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 […]

Firefighter accused of assaulting civilian dispatcher

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LaFlash placed on paid administrative leave 📸Auburn Fire Rescue Department photo STURBRIDGE — A local firefighter is off the job after multiple counts of assault and battery have been filed against him after allegedly assaulting a civilian dispatcher. Adam LaFlash was arraigned in Dudley District Court on Monday and pleaded […]

Cat saved from late night basement fire

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Two-alarm fire on Berlin Street with heavy smoke AUBURN — Firefighters battled a two-alarm blaze on Berlin Street late Thursday night, rescuing a cat from the single-story home inundated with heavy smoke. It was shortly after 11:30 p.m. when a 911 call was received reporting a fire in the basement […]