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Boston’s Bozo The Clown, Frank Avruch Has Died

March 21, 2018 | Comments Off on Boston’s Bozo The Clown, Frank Avruch Has Died

Even if you didn’t grow up in this area, you’ll probably remember seeing Frank Avruch on television in the ’60s and ’70s.  You may not have known his name, but you knew who he was.  Boston’s own Bozo The Clown worked at Channel 5 (WCVB-TV) for more than 40 years. In an online interview Avruch once said, “A lot of people when they talk to me now, they are sort of hesitant to bring it up. How could this suave, somewhat sophisticated man be this guy with red-orange hair and big shoes? And I said, that is one of the highlights of my career.” he said. Long before cable TV came along, Frank Avruch became television’s…

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Southbridge Police Arrest 3 On Drug Charges

March 21, 2018 | Comments Off on Southbridge Police Arrest 3 On Drug Charges

On Tuesday March 20th, Detectives from the Southbridge Police Department were conducting surveillance of a home after receiving tips about crack cocaine being sold inside. At approximately 7:30PM police observed 2 suspected distributors of narcotics leave the home on Glenwood Avenue and drive to a local business complex.  While the pair waited in the parking lot, a second vehicle with Rhode Island license plates approach the parked vehicle.  Detectives observed an exchange between the subjects and believed a narcotics transaction had just taken place. Detectives arrested the operator of the vehicle from Rhode Island and identified him as 32 year old Robert Bernard of Bristol, RI.  Police recovered 1 gram of suspected crack cocaine and…

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Police Arrest Cocaine Trafficker On Route 395 In Webster

March 20, 2018 | Comments Off on Police Arrest Cocaine Trafficker On Route 395 In Webster

While patrolling Route 395 on Thursday, March 8th at 9PM, Massachusetts State Police Troopers pulled up behind a Hyundai Genesis that was in the breakdown lane.  Thinking the driver might need assistance Troopers began to investigate. The driver, only identified as a 41 year old Willimantic, CT man, was in the vehicle with several open beer bottles.  After a search of the vehicle and further investigation, the driver was found to be in possession of over 37 grams of cocaine. The man, who’s name was not released, was placed under arrest and transported to the State Police Barracks in Sturbridge.  He was held on $5040 cash bail and charged with possession of alcohol open container…

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Webster Five Donates $150,000 To New Webster Library

March 20, 2018 | Comments Off on Webster Five Donates $150,000 To New Webster Library

The Webster Five Foundation has made a generous donation of $150,000 to the Friends of the Chester C. Corbin Library.  The funds will be used for building enhancements and to provide additional services to Webster’s new Gladys E. Kelly Library. The Friends of the Chester C. Corbin Library provides volunteer and financial support to the Webster Public Library, aiming to foster public interest and provide financial aid for special library programming outside of the town of Webster’s annual library budget. The new library space will help all residents who use the library, from young children to adults and seniors.  The goal is to be a community information center to promote lifelong learning, thanks to the…

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Grafton Teen Found Dead On MassPike

March 19, 2018 | Comments Off on Grafton Teen Found Dead On MassPike

Few details are known at this time, but the body of Grafton teenager Alexandra Valoras was discovered on Monday on the Massachusetts Turnpike.  She was an engineering student scheduled to graduate from Blackstone Valley Regional Technical High School in 2019. The Massachusetts State Police and Worcester County District Attorney’s Office are investigating.  District Attorney Joe Early, Jr. told The Grafton News the body was found under the North Street overpass in Grafton.  The medical examiner’s office will determine the manner of death in the coming days. A message posted on the school’s website from Principal Anthony Steele II, states, “It is with deep regret that we inform you about a recent loss to our school community.”…

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Job Fair At Indian Ranch

March 19, 2018 | Comments Off on Job Fair At Indian Ranch

Indian Ranch on Route 16 in Webster is hosting a Job Fair on Tuesday, March 20th from 12 Noon to 7PM inside of Slater’s Function Hall. Qualified candidates are needed to fill several full-time, part-time, and seasonal positions across the many different facets of Indian Ranch operations including at the amphitheater, Indian Princess, Samuel Slater’s Restaurant, and Campground.  Open positions include bartenders, waitstaff, security, boat and campground maintenance, office staff and more. Candidates should arrive prepared with a completed application and resume. On-the-spot interviews will be conducted during the fair.  People interested in applying for work who cannot make the event in person may send their application and resume to Indian Ranch by emailing jobs@indianranch.com or by mail…

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Oxford Police Seek Identity Of Shoplifter

March 18, 2018 | Comments Off on Oxford Police Seek Identity Of Shoplifter

The Oxford Police Department is looking for help from the public in identifying this female.  She is recently suspected of shoplifting at the local Walmart store. If you recognize her or know her whereabouts you are asked to call Officer Craig Ali at (508) 987-0156 and reference case 18-130-OF.

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Rollover Accident In Auburn

March 18, 2018 | Comments Off on Rollover Accident In Auburn

Speed appears to be a factor in a single-vehicle rollover crash on Boyce Street in Auburn on Saturday evening.  Auburn Police, Fire & EMS closed the road for several hours until the car could be removed. The road has since re-opened.  There were no serious injuries reported.

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Douglas Police Searching For Owner Of This Dog

March 17, 2018 | Comments Off on Douglas Police Searching For Owner Of This Dog

Do you recognize this dog?  It was just located on Saturday evening in the area of Birch and Northwest Main Street in Douglas.  Contact Douglas Police if you know who this dog belongs to.  Call (508) 476-3333 or message them on Facebook at the link below if you can help return this pup to it’s owner. This little pup was located in the area of Birch St and NW Main Street. If anyone knows his family please have them contact the Douglas Police. Posted by Douglas PD on Saturday, March 17, 2018

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Luck Of The Irish? Lottery Fever Hits Webster Area

March 17, 2018 | Comments Off on Luck Of The Irish? Lottery Fever Hits Webster Area

Lottery fever has hit the Webster area once again!  This week there are over $800 million reasons to try your luck at buying a lottery ticket. Tonight’s Powerball jackpot is up to $455 million dollars if one lucky person successfully picks all 6 numbers. That’s not the only big lottery up for grabs, though.  There was no grand prize winner in last night’s Mega Millions drawing, which means the Tuesday jackpot has grown to be worth at least $377 million. Remember back in the day when Powerball wasn’t available in Webster and you had to drive over the line to Thompson to play your numbers?

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