Saturday, May 18, 2013
Additionally, one town gave us plenty of fodder for what could have been an entire unusual police news column.
If he had just gone to court the first time, this wouldn't have happened. A Fitchburg man found himself on the wrong side of the bar in Westborough District Court this week when he was arrested for failing to appear for jury duty. When police pulled him over for failing to stop/yield, they found that he was wanted for skipping out on jury duty. No doubt his trip to court as a defendant will be less pleasant—and more expensive—than if he had simply shown up for jury duty. Why did the turtle cross the road? In Shrewsbury, he crossed the road because if he had stayed in the middle of it, he would have continued to block traffic. Shrewsbury police recently were called to Grafton Street to remove the turtle from the road, as cars were backing …
Changes in the appearance of the animated starlet in Brave have created some backlash toward Disney.
Less than a year after the release of Disney's Brave, the show's leading lady Merida has been invited to join the rank of Disney princesses. According to Boston.com, however, the move doesn't come without changes to the character that left some upset. "Disney has unleashed a nation of protective mama bears, and they're furious about the makeovers Disney Princesses get once they become consumer products: exaggerated doe eyes, kissable lips, rising cheekbones and off-the-shoulder dresses," Boston.com reports. What do you think about Disney's changes to Merida? Do you think making her a princess takes away some of her appeal? Tell us your thoughts in the comments.
The Massachusetts State Police have announced the location of this weekend's sobriety checkpoint.
- POLICE & FIRE
3 hours ago
Submitted by the State Police: Colonel Timothy P. Alben, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, announced that a “Sobriety Checkpoint” will be implemented by the Massachusetts State Police on a Public Way in the Counties named below. The purpose is to further educate the motoring public and strengthen the public’s awareness to the need of detecting and removing those motorists who operate under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs from our roadways. It will be operated during varied hours, the selection of vehicles will not be arbitrary, safety will be assured, and any inconveniences to motorists will be minimized with advance notice to reduce fear and anxiety. Thanks to a grant provided by the Highway Safety Division of the …
The newly launched site offers tips, info and digital know-how for small business owners.
Patch has launched a new site to educate and empower small businesses with the digital tools, social media strategies and marketing know-how needed to ensure long-term growth. Readers will have access to exclusive interviews with well-known founders and CEOs and small business industry experts who share their experiences, advice and tips for success. One of the latest articles features an exclusive interview with successful real estate entrepreneur, Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group. In this Q&A, Corcoran discusses the how to take advantage of the size of a small businesses, and why making big “mistakes” made all the difference in her success. Click here to read about the tactics Corcoran used to grow her business. …
Recap and analysis of the week in state government.
Like pieces of a puzzle that don't quite fit together yet, the Big Three may have been separated at birth, but with each incremental step their destinies seem to grow more intertwined. No, we're not talking about those Big Three - Gov. Deval Patrick, Senate President Therese Murray and Speaker Robert DeLeo - though they play major character roles in this thickening plot. Instead, three bills have come to define the early months of the 2013 legislative agenda and resolutions on tax hikes, local road funding and the annual state budget continue to be elusive and dependent on one another. Patrick spent the early part of his week welcoming British Prime Minister David Cameron to Boston for a few quick meetings and a visit to the Copley …
Friday, May 17, 2013
Massachusetts microbreweries have embraced the can in their summer beer offerings.
Cans are all the rage in the microbrew beer world this summer, according to Aaron Aykanian at the Vin Bin. "When all those people saw Sam Adams was doing it, everyone started doing it," said Aykanian who is the Vin Bin's beverage director and manager of the Hopkinton store. Summer is the time for canned beer, he said, whether it is because it makes a six pack lighter for hiking or lets you have a delicious beer by the pool. With companies like Sam Adams paving the way, Massachusetts breweries such as Berkshire Brewing and Wachusett Brewery are now offering their beers in cans.
The following information was provided by the Holliston Police Department. All arrests are reported. Charges do not indicate a conviction.
Tuesday, May 14 2:59 a.m.: An officer stopped a vehicle on Franklin Street and arrested Timothy Commerford, 17, of 18 Mechanic St. on charges of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. 9:16 a.m.: An officer investigated a report of larceny from Ahronian Landscaping. 2:45 p.m.: An officer responded to a two-car crash at the intersection of Concord and Ashland Street. Police are seeking a summons to charge one of the drivers with unlicesned operation and allowing an unlicensed operator to drive. 5:26 p.m.: The Animal Control Officer was notified that an unleashed dog was following and harassing a group of walkers. 8:32 p.m.: A caller reported a suspicious vehicle at Placentino Elementary School . Officers responded and spoke to the …
These residents of Holliston, Hopkinton and Milford died in recent days.
Theodore E. Mitchell, 76, of Milford, died May 14 in the VA Hospital, West Roxbury. He was the husband of Joan J. (Narducci) Mitchell.
Teddy and his wife Joan were the owners and operators of the White Horse Sports Pub in Gloucester, RI for many years. They previously owned the former Milford Glass and the former Thermal Pane, both in Milford, for several years.
Teddy was born Feb. 27, 1937 in Hopedale, the son of the late Emery J. and Blanche I. (Jolette) Mitchell. He was a Korean War veteran serving in the U.S. Air Force as a firefighting paratrooper.
Teddy was a member of the Italian American War Veterans Club, Post 40, the Dramatic Sportsmans Club, and the Marchegiano Club all in Milford. He loved to sing and was a well-known …
We post a roundup of restaurant openings and closings in the area.
Have you noticed a new restaurant while driving around the MetroWest area recently? We know you don't just stay in town when you want to eat out: so here is a round-up of restaurant news around the area. Westborough Chateau Supports Marathon Tragedy Victims The Chateau Italian Family Dining restaurant held a fundraiser for the Boston Marathon tragedy victims last month. The restaurant donated 20 percent from its lunch, dinner and take-out sales to The One Fund Boston. New Dunkin Donuts Opening We answered this emailed inquiry: When will the new Dunkin' Donuts on Route 9 open? Dunkin' Donuts franchisee Brian Marino told Westborough Patch the new shop at 183 and 185 Turnpike Road will open in early June. The current Dunkin' Donuts at 133 …
Here's the story of Marlene Konkoly, who found creative ways to spend less and save more so she can retire at 50. This story is the first in our series about Extreme Savers.
Americans may be living longer, but our retirement plans aren’t keeping up. Which means people are living longer with smaller bank accounts. But Marlene Konkoly will retire at age 50. How did she do it? She contributes a whopping 45 percent of the gross annual income she earns as a procurement officer for an automotive finance company to her retirement—all while owning a home and remaining debt-free. Konkoly is actually well ahead of the retirement savings curve compared to many of her fellow Americans. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, fewer than half of Americans even know how much money they would need to retire. And nearly a third of employees who had access to a defined contribution plan such as a 401(k) did not …