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 […]

Toy drive underway in Southbridge area

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Police, Lions Club partner once again SOUTHBRIDGE — The Southbridge Lions Club and the Southbridge Police Department are sponsoring their second annual Cops “N” Kids & Lions Toy Drive. Please help us bring Christmas to deserving children in our area by donating new, unwrapped, non-violent toys by December 20.  Of […]

Crews battle three-alarm blaze on Marcy Street

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No injuries as firefighters knock down fire on hot, humid evening 📸 Dudley Fire Department photo of fire at 164 Marcy Street in Southbridge. SOUTHBRIDGE — Occupants of a century-old multi-family home escaped a three-alarm fire that brought dozens of area firefighters early Wednesday evening. Southbridge Fire Chief Paul Normandin […]