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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 […]

Rene D. Lavallee, 48

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SPENCER — Rene D. Lavallee, 48, of No. Spencer Rd., died Tuesday, July 23 as the result of an auto accident on Route 49 in East Brookfield. He leaves his son Michael R. Lavallee of Worcester, his father Robert J. Lavallee, Sr. of Spencer, brothers Robert J. Lavallee, Jr. and […]

Identities of Route 49 victims released by police

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Leicester man was passing vehicles when he collided with Spencer man EAST BROOKFIELD — Two area men killed on Route 49 on Tuesday have been identified, and police report the crash came while one vehicle was attempting to pass others. Leicester resident Joseph Nardone was behind the wheel of a […]

Two dead in crash on Route 49 in East Brookfield

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Three extricated at scene of accident EAST BROOKFIELD — Two people were killed in a motor vehicle accident on Route 49. The Massachusetts State Police has confirmed there was a double fatal crash, which has resulted in Route 49 being closed between Route 9 and Adams Road for investigation and […]

William J. ‘Bill’ MacWilliams, Jr., 57

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EAST BROOKFIELD — William J. ‘Bill’ MacWilliams, Jr., 57, passed away Friday, July 12 in his home. He leaves his wife, Susan M. (Jette) MacWilliams, a son, Benjamin and a daughter Emily, and his brothers, David, Todd and John and his father, William J. MacWilliams, Sr.  Bill was born December […]