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Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito said it appears COVID-19 cases are plateauing in Massachusetts as hospital capacity remains at just 47%, but she warned that face masks will be important for a long time to come, and that an effort she is co-chairing to reopen the state’s economy is just getting started. “We’ve had a sort […]
The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday evening that seven employees at the Middlesex Jail and House of correction have tested positive for COVID-19, as has an eighth employee who works elsewhere in the department. The test resultd come just days after two inmates in the jail — who had been cellmates — tested positive for […]
The Nashoba Associated Boards of Health has issued a notice to all residents of Shirley that a resident of town has tested positive for COVID-19. As part of protocols established by the Department of Public Health, workers from the Board of Health conducted an active investigation into who was in close contact with the confirmed […]
The Department of Public Health announced Sunday afternoon that the statewide death toll from COVID-19 rose to five, and officials revealed that a woman in her 50s from Ayer was the second to die of the virus a day earlier. Meanwhile, Billerica announced in a public statement that a fifth person in Billerica tested positive […]
A 57-year-old child rapist who lived on Mill Street in Groton prior to his conviction in 2009 was sentenced to one day to life in a secure state facility this week after a jury determined he is a sexually dangerous person, according to Worcester prosecutors. George Mackie, formerly of 257 Mill St., Groton, is a […]
The 12-week-old puppy was found along a trail in Acton, chemical burns covering 40 percent of her body. Her elbow was broken, and she had bite marks on her back. As she was being treated for painful wounds that may never fully heal, the puppy was named Ramona. Acton police and the Massachusetts Society for […]
LOWELL — University of Massachusetts President Marty Meehan, who served as Lowell’s congressman when former President Bill Clinton was impeached in 1998, said he has mixed feelings about an impeachment inquiry being launched into President Donald Trump. “I have a lot of mixed feelings about it,” Meehan said in an interview with Sun Senior Editor […]