MassPike building closed after positive COVID-19 case

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Patient employed in Charlton, not a resident of town CHARLTON — Several employees of a local Mass Pike service station are quarantined after a co-worker has tested positive for COVID-19, with the facility in which they work being temporarily closed. Charlton Town Administrator Andrew Golas said a maintenance worker based […]

Three firefighters quarantined after exposure to COVID-19 patient

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Charlton Fire Department to take further precautions 📸 The Citizen Chronicle file photo CHARLTON — Three members of the Charlton Fire Department have been placed in quarantine after being exposed to a patient who has tested positively for the coronavirus. The Charlton Fire Department announced the measures being taken on […]

Charlton home suffers ‘significant’ damage in fire

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Electrical inspector involved in investigation of two-alarm blaze 📸 Todd Carlson photos CHARLTON — Firefighters from multiple communities knocked down a two-alarm blaze on Route 169 on Friday night. According to a statement released by the Charlton Fire Department, the homeowner of 336 Southbridge Road reported “he had smoke and […]

Crews battle three-alarm blaze on Marcy Street

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No injuries as firefighters knock down fire on hot, humid evening 📸 Dudley Fire Department photo of fire at 164 Marcy Street in Southbridge. SOUTHBRIDGE — Occupants of a century-old multi-family home escaped a three-alarm fire that brought dozens of area firefighters early Wednesday evening. Southbridge Fire Chief Paul Normandin […]

Charlton Fire Captain honored by American Heart Association

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Barton named EMS Provider of the Year 📸 Courtesy photo WORCESTER — The EMS Provider of the Year Award honors exceptional acts and service by Central Massachusetts EMS providers both on and off duty. This year, the American Heart Association awarded Rob Barton, Charlton Fire Captain and Paramedic, the 2019 […]