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Celebrate July 4th with Free Festivities and Fireworks in Downtown Lowell, Massachusetts!
The City of Lowell in Massachusetts will hold its Fourth of July celebration on July 4, 2023, from 5:00PM to 9:30PM at Boarding House Park in downtown Lowell. The free, family-friendly event will feature live music and entertainment, food trucks, street performers, and face painting.
WILMINGTON POLICE LOG for May 29, 2023: Dracut Man Arrested On OUI Charges Thanks To Vigilant McDonald’s Employee & Customer
WILMINGTON, MA — Below are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log from Monday, May 29, 2023:. An Uber driver reported passengers caused damage to the inside of his vehicle. (2:06am) A party reported a past assault due to a disagreement over marijuana. (3:40pm) Stephen McGurn (60, Dracut) was arrested...
Every Market Basket in Massachusetts Ranked From Best to Worst According to Customers
“From the Basket to the Casket.” It’s a catchy saying many in Massachusetts use to profess their love of Market Basket. Since moving to Waltham I have fallen in love with Market Basket. And although sometimes I’m a little overwhelmed when walking into the Waltham Market Basket due to the high traffic, I appreciate the cleanliness and overall quality of the store – and I love their prices (sometimes). I have come to understand why Market Basket isn’t just a grocery store, it’s a way of life.
Mass. State Lottery winner: Mass. man bought $1M ticket from store near N.H. border
A man from Massachusetts bought a lottery ticket worth $1 million from a store just over the New Hampshire border in the Bay Tate, the Massachusetts State Lottery announced. Gary Cheney, a Lowell man, won the $1 million prize from the lottery’s “$10,000,000 Premier Cash” scratch ticket game and came forward to claim the ticket on May 16.
The Unforgettable Encounter Jason Varitek Had at Canobie Lake Park in New Hampshire
It seemed like an ordinary day for everyone one summer day last August at Canobie Lake Park in Salem, New Hampshire. But it got flipped upside down right at the entrance because of a Red Sox legend. They say sometimes it's not great to meet your heroes. And while there...
‘Amazing’: 15 sets of twins, one set of triplets to graduate from Westford Academy
WESTFORD, MASS. (WHDH) - Westford Academy’s graduation ceremony Friday may seem a bit repetitive. That’s because Westford’s 400-something class of 2023 has 15 sets of twins and one set of triplets. “They hang out together. They play sports together. They do activities together,” said Dean of Students...
Nashua Fire Department cools off students with fire engine at field day
NASHUA, N.H. — Nashua Fire Rescue helped students in Nashua keep cool during their field day Thursday with a surprise. The fire department visited the students at Mount Pleasant School and brought their fire engine with them. The water was welcome with temperatures in the 90s.
Vermont State Police Log: Driver killed in crash identified
ADDISON COUNTY — On May 24, after the deadline for the last print edition of the Independent, Vermont State Police identified the driver who was killed in a May 19 crash in Ferrisburgh. Police reported that Katherine Looby, 36, of Waltham was killed when the Subaru she was driving on Route 7 near Dakin Farm in Ferrisburgh at around 12:12 a.m. crossed the centerline and crashed head-on into a tractor-trailer. The truck driver was not reported hurt, but a fire destroyed both vehicles.
Clemson extends second QB offer
Another top quarterback prospect in the 2025 class has picked up an offer from Clemson. Central Catholic (Lawrence, Mass.) four-star Blake Hebert announced the offer Thursday night after camping with the (...)
Burlington Firefighter Charged With Animal Cruelty Resigns as ‘Disturbing' New Details Emerge
A former Massachusetts firefighter who ran a dog training and boarding facility in South Boston was arraigned Wednesday on animal cruelty charges. Tyler Falconer, 30, who was suspended from his job with the Burlington Fire Department in March, is charged with three counts of animal cruelty by a custodian and three counts of improperly tethering or confining an animal. He was released on personal recognizance and ordered to return to court for a pre-trial hearing on July 18.
