Untited Lens Granted TIF Agreement

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By Sarah Champagne, Managing Editor SOUTHBRIDGE – Town Council approved a tax increment financing agreement (TIF) for United Lens Monday, Oct. 29. The agreement pertains to a $15 million upgrade to the manufacturer’s facility located at 259 Worcester Street. That amount will be used to build a central utility building […]

Baker to Vote Against Question One, Mentions Harrington Healtcare in Interview on the Ballot Question

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Editor’s note: The following item comes from The State House News Service. In this item by Matt Murphy, Governor Charlie Baker mentions Harrington Memorial Hospital in his discussion of Question 1 (nurse staffing ratios) and his decision to vote against the ballot item. The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission was asked […]

Harrington Healthcare CEO Responds to Closure Rumors, Question 1 Concerns

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📷 Ed Moore, President and CEO, Harrington Healthcare System. Courtesy Harrington Healthcare System. By Sarah Champagne, Managing Editor Question One on November’s ballot, regarding nursing to patient staffing ratios, has brought about a robust debate, with both sides providing arguments and pleas to either vote in favor or against the proposed […]

Governor Charlie Baker Visits Harrington Hospital, Dexter Russell

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📷 Governor Charlie Baker visits Harrington Hospital in Southbridge for the groundbreaking ceremony of the hospital’s emergency room renovation project. Sarah Champagne photo By Sarah Champagne, Managing Editor SOUTHBRIDGE – A scheduled groundbreaking ceremony for the emergency room renovation at Harrington Hospital was met with a steady rainfall Tuesday, Sept. 25, so […]

United Way Coordinates Local Volunteers for Day of Caring

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📷 Volunteers from The Center of Hope lay mulch and weed the playground at Morris Street Field. L-R: Ken LaHue, Byrant Chaffee, Matt Lasorsa, Ben Peristere and Kerri Fairbrother UPDATE/CORRECTION: A previous version of this story incorrectly identified Kerri Fairbrother as “Kelly Fairbanks.” SOUTHBRIDGE/STURBRIDGE/CHARLTON – The United Way Day of Caring […]