Connecticut man arrested after State Trooper dragged by car

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Hurlburt fled when arrest warrants uncovered 📸 Joseph Hurlburt in a 2015 mug shot taken by the Enfield Police Department. WARE — A Connecticut man has been arrested after allegedly dragging a Massachusetts State Police trooper 30 feet with his car during a traffic stop. Joseph Hurlburt, 24, of Enfield, […]

‘Medical emergency’ leads to 30-minute police chase

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Multiple departments involved in four-town pursuit WARREN — Area police officers engaged in a slow-speed pursuit of an erratic driver that proved to be the result of a medical emergency. According to the Warren Police Department, multiple 911 calls were received Thursday evening at the Rutland Regional Emergency Communications Center […]

Paul E. Barnes, 66

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NORTH BROOKFIELD — Paul E. Barnes, 66, passed away on Friday, August 16, at University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester after battling a brief illness with his family by his side.  Paul was born on December 17, 1952 in Ware to the late Charles and Ethel (Orne) Barnes. He […]

Police arrest “habitual heroin dealer” in Monson

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Anonymous tip leads to charges against Valardi 📸 Monson Police Department photo MONSON — An anonymous tip to police led to a Saturday afternoon arrest of a woman authorities described as a “habitual heroin dealer.” According to a statement issued by the Monson Police Department on Saturday night, 37-year-old Joanna […]

Genevieve (Heffernan) Desmond, 75

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WARE — Genevieve H. (Heffernan) Desmond, 75, passed away on June 24, after a brief illness.  She was born in Brooklyn, New York, to the late John and Veronica (Mahr) Heffernan.  She is a graduate of Franklin Pierce University and it was in college that she met her husband John […]