GOP pols ponder: Do we even need a lieutenant governor?
Beacon Hill Republicans are thinking if Massachusetts can do with a lieutenant governor for a year and a half - after Lt.
Thu May 23, 2013
UML's Jamieson honored
Abby Jamieson, a sophomore from Billerica, was named to the 2013 National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division II All-America Third Team.
Wed May 22, 2013
Framingham State Donating White Oak for Mayflower II Restoration
Framingham State University has agreed to donate sections of a large white oak on campus to Plimoth Plantation to help repair Mayflower II , a full-scale replica of the original Mayflower that sailed to Plymouth in 1620.
Billerica Town Meeting OKs $1.18M for turnpike project
On night five, representatives voted to borrow $1.18 million for the engineering and design of the Middlesex Turnpike Phase III project and to kick-start the Yankee Doodle Bike Path committee.
Police Log: Struck in the Head and Breastfeeding While Driving
The following is an excerpt from the Wilmington Police log from Sunday, May 12, to Tuesday, May 14.
Tue May 21, 2013
Have a Hen
Town Meeting approved a measure to allow homes with less than three acres to keep backyard hens.
Tewksbury trails effort is $35,000 closer to fruition
Wheels are in motion on plans to bring more biking and walking trails to town, after the citizen-led group Tewksbury Rail Trails secured $35,000 in funds at Town Meeting earlier this month.
Mon May 20, 2013
Billerica raising burial fees 37 percent
The Billerica Cemetery Commission voted last week to increase the town-owned cemetery lot fee by about 37 percent, from $1,100 to $1,500. The new lot fee goes into effect on July 1. Frank Busalacchi, member of the cemetery commission, said they hadn't raised the lot fee in five years.
Sun May 19, 2013
Flir celebrates two-year Army contract
Flir Systems has been awarded a two-year blanket purchase agreement from the US Army to support the Medevac program.
Sat May 18, 2013
'Deadly menace' from Billerica denied bail on 12th OUI
Describing a 62-year-old Billerica man facing his 12th drunken-driving charge as a "deadly menace," prosecutor Katherine Briggs argued that the only way to keep the public safe from Guy Patierno was to lock him up.
GRASS STRAINS: All the towns and cities are scared of the medicinal-marijuana initiative passed by the people.
Volunteers needed Saturday at Billerica playground
The Billerica Recreation Department is seeking adult and teen volunteers for a full-day of playground building on Saturday at Lampson Recreation Complex.
Fri May 17, 2013
Sexual servitude no victimless crime
Recent reports detailed in The Sun of what authorities believe is a widespread prostitution ring hit close to home, especially if you live in Billerica, Wilmington or Bedford, three towns where Attorney General Martha Coakley claims massage parlors were used as fronts for illegal sexual conduct.
Thu May 16, 2013
Another Suspect Flees on Foot Near Billerica Road
For the second time this month , an individual has fled from police on foot near the area of Billerica Road.
Police say Billerica OUI suspect used phony photo ID
A 62-year-old Billerica man who is facing a dangerousness hearing Friday after being charged by Boxboro police with his 12th drunken-driving offense became so enraged at the threat of going to jail that he repeatedly allegedly threatened officers until they hit him with chemical spray.
Police Logs: Cell Phone Stolen, Ducks Rescued from Storm Drain
Following are excerpts from the Burlington Police Department log.i»¿ Note that this is a sampling of activity in the log, not a complete account.
Tue May 14, 2013
New principal at Hajjar Elementary in Billerica
Billerica Superintendent of Schools Tim Piwowar announced at Monday's School Committee meeting that Tyngsboro Elementary School principal Beth Devine will be the next principal in the district.
Police Make Three Warrant Arrests at Motel 6
Police arrived at Motel 6, Room 251, on Friday, May 10, at 4:37 a.m. to serve a male party and two females on outstanding warrants.
Billerica man, accused of 12th OUI, held without bail
A Billerica man facing his 12th drunken-driving charge will be held without bail until Friday, when prosecutors plan to argue that the only way to keep Guy J. Patierno off the road is to keep him behind bars.
EMD Millipore Receives Chairman??'s Award From Massachusetts...
Staying up-to-date has never been simpler. Sign up for the free GenePool newsletter today! BILLERICA, Mass.-- --EMD Millipore, the Life Science division of Merck KGaA of Darmstadt, Germany, today accepted the Chairman's Award from Governor Deval Patrick at the Associated Industries of Massachusetts Annual Meeting held in Waltham, MA.