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North Attleborough Animal Shelter... NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH — Orton is the North Attleborough Animal Shelter Pet of the Week. Orton was adopted from the shelter 15 years ago. He lived in a loving home for all 15 years but his mom just passed away. He is a gentle giant who wants attention and love.He is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, leuk and FIV tested negative.For information: 508-699-0128; kokeefe@nattleboro.com.

Recreational marijuana shop OK'd for Hudson BOSTON - The state on Thursday gave the green light to four more recreational pot shops, including one in Hudson.The Cannabis Control Commission voted to approve four more licenses -- nearly doubling the number of recreational dispensaries in the state with final approval.The commission approved licenses for Temescal Wellness in Hudson and Pittsfield; Theory Wellness in Great Barrington; and Northeast Alternatives in Fall River. They join five others that already have approval. [...]

North Attleborough Animal Shelter... NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH — Kit Kat is the North Attleborough Animal Shelter Pet of the Week. Kit Kat came to the shelter when her mom became sick and was no longer able to look after her. She has been waiting for that perfect person who will look past her age. She is 10 years old and looking for a quiet adult home.She is spayed, vaccinated, microchipped and tested negative for leukemia and fiv.The shelter is in need of canned and dry cat food, bleach and 39 gallon trash [...]

Joe Andruzzi Foundation holds JAF Gala... NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH — Joe and Jen Andruzzi, co-founders of the Joe Andruzzi Foundation, celebrated among Foundation supporters at the recently held 11th annual JAF Gala at Gillette Stadium.This annual event is crucial in raising funds for the foundation’s mission of alleviating the financial burden on cancer patients and their families throughout New England. Presented by J.Derenzo Companies, this year’s gala recognized the Foundation’s commitment to [...]

Funeral for Worcester firefighter Christopher... WORCESTER - A hearse carrying the body of Firefighter Christopher Roy paused momentarily Monday as it proceeded by the Webster Square fire station, where the fallen firefighter was stationed Sunday when he was dispatched to a burning building on Lowell Street.Roy was returned to the city Monday afternoon after his body was examined at the Chief Medical Examiner's Office in Boston.The procession of fire and police vehicles accompanied the body to Boston in the morning [...]

AAA: Transport your Christmas tree safely this... The only thing that should be flying this season are reindeer—not your Christmas tree from the roof of your car! According to AAA research, an estimated 20 million Americans transporting a fresh holiday evergreen in the last three years did not properly secure the tree to their vehicles, risking serious damage and posing a road debris hazard to other motorists.If your tree is not well secured, it can damage your vehicle’s paint, tear door seals and distort the window [...]

STATE HOUSE ROUNDUP -- Not the most festive of... A recap and analysis of the week in state government.Two hundred and forty-five years ago this month, the Sons of Liberty boarded British ships and threw chests of tea into the harbor to protest taxes.At the moment, animosity toward National Grid over its lockout of 1,200 union gas workers has not quite reached Townshend Acts proportions, but Beacon Hill is still talking about "sending a message across the Atlantic" over how the British utility is treating its workers [...]

Beacon Hill Roll Call regular weekly report A NOTE FROM BOB KATZEN, PUBLISHER OF BEACON HILL ROLL CALL:There aren’t many things out there that are free and valuable. But MASSterlist is a rarity.WHAT IS MASSTERLIST?More than 15,000 people, from movers and shakers to political junkies and interested citizens, start their morning with a FREE COPY of MASSterList! MASSterList is a daily ensemble of news and commentary about the Legislature, Politics, Media and Judiciary of [...]

Worcester firefighter from Shrewsbury dies... WORCESTER - A Worcester firefighter died Sunday shortly after he was pulled from a burning apartment building on Lowell Street.Fire Chief Michael Lavoie identified the victim as Christopher Roy, 36, a 2½-year member of the department. He lived in Shrewsbury and leaves a 9-year-old daughter.The blaze was reported at 3:58 a.m. as a basement fire in a three-story apartment building at 7 Lowell St. Firefighters entered the building and the "conditions deteriorated [...]

Hockomock YMCA announces LIVESTRONG... LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a free 12-week program designed for cancer survivors and their families seeking to regain health, build strength and connect with other cancer survivors. The goal is to help participants build muscle mass and muscle strength, increase flexibility and endurance, and improve functional ability. Certified YMCA fitness instructors give personal individualized instruction and are trained in the elements of cancer, post rehab exercise, nutrition and supportive [...]

