Southbridge Town Council Candiates Debate Local Issues

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Ten candidates for town council and one unopposed candidate for School Committee presented their views to Southbridge voters at town hall May 31. The “round-robin” style event was co-organized by the Southbridge Republican and Democratic town committees. Bob Chernisky introduced the event by commenting on the cooperative activities of the […]

Southbridge councilors joust over funding language

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Substance abuse program money gets a second vote By Shaun Moriarty Citizen Chronicle Writer Shaun@TheCitizenChronicle.com SOUTHBRIDGE — Intentions were questioned, definitions were debated, and amendments were offered in an acrimonious discussion related to a proposed substance abuse program. During Monday night’s Town Council meeting, councilors sparred over the language surrounding […]

Southbridge Town Council Candidate: Esteban Carrasco, Jr.

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Esteban Carrasco, Jr. Candidate for one-year term on the Southbridge Town Council Esteban Carrasco, Jr., is a 36-year-old minister and employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He first ran for and won a three-year seat on the Town Council in 2013, garnering 1,144 votes — more than any other candidate […]

Councilors contest Chairwoman Clemence’s call for contractual counsel consultation

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Town Manager pact to be discussed with labor attorney By Kaitlin Servant Citizen Chronicle Writer SOUTHBRIDGE — A vote to authorize Town Council leadership to seek legal counsel relative to the town manager’s contract resulted in flared tempers, departures, and a 5-0 affirmative vote. In a roughly two hour meeting, […]

Southbridge awarded $234,972 riverside park grant

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By Shaun Moriarty and Erick Nordby Citizen Chronicle Writers shaun@thecitizenchronicle.com SOUTHBRIDGE — Officials expressed pleasure after receiving word from the Governor’s office that a large grant for a riverside park has been awarded to the Town. The Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) announced on Friday that Southbridge […]