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 […]

Auburn man charged with possession of child pornography

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Laino allegedly had hundreds of images, dozens of videos, on cellphones BOSTON — An Auburn man was arrested and charged with possession of child pornography earlier this week. Jesse Laino, 26, was charged in a criminal complaint with one count of possession of child pornography, according to the United States […]

Pan-Mass Challenge shifts to virtual space amid COVID-19 concerns

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‘Reimagined PMC’ set for August 1 📸 Pan-Mass Challenge photo STURBRIDGE — Every August this town sees an influx of visitors rolling in, and then out, on two wheels as the starting point for the Pan-Mass Challenge. This summer will be a bit different. The Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC), a bike-a-thon that raises more […]

Gov. Baker: School buildings to remain closed

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Remote learning to continue as Bay State deals with peak of pandemic 📸 Classroom lights are off and the parking lot is empty at Charlton Street School in Southbridge. Governor Charlie Baker’s announcement on Tuesday afternoon assured this will remain the case for the remainder of the school year. Kathy […]

State Police arrest two on drug, firearms charges in Millbury

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Suspects from Arizona, Boston placed on $30,000 bail 📸 Massachusetts State Police photo MILLBURY — Illegally tinted windows and an obscured license plate on the Massachusetts Turnpike led to two men being arrested on weapons and drug charges on Friday morning. According to a press release issued on Tuesday night […]