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Monson Custodian Arrested For Making School Threat

April 9, 2018 | Comments Off on Monson Custodian Arrested For Making School Threat

Connecticut State Police have placed a Monson man under arrest after a threat was made against the school he works at. 58 year old David Wachta, a school custodian at the Stafford Middle School in Stafford, CT was arrested after another staff member overheard him allegedly say that he was planning to “shoot up” the school on Monday morning. A lockdown was put into place until an arrest warrant was issued and Wachta was arrested just before noon on Monday, April 9th. He is being held on $100,000 bond and will face charges in court on Tuesday.

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Free Admission To Next 3 Paw Sox Games

April 9, 2018 | Comments Off on Free Admission To Next 3 Paw Sox Games

Spring is here, but the temperatures really haven’t warmed up all that much.  How about checking out a baseball game to warm up? The Pawtucket Red Sox have announced everyone will get in to the next 3 home games for free! PawSox Excecutive Vice President and General Manager Dan Rea says, “We realize it will certainly be a bit brisk at McCoy Stadium these next three days.  With that in mind, we offer all fans free general admission tickets for the games tonight and tomorrow (both at 6:15 pm) and Wednesday afternoon at 12:05 pm.” The PawSox will be hosting the Buffalo Bisons, who just spent the weekend sitting in Rochester, NY, where their entire…

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Shed Fire Damages Auburn Mobile Home

April 9, 2018 | Comments Off on Shed Fire Damages Auburn Mobile Home

Just after midnight on Monday, April 9th, the Auburn Fire Department responded to a call reporting a shed on fire behind a mobile home located at 4 Breezy Bend.  Fire crews found heavy fire coming the shed and extinguished it quickly. Deputy Chief Glenn Johnson said the residents were alerted to the fire by the glow coming from their backyard.  They evacuated the home and called 911.  There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters. An additional shed and one mobile home were damaged from the fire.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.    This is the second fire on Breezy Bend in recent months, the last report was at 21 Breezy Bend in late February.

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Local High School Choirs On Top At State Competition

April 8, 2018 | Comments Off on Local High School Choirs On Top At State Competition

Congratulations are in order for several local school choirs.  The Bartlett High School’s choir “Impressions” came out on top of their tier as grand champions at the 2018 Eastern Show Choir Festival held on Saturday night in Waltham.  Not only did they get those 2 great trophies that they need to make room for at the school, they also received a gold medal for best vocals. Check out the gold medal performance below.  Video provided by parent, Robin Brodeur who tells THE LAKE 940, “The win was well deserved, they’ve worked so incredibly hard this year.” Gold, best vocals, and Grand Champions! What a way to end the year. Posted by Robin Brodeur on Saturday,…

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Former Boston News Anchor Tony Pepper Has Died

April 8, 2018 | Comments Off on Former Boston News Anchor Tony Pepper Has Died

THE LAKE 940 has learned that former WBZ-TV Channel 4 news anchor Tony Pepper has died.  According to his obituary, Pepper passed away on Tuesday, April 3rd at the age of 79 after complications due to diabetes and heart disease. Tony anchored the news on Channel 4 in the 1970s with Jack Williams.  Before joining Channel 4 he served in the U.S. Navy and worked in television in Sacramento and Denver.  After leaving TV news he was heard on morning radio in Boston. Tony is survived by his wife, Dorothy Butler, daughter, Deborah Pepper and her husband Doug of Milton, siblings Ross, Pete and Penny of California, their spouses and children.  A celebration of Tony’s…

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Serious 2 Car Crash On Main Street In Oxford

April 7, 2018 | Comments Off on Serious 2 Car Crash On Main Street In Oxford

A serious 2 vehicle crash took place on Main Street in Oxford on Friday evening.  One vehicle ended up rolled onto its side.  Oxford Fire/EMS had to use special equipment to free several occupants of one of the vehicles.  There were no life threatening injuries reported.  A closer look at the photos are below.   Photos from the two vehicle collision on Main St. Oxford FIRE-EMS members used specialized equipment to free several occupants from a vehicle. There are no life threatening injuries as a result of the crash. Posted by Oxford Fire-EMS on Friday, April 6, 2018

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Search For Sturbridge Walmart Shoplifting Suspect

April 7, 2018 | Comments Off on Search For Sturbridge Walmart Shoplifting Suspect

The Sturbridge Police Department is looking for help from the public to identify this woman wanted in connection to a shoplifting at Walmart on Thursday, April 5th.  If you recognize her you are asked to call Officer David Fortier at (508) 347-2525 ext. 375. More photos from the store’s surveillance camera are posted below.  The images are very clear, it should take no time for police to find her. Female subject in the attached pictures was involved in a shoplifting at the local Walmart Store on 4/5/18. We are… Posted by Sturbridge Police Department on Friday, April 6, 2018

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Town Of Webster Featured In Boston Globe

April 6, 2018 | Comments Off on Town Of Webster Featured In Boston Globe

Did you see the Boston Sunday Globe last weekend? Check out the full page article from Ben Berke in the Real Estate Section about what they say it is really like to live in Webster.  Do you agree with the article?  Is there an economic divide? What’s your favorite thing about Webster? If you missed it, we’ve got the link online for you online here.  

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Webster Hydrant Flushing Starts April 9th

April 5, 2018 | Comments Off on Webster Hydrant Flushing Starts April 9th

Starting on April 9th, the Webster Water Department will begin flushing hydrants throughout town.  This process will continue until all hydrants are completely flushed.  The cleanse will be conducted during normal business hours in most areas. The water department says the program should be finished in 6 to 8 weeks. The water department says there is no need to be alarmed as dirty or discolored water is normal as a result of your zone, or an adjacent zone being flushed.  If the water is dark or rusty looking keep it running until it clears out before using. The Department is currently flushing zone 1.   Please consult the maps and street listings below to determine which zone…

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Sturbridge Police Searching For Post Office Armed Robbery Suspect

April 4, 2018 | Comments Off on Sturbridge Police Searching For Post Office Armed Robbery Suspect

Sturbridge Police hope to deliver this man to jail. An armed robbery took place at the Sturbridge Post office on Wednesday afternoon.  The suspect is seen running out of the building in the photo above.  Police say a black firearm was shown during the robbery.  The subject fled in a brown Buick headed towards Southbridge.  The car had no visible license plates according to the surveillance photo above. Officer Garrett Danna is investigating this case with assistance of the Postal Inspectors Office. Anyone with information is being asked to call (508) 347-2525.

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