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 […]

Town Council Candidates Grab A Slice With Voters

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By Kaitlin Servant Citizen Chronicle Writer SOUTHBRIDGE – Thursday evening, several Town Council candidates and citizens gathered informally at Great Oak Pizza. The event was coordinated by Councilor Esteban Carrasco, Jr who is one of three candidates running for a single one-year seat. In addition to Carrasco, Councilor Kristen Auclair […]

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 councilors joust over funding language

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Substance abuse program money gets a second vote By Shaun Moriarty Citizen Chronicle Writer Shaun@TheCitizenChronicle.com SOUTHBRIDGE — Intentions were questioned, definitions were debated, and amendments were offered in an acrimonious discussion related to a proposed substance abuse program. During Monday night’s Town Council meeting, councilors sparred over the language surrounding […]