Heroin found on Millbury man arrested on warrant

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Crespo allegedly had 16 grams of drug hidden ‘in his groin area’ 📸 Webster Police Department photos WEBSTER — A Millbury man with an active arrest warrant is now facing new charges after law enforcement affirms he was allegedly carrying 16 grams of heroin at the time of arrest. Uriel […]

Local woman killed in three alarm blaze in Southbridge

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Fire chief cites ‘hoarding conditions’ as factor in unsuccessful rescue attempt 📷 Helen Boyle file photo for The Citizen Chronicle SOUTHBRIDGE — A local woman was killed on Thursday morning as firefighters were unable to rescue her from a three-alarm fire, due in part to “hoarding conditions” in the home. […]

Southbridge man arrested in connection with drive-by shooting

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Cruz allegedly behind incident on Whitetail Circle 📸 Southbridge Police Department photo SOUTHBRIDGE — A Violet Avenue man has been arrested for his role in a drive-by shooting that occurred last month. The Southbridge Police Department announced on Wednesday that the arrest of Walter Cruz, 37, took place on Friday, […]

Newton teen killed in crash on I-84

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Victim was lone occupant in single-vehicle fatality STURBRIDGE — A 16-year-old boy from Newton was killed in a single-vehicle crash last Monday night, according to the Massachusetts State Police. According to a State Police press release, the report of the crash on Interstate 84 eastbound was received in the Sturbridge […]

DCRSD eyes work to improve ventilation at Heritage School

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Current ‘closed air systems’ deemed ‘not appropriate’ during pandemic CHARLTON — An assessment of ventilation and HVAC systems in local school buildings have been largely positive, though Heritage School’s library media center and offices did not fare as well. Dudley-Charlton Regional Schools Superintendent Steven M. Lamarche released an open letter […]