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Car Vs. Tractor Trailer Accident On Route 20 In Charlton

February 27, 2018 | Comments Off on Car Vs. Tractor Trailer Accident On Route 20 In Charlton

On Friday, February 23rd, just before 5PM, Officers from the Charlton Police Department responded with Troopers from the Massachusetts State Police to a tractor trailer vs. car accident across from the Treehouse Brewery. Both vehicles were traveling west on Sturbridge Road (Route 20) when the car, a Volkswagen, slowed to turn into the driveway of the Brewery. The truck driver did not yield to the stopped car and catapulted it across the eastbound lanes of traffic, up an embankment and into a tree. Charlton Fire and Ambulance personnel responded and tended to the occupants of the vehicles, who only sustained only minor injuries and did not require hospitalization. The accident is currently under investigation locally by…

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Charlton Police Remind Residents of ‘Silent 9-1-1’

February 26, 2018 | Comments Off on Charlton Police Remind Residents of ‘Silent 9-1-1’

Shortly after 7:30AM on Monday, a 9-1-1 dispatcher received a silent 9-1-1 call from a Charlton resident.  Someone could be heard crying in the background, but no one would respond to her on the phone.  Charlton Police were dispatched to the home while the operator kept the recorded line open. Upon arrival at the home, the officers investigated the circumstance surrounding the call and eventually arrested a male for domestic assault and battery. The Charlton Police Department wants to remind everyone that if you find yourself in need of help, but be unable to speak due to illness, injury or other circumstance, you can still dial 9-1-1.  If you are able to use the keypad on your…

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Hundreds Rally For Union Jobs At Worcester City Hall

February 26, 2018 | Comments Off on Hundreds Rally For Union Jobs At Worcester City Hall

Over 250 Massachusetts workers, community leaders and elected officials rallied at Worcester City Hall on Monday, joining the nationwide Working People’s Day of Action. The event was one of 10 in Massachusetts and over 300 nationwide, it coincided with the first day of oral arguments in the Supreme Court case, Janus vs. AFSCME. Speakers addressing the crowd included a high school teacher, a firefighter, a social worker, a park ranger and a medical billing associate. The Working People’s Day of Action also coincided with the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. joining striking sanitation workers in Tennessee as they fought for the freedom to join together in a union for dignity and respect on…

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Webster Athletes Prepare For The CrossFit Games

February 26, 2018 | Comments Off on Webster Athletes Prepare For The CrossFit Games

Chances are if you know someone who works out at CrossFit Hammermill, you’ve heard about The Open. Matthew Bernier told THE LAKE 940 “It is considered the beginning of the CrossFit season where hundreds of thousands of people around the globe compete in a 5 week online competition!” The top individuals and teams from each category move on to regional competitions in May, and then the top athletes from each region will end up at the CrossFit games in Wisconsin this August. The Open is a time for all participants to test their fitness and find their weaknesses and strengths and how to better themselves as people and in their wellness.  Matthew says, “We at…

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DEBS Place To Close After 22 Years In Webster

February 25, 2018 | Comments Off on DEBS Place To Close After 22 Years In Webster

Here’s your last chance to get a great home-cooked meal for only $5 in Webster.  Serving the area since 1996, D.E.B.S. Place, known for their inexpensive breakfast and lunch specials will soon be no more. Brian Estabrooks says he has no choice but to close up shop after 22 years.  He told THE LAKE 940 it is “not due to lack of business,” but there have been “issues” with the landlord who owns the building.  He would not elaborate on what he meant by that. Brian told us, he has enjoyed doing business in Webster, “Through the years I’ve met a lot of good people.  Some will be friends forever.” We asked him if there…

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Cat In A Tree? Don’t Call The Dudley Fire Department

February 25, 2018 | Comments Off on Cat In A Tree? Don’t Call The Dudley Fire Department

THE LAKE 940 AUDIO: Listen to Dudley Fire Chief Dean Kochanowski explain the reason why his department can not send his fire trucks out to rescue animals from trees. Audio courtesy of Town of Dudley (Youtube) Sure, firefighters have those big expensive trucks with the really long ladders, but they are to be used for fighting fires — not rescuing cats or other animals from trees.  That is what was the subject that was brought up at a recent Dudley Board Of Selectmen meeting. On February 3rd, during one of the coldest stretches of the year, Dawn Lundquist made a phone call to the Dudley Fire Department about a cat that appeared to be stuck in…

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Sturbridge Police Offer New Camera Registry Program

February 25, 2018 | Comments Off on Sturbridge Police Offer New Camera Registry Program

In an effort to continue their public safety partnership with citizens and businesses, The Sturbridge Police Department has announced a new initiative called the Sturbridge Police Camera Registry Program.  This new program will help residents and business owners aid Sturbridge Police in solving crimes and various neighborhood problems. The camera registry program will allow residents and business owners to voluntarily register their video surveillance systems with the Sturbridge Police Department.  When a crime occurs, police will be able to identify the locations of nearby cameras via the registry and enlist the assistance of the community to help officers collect potential video surveillance and follow up on leads. With this program, the Sturbridge Police Department will…

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Oxford Hiring On-Call Firefighters

February 24, 2018 | Comments Off on Oxford Hiring On-Call Firefighters

After all of the recent fires in town, Oxford’s Fire Department is looking for people to serve their community by becoming an on-call firefighter.  Part-time training will be provided to those who have full-time jobs.  Successful applicants will be able to train at the fire academy at no cost to you.   If you think you have what it takes to become a firefighter, you are asked to contact them at (508) 987-6012 or e-mail firedepartment@town.oxford.ma.us.

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Webster School Department Moves To New Location

February 24, 2018 | Comments Off on Webster School Department Moves To New Location

Webster’s Public School Administrative offices have left their old location at the Filmer School on East Main Street for a new office in the back of Bartlett High School.  The new address is 77 Poland Street.  According to a post on Facebook, the new front entrance is next to the loading dock. Students from Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School in Charlton converted unused classroom space into the new office space.  The old school building (pictured above) is expected to be put up for sale in the near future. 2/26 UPDATE: The town of Webster is seeking proposals for the sale of the Filmer Building at 31 East Main Street. Sealed bids are due…

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Sturbridge Police Remind Drivers Of Open Container Law

February 24, 2018 | Comments Off on Sturbridge Police Remind Drivers Of Open Container Law

Most people know that it is against the law to drive with an open container of alcohol in their vehicle, but The Sturbridge Police Department wants to remind you that it is also unlawful to possess an open container of marijuana in your vehicle as well.  On Friday morning one unlucky motorist found that out the hard way after getting pulled over for going 41 MPH in a 30 MPH zone, failing to have a valid inspection sticker and the additional $500 fine for not knowing the law. For alcohol, an “open container” consists of a bottle, can or other receptacle used to contain a liquid that has been opened or has a broken seal…

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