North Attleborough Animal Shelter... NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH — Tommy is the North Attleborough Animal Shelter Pet of the Week. Tommy is the shelter’s newest resident. Tommy is around one year old and full of energy. Tommy knows commands like “sit” and “paw” and is learning “look at me”. Tommy is a quick learner with a high desire to please humans.The shelter is in need of canned cat food and dry cat food.For information: 508-699-0128; kokeefe@nattleboro.com. [...]

4 indicted for Quincy breaking and entering DEDHAM — Four men accused of breaking into a Quincy home and prompting an hours-long police search have been indicted by a Norfolk County grand jury.Lezhan Santos, 20, and Jeremiah Boswell, 18, both of Boston, and Devondre Smith, 19, of North Attleboro face charges of breaking and entering during the daytime and breaking and entering causing a person fear. Hericles Cardoso, 18, of Boston was indicted on a charge of breaking and entering during the daytime. The [...]

WCVB plans telethon Tuesday to benefit gas... WCVB Channel 5 will host an all-day fundraising effort on Tuesday to help raise money for those affected by the Merrimack Valley gas line disaster.The effort is in partnership with the Essex County Community Foundation.  Proceeds will help support the Greater Lawrence Disaster Relief Fund, which helps residents of Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover. The telethon will take place at WCVB studios in Needham.    Donations will support [...]

National Day of Mourning: What's open and... George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st President of the United States, died on Nov. 30, and President Donald Trump has declared Wednesday, Dec. 5, a National Day of Mourning.The National Day of Mourning will occur on the day the former 94-year-old president, a World War II combat veteran, is [...]

Bald eagle population rebounding with state help STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, DEC. 3, 2018....The number of bald eagles nesting in Massachusetts appears to be steadily growing amid three decades of efforts to re-establish a natural population of the nation's animal here.State wildlife officials announced last week that they identified 76 territorial pairs of bald eagles this nesting season, up from 68 pairs last year and the 59 pairs counted in 2016.From those 76 nests this year, MassWildlife said 65 chicks hatched and [...]

STATE HOUSE ROUNDUP -- No time to take it easy A recap and analysis of the week in state government.He was standing on a corner in Scottsdale, Arizona, when someone asked the governor why some Republicans may lose, and some may win."I don't know why some of the federal folks didn't talk about the economy. We sure did because we have a good story to tell," Gov. Charlie Baker told reporters, breaking with his usual habit of avoiding national media at confabs like the Republican Governors Association meeting last week. [...]

Second Congregational Church to present... Second Congregational Church, 50 Park St., Attleboro will host a Christmas concert, titled “Advent Meditations” at 4 p.m. Dec. 8.This concert features music from the old to the contemporary, including such composers as Josquin des Prez, Tomás Luis de Victoria, Franz Biebl, Ola Gjeilo and John Rutter. There will be organ music featuring organist Bill MacPherson and some group carol singing as well. Light refreshments and fellowship will follow the program.Oure [...]

Beacon Hill Roll Call regular weekly report A NOTE FROM BOB KATZEN, PUBLISHER OF BEACON HILL ROLL CALL:IT’S FREE! SO, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? BEACON HILL ROLL CALL RECOMMENDS THAT READERS SIGN UP TODAY TO GET YOUR FREE SUBSCRIPTION TO MASSTERLIST. IT’S EASY! GO TO: www.massterlist.com/subscribe WHAT IS MASSTERLIST?More than 15,000 people, from movers and shakers to political junkies and interested citizens, start their morning with a FREE COPY of [...]

INTERACTIVE GRAPHICS: Early voting drops,... The Massachusetts Governor's Council certified the results of the Nov. 6 general election on Wednesday, Nov. 28. Here is a look at some of those statewide numbers.

STATE HOUSE ROUNDUP -- Moulton's plan appeared... A recap and analysis of the week in state government.He was in Amesbury last week, not Northampton or Leicester, but U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton's rhetoric about changing the House had shades of stereotypical stoner-speak when it came to the new direction he's trying to point his colleagues.We need new leadership with a new voice, Moulton asserted. And that leadership should take the form of? Um ... um ... seemed to be Moulton's answer.That lack of clarity, or [...]

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