State Police arrest man for drug trafficking in Auburn

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Gonzalez going 95 on Pike led to drug discovery AUBURN — State Police arrested a Providence man for trafficking fentanyl and heroin after pulling him over for speeding on the Massachusetts Turnpike. In a Friday morning press release, the State Police said they arrested Nelson Gonzalez, 51, after a routine […]

Local 911 services impacted by nationwide outage

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Restoration announced, but problems remain ‘sporadic’ REGION — Public safety officials have fielded a litany of inquiries as a critical outage has prevented the successful completion of phone calls to 911 on Friday due to technical problems. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) reported Friday afternoon that 911 service has […]

Ryan, Villar Clash Over Transparency, Right to Call Meetings

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By Sarah Champagne, Managing Editor SOUTHBRIDGE – Dr. Jeffrey Villar, receiver of Southbridge schools, sits at a meeting table in his office with pages of data from several reports and surveys on the troubled district. The data is uneven at best. It shows occasional strengths or improvements in some aspects […]

Mileti charged with armed robbery at TD Bank

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Suspect previously blamed crimes on heroin use STURBRIDGE — Local police have made an arrest after an armed robbery of the TD Bank on Route 131 last week. Kenneth Mileti, 52, has been charged with assault and battery, armed robbery, disorderly person, disturbing the peace, and threats to commit a […]

Spencer man killed in car accident on Podunk Pike

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Police: Buick “strayed” into other lane, colliding with truck Spencer Police Department photos. SPENCER — A two-car accident on Route 49 claimed the life of a 25-year-old local man and left two others with serious injuries on Friday night. Cole Victor, a 2012 graduate of David Prouty High School, was driving […]