Sturbridge Rotary Club to host dinner dance fundraiser

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The Sturbridge Rotary Club is hosting a Dinner Dance on Friday, June 1 at the Cohasse Country Club in Southbridge from 6 to 10 p.m.  Proceeds from the Dinner Dance will benefit the Saint John Paul II Food Pantry located in Southbridge. Established in 1991, the Food Pantry provides emergency […]

Southbridge puts money into fight against substance abuse

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Council action adds more outreach and tip411 app to plan By David Koran and Erick Nordby Citizen Chronicle Writers editor@TheCitizenChronicle.com SOUTHBRIDGE — Over the last five years, the number of local deaths related to opioid overdose has more than tripled, following a larger trend playing out across the nation. Town […]

Southbridge to experiment with Elementary Summer Learning Lab

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Free program aimed at district’s youngest students SOUTHBRIDGE — The public school district will offer a new, free summer program for its youngest students, providing them some meals, fun, and support on a daily basis through the first half of the summer. In a press release, Southbridge Public Schools announced […]

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 […]

Fortunate timing helps save lives in Southbridge blaze

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Center of Hope staffers aid woman, children at West Street fire By Citizen Chronicle writers editor@TheCitizenChronicle.com SOUTHBRIDGE — A serendipitous decision may have saved lives Thursday afternoon in the three-alarm fire on West Street. A trio of executives from the Center of Hope were making an impromptu visit to their […]