A man tried to abduct an 11-year-old boy while he was walking home from school Thursday afternoon on Norfolk Rd. in New Marlborough, Massachusetts.
The boy, who has not been identified, is a sixth grade student within the Southern Berkshire Regional School District, according to a release Thursday night from Mount Everett Regional School principal Glenn Devoti.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo this week announced 55 million dollars in funding for the SUNY 2020 challenge grants. The money is being distributed to five projects across the state, including one at Clinton Community College in Plattsburgh.
The last thoroughbred horse racetrack in New England is closing, as a result of this week’s casino licensing decision in greater Boston.
The last horse race at Suffolk Downs is scheduled for September 29th and the 80-year old track will close for good in December. About a thousand people will lose their jobs. Suffolk Downs Chief Operating Officer Chip Tuttle said the track has not been profitable since 2006.
Organizers of the region’s largest turkey trot are launching a "Trot Training Challenge" to prepare novice and experienced runners for any of the six upstate New York turkey trots held Thanksgiving morning.
A western Massachusetts hospital reported Thursday it has seen an increase in children coming to the emergency room with symptoms consistent with a virus that has swept through the Midwest.
Seven children are currently hospitalized at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield for a respiratory illness. There are no confirmed cases of the enterovirus. Test results are expected from the Centers For Disease Control in about a week. Infectious disease specialist at Baystate, Dr. Michael Klatte, said most children who get infected will not require hospitalization.