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State public health officials announce four confirmed cases of EEE in horses

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Brookfield identified as one of four locations with identified EEE virus infection in horses. Risk level in Brookfield raised to critical; risk level in Sturbridge, Brimfield, East Brookfield, West Brookfield raised to high. BOSTON — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced that laboratory testing has confirmed four new cases […]

Paul E. Barnes, 66

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NORTH BROOKFIELD — Paul E. Barnes, 66, passed away on Friday, August 16, at University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester after battling a brief illness with his family by his side.  Paul was born on December 17, 1952 in Ware to the late Charles and Ethel (Orne) Barnes. He […]

Edwin W. Foley, 84

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BROOKFIELD — Edwin W. Foley, 84, passed away suddenly on July 29 at home. He was predeceased by his wife Joyce R. (Brunelle) Foley in 2005 and a step daughter Brenda Albino. He leaves three stepsons, Anthony Leite and his wife Deborah, Alfred Leite, Jr., and John Leite; 11 grandchildren; […]

Earl J. Martin, Jr.

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BROOKFIELD/SPENCER — Earl J. Martin, Jr. of Brookfield and formerly of Spencer, died Friday, June 28 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He always said the best days of his life was marrying his sweetheart of 62 years, Suzanne B. (Berthiaume) and the birth of his four children; […]

Harold R. Chesson, Jr., 90

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EAST BROOKFIELD — Harold R. Chesson, Jr., 90 of East Brookfield, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, June 26, surrounded by his family after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.  He leaves his wife of 58 years, Laurel (Gadaire) Chesson; and four children: Lisa (Chesson) Baker and her husband […]