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Oxford’s Fire Chief Is Retiring

January 16, 2018 | Comments Off on Oxford’s Fire Chief Is Retiring

The Oxford Fire Department has announced the retirement of Fire Chief Sheri Bemis.  She has served the people of Oxford for over 30 years.  In her time in the department Chief Bemis held the titles of ALS Coordinator, EMS Coordinator, ALS Supervisor, Assistant Director of Oxford Ambulance, and the ranks of Lieutenant, Assistant Chief and Fire Chief.  In 1999 Chief Bemis was the first full time female firefighter and paramedic for the Town of Oxford and in 2010 she became the first full time female Fire Chief in Massachusetts. Chief Bemis was one of the first credentialed fire Chiefs in Massachusetts. Chief Bemis has received many awards during her tenure at Oxford Fire-EMS with the most…

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State HazMat Team Assists Auburn In Odor Investigation

January 16, 2018 | Comments Off on State HazMat Team Assists Auburn In Odor Investigation

The Massachusetts Hazardous Materials Response Team assisted the Auburn Fire Department on Monday night tracking the source of an odor of gasoline in several storm drains on Jerome Avenue. Shortly after 7:30 PM the Auburn Fire Department was dispatched to 30 Jerome Avenue for an odor of gas. On arrival they detected an odor they believed to be gasoline in the basement of the home.  Meters detected nothing, but as a precaution Eversource was called to the scene.  A second set of meters confirmed no detection of natural gas. While on scene a second resident at 42 Jerome Ave. alerted firefighters they had an odor of gasoline in their basement.  The odor could also be…

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Viral Photo: Mouse In Southbridge McDonalds?

January 15, 2018 | Comments Off on Viral Photo: Mouse In Southbridge McDonalds?

It’s the post that has been shared across the web… Over 1600 times and counting since it was posted on Saturday.  A mouse that appears to be looking for crumbs reportedly found inside the kitchen area of the McDonald’s located at 515 East Main Street in Southbridge. The Lake 940 asked the person who posted it, Osvaldo A. Torres, better known as Ariel, about the photo, and he told us, “You have no clue how many people have been saying this is all fake.  It’s crazy.  I’m not trying to be the bad guy here, you know?  I was just hanging out there with a few of my best friends.  Yes, we were eating then I…

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Another Fire At Worcester Envelope In Auburn

January 15, 2018 | Comments Off on Another Fire At Worcester Envelope In Auburn

For the second time in as many weeks, firefighters in Auburn were dispatched to Worcester Envelope, located at 22 Millbury Street in Auburn for another fire.  On January 4th we reported a fire broke out in a large machine and the building was evacuated. Today, the Auburn Fire Department was there battling a small fire that started on the outside of the building at one of the loading bays.  On Facebook, AuburnMassFire says, “The cause of the fire was rear lights on one of the trucks backed up to the loading dock were left on and it heated up the material above the loading dock as it was pressed against it.”   The fire was contained by…

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Bobcat Spotted In Southbridge

January 14, 2018 | Comments Off on Bobcat Spotted In Southbridge

The Southbridge Police Department has announced they are aware that a bobcat was seen in the Pleasant Street area of the city.  They ask that you “please be mindful of small children and your pets” and to not approach the animal.  It is also a good idea to secure any possible food sources such bird feeders or open trash containers.

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Oxford EMS Responds To Head On Crash

January 13, 2018 | Comments Off on Oxford EMS Responds To Head On Crash

The Oxford Fire & EMS Departments were at the scene of a head-on collision at the intersection of Main Street and Depot Road on Saturday.  One person was treated for non life-threatening injuries.  Traffic was detoured around the accident for a short time while the scene was cleared.

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Webster Man Arrested For Stealing Manhole Covers

January 13, 2018 | Comments Off on Webster Man Arrested For Stealing Manhole Covers

After a short investigation, police in Webster have arrested Darrin Lavallee in connection to several missing manhole covers throughout town. He was in Dudley District Court yesterday facing 7 counts of larceny.  Webster Police recovered the stolen covers from a salvage company in Millbury where they were allegedly sold by Lavallee earlier in the week. We first heard about possible missing manhole covers on Wednesday.  Police began their investigation on Nelson Street that afternoon. Police believe that Lavallee acted on his own lifting each one out of the ground.  Each cover can weigh anywhere between 100 and 300 pounds. The Webster Highway Department was able to replace the open holes in the local roads with…

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Serious Crash On Route 395 Overnight

January 13, 2018 | Comments Off on Serious Crash On Route 395 Overnight

Just before 2AM on Saturday morning, The Webster Fire Department and Rescue Team was dispatched to a rollover accident with entrapment on Route 395 North between the Connecticut State Line and Exit 1 in Webster. Rescue 1, Rescue 3 and Engine 3 responded along with Webster Police and EMS.  First responders stablized the vehicle and spent about 10 minutes extricating the driver from the vehicle.  There are no word on the extent of the injuries or whether or not the patient was brought to a local hospital for further treatment.

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Putnam Man Arrested For Crack Cocaine Possession

January 13, 2018 | Comments Off on Putnam Man Arrested For Crack Cocaine Possession

Just before 9PM last night, Connecticut State Troopers from the Quality of Life Task Force/Troop D stopped a vehicle on Grove Street in Putnam for a motor vehicle violation. When Troopers approached the vehicle and interviewed the driver they requested consent to search the vehicle.  During the search, Troopers located and seized numerous rocks of crack cocaine; each pre-packaged for street level sales inside the vehicle. 36 year old Henry “Hank” Tyus of 160 Farrows Street in Putnam was placed under arrest and transported to Troop D.  Tyus was charged with Possession of Narcotics, Possession of Narcotics with intent to sell and Failure to Signal. He was released on a $10,000 surety bond and is to…

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Dudley To Elect Delegates To Democratic State Convention

January 13, 2018 | Comments Off on Dudley To Elect Delegates To Democratic State Convention

Registered Democrats in Dudley will hold a caucus on Tuesday, February 6th in Room 321c at the Dudley Municipal Complex, located at 71 West Main Street, to elect delegates and alternates to the 2018 Mass Democratic State Convention. Registration begins at 5:30 PM and the Caucus will begin at 6PM. This year’s state convention will be held June 1st and 2nd at the DCU Center in Worcester, where thousands of Democrats from across the state will come together to endorse Democratic candidates for statewide office, including Constitutional Officers and gubernatorial candidates. The caucus is open to all registered and pre-registered Democrats in Dudley. Preregistered Democrats who will be 18 years old by September 18, 2018…

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