Southbridge To Hold CDBG Grant Public Hearing, Lists Proposed Grant Uses

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SOUTHBRIDGE – Residents will have access to a forum to discuss proposed projects for the 2019 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and to provide feedback on previous CDBG programs and projects. The forum will be held Wednesday, Jan. 9, at 6:30 p.m. at Southbridge Town Hall, 41 Elm Street […]

Ryan, Villar Clash Over Transparency, Right to Call Meetings

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By Sarah Champagne, Managing Editor SOUTHBRIDGE – Dr. Jeffrey Villar, receiver of Southbridge schools, sits at a meeting table in his office with pages of data from several reports and surveys on the troubled district. The data is uneven at best. It shows occasional strengths or improvements in some aspects […]

Southbridge School Committee Meets Without the Receiver to Address Bullying

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📷  School Committee Members Tanya Duval, Martena Shea, Amelia Peloquin and Chairwoman Jacquelyn Ryan attended the School Committee Meeting Tuesday night By Kaitlin Servant SOUTHBRIDGE –  Tuesday night, four members of the Southbridge School Committee met to address concerns about bullying in Southbridge Schools. The regularly scheduled meeting was canceled […]

Southbridge Town Councilor to resign

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Town Charter: No special election necessary SOUTHBRIDGE — With two years remaining in her term, Kristen Auclair announced she intends to resign from the Town Council later this month. Shortly before 5 p.m. on Sunday, December 9, Auclair took to her campaign’s Facebook page to make the announcement public, stating […]

Untited Lens Granted TIF Agreement

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By Sarah Champagne, Managing Editor SOUTHBRIDGE – Town Council approved a tax increment financing agreement (TIF) for United Lens Monday, Oct. 29. The agreement pertains to a $15 million upgrade to the manufacturer’s facility located at 259 Worcester Street. That amount will be used to build a central utility building […]