Southbridge has lost four lives to coronavirus

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More than 62,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases across Commonwealth SOUTHBRIDGE — The most recent data released by local and state officials show more than 3,500 individuals across Massachusetts have died as a result of COVID-19, including four locally. The Town of Southbridge confirmed through its daily update from its Emergency Operation […]

Blade-wielding man apprehended at gunpoint

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Jablonski has history of combative behavior with local police 📸Brimfield Police Department photo BRIMFIELD — An unusual type of standoff occurred in this quiet town on Friday, as a police officer drew his firearm as part of an effort to disarm a man with a samurai-style sword. The Brimfield Police […]

First of thrice-annual Brimfield Flea Markets cancelled

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Selectmen: ‘unwise’ to allow ‘influx of thousands’ into town amid COVID-19 📸 Ryan Servant file photo for The Citizen Chronicle. BRIMFIELD — As the number of COVID-19 cases continue to rapidly climb, local officials have cancelled the May edition of what is billed as America’s oldest outdoor antiques flea market. […]

Skowyra takes helm of Hitchcock Free Academy

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Brimfield resident has familial connections to local institution 📸 Hitchcock Free Academy’s retired executive director Sue Gregory and the new executive director Cynthia Skowyra. (Courtesy photo) BRIMFIELD — The Trustees of Hitchcock Free Academy announced the hiring of Cynthia Skowyra as the new Executive Director of the Academy.  Skowyra takes […]

Trailer fire shuts down right lane on Pike eastbound

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Blaze battled near town line of Brimfield, Warren BRIMFIELD/WARREN — A trailer fire shut down the right lane on a portion of the Massachusetts Turnpike on Friday morning. The Massachusetts State Police reported around 8:44 a.m. that the right lane of the Mass Pike eastbound was closed near the Brimfield […]