Southbridge Nearing Completion of Zoning Overhaul

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By Sarah Champagne, Managing Editor SOUTHBRIDGE – Southbridge has almost completed a yearlong process of reviewing and updating town zoning bylaws, with a hearing of the Planning and Board a scheduled for Oct. 3. The revisions to the zoning bylaws are expected to make the bylaws document easier to navigate. […]

Historic Bullard Photos Tell Thousands of Stories

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📷   Angeline Perkins and her children Nellie and William. Photographed by William Bullard. ca. 1900. Courtesy Frank Morrill, Clark University and Worcester Art Museum By Sarah Champagne, Managing Editor SOUTHBRIDGE – The Southbridge Historical Society hosted Frank Morrill in a presentation on the photography of William Bullard Wednesday, Sept. 12. […]

Community Food Collaborative Wraps Up First Season in Sturbridge

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📷L-R, Jim Waddick, Joe Coan, Roberta Watson, Bill Pioppi and Ron Delage gather near the Sturbridge Community Food Collaborative garden. By Sarah Champagne, Managing Editor SOUTHBRIDGE – The Head Cabbage, Beet Guy, and Mr. Potato gathered Monday, Sept. 10 to discuss their successful first year at Sturbridge’s Community Food Collaborative, […]

First Annual Old Sturbridge Academy Ox Trot 5k a Success

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📷 Old Sturbridge Academy students Colton Zwirko, Caleb Lindsey, Asher Zwirko and Sawyer Blinn prepare to give medals to runners crossing the finish line. Sarah Champagne photo. STURBRIDGE- Old Sturbridge Academy had great weather for its first annual Ox Trot 5k fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 8, avoiding rain or extreme temperatures. Organizers […]

Southbridge Town Council Approves Medical Marijuana Zoning Bylaw

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📷 Helen Boyle Valentino photo By Sarah Champagne, Managing Editor At the town council meeting of Sept. 10, Southbridge town council approved a zoning bylaw that regulates the conditions under which medical marijuana dispensaries or cultivation centers could operate in town. The meeting also featured a presentation by Bob Patton and […]