Young men were shooting each other. It baffled the adults, who insisted these were good kids, but men’s Facebook and Twitter profiles told a more complicated story.
Instead of storm surge, Hurricane Irma brought the opposite effect to the Panhandle.
Gardner Catholics mourn the closing of the four churches that have formed the backbones of different ethnic community in the city. However, they can’t help but feel God is with them. Published in The Gardner News in July 2015.
The ghostly tenants of the S. K. Pierce Victorian mansion have a new landlord. New Jersey-based company “Dark Carnival” bought the South Gardner landmark, with plans to turn it into a bed and breakfast 11 months of the year and a seasonal haunted house in October. Published in The Gardner News in July 2015.
The city is making moves to take one of the neglected buildings in the downtown through eminent domain, although which one has yet to be disclosed. Published in The Gardner News in August 2015.
On a bitterly cold, snowy day in January — the type of day when most people would stay home — Gwen Phelps of Westminster and her husband, Michael, braced themselves and made an early morning journey to St. Williams Catholic Church in Tewksbury. They went to be extras in a funereal scene in a movie about addiction, but they didn’t have to ask. Published in The Gardner News in June 2015.
Following the completion of one $14 million project, the city considered another one. This time the municipality is looking to upgrade the sewer treatment facility. Published in The Gardner News in May 2015.
Citing a lack of standing, a judge on Thursday dismissed City Councillor Scott Graves’s complaint that Mayor Mark Hawke overstepped his authority during the writing of Gardner’s emergency service zone plan. Published in The Gardner News April 2015.
When Murdock Principal Joshua Romano answered his phone in Barnes & Noble, he didn’t know he was setting in motion a chain of events that would place himself, and Murdock High School, on the national stage. The caller — the father of a student — was asking what Mr. Romano was going to do about two Twitter accounts attacking Murdock students. Hanging up the phone, Mr. Romano was furious. Published in The Gardner News in February 2015.
The principal, a guidance counselor and a teacher at Helen Mae Sauter Elementary School have been placed on paid administrative leave affective Nov. 21. Published in The Gardner News in December 2014.
A private company of which City Councillor Scott Graves is listed as a manager currently owes the city approximately $5,500 in unpaid taxes, according to city records. Published in The Gardner News in October 2014.
Mass. Senator Elizabeth Warren vowed to fight for improved mental health and substance abuse care during a visit to Heywood Hospital on Thursday afternoon. Published in The Gardner News in August 2014.
After a 14-week-old beagle was found hung from a tree, the family and local law enforcement searched for answers. Published in The Gardner News April 2014.
A worker at Gardner Rare Coin Shop, 25 Pleasant St., was left with a bloodied face after two armed robbers reportedly fled the scene with an undetermined amount of cash. Published in The Gardner News in January 2014.
Nyoka Norine Blanchard, 27, told officials she was freezing to death when she called Our Father’s House at about 6 p.m. on Tuesday night asking for help. The temperature had dropped to a mere 7 degrees, and the wind made it feel even colder inside of the abandoned factory she and two other homeless individuals — Paul Henry Flagg, 35, and Donald Ketola, 38 — had holed up in on Mill Street. Published in The Gardner News in January 2014.
A freshman kinesiology major Jonathan Gray died of unknown causes in his home. His older brother said he will live the rest of his life trying to live up to the standard Jonathan set. Published in the Daily Collegian on Jan. 22, 2012.
When Judge John M. Payne Jr. released the criminal complaint and the probable cause statement in the UMass rape trail, many new details were revealed about the rape. Published in the Daily Collegian on Nov. 2, 2012.
On her walk back to her dorm, Syndne Jacoby, a psychology major, tripped and hit her head. She died three days later in the hospital. Published in the Daily Collegian on Dec. 3, 2012.
Former Vice President Al Gore called for Americans to “occupy democracy” at the inauguration of Jonathan Lash — the sixth president of Hampshire College. Published in the Daily Collegian on April 30, 2012.
It was clear in the debate between Sen. Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren that the crowd, both inside and outside of Symphony Hall, favored Warren. Published in the Daily Collegian on Oct. 11, 2012.
Protesters fired up by the national Occupy Wall Street movement united in Amherst yesterday denouncing corporate greed and economic inequality. Published in the Daily Collegian on Oct. 6, 2011.
Amy Wing, the executive assistant to the director of Residential Life at the University of Massachusetts, pleaded guilty to stealing approximately $175,000 from former employer Myers Information System Inc. Published in the Daily Collegian on Nov. 20, 2012.
Tyler Molander, the UMass junior who distributed a typed letter to hundreds of students vying for members to join a “friend club” on Jan. 29, speaks with the Massachusetts Daily Collegian about his academic future. Published Feb. 7, 2012.
A new study shows that spring 2012 was the warmest on record for several New England cities, a tend that may indicate climate change. Published in the Daily Hampshire Gazette.
The Department of Fish and Wildlife’s decision to withdraw funding from salmon restoration does not necessarily mean the end of the salmon as the states — Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont — could elect to continue with their independent efforts. Published in the Daily Hampshire Gazette.
Beer might just be the closest thing to a recession proof industry. Published in the Daily Hampshire Gazette on July 2, 2012.
All ten graduates at Tri-County Schools’ commencement shared one thing in common: they all had at least one moment when they thought they might not graduate. Published in the Daily Hampshire Gazette.