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Two-alarm fire on Alger Street in Winchendon

Firefighters respond to a two-alarm fire on Alger Street in Winchendon overnight. Check back with thegardnernews.com for more on this story. [Courtesy photo by Bryan Favreau]


Winchendon Senior Center holds annual Valentine Cake Auction

WINCHENDON – The cakes were tremendous and the bidding a tad competitive as the Senior Center held its 9th annual Valentine Cake Auction and invited all to join in the fun. There were all kinds of cakes and treats available for auction to the highest bidder. There was banana nut with chocolate chip


Keene man arrested on felony drug-dealing charges

Keene police arrested a local man Thursday night on felony charges related to selling heroin, fentanyl and cocaine, according to a news release from the department. Seamus Spendley, 24, of Keene is charged with two counts of selling heroin/fentanyl, one count of selling cocaine, and one count of pos


Musical petting zoo coming to the Beals Library

WINCHENDON — Children and families have the opportunity to experience what it’s like to hold a violin bow or try a clarinet. Through this hands-on program visitors can touch, hear and play many instruments and be introduced to the world of music, at the Beals Memorial Library, on Wednesday, Feb. 20


Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger campaign generates 383 cases of food worth $7,700 for Worcester County Food Bank

WORCESTER — Hannaford Supermarkets and its customers donated 383 cases of food valued at $7,700 to the Worcester County Food Bank as part of a hunger relief campaign that produced $1.1 million in nutritious food and cash to food banks and pantries throughout the Northeast.


Man Rescued By Police After His Snowmobile Breaks Through Ice On Winchendon Pond

WINCHENDON (CBS) — Police in Winchendon were able to rescue a man from a freezing pond after his snowmobile broke through the ice early Saturday morning. Officers received the 911 call around 2 a.m. and responded to Whitney’s Pond based on the GPS location given in the call.


Massachusetts teen who died in weekend snowmobile crash ID’d

Authorities on Sunday identified the teenager who died this weekend after a snowmobile crash in Maine. Troy Marden, 17, a varsity football player in Amesbury, Mass., failed to “negotiate a corner” and struck a snowbank, the Maine Warden Service said, according to MassLive.com. He was reportedly ejec


A dog went missing in Massachusetts 8 months ago. Then he turned up 175 miles away in Maine.

No one will ever know how Kaiser, a 5-year-old king shepherd, made his way from Ashby, Massachusetts, to South Paris over the past eight months, but Tom Wollcott and his two small children don’t really care. They’re just enjoying their first weekend back together again.


Warnings, advisories in effect as lingering snow showers remain in Massachusetts

BOSTON (WHDH) - Commuters working on Presidents Day had to deal with slippery driving conditions as several inches of snow fell in Massachusetts Monday morning. Flakes began falling late Sunday night, with the steadiest snowfall ending by midday.


Massachusetts high school football player, 17, among 2 dead in Maine snowmobile accidents

A Massachusetts school community is grieving Monday after news emerged that Troy Marden – a 17-year-old varsity football player – was one of two victims in a pair of fatal snowmobile accidents in Maine over the weekend.


Anonymous tip leads to cocaine bust on Valentine's Day in Winchendon

WINCHENDON – Acting on an anonymous tip, police arrested a Fitzwilliam man on cocaine distribution charges on Valentine's Day. Douglas Duteau, 54, of Fitzwilliam was arrested by Winchendon police Thursday about 10 p.m. on an outstanding warrant as well as charges of possession with intent to distrib


Anthony Weiner released from prison in Massachusetts

Disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner was released from federal prison in Massachusetts. He is now under the watch of a reentry program in Brooklyn, New York, according to prison records.


14-month-old boy from Massachusetts located in Mexico, reunited with mother a month after father kidnapped him, police say

A mother was reunited with her 14-month-old son Sunday night a month after the child was kidnapped by his father and taken to Mexico, Lowell police said. Fillemom De Lima, a 37-year-old Lawrence man, was caught in Mexico after authorities tracked him to Mexico City. Lowell police and the FBI located


Fitchburg Man Arrested for Illegal Possession of Gun

A Fitchburg man was arrested by Massachusetts State Police during a routine car stop for illegal possession of a gun. Roberto Mojica, 22, was arrested and charged with illegal possession of a firearm, improper storage of a firearm, carrying a dangerous weapon, possession of ammunition without an FID


Massachusetts MAGA, Trump supporters see familiar pattern in Smollett fallout

Actor Jussie Smollett’s claims that Trump fans targeted him with a brutal hate crime continued to fall apart over the weekend — and local MAGA supporters say they’re sick and tired of everyone jumping at every chance to smear them as a bunch of racists.


Police: Young girl injured in Marlborough sledding accident

MARLBOROUGH — A young girl was airlifted to a hospital after a sledding accident Sunday. Just after noon, police and medical technicians responded to a hilly field on Horse Hill Road.


Wintry storm moves through Massachusetts, could drop up to 6 inches of snow on Boston

Snow began early Monday morning and fell steadily across Massachusetts overnight, coating southern New England and likely to eventually result in 3-6 inches of accumulation by the end of the day. Forecasters expect the snow to mix with periods of freezing rain and sleet all day, making for messy roa


Overlooked Orleans: Medina native was part of famous 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry

MEDINA — Isaac Hawkins represents a significant tale in the progression of the involvement of black soldiers in the Union Army during the Civil War. The son of Richard and Caroline Hawkins, Isaac was born at Medina in 1843. As indicated by early census records, Richard was a grocer who was enumerate


Snowfall amounts around western Massachusetts

(WWLP) - A winter storm brought some snow to western Massachusetts overnight Sunday into Monday morning. You can send us your snowfall amounts at reportit@wwlp.com.


Hosts wanted for Massachusetts Avenue Project's market on wheels

Buffalo's Massachusetts Avenue Project wants community partners like local nonprofit organizations and businesses to host the Growing Green Mobile Market for the 2019 season. The mobile market is a farm stand on wheels, providing produce to neighborhoods which have limited access to fresh, affordabl