Palmer first responders receive PPE

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McNutt: Palmer is ‘Stronger together’ 📸 Courtesy photo PALMER — The local battle against COVID-19 has become a little bit safer for first responders after acquiring more personal protective equipment (PPE). The Town received 2,000 pairs of gloves, 125 Tyvek suits, masks, and a supply of 31 gallons of hand […]

Dudley officials prepare for expected COVID-19 ‘rough patch’

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Purcell warns local numbers ‘can turn bad really quick’ 📸 Screenshot of Dudley Board of Selectmen video conference meeting of April 9, 2020. DUDLEY — Local officials said this town has fared relatively well thus far in slowing the spread of COVID-19, but warned that could change drastically in coming […]

Oxford’s COVID-19 count increased to 10 confirmed

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Callahan warns of anticipated surge in confirmed cases OXFORD — Local officials are preparing for an expected surge in the spread of the coronavirus as two more residents have received positive tests for COVID-19. There are now 10 Oxford residents who have been confirmed positive for COVID-19, according to a […]

Southbridge reports 23 confirmed COVID-19 cases

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Police warn locals of coronavirus-related scam artists 📸 Screenshot of livestreamed briefing from Southbridge Emergency Operations Center on April 9, 2020. SOUTHBRIDGE — There have been 23 positive COVID-19 tests of local residents, as well as one death, in this town, local officials announced on Thursday afternoon. Southbridge Police Chief […]

Selectmen debate tracking of employee remote work

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Singer: two residents questioned, ‘complained’ about town employees’ work from home 📸 Charlton Board of Selectmen Chairman David Singer speaks during Charlton Board of Selectmen video conference meeting of April 7, 2020. CHARLTON — A need for fiduciary transparency or a case of micromanagement? That was the question tossed about […]