After several sightings in a Massachusetts community, a black bear has become a local celebrity. A police sergeant in Burlington said he spotted the bear near Barnes and Noble Monday night. An Animal Control officer saw it Friday and the staff at Buffalo Wild Wings got video of the bear leaving the dumpsters on Wednesday night. Manager Albert Henry said there was no mistaking … [Read more...] about Black Bear Makes Several Appearances in Burlington, Mass.
There are new calls for limits on the authority of U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents from members of Congress representing New England, who say the agents’ current ability to stop and question people far from international borders is just too broad. “Most Vermonters don’t carry their passports,” Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, noted Tuesday … [Read more...] about Immigration Checks Far From US Borders Draw Criticism
A Massachusetts man died Tuesday morning from injuries sustained while cutting down a tree in Amherst. Authorities said the 38-year old man from Easthampton, who has not been identified, had been cutting down a tree on Sand Hill Road at about 9 a.m. when the incident occurred. No foul play is suspected. The incident is under investigation by Amherst Police and Massachusetts … [Read more...] about Police: Man Dies From Injuries While Cutting Down Tree in Amherst, Mass.
Two firefighters were injured battling a blaze in Boston's South End neighborhood on Tuesday afternoon. The firefighters suffered non-life-threatening injuries, but were taken to a local hospital. The fire, which has since been contained, reached two alarms at 534 Columbia Avenue around 2:40 p.m. All 29 residents from the five-story, mixed-use building were displaced, but have … [Read more...] about 2 Firefighters Injured Battling South End Blaze
A Massachusetts doctor has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a patient who overdosed on opioids he prescribed. Attorney General Maura Healey's office said Tuesday that 76-year-old Richard Miron was also charged with illegally prescribing opioids and defrauding the state's Medicaid program. Healey's office says it's the first time the state has charged a … [Read more...] about Massachusetts Doctor Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter in Opioid Death