by: WWLP Digital First
STURBRIDGE, Mass. (WWLP) – The UMass Medical Center Life Flight was called to take a driver to the hospital after a motor vehicle crash in Sturbridge Wednesday.
According to the Sturbridge Police Department, at around 3:56 p.m. crews were called to a report of a car off the road on Leno Road. The driver was trapped in the vehicle with head and chest trauma. Fire crews from Sturbridge, Charlton, and Holland were called to assist.
The Charlton Fire Department was then requested for mutual aid to the town of Holland to assist with the Life Flight landing zone, according to the Holland Fire Department.
Police from Brookfield, East Brookfield Police, Warren, as well as the Massachusetts State Police were called to assist as numerous 911 calls in the Sturbridge area occurred during the Leno Road crash. According to Sturbridge Police Chief Dessert, the crews were called to the following incidents:
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HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – Two local men are facing multiple criminal charges after they allegedly showed a gun during a road rage incident in Holyoke and resisted arrest.
At 10:20 p.m. on Saturday, officers from the Holyoke Police Department were called to Homestead Avenue and Westfield Road for the road rage incident. Officers attempted to stop a vehicle matching the description given by witnesses but the driver did not stop. The vehicle sped away and the driver lost control of the vehicle on South Street.
BOSTON (SHNS) – In an increasingly diverse state, House leaders presented a map on Tuesday with new boundaries for all 160 House districts that would increase opportunities for minority candidates to win election to the Legislature by creating four new incumbent-free districts centered in Chelsea, Brockton, Lawrence and Framingham and increasing the number of districts with a majority-minority population by 13 beginning with the 2022 elections.
The new maps also would mostly avoid pitting incumbents against one another next year, with caveats in place in all four instances of two incumbents being paired in the same district, including one retirement – Rep. Elizabeth Malia – and two examples of House lawmakers awaiting confirmation to federal appointments within the Biden administration.
BOSTON (SHNS) – Most members of the Massachusetts Senate would see their constituency shift under a draft redistricting map that would craft two new districts where non-white residents outnumber white residents.
The map that Senate Democrats unveiled on Tuesday would avoid pitting any sitting senators against one another in a chamber where Republicans hold just three seats currently, and it further shifts the state’s political center of gravity eastward in response to population trends highlighted in the 2020 U.S. Census.