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"It's no one's business": Woman explains experience of medically-necessary abortion

WORCESTER – The Supreme Court's decision on abortion rights brought an Ashburnham mother back to a difficult experience in 2018. "I lost a baby that I very much wanted," Amanda Loiselle told WBZ-TV. Loiselle found herself at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester in need of an abortion. "At that point, I was at 19 weeks pregnant, but my baby had already passed away," she explained. "I needed a medically-necessary abortion or otherwise I would bleed out if I had just had the miscarriage." The procedure likely saved her life. That's why the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade was not only disheartening but...
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Cochituate State Park in Natick Closed June 28-29

NATICK – On Tuesday, June 28, 2022, and continuing through Wednesday, June 29, 2022, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will implement a park closure at Cochituate State Park in the Town of Natick to accommodate invasive aquatic species control work. Alternative local state parks include Callahan State...
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Julian Edelman makes feelings on Jimmy Garoppolo clear

Despite leading the San Francisco 49ers to the NFC Championship game last year, the question of Jimmy Garoppolo’s toughness was still questioned by some of his ex-teammates. New England Patriots starting tight end Martellus Bennett recently appeared on the podcast Double Coverage With The McCourty Twins and offered some candid thoughts about Garoppolo, who he says left the team in a vulnerable spot.

Candidate suspends campaign after being accused of assaulting rival at abortion rally

A candidate for the state legislature saw his campaign come to an unceremonious end over the weekend after he was accused of physically attacking his opponent.The incident took place at the Providence, Rhode Island state house on Friday evening, hours after the Supreme Court’s ruling overturning decades of precedent to scrap Roe vs Wade was announced. As supporters of abortion rights grew in front of the state capital, off-duty police officer and Republican state Senate candidate Jeann Lugo joined the crowd.It’s still not clear exactly what happened next, but his Democratic opponent Jennifer Rourke says Mr Lugo punched her in...

3 teens killed in Brimfield, Massachusetts, crash identified

BRIMFIELD, Mass. — The three teenagers killed early Sunday in a crash in Brimfield, Massachusetts, have been identified by state police. Vincent J. Ardizzoni, 17, of Holland, Shane M. Douglas, 18, of West Brookfield and Dominick P. Gardner, 17, of Oxford, died in the crash at 12:50 a.m. in the area of 40 East Brimfield-Holland Road.

Breeze Airways to postpone additional flight routes from Providence

(WJAR) — In addition to postponing direct flights from Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport to Los Angeles this summer, Breeze Airways will also postpone two additional routes until next year. The airline confirmed to NBC 10 that it is postponing routes to Savannah, Georgia, and Columbus, Ohio. Breeze...

Teenage Girl Goes Missing, Lowell Police Say

Police in Lowell, Massachusetts, are looking for a missing 16-year-old girl who may either be in the Lowell area or in Framingham. Rhaissa DeSouza is 5-foot-2 with brown hair and eyes, according to the Lowell Police Department. She was last seen in a black sweatshirt, blue jeans and light pink Nike Air sneakers.

Best Move Of Patriots Offseason? NFL Writer Notes Specific Trade Return

A majority of media pundits and fans likely will reflect on what the New England Patriots lost rather than what they gained when dissecting this offseason. The free-agent departures of cornerback J.C. Jackson and Ted Karras, the trade of Shaq Mason, and the obvious questions about the coaching staff all have caused a cloud to hover over One Patriot Place leading up to the 2022-23 campaign.
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Wellesley public works taking fresh look at RDF give-and-take area

The reusables area at the Wellesley Recycling & Disposal Facility has reopened for the season and is in full swing, for good and bad. Residents are scooping up bargain toys, sports gear, and furniture, while resellers are swooping in to snag bikes and other donations before they hit the shelves. Some argue that those donating shouldn’t care who’s taking their stuff, as long as it’s staying out of landfills, while others counter that such profiteering isn’t in the spirit of the area. Still others recommend avoiding the whole scene and just making the donations and exchanges via online groups like Wellesley Give and Take.

Amtrak and MBTA commuter rails face delays due to downed tree

Three Amtrak trains and MBTA commuter trains are facing delays after a downed tree was caught in the overhead catenary wires. The three Amtrak trains -- numbered 94, 84 and 2170-- began moving around 10:30 p.m. after being held up in Providence for around an hour. Amtrak said the three...

Attleboro's Chatfield will turn pro in September

RUMFORD, R.I. (WJAR) — After graduating from Notre Dame, Davis Chatfield had his eyes set on returning to his home course Wannamoisett Country Club for his sixth and final Northeast Amateur where he finished in the top 15. "It means a ton. Just, the membership puts so much into...

Chris Murphy Latest Red Sox Prospect To Earn Promotion To Triple-A

The Boston Red Sox farm system is loaded with pitching prospects on the brink of breaking onto the major league roster. With the latest transaction, that group of talented hurlers is expanding, with another promising arm entering the mix. “Chris Murphy, who the Red Sox just promoted to Triple-A Worcester,...

Red Sox promote top pitching prospect Chris Murphy to Triple-A Worcester

On the heels of being named Eastern League Pitcher of the Week on Monday, Red Sox pitching prospect Chris Murphy has been promoted from Double-A Portland to Triple-A Worcester, per the team’s minor-league transactions log. Murphy, 24, was originally selected by the Sox in the sixth round of the...