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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 […]

Police led to arrest after tipsters see Facebook Live video

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Rivera tried to flee on foot, stash backpack with loaded handgun near children 📸 Southbridge Police Department photo SOUTHBRIDGE — A 19-year-old man with an active warrant was arrested after fleeing from police when law enforcement followed up on anonymous tips stemming from a Facebook Live video. According to a press […]

Southbridge stabbing suspect arraigned

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Ferrer-Garcia allegedly stabbed at least two within half hour of posting bail from earlier disturbance 📸Southbridge Police Department photo SOUTHBRIDGE — A local man was scheduled to be arraigned in Dudley District Court today after police allege he stabbed at least two individuals immediately after posting bail for an reported […]

State funds for area bridge projects announced

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Charlton, Southbridge to receive $500,000 each; $100,000 in Webster BOSTON — Several local communities are among the more than two dozen who will receive state funds for bridge projects. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) announced a new round of Municipal Small Bridge Program Grant Awards in which 27 communities will be […]

Letter to the Editor: Vote Green

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To the Editor: Watching this weekend’s Green Party 2020 Presidential Nominating Convention was a great civics lesson! It was online due to COVID-19 . In addition to hearing activist and political speeches from around the world (one as far away as New Zealand!) and hearing from the presidential and vice presidential […]