• This week in state government - 08/03/2015 10:14 AM EDT
    Comedian Bill Cosby shares fatherly advice before upcoming show at San Manuel Casino

    05/15/2014 06:30 PM EDT
    Comedian, actor and author Bill Cosby portrayed fictional father Dr. Heathcliff "Cliff" Huxtable in probably his most famous role on "The Cosby Show" from 1984 to 1992. 
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    The Accidental Musician: Chad VanGaalen brings his quirky sound to town
    05/15/2014 06:08 PM EDT - A funny thing happened to Chad VanGaalen on the way to becoming an accomplished illustrator and animator: He became a hell of a songwriter and musician, too. Full Story

    DEC discusses Devens truck traffic via

    Shirley's Walker Road
    DEVENS -- After quickly dispatching a public hearing and granting a common victualler's license to applicant Georgette Pulsifer for the Natural Café on Jackson Road, the Devens Enterprise Commission launched into a discussion of heavy truck traffic on Walker Road in Shirley that is headed for the wastewater treatment plant in Devens. Full Story
    Latest scam targeting seniors

    HARVARD -- Please remember that NO STAFF MEMBER HERE IN HARVARD OR ANY TOWN will be calling and asking for your Medicare number! Full Story
    Lawrence Library: cool and free

    PEPPERELL -- Sometimes, a hot summer day is the perfect time to simply chill out and curl up with a book. Full Story
    Boston Symphony Orchestra extends contract of music director

    08/03/2015 11:12 AM EDT
    BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Symphony Orchestra is extending the contract of its music director, who last year became the orchestra's youngest conductor in a century. 
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    Ike Barinholtz book coming in 2017
    08/03/2015 11:08 AM EDT - NEW YORK (AP) — Ike Barinholtz is the latest funny person with a book deal. Grand Central Publishing announced Monday that it had acquired a collection of humorous essays by the writer-performer whose credits include "The Mindy Project" and "MADtv. Full Story

    Jackie Chan wants to work with son Jaycee on album, movie
    08/03/2015 11:12 AM EDT - BEIJING (AP) — Action star Jackie Chan said Monday that he wants to work with his son Jaycee on a movie and an album as they mend their relationship after Jaycee was imprisoned on a drug charge. Full Story

    Investigation Discovery network can get you hooked on crime
    08/03/2015 10:48 AM EDT - NEW YORK (AP) — Henry Schleiff wants to simplify your life. He wants to school you in life lessons. Full Story

    Novelist imagines the life of Pissarro's mother
    08/03/2015 09:53 AM EDT - "The Marriage of Opposites" (Simon & Schuster), by Alice Hoffman Midway through Alice Hoffman's latest novel, the mother of the great impressionist painter Camille Pissarro takes her 2-week-old son into the forest to find a medicine man she hopes can cure him of the malady that has kept him from eating or sleeping since birth. Full Story

    2 women dead from suspected drug overdoses at music fest
    08/03/2015 03:23 AM EDT - POMONA, Calif. (AP) — Two women died from suspected drug overdoses at a popular weekend music festival, prompting calls for an investigation and concern over the use of narcotics at youth-oriented events. Full Story

    Walt Disney experts rebut dogged anti-Semitic allegations
    08/02/2015 10:58 PM EDT - BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Walt Disney was a complex figure, both celebrated and condemned, but allegations that he was a rabid anti-Semite are unproven, Disney experts said. Full Story

    Cops: Man impersonated brother to avoid $7K in unpaid tolls

    FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey motorist assumed his brother's identity to avoid $7,500 in unpaid tolls after he was stopped for not paying another toll on the George Washington Bridge. Full Story
    Boston Symphony Orchestra extends contract of music director

    BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Symphony Orchestra is extending the contract of its music director, who last year became the orchestra's youngest conductor in a century. Full Story
    Dr. Dre releasing first album in 16 years

    'Detox' is off but 'Compton: A Soundtrack,' inspired by the upcoming N.W.A. biopic 'Straight Outta Compton,' will be released on iTunes and Apple Music on Friday.