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State Fire Marshal: No Children Died in MA Fires in 2020
The State Fire Marshal's Office recently announced that no children died in fires last year in the entire state of Massachusetts.
Boston.com reports that Fire Marshal Peter Ostroskey said the promising headline was a first for Massachusetts, according to records researched the age…
Dept. of Ed: Modified MCAS Testing Will Take Place
Massachusetts education officials say MCAS testing is necessary during the pandemic to analyze learning loss and growing achievement gaps.
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) announced today that this year’s testing would have flexibilities for schools including a shorter test…
Retail Chain Donates Winter Coats to MA Veterans
Veterans in Massachusetts are going to get a little relief from the cold with donations from Ocean State Job Lots.
The Berkshire Eagle reports that the Rhode Island-based retailer, which has a store located in North Adams, plans on donating 42,000 coats to veterans in the commonwealth as part of its …
Springfield Arson Suspect Arrested in Pittsfield
Pittsfield Police arrested a man wanted for an alleged arson at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Presbyterian Church in Springfield.
According to MassLive, Dushko Vulchev, of Houlton, Maine, was arrested by Pittsfield Police on Thursday on a Springfield warrant accusing him of attemptin…
ABCC Stepping Up New Year’s Eve Enforcement
This New Year’s Eve will require additional efforts by the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission enforcement team. According to a press release from the office of State Treasurer, Deborah Goldberg, in addition to its annual impaired driving program, agency Investigators will be ensuri…
Berkshire Town Voted Best "Christmas Town" in the Country
Another national publication has recognized a Berkshire County town as one of the most iconic in the country.
Country Living magazine ranked Stockbridge at No. 1 on the publication’s list of 55 best Christmas towns to put on your holiday bucket list,  “This is wha…
Small Basement Fire Gives The Olde Heritage a Scare
As if 2020 hasn't been challenging enough for restaurants, The Old Heritage Tavern had a small basement fire during operating hours, forcing customers and tenants to vacate the premises.
The popular Lenox eatery had a scare Saturday night when the main electrical service into the building, which hous…
Church on the Hill Hosts Virtual Fundraiser for Lenox Waitstaff
The Church on the Hill in Lenox is creating a free one-hour virtual Christmas Eve Sing-Along and Benefit for the waitstaff of Lenox restaurants who have been adversely affected by the pandemic.
The Christmas Eve event will be co-hosted by Billy Keene from the popular Whiskey Treaty Road Sho…
Health Officials Release Safety Guidance for Upcoming Holiday
State health officials have released guidance on celebrating the upcoming holidays as cases of COVID-19 rise in the Commonwealth.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is urging residents to follow the guidelines to help keep themselves and others safe from the virus...

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