List of schools to close on Friday continues to grow

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Dudley-Charlton faces second COVID-19 scare this week Schools throughout the area are taking more aggressive steps to combat the coronavirus pandemic, with several cancelling classes on Friday. The Dudley-Charlton Regional School District (DCRSD), Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School, and Leicester Public Schools have joined other districts, such as […]

Suspected bank robber nabbed after string of stickups

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Leicester bank among those allegedly robbed by Alden 📸 U.S. Department of Justice photo BOSTON — Law enforcement believes they have apprehended the man responsible for a series of bank robberies, including one in Leicester a few months ago. Matthew Alden, 26, of Lancaster, was arrested on Thursday, charged with […]

Police seek suspect of Leicester bank robbery

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‘Bank employees were shaken,’ but no injuries reported LEICESTER — Local law enforcement is seeking the public’s help as it investigates a Thursday evening bank robbery. According to the Leicester Police Department, officers responded to a report of a bank robbery at the South Main Street branch of Cornerstone Bank […]

Florence (Rich) Yaskoski, 104

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SPENCER — Florence E. (Rich) Yaskoski, 104, passed away August 17 at The Meadows in Leicester. She was born on May 4, 1915 in Plaistow, NH. the daughter of the late Robert and Alice Rich, she spent her entire life in Spencer and worked as a shoe stitcher for manly […]

Speeding driver bagged with more than two pounds of pot

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Stafford Street speeder had scale, baggies, and $12k at time of arrest 📸 Leicester Police Department photos LEICESTER — A traffic stop for speeding led to the discovery of a large amount of marijuana and thousands of dollars in cash on Friday afternoon. At approximately 1 p.m., Officer Charles Laperle […]