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New Leadership For Douglas Free Masons

September 30, 2018 | Comments Off on New Leadership For Douglas Free Masons

The Olive Branch Lodge Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Douglas recently inducted their officers for the 2018-2019 term. Although Freemasons generally meet behind closed doors, this event was open to the public and included the Masons’ families, friends and many distinguished Freemasons.  Gary Watson Sr. of Putnam was installed as Master of the Lodge. Meetings are held on the second Monday of the month, with the exception of July and August, at the Masonic Lodge located at 7 Depot Street in Douglas. Freemasonry is the oldest and largest fraternal organization in the world, tracing its roots to the Middle Ages.  What you might not know, is the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts was established in Boston in 1733, and…

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Another ‘Dine & Dash’ Incident At Yummy’s In Dudley

September 29, 2018 | Comments Off on Another ‘Dine & Dash’ Incident At Yummy’s In Dudley

When are people going to learn that Yummy’s Asian Fusion Restaurant on 3 Center Road in Dudley has really good security cameras.  If you do something against the law there, chances are you are on video and will get caught. The last 2 groups of people who reportedly left without paying were caught quickly after their photos circulated on social media.  Police are hoping that is the case this time as well. Take a look at the photos below from the Dudley Police Department, and see if you recognize the 2 females who ate at the restaurant on Friday night, September 28th between 9:30 and 10 PM. Officers would like to speak with them in…

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Early Morning Crash In Dudley Under Investigation

September 29, 2018 | Comments Off on Early Morning Crash In Dudley Under Investigation

Dudley Police are investigating a one-car crash that took place near 22 Healy Road, at approximately 12:45AM on Saturday, September 29th.  Dudley Police, Fire and Emergency Services were dispatched to the car vs. tree collision about a quarter mile east of Dresser Hill Road. The 2015 Ford Escape is believed to have left the road and struck the tree, leaving the car with heavy damage.  Police say the male driver suffered serious injuries and was transported by ambulance to UMass Medical Center in Worcester. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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Grand Opening of Webster’s New Public Library

September 28, 2018 | Comments Off on Grand Opening of Webster’s New Public Library

“Come see what the library can do for you” on Saturday, September 29th from 10AM to 12Noon at the new Gladys E. Kelly Public Library, located at 2 Lake Street in Webster. A ribbon cutting will start off the celebration and grand opening with the Bartlett High School Show Choir and announcements from Town Administrator Doug Willardson. There will be fun for the whole family, including a touch a truck event on the lawn, with the Webster Fire Department, Jake the mascot from the Worcester Bravehearts baseball team and live music performed by the Pulaski Brass Band.  Inside, children and adults will be able to tour the new space, meet children’s author Donna McCarthy, discuss Literacy…

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How Webster Students Performed On 2018 MCAS Tests

September 28, 2018 | Comments Off on How Webster Students Performed On 2018 MCAS Tests

How did local students do on the 2018 Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System tests?  Data has been released for grades 3 through 8 of the next generation MCAS tests and the final year for grade 10 on the legacy MCAS tests. This year the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has developed a new accountability system where 68 percent of Massachusetts schools have shown improvement. In a letter sent home to all families, Superintendent Ruthann Goguen says, “Although Webster has been deemed to be in need of focused/targeted support, I am pleased to share Park Avenue Elementary School’s progress toward improvement targets was categorized at 88% of meeting targets.”   She thinks that it is directly the…

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Dudley Students Meet ‘Officer Friendly’

September 28, 2018 | Comments Off on Dudley Students Meet ‘Officer Friendly’

Dudley Police Chief Steve Wojnar has officially kicked off a new year of visiting local schools as “Officer Friendly.” The Chief recently visited a kindergarten class at the Mason Road Elementary School to have lunch and interacti ith the students at the school in an informal way.   During his time there Chief Wojnar explained his job and police work in general, and provided a few safety tips.  The goal of this program is to minimize the fear and apprehension children may have about the police. In a press release, Chief Wojnar said, “By meeting with the children in a casual manner, the program tries to provide students with a positive image of police officers and…

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Impaired Driving To Blame For Head-On Charlton Crash

September 25, 2018 | Comments Off on Impaired Driving To Blame For Head-On Charlton Crash

First responders from Charlton Police and Fire Departments responded to a serious crash involving two vehicles on Route 169 in Charlton on Monday afternoon. Police say multiple 911 calls were received just before 3PM.  The two cars, that were traveling in opposite directions, had collided in the southbound lane with enough force to rip wheels off of the cars. Several passengers in the white SUV were brought to UMass Medical Center with various injuries. Police say the driver of the black car, identified as Nevin Montigny, was arrested on scene and will be arraigned in the Dudley District Court for operating under the influence, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and several other charges. More…

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Man Arrested After Burnouts On Newly Paved Road In Douglas

September 25, 2018 | Comments Off on Man Arrested After Burnouts On Newly Paved Road In Douglas

At approximately 1AM on Sunday, September 23rd, Douglas Police were dispatched to the area of Wallum Lake Road to investigate a report of a blue sedan doing burnouts on a recently paved section of that road.  While en-route to the area, officers located a blue sedan that was now stuck off the shoulder of Southwest Main Street nearby. Officers were able to conclude that this was the same vehicle doing the burnouts.  Sean Peterson of Grafton was placed under arrest for operating under the influence of liquor, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, disturbing the peace, and resisting arrest. Douglas Police would like to remind residents to report any illegal activity they observe, especially erratic…

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Local Police Participate In Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk

September 24, 2018 | Comments Off on Local Police Participate In Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk

Dudley Police Chief Steve Wojnar, Webster Police Chief Timothy Bent, and Webster Deputy Police Chief Mike Shaw were among the thousands of participants in the 30th Annual Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk held on Sunday, September 23rd. The entire 26.2 mile Boston Marathon route from Hopkinton to Boston is used for the charity walk.  Chief Wojnar told us in a press release, several police chiefs from across the state, and their families, walked the final three miles to the Boston Marathon finish line.  Some even walked the entire marathon route. This fundraiser is geared towards raising money for children with cancer in New England.  Millions of dollars were raised to help with cancer treatment and…

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Missing Child Reported In Oxford – FOUND

September 23, 2018 | Comments Off on Missing Child Reported In Oxford – FOUND

UPDATE: Oxford Police say Brandon was found safe on Sunday Evening. The Oxford Police Department is asking for help from the public in looking for 17 year old Brandon Forgue. The teenager was reported missing, as a possible runaway, on Saturday, September 22nd. If you have any information on his whereabouts you are asked to contact Oxford Police at (508)987-0156   17 y/o Brandon Forgue was reported as missing/runaway on 9/22/18. If you have any information on his whereabouts, please call the Oxford Police Department at (508)987-0156 Posted by Oxford Police Department Massachusetts on Sunday, September 23, 2018

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