By Laura Drinan
Hometown Weekly Reporter
In Australia, the sweltering heat is so intense that it has caused some asphalt roads to partially melt, and locals are wishing for relief from the triple-digit temperatures with cooler weather.
However, here in Massachusetts, the cold weather is not welcome as temperatures hover around zero, dipping into the negatives...
By Linda Thomas
Hometown Weekly Correspondent
Nothing thrilled a then 16-year-old Jeff Silva more than getting the chance to do a ride-along with a Texas state trooper.
Maybe he didn’t know it then that police work would be the path he’d choose. But you could tell. It was in his blood.
He’d seize every moment — school...