Southbridge has lost four lives to coronavirus

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More than 62,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases across Commonwealth SOUTHBRIDGE — The most recent data released by local and state officials show more than 3,500 individuals across Massachusetts have died as a result of COVID-19, including four locally. The Town of Southbridge confirmed through its daily update from its Emergency Operation […]

Memorial Day parade canceled in Southbridge

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Honor Roll Monument ceremony to be livestreamed, public asked to stay home 📸 James Sottile speaks as part of the 2019 Memorial Day observances in Southbridge. Moriarty Photography file photo for The Citizen Chronicle. SOUTHBRIDGE — Memorial Day observances will be significantly different this year compared to tradition due to […]

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance made available

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Self-employed, independent contractors eligible for help Pandemic Unemployment Assistance is now available from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for workers not traditionally eligible for unemployment benefits. Those members of the workforce may include the self-employed, independent contractors, workers with limited work history, and more. To be eligible for the Pandemic Unemployment […]

The Last Green Valley Continues Annual Clean Up Funds Grant in 2020

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REGION – To honor the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) wants to remind municipalities and non-profit organizations that cleanup funds are available. While social distancing is limiting group cleanups, municipalities and non-profits can continue to plan cleanups that meet the guidelines of social distancing. The […]

Facemask Challenge helps raise $5M for Worcester Together

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Fletcher Foundation, Martha Pappas donations lead COVID-19 fundraising effort 📸 Kathy Rodriguez file photo for The Citizen Chronicle. Face mask made locally by Yolanda Hatzidis. WORCESTER — The Worcester Together: Central Mass COVID-19 Fund announced today that it reached a new milestone of $5 million in donations raised. The fund, […]