Tuesday, May 21, 2013
What would you say to local, state and national Emergency Medical Service personnel?
This week -- May 19 to 25 -- is National EMS Week and the theme is "EMS: One Mission. One Team." In 1968, President Gerald Ford signed the first EMS Week proclamation, designating a time for the nation to celebrate the emergency medical technician paramedic as well as an opportunity to educate the public about the critical role of EMS in the community, according to EMS.gov. Wednesday, May 22 has been designated as Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Day, according to emsweekideas.org. Every day our local, state and national EMS respond to crisis situations. Recently, Boston's EMS was in the spotlight because of last month's bombings; and today, Emergency Medical Service personnel in Moore, Oklahoma, are in the national …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Former Patriots lineman on Bill Belichick: "He rarely smiles, but he does laugh."
Former Patriots lineman Matt Light was at Southeastern Regional in Easton Wednesday morning promoting his nonprofit, the Light Foundation. Light took time to mingle with some students and talk about the upcoming cornhole tournament at Gillette Stadium to support his foundation.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Students in the cabinet and collision repair department constructed cornhole boards that will be auctioned off for Matt Light's charity.
Students at Southeastern Regional High School were paid a visit by former New England Patriots lineman Matt Light Wednesday morning. Light mingled with students and autographed sets of cornhole boards constructed by the cabinet and collision repair departments. The boards, when completed, will be auctioned off at Light's charity cornhole tournament at Gillette Stadium June 1 to benefit the Light Foundation. "This foundation emphasizes character building and accountability, which is the same thing we do," said Southeastern Collision repair instructor Robert Morin. Morin said the students had been working on the cornhole boards for about two weeks and they were slated to be completed by the tournament on June 1. Superintendent Luis Lopes …
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It’s that time of year again and you’re outside, enjoying your yard. Then you start nosing around—maybe you’re inspecting your plants, or reviewing the condition of your lawn or setting up your sprinklers—and before you know it, reality hits. You need to paint the house. A daunting task. An expensive task. A necessary task—because it's not just about how your house looks, it's about your home's value. Neglect is not an option. Take heart, however. Information and resources have never been more easily available to help you through this project. Know Your Options Your options are to either hire a contractor or paint it yourself. Hiring a contractor is an expensive option, but if it's in your budget and you do the necessary research to …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
A look at what is happening around the region.
Wheaton Alumni Party Raises Noise Concerns The Norton Board of Selectmen approved two one-day alcohol permits for a function at Wheaton College on May 17, but with some contention. Selectmen vice chair Robert Kimball raised his concern about an ongoing issue with the noise level at certain parties. “We don’t care that you go out and have a good time, as long as [the students] don’t scream,” he said. Watch: Boston Marathon Runner from Easton Delivers Inspiring Speech Prior to Stoughton Road Race Prior to the start of the 5 School 5K road race, held April 27 at the Stoughton YMCA, Bobby O'Donnell III, son of Stoughton Fire Department Captain Bob O'Donnell and Easton resident, addressed the crowd of runners and spectators, delivering an …
Friday, May 10, 2013
The Boston Rams, featuring many local players, will open their season tomorrow at Muscato Stadium in Easton
Submitted to Patch: By Mark Stokes If the founding of the New England Revolution back in the mid-1990's was the first step towards professional soccer in the region, then chapter two of the story surely begins this month in Easton, Mass, when the Real Boston Rams take the stage for what has become one of the most anticipated soccer ventures of recent years. While the Revs have won the hearts of New England fans for the past 17 years, the professional game has, for reasons unknown, remained out of reach for far too many local soccer fans. But the bridge between the professional game and those hoping to one day play MLS soccer, will finally come into view at Muscato Stadium, on May 11 as the Rams take their bow in the USL Premier Development…
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Want your grass to be greener? Here are some tips from the professionals and a list of local resources to help your grass grow without harmful chemicals and pesticides.
If you want a lawn that's easier to take care of, safe to play on and beautiful to look at, then follow these tips from the pros this spring. Ditch The Chemicals Since 1994 Paul Tukey, author of The Organic Lawn Care Manual and founder of SafeLawns.org, has helped homeowners get beautiful lawns without harmful chemicals. Tukey became a leader in the natural lawn care industry after becoming sick himself from excessive exposure to pesticides. Tukey says in addition to keeping pets and children safer, “organic lawn care also conserves resources, saves money and ultimately saves time.” Start with the Soil Your first step to a beautiful lawn is a soil test, says Tukey. “Get a soil test and check the most important three factors: Organic …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
This week's "Wanted" deals with a bank robbery in Swansea
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Sunday, April 14
Each week, we'll feature a different outstanding criminal case from around the region. Information is courtesy of MassMostWanted.com. If you have any information regarding the case, contact your local police department. Robbery - Case No. 130184 March 30, 2013 Swansea : Sovereign Bank Case Details: On March 30, 2013 at 1147 hrs. the Swansea branch of Sovereign Bank located at 620 GAR Hwy, Swansea was robbed. A male entered the bank, brandished a handgun and demanded cash. The male then fled the bank with an undetermined amount of cash. No one was hurt in this incident, although several bank customers were inside at the time. The suspect is described as 5’8 to 6’0 tall, medium build and was wearing a dark coat, dark hoodie, a dark knit type…
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Candidates for U.S. Senate Democratic nomination squared off in Lowell Monday.
U.S. Congressmen Stephen Lynch and Edward Markey met in their second debate Monday ahead of the Democratic U.S. Senate special primary in a contest that contained few fireworks outside of an exchange on health care. The debate, held at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and sponsored by the college and the Boston Herald, lasted about 45 minutes and touched a wide variety of issues on which the two Democrats mostly agreed. An early question was asked about the candidates' positions on the Affordable Care Act. Markey (D-Malden) voted in favor of the bill that passed in 2010 while Lynch (D-South Boston) was one of few Democrats who opposed it. Markey said voting for the bill was the "proudest vote of my Congressional career." He said …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
This week's "Wanted" involves a getaway car that was torched.
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Sunday, March 24
Each week, we'll feature a different outstanding criminal case from around the region. Information is courtesy of MassMostWanted.com. If you have any information regarding the case, contact your local police department. Robbery - Case No. 130146 March 13, 2013 Stoughton : Rite Aid Pharmacy Case Details: White male suspect with scarf covering his lower face jumped pharmacy counter brandishing knife and took an undisclosed amount of pills. Subject fled in stolen vehicle which was later torched. Male approximately 5'10" to 6'00" tall. If you have any information about the identity of this person or where they are, please contact: Stoughton PD: (781) 344-2575 Investigator: Det. O'Connor Case Submission No.: 130146