Charlton has second confirmed COVID-19 case

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More than 2,400 confirmed cases statewide 📸 Department of Homeland Security graphic CHARLTON — The Department of Public Health has informed local officials of a second confirmed case of COVID-19 in this town. Town Administrator Andrew Golas announced the development on Friday afternoon in a press release. Local residents are […]

Sturbridge DPW to hold ‘Corona Virus Cleanup’

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DPW to supply collection bags, volunteers supply manpower 📷 Helen Boyle photos for The Citizen Chronicle STURBRIDGE — With so many people home due to COVID-19 self-quarantining, the Department of Public Works is hoping to tap into that manpower to help clean the town. DPW Director Butch Jackson has issued […]

Two positive COVID-19 cases confirmed in Spencer

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‘Necessary precautions’ urged for all residents SPENCER — The COVID-19 pandemic continues to make its presence felt in southern Worcester County, with two residents of this town having tested positive for the coronavirus. The Spencer Board of Health announced on Wednesday that two residents have tested positive for coronavirus, per […]

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 […]

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 […]