The snow is falling! The snow is falling!

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Punxsutawney Phil told us a couple months ago it’d be an early spring, right? The region was blanketed with snowfall on April 18 as large fluffy flakes settled in for one last visit. Flowers had already begun to bloom, many had put their snowblowers away for the year, and those […]

Virtual Arts Festival to celebrate 50th anniversary of Earth Day

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Virtual event to include children’s stories, tree plantings, poetry, music 📸 Courtesy photo of Peruvian-born guitarist and ethnomusicologist Carlos Odria. SOUTHBRIDGE — Grassroots Central Mass and Starlite Gallery in Southbridge will host a virtual Earth Day festival, “You Can’t Live Without It,” online, showcasing stories, poetry readings, art and live […]

Southbridge man shares images of ‘Isolation’

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SOUTHBRIDGE — A few weeks ago, one local man took a simple photo of himself sitting in his chair. The COVID-19 quarantining had just begun, and it was poignant image depicting the isolation foisted upon us all. There was immediate response from family and friends, and the next day came […]

Southbridge teachers parade through town

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Caravan of cars show students love during COVID-19 closures 📸 Helen Boyle photos for The Citizen Chronicle SOUTHBRIDGE — With schools closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, scores of educators hit the road for a rolling rally throughout town to show their Pioneer Pride. The Southbridge Public Schools Staff Parade […]

Southbridge reports 23 confirmed COVID-19 cases

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Police warn locals of coronavirus-related scam artists 📸 Screenshot of livestreamed briefing from Southbridge Emergency Operations Center on April 9, 2020. SOUTHBRIDGE — There have been 23 positive COVID-19 tests of local residents, as well as one death, in this town, local officials announced on Thursday afternoon. Southbridge Police Chief […]