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10/20/2017 08:53 AM
Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day, 10-20-17
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10/20/2017 02:53 AM
MBTA focuses on suicide prevention
THE ISSUE: Since July, trains have struck and killed 11 people in Massachusetts.THE IMPACT: The MBTA is working with suicide prevention organizations and other partners to identify ways to reduce accidental deaths and suicides on its tracks.

10/20/2017 02:40 AM
State leaders seek ideas on reducing vehicle emissions
THE ISSUE: Transportation is the state’s largest source of carbon emissions.THE IMPACT: State leaders are soliciting input on strategies to reduce emissions from the transportation sector.

10/19/2017 11:18 PM
Yarmouth Board of Health hears help available for domestic violence victims
With wooden silhouettes representing victims of domestic violence arrayed around the meeting room, the Yarmouth Board of health heard Tuesday about programs to help those who need assistance.Chris Morin, Director of Prevention, Education and Outreach at Independence House, told the board there have been 19 deaths due to domestic violence in Massachusetts this year.She referred to Molly Frantantonio of Centerville, who was stabbed to death b y her husband in front of their two [...]

10/19/2017 08:01 PM
Jackett speaks out as new Worthington movie is released
 Anthony R. “Tony” Jackett figures now is a good time to set the record straight on his part in the life and death of Christa Worthington.He had never wanted to complain much about his treatment in the press, about being a suspect in her 2002 killing, about the books and articles that portrayed him as a gold-digging Lothario whose Antonio Banderas-like looks made him a poster boy for bad behavior, by deed and association with a woman not his wife, in an [...]

10/19/2017 08:01 PM
Nature's Ways: Contemplating the end
  As a child I was fascinated when I came across dead things. A smooshed and dried up frog or toad carcass on the dirt road we lived on was an amazing find. My 7-year-old mind wanted to know how that happened.How did a body change that much? It seemed like magic to me. Later, in high school biology when I had to dissect a dead frog, I found my interest had waned. It seemed invasive to be looking at a dead thing’s insides, disrespectful even. It was also [...]

10/19/2017 05:01 PM
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10/19/2017 09:22 AM
Summer-like weather brings drought back to Massachusetts
Drought has returned to Massachusetts after almost six months of sufficient hydration.Spurred by summer-like temperatures in October and consecutive months of abnormal dryness, the U.S. Drought Monitor on Thursday reported that about a third of the state is experiencing a moderate drought.The 31.78 percent of the state that falls into the Monitor's lowest drought classification includes most of Hampden County, the southern half of Worcester County, most of Middlesex and [...]

10/19/2017 06:00 AM
Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day, 10-19-17
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10/19/2017 03:43 AM
Share your fall foliage photos
It's taken a while this year, but we're finally seeing pops of orange and yellow and red appear on the trees, colorfully confirming autumn in New England has arrived. Now we want your fall foliage photos!If you're planning a leaf-peeping trip up north, a hike in the woods or even just having fun raking the fallen foliage into great big piles and letting the kids jump in the leaves, snap some photos and send them our way. Email fall foliage photos as .jpg attachments to [...]

10/18/2017 06:04 AM
WHIMSICAL WEDNESDAY: Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day, 10-18-17
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10/18/2017 01:42 AM
Just half of Massachusetts students meet MCAS test expectations
BOSTON — Just half of Massachusetts students in grades three through eight met or exceeded expectations on the new "next generation MCAS test" in math and English — the first time the test has been administered.Massachusetts education officials released the spring 2017 test results on Wednesday.Educators were quick to caution against making direct comparisons between a student's performance on the new test and the original, nearly 20-year-old, MCAS. [...]

10/18/2017 01:42 AM
INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC: Find out how your school district did on the 2017 MCAS
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) released the 2017 MCAS scores on Wednesday, Oct. 18.Students in the third to eighth grades took what is being referred to as the "Next-Generation MCAS." The updated version of the MCAS was given for the first time in the spring to elementary and middle school students in the English/language arts and mathematics categories. High school students are [...]

10/18/2017 12:18 AM
QUIZ: How many 10th-grade MCAS questions can you answer?
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will release the 2017 scores on Wednesday. Before you find out how students in your community did on the statewide assessment exam, find out how well you would do if you had to take the 10-grade test.Each year, DESE releases some of the questions that appeared on the MCAS. Here are 12 of the multiple choice questions from the Grade 10 English/Language Arts and Grade 10 Math exams. Would you pass the test?[gh:script [...]

10/17/2017 06:00 AM
Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day, 10-17-17
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10/16/2017 06:52 AM
Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day, 10-16-17
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10/15/2017 09:52 AM
Special Town Meeting Preview
What: Orleans Special Town Meeting to consider 15 articlesWhen: Oct. 16, at 6:30 p.m.Where: Nauset Regional Middle School gymnasium, 70 Route 28.Key articles:Article 1 would permit the town to borrow or appropriate $3,680,000 to fund the construction of a downtown sewer collection system and install it under Main Street as part of intersection work being done by the Department of Transportation. As of Sept. 26, the DOT will no longer handle the installation work [...]

10/14/2017 02:00 AM
ICYMI: Wicked Local Reader Photos of the Day, Oct. 9-13
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10/13/2017 07:41 AM
Coding academy aims to boost access to tech jobs
THE ISSUE: A coding academy at the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts aims to increase access to technology jobs.THE IMPACT: Minorities are statistically underrepresented in the technology workforce.

10/13/2017 07:13 AM
Employment a challenge for many with disabilities
THE ISSUE: People with disabilities face low employment rates.THE IMPACT: National Disability Employment Awareness Month is intended to educate employers about providing opportunities for workers with disabilities.