Hitchcock Academy aids, connects child care services

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Caregivers Connect event set for August 21 📸 Hitchcock Academy courtesy photo BRIMFIELD — Any family with children needs reliable child care.  Hitchcock Academy hopes to fill that need with a unique “meet and greet” for parents and caregivers.  From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 21 Hitchcock will […]

Piirainen family seeks help on disappearance anniversary

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Holly Piirainen case now 26 years old SPRINGFIELD — August 5, 1993 at approximately 12:50 p.m. marks the twenty-sixth anniversary of the disappearance of Holly Piirainen of Grafton, she was ten years old at the time. Holly’s family is asking members of the public who may have any information regarding […]

Brimfield PD searching for fugitive lizard

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Police want to help snag harmless critter before it gets hurt 📸 Brimfield Police Department photo BRIMFIELD — Local police became engaged in a manhu…er, lizard-hunt on Tuesday morning. A brown lizard last spotted in the area of John Haley and Washington Road is being sought by the Brimfield Police […]

Monson man caught with heroin in traffic stop

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Brimfield PD alerted of “erratic operator” on roadway 📸 Brimfield Police Department photo BRIMFIELD — A Monson man will be arraigned in Palmer District Court after a report of an “erratic operator” led to an arrest for possessing heroin. Edward Carrington, 39, was arrested in Brimfield when the drugs were […]

Catch a meteor shower with Sip and Stars

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Hitchcock Academy fundraiser focuses on Perseid meteors 📸 Courtesy photo of Hitchcock Academy Director Sue Gregory with family members on the rock that helped inspire the annual Sip and Stars event. BRIMFIELD — Three unique factors came together to birth the Hitchcock Academy fundraiser known as Sip and Stars, which […]