Local woman killed in three alarm blaze in Southbridge

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Fire chief cites ‘hoarding conditions’ as factor in unsuccessful rescue attempt 📷 Helen Boyle file photo for The Citizen Chronicle SOUTHBRIDGE — A local woman was killed on Thursday morning as firefighters were unable to rescue her from a three-alarm fire, due in part to “hoarding conditions” in the home. […]

Early urges drivers to keep ‘Eyes Up, Phones Down’

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Worcester program comes days before enforcement of new handheld law WORCESTER — A public safety awareness campaign launched Tuesday that encourages residents to avoid both distracted driving and distracted walking in order to reduce motor vehicle crashes and increase pedestrian safety. “Eyes Up, Phones Down Worcester” was created by a partnership […]

District Attorney tackles drugs, vaping and mental health with students

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About 300 students attend Student Wellness Conference PAXTON — Hundreds of middle and high school students from across Worcester County learned about the dangers of drugs, got more facts about tobacco and vaping, and heard a personal story of mental illness at District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.’s 10th annual […]

Congressman McGovern to headline North Brookfield Community BBQ

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Democrats to host event at Misty View Farm NORTH BROOKFIELD — The North Brookfield Democratic Town Committee is gearing up to host its first annual Community BBQ to benefit the NB DTC Lucy Stone Memorial Scholarship. The festivities will be taking place on Saturday, June 30 from 12 – 3 p.m. […]

Investigators seek public’s help in Bermudez homicides

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Plastic yellow fuel can sought by authorities By Shaun Moriarty Citizen Chronicle Writer shaun@thecitizenchronicle.com WEST BROOKFIELD — Police are asking for the public’s help in the investigation into the homicides of a mother and her three young children, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. The District […]