Southbridge officials pass $51.6M budget

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Schools see no budget increase, 31 staffers laid off so far By Shaun Moriarty Citizen Chronicle Writer Shaun@TheCitizenChronicle.com SOUTHBRIDGE — After discussing possible increases to aid the public schools, the Town Council approved Monday night a $51,644,252 budget for fiscal year 2019. The budget, which will come into play July […]

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 […]

Southbridge councilors joust over funding language

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Substance abuse program money gets a second vote By Shaun Moriarty Citizen Chronicle Writer Shaun@TheCitizenChronicle.com SOUTHBRIDGE — Intentions were questioned, definitions were debated, and amendments were offered in an acrimonious discussion related to a proposed substance abuse program. During Monday night’s Town Council meeting, councilors sparred over the language surrounding […]

Ten candidates for four seats on the Town Council

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SOUTHBRIDGE — Locals will have 10 candidates for four seats on the Town Council when voters hit the polls on June 12. David Adams, Kristen Auclair, Joseph Cotrona, John Daniel, Scott Lazo, Mike Marketti, and David Smick will each seek one of three three-year terms. Esteban Carrasco, Jr., Jack Jovan, […]

Ryan withdraws candidacy in Town Council race

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Ryan to remain on School Committee, “where my heart truly lies” By Citizen Chronicle Writers SOUTHBRIDGE — What may still prove to be a crowded field of candidates for Town Council is down to one candidate for each seat after Jacquelyn Ryan notified the Town Clerk on Monday morning that […]