How Southbridge Holiday Visions Came To Be

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📷 Photo by Helen Boyle Reporting by Helen Boyle SOUTHBRIDGE – Downtown has been set up with the usual festive holiday decorations, which you can see all along Main Street. The decorations have a distinct character with large Christmas characters painted onto sturdy wood. There are plenty of them too, thanks […]

Untited Lens Granted TIF Agreement

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By Sarah Champagne, Managing Editor SOUTHBRIDGE – Town Council approved a tax increment financing agreement (TIF) for United Lens Monday, Oct. 29. The agreement pertains to a $15 million upgrade to the manufacturer’s facility located at 259 Worcester Street. That amount will be used to build a central utility building […]

“Lame Duck” Council may vote on San Angelo contract

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Manager to boycott executive session meeting By Citizen Chronicle Writers editor@TheCitizenChronicle.com SOUTHBRIDGE — Historically, the outgoing Town Council sat on its hands between election day and the seating of the next Town Council. This June has been different, and it has led to consternation over the future of the town […]

Southbridge officials pass $51.6M budget

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Schools see no budget increase, 31 staffers laid off so far By Shaun Moriarty Citizen Chronicle Writer Shaun@TheCitizenChronicle.com SOUTHBRIDGE — After discussing possible increases to aid the public schools, the Town Council approved Monday night a $51,644,252 budget for fiscal year 2019. The budget, which will come into play July […]

Southbridge puts money into fight against substance abuse

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Council action adds more outreach and tip411 app to plan By David Koran and Erick Nordby Citizen Chronicle Writers editor@TheCitizenChronicle.com SOUTHBRIDGE — Over the last five years, the number of local deaths related to opioid overdose has more than tripled, following a larger trend playing out across the nation. Town […]