Two alarms struck for Hamilton Street fire

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Two apartments “unhabitual” due to structural, electrical damage 📸 Screengrab from Facebook Live video of fire by Keith Lamoureux. SOUTHBRIDGE — Residents of two Hamilton Street apartments were displaced by a two-alarm fire late Tuesday afternoon. It was at approximately 4:20 p.m. when firefighters responded to a report of “some […]

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 […]