Dudley officials prepare for expected COVID-19 ‘rough patch’

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Purcell warns local numbers ‘can turn bad really quick’ 📸 Screenshot of Dudley Board of Selectmen video conference meeting of April 9, 2020. DUDLEY — Local officials said this town has fared relatively well thus far in slowing the spread of COVID-19, but warned that could change drastically in coming […]

QCC community donates supplies to area hospitals, healthcare facilities

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Harrington Hospital among recipients of donations WORCESTER — As the Coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis deepens, Quinsigamond Community College faculty, staff, students and alumni have come together to assist area hospitals and healthcare facilities. The College’s science department recently donated 45 cases of nitrile gloves to Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). “This totals […]

Local 911 services impacted by nationwide outage

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Restoration announced, but problems remain ‘sporadic’ REGION — Public safety officials have fielded a litany of inquiries as a critical outage has prevented the successful completion of phone calls to 911 on Friday due to technical problems. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) reported Friday afternoon that 911 service has […]

As Merrimack Valley Recovers, Investigation Begins Into Fires, Explosions

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By Colin A. Young COURTESY STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, SEPT. 14, 2018….Public safety officials in the Merrimack Valley are getting a clearer view Friday morning of the destruction from Thursday’s fatal gas-related explosions and fires and though an over-pressurized gas distribution system is thought to be at […]