Teacher arrested after allegedly planting live ammunition in school

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Purcell reportedly claimed act was to show metal detectors needed By Shaun MoriartyCitizen Chronicle Editorshaun@TheCitizenChronicle.com SOUTHBRIDGE — A biology teacher was arrested on Thursday morning after allegedly placing live ammunition in a high school stairwell in an effort to prove a need for metal detectors in the building. According to […]

Pioneer Pride was on display at Southbridge Homecoming

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📷 Image courtesy Moriarty Photography “The team is smaller this year with only 22 players, but this is a team that won’t give up.” By Rayann Carl The Odyssey contributor SOUTHBRIDGE — The annual homecoming game on October 12th at McMann Field was a game to remember against Tantasqua, a long-standing […]

Middle school principal “stepping down”

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Sweetman departs, leadership model to change By Citizen Chronicle Writers editor@TheCitizenChronicle.com SOUTHBRIDGE — As the school year rapidly draws to a close, so too is Rebecca Sweetman’s time at the helm of the middle school. Jeffrey A. Villar, the state-appointed receiver and superintendent for the Southbridge Public Schools notified Southbridge […]

SHS Drama Club Students Reach for More than “Fame”

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By Audrey Clark Citizen Chronicle Writer SOUTHBRIDGE – “Bring on tomorrow!” the cast sings as they rehearse their final number for the upcoming production of “Fame: The Musical.” Slated to open later this month, it’s crunch time for the cast. We had a chance to talk to drama program director […]

Student walkouts honor 17 lives in Parkland, Fla.

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Kindness, safety, respect are part of message in day’s events in region Citizen Chronicle Writers editor@TheCitizenChronicle.com One month to the day after 17 lives were lost in a tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., students across the region took part in the National School Walkout […]