HOPKINTON — Hoping to give officers more mobility and to give them a better opportunity to connect with residents, the Hopkinton Police Department has brought back its bicycle patrol. It is the first time in about a decade that the bike patrol has been active, police Chief Joseph Bennett said. “A lot of the officers who were part of the bike patrol had retired,” he said. When staffing and weather allows, officers will bring their bikes out on patrol with them and will head to various neighborhoods. "It's a great tool that allows our officers to positively interact with and meet residents, especially kids in the community."
September 21, 2021 08:15 UTC
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September 21, 2021 06:35 UTC
(Reuters) – Former players and coaches across sport have joined a campaign by British dementia charity Alzheimer’s Society to tackle the stigma around the neurodegenerative disease and support people affected by the condition on World Alzheimer’s Day on Tuesday. Sport United Against Dementia is fortunate to have household name talent getting behind our work for this crucial campaign,” SUAD chair Richard Thompson said. The campaign will fund research into the causes and risk factors of dementia, including a study with elite rugby players and an informal pilot study with top soccer players. Former England rugby internationals Ben Kay and Martin Bayfield are involved in the study, which will look at whether elite rugby players show early warning signs of dementia. Head injuries, concussions and their potential long-term health impact have been in the spotlight in rugby since former players filed a class-action lawsuit against governing bodies, including World Rugby, alleging a failure to minimise risks.
September 20, 2021 23:03 UTC
click to enlarge Screengrab from Kent County Health Department/YouTubeKent County Health Department director Dr. Adam London. After a woman attempted to run Kent County Health Department director Adam London off the road just hours after he issued a mask mandate for some schools last month, the health officer issued a plea to the Kent County Board of Commissioners. “I need help,” London wrote in an Aug. 22 email to the county commissioners, which Michigan Advance received today after filing a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the Kent County Board of Commissioners last week. Despite this support, London and other members of the Kent County Health Department have received vitriolic criticism, as well as threats of violence, over the mandate. — recently threatened to pull funding from the Kent County Health Department if masks are mandated in schools.
September 20, 2021 22:52 UTC
As it marks the tenth anniversary of the repeal of the now-defunct “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy that barred LGBTQ individuals from serving openly in the U.S. military, the Biden administration has announced that discharged veterans may soon be able to receive full benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. “The repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, which formally barred gay, lesbian, and bisexual service members from openly serving, helped move our nation closer to its foundational promise of equality, dignity, and opportunity for all. “On this day and every day, I am thankful for all of the LGBTQ+ service members and veterans who strengthen our military and our nation,” Biden said. With transgender service members taking that step just this year, for the second time, we know we’re not done and the chain isn’t complete. “On the ten year anniversary of the repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ we honor LGBTQ service members who have long served with strength, dignity and pride.
September 20, 2021 22:18 UTC
Community ContentBOSTON — Moonbox Productions will present Richard O’Brien’s legendary cult classic “The Rocky Horror Show” in a pop-up theater located at 25 Brattle St. in Harvard Square. Directed by David Lucey, and music directed by Mindy Cimini, “The Rocky Horror Show” opens Oct.14 and will run through Oct. 31. The cast of Moonbox Productions’ presentation of The Rocky Horror Show features Peter Mill (Dr. Frank-n-Furter), Christina Jones (Janet Weiss), Ryan Norton (Brad Majors), Jack Manning (Rocky Horror) Kevin Hanley (Riff Raff/Usher), Lori L’Italien (Magenta/Usherette), Shalyn Grow (Columbia), Shonna Cirone (Eddie/Dr. “It feels perfect to be opening our first post-COVID season with a remount of The Rocky Horror Show,” producer Sharman Altshuler said. To purchase tickets to “The Rocky Horror Show,” visit http://ovationtix.com.
September 20, 2021 21:11 UTC
Massachusetts community colleges will reverse course and require that students, faculty and staff get the COVID-19 vaccine by Jan. 22, according to a statement issued Monday by all of the state's 15 community college presidents. But MassBay Community College President David Podell said a recent increase in COVID-19 cases proved to be a tipping point. "The community college presidents collectively were watching the numbers rise: the numbers of individuals who were testing positive, hospitalized and the number of deaths," said Podell in an interview. MassBay, which has campuses in Framingham, Ashland and Wellesley, does not know how many of its students or staff are vaccinated, said Podell. In preparation for vaccinating its population, Massachusetts community colleges will continue to make vaccine clinics available on site, as participants in the White House's COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge.
