Southbridge Police Toy Drive Takes Over Toys For Tots, One Day Left To Register for Toy Distribution

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📷  L-R: Chief Shane Woodson, Gary Tremblay, Jim Keyes, Deputy Chief Jose Dingui. The SPD, Southbridge Lions Club & Southbridge Credit Union have organized a holiday toy drive. By Sarah Champagne, Managing Editor SOUTHBRIDGE – With 12 days left until Christmas, there is still time to either donate toys to the […]

Remembering Southbridge’s First Fallen Firefighter, 35 Years Later

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📷 A framed photo of Blanchard when he played baseball in the Air Force is displayed at the family home. By Sarah Champagne,  Managing Editor SOUTHBRIDGE – As a child, Jennifer Jones loved to spend time with her grandfather. She can remember walking into his kitchen, where he would be reading […]

Southbridge Fire Department Addresses Cancer Risk, Fundraises for Prevention

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📷 The Southbridge Fire Department responds to new documentation of cancer risk for firefighters. Photo by Helen Boyle Valentino By Sarah Champagne, Managing Editor SOUTHBRIDGE – Firefighting is a dangerous profession, there is no doubt. The risks and sacrifice that firefighters take on to keep a community safe are well-known and […]

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 […]

Cantara feted at Southbridge Town Council meeting

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More than 30 years of service recognized By Shaun Moriarty Citizen Chronicle Writer Shaun@TheCitizenChronicle.com SOUTHBRIDGE — For more than 30 years, Jason Cantara called “The Big House” on Elm Street his home away from home. He has since moved on in his firefighting career, but not without a public show […]