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1 hr ago | Sentinel & Enterprise

Home energy experts offer help Wednesday

NRWA River Resource Center, 592 Main St., will host an event to discuss the cost and environmental impacts of heating and/or cooling at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.


5 hrs ago | Sentinel & Enterprise

Cooperative lets consumers go to the source

Kerrie Hertel, who owns and operates a farm in town with her husband, Andy, and their four children, says knowing where the food comes from that she serves her family has always been important to her.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Organic Food, Beef, Meat, Home Gardening, Home, Vegetables

10 hrs ago | WBAY-TV Green Bay

Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter

You can trace the genetic makeup of most corn grown in the U.S., and in many other places around the world, to Hawaii.


Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government, Texas, Massachusetts Government, Science / Technology, Space, Pope Benedict XVI

14 hrs ago | Lowell Sun

GLTHS artist places in poster contest

Julia Murphy, a senior in Greater Lowell Technical High School's Graphic Communications program, was recently recognized at the Statehouse for being a finalist in the Safe Jobs for Youth Poster Contest.


18 hrs ago | WLNE-TV Providence

Pope seeks to bring faith to "ends of the Earth"

The body of a small boy apparently cast off the side of a highway in Massachusetts has been confirmed as a missing 5-year-old.


Related Topix: Massachusetts Government, Landslide, Wedding

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Grant calls for end of prisoner exchanges

LIBRARY OF CONGRESSIn April 1864, Ulysses S. Grant issued an order calling for a halt to prisoner exchanges with the Confederate government.


Related Topix: Documentary Movies, Lincoln, Drama Movies, Biography Movies

The Daily Beast

Our Dumb Puritan LawsBy Kevin Bleyer

New Hampshire and Louisiana lawmakers got all hot and heavy over sex laws this week - was it as good for you as it was for them? When I heard Mickey Rooney had died last week, naturally I wondered: Mickey Rooney was still alive ? Likewise, when I heard this week that New Hampshire repealed its longstanding law against committing adultery, I had a ... (more)


Related Topix: Louisiana, Louisiana Government, Prison

Daily Mail

Body found at side of Massachusetts highway said by authorities to...

'She's dead. I have the last laugh': Man who didn't want his girlfriend to leave him and go to college strangled her before callously texting her parents and sister to tell them he had killed her Couple who married 70 years ago and stayed so in love they held hands every day at breakfast die 15 hours apart Wu-Tang-affiliated rapper was 'high on ... (more)


Related Topix: Worcester County, MA, Fitchburg, MA

Body Found Believed To Be Missing 5-Year-Old Mass. Boy

Investigators in Massachusetts say they believe they have found the body of a child missing for more than six months.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts Government

Bail significantly reduced for Mass. registered sex offender

A Worcester Superior Court Judge this week reduced bail for a registered sex offender and Uxbridge resident, who had been arrested on new child abuse charges last month.


Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Massachusetts Government

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Mets Mascot: Secret Service Threatened to Shoot Me If I Got Too Close to Clinton

Secret Service agent threatened to put some high heat in the Mets mascot's oversized dome if he ventured too close to former President Bill Clinton during a 1997 game at Shea Stadium.


Related Topix: Bill Clinton, History in the News, Massachusetts Government

Autopsy to ID dead boy; body cast off side of road

Massachusetts State Police stand along Interstate 190 where police said a child's body was found Friday, April 18, 2014, near Sterling, Mass.


Related Topix: Worcester County, MA, Sterling, MA, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Fitchburg, MA


Autopsy to ID dead boy; body cast off side of road

All Massachusetts authorities could say for sure is that they found the lifeless body of a small boy, apparently cast off the side of a highway.


Related Topix: Sterling, MA, Healthcare Law, Law, Criminal Defense Law, Worcester, MA

Fri Apr 18, 2014

SpeakEasy's Paul Daigneault to Receive 2014 Norton Award for Sustained Excellence

SpeakEasy Stage Company Founder and Producing Artistic Director Paul Daigneault has been named the recipient of the 2014 Elliot Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence, The Boston Theater Critics Association announced today.


Related Topix: Theater, Arts

Slate Magazine

Warren's World

The political world, for Elizabeth Warren, is a Lewis Carroll derp-o-sphere where no one can focus on what matters.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Spencer Bachus, Edward Kennedy, Democrat, John Edwards

UMass-Amherst art professor Young Min Moon wins Guggenheim fellowship

Young Min Moon, associate professor of studio art at the University of Massachusetts , said winning a Guggenheim fellowship is "a form of honor."


Related Topix: UMass Amherst, Arts, Painting

Who Are Five of Massachusetts' 'Most Wanted' Criminals?

Every day, police solve crimes in all our communities. But when suspects get away, Massachusetts law enforcement officers turn to the public for help.


Related Topix: Abington, MA, Boylston, MA

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

YWCA to host Stand Against Racism April 25

One might suppose, when we have an African-American in the White House, that the dark days of racism are behind us.


Related Topix: African-American, Worcester, MA, Princeton, MA, Anna Maria College, Colby College

Go Local

Arthur Schaper: Justina: Still Not Free

Last week, I reported on the unjust treatment which young Justina Pelletier and family were enduring, first from Boston Children's Hospital, then the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families On April 14, the Pelletier parents filed an emergency petition with the Massachusetts Supreme Court demanding custody of their daughter.



In a cloning first, scientists create stem cells from adults

Scientists have moved a step closer to the goal of creating stem cells perfectly matched to a patient's DNA in order to treat diseases, they announced on Thursday, creating patient-specific cell lines out of the skin cells of two adult men.


Related Topix: Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology, Genetics, Medicine


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