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Ever wondered why witches are depicted riding broomsticks?We tell you the facts of how witches fly and where the riding of brooms come into this old wives tale. en.wikipedia.org The Salem witch trials were a series of hearings before county court trials to prosecute people accused of witchcraft in the counties of Essex, Suffolk, and Middlesex in colonial Massachusetts, between February 1692 and May 1693. Despite being generally known as the Salem witch trials, the preliminary hearings in 1692 were conducted in a variety of towns across the province: Salem Village (now Danvers), Ipswich, Andover and Salem Town. The cause of the symptoms of those who claimed affliction continues to be a subject of interest. Various medical and psychological explanations for the observed symptoms have been explored by researchers, including psychological hysteria in response to Indian attacks, convulsive ergotism caused by eating rye bread made from grain infected by the fungus Claviceps purpurea (which is the natural substance from which LSD is derived), an epidemic of bird-borne encephalitis lethargica, and sleep paralysis to explain the nocturnal attacks alleged by some of the accusers. Other modern historians are less inclined to believe in biological explanations, preferring instead to explore motivations such as jealousy, spite, and a need for attention to explain behavior they contend was simply acting. See also Colonial history of the United States Ipswich witchcraft ...
The Honorable Joseph R. Welch of Plymouth, a veteran and former Massachusetts trial court judge, died Saturday. He was 79. Born in Randolph, he was a graduate of Thayer Academy and Bates College in 1957. He earned his law degree at Boston College Law School in 1963. Mr. Welch served as a gunnery officer on the USS Hawkins DDR-873 of the 6th Fleet of the Navy for three years.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane said their coalition so far also includes New Jersey and Massachusetts. Other states in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions are expected to join within the next few weeks.
Federal prosecutors have officially filed a “notice of intent to seek the death penalty” against Gary Lee Sampson, the admitted serial killer who carjacked and killed two people in Massachusetts before murdering a third person in New Hampshire.
The death of a woman married to a dentist with an office in Keene is under investigation in Massachusetts. Kathleen Desilets, 65, was found outside her Princeton ... Jr. is a dentist with an office on Court Street in Keene.