September 20, 2021 19:41 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) – Kazakhstan-born pianist Alim Beisembayev began his musical career when he picked a miniature toy piano for his fifth birthday present. Now aged 23, he has scooped the career-making Leeds International Piano Competition, beating four other finalists. “I’m still coming down from cloud nine … it really is a wonderful feeling,” Beisembayev told Reuters on Monday. Beisembayev, who has most recently been studying for a master’s degree at the Royal College of Music in London, is the first pianist from Kazakhstan to win The Leeds. Beisembayev also scooped the audience prize, which is voted for by the public, and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society Prize for performance of a 20th/21st century work.
September 20, 2021 18:22 UTC
SOUTHBOROUGH — Police are searching for a motorist who crashed into a Route 9 motel, then drove away. The incident occurred at 11:58 p.m. Thursday at the Red Roof Inn on Turnpike Road, according to a press release. The driver, who has not been identified, jumped a curb in a parking spot and smashed into the front wall of a guest room at the motel. The crash damaged the exterior wall of the motel, as well as the wall of the room. At 6:08 a.m. Sunday, a Marlborough man lost control of his car and drove off the road and struck the side of 140 Marlborough Road, according to the release.
September 20, 2021 17:03 UTC
click to enlarge Jamie GeysbeekThe Verve Pipe will headline Saturday night at DIY Street Fair in Ferndale. Well, thanks to the return of Ferndale's DIY Street Fair, the time has come to DIY until we DIE, er, tie DYE. Since its founding in 2008, the community-centered, volunteer-run, free DIY Street Fair is returning for three days of shopping, eating, dancing, and drinking after taking a hiatus last year. This year's DIY Street Fair will take place Friday, Sept. 24-Sunday, Sept. 26. The Verve PipeSunday:4:45 p.m. Gold Crayon6 p.m. Mac Saturn7:30 p.m. Laith Al-SaadiStay connected with Detroit Metro Times.
September 20, 2021 16:30 UTC
The flow of molten rock will not reach the Atlantic Ocean on Monday evening as earlier estimated, an official said. Experts say that if and when it does, it could trigger more explosions and clouds of toxic gases. The volcano first erupted on Sunday, shooting lava hundreds of metres into the air, engulfing forests and sending molten rock towards the ocean over a sparsely populated area of La Palma, the northwesternmost island in the Canaries archipelago. A Reuters witness saw the flow of molten rock slowly tear its way through a house in the village of Los Campitos, igniting the interior and sending flames through the windows and onto the roof. Airspace around the Canaries has remained open with no visibility problems, the Enaire civil air authority said after a local airline cancelled four flights between islands.
September 20, 2021 16:18 UTC
click to enlarge Steve NeavlingTrees planted on vacant land as part of Hantz Farms. Nearly a decade ago, when Hantz Farms was asking the Detroit City Council for approval to buy more than 1,500 parcels of blighted land for an urban tree farm on the city’s lower east side, critics blasted the project as a land grab.At $350 per parcel, the deal was a virtual giveaway with no long-term guarantees. To temper criticism, John Hantz, the wealthy entrepreneur behind the project, insisted he did not plan to sell large chunks of land for profit, at least not in the short-term. Some of the trees are thriving, and others are not.Were the critics right? Only time will tell.
September 20, 2021 16:05 UTC
RuPaul has become the most awarded person of color in Primetime Emmy Awards history, after RuPaul’s Drag Race secured a fourth consecutive win for Outstanding Competition Series. With 11 total Emmys, RuPaul has surpassed cinematographer Donald A. Morgan, the previous record-holder. Speaking at the 73rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, RuPaul thanked the LGBTQ community. The main Drag Race series also won outstanding casting, directing, and picture editing. With Sunday’s win for Outstanding Competition Series, the Drag Race franchise has overall won 25 Emmy Awards.
September 20, 2021 15:45 UTC
“There are some rumors that I’m going to do more duets in the future,” Wainwright says. WAINWRIGHT: Yeah. But yeah, I’m wholeheartedly engaged at the moment in several musical projects. WAINWRIGHT: Yeah, yeah, we’re good. And so Viva really, really gravitates toward that.
September 20, 2021 15:22 UTC
BOSTON — A 35-year-old Waltham man was killed Sunday afternoon after his motorcycle crashed on Soldiers Field Road in Boston, according to state police. In a press release, state police said troopers from the Boston Barracks responded at 2:43 p.m. to reports of a crash involving a motorcycle on Soldiers Field Road. Police said a preliminary investigation indicates that Sarhad Karageuzian, 35, of Waltham, was driving a 2002 Suzuki GSXR motorcycle on Soldiers Field Road westbound in Boston. At some point, police say the motorcycle struck a guardrail on the left side and crashed, ejecting Karageuzian. The westbound side of Soldiers Field Road was closed for approximately two and a half hours.
September 20, 2021 15:22 UTC