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America's Only Brewery Run By Trappist Monks Is Shutting Down

It was a bold idea to begin with. For generations, Trappist monks in Europe have been brewing beer under strict guidelines to cover living expenses at their monastery – and along the way, created some of the most highly-regarded beers on the planet: names like Westvleteren, Rochefort, and Orval. However, Trappist monasteries exist all over the globe, and nothing prevented other monks from brewing their beers to International Trappist Association's standards and joining the tiny Trappist beer club.
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A Quartet Of Fine Feathered Friends Are Back In Massachusetts

It is safe to say that those of the four legged variety are much more content in their natural habitat. Case in point: A quartet of barred owls have made their return to The Bay State, thanks to the assistance of a retired member of Massachusetts' Birds of Prey Rehabilitation Home. 81 year old Tom Ricardi remains active in a post he held for almost four decades. He is based in neighboring Conway which is situated in Franklin county, just east of the beautiful Berkshires and ironically these birds did not have far to go as they made an all important pit stop before their final journey took them to Deerfield.

2 more people found dead in Worcester home days after fire, raising death toll to 4

WORCESTER, Mass. — Two more people have died as a result of a fire at a Worcester apartment building, bringing the fire's death toll to four. Acting Fire Chief Martin Dyer announced Monday that K-9s from the Massachusetts State Police and Auburn Fire Department found the body of a third victim at 8 a.m. inside 2 Gage St., while the fourth victim's body was found at 1 p.m.

South Hadley mourning death of third grade students

SOUTH HADLEY, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - The South Hadley school community is mourning the loss of a third grade student. Acting South Hadley Public Schools Superintendent Mark McLaughlin told Western Mass News that Ansleigh McDaniel died on Sunday. She was a student at Mosier Elementary School. McLaughlin told us the District...

Worcester triple-decker fire death toll grows to 4 after additional victims discovered

WORCESTER (CBS) – The bodies of two more victims were found during the search of a 6-family Worcester apartment building that caught fire on Saturday, bringing the death total to at least four people. Heavy fire broke out around 3:30 a.m. at the triple-decker on Gage Street. Firefighters initially said Saturday that two people died and three others were hurt during the fire. Investigators returned to the scene Monday and found a third victim around 8 a.m. Several hours later, a fourth victim was discovered. Firefighters are searching the debris by hand. Though no one is considered missing currently, investigators said they cannot rule out finding additional victims. There were a number of challenges for firefighters searching the building, including water damage, a collapsed roof, and snakes that had to be removed from one of the apartments. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Man accused of stabbing Worcester bus driver in face held without bail

WORCESTER, MASS. (WHDH) - A man accused of stabbing a Worcester bus driver in the face last week was held without bail after appearing in Court Monday. Dashaun Stokes-SIms, 28, pleaded not guilty to several charges including assault with intent to murder. He will be back in court Friday for a dangerousness hearing.

AG Identifies Man Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting at New Boston Space Force Station

Attorney General John M. Formella and New Hampshire State Police Colonel Nathan Noyes announce additional information concerning the fatal officer-involved shooting that took place in New Boston, New Hampshire. At approximately 11:30 p.m. on Friday, May 13, 2022, there was a fatal officer-involved shooting incident on an access road to...