Olivo recognized for charitable efforts in 50 Yard Challenge

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Southbridge boy given lawncare equipment for his birthday 📸 Camden Olivo of Southbridge recently completed the “50 Yard Challenge” by mowing lawns of neighbors in need. Last weekend he was recognized by Rodney Smith, Jr., the man behind the viral challenge. Courtesy photos. SOUTHBRIDGE — In cities and towns across […]

Church’s Thanksgiving Community Meal adapts to COVID-19 precautions

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House of Destiny to provide pick up, delivery options this year SOUTHBRIDGE — The ninth annual Thanksgiving Day Community Meal is quickly approaching. Many of us have had to adjust our lives to fit into the “new normal” that COVID-19 has gifted us all and the same is true for […]

Local woman killed in three alarm blaze in Southbridge

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Fire chief cites ‘hoarding conditions’ as factor in unsuccessful rescue attempt 📷 Helen Boyle file photo for The Citizen Chronicle SOUTHBRIDGE — A local woman was killed on Thursday morning as firefighters were unable to rescue her from a three-alarm fire, due in part to “hoarding conditions” in the home. […]

Southbridge man arrested in connection with drive-by shooting

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Cruz allegedly behind incident on Whitetail Circle 📸 Southbridge Police Department photo SOUTHBRIDGE — A Violet Avenue man has been arrested for his role in a drive-by shooting that occurred last month. The Southbridge Police Department announced on Wednesday that the arrest of Walter Cruz, 37, took place on Friday, […]

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Prepare Girls for Kindergarten with Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts’ Virtual Events Series

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Social and emotional skills are imperative for success in kindergarten, and Girl Scouts is filling this critical need that has been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS – Scouts of Central & Western Massachusetts (GSCWM) and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) is launching a free “Make New Friends” virtual event […]