Three taken to hospital in overnight accident on Pike

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Two tractor-trailers among the vehicles inolved in accident 📸 Charlton Fire Department photos CHARLTON — A multi-vehicle accident led to three individuals being taken to the hospital in the pre-dawn hours Saturday morning. The accident occurred on the Massachusetts Turnpike at approximately 3:10 a.m., according to the Charlton Fire Department. […]

Sturbridge DPW to hold ‘Corona Virus Cleanup’

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DPW to supply collection bags, volunteers supply manpower 📷 Helen Boyle photos for The Citizen Chronicle STURBRIDGE — With so many people home due to COVID-19 self-quarantining, the Department of Public Works is hoping to tap into that manpower to help clean the town. DPW Director Butch Jackson has issued […]

Montessori school engulfed in three-alarm blaze

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School owners investigate ‘recovery options’ after ‘devastation’ 📸Sturbridge Fire Department photos STURBRIDGE — A late night fire at the Treetops Montessori has shuttered the school and left its owners working on “recovery options.” The Sturbridge Fire Department responded to what became a three-alarm blaze at 10:22 p.m. on Monday. Several […]

Charlton home suffers ‘significant’ damage in fire

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Electrical inspector involved in investigation of two-alarm blaze 📸 Todd Carlson photos CHARLTON — Firefighters from multiple communities knocked down a two-alarm blaze on Route 169 on Friday night. According to a statement released by the Charlton Fire Department, the homeowner of 336 Southbridge Road reported “he had smoke and […]

Sturbridge firefighters to get cancer-fighting equipment

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Grant a welcome Christmas gift for local first responders STURBRIDGE — A potentially life-saving present will be under the local fire station’s Christmas tree this year. The Sturbridge Fire Department has received more than $7,000 in grants for gear and equipment from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and […]