Worcester News

Local news for Worcester, MA continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

Once called Trumbull Square, Salem Square is the late 1950s creation that arose from an urban renewal project in Worcester. It was called the Salem Street Redevelopment project, and once it was finished Trumbull Square and one of the streets in our Then photo were gone forever.

WORCESTER – After years of talk on the issue, school officials hope to finally come to a decision this fall on how to move back high school start times in the city. Members of the School Committee's Standing Committee on Teaching, Learning and Student Supports last Wednesday agreed to form a panel comprised of school officials and staff, parents and health experts to investigate the district's options over the next few months, and present a recommendation back to the committee later this year.

This Worcester building was once a prominent fixture in the cityscape, but for many, many Worcester residents, it became a safe haven during a terrible time for the city. On June 9, 1953, a tornado cut a one-mile-wide swath through Northern Worcester, killing 60 people and damaging what was then Assumption College , the Burncoat neighborhood and the Great Brook Valley-Uncatena neighborhood.

Holden News

Local news for Holden, MA continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

All eyes are on the sky this afternoon as Central Mass. residents seek a glimpse of the partial solar eclipse.

The state's problems providing the Central Massachusetts Safety Council with road test examiners for Saturday sessions has come to a boil. Timothy Cooney, president of the driving school, said the council was forced to cancel all 60 road tests it had scheduled for Saturday because the state Registry of Motor Vehicles can't send any examiners that day.

WORCESTER - A Holden man was charged with drugged driving after his car ran off the road and hit a utility pole on West Boylston Street Tuesday night. Joseph Stockmal, 24, of Holden, was arrested at a Worcester hospital where he and a passenger were taken after a one-car accident near 1160 West Boylston St. The accident was reported at 6:45 p.m. Witnesses said Mr. Stockmal's Hyundai had been striking the curb and at one point drove onto a lawn and back to the street before hitting the wooden pole, police said.

Paxton News

Local news for Paxton, MA continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

She got a couple of small prizes over the years. So,when she saw a recent Summer Getaway Sweepstakes promotion in the Telegram and Gazette with a grand prize of a trip, she entered, though she felt she wouldn't have much of a chance since it was nationwide.

With the burned-out shell of the Sweetpea Friends of Rutland Animals shelter looming at the back of their property, the mostly-new Sweetpea board of directors talked last week about their plans to rebuild and why it's taking so long to do so. Last June, the board had hoped to break ground to replace the shelter, which burned down Nov. 22, 2015, in a devastating late-night fire that killed all but a handful of the 50 animals inside.

Leicester News

Local news for Leicester, MA continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

To date, 33 people have expressed an interest in the town administrator's job, and as many as 40 applicants are expected by the deadline Friday. The Board of Selectmen received a written update Monday night from Community Paradigm Associates of Plymouth, the consulting firm charged with managing the search for a new town administrator.

Natural Healthcare Inc. hopes to get a temporary certificate of occupancy in two weeks, bringing Leicester's new medical marijuana facility at 1764 Main St. closer to "putting seed to soil," said Rob Lally, chief operating officer. Mr. Lally made the remark as he updated the Board of Selectmen on the project at the board's meeting Monday night.

Roland Ochsenbein, vice chairman of the Massachusetts Library Commissioners, told an enthusiastic crowd of townspeople, "Today is the day. It's real.

Auburn News

Local news for Auburn, MA continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

Cleveland County Sheriff Alan Norman recently spent more than $300 to put carbon monoxide detectors in the fleet's 18 Ford Explorers.

President Donald Trump says he was surprised by an FBI raid on his former campaign chairman's home, calling the move HOLLAND, Mass. - Contaminated cruisers, from Austin, Texas to Auburn, Massachusetts, poisonous fumes are backing up into police cruisers making officers sick.

A growing number of police departments across the country are taking action over concerns that carbon monoxide fumes from Ford Explorer patrol vehicles are seeping inside the SUVs, potentially sickening officers. Several departments, including Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and the Vermont State Police, are inspecting their fleets or have installed carbon monoxide monitors in the vehicles.

Spencer News

Local news for Spencer, MA continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

After he and his wife used a designated area at the police station in their hometown to complete an online sale, Police Chief David B. Darrin has been working to get a similar spot installed in Spencer. Recently, after a spot was designated and a sign erected, people have been using the area to meet up with buyers or sellers from various websites.

Fire Chief Robert P. Parsons said a passer-by reported the fire. He said flames were pouring from the left side of the house when firefighters arrived about 1:30 p.m. The fire quickly spread, causing the building to collapse.

CONFUSION: Steve Conte speaks about seeing ambulances as police investigate an officer-involved shooting on Clover Hill Drive in Chelmsford yesterday. A man was shot dead by police in Spencer last night, while earlier a Chelmsford man lashing out at his injured girlfriend and three police officers with shards of glass and hammers was shot in the leg after a stun gun failed to bring him down, authorities said.