Auburn Fire Department Shares Important Tip

December 30, 2017 | Comments Off on Auburn Fire Department Shares Important Tip

After the deadly fire in The Bronx, NY this week, Auburn’s Fire Department is reminding local families if you are ever involved with a fire at your home, don’t forget to close the door behind you after exiting the building.  They call it a “life safety reminder” that will give other people time to escape the flames and help to slow fire growth.  It was reported the door was left open in the New York tragedy that took the lives of 12 people.

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Snow & Ice Covered Roads This Weekend

December 30, 2017 | Comments Off on Snow & Ice Covered Roads This Weekend

The Webster area has struggled to get out of the single digits all week, add some snow to that and things are getting messy.  There’s a chance of some snow over the last weekend of 2017, and Connecticut State Police are reminding drivers to take it a little slower when the weather is so cold.  This morning on Twitter they shared a photo of a car that slid off the road and up a barrier. “Snow is falling in several areas across the state, and it might not be heavy or sticking to all surfaces, but….. with these very low temperatures roads still may be slick. Reduce your speed.” was the message from earlier today. Luckily,…

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Webster Has A Brand New Radio Station

December 30, 2017 | Comments Off on Webster Has A Brand New Radio Station

Introducing Webster’s brand new radio station!  We’re THE LAKE 940.  We start every hour with the latest news, and then give you 9 SONGS IN A ROW commercial free.   Songs you know by artists you love like FLEETWOOD MAC, BILLY JOEL, JOURNEY, ELTON JOHN, EAGLES, CHICAGO, BEE GEES and more! You asked for it, and we’ve delivered.  Webster’s Greatest Hits are more than the same few songs over and over again.  We are playing thousands of songs that will help you feel good and bring back memories. In the coming weeks we are adding even more LOCAL content both on the radio and on our brand new website Lake940.com. If you’d like to be a…

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Early Morning Rollover In Webster

December 28, 2017 | Comments Off on Early Morning Rollover In Webster

Webster Fire and EMS first responders were called to the scene of an early morning rollover in town.  At 5:35 this morning crews were dispatched to Genevieve Lane for reports of a motor vehicle accident. No injuries were reported, but icy roads and temperatures near zero might have lead to the crash. This page will be updated with details as they become available.

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Free Taxi Rides On New Years Eve Weekend

December 27, 2017 | Comments Off on Free Taxi Rides On New Years Eve Weekend

If you have plans to celebrate at a local restaurant or bar this weekend, Southbridge Cab & Livery wants you to be safe.  They are offering free taxi rides home to residents of Southbridge, Sturbridge and Charlton.  Charlton Police don’t want you to begin 2018 with an OUI arrest.  If you plan on drinking, plan on a designated driver.  If you need a safe ride home from a local bar or restaurant, you are urged to call (508) 764-2500. This offer is valid Saturday, December 30th and Sunday December 31st from 9PM to 1AM from any bar or restaurant in Southbridge, Sturbridge or Charlton. If you live in Webster, Dudley or Oxford another company is…

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Tips For Surviving Bitter Cold Temperatures

December 27, 2017 | Comments Off on Tips For Surviving Bitter Cold Temperatures

A bitter cold snap is on it way!  Even though there’s no snow in the immediate forecast, you’ll still want to protect yourself and your home from the single digit temperatures, and below zero wind chills. Here are some helpful hints to keep the frigid weather out of your home. To prevent pipes from freezing, set your thermostat to 60° (or higher).  Anything below may not be warm enough.  If you are able to, consider adding antifreeze to your heating lines.  Also check your univents to ensure that outside dampers are fully closed and keep your indoor heaters and vents clear so that the warm air is able to circulate properly. If you have a circulator pump, make…

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Woodstock Woman Arrested Twice Within Hours

December 27, 2017 | Comments Off on Woodstock Woman Arrested Twice Within Hours

December 22nd was not a very good day for 47 year old Tina Boutilette of Woodstock, CT.  The Connecticut State Police Troop D have announced she was involved in a domestic violence incident where she was arrested after striking a male twice in the face and shoving him into a car.  She was also charged for interfering with an officer and breach of peace.  After she was released on $2,500 bond on December 23rd at 1:54PM, she was arrested a second time at 3:48PM for violating a protective order involving the original victim.  After her second arrest she was charged with violation of a protective order and held on a $15,000 cash or surety bond and transported…

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Armed Home Invasion In North Brookfield

December 27, 2017 | Comments Off on Armed Home Invasion In North Brookfield

The North Brookfield Police Department responded to a home on Ward Street yesterday at around 11am for a reported armed home invasion. Two men armed with handguns and wearing ski masks entered the home and tied up the home’s three occupants.  The suspects stole five handguns, cash and other small items.  One of the suspects was believed to be a white male, tall and heavy set. The other suspect was possibly Spanish, shorter than the first man with a stocky build. The suspects were heard to be leaving in a vehicle with a loud exhaust. One victim was able to free herself, then the other victims and call 911. This incident is being investigated by…

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15 Mile Backup Reported On MassPike

December 26, 2017 | Comments Off on 15 Mile Backup Reported On MassPike

The day after Christmas has seen some traffic problems throughout the area.  Massachusetts DOT officials are reporting a 15 mile traffic backup on the Mass Pike westbound from Grafton to Route 84.  When more information is available we will update this page.  

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Oxford Police Looking For Subway Robbery Suspect

December 24, 2017 | Comments Off on Oxford Police Looking For Subway Robbery Suspect

On Saturday, December 23rd just after noon, the Subway on Main Street in the center of Oxford was robbed. The suspect is described a white male with a large build, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt or coat, with dark pants.  He was able to get away with an undetermined amount of cash.  Security camera observed the suspect exit the front door and run toward the rear of the building. If you can identify the suspect you are asked to Sergeant Marcelonis or Officer Picard at the Oxford Police Department at (508) 987-0156.  You can also send the department a private message on their Facebook page linked below. Security videos from the robbery are below. Entry…

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