Southbridge EOC works to ‘flatten the curve’ of COVID-19

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Local officials outline coronavirus precautions, modifications 📸 Screenshot from Facebook Live video hosted by Southbridge Police Department on Tuesday, March 24. SOUTHBRIDGE — Collaborative efforts are underway to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus while maintaining necessary services in the community. Town Councilor David Adams and Police Chief Shane […]

Southbridge Schools start meals program during closure

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Student medicines to be retrieved no later than Thursday 📸 The Citizen Chronicle file photo SOUTHBRIDGE — With more than 68 percent of its students classified as economically disadvantaged, providing for the needs of the student body has been an important challenge for local school officials during the COVID-19 closure. […]

Untangling MCAS in Southbridge

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📷 Jeffrey Villar, Ph.D. Receiver of Southbridge Schools. Photo by Helen Boyle By Sarah Champagne, Managing Editor SOUTHBRIDGE – With the recent release of MCAS scores and accountability results for school districts in Massachusetts, familiar questions about the value of the test, or its potential disservice to students as claimed by […]

Soldier Surprises His Sister At Eastford Road School

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📷 Rylee Mongeon, 5, of Southbridge greets her brother Zachary Gendreau, who surprised her at Eastford Road School after completing Army basic training. Rylee did not know that her brother was back home. By Sarah Champagne, Managing Editor SOUTHBRIDGE – It was an ordinary day for Ryleee Mongeon, age 5 of […]

Fresh Summer Meals Served to Kids in Southbridge

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📷 David Fantaroni, Chef Manager and Ellen Finelli, Food Service Director, pictured with the new school food service delivery van. Anjolina Fantaroni photo. By Anjolina Fantaroni, Correspondent SOUTHBRIDGE – While the Southbridge Summer Feeding Program is in full swing, kids can enjoy a healthy lunch served free of charge.  This is […]