Crews battle 2-alarm fire at auto repair store in Billerica

BILLERICA, MASS. (WHDH) - Crews battled a 2-alarm fire at an auto repair store in Billerica on Saturday, police said. Emergency crews responding to a reported fire at Midas Muffler on Boston Road around 12 p.m. found smoke pouring out of the roof of the building. Fire crews from Burlington,...
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New Poll – Who Cuts Your Grass?

Yesterday as I was cutting the lawn I was wondering how many people cut their own lawn. You have a lot of time to think of these idle thoughts when you’re going back and forth cutting your grass. I see landscapers all over my neighborhood cutting people’s lawns and I was just curious as to how many people do it themselves. In a 2017 poll it was estimated that 40% of the country uses some kind of lawn service. Service is broader than just cutting, but still 40% seems high to me.
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Hudson Garden Club Announces 2021 Scholarship Recipient

Hudson Garden Club recently awarded a $500 scholarship to a graduating high school senior in memory of Sandra Joyce, a founding member of the Club. Jeremy Bullock was named recipient of the 2021 Sandra Joyce Memorial Scholarship. Bullock, who graduated from Uxbridge High School on June 5, will study biotechnical...
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Here's the list of local students graduating from college and high school

Local Lasell University college graduates were honored at commencement ceremonies on May 15, 2021. Local graduates include: Aria Conte of Wellfleet, with a bachelor of science degree in hospitality management and Chase King of Wellfleet, with a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice. The ceremony was at the school's Taylor Field in Newton.
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Rain Ends, Sun and Clouds Stick Around Through Sunday

Mother nature offered up a nice drink of water for a small portion of New England last night. A stripe of rain stretched from southern Vermont and western Massachusetts across into eastern Massachusetts in the predawn hours, with up to 3/4 of an inch just north of Boston. In the...

Wildcats fall just short in first outside meet

WILMINGTON – It’s one of the oldest clichés in sports to say that the final score doesn’t tell the whole story of how an event actually played out. On the other hand, clichés are often clichés because they are true. One of the most recent examples of this came last...

Boys continue winning streak; pick up two more league victories

WILMINGTON – The Wilmington High Boys Lacrosse team has certainly picked a good time to be playing their best lacrosse of the season. After getting off to an 0-6 start to the season, the Wildcats have reeled off four straight wins, including two this past week to finish their regular season with a 4-6 record as they prepare to compete in the Middlesex League Tournament beginning on Thursday when they take on Reading High School.

Tewksbury tops Dracut/Lawrence, ends season with 2-2 record

TEWKSBURY – Last Thursday night, the Tewksbury Memorial High School girls track-and-field team closed off its abbreviated dual meet season with a convincing 102-35 home victory over Lawrence/Dracut, putting their Merrimack Valley Conference record at 2-2. “We put forth a pretty consistent effort across the boards. This season and really the entire year, has been bizarre for so many different reasons, so today felt about as normal as anything has felt in years,” said head coach Fran Cusick. “There was a good energy on the track, we had a nice crowd, beautiful weather, a ton of alumni who showed up at the meet to help out or just watch and say hi, so it was a great way to end the regular season.”

First Church Bedford to Host 70th Strawberry Festival

Bedford’s First Congregational Church, 25 Great Road, will celebrate summer with its 70th Strawberry Festival to be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 17. This popular outdoor event will feature strawberry shortcakes on sale, rain or shine. Enjoy fresh strawberries, old fashioned biscuits and Bedford Farms vanilla ice cream, topped with homemade chocolate sauce and whipped cream. Hot fudge sundaes will also be available. Prices range from $5 to $7, with discounts for military, first responders, health-care workers, and teachers.

Boston Pops at Tanglewood July 4, filling in for James Taylor

Lenox — The prospect of a July reopening brings a sense of giddy anticipation to Tanglewood fans everywhere, especially with the festival’s ticket supply doubling on June 21. But until Friday afternoon, there was no joy in Lenox for James Taylor fans who recently learned that his August Tanglewood appearance had been postponed until July 2022. (Not much joy for James, either.) The good news is that on Friday the Boston Symphony Orchestra announced an alternative popular music act to appear at Tanglewood on the evening of July 4, the night traditionally reserved for Mr. Taylor’s show.

Massachusetts Public University Medication Abortion Bill Stirs Debate

Public universities in Massachusetts would be required to provide medication abortion options to students and offer referrals for abortion care services not provided in their health centers under legislation advocates said would help promote equity and increase the number of students who graduate. The bill (H 2399 / S 1470),...