Ribbon Cutting Ceremony & Open House For New Dudley Fire Station

October 13, 2019 | Comments Off on Ribbon Cutting Ceremony & Open House For New Dudley Fire Station

The town of Dudley will officially dedicate the newly renovated and expanded fire station located at 128 West Main Street, on Saturday, October 19th with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house. Fire Chief Dean Kochanowski says, “We’re inviting everyone in town to come and tour our new facility.” The fire station upgrades started in 2017 after being approved by voters.  About $6.5 million was borrowed thanks to a proposition 2 ½ debt exclusion.  The original firehouse was built in 1960. At that time, the building consisted of a small garage-like structure that housed a few fire trucks and an all-volunteer staff.  In 1983, a second floor was added to accommodate a meeting room and kitchen. …

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Over 3,000 Customers Without Power In Dudley, Webster & Charlton

October 6, 2019 | Comments Off on Over 3,000 Customers Without Power In Dudley, Webster & Charlton

Thousands of people in the Webster, Dudley and Charlton area have woken up on this Sunday morning with no power.  National Grid estimates about 3,100 customers are affected at this time.  Crews have been assigned and estimated restoration of power will be at 10:15 this morning. The cause of the outage is unknown at this time.

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Indian Princess Runs Aground With 60 On Board

October 4, 2019 | Comments Off on Indian Princess Runs Aground With 60 On Board

Just after 11AM on Friday, crews were called to South Pond after getting a call that the Indian Princess riverboat had run aground.  Webster Police say 60 senior citizens from Wilmington were on board at the time.  Police and fire department boats arrived at the scene where first responders helped to evacuate the occupants to the shore. The boat was blown off course due to high winds, and no injuries were reported.  Police say everyone was “in great spirits and hope they return to resume their voyage at another time.” It is not known if the boat sustained any damage.  It is expected to be towed away in the near future. More photos from the…

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Webster Police Investigating Stabbing At Mario’s Showplace

October 4, 2019 | Comments Off on Webster Police Investigating Stabbing At Mario’s Showplace

Webster Police are investigating a reported stabbing that took place at 1AM on Friday.  Officers arrived to Mario’s Showplace on Thompson Road to find one victim suffering from a non life threatening wound to his abdomen.  Police say it appears an argument broke out as patrons were leaving the club.  The male victim was transported to a local hospital. Police are working to identify the suspect, who fled the scene.  The victim was uncooperative with police, and the incident is still under investigation.  Anyone with information is asked to call Webster Police at (508) 943-1212. At approximately 1 am, Police responded to Mario's Showplace on Thompson Road for reported stabbing. Officers arrived to… Posted by…

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No Injuries After 4 Car Crash In Sutton

October 4, 2019 | Comments Off on No Injuries After 4 Car Crash In Sutton

A four vehicle crash was cleared from Providence Road in Sutton on Friday.  Sutton Police say there did not appear to be any serious injuries to any occupants.  The scene was cleaned up quickly and traffic returned to normal a short time after. More photos from Sutton Police are below. We just cleared a 4 car accident on Providence Road where thankfully, there did not appear to be any serious injuries…. Posted by Sutton Police Department on Friday, October 4, 2019

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Charlton Police Searching For Man With White Truck

September 14, 2019 | Comments Off on Charlton Police Searching For Man With White Truck

The Charlton Police Department, which often shares photos from neighboring departments that they call “Security Cameras Ruin Everything,” are looking for someone who has committed a crime in town this time. Police are searching for the male suspect in connection to a theft that took place recently.  Even though the photos are a little “fuzzy,” police are hoping you recognize the man in the photo, or his white Ford Ranger pickup truck, with “louvers or some distinctive accessories on the rear, side windows.” If you have any knowledge of who the suspect may be, or any information about the vehicle, you are asked to “drop a dime” to solve a crime and call Detective Beaudry…

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2 Arrested After Drug Sale Witnessed By Southbridge Police

September 13, 2019 | Comments Off on 2 Arrested After Drug Sale Witnessed By Southbridge Police

Southbridge Police have announced the arrest of two local men following an alleged drug sale on Everett Street in that town on Thursday. Detectives approached one of the vehicles involved in the transaction with one of the occupants reportedly holding a syringe containing heroin.  Police say, the suspect, 25-year-old Nicholas Harrington of Holland, attempted to discard the heroin before being placed into custody.  Police say he was carrying additional needles and packets of suspected heroin at the time of his arrest. After the transaction, a suspect from a second vehicle, identified as 36-year-old Gary Ortiz of Southbridge, was taken into custody while counting a large amount of cash.  He was charged with distribution of class…

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Webster & Oxford Police Searching For This Man

September 7, 2019 | Comments Off on Webster & Oxford Police Searching For This Man

The Webster and Oxford Police Departments are looking for help from the public to identify the man in the photos below. While not much information is known, it appears he may be driving a green Jeep and is wanted in connection to some crimes that may have been committed in the local area. If you have any information on the identity of this individual, or his whereabouts, you are asked to contact Webster Police at (508) 943-1212 or Oxford Police at (508) 987-0156.   OPD looking to ID individual from today, Sept. 6th. PM or call station. RE: 19-528-OF. Officer A. Gray Posted by Oxford Police Department Massachusetts on Friday, September 6, 2019 Webster PD looking…

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5 Arrested After Heroin Sale In Webster’s East Main Plaza

September 7, 2019 | Comments Off on 5 Arrested After Heroin Sale In Webster’s East Main Plaza

An investigation by Massachusetts State Police Troopers ended in the parking lot of East Main Plaza in Webster on Thursday night.  Police say at around 8PM on September 5th, Troopers followed a vehicle to the shopping center where they witnessed what they believed to be a narcotics transaction take place. According to police, a female suspect exited the vehicle they had followed, and Troopers watched her get into another car for a short time, and return to the original vehicle.  The suspect was identified as 33-year-old Monica Fairbanks of Webster.  Also in that vehicle was 31-year-old Carly Fifield of Webster and 46-year-old Richard Loosemore of Holland.  Police say they found 3 packets of heroin belonging…

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Cudworth Road Bridge To Close For Next Several Weeks

August 25, 2019 | Comments Off on Cudworth Road Bridge To Close For Next Several Weeks

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation and Webster Police have announced a road closure for a section of Cudworth Road beginning on Monday, August 26th. No thru traffic will be allowed at any time while repairs are made to the bridge that carries Cudworth Road over Route 395 in Oxford.  Delays are expected for those who normally get on or off Route 395 at Exit 2 or 3. Detour signs will be posted to help motorists find their way around.  All on and off ramps will remain open, however there will be no access to the bridge for an estimated 30 days. MASSDOT asks drivers who are traveling in the area to reduce speed and use…

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