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Sunday routine yields $4 million prize for Oxford resident

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Thomas Minarik of Oxford has a Sunday routine that includes grocery shopping, followed by the purchase of two Massachusetts State Lottery “Monopoly Jackpot” instant tickets. A recent Sunday was anything but routine, as Minarik became the latest $4 million prize winner in the “Monopoly Jackpot” game. Minarik chose the cash […]

Local Realtors sponsor backpack drive

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Hat and mitten drive planned next month 📸 Courtesy photos AUBURN — Members of the REALTOR® Association of Central Massachusetts, led by the Association’s Community Action Committee, spearheaded a Backpack Drive to assist students in need in Worcester County and the surrounding areas. From June to August, Association members rallied […]

Ryan Curran Guertin, 39

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OXFORD – Ryan Curran Guertin, 39, died Monday, August 19, at home.  He is survived by his parents, Theodore H. Guertin and Patti (Curran) Guertin of Oxford; his brother, Patrick Guertin and his longtime girlfriend Brittany A. Otto of Connecticut; his sister, Caitlin Guertin of Webster; his maternal grandmother, Julia […]

Robert M. Gates, 83

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OXFORD — Robert M. Gates, 83, of Oxford, died peacefully on Monday, August 12, in the comfort of his home with his loving family at his side. He was the son of the late Alexander and Olga (Asnabrygg) Gates. Born in Worcester, Robert was raised and educated in Auburn. He […]

Lars O. Larsson, 100

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OXFORD — Lars O. Larsson, 100, formerly of 47 Harwood Street and most recently 338 Thompson Road at Christopher Heights in Webster, died Wednesday, August 14, at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester with his family by his side. He was predeceased by his wife of 67 years, Simone I. (Senecal) […]