or yellow or brown

Can you picture the Asa Waters painted pink? Most people don’t realize that the Asa Waters Mansion has been painted several different colors throughout its existence, usually based on the fashion trends of the day. In 1998, an exterior paint study was performed utilizing original paint chips, albeit very...
Watertown News

Nine Properties in Watertown Were Sold This Week

Several condos, a pair of two-family homes and a single family home were sold this week. 9 Westland Rd #1, 2 bedroom 1 bathroom 1,116 sq. ft. Condo, Sold: $706,500. 24 Gilbert St., 5 bedroom 3 bathroom 2,722 sq. ft. 2 Family, Sold: $1,307,000. 50 Carey Ave. APT 9, 2...

Ex-State Senator Charged with Stealing Gun From Constituent

A former Massachusetts state senator and Republican candidate for Congress has been charged after allegedly stealing a gun from an elderly constituent and misleading investigators about what happened, Attorney General Maura Healey said Friday. Investigators said Dean Tran, 46, of Fitchburg, used his position as a public official to intimidate...

Koopman Lumber & Hardware acquires Boilard Lumber in western MA

WHITINSVILLE, -- Koopman Lumber, a family-owned and -operated business since 1939 with 10 locations in eastern Massachusetts, including North Grafton, has announced it has acquired Boilard Lumber, another family-owned and operated retail lumber yard providing building supplies since 1936 in Indian Orchard. “We’re excited about the opportunities this merger presents,”...

'As long as I have the ball' - Bravehearts' Kyle Rizy of Fiskdale cherishes whatever role he may have on the mound

WORCESTER — Kyle Rizy has played plenty of baseball over the past eight years. The 20-year-old Fiskdale resident has suited up for, among others, Evolution Baseball, Tantasqua Regional, Worcester Academy, Bryant University, and, currently, the Worcester Bravehearts. No matter the uniform, what he relishes above all else is standing...