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Funeral Set For Central Mass Marine Killed In California Motorcycle Crash Funeral Set For Central Mass Marine Killed In California Motorcycle Crash
Funeral Set For Central Mass Marine Killed In California Motorcycle Crash A funeral for a beloved US Marine from Worcester County who was killed last month in a motorcycle crash is scheduled for later this week.  Connor Kelly, 21, of Webster, died on May 30 while driving home from taking his fiancee to a dentist's appointment, his family said. The Worcester native would have turned 22 years old on July 1.  His family will hold calling hours on Saturday, June 15, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Paradis-Givner Funeral Home at 357 Main St. in Oxford. A funeral service will follow with family and friends sharing stories of the young man.  Related:…
$100K Lottery Ticket Sold In Central Mass $100K Lottery Ticket Sold In Central Mass
$100K Lottery Ticket Sold In Central Mass One Bay Stater had a very lucky start to their week when they claimed a $100,000 lottery ticket they bought in Worcester County on Monday, May 20.   The winning ticket was sold at Market Basket at 95 Sutton Ave. in Oxford and was for the $30 "Millions" scratch-off game. Related: Lotter Winners Discuss How Their Lives Changed After Hitting Jackpot The winner's name was not released. The store will get a $1,000 bonus for the sale.  The winner was among 855 people who won $600 or more in the Massachusetts State Lottery on Monday.  It was also the second-largest pr…
$1M Lottery Win: Central Mass Family Man Has Big Plans For His Big Payday $1M Lottery Win: Central Mass Family Man Has Big Plans For His Big Payday
$1M Lottery Win: Central Mass Family Man Has Big Plans For His Big Payday A Worcester County who has provided for his family for the past 33 years says he knows what he will do with his $1 million lottery win.  Michael Piers, of Oxford, is the first seven-figure winner in the Massachusetts State Lottery’s “$1,000,000 Snow Much Money” $5 scratch-off game.  He elected to take the lump sum payment of $650,000 (before taxes) rather than the annuity.  Piers said he's been a married family man for 33 years, and he plans to be prudent and invest some of his winnings.  He bought the ticket at RT 12 Variety at 126 Main St. in Oxford. T…
'Loved By So Many': Friends Remember Oxford Man Killed In CT Dirt Bike Crash 'Loved By So Many': Friends Remember Oxford Man Killed In CT Dirt Bike Crash
'Loved By So Many': Friends Remember Oxford Man Killed In CT Dirt Bike Crash Authorities have identified the 22-year-old Oxford, Massachusetts, man who died after crashing his dirt bike at Quaddick State Forest in Connecticut just days before Christmas.  Steven Zografos was riding in in Windham County, in the town of Thompson, on Saturday, Dec. 23, when he crashed with another dirt bike rider just before 4 p.m., NBC Connecticut reported. He died at the scene.  A 21-year-old was seriously injured in the crash and was airlifted to an area hospital. He is expected to survive, the report said. Police are investigating the cause of the crash.  A GoFu…
Worcester Man, 31, Killed In Fiery Oxford Crash On Route 395 Worcester Man, 31, Killed In Fiery Oxford Crash On Route 395
Worcester Man, 31, Killed In Fiery Oxford Crash On Route 395 A 31-year-old man was killed Friday night, Sept. 29, after his car veered off the road and crashed into a tree, authorities said.  Shawn Marengo, 31, of Worcester, was driving his Jeeps south on Route 395 in Oxford near Exit 4 around 10 p.m. when he left the roadway, Massachusetts State Police say.  The Jeep slammed into a tree and caught fire. Marengo was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.  It's unclear what caused his car to leave the road. State police are investigating the circumstances that led up to the fatal incident.  Police closed the left lane of Route 395 near the cras…
Do You Know The Man In The Cast? Central Mass Police Say He's Behind Break-in Do You Know The Man In The Cast? Central Mass Police Say He's Behind Break-in
Do You Know The Man In The Cast? Central Mass Police Say He's Behind Break-in Police in Worcester County are asking for the public's help to identify a man they say is behind a business break-in.  Auburn detectives say the man was filmed on security video near the scene of a break-in last week at a business near the Oxford town line. He appears to be wearing a blue cast on his left leg.  The man drove away in a  brown/tan/gold sedan.  Auburn police ask anyone who has any information on the man's identity to contact detectives at 508-833-7777. Text or email textatip@auburnmasspolice.org to remain anonymous.
