Area educators applauded in nominations for Teacher of the Year

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The Citizen Chronicle will announce two winners on Wednesday morning Last week, The Citizen Chronicle put out a call for locals to nominate teachers from across the area to be recognized as the Teacher of the Year. The response was strong and a great reminder of the impact teachers have […]

Madden, Spencer’s oldest citizen, passes away at 105

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Retired as school principal in 1981 SPENCER — Mary E. Madden, educator and Spencer’s oldest citizen, ended her 105-year journey on Wednesday, April 29, at Overlook Masonic Health Center in Charlton, her residence since 2017. Mary was born in Spencer on September 18, 1914, in the family home on Grant […]

Southbridge has lost four lives to coronavirus

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More than 62,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases across Commonwealth SOUTHBRIDGE — The most recent data released by local and state officials show more than 3,500 individuals across Massachusetts have died as a result of COVID-19, including four locally. The Town of Southbridge confirmed through its daily update from its Emergency Operation […]

Administration, educators pledge support for SEBRSD students

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Superintendent, teachers’ union issue joint statement SPENCER — The administration and local teachers’ union have reasserted their commitment to support students and families during the COVID-19 school closures, according to a joint statement released Monday. Spencer-East Brookfield Regional Superintendent of Schools Paul Haughey and Peter Bogren, president of the Spencer-East […]

Two positive COVID-19 cases confirmed in Spencer

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‘Necessary precautions’ urged for all residents SPENCER — The COVID-19 pandemic continues to make its presence felt in southern Worcester County, with two residents of this town having tested positive for the coronavirus. The Spencer Board of Health announced on Wednesday that two residents have tested positive for coronavirus, per […]