District, teachers’ union on same page on COVID-19

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Spencer-East Brookfield taking precautions while schools remain open SPENCER — Local teachers and school district officials have urged parents and students to take precautions as classes will, for now, continue as scheduled. The Spencer-East Brookfield Regional School District issued a statement early Thursday afternoon about its efforts to protect staff […]

2020 Primaries: How your neighbors voted

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Biden, Trump winners throughout area Across the region, voters came out to show their preferences for who should be the standard-bearer for their political parties when America votes for President of the United States in November. For Republicans, the incumbent performed as expected with an overwhelming victory. For Democrats, with […]

Patricia (Sinclair) Benoit, 85

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SPENCER — Patricia A. (Sinclair) Benoit, 85, of Sherman Grove died peacefully Tuesday, August 20 in St. Vincent Hospital. Her husband Richard A. Benoit, Sr. died in 1999. She leaves a son Richard A. Benoit, Jr. of Spencer, a daughter Theresa M. Cote and her husband David of Princeton, three […]

Maurice J. Slaney, Jr., 81

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SPENCER — Maurice J. Slaney, Jr., 81, of Ash Street died Monday, August 19 in his home after an illness. He was predeceased by his wife Hazel L. (Reeks) Slaney. He worked many years as a custodian for the Worcester School Department. He was born in Worcester, son of Maurice […]

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 […]