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Auburn Man Arrested For Leicester Break-Ins

January 4, 2018 | Comments Off on Auburn Man Arrested For Leicester Break-Ins

A 25 year old Auburn man was arrested by Leicester Police on Wednesday in connection with a string of car break-ins that occurred in Leicester over the past several days.  Police executed a search warrant last night in connection with the investigation and is currently evaluating the evidence seized during that search warrant. Chief Jim Hurley says, “I would like to thank the numerous Leicester officers who worked diligently on this investigation, many of whom came in on days off or stayed late to follow up on leads over the past several days. I would also like to thank the Auburn PD for assisting the LPD with the search warrant yesterday and the numerous the residents…

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2 Alarm Fire Burning In Webster

January 3, 2018 | Comments Off on 2 Alarm Fire Burning In Webster

Webster’s Fire Department is currently at the scene of a 2 alarm fire located at 28 Slater Street in Webster.  Very few details are known at this time.  This page will be updated as more information is available.

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Important Outage Information From National Grid

January 3, 2018 | Comments Off on Important Outage Information From National Grid

Due to the upcoming winter storm, if you experience a power or utility outage, National Grid says it is imperative that they be reported via their Customer Service or Outage Reporting phone numbers which are: Customer Service: 1-800-322-3223. Outage Reporting: 1-800-465-1212 (automated line for reporting power outages, gas leaks or downed wires) This major winter storm is expected to bring potential blizzard-like conditions with heavy snowfall, damaging winds, and coastal flooding in Massachusetts.  The power company says they have over 200 crews standing by to assist with outages in New England. They are reminding customers to keep phones charged and to always treat downed power lines as a live electrical wire and stay away. Power…

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Car vs. Tractor Trailer Accident In Auburn

January 3, 2018 | Comments Off on Car vs. Tractor Trailer Accident In Auburn

Auburn Police and Fire were dispatched to Route 290 West near exit 8 late this morning for a serious crash involving a tractor trailer and a car.  Crews are still on the scene this afternoon.  The driver was previously trapped in the vehicle but has been taken to the hospital by ambulance.  The driver’s identity and condition are unkown.  Speeds on the highway are getting back to normal on Wednesday afternoon.

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Webster Is Now A “Green Community”

January 2, 2018 | Comments Off on Webster Is Now A “Green Community”

The Town of Webster has received designation as a “Green Community” by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Department of Energy Resources. In a press release, the town says they have “worked hard” to meet the criteria aimed at helping to cut municipal energy costs and strengthen the local economy, access grants for clean, affordable, and resilient energy projects, encourage environmentally friendly economic development, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote energy‐efficient building construction that drives the market for better built and lower cost homes. They are also helping to foster renewable energy and clean energy technologies and have been working on becoming a clean energy leader and a better place to live,…

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Woodstock Man Arrested For Violating Restraining Order

January 2, 2018 | Comments Off on Woodstock Man Arrested For Violating Restraining Order

Connecticut State Police Troop D reports 46 year old Christopher Cournoyer of Woodstock was arrested on Thursday for violating a restraining order just 10 minutes after it was served. Cournoyer was arrested and released after posting $5,000 bond and will appear in Danielson Superior Court on February 13th.  He was ordered to stay away from the victim in the future.

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1 Injured After Route 395 Accident

January 1, 2018 | Comments Off on 1 Injured After Route 395 Accident

One person was transported to UMass Medical Center in Worcester after this serious accident earlier this afternoon. Auburn Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to the scene right before the split where Route 395 North becomes Route 290 East. Traffic was slow in the area while crews cleaned up debris on the roadway, but speeds have returned to normal.  However, traffic is building up on the MassPike westbound from Auburn to Sturbridge as of 2PM on Monday.

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Tips To Get Rid Of A New Year’s Hangover

January 1, 2018 | Comments Off on Tips To Get Rid Of A New Year’s Hangover

Did you party a little too hard last night?  Don’t worry, we’ve got a few tips to help you deal with that New Year’s Day hangover. Doctor’s say the best thing you can do is drink water to stay hydrated.  (Don’t drink more alcohol!) Also try eating some food that has vitamin A, B, Zinc and potassium.  These items include chicken, vegetables, eggs, bananas and avocados.  This should help the headache go away without having to use Tylenol or other over the counter pain pills. Happy New Year from The Lake 940.  We’re hoping 2018 is the best year yet!

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Lottery Fever Hits Webster Area

December 31, 2017 | Comments Off on Lottery Fever Hits Webster Area

Good news if you didn’t win Powerball last night.  Nobody else did either.  That means Webster’s Powerball fever is growing.  Wednesday’s jackpot will be worth at least $440 million. The winning numbers drawn last night were 28-36-41-51-58 with Powerball number 24. If Powerball isn’t your game, the Mega Millions jackpot has also risen to $343 million.  The next jackpot for that game will be held on Tuesday night.  Remember when you had to drive to Labonte’s or Rollie’s in Thompson just to play Powerball?

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Will 49 Tons Of Waste Be Coming To Webster Everyday?

December 30, 2017 | Comments Off on Will 49 Tons Of Waste Be Coming To Webster Everyday?

This is probably not something residents of Webster and neighboring Oxford want to hear.  A Sutton company has applied to move their biomedical waste transfer station to 56 Worcester Road in Webster. The Telegram & Gazette reports there was a lawsuit involved with United Medical Waste Management and Webster’s Board of Health earlier this year.  After a Worcester Superior Court Judge decided the board was required to vote on the application, it was determined that the company’s proposal does not pose a danger to public health for residents. It probably does not mean that you’d like to see the constant convoy of trucks delivering up to 49 tons of waste per day in your backyard. The…

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