Neighbors Say Aloha to Longtime Tewksbury Letter Carrier
Mark Pitts plans to ride his motorcycle and travel in Hawaii with his wife, Jane. Prospect Hill Drive neighbors, including Joseph Kaskiewicz, above left, bid farewell yesterday to Tewksbury Letter Carrier Mark Pitts by attaching blue balloons to their mailboxes. “Mark will be missed,” said Michelle and Steve Lavargna. “If...
Hector Baez of Lawrence Gets 22-26 Years in Prison for the Murder of Delvis Paulino-Fernandez in 2020
A Lawrence man pleaded guilty to manslaughter Wednesday for a 2020 shooting on Newton St. that left one man dead and two others wounded, Essex County District Attorney Paul F. Tucker announced. Hector Baez, 25, was sentenced to 22-to-26 years in prison, 18-to-20 years on the manslaughter charge followed by...
Man Admits To Killing 1, Wounding 2 More In 2020 Lawrence Shooting: DA
A 25-year-old Lawrence man who admitted to shooting three men and killing one struck a plea deal on Wednesday, May 31, and will spend up to 26 years in prison, authorities said. Hector Baez was sentenced 18-to-20 years on a manslaughter charge, which will be followed by four to six years for a…
Haverhill police searching for missing 13-year-old girl
HAVERHILL, Mass. — Police in Haverhill, Massachusetts, are searching for a missing 13-year-old girl. Officials said Kandhri Baker was last seen Tuesday getting on a bus to the Boys and Girls Club from JG Whittier. Kandhri is 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighs 130 pounds. She was last...
Burlington firefighter accused of animal abuse set to appear in court
BURLINGTON, MASS. (WHDH) - A Burlington firefighter who also used to run a dog training facility is set to appear in court on animal abuse charges after customers said their dogs were abused at “Falco K9” in South Boston. Tyler Falconer, 30, will face a judge on charges...
2 Killed by Commuter Rail Trains in Whitman and Billerica
Two people are dead after being hit by MBTA Commuter Rail trains Tuesday in Massachusetts. One crash around 8:30 p.m. on the Kingston Line in Whitman killed a female pedestrian, believed to be between the ages of 16 and 19, transit police confirmed. "On behalf of the entire MBTA organization...
Playoff results, highlights: No. 34 Bristol-Plymouth softball downs No. 31 Saugus
RECORDS: THS- 11-10 (8-8 Hockomock League); B-R- 12-3 (7-1 Southeast Conference) NEXT MATCH: THS- End of season; B-R- Thursday at No. 1 Boston Latin (Division I Round of 32) Boys Volleyball: No. 21 Taunton at No. 12 Haverhill. SCORE: Haverhill 3, Taunton 2 (Division I Preliminary Round) LOCATION: Haverhill High...
Wilmington Select Board Approves Licenses For Cucina LaRosa’s, Restaurant Hopes To Open In 6-8 Weeks
WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Select Board recently approved licenses for Cucina LaRosa’s, paving the way for the restaurant to open at its new location at the old Panera Bread location, inside the Wilmington Plaza. “Seven years ago, we sat in front of this board and opened up...
Balloons sparked large Chelmsford brush fire, power outages
CHELMSFORD - Authorities in Chelmsford are warning residents that the seemingly harmless act of releasing balloons into the sky can have dangerous consequences.Chelmsford Fire Chief Gary Ryan said the release of several foil Mylar Balloons on Memorial Day sparked a large brush fire near Harold Street - and also knocked out power to several households.The released balloons "quickly made contact with high tension powerlines," Ryan said."The metallic coating on Mylar balloons conducts electricity, which can cause power outages and pose a significant fire risk," he said. Ryan said that luckily, firefighters and DCR staff quickly responded and doused the flames before they could cause further damage.
Have You Seen This House That Looks Like a Boot in Hudson, New Hampshire?
A while back, a dude named Tom Jones was on a hike in Hudson, New Hampshire, when he came across something a little peculiar. It appeared to be a boot-shaped little house. Now, that's something you don't see everyday! He posted the photo on the U Local New Hampshire Facebook page with the caption "You find the weirdest things while hiking in NH lol"
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