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 […]

Police bag shoplifters in new counter-crime initiative

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Five arrested for failed five-finger discounts SOUTHBRIDGE — Sixteen individuals, including five locals publicly outed by local law enforcement social media, have been arrested for shoplifting in recent weeks, all part of a new counter-crime initiative in conjunction with downtown merchants. The Southbridge Police Department released the names and booking […]

Forklift payment dredges up charter debate

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Southbridge officials want clarity from Town Council By Shaun Moriarty Citizen Chronicle Writer shaun@thecitizenchronicle.com SOUTHBRIDGE — A contentious two-and-a-half-hour meeting this week featured finger-pointing, three town councilors leaving part way through discussions, and department heads unsure what fund-transfer procedures to follow going forward. The Town Council’s Department of Public Works […]