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 […]

Robert J. Wright, Jr., 67

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STURBRIDGE — Robert J. Wright, Jr., 67, of Arnold Rd., passed away on Wednesday, July 24, at the Meadows of Leicester, after a long illness. He leaves his daughter, Kimberly A. Collazo and her husband Jose of Southbridge; his son, Thomas A. Wright of Dayton, Ohio; his former wife, Rita […]

Richard V. Tilton Jr., 73

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STURBRIDGE — Richard V. Tilton Jr., 73, of Sunset Drive, died Friday, July 19. His wife Darlene (Vickers) Tilton died April 5, 2017, and a son Steven Tilton on Oct. 19, 1997. He leaves a daughter Kelly Cox of Sturbridge, two sons Richard Tilton of Warren, and Eric Tilton of […]

Crews battle three-alarm blaze on Marcy Street

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No injuries as firefighters knock down fire on hot, humid evening 📸 Dudley Fire Department photo of fire at 164 Marcy Street in Southbridge. SOUTHBRIDGE — Occupants of a century-old multi-family home escaped a three-alarm fire that brought dozens of area firefighters early Wednesday evening. Southbridge Fire Chief Paul Normandin […]