Southbridge announces virtual graduation, student protest reportedly planned

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Grads to receive diploma in person, online event to follow for community 📸 Southbridge High School Principal Patrick Danby announced graduation plans in a video posted on the Southbridge Public Schools Facebook page on Thursday morning. SOUTHBRIDGE — Plans for a “peaceful parade/protest” have appeared on social media, reportedly in […]

Memorial Day to be honored in windows, on doors in Palmer

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Traditional parade halted by COVID-19 pandemic 📸The Citizen Chronicle file photo. PALMER — While people may not be able to physically gather to remember those who gave their lives for their country, locals will gather displays of their patriotism this Memorial Day. The Town of Palmer Veterans Service Department is […]

Pan-Mass Challenge shifts to virtual space amid COVID-19 concerns

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‘Reimagined PMC’ set for August 1 📸 Pan-Mass Challenge photo STURBRIDGE — Every August this town sees an influx of visitors rolling in, and then out, on two wheels as the starting point for the Pan-Mass Challenge. This summer will be a bit different. The Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC), a bike-a-thon that raises more […]

Monson Summerfest, fireworks to be canceled

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Committee scraps events due to ‘very real threat’ of COVID-19 📸 Monson Summerfest 2019 photos from Monson Summerfest, Inc. MONSON — An annual summer tradition will be taking a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers announced Friday. The Monson Summerfest committee has voted to suspend all of the […]

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 […]