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9 Songs For Your Thanksgiving Soundtrack

November 21, 2018 | Comments Off on 9 Songs For Your Thanksgiving Soundtrack

It’s all about family, friends and football today.  Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at our house to everyone at your house! Webster’s Bartlett Indians will take on Southbridge’s Pioneers at 10:15.  Get the live sports score updates here.   Be sure to bundle up in several layers, as this is thought to be the coldest Thanksgiving in history. A reminder, most businesses will be closed today (including retail stores, supermarkets, liquor stores and banks.)  Some convenience stores, gas stations, bars and restaurants may open.  State and Federal offices (including schools and libraries) will be closed.  There is no mail delivery or trash pickup.  The WRTA has announced no fixed route bus service, the MBTA is running on…

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Webster Area Gearing Up For Coldest Thanksgiving Ever

November 20, 2018 | Comments Off on Webster Area Gearing Up For Coldest Thanksgiving Ever

The National Weather Service and AccuWeather are expecting record-breaking cold weather as we get ready to spend time with family and friends on Thanksgiving. An arctic cold front is going to bring blustery conditions to Southern New England, Wednesday night through Friday morning.  High temperatures on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, may not even reach 25 degrees.  Lows will be in the teens.  Wind chills are expected to be sub-zero to single digits. It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without the annual high school football rivalries, like Bartlett vs. Southbridge.  Webster Superintendent Ruthann Goguen tells THE LAKE 940 that Athletic Director Tony Paranto has decided to play their game on Thanksgiving Day for a few reasons.  “The field was…

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Teens Reported Missing In Oxford, Possible Runaways – FOUND

November 20, 2018 | Comments Off on Teens Reported Missing In Oxford, Possible Runaways – FOUND

UPDATE: Reports say the teens returned home safe. Oxford Police are looking for help from the public in finding out where 12 year old Shane Lee and 16 year old Tylaar Sevieri may be.   Police say they were reported as missing/runaway on Monday, November 19th. If you have any helpful information you are asked to contact Oxford Police by calling (508) 987-0156. 12 y/o Shane Lee and 16 y/o Tylaar Sevieri have been reported missing/runaway (11/19/2018). Please contact the Oxford Police Department at (508)987-0156 if you have any information on their whereabouts. Posted by Oxford Police Department Massachusetts on Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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Legal Marijuana Sales Begin In Leicester

November 20, 2018 | Comments Off on Legal Marijuana Sales Begin In Leicester

Legal adult marijuana sales have begun in Massachusetts on Tuesday.  Retailers in Leicester and Northampton opened their doors this morning, becoming the first legal pot shops on the east coast.  Massachusetts is the seventh in the nation to establish a regulated marijuana market for adults. People age 21 and older with a valid ID will be able to purchase up to one ounce of marijuana from licensed marijuana retail stores, of which no more than five grams can be in concentrate form.  It will still be illegal to consume marijuana in public, and crossing state lines with it is also against the law.  According to the Cultivate website, an ounce of marijuana is around $350.…

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Local Businesses Offering Big Deals On Small Business Saturday

November 18, 2018 | Comments Off on Local Businesses Offering Big Deals On Small Business Saturday

We’re all looking forward to Thanksgiving on Thursday, then the holiday shopping season will begin.  Most people know about Black Friday (where shoppers brave the malls and start buying gifts as early as midnight in some areas), and Cyber Monday (the busiest online shopping day of the year), but have you heard of Small Business Saturday? The idea of Small Business Saturday was started by American Express in 2010, encouraging holiday shoppers to patronize smaller, locally-owned brick and mortar businesses.  According to research done by the Andersonville Study of Retail Economics, for every $100 you spend at locally owned businesses, $68 will stay in the community.  Spend that same $100 at a national chain or big box…

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Chepachet Man Killed In Putnam Crash

November 18, 2018 | Comments Off on Chepachet Man Killed In Putnam Crash

A serious crash on Route 44 in Putnam on Saturday afternoon left one man dead and another injured. Connecticut State Police say 94 year old Raymond Breault of Pascoag was driving east near Tucker Hill Road while 70 year old Roland Marois of Chepachet was driving west just after 2:15PM. According to police, Breault’s vehicle is believed to have crossed over the double yellow line and hit Marois’s vehicle before coming to a stop in the middle of the road. Both drivers were transported to UMass Medical Center with serious injuries.  Marois later died from his injuries. The accident is under investigation, and anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to call Connecticut…

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Southbridge Woman Arrested For Worcester Stabbings

November 17, 2018 | Comments Off on Southbridge Woman Arrested For Worcester Stabbings

Around 7AM on Saturday morning, November 17th, Worcester Police were dispatched to Shamrock Street for a report of a possible stabbing. Upon arrival, officers observed 31 year old Octavia Orcutt of Southbridge outside of a home there.  Officers stayed with her while others attempted to locate possible victims. Inside a nearby apartment, officers located a male and female who were afraid to open the door.  The male was bleeding from his hand and appeared to have been stabbed, and the female had serious slash wounds on her face. Police determined that Orcutt had stabbed the male and the female with a piece of broken glass after a dispute inside the residence.  Both victims were transported…

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Uxbridge Doctor Accused Of Illegally Distributing Adderall

November 17, 2018 | Comments Off on Uxbridge Doctor Accused Of Illegally Distributing Adderall

An Uxbridge doctor and her former employee were arrested on Friday, November 16th, and charged in connection with a federal drug conspiracy involving the amphetamine Adderall. According to a press release shared by the Southborough Police Department, 56 year old Dr. Leslie Caraceni of Uxbridge, was indicted on one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute Adderall and three counts of distributing and dispensing Adderall. Her former employee, 51 year old Rene Ruliera of Southborough, was also indicted on one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute Adderall, and four counts of distributing and possessing with intent to distribute Adderall. Caraceni and Ruliera appeared in…

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Man Arrested For Shoplifting With Fake Gun In Leicester

November 15, 2018 | Comments Off on Man Arrested For Shoplifting With Fake Gun In Leicester

Leicester Police say a 42 year old Worcester man was arrested after attempting to shoplift from a local store. Police responded to the store and found that the man also had a warrant out for his arrest.  Police say the man was taken into custody on the warrant and shoplifting charge.  When the officers searched his belongings, they found a replica gun and real bullets.  Another charge of possession of ammunition without and FID card was also added. The man’s name or the store was not made public by police.

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Man Shot By Auburn Police Has Died

November 15, 2018 | Comments Off on Man Shot By Auburn Police Has Died

District Attorney Joe Early Jr.’s office says an armed man who was shot by Auburn police officers on Wednesday has died. Joseph Loughery of Dublin, New Hampshire was shot by police after he ignored repeated commands by the officers to drop his weapon.  Loughery was approached by officers at about 1:15 p.m. while he was sitting in a truck in the parking area of the Shell gas station located at 380 Southbridge Street in Auburn. A report from the District Attorney’s offices says that Loughery was holding a sawed-off .22 caliber rifle.  Video was captured by a witness from across the street, where officers can be heard shouting, “drop the gun.”  No police officers were…

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