Saturday, May 18, 2013
A look at what is happening around the region this week.
Sewer Betterments an Issue of Contention for North Easton Villagers Outspoken residents made it clear to Easton selectmen Monday night that they are not happy with the price they'll pay in betterments for construction associated with the North Easton Village Wastewater Treatment Project. Selectmen unanimously approved estimated betterment assessments for the 88 parcels in the district. Selectman Todd Gornstein was not present. The average single family homeowner in the district received an estimated assessment of $20,900. Particularly large houses, multi-family homes or commercial properties received a higher estimated assessment. Norton Approves Memorial Bench in Memory of Angel Pina The Norton Board of Selectmen approved a request from a…
Saturday, May 11, 2013
A look at what is happening around the region.
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 inspirational speech before the field of nearly 200 participants was set to begin the 3.1-mile course. O'Donnell, 19, a 2012 graduate of Oliver Ames, and a freshman at St. Anslem College, was one of many runners stopped short of finishing the Boston Marathon on April 15 of this year due to the terrorist bombings. He compared running a race with meeting everyday goals. "It's your achievement of getting to …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Bobby O'Donnell III, 19, son of a Stoughton Fire Department Captain and resident of Easton, addressed the crowd of runners and spectators, delivering an inspirational speech before the field of nearly 200 participants was set to begin the 5 School 5K road
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 inspirational speech before the field of nearly 200 participants was set to begin the 3.1-mile course. O'Donnell, 19, a 2012 graduate of Oliver Ames, and a freshman at St. Anslem College, was one of many runners stopped short of finishing the Boston Marathon on April 15 of this year due to the terrorist bombings. He compared running a race with meeting everyday goals. "It's your achievement of getting to the start line today because races are a metaphor for life and starting anything is the …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
A look at what happened around the region this week.
Easton’s Brennan Williams Taken in Third Round of NFL Draft Brennan Williams was selected by the Houston Texans in the third round of the National Football League Draft Friday night. Williams was the 89th player selected overall. An offensive tackle from the University of North Carolina. Williams was projected to be taken some time between the second and fourth round of this year's draft. Williams' roots are right here in the Shovel Town. The 6-6 315 pound lineman is a native of Easton and a graduate of Catholic Memorial High School. His father, Brent, played 11 years in the NFL as a defensive lineman, including a stint with the New England Patriots. Williams' brother, also a graduate of CM, plays linebacker at Ohio State and his sister, …
Monday, April 22, 2013
The Tigers beat Stoughton at Frothingham Park Monday afternoon.
Oliver Ames baseball took on Stoughton at Frothingham Park Monday afternoon, securing a 9-5 win. With the win, OA improved to 6-0 overall while Stoughton dropped to 3-4.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
A look at what is happening with some businesses in the area.
Sunday, March 17
New Deal Close For Nearby Casino, Governor Says Governor Deval Patrick and the Mashpee Womponoag Tribe reportedly close to finalizing an agreement for a $500 million casino 10 miles from Easton on the intersection of Route 140 and Route 24 in Taunton. Patrick said Thursday that his administration has reached an agreement-in-principle on a revised casino compact with the Mashpee Womponoag tribe, according to the Boston Herald. Art and Soul Tattoo Offers a History in Ink Anna Michener started the Art and Soul Tattoo shop three years ago, but she said her love of art has gone on a lot longer than that. “I’ve always drawn my whole life,” she said. “There are a lot of artists in the family, so I was always encouraged.” She said she started her …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
A look at what is happening around the region.
Synagogues in Stoughton, Brockton, Randolph Looking to Merge A Tri-Congregational Discussion on Regionalization for three local synagogues was held on Thursday, Feb. 14 at Temple Beth Emunah in Brockton. Representatives of Ahavath Torah Congregation in Stoughton and Temple Beth Am in Randolph also attended the meeting, which attracted over 250 interested parties. The plan, still in the discussion phase, is for these three temples to merge into one congregation and use an interim site (Temple Beth Emunah) until a new building is constructed. The recommendation to merge, and begin attending services at the interim location in July of 2014 is not finalized. Each of the temple’s congregations still needs to vote on the plan. The vote is …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
The Tigers trounced Stoughton, 65-17 on Senior Night to finish the season 18-0
Davenport Division Champions. Hockomock League Champions. Undefeated. 18-0. Does it get any better than that? According to Oliver Ames girls' basketball coach Elaine Clement-Holbrook, who has won two state titles in the past seven years, there is much more work to do. "That’s what’s so amazing about this group of kids," she said after the Tigers beat Stoughton, 65-17, on Senior night Friday to finish the regular season undefeated. "It’s hard for me to put my finger on it. I had this discussion with them before we came out tonight. Senior night can be kind of emotional and it’s the end of something. But, I said to them, this isn’t the end of something – this is just the beginning." She may be right. The Tigers are hitting on all cylinders …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
The subject of today's "Wanted" attempted to rob a Dunkin' Donuts close to the highway.
- POLICE & FIRE
Sunday, January 27
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. 130033 January 17, 2013 Stoughton : Dunkin Donuts/Gulf Station Case Details: Subject in attached photos attempted to rob the Dunkin Donuts inside the Stoughton Gulf on Dykeman Way at the Avon line by Route 24 on 01/17/13 at approximately 0435 hours. Described as white male with some facial hair (unshaven) approximately 5'06" to 5'10". May be operating a gray/silver vehicle. It is believe subject proceeded down Route 24 south after his failure to the Burger King rest area in Bridgewater where he committed …
Saturday, January 26, 2013
A look at what is happening around the region
Saturday, January 26
Oliver Ames Senior Passes Away Suddenly The Oliver Ames High School community is mourning the death of a student. Devin Ness, a senior at the high school, tragically died Friday morning. Ness, who was a captain for the Oliver Ames wrestling team, suddenly became sick last night, according to OA athletic director Bill Matthews. He was taken to the hospital where he passed away. "He did die of an aneurysm," Oliver Ames Principal Wes Paul said. "He was dog sitting for his cousins in West Bridgewater. He didn’t feel well and next thing you know he wasn’t doing well at all and they called an ambulance . He went to the hospital. He got brought to Boston Medical and he was pronounced dead this morning around 9:30. That’s unfortunately what …