Massachusetts

LENOX, Mass | John Williams composition about ghost making world premiere

LENOX, Mass— A new John Williams composition about a ghost said to have scared Leonard Bernstein is making its world premiere. “Highwood’s Ghost, an Encounter for Harp, Cello, and Orchestra” will be performed Sunday at Tanglewood in Massachusetts, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. The ghost haunts Highwood House, a building on the … Continue reading LENOX, Mass | John Williams composition about ghost making world premiere

TRURO, Mass. | Swimmer suffers puncture wounds in shark attack on Cape Cod

TRURO, Mass. — A man swimming off Cape Cod has been attacked by a shark and is being airlifted to a hospital. The assistant harbormaster in Truro, Massachusetts, says the victim is a 61-year-old man. Gary Sharpless says the unidentified victim suffered puncture wounds to his torso and legs Wednesday afternoon. Sharpless says the attack … Continue reading TRURO, Mass. | Swimmer suffers puncture wounds in shark attack on Cape Cod

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. | Music festival to honor Charles Neville

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.— Charles Neville, the legendary saxophone player for the Neville Brothers, is being honored by an annual music festival in Massachusetts. The fifth Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival that opens Saturday has been designated a living monument to Neville, who died in April at age 79. The festival was co-founded by Neville’s wife, Kristin … Continue reading SPRINGFIELD, Mass. | Music festival to honor Charles Neville

NFL players protest during anthem, drawing rebuke from Trump

NFL players demonstrated during the national anthem at several preseason games Thursday night, protests that again drew a rebuke from President Donald Trump. Writing on Twitter from his New Jersey golf resort, Trump said Friday players “make a fortune doing what they love,” and those who refuse to stand “proudly” for the anthem should be … Continue reading NFL players protest during anthem, drawing rebuke from Trump

PROVIDENCE, R.I. | Brown University coach charged with assaulting her husband

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The women’s basketball coach at Brown University has been charged with assaulting her husband. Sarah Behn was arraigned Monday on a charge of assault and battery on a family or household member, according to Wrentham District Court. The Providence Journal reports a police report filed in Foxboro, Massachusetts, says Timothy McGahan, Behn’s … Continue reading PROVIDENCE, R.I. | Brown University coach charged with assaulting her husband

United States | States suing Trump administration, company over 3D guns

United States – Eight states are filing suit against the Trump administration over its decision to allow a Texas company to publish downloadable blueprints for a 3D-printed gun, contending the hard-to-trace plastic weapons are a boon to terrorists and criminals and threaten public safety. The suit, to be filed Monday in Seattle, asks a judge … Continue reading United States | States suing Trump administration, company over 3D guns

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. | Black man accuses Sean Spicer of using racial slur years ago

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. — A black man has accused former White House press secretary Sean Spicer of calling him a racial slur when they were students at a Rhode Island prep school. Spicer was at a book signing in Middletown on Friday to promote his new book reflecting on his time at the press podium for … Continue reading MIDDLETOWN, R.I. | Black man accuses Sean Spicer of using racial slur years ago

REVERE, Mass. | Massachusetts candy company plant abruptly closes

REVERE, Mass.  — The owner of a company that makes candies such as Necco wafers and Sweethearts has unexpectedly shut down operations at its Massachusetts plant. The Boston Globe reports Round Hill Investments LLC announced Tuesday it is selling Necco brands to another confection manufacturer and closing down its Revere plant. The company had recently … Continue reading REVERE, Mass. | Massachusetts candy company plant abruptly closes