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Friend says Worcester man who died in crash was always willing to lend a hand

WORCESTER ― Those who were close with Randy Adonoo, the Worcester man who died in a car crash in Bolton on Monday morning, could feel confident that, no matter the hour, their friend would be there to support them as soon as they needed him. Leticia Adriana Flores, who met Adonoo at Quinsigamond Community College while they were both students there, was among the many friends and loved ones who took to social media to honor...

After electrical-room fire, Plumley Village residents waiting for go-ahead to return to apartments

WORCESTER - Workers were rushing to repair the fire-damaged electrical system at the Plumley Village high-rise as displaced residents waited for the OK to return home. More than 300 residents evacuated their apartments early Thanksgiving morning when an electrical-room fire cut power to the 16-story apartment building. The fire, at 16 Laurel St.,...

Two stores hit with underage liquor violations during police sting

GRAFTON — A convenience store hit with its third violation in five years for selling alcohol to minors will lose its liquor license for two weeks in December, the Select Board ruled last week. Ultra Mart at 215 Worcester St. (Route 122) is barred from selling any type of...


• 1:51 a.m.: Motor vehicle stop, Worcester Street. Summons issued for a motor vehicle lights violation, operating a motor vehicle with registration suspended and uninsured motor vehicle. • 3:27 p.m.: Disturbance/loud noise, East Street. Referred to other agency. • 7:56 p.m.: Motor vehicle stop, Providence Road and King Street. Citation...

Massachusetts Army veteran facing up to 5 years in prison for threatening organization against gun violence

BOSTON – A Massachusetts man pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in Springfield to sending threatening communications to the Department of Veterans Affairs. 31-year-old Drummond Neil Smithson pleaded guilty to one count of use of interstate communications to transmit a threat to injure. U.S. District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni scheduled sentencing for Feb. 2, 2023 in federal court in Worcester. Smithson was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 12, 2022.

Here’s how Mass. residents can save money on high winter utility bills

Massachusetts residents struggling to pay expensive utility bills can explore several options to offset costs. Attorney General Maura Healey, Project Bread and regional food banks across the commonwealth — including the Worcester County Food Bank and the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts — have collaborated on a multilingual education campaign to help Bay Staters navigate financial assistance programs. Resource flyers about energy bills will be distributed at community and nonprofit service organizations, Healey’s office said.

Three-bedroom home in Worcester sells for $370,000

Caryn Gage bought the property at 441 Burncoat Street, Worcester, from Aaron D Fill and Megan I Fill on Nov. 2, 2022, for $370,000 which represents a price per square foot of $262. The property features three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an underground/basement. It sits on a 5,614-square-foot lot. Additional...

Early-morning Black Friday bustle subdued in Massachusetts this year

BURLINGTON, Mass. – Black Friday got off to a relatively slow start this year. “I was expecting five tents over there and a ton of other people in the parking lot, but it’s just empty right now,” said Best Buy shopper Zack, who was the first through the doors at the Burlington location Friday morning. “I’m kind of surprised there were no cars on the road. I think everyone is just doing stuff online.”

Study: Massachusetts Makes Top 3 List Of Healthiest States

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Massachusetts made the top three in a new study revealing the healthiest states in the United States. The online fitness resource, Total Shape, conducted the study by analyzing data on various health indicators in each state. Gym memberships, amount of gyms per 100,000 people, the percentage of adult smokers, and obesity rates in each state were a few of the indicators analyzed.