• Freetown June 9, 2022 5:38 pm

    Vandals Deface Freetown Cemetery With Threatening Messages

    For a third time this year, vandals struck a cemetery in Freetown, Massachusetts. Headstones at White Cemetery were hit with graffiti twice earlier this year. This time the Assonet Burying Ground was targeted. The vandals hit stones again with messages like “Try handwriting analysis” and more concerning ones, like “U stop me before I kill.” Rick Fetters lives in the…

  • Freetown June 9, 2022 5:22 pm

    Vandals Target Another Freetown Cemetery

    Gravestones were vandalized at a cemetery in Assonet a village in Freetown, Massachusetts. This is the third time a cemetery in town has been vandalized this year.

  • Massachusetts September 1, 2020 5:19 pm

    Pedestrian Killed in Freetown Crash

    A man has died after being hit by a vehicle overnight in Freetown, Massachusetts. Police were called to County Road around 1 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office. They found 35-year-old Christopher Pennenga of Freetown, who had been hit by a vehicle, lying injured on the road. Pennenga was later pronounced dead. Authorities did not...

  • summer camps May 6, 2020 5:25 pm

    Summer Camps Await CDC's COVID-19 Guidelines, Expected Before End of May

    For 101 years, children in southeastern Massachusetts have enjoyed the great outdoors at Cathedral Camp in Freetown. This diocesan run, non-profit closed once during World War II, and now a second time. “A lot of these kids are underprivileged,” said Rena Lemieux, an assistant director at Cathedral Camp. “They don’t have swing sets in their back yards. They don’t...

  • Massachusetts December 24, 2019 5:03 pm

    Freetown, Mass. Police Urge Drivers to Drive Sober in Christmas Fashion

    The Freetown Police Department wants you to get home safe this holiday season, and it took to poetry to get that message across.

  • DRIVER November 4, 2019 12:01 am

    1 Man Dead From Rollover Crash in Freetown

    One man is dead and a woman was seriously injured after a car they were travelling in rolled over on Route 24 in Freetown on Sunday, authorities said. A 13-year-old girl who was also in the car was taken to the hospital with no visible injuries, according to Massachusetts State Police.

  • Massachusetts October 20, 2019 1:52 pm

    Crews Battle Fire at Recycling Plant in Freetown

    Emergency crews in Freetown, Massachusetts responded to a large fire at a recycling facility early Sunday morning.

  • Massachusetts September 27, 2019 4:13 pm

    18-Year-Old Woman Killed in Rollover Crash in Freetown, Mass.

    An 18-year-old woman was killed in a rollover crash Thursday that caused her to be ejected from the vehicle, according to Massachusetts State Police. Authorities said the crash happened around 8:10 a.m. on Route 140 in Freetown. A preliminary investigation determined the woman was traveling northbound near Exit 8 when the 2003 Ford Escape she was operating veered into the...

  • Massachusetts September 26, 2019 5:41 pm

    UPDATE: Mass. Health Officials Give New Info on EEE-Related Deaths

    A fourth person this year has died from EEE in Massachusetts, health officials announced Wednesday. A man in his 70s from Worcester County died from the mosquito-borne illness, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The victim was the 11th human case that has been diagnosed in the state during this year’s outbreak of the mosquito-borne illness.

  • Massachusetts September 24, 2019 5:24 pm

    3rd Death From EEE This Year Confirmed by Mass. Health Officials

    A third person this year has died from EEE in Massachusetts, health officials confirmed Monday. An unidentified hospital reported the death to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The victim was one of 10 human cases that has been diagnosed in the state during this year’s outbreak of the mosquito-borne illness.

  • Massachusetts September 20, 2019 11:30 pm

    2nd EEE Death Confirmed in Mass.

    A man in his 70s from Freetown has died from EEE.

  • Massachusetts September 20, 2019 7:30 pm

    Westport Student Sickened in THC, Nicotine E-Cig Incident

    A student in Westport, Mass., was taken to the hospital after using an e-cigarette with other students. Another student became violent in the incident.

  • Massachusetts August 23, 2019 10:28 pm

    3rd Human Case of EEE Reported in Massachusetts This Summer

    A third person has a confirmed case of eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE, in Massachusetts this summer, health authorities said Friday. A man over 60 years old in northern Franklin County has the rare but potentially deadly virus, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health said in a statement. The risk level is now critical in two Franklin County communities.

  • Massachusetts August 21, 2019 11:45 pm

    Mosquito-Spraying Continues in Massachusetts

    More Massachusetts communities were sprayed for mosquitoes Wednesday, with further treatment planned across the Bay State. Health officials have been spraying as a preventative measure to decrease the chances of EEE and West Nile virus from spreading. The mosquito-borne viruses are rare, but can be potentially fatal.

  • Massachusetts August 20, 2019 12:52 pm

    Mosquito Spraying Expands in Mass. After EEE Diagnoses

    More Massachusetts towns and neighborhoods will be sprayed for mosquitos Tuesday after two men were diagnosed with the Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus. East Boston, Worcester and Andover were set to be sprayed as preventative measures to decrease the chances of EEE and West Nile virus from spreading. The mosquito-borne viruses are rare, but can be potentially fatal.

  • Massachusetts August 19, 2019 11:34 pm

    Boston Neighborhoods Spray for Mosquitoes

    Spraying for mosquitoes began in Boston’s West Roxbury and Hyde Park neighborhoods Monday evening. With concern growing across Massachusetts after two men were diagnosed with the Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus, city crews were spraying in the two neighborhoods from dusk until 11:30 p.m. using a truck-mounted aerosol sprayer.

  • Massachusetts August 18, 2019 9:25 pm

    Officials to Spray for Mosquitoes in Boston Area on Monday

    With concern growing across Massachusetts after two men were diagnosed with the Eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEE), officials are continuing to spray specific areas to reduce the mosquito population and public health risk. Using a truck mounted aerosol sprayer, officials will spray Monday in the Boston area from dusk until 11:30 at night. The health commission says the formula they...

  • Massachusetts August 16, 2019 4:39 pm

    2nd Human Case of EEE Confirmed This Summer in Massachusetts, Health Officials Say

    Another Massachusetts man has been diagnosed with the Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus, the state’s Department of Public Health announced Friday, making him the second person to be diagnosed with the rare but dangerous infection. Laboratory testing confirmed the virus in a Grafton man who is between the ages of 19 and 30, authorities said.

  • Massachusetts August 11, 2019 8:33 am

    9 Communities At Critical Risk for EEE

    Nia Hamm reports from Middleboro, which is among nine communities in southeastern Massachusetts that is at an increased risk for the mosquito-born virus EEE.

  • Kaitlin McKinley Becker August 11, 2019 11:19 pm

    First Human Case of EEE in Massachusetts Since 2013, State Health Officials Say

    A Massachusetts man has been diagnosed with the Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus infection, the state’s Department of Public Health announced Saturday. This is the first human case of EEE in the state since 2013. The man is over 60 and lives in southern Plymouth County, the DPH said. “Today’s news is evidence of the significant risk from EEE and...

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