Mass Pike traffic update: MassDOT reduces speed limit on I-90 for snow storm

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Update: State transportation officials extended the speed limit reduction from the New York state line to Exit 9 in Sturbridge Thursday morning.  The Massachusetts Department of Transportation reduced the speed limit on parts of the Mass. Turnpike to 40 mph Thursday in anticipation of a strong snow storm. On Thursday morning, MassDOT announced the speed […]

Auburn physician hoping to snag state Senate seat

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AUBURN — A longtime physician hopes to win a state Senate seat this year in an open district that Republican Eric Brakey has represented for the past four years. Edmund “Ned” Claxton, 68, said his familiarity with health care and the struggles of his patients give him a unique perspective that would benefit Mainers. Claxton, […]

Hurricane evacuees of all ages join the routine of adjusting to life in Central Mass.

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Brian Lee Telegram & Gazette Staff @BLeeTG As kindergarten and first-grade students arrived in Southbridge from their hurricane-ravaged surroundings in Puerto Rico, they were placed in general education classrooms. But it didn’t take long to recognize that something different had to be done, Eastford Road School Principal Mary Beth Skrzypczak said. “I would say […]

Sturbridge senior center director resigns in dispute over cabinet

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Craig S. Semon Telegram & Gazette Staff @CraigSemon STURBRIDGE – Facing termination over questions about the location of a piece of secondhand furniture bought for public use, Senior Center Director Melissa Beauchemin resigned Tuesday night.  Mrs. Beauchemin signed her resignation papers after appealing to selectmen to let her keep her full-time job. Town Administrator […]

1 Injured in I-290 Crash in Auburn

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One person was injured in a highway crash in Auburn, Massachusetts involving a car and a transport truck.  The crash, which left a car pinned under the semi-truck, occurred on I-290 westbound near exit 8 shortly before noon on Wednesday.  Two lanes were shut down for more than an hour as emergency crews worked to […]