QCC community donates supplies to area hospitals, healthcare facilities

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Harrington Hospital among recipients of donations WORCESTER — As the Coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis deepens, Quinsigamond Community College faculty, staff, students and alumni have come together to assist area hospitals and healthcare facilities. The College’s science department recently donated 45 cases of nitrile gloves to Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). “This totals […]

Administration, educators pledge support for SEBRSD students

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Superintendent, teachers’ union issue joint statement SPENCER — The administration and local teachers’ union have reasserted their commitment to support students and families during the COVID-19 school closures, according to a joint statement released Monday. Spencer-East Brookfield Regional Superintendent of Schools Paul Haughey and Peter Bogren, president of the Spencer-East […]

Local districts react to extended school closure

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Meal plans continue in many districts 📷 The Citizen Chronicle file photo Area superintendents, principals, and teachers were learning along with the general public this afternoon that all schools across the state would remain closed until at least May 4. On Wednesday afternoon, Governor Charlie Baker and Department of Elementary […]

Massachusetts schools to remain closed another month

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Schools shuttered until at least May 4 due to COVID-19 pandemic 📷 Screenshot of Gov. Baker press conference with DESE Commissioner Riley on March 25, 2020. BOSTON — Schools across the Commonwealth will remain closed until at least May 4 and the fate of the MCAS test remains up in […]

Southbridge EOC works to ‘flatten the curve’ of COVID-19

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Local officials outline coronavirus precautions, modifications 📸 Screenshot from Facebook Live video hosted by Southbridge Police Department on Tuesday, March 24. SOUTHBRIDGE — Collaborative efforts are underway to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus while maintaining necessary services in the community. Town Councilor David Adams and Police Chief Shane […]