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ICYMI: Wicked Local Reader Photos of the Day,... Your picture could be the next reader photo featured! Just email photos with detailed captions to readerpix@wickedlocal.com. Follow wickedlocalpix on Instagram where you can also share photos using #wickedlocal.

MetroWest, Milford weekend weather: Summer... The last week of August and the beginning of September felt like a fall preview with chilly nights and dry, cool days. So how do we start our first weekend of fall? Feeling a lot like summer.After today's cloudy start we will warm up to near 80 degrees once that sun pokes through. And it's only going to get warmer this weekend.We will fall back to the pleasant upper-50s tonight and then the oven turns on for Sunday with sunny skies and highs possibly reaching 90 degrees. [...]

Schools bring new focus to social-emotional... THE ISSUE: Some educators say focusing on social-emotional learning can better prepare students for future success.THE IMPACT: Nine Massachusetts school districts have joined a new program to develop and implement social-emotional learning strategies in everyday classroom activities.

Kim fires off insults at Trump and hints at... North Korean leader Kim Jong Un lobbed a string of insults at President Donald Trump on Friday, calling him a "mentally deranged U.S. dotard" and hinting at a frightening new weapon test.

MBTA, Keolis and Transit Police partner to... Educational initiatives planned ahead of and throughout the week to educate public.

Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day, 9-22-17 Check out Light in the Storm and other great reader photos by following wickedlocalpix on Instagram. Your amazing image could be our next Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day. Email pictures with captions to readerpix@wickedlocal.com

ACCUWEATHER: How close will Hurricane Maria... Beyond the Caribbean, Maria will take a path similar to Jose in the short term, but may still be a concern for part of the eastern United States, Atlantic Canada and Bermuda."Following a direct hit on Puerto Rico, Maria is likely to remain a dangerous hurricane as it moves northwestward into Friday," according to AccuWeather Hurricane Expert Dan Kottlowski.Next in the path of Maria are the Turks and Caicos islands [...]

Fairs and Festivals in eastern Mass. It's time for corn mazes.

School association seeks background-check reforms THE ISSUE: Background checks for school employees don’t include reports of abuse or neglect of disabled adults.THE IMPACT: While there are no known incidents involving school employees with records of abusing disabled adults, pending legislation would include such records in the background-check process.

MD: Aaron Hernandez had severe CTE; daughter... BOSTON — Tests conducted on the brain of former football star Aaron Hernandez showed severe signs of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, and his attorney said Thursday that the player's daughter is suing the NFL and the New England Patriots for leading Hernandez to believe the sport was safe.In a news conference at his offices, Hernandez's attorney Jose Baez said the testing showed one of the most severe cases ever diagnosed."We're told it [...]

Retailers plan to press forward with 5 percent... Retailers plan to gather signatures and move forward with a potential 2018 ballot question reducing the sales tax to 5 percent and instituting an annual sales tax holiday, the News Service has confirmed.If the Retailers Association of Massachusetts (RAM) follows through on its initiative petition, voters next year could have two tax questions on the ballot – one to hike taxes on incomes over $1 million and another to reduce the sales tax from its current rate of 6.25 percent. [...]

Public gives time, not money to recent disasters Massachusetts donations to American Red Cross rescue efforts in Hurricane Irma-hit Florida are less than half what they were for Hurricane Harvey, according to a Red Cross spokeswoman.“It looks like we did get enough (money) to cover Harvey, but then Irma hit a week later,” Massachusetts’ American Red Cross communication director Lynn Levine said. “I can tell you we have not raised enough for Irma.”In the last month, three hurricanes, two [...]

Whittemores take the top two... PLAINVILLE — Driver Jimmy Whittemore and trainer Dennis Whittemore brought game to Massachusetts on Sept. 14 as their stable stars took the top two trots on the card at Plainridge Park.In the $14,000 open trot Bloodstockshalltab led every step of the mile, taking advantage of no challengers early and going to the half in :57.1. Whittemore picked up the pace a bit in the second stanza as a mild bid from Tag Up And Go (Greg Merton) became evident moving to the three-quarters. At [...]

Plainville Public Library to host... PLAINVILLE — The Plainville Public Library, 198 South St., will host the second Costume Swap from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 7.Participants can bring in a gently used costume to trade in, and take home another costume. Sizes from baby to teen will be available. Participants can also try facepaint and make a simple Halloween craft. For information: http://plainvillepubliclibrary.org.

Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day, 9-21-17 Check out Out of the Blue and other great reader photos by following wickedlocalpix on Instagram. Your amazing image could be our next Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day. Email pictures with captions to readerpix@wickedlocal.com

ACCUWEATHER: Hazardous surf from Jose to... Even though Jose will fade away gradually, swells generated by the lingering tropical storm will continue to cause trouble in coastal areas of the Northeast into this weekend.Jose is expected to become a non-tropical storm and dissipate, according to AccuWeather Hurricane Expert Dan Kottlowski."Jose will meander offshore but may drift closer to the coast this weekend," Kottlowski said.Even though the [...]

MetroWest, Milford weather: Breezy, cloudy day;... It will be a cloudy, windy but dry day as Tropical Storm Jose continues to spin and slowly weaken off the New England coast. Highs will reach the mid-70s and winds will be be blowing 10-20 mph with gusts to near 30.Winds will be stronger near the coast where there is a continued threat of beach erosion and minor coastal flooding due to high surf. There is a wind advisory in far eastern Massachusetts, the Cape and the Islands, a high surf advisory and a tropical storm warning for [...]

Tri-County students raise money for Alzheimer's FRANKLIN – Medical students at Tri-County Vocational School raised money and participated in this year’s Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Gillette Stadium.The team of seven sophomores raised $1,125 for their team, TC Medical, on behalf of the residents at Compass Memory Support in Hopkinton, where they will likely receive clinical experience while in school.“We are so proud of our Medical Careers students who took the initiative to [...]

LISTEN: Sprouts premieres with guest talking... Sprouts: Connecting Community to Science premieres its first episode this week.Newton-based multimedia journalist Laura Lovett sits down with Audrey Schulman of HEET, a Cambridge-based organization that has done extensive work mapping gas leaks. She explains the impact of gas leaks on our communities and the environment and why all residents of Massachusetts should care.Lovett kicks off Sprouts with this issue because it affects each person living in Massachusetts. Under every [...]

North Attleborough Jr. Football holds... NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH — North Attleborough Jr. Football held its annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Sept. 9 at Community Field. Inductees included Rick Dunning, who started in 1980 and is currently the equipment manager and an assistant coach of the Rockets; Jim Mingo, who started in 1987 and is the concession manager; and Tom Taylor who began in 1990 and is the treasurer and the head coach of the Rockets were inducted. These three volunteers have combined for almost [...]

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