Three sent to UMass Memorial after late morning collisions

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Multiple departments respond as Charlton first responders deal with flurry of calls 📸 The Citizen Chronicle file photo CHARLTON — First responders were stretched thin on Monday as they worked multiple car crashes. In barely more than a 45-minute period, the Charlton Fire Department reported it responded to five calls […]

Three taken to hospital in overnight accident on Pike

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Two tractor-trailers among the vehicles inolved in accident 📸 Charlton Fire Department photos CHARLTON — A multi-vehicle accident led to three individuals being taken to the hospital in the pre-dawn hours Saturday morning. The accident occurred on the Massachusetts Turnpike at approximately 3:10 a.m., according to the Charlton Fire Department. […]

Montessori school engulfed in three-alarm blaze

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School owners investigate ‘recovery options’ after ‘devastation’ 📸Sturbridge Fire Department photos STURBRIDGE — A late night fire at the Treetops Montessori has shuttered the school and left its owners working on “recovery options.” The Sturbridge Fire Department responded to what became a three-alarm blaze at 10:22 p.m. on Monday. Several […]

Firefighters deliver baby girl in Southbridge

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Mother and child transported to a Worcester hospital SOUTHBRIDGE — Expecting parents typically develop a birth plan, but sometimes the baby has plans of their own. This proved to be the case as firefighters helped deliver a baby girl on Friday morning. According to the Southbridge Fire Department and Southbridge […]

Charlton home suffers ‘significant’ damage in fire

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Electrical inspector involved in investigation of two-alarm blaze 📸 Todd Carlson photos CHARLTON — Firefighters from multiple communities knocked down a two-alarm blaze on Route 169 on Friday night. According to a statement released by the Charlton Fire Department, the homeowner of 336 Southbridge Road reported “he had smoke and […]