Southbridge Fire Chief Takes Job in Upton

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📷 Photo by Ryan Servant SOUTHBRIDGE – Fire Chief Mark DiFronzo has given notice of his resignation and will accept a position as Fire Chief in Upton, Massachusetts. Derek S.Brindisi, Town Administrator of Upton, confirmed Monday that the town is “actively in conversation with Chief DiFronzo about possibly being our next […]

“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 […]

Carrasco, Town of Southbridge Named in Lawsuit.

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SOUTHBRIDGE – A local resident has named the Town of Southbridge, town manager Ron San Angelo and town councilor Esteban Carrasco, Jr. in a lawsuit alleging that his civil rights were violated. Scott J. Gibeault is named as the plaintiff in a U.S. District Court case filed May 29. Gibeault […]

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 […]