ATHENS, Maine (AP) - A $30 million biomass plant proposed for Athens has won certification from a state financing agency for $12 million in state tax credits, a step forward for a project that could mean saving or creating about 200 jobs and boosting the local tax base.
SPENCER, Mass. (AP) - A Spencer man is facing assault and child endangerment charges after police say he dunked his 2-month-old son in a reservoir while he and his friends laughed and cheered.
BOSTON (AP) - The Suffolk district attorney is asking the state's highest court to step in after a district court judge cleared a woman of assault without hearing any evidence and without a prosecutor in the courtroom.
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) - An Easthampton man has been charged with using a hammer to assault two disabled women.
CLINTON, Mass. (AP) - The hot air balloon that crashed into a power line in Massachusetts was registered to a Maine man.
BOSTON (AP) - The Massachusetts Senate is set to debate a bill intended to help shine a light on donors to political action committees.
BOSTON (AP) - Police chiefs are joining with gun safety activists to press lawmakers to give them discretion over issuing firearms identification cards needed to buy rifles or shotguns.
WilkGazette: The Belchertown Sandy Koufax baseball team won the WMABC B Division state championship by beating South Hadley 11-3
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is due back in court for a status hearing in his Massachusetts murder case.
WilkGazette: The Northampton 9-and-under Cal Ripken All-Stars won the state title with a 13-7 victory over Hudson
BOSTON (AP) - The conviction of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for impeding the investigation into the bombings has his lawyers wondering if anyone else who faces charges connected to the 2013 attack stands a chance of acquittal.
GazetteUMass: SLIGHT CHANGE: Sam Koch Service wil be at Memorial Chapel at Northfield Mount Hermon at noon on Sunday August 3rd.
GazetteUMass: Sam Koch Service wil be at Memorial Chapel at Northfield Mount Hermon at 1:00 on Sunday August 3rd.
TORONTO (AP) - Drew Hutchison breezed through his first inning against the Boston Red Sox on Monday night, setting down the side in order on 10 pitches, nine of them strikes.
GazetteUMass: Inviting anyone with a Sam Koch memory to share to email it to me - MVautour @ gazettenet .com. I'll publish them on Gazettenet UMass blog
TORONTO (AP) - One day after promising he was "about to get hotter than Jamaica in the middle of August," David Ortiz hit two towering home runs.
EllieCookWalks: HR 4851,The Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act, would promote transparency and shed light on human rights abuses. The bill has some "teeth."
TORONTO (AP) - Red Sox slugger David Ortiz has passed Boston great Carl Yastrzemski on baseball's career home run chart.