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Candy corn is being recalled in Massachusetts

As we head into Halloween season, you may have started to see candy corn popping up at the grocery store or supermarket. However, one particular brand is going through a recall of the popular orange and yellow snack. Arcade Snacks issued a recall of its 15-ounce candy corn packages last...

Numerous central Massachusetts schools receive bomb threats

ASHBURNHAM, Mass. — Police in central Massachusetts communities responded to as many as 20 schools that received bomb threats on Tuesday morning. Gardner Mayor Michael Nicholson said in a statement that Gardner High School was one of the facilities to receive the bomb threat. "All students were evacuated and...

3 contractors charged with stealing over $60K from construction workers

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Attorney General Peter Neronha said Tuesday that three contractors were charged for stealing over $60,000 from construction workers. The attorney general’s office said that 33-year-old Eduardo Benitez, 36-year-old Teresa Rojas, and 25-year-old Yuliana Gonzalez allegedly stole a total of $64,000 from 14 workers the construction and renovation of RISE Prep Mayoral Academy in Woonsocket in 2018 and 2019.

Massachusetts man sentenced to prison due to drug and violent crime activity throughout the state

BOSTON – A Massachusetts man was sentenced for racketeering and drug trafficking conspiracies stemming from his involvement in the street gang, NOB. 27-year-old Joshua Teixeira, a/k/a “Trouble,” of Boston was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Leo T. Sorokin to seven years in prison and three years of supervised release. In April 2022, Teixeira pleaded guilty to one count of RICO conspiracy and one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances.

​​Here are some ways to lower your electric bill

MASSACHUSETTS RESIDENTS HAVE some options to avoid – or at least sidestep for awhile — the sky-high electricity rates coming this winter. National Grid provided a glimpse of what’s coming last week, when it announced its basic service rate would jump to a record 39 cents a kilowatt hour starting November 1. That’s nearly four times the current 11.5-cent rate and close to three times last winter’s 14.8-cent rate. The new winter rate, if approved by state regulators, will increase the typical customer’s utility bill by $114 a month, or 64 percent., for the next six months.

Happy hour consequences in Massachusetts not worth it, Baker says

By Chris Lisinski, State House News ServiceBOSTON, SEPTEMBER 26, 2022 (State House News Service) - A measure that would allow cities and towns to revive happy hour within their borders would "most likely" receive Gov. Charlie Baker's veto if it reached his desk, the governor said Monday, imperiling the fate of a controversial idea that remains tied up in legislative negotiations. Supporters of moving away from the 38-year-old statewide ban on discounted drink promotions argue that the availability of on-demand rides through platforms like Uber and Lyft ease some drunken driving concerns, but Baker said he continues to believe happy...

Vehicle Strikes Deer; Tips To Avoid Collisions

FRAMINGHAM – A vehicle struck a deer early Monday morning, September 26. The crash happened at 1:32 a.m. at 39 Loring Drive in Framingham. Police said there were no human injuries. No citations were issued. There are now more than 95,000 white-tailed deer in Massachusetts. Densities range from about...

Florida doctor at the center of Middletown dine-and-dash cases

(WJAR) — A Florida native’s recent run in with the law isn’t adding up after his career of service which spans more than two decades. Anthony Addesa, 58, of Palm Beach, Florida, was arrested on Friday in Woonsocket. He is accused of skipping out on tabs for numerous local restaurants around Aquidneck Island.

This Awe Inspiring Holiday Lights Display Returns To Gillette

During the pandemic, the human race found some pretty incredible ways to innovate. Many of those innovations were aimed at having fun. We needed to find ways to still have fun while social distancing. As a result, many "in person" events were transitioned to being drive-in events. Concerts, church services,...

If You’re in New York Beware of This Bizarre Elevator Law

There's no doubt that Massachusetts has some strange laws and plenty of them. For example, we have covered some of the strangest laws the Bay State has to offer. However, many of these laws are no longer really active. For example, is somebody really going to be arrested or fined for snoring in their own home if the windows aren't closed or locked? Yeah, that is actually a Massachusetts law, albeit a strange one. You can read more about this Massachusetts head-scratching law by going here.

Hopkinton Today: Monday, Sept. 26

Good morning, Hopkinton! Welcome to the daily update we call Hopkinton Today — a quick recap of yesterday’s news, highlights of what’s on tap, and a photo and video of the day. As part of the Main Street Corridor Project this week, the contractor will raise castings...