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One Killed, One Injured In Oxford Crash

December 9, 2017 | Comments Off on One Killed, One Injured In Oxford Crash

Oxford Police are investigating a fatal crash that took place this morning on Sutton Avenue near Market Basket. The driver of the car, 28 year old Ashley Corbett of Oxford, died at the scene. Her passenger, 30 year old Ashley Dunne of Webster was transported to UMass Medical Center in unknown condition. No other information on the crash is available at this time. Sutton Avenue was reopened to traffic early this afternoon.

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3 Alarm Fire On Cudworth Road In Webster

December 9, 2017 | Comments Off on 3 Alarm Fire On Cudworth Road In Webster

The Webster Fire Department crews battled a 3 alarm fire in an industrial building on Cudworth Road this morning. According to the Webster Fire/Rescue Facebook page, as of 9:50am this morning, the fire has been knocked down.  A special call was made to Sutton to use their fan truck to help with smoke evacuation. The building is the home of Lelanite Corporation located at 1 Cudworth Road.  The company has been in Webster since 1956 providing packaging for high tech, automotive and aerospace industries as well as military defense throughout the United States. There have not been any reports of injuries. Please check back to this page for more updates as they become available.

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Parking Ban In Effect For Webster, Southbridge

December 8, 2017 | Comments Off on Parking Ban In Effect For Webster, Southbridge

A message from the Town Of Webster: Due to the predicted winter storm, the Town of Webster has declared a town-wide parking ban that will take effect Friday December 8 at 8PM. Please assist the highway department in their job of clearing the roadways, by moving any vehicle parked on a public street.  Any vehicle left on any roadway is subject to being ticketed and towed. This ban shall remain in effect until further notice.  Please call (508) 949-3859 to find out when the ban has been lifted. Meanwhile, in Southbridge, a Snow Emergency Parking Ban will begin starting at 7 AM on Saturday December 9th and ending at 7AM on Sunday December 10th. Off-street…

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Dudley Police Gun Buyback Program

December 8, 2017 | Comments Off on Dudley Police Gun Buyback Program

In an effort to prevent injury or death from unwanted or unsafe guns in local homes, the Dudley Police Department has announced they will take part in the Annual Goods for Guns Buyback Program. This program will be held from 9AM to 1PM on Saturday, December 16 in association with the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office. All residents of Dudley will be able to anonymously turn in operable guns and receive local grocery chain gift cards.  You will also be able to get free gun locks, also turn in non-operable guns, ammunition, and firearm accessories (no gift cards are issued for these items). You do not need to have gun registration or licenses during this…

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Webster Announces New PowerUp Program

December 8, 2017 | Comments Off on Webster Announces New PowerUp Program

The Town of Webster has begun the planning process of implementing the Webster PowerUp program, a municipal electricity aggregation. By bulk purchasing electricity for the entire community within the program, Webster will seek a lower rate than National Grid’s Basic Service electricity supply rate and the price stability that comes with a fixed contract. The program will launch once the Town’s aggregation plan is approved by the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities. All Webster residents and businesses that currently receive National Grid Basic Service will be automatically enrolled in Webster PowerUp. Electricity customers who have already established a contract with their own electricity supplier will not be automatically enrolled. Program participants will continue to receive…

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Tips For Driving In Winter Weather

December 8, 2017 | Comments Off on Tips For Driving In Winter Weather

With the first snowfall of the season coming to Webster tomorrow, AAA has shared some tips for driving in the white stuff. If you have to go out during the storm, you’ll want to give yourself extra time to get to your destination. Also remember to completely wipe off your car and make sure all windows, lights, sides and the top of your car is clear of snow.  You could be fined up to $200 for driving with snow or ice on top of your vehicle. Other tips to remember: Accelerate and decelerate slowly: Applying the gas slowly to accelerate is the best method for regaining traction and avoiding skids. You don’t have to be…

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Webster Could See First Snow Of The Season This Weekend

December 7, 2017 | Comments Off on Webster Could See First Snow Of The Season This Weekend

Get your bread and milk and have your snowblower ready!  If current forecast models are correct, the Webster area could be in for some plowable snow this Saturday. According to AccuWeather.com, the Webster area is expected to get at least 1-3 inches of snow, beginning Saturday afternoon and wrapping up late Saturday night into the early hours of Sunday morning. It is worth noting, the possibility of 3-6 inches of snow is increasing with each additional forecast model that is being run.  Most local meteorologists are calling for anywhere from 2 to 6 inches. Stay with AM 940 for your up-to-date AccuWeather forecast on air and online at 940WGFP.com.

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Sturbridge Police Confirm No Threat At Tantasqua High

December 7, 2017 | Comments Off on Sturbridge Police Confirm No Threat At Tantasqua High

After online reports began circulating of a possible shooting at Tantasqua Regional High School, Sturbridge Police have conducted an investigation and confirm there was no credible threat of violence. In a message sent on Wednesday night, Principal Michael Lucas let students and parents know of added police presence on campus today. Sturbridge Police are asking parents to talk with their children regarding the importance of reporting unusual actions and statement made by others. In a message posted on the Department’s Facebook page, “The Sturbridge Police Department will continue to work in close partnership with the Tantasqua Regional School District to ensure a safe and healthy learning environment for the Tantasqua Community.” Principal Lucas thanked Sturbridge…

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Webster Police Need Your Help To Identify Suspect

December 6, 2017 | Comments Off on Webster Police Need Your Help To Identify Suspect

The Webster Police Department is asking for your help in identifying the woman in this photo. She is a person of interest in a theft from the K-Mart store located at 70 Worcester Road. If you know who she is, you are asked to contact Officer Spencer Donovan at (508) 943-1212, or you can send a message to him on the department’s Facebook page. All tips will be kept anonymous.  

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Southbridge Releases Annual Town Report

December 5, 2017 | Comments Off on Southbridge Releases Annual Town Report

Ron San Angelo, Town Manager of Southbridge has released his town’s second annual report.  Residents are able to read it and find out what each town department has accomplished over the last 2 years. In the report, Manager San Angelo said, “I am pleased to state that the Town of Southbridge has had another very successful year.  The Town Council had established a strong list of Goals and Objectives for my office and I am proud to say that as a team we have made tremendous progress.” His message in the report continued, “The success of these accomplishments belongs to the whole team of Department Heads and employees who have worked hard to provide quality…

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