Sword-Wielding Man Shot By Cops Charged At Central Mass Officer With Weapon: Police Sword-Wielding Man Shot By Cops Charged At Central Mass Officer With Weapon: Police
Sword-Wielding Man Shot By Cops Charged At Central Mass Officer With Weapon: Police Authorities have charged a 23-year-old man who was shot by Oxford police on Sunday, May 14, after officials say he tried to attack an officer with a sword.  Shawn O'Connell, of Oxford, is charged with attempted murder of the officer, assault with a dangerous weapon (sword), carrying a dangerous weapon (sword), and disorderly conduct, Oxford police said.  Related: Man With Sword Sparks Mother's Day Police-Involved Shooting Police said O'Connell walked into the middle of Main Street around 6 a.m. in front of a police cruiser. The officer had to slam on his brakes to avoid hitt…
Remains Of Mass Native, Startup Founder Located More Than A Year After He Went Missing: Police Remains Of Mass Native, Startup Founder Located More Than A Year After He Went Missing: Police
Remains Of Mass Native, Startup Founder Located More Than A Year After He Went Missing: Police The Massachusetts-born founder of an addiction recovery app was picked up by an Uber in 2021 and was never seen alive again, reports say.  Human remains found in an abandoned property in Santa Monica were identified on Saturday, May 6 as 39-year-old Beau Mann, according to the Santa Monica Police.  Mann, who is from Oxford, Massachusetts, according to Telegram, founded Sober Grid, an app designed to support those recovering from addictions through an online community and peer coaching.  Posted by Help Find Beau Mann on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 Mann created Sober Grid in 2015 after stru…
(UPDATED) Building Blaze: 2-Alarm Fire Causes Traffic Issues In Central Mass (UPDATED) Building Blaze: 2-Alarm Fire Causes Traffic Issues In Central Mass
(Updated) Building Blaze: 2-Alarm Fire Causes Traffic Issues In Central Mass UPDATE: Auburn police announced they had reopened Route 20 west following the Tuesday morning fire.  12:25pm on 3/21- 20 West at the Oxford line is back open!! — Auburn Police (@AuburnMAPolice) March 21, 2023 -------- Police in Worcester County warned drivers Tuesday morning, March 21, that a fire at a lawn-seeding business could cause traffic problems in portions of Auburn and Oxford, officials said.  Crews responded to 157 Southbridge Street after a blaze broke out at the Hydro Grass warehouse, fire departments said. Oxford firefighters called for a second alarm just after 10 a.m. a…
Wanted Driver Crashes Car, Charged With Endangering Child In Oxford: Police Wanted Driver Crashes Car, Charged With Endangering Child In Oxford: Police
Wanted Driver Crashes Car, Charged With Endangering Child In Oxford: Police A Charlton man who already had a warrant out for his arrest is facing charges for endangering a child after crashing his car in Oxford this week, authorities said. Wayne Pelletier, age 59, was charged with operating to endanger, speed greater than reasonable, operating with a suspended license, and a marked lanes violation in connection with the crash. Surveillance video posted by Oxford Police on Facebook captured the moment Pelletier's car plowed through several trees in Oxford Center on Wednesday morning, Feb. 22.  On Wednesday February 22, 2023, at approximately 9:41 A.M. Oxford P…
Standoff In Dudley: Man Led Police On Chase, Fired Gun Into Air, Officers Say Standoff In Dudley: Man Led Police On Chase, Fired Gun Into Air, Officers Say
Standoff In Dudley: Man Led Police On Chase, Fired Gun Into Air, Officers Say A man in Dudley led police on a chase before firing a gun into the air when cornered by officers on Thursday, Feb. 9.  Dudley police were called to Chase Avenue just before noon after someone called police to say the man, whose name was not released, had left the area with a "training gun," officials said. Officers spotted him near Village Street and tried to pull him over, but he sped away.  The chase was short-lived as the man got out of the car and fired several blanks into the air. Police pulled back and called for backup. Officers from Webster, Oxford, Douglas, and State Troo…
UPDATE: Driver Hospitalized In Wrong Way Crash On I-395 In Central Mass UPDATE: Driver Hospitalized In Wrong Way Crash On I-395 In Central Mass
Update: Driver Hospitalized In Wrong Way Crash On I-395 In Central Mass One person is hospitalized after a wrong way driver crashed into a tractor-trailer on a Massachusetts highway, Quiet Corner Alerts reports.  The crash happened after a pickup truck going the wrong direction entered I-395 North around 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17, the source said. That truck then collided head-on with a tractor-trailer going the right direction just before Exit 7A, the source continued.  O/s in Oxford, I-395 NB prior to Exit 7A wrong way driver Posted by Quiet Corner Alerts on Thursday, November 17, 2022 The driver involved in the crash was said to be conscious and al…
