Local 911 services impacted by nationwide outage

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Restoration announced, but problems remain ‘sporadic’ REGION — Public safety officials have fielded a litany of inquiries as a critical outage has prevented the successful completion of phone calls to 911 on Friday due to technical problems. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) reported Friday afternoon that 911 service has […]

Fortunate timing helps save lives in Southbridge blaze

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Center of Hope staffers aid woman, children at West Street fire By Citizen Chronicle writers editor@TheCitizenChronicle.com SOUTHBRIDGE — A serendipitous decision may have saved lives Thursday afternoon in the three-alarm fire on West Street. A trio of executives from the Center of Hope were making an impromptu visit to their […]

Tractor trailer truck burns in Monday morning accident

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SFD: Driver escapes accident, blaze without injury STURBRIDGE — A truck driver managed to escape injury after an accident on Interstate 84 resulted in the trailer tractor unit’s cabin becoming fully engulfed in flames on Monday morning. A tractor trailer bearing the National Freight logo crashed at shortly before 7 […]