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Charlton Teacher, Now on Paid Leave, Facing Aggravated Rape Charge
A teacher at Charlton Middle School has been placed on paid administrative leave after his arrest earlier this month, as he faces serious charges including aggravated rape, according to officials in Worcester County. Todd Peloquin, who the Worcester Telegram and Gazette reports is an English teacher at the school, was...
Wilbraham Boy Scout creates “Blessing Box” filled with items for those in need
A local Boy Scout created blessing boxes that are filled with food and products for those in need.
Alden Street in Ludlow closed due to tree work
Alden Street in Ludlow will be closed on Wednesday due to tree work.
Building Blaze: 2-Alarm Fire In Oxford Causes Traffic Issues
-------- 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...
Charlton school teacher Todd Peloquin placed on leave following rape, assault charges
A Charlton Middle School teacher has been placed on paid administrative leave after being arrested and charged with aggravated rape and indecent assault and battery. Todd Peloquin, 52, was arrested by the Leicester Police Department on March 9 after a warrant was issued for his arrest. Peloquin is facing several...
Worcester: 2 charged in theft of car with dog inside
WORCESTER — A Brookfield woman and Worcester man were arrested Monday in connection with a Saturday afternoon assault and carjacking in the Harding Street area. Worcester police say a pet dog was briefly in the possession of the thief and later recovered. About 3 p.m. Saturday, police responded to a report of...
Golf tournament to support veterans through Ware nonprofit
WARE — For the second year, Operation Soaring Eagle Golf Tournament will return to benefit Homefront Strong, a nonprofit organization that assists veterans, service members and their families. The golf tournament will take place on May 5 at Heritage Country Club, 85 Sampson Rd. in Charlton. Registration opens at...
Worcester County Food Truck Showdown May 6 in Spencer
For five hours on a Saturday in May, the Worcester County food truck scene will have a special day once again this year in Spencer. Over 30 food trucks will line up May 6 at the Spencer Fairgrounds at 48 Smithville Road for the annual food truck festival known as the 2023 Worcester County Food Truck Showdown, according to a statement by organizers WooTrucks. ...
McKinney Construction Returns To Stafford Contingency Program For 2023
(Press release from Stafford Speedway) Stafford Speedway has announced that hometown company McKinney Construction will return to the track’s contingency program for the 2023 season. McKinney Construction will provide a weekly $150 bonus to the 2nd place finisher of each SK Modified® feature as well as a $150 bonus to each SK Light 2nd place finisher. The bonuses boost the 2nd place weekly payouts to $1,275 for the SK Modifieds® and $400 for the SK Lights.
Three arrested for involvement in a stabbing in Orange
Two people were arrested after a police pursuit ended in Belchertown in connection with a stabbing in Orange.
Stop sticks used during police pursuit in Massachusetts
Three people were arrested after police attempted a traffic stop in Avon early Saturday morning.
South Hadley man indicted by Grand Jury for murder of his father
A South Hadley man has been indicted by a Hampshire County Grand Jury in connection to the murder of his father in September of 2022.
East Longmeadow man Felix Ramirez out on $50,000 bond for voyeurism charge
The 43-year-old East Longmeadow man accused of using his cell phone to film an underage girl while she used a dressing room is out on a $50,000 bond. Felix Ramirez, a lieutenant with the Connecticut Department of Correction, waived his right to an extradition hearing in Palmer District Court before being brought to the Enfield Police Department on Friday, according to Enfield police Lt. Keith Parent. East Longmeadow police arrested Ramirez on March 10 on voyeurism and disorderly conduct charges stemming from an incident at Plato’s Closet in Enfield, Conn., based on an arrest warrant issued out of Enfield.
Stafford Mayor Believes ‘Window of Opportunity’ to Run for Assembly Is Now
When it comes to personal endeavors, Greg Myhre doesn’t look too far ahead. In 2019, shortly after taking on the role as Stafford Township mayor, Myhre said then that he had no aspirations of higher elected offices. “My focus for the past four years, and going through this year,...
Holden will seek solution to MBTA zoning law, but only if it's right for the town
HOLDEN, Mass. - Holden’s town select board said they are open to multifamily homes, but they are not open to being strong armed by the state. They decided they are open to finding a solution to the MBTA zoning issue, but it needs to be something they are comfortable with for the town.
Inaugural [ALT_TOGETHER] festival launches this summer in Southbridge
A new “underground alternative independent rock festival” is setting up shop in Southbridge this June. The appropriately-titled [ALT_TOGETHER] festival will host its inaugural edition on June 2 and 3 at Starlite, a hybrid bar-venue-art gallery and key player in the Central Massachusetts music scene. The [ALT_TOGETHER] lineup tilts...
Winning Lottery Tickets Bought In Worcester Will Expire Soon; Winners Urged To Come Forward
You could be $50,000 richer and not realize it. Three winning Powerball lottery tickets sold in Massachusetts last year are set to expire next month, and officials are urging the winners to come forward. Massachusetts State Lottery officials released the dates and where the tickets were purchased to spur the...
Five Things To Do: Icons and Retablos, Bathsheba Spooner, Stone County Band ...
The Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, in collaboration with New Mexico State University, presents the exhibition "Icons & Retablos: Images of Devotion" through Aug. 27. The exhibition explores the beauty and spirituality of Orthodox icons and Mexican retablos, devotional works of art with similar themes but different materials, styles, and iconographies. Guest curated by Dr. Elizabeth Calil Zarur, the exhibition is grouped into four themes: the joy of the Annunciation; the loving tenderness of the Mother and Child; the suffering and death of Jesus on behalf of humankind; and documented miracles, or ex-votos. This installation encourages visitors to compare these sacred paintings and to explore these two styles of devotion through diverse materials, themes, and artistic expressions. All of the exhibition text and materials will be available in English and Spanish.
Book Picks - Odyssey Bookshop
This week's Book Picks come to us from Jesse Hassinger of Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, Massachusetts.
Saving lives: Quabbin High student spreads awareness of drug overdose and addiction
HUBBARDSTON ― For Quabbin Regional senior Matthew Cornell, the fentanyl crisis across Massachusetts became a call to action. Quabbin Regional High School requires all seniors to do a capstone community service project in order to graduate. During one of his capstone classes, Cornell was talking with his friends about how rapidly fentanyl overdoses have increased in the last year across the country.
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