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Walpole News

Local news for Walpole, MA continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

German engineering group Siemens broke ground on a new US$300 million research and development facility in Walpole, Massachusetts on Friday that it said underlined its commitment to manufacturing in the United States. FILE PHOTO: Siemens logo is pictured at Siemens Healthineers headquarters in Erlangen near Nuremberg, Germany, October 7, 2016.

Out here on the West Coast, Southern California to be exact, we aren't accustomed to putting away our cars for a given amount of time due to inclement weather. At least that was the case until the winter of 2017 when the skies opened up and gave us the wettest rainy season we've seen in years.

Medfield News

Local news for Medfield, MA continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

Mayor Robert J. Dolan and the Public Safety Building Committee announce that they have selected an architect for the first stage of the project, which is a study of the available options and solutions. The architect Donald M. Walter a partner in the Newburyport firm of Dore & Whittier Architects, Inc., will lead the feasibility study.

Norfolk News

Local news for Norfolk, MA continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

A Dartmouth native with a longtime passion for politics is running for the open state Senate seat in the Bristol and Norfolk district. Jacob Ventura, 30, of Attleboro, filed papers Wednesday and formally announced his candidacy Thursday for the seat formerly occupied by James Timilty, a Democrat who was appointed Norfolk County treasurer in May. "I'm running to make a difference in the Commonwealth," Ventura said.

The trial of Carter proceeds in Taunton District Court in Tau... . Defendant Michelle Carter looks on as attorneys and judge meet at sidebar.

Westwood News

Local news for Westwood, MA continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

ARLINGTON, Mass.-American Alarm & Communications, a full-service security company based here, this week announced the acquisition of Security Design Consultants, based in Westwood, Mass. The transaction was finalized on April 28. SDC's account base is about 80 percent residential and 20 percent commercial; American Alarm's base is about 50-50, according to Louis Sampson, American Alarm's COO and co-owner.

In baseball the 7 and 2 Westwood Wolverines visited the red hot 5 and 2 Hopkinton Hillers. After starting 0-2 the Hillers won 5 straight.

Have you ever dreamed of hitting a home run off Fenway Park's Green Monster? Well, if you're a high school student in Massachusetts, the opportunity has arrived for just such a chance to do so while also benefiting The Jimmy Fund. The Massachusetts Baseball Coaches Association , in conjunction with the John Hancock Fenway Fantasy Day at Fenway Park, are co-sponsoring four sectional High School All-Stars Home Run Derbies on Sunday, May 7. Four sectional champions will be crowned that day, each of whom will have an opportunity to face the Green Monster of Fenway Park on Saturday, June 3 at the New England Home Run Derby Championship during John Hancock Fenway Fantasy Day at Fenway Park.

Dover News

Local news for Dover, MA continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

The fight over the 2016 ballot question aimed at expanding charter schools in Massachusetts was the second costliest school choice-related initiative in the county since 2000. An Associated Press review of donations to school choice ballot questions and candidates found that spending on the 2016 question - which would have let Massachusetts add up to a dozen new or expanded charter schools each year outside of existing caps - topped $43 million.

The fight over the 2016 ballot question aimed at expanding charter schools in Massachusetts was the second costliest school choice-related initiative in the county since 2000. An Associated Press review of donations to school choice ballot questions and candidates found that spending on the 2016 question - which would have let Massachusetts add up to a dozen new or expanded charter schools each year outside of existing caps - topped $43 million.

Needham News

Local news for Needham, MA continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

Police have arrested a suspect in connection with the killing of 81-year-old Laura Shifrina, who was found dead in her Needham apartment on May 31, prosecutors said Thursday. In a brief statement, Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey's office said "there will be an arraignment at or shortly after 9 a.m. [Friday] in the murder" of Shifrina.

The jury in the Michael P. McCarthy case apparently accepted at least some of the testimony of Rachelle Bond about the murder of her daughter, Bella, according to veteran defense lawyers. "Given the fact that there's truly only one significant witness in the matter, you'd have to conclude that despite her flaws, the jury accepted the essential components of her testimony," said Timothy Burke, a Needham lawyer who is a former Suffolk prosecutor.