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Scott Tocci of Leominster accused of Oxycodone, cocaine trafficking

George Barnes Telegram & Gazette Staff @georgebarnestg — LEOMINSTER — A city man was arrested after a multi-agency task force confiscated a large number of Oxycodone pills and other drugs being sold in Leominster, Clinton, Sterling and other Central Massachusetts communities.


All-State girls' indoor track: Littleton senior Sarah Roffman runs to 2-mile title

BOSTON — After medaling as a freshman and a sophomore at the All-State indoor track and field championships, Sarah Roffman was raring and ready to extend her run of success last year as a junior.


A wild day at the Leominster library

LEOMINSTER -- There were laughs, gasps, and screams at the Leominster Public Library on Thursday, as a standing room-only crowd for an "Around the World Animal Safari" presented by Wildlife Encounters. Director Derek Small, who promised the children and parents in the library's Community Room a fun


Leominster man nabbed in drug bust

LEOMINSTER -- A local man was arrested and charged with trafficking cocaine and oxycodone pills in addition to other charges following a drug bust Thursday. A joint investigation into oxycodone distribution in North Worcester County communities led to the arrest of Scott J. Tocci of Leominster, acco


2 killed after small plane crashes, catches fire at Massachusetts airport: police

Two people were killed when a small plane crashed and caught fire Saturday afternoon at a Massachusetts airport, officials said. Authorities arrived at the scene, at Mansfield Airport, about 12:36 p.m., Massachusetts State Police said on Twitter.


In Leominster, a chance to get outdoors for some winter fun

Get some fresh air, exercise and learn a thing or two about winter safety at Barrett Park this Saturday, Feb. 23. The Leominster Recreation Department, Project Apples, Leominster Trail Stewards, Leominster Fire Department, Emergency Management and Boy Scouts are joining together to offer a free wint


Massachusetts Man Remains in Critical Condition After Snowmobile Accident

A Massachusetts man is in critical condition following an overnight snowmobile crash on Swift Brook Road near Stacyville. According to the Maine Warden Service, 47 year old Keith Sanford of Benedicta and 55 year Duane Carter of Spencer, Massachusetts were riding in a group on ITS 83 when the men fai


Fitchburg-Leominster Terrorbots in final tune-up for competition

LEOMINSTER -- It was crunch time on Tuesday for Team Terrorbots 3623, a group of local students and members of the Boys and Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster who are preparing to take part in the First Robotics Competition next month.


Man accused of raping boy in Massachusetts found guilty of illegal reentry

A Guatemalan national pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston to illegally reentering the United States after deportation. Octaviano Boche, 36, pleaded guilty to one count of illegal reentry of a previously deported alien. U.S. District Court Judge Leo T. Sorokin scheduled sentencing for


Robert Kraft Donated $100,000 To A Massachusetts Anti-Sex Trafficking Group In 2015

Before he was charged with two counts of soliciting prosecution in Florida, Robert Kraft was just Robert Kraft. That is, he is one of the most powerful men in America’s richest professional sport and the owner of a team that has strung together arguably the greatest dynasty in that sport’s history,


Massachusetts Brothers Charged With Child Rape

Two Massachusetts brothers were arrested Thursday morning and charged with the rape of a child. Massachusetts State Police said two teams simultaneously arrested 34-year-old Dennis Orellana of Westborough and 26-year-old Hilin Orellana at their apartments before dawn Thursday.


Ex-bank teller pleads guilty to stealing from customers

WORCESTER — A former teller at the Athol Savings Bank pleaded guilty to stealing more than $100,000 from several customers, including some in their 80s. The Telegram & Gazette reports that 35-year-old Jessica Vargas of Athol pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court to bank fraud and bank embe


Fitchburg's Restoration Recovery Center to offer options and tools to fight addiction

FITCHBURG — It is hard to move forward in recovery from addiction. Though 12-step programs may keep ones feet on the path for a time, there are no tools to help build a strong recovery platform.


Summer groundbreaking eyed for Fitchburg City Hall project

FITCHBURG -- With an approved site plan, the City Hall project is closer to starting construction to return municipal offices to Main Street. Representatives from Icon Architecture of Boston, the designer, and Bohler Engineering that are working on the project went before the Planning Board Tuesday


Worcester Man Among 4 Arrested After Stolen Car Chase

Four people were arrested by Massachusetts State Police [MSP] troopers on Friday afternoon following the pursuit of a stolen motor vehicle on Rt-93 southbound in Boston. Ivan Cruz-Ortega, 20, of Worcester, was among the four arrested.


National Weather Service issues Winter Weather Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Hampshire, Hampden and Worcester counties overnight. The advisory will remain in effect from 1 a.m. Sunday morning to about 6 a.m.


Record-breaking Fitchburg relay team shares family bonds

FITCHBURG -- The Fitchburg High School girls' 4x200-meter indoor relay team has been a force on the track this winter. There's been a league championship at the relays, a fourth-place finish in districts and a fourth at the MIAA Division 2 state qualifier on Feb. 15 to qualify for Saturday's all-sta


The 10 Coolest Finds on Craigslist this Week in Worcester County

Everyone loves a good “find.” Over its many years of existence, Craigslist.com has become a great place to find unique and rare items from individual sellers in your local area.


Airport hopes for smooth landing on runway plan

FITCHBURG -- A plan to rebuild one of the Fitchburg Municipal Airport's runways and close another will save money and increase the amount of land the airport can lease for development.


Transit boards have a lot riding on state funding

Local regional transit authorities envision big plans for the future, but struggle to make ends meet. Local regional transit authorities are joining the fight in pushing for greater funding, as state officials continue to work on the fiscal 2020 budget.