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Palmieri’s Pizza Of Putnam Closes Suddenly

May 20, 2018 | Comments Off on Palmieri’s Pizza Of Putnam Closes Suddenly

After 8 years in business, Palmieri’s Pizza at 235 Kennedy Drive in Putnam has closed. In a Facebook post on Sunday evening the owners shared the news that they have decided to sell the business.  A handwritten sign taped to the window says a new establishment named The Quarterback Pub is expected to open soon. “We would like to thank all of our loyal patrons that have supported us over the last 8 years,” a portion of the online message read. The restaurant is currently closed and the new owners will begin renovating it into a sports bar shortly. The Palmieri’s say they will accept any unused gift cards for their pizza restaurant at their…

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Webster Tower Returned With Help Of Social Media

May 20, 2018 | Comments Off on Webster Tower Returned With Help Of Social Media

With the help of social media, the tower segments that were reported stolen on Friday from Spahl’s Garage on Lake Parkway in Webster have been returned. THE LAKE 940 spoke with Richard Spahl on Saturday and we told him we would try to help get them back.  In less than 24 hours since our original article, and less than 48 hours since his neighbor Crystal Ryan vowed to get them back, the towers were returned – and a sign has been placed on them making note “This is not scrap. Please don’t touch.” “All I know is I made a promise to Mr. Spahl to give me one day and social media and I would…

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Injuries Reported In 3 Car Auburn Crash

May 20, 2018 | Comments Off on Injuries Reported In 3 Car Auburn Crash

Auburn Police and Fire crews responded to a 3 car motor vehicle accident on Route 20 at South Street on Sunday afternoon.  Few details are known at this time but there were some injuries reported.  More will be updated as information becomes available.  

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Safety Alert For Women Who Use Uber In Worcester County

May 20, 2018 | Comments Off on Safety Alert For Women Who Use Uber In Worcester County

Millbury Police have put out a warning after a former Uber driver has been accused of stalking area women. Boston 25 News reports Richard Agyemang has been going around stalking women and won’t take no for an answer. “The fear is he is aggressive. His behavior is escalating,” Millbury Police Detective Andrea Warpula told the television station. Agyemang allegedly approached two Panera Bread employees at the Shoppes at Blackstone Valley in Millbury recently, following one to her vehicle trying to engage her in conversation.  He told police he was looking for a girlfriend, but ended up being charged with annoying and accosting, a misdemeanor that doesn’t require jail time. Police say Agyemang has been fired by…

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Bridge Dedication Honors Late Auburn Officer

May 19, 2018 | Comments Off on Bridge Dedication Honors Late Auburn Officer

At 10AM on Monday May 21st there will be a ceremony at the Auburn Public Library honoring the memory of Officer Ronald Tarentino Jr. The town of Auburn will be dedicating the Swanson Road bridge over Route 290 and a portion of Route 9 in Leicester in the late officer’s honor. Officer Tarentino was shot and killed during a traffic stop on May 22, 2016. During the ceremony there will be no parking available at the library.

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Rochdale Woman Arrested For OUI After Oxford Crash

May 19, 2018 | Comments Off on Rochdale Woman Arrested For OUI After Oxford Crash

Oxford Police received a 9-1-1 call after a single car crash on Comins Road just after 1AM on Saturday, May 19th. Police say the female driver from Rochdale was arrested at the scene for operating under the influence, negligent operation, and a marked lanes violation.  She will be arraigned on Monday in Dudley District Court.  There were no injuries reported.  

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Webster Resident Reports Radio Tower Stolen

May 19, 2018 | Comments Off on Webster Resident Reports Radio Tower Stolen

UPDATE: The towers have been returned!  Follow up story here. Webster resident Richard Spahl, who owns and operates Spahl and Son Garage on 2 Lake Parkway, reported he was the victim of a robbery this week. A 30 foot tall radio tower, separated into three 10 foot pieces, used for HAM or Amateur radio was removed from his property in the afternoon of Friday, May 18th sometime before 5PM. Mr. Spahl said, the tower pieces were laying on the ground and were expected to be assembled and attached to the building after siding work was completed on his garage.  “They just disappeared” he told us.  The estimated cost of the tower is about $1,000. THE…

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Thompson Speedway Cancels Sunday Race

May 19, 2018 | Comments Off on Thompson Speedway Cancels Sunday Race

Due to the threat of rain, Thompson Speedway has announced the cancellation of Sunday’s Limited Sportsman Long Distance race.  This 30 lap event was originally scheduled for May 20th will not be made up.

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No Need For Concern After Several Recent Fires In Oxford

May 17, 2018 | Comments Off on No Need For Concern After Several Recent Fires In Oxford

If you’ve been following our website in the recent months, you have seen quite a few fires reported on, many of them in Oxford.  We have gotten several questions and comments both on social media and on our website wondering why there are so many fires in that town lately. THE LAKE 940 reached out to Deputy Fire Chief of Oxford, Jon Belanger, who tells us there really is no need for concern. “Oxford Fire-EMS responds to an average of about twenty major fire related incidents per year. I believe this year seems to be busier than others due to the increased media coverage and the frequency of the fires we have responded to.” There…

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Serious Crash Closes Main Street In Webster

May 16, 2018 | Comments Off on Serious Crash Closes Main Street In Webster

Webster Police and EMS are on the scene of a multi-vehicle accident on Main Street in Webster.  The entire street was closed in the area of Subway and the Rob Roy Hair Salon as of 4:45PM on Wednesday, May 16th.  Drivers were asked to find an alternate route. At least 3 vehicles were involved, and THE LAKE 940 has learned at least a few minor injuries were suffered. Webster Police ask if you were a witness to the the accident, to please contact Officer Bruce Hamm who is the investigating officer at (508) 943-1212 ext 1250, or at hammb@websterpolice.com.  Webster Police tell us a full release will be done once the investigation is completed. Another…

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