Area educators applauded in nominations for Teacher of the Year

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The Citizen Chronicle will announce two winners on Wednesday morning Last week, The Citizen Chronicle put out a call for locals to nominate teachers from across the area to be recognized as the Teacher of the Year. The response was strong and a great reminder of the impact teachers have […]

Athletes Yearn for Fall Sports

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Samantha Zannotti is a rising senior at Shepherd Hill Regional High School. She writes for the Shepherd Hill Regional High School newspaper, the Hill TelegRam. Zannotti writes here about how the loss of the spring sports season affected different high school athletes and how they have overcome this challenge.  📸 The Citizen Chronicle […]

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 […]

Fire chiefs take gloves off in COVID-19 precaution debate

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Masks effective, but average citizen may spread virus more with gloves 📸 Kathy Rodriguez photos for The Citizen Chronicle. Many people have been taking various precautions against the coronavirus, but some officials say the average citizen may be doing more harm than good. While area fire chiefs unanimously supported social […]

Dudley officials prepare for expected COVID-19 ‘rough patch’

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Purcell warns local numbers ‘can turn bad really quick’ 📸 Screenshot of Dudley Board of Selectmen video conference meeting of April 9, 2020. DUDLEY — Local officials said this town has fared relatively well thus far in slowing the spread of COVID-19, but warned that could change drastically in coming […]