IDs Released For Three Teenagers Killed In Western Mass Crash IDs Released For Three Teenagers Killed In Western Mass Crash
IDs Released For Three Teenagers Killed In Western Mass Crash This story has been updated. The three teenagers killed in a single-vehicle crash in Western Massachusetts have been identified by Massachusetts State Police and a GoFundMe organized in their honor. The crash happened just before 1 a.m. Sunday, June 26,  in the town of Brimfield in Hampden County, Massachusetts State Police said. Vencent “Vinnie” Ardizzoni, age 17, of Holland in Hampden County, Shane Douglas, age 18, of West Brookfield in Worcester County, and Dominic “Dom” Gardner, age 17, of Oxford in Worcester County, were all killed in the crash that occurred …
Seen Him Or This Car? Man Goes Missing On Way To Hospital In Massachusetts Seen Him Or This Car? Man Goes Missing On Way To Hospital In Massachusetts
Seen Him Or This Car? Man Goes Missing On Way To Hospital In Massachusetts State Police in Massachusetts have issued a Silver Alert for a man who went missing on his way to the hospital. Daniel Ausmus, age 73, of Oxford in Worcester County, was last seen around noon on Thursday, Dec. 2, when he was supposed to be heading to the UMass Medical Center in Worcester, but never arrived. Police described Ausmus as being 5-foot-11, approximately 190 pounds, with grey hair and blue eyes. At the time he went missing his was driving a white 2016 Nissan Altima with the Massachusetts license plate 12GN38. Anyone with information regarding Ausmus’ whereabouts has been asked to…
Local Meal-Delivery Service Dad's Keto Kitchen Gets Rave Reviews For Flavorful, Healthy Food Local Meal-Delivery Service Dad's Keto Kitchen Gets Rave Reviews For Flavorful, Healthy Food
Local Meal-Delivery Service Dad's Keto Kitchen Gets Rave Reviews For Flavorful, Healthy Food A home-based “keto bakery” has moved into a professional kitchen and started a meal and baked goods delivery service specializing in healthy foods that fall within the scope of a high-protein, low-sugar diet — in fact, it is 100 percent sugar-free. Dad’s Keto Kitchen in Oxford is a delivery-only service for Southern Worcester County that is similar to other meal-box subscription plans. The menu is based on the “ketogenic” diet which seeks to reduce inflammation and unnecessary weight gain through proper food selection. The menu is high-protein and low-carb with no gluten and reduced sugar.…
COVID-19: Virus Outbreaks Recorded In 11 School Districts Last Week COVID-19: Virus Outbreaks Recorded In 11 School Districts Last Week
Covid-19: Virus Outbreaks Recorded In 11 School Districts Last Week This past week, 11 Massachusetts public schools experienced COVID-19 outbreaks of 9 or more students and staff coming down with the virus. The largest outbreak was recorded in Leominster. From March 4-10, 21 of the school district’s students (15) and staff (6) reported positive cases. The Massachusetts Department of Secondary and Elementary Education produces weekly reports on positive COVID-19 cases reported in each school district. The Thursday, March 11 report found about 140 school districts - out of more than 350 - had at least one student or staff member test positive for COVID-19. C…
COVID-19 Cases Spike In 2 School Districts; See District-By-District Incident Rates COVID-19 Cases Spike In 2 School Districts; See District-By-District Incident Rates
Covid-19 Cases Spike In 2 School Districts; See District-By-District Incident Rates Two local school districts experienced COVID-19 flare-ups over the last week, according to the most recent state data. On Thursday, Jan. 28, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released how many COVID-19 incidents were reported by students and staff from Jan. 21-27. Most of the Central and Western Massachusetts, as well as the Berkshires, had school districts where no COVID-19 incidents were reported that week. However, Shrewsbury and Hampden-Wilbraham school districts each reported 12-15 students and faculty that had become il…
District Attorney IDs Victim In Fatal Pedestrian-Involved Car Crash District Attorney IDs Victim In Fatal Pedestrian-Involved Car Crash
District Attorney IDs Victim In Fatal Pedestrian-Involved Car Crash The Worcester District Attorney has identified the pedestrian who was fatally struck by a motor vehicle as she attempted to cross the street Wednesday, Jan. 13. On Thursday, Jan. 14, DA Joseph D. Early Jr. said that a 55-year-old woman died after being hit by a motor vehicle around 7:15 p.m. at the intersection of Main Street and Fairlawn Avenue in Oxford. The victim was Wendy Hibbard, 55, of Oxford. No charges have been filed and the name of the driver will not be released at this time, the DA said. The crash is under investigation by the Oxford Police, Central Massachusetts Law Enforce…
