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Sturbridge Police Seek Early Morning Burglar

January 21, 2018 | Comments Off on Sturbridge Police Seek Early Morning Burglar

This morning between 5:30 and 5:45, an unidentified male reportedly broke into several motor vehicles that were left unlocked in the area of Shepard Road and Wallace Road in Sturbridge. The suspect was described as wearing dark clothing, either a hooded sweatshirt or a black winter cap, and was of medium build.  The suspect was operating a black Honda or Toyota sedan. The Sturbridge Police is seeking the assistance of the residents who may have information on the suspect or the vehicle he was operating, Please call the Sturbridge Police Department at (508) 347-2525.

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Local Churches Change Routines To Battle Flu Outbreak

January 21, 2018 | Comments Off on Local Churches Change Routines To Battle Flu Outbreak

The flu has been particularly widespread this Winter, leading many churches in the area to change their normal routines to try to battle the outbreak of the virus.  Catholic dioceses around the country have released guidelines in an effort to keep parishioners healthy. Nearby Bishops have sent out advisories on how people should protect themselves against exposure to influenza.  This includes waving instead of shaking hands during the traditional sign of peace, and also passing on drinking from the chalice during communion. It is also recommended to wash your hands before and after church, or even bring hand sanitizer with you to use before or after mass.  Another tip, try to keep your hands away from your…

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Thompson Historical Society Seeks Donations To ‘Save The ELM’

January 20, 2018 | Comments Off on Thompson Historical Society Seeks Donations To ‘Save The ELM’

The Thompson Historical Society is raising funds to replace the 114 year-old Spanish-tile roof on the  Ellen Larned Museum. This building has served the citizens of Thompson for more than a century and is now in need of a roof. The building, listed on the National Historic Register, was constructed in 1902 through the efforts of Ellen Larned, famed historian and first female member of the prestigious Connecticut Historical Society. The funds will be used to remove the current roof, salvage the usable tiles, repair and replace the underlayment and reinstall the tile, replacing damaged or non-usable tiles. This project will insure the building can be used for generations to come. According to a post…

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Oxford EMS Responds To Truck Off Route 395

January 20, 2018 | Comments Off on Oxford EMS Responds To Truck Off Route 395

Oxford Fire, Police and EMS were on the scene of a possible vehicle rollover on Route 395 South between Exits 4 and 5 on Saturday afternoon.  Traffic heading south was very slow for several hours after the initial accident.  First responders were on the scene treating the occupant of the vehicle for minor injuries.  Witnesses say the truck somehow jumped over a guardrail.

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Douglas Couple Charged With Child Endagerment

January 20, 2018 | Comments Off on Douglas Couple Charged With Child Endagerment

A husband and wife from Douglas were charged with reckless endangerment of a child.  Their 16 year old son was removed from the home on 20 Arch Street by the state Department of Children and Families, after police found the teenager was living in squalor. George and Kimberly Campbell were arraigned in Uxbridge District Court on January 10th, and released on personal recognizance.  They are scheduled for pretrial conferences next month. Douglas Police came upon the home back in October while investigating another unrelated case.  As you can see from the Google photo their yard is full of trash and other objects making it difficult to walk to the front door. The inside of the…

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Killingly Man Arrested For Operating Crack House

January 20, 2018 | Comments Off on Killingly Man Arrested For Operating Crack House

On January 18th at around 7:30PM, members of the Connecticut State Police Troop D Quality of Life Task Force executed a narcotics related search and seizure warrant at 17B Saint James Row in Killingly, CT. The search warrant was obtained after an investigation revealed that 24 year old Tyler Ayotte-Pierce was selling crack cocaine from his residence. While approaching the residence the accused was found exiting the front door and was detained.  Police were able to search the home and two children ages 3 and 8 were located inside. When a search of Ayotte-Pierce was conducted one prepackaged bag of crack cocaine was found in his pocket. A subsequent search of the home by K-9…

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New Receiver For Southbridge School Department

January 19, 2018 | Comments Off on New Receiver For Southbridge School Department

Jeff Wulfson, Acting Commissioner of Southbridge Public Schools has announced that he has appointed a new receiver for the troubled school district.  Dr. Jeffrey Villar will join Southbridge on February 12th, taking over for Jessica Huizenga, who resigned in July.  The Telegram & Gazette reports his salary will begin at $198,000 per year. Dr. Villar previously served as executive director of the Connecticut Council for Education Reform.  He is also a former superintendent in Windsor and Rocky Hill, Connecticut. According to the announcement posted on the school department’s website, Dr. Villar started as a bilingual high school history teacher and later served as a principal and superintendent who worked with teachers and district staff to align…

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Good Luck, Ted Avlas!

January 19, 2018 | Comments Off on Good Luck, Ted Avlas!

The Lake 940 would like to send congratulations to Ted Avlas, who is retiring as the Assistant to the Superintendent for Business for Webster’s School Department on February 28th. On March 1st, Monique Pierangeli will become the district’s new business manager. You may remember Ted Avlas as serving many years on the Webster School Committee, or decades working at Webster Five, where he also served as the bank’s Vice President.  Avlas was also a very important part of AM 940 over the years as a play-by-play announcer for various local sports heard on the station. Now that he’s retiring, you think we can talk him into coming back to spend some time with us?  

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3 Worcester Men Arrested On Cocaine Trafficking Charges

January 18, 2018 | Comments Off on 3 Worcester Men Arrested On Cocaine Trafficking Charges

Three Worcester men are in federal custody on charges accusing them of trafficking cocaine.  Deibby Garcia, his brother Japhet and letter carrier Erick Cruz were arrested on Tuesday after a long investigation by authorities.  The men were allegedly involved in a trafficking operation that involved cocaine being mailed to Worcester from Puerto Rico.  All three are in custody without bail and will face detention hearings in Worcester’s Federal Courthouse tomorrow.

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3 Alarm Fire Destroys Rochdale Home

January 18, 2018 | Comments Off on 3 Alarm Fire Destroys Rochdale Home

At 7:45 pm on Wednesday, a first alarm was sounded for a reported structure fire on Foster Court in the Rochdale section of Leicester.  Shortly after arrival, firefighters quickly requested a second, then third alarm be called.  Crews from Leicester and Charlton encountered heavy fire inside the building.  The fire was brought under control and companies chased hot spots for quite some time.  All occupants of the house were able to get out of the burning home on their own.  The American red across was brought in to assist the displaced residents. Mutual aid was also on hand from Spencer, Paxton, Auburn, Rutland and Oxford.  No injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire is…

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