Protesting students lay out alternative to graduation plans

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Southbridge seniors have protested at school, town hall 📸 “Home of the Southbridge Pioneers” photo of June 2 student protest at Southbridge Town Hall. SOUTHBRIDGE — Six days and two protests after graduation plans have been announced, one local student has penned a proposal for school district officials. On Wednesday […]

Southbridge announces virtual graduation, student protest reportedly planned

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Grads to receive diploma in person, online event to follow for community 📸 Southbridge High School Principal Patrick Danby announced graduation plans in a video posted on the Southbridge Public Schools Facebook page on Thursday morning. SOUTHBRIDGE — Plans for a “peaceful parade/protest” have appeared on social media, reportedly in […]

Large capacity weaponry, drugs seized in Sturbridge arrest

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Oklahoma man taken into custody by State Police at I-84 rest area 📸 Massachusetts State Police photo STURBRIDGE — An expired registration led to the discovery of large capacity weaponry and drugs in a rest area this week. The Massachusetts State Police reports Justin G. Barron, 39, of Heavaner, Oklahoma, […]

Ballfield vandalism investigated by police in Leicester

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Tips on Rochdale Park damage sought by law enforcement 📸 Leicester Police Department photos LEICESTER — While local baseball seasons continue to sit in the clubhouse hoping for a chance for their first pitches, police are investigating another type of activity at one ballfield. The Leicester Police Department reports it has […]

68-year-old man killed in Monson car crash

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Residents tried to help victim after vehicle struck a small tree MONSON — A 68-year-old man has died after an early afternoon accident on Wood Hill Road. The Monson Police Department reported the man, whose name and town of residence was not released, was killed after his vehicle traveled off […]