Vote On Bartlett High School $100M Renovations Set For Tuesday

THE LAKE 940 AUDIO: Doc Siddall talks to Webster School Committee member Kelly Seddiki about Bartlett High School:   Tuesday, June 21 will prove to be a landmark day for the future of Webster’s Bartlett High School.  There is a special town meeting in the Bartlett Auditorium at 6:30 pm regarding a proposed renovation to…

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Death At Webster Commons Plaza Under Investigation

The Webster Police Department and Worcester District Attorney Joe Early have identified the man found dead in a shopping plaza on Friday morning.  Police were called to Big Lots in the Webster Commons Plaza on East Main Street at 2:45 am when they found 39-year-old Joseph Bottis deceased. A planned autopsy will determine the cause…

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What To Expect At Webster’s New Samuel Slater Experience

THE LAKE 940 AUDIO: Reanna Kuzdzal tells Doc Siddall what visitors can look forward to at the new Samuel Slater Experience in Webster.   The town of Webster, Incorporated in 1832 by Industrial Revolution figure Samuel Slater, has a modern educational experience about the founding of the town now open on Ray Street. The Lake…

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Webster Police Make Drug Arrests On North Main Street

It was no joking matter on April Fools Day for Webster Police.  Officers on the overnight shift were called to an apartment at 103 North Main Street after receiving a tip of a drug transaction taking place.  Webster Police Detectives conducted surveillance and observed a possible sale of narcotics. As a result, 55-year-old Orlando Ortiz…

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Arrest Made In Connection With Wind Tiki Fire, Webster Break-Ins

The Webster Police Department has announced the arrest of a 42-year-old Webster man after a fire that destroyed the Wind Tiki Restaurant on March 18th. In addition to the Webster Police Detective Bureau, the Massachusetts State Fire Marshal’s Office investigated and found Joel Batista-Viera of Lincoln Street in Webster had attempted to break-in and start…

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Oxford Man Accused Of Killing Brother-In-Law

An Oxford man accused of stabbing his brother-in-law to death on Sunday morning is being held on $25,000 bail.  Abdullah Abdur-Rahim has been charged with assault and battery, but prosecutors say more charges are expected. Oxford police say the victim, 24-year-old Oussamma Chahat, was fatally stabbed during an argument at a 435 Main Street apartment…

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Fire Destroys Wind Tiki Restaurant

Local fire crews battled a massive fire that broke out overnight at Webster’s Wind Tiki Restaurant on Thompson Road.   The blaze quickly reached 4-alarm status.  No word of any injuries, but it appears the building is a total loss.  Traffic in the area is being detoured, police would like you to use Route 395 to…

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Footprints In Snow Lead Webster Police To Arrest Burglar

At around 5:30 am on Tuesday, January 25th, Webster Police were called to Applebee Avenue after a resident spotted footprints in the snow leading up to their car.  They thought someone may have tried to enter it, but it was locked.  After a short investigation by officers, it appeared that there were cars that were…

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Webster Police Involved In A “Flurry Of Activity”

In a post on Facebook, the Webster Police Department says they were involved in combating some illegal activity in town this week. On Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning, officers came upon a car with license plates that didn’t match the vehicle they were on.  The car was pulled over, the driver had no identification.  The…

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No Injuries In Charlton House Fire

On Saturday, January 15th just before 10 AM, firefighters responded to 51 Richardson Corner Road in Charlton to extinguish a stubborn house fire. The Dudley Fire Department said, cold temperatures “hampered fire operations, as water from hose lines instantly froze on ladders, hose, and other equipment that needed to be used to bring the fire…

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