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Teen Injured When Car Hits School Bus in Killingly
A 14-year-old was taken to the hospital after a driver hit the back of a school bus in Killingly Tuesday morning. Police said a school bus was heading north on Route 12 and was stopped with the school bus stop sign and stop bar on and another driver was who was right behind the bus hit the back of it.
Town of Burrillville explores sites for new federally-funded skate park
BURRILLVILLE – A project to build a new skate park in Burrillville with help from a $500,000 federal grant is now underway, with town officials consulting with local youth as they explore potential new locations. “We’re looking into the sites,” Public Works Director Jeffrey McCormick told members of the...
View UConn vs. Arkansas Through Historic Tournament Numbers
Two iconic programs meet when the Razorbacks, Huskies collide in Las Vegas in the Sweet 16
Newborn abandoned in the cold outside of Massachusetts home, police say
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WBZ) - Police in Massachusetts are looking for a mom who allegedly left her newborn outside in the cold for two days. Juliannys Aviles came home and unexpectedly found a helpless baby boy on her doorstep, tucked in a car seat, cold and crying. “It was a blessing...
Timing and Impacts of New England's Storm Chances Over the Coming Days
A pronounced sea breeze is keeping coastal communities in the upper 40s, while inland towns may see temperatures climbing as high as the lower 60s. Clouds are also on the rise Wednesday night, with the chance of showers developing across Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts around and after midnight. A few more showers will spread across Vermont with sleet and snow in higher elevations, mostly snow will travel north of Maine early Thursday.
Where New England States Rank in America’s Great Resignation
America's Great Resignation continues and things have changed for each New England state for the most part and it's not all good. Quiet quitting means doing the absolute minimum amount of work your job requires and it often leads to resignation. Employees who quiet quit have basically had it with their jobs, but can't just quit until they've found a new one. Whether it's because of low pay, no salary or wage increase, or maybe a toxic work environment, I don't think it's a new concept. I think it just now just has a name since employees being mentally and emotionally checked out isn't a new concept.
This Is Massachusetts’s Best Dive Bar for Cheap Beer and Stiff Drinks
Fruitflies and I have something in common: we both love dive bars. So do the people at Mediafeed. So much so that they put together the latest definitive list of “The Best Dive Bar in Every State.” So if you’re like fruitflies and me, you’ll want to take note of the following dives and put them on your mental “must-hit” list for whenever you’re in these areas.
Police find ‘skimming device’ on Johnston ATM
Police are investigating after a skimming device was found attached to an ATM inside a Johnston gas station Tuesday.
Massachusetts State Police arrest Arkansas man after seizing four firearms, three large-capacity magazines
An Arkansas man was allegedly packing some serious heat while driving through Massachusetts. According to Dave Procopio of Massachusetts State Police, early Sunday morning, a Massachusetts State Trooper stopped a motorist from Arkansas in South Boston and found the man, who is not licensed to carry, in possession of four firearms and three large-capacity magazines, including a drum magazine holding 70 rounds.
Two years after fire, CT Hole in the Wall Gang Camp ‘rises from ashes’
After a fire destroyed part of the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Ashford in 2021, Amarilis Franjul said the event shook the spirit of the “magical place.” The camp, a summer retreat for seriously ill children, like Franjul’s 13-year-old daughter, Amarey Brookshire, who has been hospitalized dozens of times for sickle cell disease, provided a space where Frajul said kids could be kids and ...
Electric bills expected to decline substantially for 1.4 million Mass. customers
BOSTON — Starting in May , National Grid customers will start getting relief from soaring electric rates. The Department of Public Utilities announced Tuesday that it has approved basic service rate reductions that will lead to a roughly 40 percent reduction in a typical residential customer's monthly bill. The utility serves nearly 1.4 million electric customers.
Hometown Hero: Jacob Joyce, Ponaganset
GLOCESTER, RI (WPRI) — This week’s Cardi’s Furniture & Mattresses Hometown Sports Hero is Jacob Joyce. The Ponaganset Senior took home his third State Wrestling Title then earned his second straight New England Gold, helping the Chieftains earn the team titles in both competitions. “A lot of us have grown up together, we’ve trained a lot together,” Joyce said. “Obviously, […]
Gov. Maura Healey’s plan for a Mass. housing secretariat up for hearing on Monday
Gov. Maura Healey’s plan to reorganize the executive branch by dividing the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development into two secretariats focused separately on housing and economic development will get its vetting next week in front of lawmakers. The Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight scheduled...
Iconic Blues Musician Bringing Kick-Ass Shows To Massachusetts This Spring
A New England Music Hall of Fame inductee is bringing his signature sound to several shows in Massachusetts later this year, and you better have the stamina to keep up with the 73-year-oldJames Montgomery has been performing and making blues music for several decades, and the New England musician i…
Massachusetts man sentenced to prison for romance scam, stealing $4M from victims
A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to prison for his role in stealing more than $8 million from hundreds of people in a romance fraud scheme.
State funding may rise with refugee, immigrant arrivals
BOSTON — The Office for Refugees and Immigrants would see a $1 million boost in state funding to increase capacity and oversight, if the Legislature agrees with Gov. Maura Healey's budget recommendation, theState House News Service reported. Healey's budget includes the new $1 million line item at a time...
Popular Discount Retail Chain Larger Than a Football Field is Coming to New Hampshire and Massachusetts
Editor's note: This article was written by a Townsquare Media Northern New England contributor and may contain the individual's views, opinions, or personal experiences. Just in time for spring and summer, let's go shopping. Get ready to save some major bucks and go crazy for teen and pre-teen clothing, beach...
Senator: “Hey Sam is saving young people’s lives”
A confidential texting hotline for young people in need of support reported resounding success after its first full year in operation, but after Gov. Maura Healey proposed dropping state funding for the new lifeline, one senator said advocates need to "dig deep and push hard" to pack the $1 million back into the budget this spring.
Massachusetts to lift COVID-19 public health emergency
The COVID-19 public health emergency in Massachusetts will end on May 11th. It is the same date when the federal emergency is being lifted. Gov. Maura Healey’s office announced last week that she planned to end the public health emergency status that has been in place since the spring of 2021.
Feeling Like April
WARM WEATHER FOR THE WIN After hitting 60 in a few southern MA towns, we’re in for a pleasant night with most staying above freezing. A shift in the wind on Wednesday will cool down coastal communities. The beaches, and the Boston area, will likely spend the afternoon around 50 degrees. An east wind, or sea breeze, will do that this time of year (water temperatures are still in the lower 40s). Interior towns will reach the upper 50s to lower 60s again. UNSETTLED TURN
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