Town Crews Work to Remedy Sewer Overflow Incident in Rockport
A sewer overflow incident began Thursday afternoon in Rockport, Massachusetts, and continued into the night. A sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) began Thursday at around 2 p.m. at the Dock Square Pump Station, according to the town administrator, who also confirmed that outflow from the overflow was entering the stormwater system, which discharges into Sandy Bay. By around 10:45 p.m., the…
College to Hold Vigil for 4 Students Killed in Fiery Crash
Maine Maritime Academy was scheduled to hold a vigil for four students killed in a fiery weekend SUV crash. The event was to be held Sunday evening for students, faculty and local residents on the lawn of Leavitt Hall, a day after the deadly crash shook the community. Four students died and three others were hurt when a Range Rover…
Woman Hit and Killed by Box Truck in Rockport
A woman was hit and killed by a box truck in Rockport, Massachusetts on Friday afternoon, according to Rockport police. Police said the woman was hit on Railroad Avenue just before 3 p.m. The truck driver and two passersby were trying to help when police arrived. The victim was airlifted to a Boston Hospital, then transferred to Addison Gilbert Hospital…
Woman's Phone Found By Divers After She Lost it on Mass. Trip: ‘Miracles Happen'
Laura Hernandez was having the time of her life when she joined family and friends on a trip to Massachusetts earlier this month. The ESL student, who was visiting from New York City, was attending a party on Aug. 20 in Rockport, a coastal town she quickly fell in love with, “This is a nice town, people are nice,” she…
Group of Divers Find Woman's Phone After She Dropped It While Paddleboarding on Mass. Vacation
Laura Hernandez lost her phone while paddleboarding in Rockport. She got lucky when a group of divers were able to find it.
Mass. National Guard Called in to Fight Fire Burning for Over a Month in Rockport
The Massachusetts National Guard has been activated to help fight a wildfire that’s been burning for five weeks in Rockport, officials announced Thursday, as more of the state plunged into severe drought. The Briarwood Fire has been burning above ground and underground across 19 acres, according to Gov. Charlie Baker’s office. His order activating the guard allows up to 30…
Gloucester Police Seek Missing 16-Year-Old
Police in Gloucester, Massachusetts, are looking for a 16-year-old who has been missing since last week. Authorities say Noah Leschinsky was last seen in the Washington Street area on March 2. He is believed to have left on his own. Leschinsky is described as a Black male who is between 5’8 and 5’10 and about 160 pounds. He has a…