Charges follow alleged domestic assault, police chase, crash

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Sampe also faces extradition to Maine on prior domestic violence 📸 Oxford Police Department photo OXFORD — A Spencer man is facing numerous charges after he allegedly fled a domestic assault scene and police on a multi-town chase before crashing into a tractor trailer. Joshua James Sampe, 40, was taken […]

Worcester man cited in single-vehicle crash Monday night

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Vehicle drove twice the speed limit at intersection of 20 & 169 📸 Charlton Police Department photos. CHARLTON — A Worcester man has been cited on multiple violations after his Volkswagen sedan crashed into a guardrail and took out a traffic light and signage at the intersection of Routes 20 […]

Dozens displaced by three-alarm Easter morning fire

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Portion of Route 20 closed as crews battle blaze STURBRIDGE — A three-alarm fire broke out in a basement apartment on Easter Sunday morning, displacing dozens and temporarily closing a stretch of Route 20 to both east and westbound traffic. Sturbridge Fire Chief John Grasso said in a press release […]

One injured as car accident ignites camper in Charlton

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CHARLTON — An unidentified motorist was taken to an area hospital after hitting a parked camper in a Route 20 parking lot on Tuesday evening. The camper was parked near O’Malley’s Truck & Auto Body, 425 Worcester Road, when a sedan apparently pulled through the parking lot and hit the […]

Selectmen give police power to enforce brewery traffic

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Temporary signs coming in ‘a week or so’ By Shaun Moriarty Citizen Chronicle Writer shaun@thecitizenchronicle.com CHARLTON — In an effort to curb dangerous traffic patterns, Selectmen unanimously voted to give police the authority to enforce a right-turn only sign located on private property outside Tree House Brewery. Town Administrator Robin […]