Southbridge puts money into fight against substance abuse

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Council action adds more outreach and tip411 app to plan By David Koran and Erick Nordby Citizen Chronicle Writers editor@TheCitizenChronicle.com SOUTHBRIDGE — Over the last five years, the number of local deaths related to opioid overdose has more than tripled, following a larger trend playing out across the nation. Town […]

Southbridge councilors joust over funding language

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Substance abuse program money gets a second vote By Shaun Moriarty Citizen Chronicle Writer Shaun@TheCitizenChronicle.com SOUTHBRIDGE — Intentions were questioned, definitions were debated, and amendments were offered in an acrimonious discussion related to a proposed substance abuse program. During Monday night’s Town Council meeting, councilors sparred over the language surrounding […]

Spiewak wins seat on Charlton Board of Selectmen

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Terry defeats Bitar, Laferriere for school board post CHARLTON — Karen Spiewak and Jamie Terry were the big winners on Election Day. Spiewak was elected to a three-year term on the Board of Selectmen with nearly 59 percent of votes cast in a race with Lucas Stevens, whom she defeated […]

Ryan withdraws candidacy in Town Council race

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Ryan to remain on School Committee, “where my heart truly lies” By Citizen Chronicle Writers SOUTHBRIDGE — What may still prove to be a crowded field of candidates for Town Council is down to one candidate for each seat after Jacquelyn Ryan notified the Town Clerk on Monday morning that […]

Town Council debates, permits Senate candidate’s introduction

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Merolli given apolitical voice in 6-1 vote of Town Council By Shaun Moriarty Citizen Chronicle Writer Shaun@TheCitizenChronicle.com SOUTHBRIDGE — State Senate candidate Tom Merolli was granted permission to introduce himself to the Town Council, but his time at the podium was not universally welcomed and there was consternation surrounding the […]