State Goes To Biden, But Here Are The Massachusetts Towns Where Trump Won State Goes To Biden, But Here Are The Massachusetts Towns Where Trump Won
State Goes To Biden, But Here Are The Massachusetts Towns Where Trump Won As many elections, including for president, are still being counted, Massachusetts has finished voting for president. As was anticipated, challenger Democrat Joe Biden won the majority vote for president. Biden won 66% of the vote with more than 2 million ballots cast in his favor.  Incumbent Republican Donald Trump won 34% of the vote with more than 1 million people supporting him at the polls. The following is a list of communities that went against the grain in Massachusetts and the majority of residents there voted for Trump - Central and Western Massachusetts are in bold, v…
COVID-19: Nearly 80 Massachusetts Towns Are 'High-Risk' For Infection COVID-19: Nearly 80 Massachusetts Towns Are 'High-Risk' For Infection
Covid-19: Nearly 80 Massachusetts Towns Are 'High-Risk' For Infection Nearly 80 Massachusetts communities are at “high-risk” for the spread of COVID-19, according to the most recent state data. COVID-19 incidents have spiked across the state leading to clusters of coronavirus incidents in nearly every corner of Massachusetts. The overall daily average infection rate is 1.4 per 100,000 residents as of Friday, Oct. 22. Among the 77 communities that are high-risk or “red” (so-named due to the state’s color-coded incident map), there are 19 in Hampshire, Hampden, and Worcester counties. Communities newly added to the high-risk category include Holyoke, Hudson, a…
COVID-19: These 15 'Red' Cities And Towns Pose Highest Infection Risk COVID-19: These 15 'Red' Cities And Towns Pose Highest Infection Risk
Covid-19: These 15 'Red' Cities And Towns Pose Highest Infection Risk More than 50 Massachusetts cities and towns are now considered to be at “high-risk” for spreading COVID-19 infections, according to the most recent state data. Among the communities where the risk is highest - 8 or more new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents, per day - are 15 Western and Central Massachusetts municipalities. The community with the highest daily incident rate is Marlborough - 19.9 new cases per day per 100,000 and going up. Though the risk is still high, infections in Amherst, Southborough, Springfield, and Sunderland are decreasing. On Wednesday, Oct. 14, Massachus…
If You Had To Guess: Top 10 Easiest Places In Massachusetts To Sell A Home If You Had To Guess: Top 10 Easiest Places In Massachusetts To Sell A Home
If You Had To Guess: Top 10 Easiest Places In Massachusetts To Sell A Home Homes sell faster in some towns than others, and a new survey has identified the top 10 easiest places to sell a home in Massachusetts. SmartAsset looked at the length of time a home sits on the market and the ease of sale index to determine where homes sell fast. There are 351 municipalities in Massachusetts. It turns out, Central Massachusetts homes are among the quickest to sell in the state. The top 10 communities where it’s easiest to sell a home are (from most difficult to least): 10. Randolph 9. Beverly 8. Oxford 7. Abington 6. Leominster 6. Lynn 4. Worcester 3. Gardner 2.…
Town-by-Town: 350 Employee COVID-19 Complaints Filed Against WMass, Worcester Co.s Town-by-Town: 350 Employee COVID-19 Complaints Filed Against WMass, Worcester Co.s
Town-by-Town: 350 Employee Covid-19 Complaints Filed Against WMass, Worcester Co.s Massachusetts has received hundreds of employee complaints alleging their workplaces are not meeting state safety and compensation standards during COVID-19. In March, the Massachusetts Attorney General started tracking worker complaints related to COVID-19. As of Friday, Aug. 7, Massachusetts workers had filed about 350 complaints against employers. The most heavily represented industry on the list is hospitals/nursing homes - over 50 complaints. The most common complaint was the nonpayment of wages. Of the complaints, 38 said they were retaliated against for coming forward with a grievan…
Look Familiar? Trailer For Liam Neeson Movie Shot In Worcester, Other Towns, Online Now Look Familiar? Trailer For Liam Neeson Movie Shot In Worcester, Other Towns, Online Now
Look Familiar? Trailer For Liam Neeson Movie Shot In Worcester, Other Towns, Online Now The trailer for a major Hollywood movie shot in Worcester, “Honest Thief” starring Liam Neeson, is out now. The movie was shot in the city, though the story is set in Boston, in the fall of 2019. The film is set for release in early October. Worcester landmarks seen in the movie include outside the AC Hotel Marriott and Deadhorse hill on Main Street. Filmmakers also staged a car crash at Salisbury and Lancaster streets. Other scenes are shot in Leicester, Oxford, and Fitchburg. Filmed in Worcester, as well as Oxford, "Honest Thief" is about notorious bank robber (Liam Neeson) turns…