Water Main Replacement Begins In Oxford

May 10, 2021 | Comments Off on Water Main Replacement Begins In Oxford

The town of Oxford and Aquarion Water Company has announced a water main replacement project is scheduled to begin on May 17th.  The construction will take place on Church Street and is expected to be completed by the end of June.  Final paving will then be scheduled shortly thereafter. Aquarion says this project will replace approximately 1080 feet of water main, and is part of an ongoing program to improve the water distribution system and “to ensure the highest quality water.”  The upgrades will also help to reduce leaks and water main breaks that can cause service interruptions. Due to construction, customers should expect minor traffic delays and possible detours during the working hours of…

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Sturbridge Police Looking To Identify Possible Suspect

May 9, 2021 | Comments Off on Sturbridge Police Looking To Identify Possible Suspect

The Sturbridge Police Department is looking for help from the public in identifying the woman in the photos above. Police would like to speak to her after a report of a possible shoplifting incident at the Walmart located on Charlton Road (Route 20) in Sturbridge. If you know who this person is you are asked to call Officer Hemingway at (508) 347-2525 ext. 380.     https://www.facebook.com/SturbridgePD/posts/5547613488614589  

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Webster Man Charged With Breaking Into Neighbor’s Apartment

May 6, 2021 | Comments Off on Webster Man Charged With Breaking Into Neighbor’s Apartment

  Webster Police were called to an apartment building at 291 Main Street for a reported break-in in progress on May 5th at 6:30PM.  The suspect, later identified as 46 year old Carlos Valdes of 297 Main Street was seen climbing into the apartment through an open window.  Police say this was the second time they had dealt with Valdes that day. As officers knocked on the door, Valdes exited the apartment through a window and jumped over to the adjacent building where he lives at 297 Main Street.  The suspect was taken into custody after a brief struggle.  Police say the burglar was causing a scene by being uncooperative, “loud and screaming.” Valdes was…

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Man Shot During Dudley Home Invasion

April 28, 2021 | Comments Off on Man Shot During Dudley Home Invasion

A 26-year-old man was shot in the chest after a reported home invasion in Dudley.  Police say several people forced their way into an apartment located at 12 Green Street shortly after midnight. Police say there was a confrontation between a man and the people who broke in.  The suspects fled the scene on foot after the shooting. The shooting victim was taken to UMass Medical Center in Worcester and is expected to survive. The investigation is ongoing with assistance from The Massachusetts State Police, the Webster and Oxford Police Departments.  Anyone with information or video surveillance is asked to contact the Dudley Police Department a (508) 943-4411.

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Webster Man Arrested After Breaking Into Ex-Girlfriend’s Home

April 23, 2021 | Comments Off on Webster Man Arrested After Breaking Into Ex-Girlfriend’s Home

In the early morning hours of April 22nd, Webster Police were called to an apartment that had been broken into by the resident’s ex-boyfriend.  A video was taken of a male, later identified as 28-year-old Jonathan Martin of 11 Harris Street.  As officers began to investigate, they received several calls from residents reporting sightings of what was believed to be Martin running through various backyards in the area. Martin was eventually spotted in a backyard on the corner of New and Poland Street and was brought into custody after a brief chase.  He was wanted on five outstanding warrants and was charged with Destruction of Property, Breaking and Entering in the Nighttime with the intent…

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Drug Take-Back Event Planned For Saturday In Dudley

April 20, 2021 | Comments Off on Drug Take-Back Event Planned For Saturday In Dudley

  On Saturday, April 24th from 9AM to 1PM, the Dudley Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will conduct another prescription drug “Take Back” event.   The public is encouraged to safely dispose of expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  The service is free and anonymous and will take place at the police station located at 71 West Main Street in Dudley.  In a post on Facebook, Dudley Police Chief Steve Wojnar said, “During our previous events, large quantities of prescription medications were taken in.”  He also encouraged residents to mark their calendar and take advantage of the event this weekend.   If you don’t live in Dudley, you can find a list of…

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Connecticut COVID Restrictions Coming To An End By May 19

April 19, 2021 | Comments Off on Connecticut COVID Restrictions Coming To An End By May 19

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has announced all restrictions for Connecticut businesses will be phased out by May 19. During his Monday news conference, the governor said all outdoor restrictions will be lifted starting May 1.  In the coming weeks, restaurants will be allowed to serve alcohol without also selling food, and there no longer will be a seating limit at tables. Governor Lamont also mentioned the curfew for businesses currently at 11PM will be pushed back to 12 Midnight starting May 1.  All other business restrictions will be phased out starting May 19, including social distancing rules for businesses such as large event venues, bars and night clubs. The governor’s plan will allow business owners…

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Massachusetts Inspections Resume After Malware Attack

April 19, 2021 | Comments Off on Massachusetts Inspections Resume After Malware Attack

  The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicle’s inspection system should be back online at most locations beginning today.  Over the weekend, state officials announced many machines came back online on Saturday morning. Getting cars inspected had not been possible since March 30th due to a malware attack. Drivers whose inspection stickers expire in March or April 2021 will be given until the end of May to get their new sticker. If you newly purchased or registered a vehicle after March 23, you should plan to get an inspection by April 30.  If you had a recent inspection rejection you will be given an extra day for each day the system was down. For more information…

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All Residents 16 And Older Eligible For Covid Vaccine

April 19, 2021 | Comments Off on All Residents 16 And Older Eligible For Covid Vaccine

Beginning today, all Massachusetts and Rhode Island residents 16-years-old and over are eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine.  Connecticut residents became eligible on April 1st. Today marks the beginning of the third and final phase of the state’s vaccination program.  The change means an additional 1.7 million MA residents are now eligible to receive the vaccine shot.  Governor Charlie Baker is warning the newly eligible group that it could be weeks before they will be able to find an appointment. To date, over 5 million doses have been administered in Massachusetts.  More than 2 million of those people are fully vaccinated with both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or the single shot from…

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3 Dead In Route 84 Sturbridge Crash

April 19, 2021 | Comments Off on 3 Dead In Route 84 Sturbridge Crash

Massachusetts State Police have identified the 3 people who were killed in a wrong-way crash on Route 84 in Sturbridge. Troopers responded to the incident around 6PM on Saturday evening and found a 2009 Nissan Murano that was traveling west in the eastbound lanes of Route 84 in the vicinity of Exit 6B.  The Nissan struck a 2011 Volvo XC60 traveling east. The crash claimed the lives of the driver of the Nissan, 40-year-old Deyja Jackson of Worcester, and the driver and passenger in the Volvo, 83-year-old Irene Karam of New Hampshire and 62-year-old Patricia Knauer of Florida. The facts and circumstances surrounding the crash remain under investigation by Troop C of the Massachusetts State…

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