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In Webster Schools, ‘Kindness Matters’

March 14, 2018 | Comments Off on In Webster Schools, ‘Kindness Matters’

Exactly one month after the Parkland, Florida school shootings, schools across the country have been planning student “walk outs” or protests during classes. That was not exactly the case in Webster.  Superintendent Ruthann Goguen tells THE LAKE 940, “All students and staff (have received) wrist bands that read: “In Webster, Kindness Matters!” Each school in town has come up with their own ideas to help spread kindness throughout the community.  Earlier today, after their 2 hour delay from the storm, Bartlett High School students organized a peaceful vigil where they signed a banner stating, “We honor the memory of the 17 students and staff who lost their lives in the recent tragedy at Marjory Stoneman…

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Webster Man Arrested On Armed Robbery Charges

March 14, 2018 | Comments Off on Webster Man Arrested On Armed Robbery Charges

After a month-long investigation by Webster Police, 31 year old Santos Perez of 9 East Main Street was placed under arrest, in connection to an armed robbery at Gilbert’s Market on North Main Street in Webster. The robbery occurred on February 11th just before 8PM.  A masked male had entered the store brandishing a knife and demanding money.  The clerk complied and the suspect made off with an unknown amount of cash.  There were no injuries and no customers in the store at the time. Webster Police were able to compile evidence as well as several anonymous tips in the days following the robbery.  An arrest warrant for Perez was granted and he was charged…

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Tips To Protect Yourself From Storm Chasing Contractors

March 14, 2018 | Comments Off on Tips To Protect Yourself From Storm Chasing Contractors

Snow storms, severe wind, floods and other natural disasters often bring out the best in people, as strangers reach out to help others in need. Unfortunately, the aftermath of a crisis also brings out some contractors taking advantage of those who have already been victimized. The Better Business Bureau has sent THE LAKE 940 information to warn homeowners affected by natural disasters, like today’s Nor’Easter, to beware of “storm chasers” and out-of-town contractors soliciting businesses.  Although not all storm chasers are scammers, they may lack the proper licensing for your area, offer quick fixes, or make promises they can’t deliver. There are some things you should do when hiring any contractor, such as getting 3 estimates,…

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Sturbridge Police Searching For Dine & Dash Suspects

March 13, 2018 | Comments Off on Sturbridge Police Searching For Dine & Dash Suspects

We don’t have much information on these 2, and the surveillance photos aren’t the best, but the Sturbridge Police are asking for help from the public in identifying the 2 men above.  Police say they are wanted for questioning after walking out of a local restaurant without paying their bill.  Any information can be directed to Officer Carol Benoit at Sturbridge Police by calling (508) 347-2525 ext. 378

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The Fairy Prom Mother Offers Dresses To Local Girls In Need

March 13, 2018 | Comments Off on The Fairy Prom Mother Offers Dresses To Local Girls In Need

Do you have a prom, homecoming or cocktail dress taking up space in your closet?  A local non-profit organization, The Fairy Prom Mother, started by 16 year old Emily Goodrich of Oxford, is now accepting new or gently worn dresses, accessories and dress shoes to be redistributed to local high school girls for the upcoming prom season. In a recent interview with Tamara Beland on Get Your Local On, the Worcester Academy junior tells THE LAKE 940 she got the idea to start the organization while shopping for her own prom dress with her mother.  “I realized how fortunate I am to be able to go out and purchase a dress and have someone support me through…

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Crashes Reported On Several Area Highways

March 13, 2018 | Comments Off on Crashes Reported On Several Area Highways

The third Nor’easter in the last 2 weeks has been causing a lot of serious crashes on area roadways.  The Massachusetts State Police is currently responding to several different crashes involving multiple vehicles and tractor trailers.  Here are just a few of the most recent ones.  If you don’t have to go out, you are urged to stay home and off the roads.  Due to the snow covered roadways the speed limit on Route 90 (The Mass Pike) from New York to Boston has been reduced to 20 mph. #MAtraffic I-90 WB in #Millbury at the 96 mike marker. #MAsnow ❄️ pic.twitter.com/oXDueSWh7M — Mass State Police (@MassStatePolice) March 13, 2018 #MAtraffic Jackknifed TT, I-290 EB at…

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Webster Middle School ‘Not At Risk’ After Online Threat

March 11, 2018 | Comments Off on Webster Middle School ‘Not At Risk’ After Online Threat

THE LAKE 940 has learned a letter was sent home to parents of Webster Middle School students on Friday, March 9th to alert them of a situation that might have compromised security within the school. The letter referred to reports of an alleged social media post where “threatening comments” were made about the Webster Middle School and a staff member.  THE LAKE 940 reached out directly to Superintendent Ruthann Petruno-Goguen, who told us “After conducting an investigation the Webster Police and School Administrators determined the school was not at risk.” Ms. Goguen would like to remind all students of the importance of saying something when you see something that is not right. Superintendent Goguen tells us,…

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Do You Recognize These Children?

March 11, 2018 | Comments Off on Do You Recognize These Children?

If you recognize these 2 children, you may be able to help identify the owner of a lost iPod.  Kathleen Kunkel says she found the device with a case at the Shepherd Hill basketball game at WPI on Saturday night.  If you were there recently and dropped one by accident, she would like you to get in touch with her.  The photo of these children was on the lock screen but no contact info could be found.   Kathleen can be contacted through the link below. PLEASE SHAREFound an IPod with nice case at the Shepherd Hill basketball game at WPI tonight. If anyone is missing one… Posted by Kathleen Kunkel on Saturday, March 10, 2018  

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SUV Crashes Into Home On Joe Jenny Road In Oxford

March 11, 2018 | Comments Off on SUV Crashes Into Home On Joe Jenny Road In Oxford

Oxford Police, Fire and EMS were on the scene of this serious accident on Joe Jenny Road on Saturday night.  This sport utility vehicle went off the road and crashed into this home.  Two  ambulances were dispatched to the home and transported occupants of the vehicle to local hospitals with injuries that do not appear to be life-threatening.  The Oxford building inspector was also called to the scene to investigate.  No word yet on what caused the crash.

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Did You Remember To Spring Forward 1 Hour?

March 10, 2018 | Comments Off on Did You Remember To Spring Forward 1 Hour?

Don’t forget! Daylight Saving Time begins on Saturday night (or early Sunday morning) at 2AM.  This is where you set your clock ahead 1 hour, which means the mornings will be a little darker to start out with, but it will stay lighter longer into the afternoon. For example, sunrise on Saturday was 6:08AM and Sunset at 5:48PM.  On Sunday it will be 7:06AM and 6:49PM. What you may not know is, daylight saving time first became law in the United States 100 years ago, in 1918, but only lasted for one year.  The time change became law again in 1942 and was done away with in 1945.  In 1966 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed…

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