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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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North Brookfield Police Investigating Late Night Shooting

January 12, 2018 | Comments Off on North Brookfield Police Investigating Late Night Shooting

On Monday January 8th, the North Brookfield Police Department received a telephone call from Harrington Memorial Hospital in Southbridge  reporting that they had just transferred a 35 year old man to UMass Medical Center in Worcester for further treatment of a gunshot wound to the side of his abdomen. According to the police report, this shooting incident took place on Friday, January 5th at around 10PM. The victim was treated and released from UMass Medical Center.  North Brookfield Police say the resident of Bigelow Street was outside shoveling his driveway and as he turned he briefly saw a person holding a rifle.  As the victim turned with the shovel, the rifle discharged, causing a bullet wound…

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Lovebird Escapes Dudley Home, Still Missing

January 12, 2018 | Comments Off on Lovebird Escapes Dudley Home, Still Missing

Residents of Dudley & Webster, be on the lookout for a cute little lovebird named Otis.  Her owner Jill tells us that she flew out of her door yesterday afternoon in the area of 3rd Avenue in Dudley and has not returned home since. The owner says she did speak to someone who saw the bird yesterday afternoon eating from a bird feeder, but several attempts to bring her back home have been unsuccessful.   Jill pleads with you, “if you see Otis, please know she is very social.  If you call out her name or say pretty bird she will respond” and may even fly over to you. It is likely the bird is very…

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Dudley Open Burning Season Begins On Monday

January 12, 2018 | Comments Off on Dudley Open Burning Season Begins On Monday

The town of Dudley reminds residents that “open burning season” begins on Monday, January 15th. A permit must be obtained from the fire department if you plan on burning any items outdoors.  As weather conditions change daily, and can change rapidly especially in the spring, fire wardens will determine on a daily basis when it is safe to conduct open burning. If winds kick up or other atmospheric conditions change suddenly, making it unsafe to burn, permits can be rescinded for the day an no burning permitted. Permits can be obtained for $20 at the Dudley Fire Station.  Before you start the burning, you must call the station to activate the permits and find out…

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Thompson Man Arrested For Operating Illegal Car Dealership

January 11, 2018 | Comments Off on Thompson Man Arrested For Operating Illegal Car Dealership

On January 11, 2018 at approximately 4:30 pm, Connecticut State Troopers were informed of an outstanding arrest warrant drafted by officials from the Thompson Town Hall for a Zoning Violation. The arrest warrant application alleged that 32 year old Darnell Delouis was operating an illegal auto dealership from his residence on Riverside Drive in Thompson. Troopers on patrol spotted Delouis driving on Riverside Drive in Thompson in a vehicle that he was trying to sell.  Troopers stopped the vehicle and immediately placed him under arrest.  Delouis was transported to Connecticut’s Troop D where he was processed and charged with C.G.S. 8-12, Zoning Violation. Delouis was released on a court set bond and is scheduled to…

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Heavy Rain On The Way, Are Your Storm Drains Clear?

January 11, 2018 | Comments Off on Heavy Rain On The Way, Are Your Storm Drains Clear?

After a few weeks of sub-zero temperatures, there are several inches of rain in the forecast this weekend for the Webster area.  That, along with unseasonably warm temperatures will melt any snow that is left around your property.  This will lead to a very high flow through the town’s storm water system and the potential for localized flooding. The Webster Highway Department has been busy preparing for the storm and expected runoff by clearing storm drains as much as they possibly can between now and the time the rain begins.  They posted on Facebook today, “We appreciate your patience as there may be puddling on roadways. There are some things you can do to help.”   Those…

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5 Arrested In Connection To Southbridge Armed Robbery

January 11, 2018 | Comments Off on 5 Arrested In Connection To Southbridge Armed Robbery

Yesterday afternoon at 4:30pm a male subject approached an off-duty Southbridge Police officer in the parking lot of Cumberland Farms and reported that he was just held at gunpoint after buying marijuana for a friend.   Police were immediately dispatched to the scene to investigate. While officers were responding to the scene they were advised that the suspect had just fled the scene in a silver Saturn Ion and was now traveling on Worcester Street with four other occupants in the vehicle.  The off-duty police officer was able to closely follow the suspect vehicle until officers were able to conduct a motor vehicle stop in the area of Worcester Street and Brookside Road. Officers approached the…

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Sam’s Club In Worcester To Close On January 26th

January 11, 2018 | Comments Off on Sam’s Club In Worcester To Close On January 26th

The Walmart Company has decided to close the last remaining Sam’s Club in Massachusetts in the coming weeks. In a statement, a spokesperson for the company said, “After a thorough review of our existing portfolio, we’ve decided to close a series of clubs and better align our locations with our strategy. Closing clubs is never easy and we’re committed to working with impacted members and associates through this transition.” This means the Sam’s Club located at 1 Tobias Boland Way in Worcester will close by January 26th.  Some employees may be transferred to local Walmart stores but nothing official has been announced. An employee of the Worcester store that we spoke to said he learned…

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