Southbridge Town Council Approves New Payroll and Accounting System

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SOUTHBRIDGE –  In the first town council meeting with the new chair and vice chair selections settled, the council settled various items of business including an update to the town’s payroll and accounting system and a tax increment financing (TIF) agreement with Hardline Treat Heating, Inc as well as the […]

Steeves wins Vice Chair on Southbridge Town Council

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SOUTHBRIDGE – In an unexpected vote at the end of a three-hour town council meeting, Councilor Gus Steeves was elected as vice chair of the Southbridge town council. It initially seemed that in the third meeting of the newly configured town council since the June elections that the council would remain […]

Southbridge Town Council Delays Vote on Vice Chair

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📷 Newly elected Southbridge Town Council Chair Jack Jovan and Town Manager Ron San Angelo By Sarah Champagne SOUTHBRIDGE – The newly configured town council has not yet chosen a vice chairman despite two meetings since new or re-elected members were sworn in. The council originally held a vote to elect […]

Forklift payment dredges up charter debate

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Southbridge officials want clarity from Town Council By Shaun Moriarty Citizen Chronicle Writer shaun@thecitizenchronicle.com SOUTHBRIDGE — A contentious two-and-a-half-hour meeting this week featured finger-pointing, three town councilors leaving part way through discussions, and department heads unsure what fund-transfer procedures to follow going forward. The Town Council’s Department of Public Works […]

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 […]