Pot ban up in smoke at town election

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Less than 9 percent of voters come out for election CHARLTON — By a margin of fewer than 70 votes, a zoning bylaw that would have prohibited recreational marijuana business locally was rejected at the annual town election on Saturday. The proposed bylaw failed as 628 voters cast votes to […]

Police stepping up patrols to pinch impaired drivers

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SOUTHBRIDGE — Drive sober or get pulled over. It’s more than a slogan, it’s a way of life for local police. The Southbridge Police Department announced on Friday it will increase impaired driving patrols on local roads with grant funds from the Highway Safety Division of the Executive Office of […]

Southbridge police pinch three in drug arrest

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Suboxone, cocaine, Oxycodone, marijuana taken off streets SOUTHBRIDGE — An ongoing investigation led police to three arrests and taking a variety of drugs off the streets on Tuesday night. Police arrested 21-year-old David Guzman and 21-year-old Sage Guzman, both of 46 Glenwood Avenue, and 32-year-old Robert A. Bernard Jr., of […]

Councilors burn by-law to prevent marijuana business prohibition

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Clemence “disappointed” by zoning by-law failure By Shaun Moriarty Citizen Chronicle Writer shaun@TheCitizenChronicle.com SOUTHBRIDGE — Plans to use zoning by-laws prohibit commercial dispensaries of recreational marijuana in this town have gone up in smoke. The Town Council voted 4-3 on Monday night against a proposed amendment to zoning by-laws to prohibit […]

Grafton News: 2nd medical marijuana business to appear at Selectman meeting

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A Boston-based non-profit is proposing to build a 30,000-to-40,000-square-foot marijuana cultivation and processing facility — and create up to 50 new jobs — in CenTech Park for a proposed medical marijuana dispensary in Lynn. Olde World Remedies, Inc.’s representatives will appear before the Board of Selectmen on Tuesday seeking a […]