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Milford grower in line for first marijuana... State marijuana regulators are poised Thursday to grant the state's first legal marijuana business license to a cultivation facility in Milford.An agenda for Thursday's Cannabis Control Commission meeting includes a vote on granting a license to grow between 10,001 and 20,000 square feet worth of marijuana to Sira Naturals, a company that already grows medical marijuana in Milford.If the five-person commission decides to grant Sira Naturals a license, it would be the [...]

Gov. Baker does about face, won't send flight... In a sudden reversal, Gov. Charlie Baker's administration on Monday canceled its plan to send Massachusetts National Guard members and equipment to the southwestern U.S. border in light of the federal government's "inhumane" practice of separating undocumented children from their families, the governor's office said.Baker announced on June 1 that he would send a UH-72 Lakota helicopter and two military analysts to pilot the chopper to the southwestern border by the end of the [...]

MEMA WEATHER ADVISORY: High heat indices and... From the National Weather Service in Norton:Hot and humid conditions are on tap today with our first taste of excessive heat this summer season as heat indices will range from 95-103°F for interior areas of southern New England.Heat advisories posted have been expanded to include the city of Boston and surrounding metro-area, as well as the mid CT River Valley.This in addition to the potential for strong to severe thunderstorms this afternoon into evening [...]

Robert Gary Gray dies at 56 PLAINVILLE -- Robert Gary Gray, 56, died unexpectedly on June 10 at Saratoga Hospital, surrounded by his family.He was born on Oct. 28, 1961, in Norway, Maine, the son of Hazel Toothaker Gray and the late Gary R. Gray.After finishing school, Gray entered the Army and learned to drive truck while serving his country. This is a skill would stay with him for the rest of his life. Upon returning to civilian life, Gray drove everything from commercial tractor-trailers to [...]

Florida officials: Daytona roller coaster... The latest eyewitness account of activities on the ride in the hours before the accident follows an earlier report by a witness who saw two people working on the roller coaster track at the Daytona Beach Boardwalk on Thursday morning, 10 hours before the derailment.

Major funding boost on tap for alcoholic... The Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission is on track to receive a funding boost of more than $1.2 million in next year's budget, a infusion of money Treasurer Deborah Goldberg said is "desperately" needed at the "terribly under-resourced" agency.Goldberg told the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Wednesday that the commission ranks 45th in the nation for its number of inspector/investigators, despite its increasing responsibilities.The 25-person agency has grown from [...]

Georgia grandmother kills rabid bobcat with... “I took it straight to the ground and started inching my hands up to its throat. I knew that was the only way I was getting out of this,” said 46-year-old DeDe Phillips.

Starznheaven wins at Plainridge Park PLAINVILLE -- After making a break over an off-track in his last start at Yonkers Raceway 23 days ago, Starznheaven shipped into Massachusetts and regained his winning ways in taking the $14,000 Winner-Over pacing feature at Plainridge Park on June 4.Starznheaven (Greg Merton) got away sixth in the field of seven as Pretty Boy Hill (Ron Cushing) seated One To Draw To (Shawn Gray) and took the group to the quarter in :26.4. At that station Electric Western (Mitchell Cushing) came with [...]

No licenses yet, but cannabis board "working as... As the Cannabis Control Commission goes another week without granting marijuana business licenses, the state's chief regulator said Thursday he will be OK with having no retail shops open for a few weeks after the July 1 target date if it means avoiding a problematic rollout.The comments from CCC Chairman Steven Hoffman came two weeks after the CCC was authorized to grant licenses and while 53 license applications are awaiting commission action. The commission has said it expects [...]

STATE HOUSE ROUNDUP -- Trying to show proper... A recap and analysis of the week in state government.When you throw a dinner party, the guests usually expect to get fed.So it made some sense last week when House and Senate leaders set their sights on finishing a more than $470 million incentive package for the life science industry as Boston threw open its doors to 16,000 guests from more than 70 countries, all in town for the 2018 BIO International Conference.But while the menu looked delicious, the culinary [...]

Teddy Bear Picnic slated for June 12 PLAINVILLE -- Miss Cindy, the music lady, will be present at noon June 12 at the Plainville Public Library's Teddy Bear Picnic at Telford Park, 142 South St.Participants can bring their stuffed friend, a blanket and a picnic lunch and can all gather around the gazebo at the park and listen to Miss Cindy Tuminelli as she sings and plays her guitar. Participants can drop in and meet some friends or make some new ones.Families can register for the Plainville Public [...]

INTERACTIVE: Top 5 residential housing sales... Here is a look at the top five residential real estate transactions this week as well as a listing of all of the transactions published so far this year.

None hurt after Cessna training flight makes... A student and a flight instructor for Sunrise Aviation of Ormond Beach, Florida, were on the Cessna 152.

Framingham joins list of communities suing...  In the latest twist to the opioid crisis, the city of Framingham plans to take drug manufacturers and distributors to state court, hiring an international law firm and seeking to hold companies accountable for the damage and rising costs that prescription painkillers are inflicting on that city.The city is alleging the conduct of the so-far-unnamed defendants in the lawsuit have "imposed a direct, foreseeable, and substantial financial burden on the City of [...]

Baker seeking life without parole for repeat... Responding to "inadequacies in the current system" revealed by the case of child rapist Wayne Chapman, Gov. Charlie Baker filed legislation Wednesday to mandate a life sentence without parole for child rapists with multiple victims.Baker's office said the bill also makes changes to the process for determining whether sex offenders held in a civil commitment are fit to be released."Serial child predators should be behind bars for the rest of their lives, not out in our [...]

Fort Bragg general approves sentence for Bowe... Gen. Robert B. “Abe” Abrams, the commanding general of U.S. Army Forces Command, signed off on Bergdahl’s punishment Monday, officials said.

Franklin: Strawberry Stroll moves to Friday FRANKLIN – The town has deemed the strawberry shortcake a staple of summer, and in 2002 Franklin made it a point to celebrate the fruity dessert with a Strawberry Stroll.Sixteen years later, the stroll will shut down the roads on half of downtown and down Dean Street where more than 100 vendors and two live music performances on Friday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. will bring the spirit of summer to Franklin. This will be the first time the event is held on a Friday. [...]

Marijuana applications stacked up ahead of July... The Cannabis Control Commission won't issue the first marijuana business license in Massachusetts until the end of next week at the earliest, and regulators already have more than 50 applications waiting for their consideration.The commission was given authority on Friday to issue licenses to grow, sell and process marijuana, but the agency's executive director said Tuesday that applications will be ready for commissioners' review "within the next few weeks." The CCC meets next on [...]

Grads told never to forget the lessons learned... FRANKLIN - Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School officially gave 208 diplomas to the Class of 2018 during the school’s 39th graduation ceremony on Sunday, June 3.Joining Superintendent-Director Stephen Dockray at the stage were School Committee Chairman Steven Trask, of Franklin; School Committee Vice Chairman David Bento, of Medfield; Principal Michael Procaccini, Vocational Director Jean George, Director of Special Education John Martin, Class Valedictorian [...]

Aide: EPA's Pruitt sought used Trump hotel... Millan Hupp's transcribed interview last month before a panel of House Oversight and Government Reform Committee staffers marks the first public accounting from one of Pruitt's closest aides on personal errands that she said the EPA chief had her do.

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