The Life of Photographer Wiliam Bullard

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By Frank Morrill, special to The Citizen Chronicle Featured photograph, above: William Bullard, his cousin Connie and his grandmother Sarah. ca. 1915. Courtesy Frank Morrill, Clark University and Worcester Art Museum William Stewart Bullard was born on October 12, 1876 at 53 Plymouth Street in Worcester, Massachusetts to Charles E. […]

Rare Historical Photos, Unique in U.S., to Visit Southbridge

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By Sarah Champagne, Managing Editor Featured photograph, above: David T. Oswell, ca. 1900. Photographed by William Bullard. Courtesy Frank Morrill, Clark University and Worcester Art Museum. SOUTHBRIDGE – A collection of rare historical photographs of African Americans in Worcester at the turn of the 20th century will visit Southbridge for […]

Sacred Heart Sold, Flea Market to Close Monday

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📷 L-R: Madlyn Berthiaume, Laura Morrill, Pauline Beaudry and Sue Yvon volunteer at Sacred Heart flea market. By Sarah Champagne, Managing Editor SOUTHBRIDGE – The Sacred Heart Flea Market, a longtime staple in Southbridge, will close permanently Monday, Oct. 29. The large multiple-room indoor flea market has operated in a building of the former […]

Meeting Ted Kennedy – Twice

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📷 A framed photograph which hangs in Mike Trombley’s Veterans’ Agent office in Southbridge of the first time he met Ted Kennedy. In the tumultuous late 60s and the optimistic early 90s, Ted Kennedy’s visits to Southbridge led to unexpected interactions for Southbridge Veterans’ Agent Mike Trombley. By Sarah Champagne, Managing […]

Selected Quotes From FĂ©lix Gatineau About Life in Southbridge

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📷 A statue in memory of FĂ©lix Gatineau stands at South and Main Streets in Southbridge. Helen Boyle Valentino photograph. Sarah Champagne, Managing Editor In celebration of the release of FĂ©lix Gatineau’s History of the Franco Americans of Southbridge in English translation, here are some selected quotes from the book that […]