Six Oxford residents, one cop positive for COVID-19

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Police officers being tested as precautionary measure OXFORD — There are now a half-dozen confirmed cases of COVID-19 in this town, as well as a police officer who resides in another community. Officers working the same shift as the affected officer are being tested as a precaution, while the police […]

COVID-19 confirmed in Oxford

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Vigilance to be a ‘marathon’ effort 📷 The Citizen Chronicle file photo OXFORD — The spread of coronavirus has reached this town with confirmation that one resident has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the local and state officials. Town Manager Jennifer Callahan announced Wednesday afternoon the Town was notified […]

Men in blue to walk for kids with cancer

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Area police chiefs lacing up for Jimmy Fund Walk 📸 Shaun Moriarty file photo BOSTON — A group of current and former police chiefs from southern Worcester County will be hitting the streets, not in the fight against crime but rather the fight against pediatric cancer. Dudley Police Chief Steve […]

911 text option already paying dividends

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Local officials note calling 911 remains best option in most cases By Hope RudzinskiCitizen Chronicle Intern “Call if you can; text if you can’t.” That’s the new motto sweeping across Massachusetts police stations, with respect to the new 911 texting system, which went into effect in December. Texting? You read that right. […]