Beloved Market Basket employee with Down syndrome retires after 27 years

Beloved Market Basket employee with Down syndrome retires after 27 years

A Market Basket employee who is beloved by customers and co-workers alike has retired after nearly three decades with the Massachusetts-based supermarket chain.Philip Donahue, who has Down syndrome, got his first Market Basket job at age 16 bagging groceries and worked his way up to customer service representative.Throughout his 27 years with the company, Donahue … Read more

Here are winning sand sculptures at 2022 Hampton Beach Classic

Here are winning sand sculptures at 2022 Hampton Beach Classic

The Hampton Beach Sand Sculpting Classic has announced the award winners from this year’s competition in New Hampshire.Mélineige Beauregard, a Montreal native currently living in Hawaii, won first place and the People’s Choice Award for her sculpture titled “I Am Life.”Beauregard said her sculpture was inspired by the “Flower of Life” design, which she has … Read more

Man killed in police shooting after NH domestic assault, standoff

Man killed in police shooting after NH domestic assault, standoff

A New Hampshire man is dead following a police shooting in Manchester that resulted from a domestic violence assault and standoff, according to authorities.New Hampshire Attorney General John Formella said a 911 call was made at about 12:20 a.m. Sunday reporting a domestic violence assault in a parking lot near the Rite Aid at 270 … Read more

Boy’s body recovered days after he was swept into Merrimack River

Boy’s body recovered days after he was swept into Merrimack River

Police confirm that the body of a 6-year-old boy has been recovered, nearly 72 hours after he disappeared in the Merrimack River in Amesbury, Massachusetts.Amesbury police announced at 2 p.m. Sunday that the body of Mas DeChhat had been found on the third day of searching.According to authorities, a kayaker in the Pipers Quarry area … Read more

Mass. baseball coach charged with child rape in 2008 sex assault

Mass. baseball coach charged with child rape in 2008 sex assault

A Massachusetts man who works as a baseball coach is facing a child rape charge in connection with a sexual assault that happened at a Woburn training facility 14 years ago.The Middlesex District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday that 45-year-old Keith Forbes, of Wakefield, was arraigned Friday in Middlesex Superior Court on one count of rape … Read more

Boston police warn community about drinks being drugged at bars

Boston police warn community about drinks being drugged at bars

Boston police say they have become aware of numerous social media posts from various people who claim they were victims of drink spiking at area bars.Police are now reminding the public about the danger of scentless, colorless and tasteless drugs such as Rohypnol, also known as roofie, being placed in the drinks of unsuspecting victims. … Read more

4-year-old boy drowns in pool at Brookline home, police say

4-year-old boy drowns in pool at Brookline home, police say

A 4-year-old boy is dead after he drowned in a pool at a Brookline home on Memorial Day, according to police in the Massachusetts town.Brookline police said the boy was found unresponsive in the pool at 16 Prescott St. shortly before 4:40 p.m. Monday. Police officers and firefighters were dispatched to the scene, along with … Read more

Medford woman found dead in recycling container under porch

Medford woman found dead in recycling container under porch

Authorities in Massachusetts are investigating the death of a Medford woman after her body was found in an enclosed area behind her home.Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan said the body of 61-year-old Barbara Hovey Novaes was found Monday morning in a recycling container under the back porch of the duplex where she lived at 21 … Read more

Woman struck, killed by vehicle while working at Mass. farm stand

Woman struck, killed by vehicle while working at Mass. farm stand

Authorities have confirmed that a woman was working at her family’s farm stand in Massachusetts when she was fatally struck by a vehicle. The crash at Sforza Family Farm in the Newbury village of Byfield happened at about 3:30 p.m. Saturday when the driver of a Honda CRV, for unknown reasons, accelerated rapidly in reverse … Read more

2 Brockton firefighters injured, 11 displaced by house fire

2 Brockton firefighters injured, 11 displaced by house fire

Nearly a dozen people are displaced by a three-alarm house fire in Brockton that left two firefighters injured, according to officials in the Massachusetts city.Deputy Fire Chief Jeff Marchetti said the Brockton Fire Department received calls about the fire at 148 Florence St., a multi-family home, shortly before 9:30 a.m. Sunday.Shortly after 9:50 a.m., the … Read more