Out-of-town women arrested with suspected cocaine, heroin

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Suspects spotted in suspicious vehicle idling with lights off 📸 Monson Police Department photos MONSON — A routine business security check and a suspicious vehicle idling with its lights off led to the arrest of two women on drug charges late Friday night. Jessica Beaudoin-Rodriguez, 40, of Holyoke, and Skyelyn […]

Shepherd Hill graduation event canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

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‘Uptick’ in cases leads to decision made ‘out of an abundance of caution’ DUDLEY — Plans for a traditionally-inspired graduation this weekend have been canceled due to an “uptick” in COVID-19 cases. Dudley-Charlton Regional School Superintendent Steven Lamarche announced the commencement ceremonies would no longer be held. “It is with […]

Large scale marijuana grow operation targeted in Monson, Palmer

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Roughly 4,100 marijuana plants allegedly uncovered by law enforcement 📸 United States Attorney Andrew Lelling speaking during a March 2019 press conference. SPRINGFIELD — Two individuals were arrested yesterday and charged in federal court in connection with marijuana grow operations. Weiqing Li, 41, and Li Qin Li, 49, were charged […]

Southbridge stabbing suspect arraigned

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Ferrer-Garcia allegedly stabbed at least two within half hour of posting bail from earlier disturbance 📸Southbridge Police Department photo SOUTHBRIDGE — A local man was scheduled to be arraigned in Dudley District Court today after police allege he stabbed at least two individuals immediately after posting bail for an reported […]

State funds for area bridge projects announced

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Charlton, Southbridge to receive $500,000 each; $100,000 in Webster BOSTON — Several local communities are among the more than two dozen who will receive state funds for bridge projects. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) announced a new round of Municipal Small Bridge Program Grant Awards in which 27 communities will be […]