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A dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

Worcester announces indoor mask mandate starting Monday

The city of Worcester is tightening coronavirus mandates starting Monday9/20 after weekly increases in the number of cases for 10 straight weeks

Dolly Thapa, 38, was last seen leaving a friend's home in Dorchester on Sept. 12.

Law enforcement seeks public’s help to find missing 38-year-old Wellesley woman

Dolly Thapa, formerly of Rowley, was last seen leaving a friend's home in Dorchester on Sunday. Her family reported her missing to Wellesley police on Monday evening, authorities said.

A self swap test kit being used at Boston University used for COVID testing. A number of COVID-19 cases ballooned from 149 to 371 in the first two weeks of classes at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

COVID-19 cases at UMass Amherst more than double to 371 in first two weeks of classes

After the number of COVID-19 cases ballooned from 149 to 371 in the first two weeks of classes, University of Massachusetts Amherst administrators said they would undertake surveillance testing of some residence halls and social organizations.

An arial view of the W. E. B. Du Bois Library at UMass Amherst. The school says 96.6 percent of its combined student, staff and faculty population of 29,300 is vaccinated.

UMass Amherst reports 371 COVID-19 cases two weeks into classes

Administrators say they expected an early increase in positive COVID-19 cases, and they’re confident the university’s vaccination requirement, mask mandate, and social distancing protocols will keep students safe.

Future exhibitor Tray Lotus-Rickards attended a 4-H Essex County Kids Club meeting to get some tips from members who are busy preparing their goats to show at the Topsfield Fair.

Topsfield Fair is returning, giant pumpkins and all

After being canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic, America’s oldest agricultural fair is back Oct. 1 through 11

Dylan Stone, 2, of Newton, picks Macintosh apples with his mother, Amy Stone, at Belkin Family Lookout Farm in Natick.

Historic farms take fresh approach to create a perfect fall outing

A farm doesn’t achieve any kind of longevity without a willingness to adapt to the times.

Should Massachusetts create a public bank?

Read two views and vote in our online poll.

“Just FOUR YEARS between these pictures,” wrote Julie Beckham, referring to her son, Adam Beckham Clyve.

I’ve watched him grow up, but it caught me by surprise

When do children grow? When exactly do they put on pounds and inches and lose their little kid voices?