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Emergency crews pull car from Watershops Pond in Springfield

Dominick Gardner’s sister Nakkia organized the vigil at Memorial Field in Webster because she tells us Dominick played football there when he was younger. Exclusive: sisters of Brimfield crash victim remember brother as ‘happy kid he was’. Updated: 10 hours ago. Dominick Gardner just finished his junior year...
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Worcester State Rep. accepts plea deal in drunk driving arrest

BOSTON – A state lawmaker from Worcester accused of driving drunk with a blood alcohol level four times the legal limit has accepted a plea deal. State Rep. David LeBoeuf will lose his license for 45 days and will be forced to pay $600 in fines.LeBoeuf was arrested in April. State Police troopers said his SUV "appeared to be disabled and smoking" near the Adams MBTA station on the Burgin Parkway in Quincy.Police say they found nine empty nips and two cans of wine in his vehicle. His vehicle was also missing a front tire. LeBoeuf apologized and said he would get treatment. 
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Missing playhouse taken from Hadley driveway has been found

A missing playhouse has been found and returned. On Monday, June 27, Hadley Police officers returned a missing playhouse that was accidentally taken from a resident’s driveway, according to a post on the department’s Facebook page. On Saturday, Hadley police posted on their Facebook page that community members...

Bronx man sentenced for drug trafficking in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) - A Bronx man has been sentenced in federal court in Springfield for his role in a large-scale drug conspiracy that trafficked dozens of kilos of heroin and fentanyl into Springfield from New York City and the Dominican Republic every month. 35-year-old Marvin Ortega was sentenced to...

Friends and family gather in memory of Brimfield crash victim

Exclusive: sisters of Brimfield crash victim remember brother as ‘happy kid he was’. Dominick Gardner just finished his junior year at Tantasqua Regional High School. His sisters spoke exclusively with Western Mass News Tuesday about how great of a kid he was and how much he is already missed.

Browsing Brimfield’s antiques markets with Martha Stewart herself

NEEDHAM, Mass. — Legendary lifestyle guruMartha Stewart was among the hopeful shoppers visiting the Brimfield Antiques markets in May 2022. She told Shayna Seymour she keeps coming back because she loves the excitement of finding a "treasure." Frank Kaminski, of Beverly-based Kaminski Auctions, agrees. When he shops at Brimfield, he is looking for items to take to his auction house.

Worcesteria: Of stolen campaign signs and torn down Pride flags

A political campaign in someone’s yard, a flag representing a social cause hanging off a building: They’re innocuous enough, but sometimes they have a way of getting under people’s skin. Perhaps it’s best if we start with something almost insignificant … a nuisance, really. Twitter and Facebook...

O'Connor's to keep name, restaurant staff following sale this summer

WORCESTER, Mass. - A beloved restaurant in Worcester is being sold after over three decades in business. O’Connor’s Restaurant and Bar is being sold to Dennis and Jennifer Maxwell, and their son, Kyle. Owners Brendan and Claire O’Connor have decided to retire. The O’Connors came to Worcester from...

This Amazing Sloth Experience at a Massachusetts Zoo is a Summer Vacation Must

Looking for a great summer road trip? We found a very wild and unique experience that all the animal lovers in your family will love. Located in Mendon, Massachusetts, Southwick's Zoo spans 200 acres with 850 animals and is considered New England's largest zoological experience. It's a two-hour drive from Berkshire County and offers visitors unique experiences beyond your basic zoo tours.

The Brimfield, Mass., antique markets draw vendors and shoppers from around the world

NEEDHAM, Mass. — Three times a year — May, July, and September — a stretch of Route 20 in Brimfield turns into a massive antiques fair. Antique shows run from Tuesday through Sunday. There are about two dozen fields, and each one makes its own schedule. Buyers often line up outside of a field on its first day, a tradition known as the "Brimfield Rush." Chronicle witnessed the rush atBrimfield Antique Shows at Hertan’s.
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Towns conducting reassessments for buildings and homes

(WFSB) - For some towns it’s that time of year for buildings and homes to have their reassessments conducted by their town’s tax assessors. Eyewitness News talked with a local tax assessor to understand all that goes into this process and what you need to know to effectively and safely prepare for your evaluation.

Small businesses provide big flavor in Brimfield, Massachusetts

NEEDHAM, Mass. — Nestled among the tents at the Brimfield Antiques markets is a family-run restaurant that keeps vendors coming back year after year. Suzanne and Joe Collins own theApple Barn Café. Most of the year, the café is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for breakfast and lunch. When the antiquers come to town, the café is open all week with extended hours.