Dozens displaced by three-alarm Easter morning fire

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Portion of Route 20 closed as crews battle blaze STURBRIDGE — A three-alarm fire broke out in a basement apartment on Easter Sunday morning, displacing dozens and temporarily closing a stretch of Route 20 to both east and westbound traffic. Sturbridge Fire Chief John Grasso said in a press release […]

Mileti charged with armed robbery at TD Bank

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Suspect previously blamed crimes on heroin use STURBRIDGE — Local police have made an arrest after an armed robbery of the TD Bank on Route 131 last week. Kenneth Mileti, 52, has been charged with assault and battery, armed robbery, disorderly person, disturbing the peace, and threats to commit a […]

Father Protests Alleged Racism at Tantasqua

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📷 Two signs at the protest site read “Educate your kids on the issue of racism and bullying. Transferred to Quaboag, Racially targeted again at Saturday’s game by several Tantasqua students.” Biracial student allegedly called “monkey” by classmates By Sarah Champagne Citizen Chronicle Managing Editor Sarah@TheCitizenChronicle.com Update Oct. 18, 2018: Erin […]

Public’s help sought in identifying alleged Yankee Spirits thief

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📷 Sturbridge Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the woman seen in surveillance video from Yankee Spirits. Woman allegedly steals $2,300 in wine, leaves in BMW STURBRIDGE — Local police are seeking the public’s help in tracking down a woman who allegedly stole $2,300 worth of alcohol earlier this […]

Sturbridge Police Lieutenant Graduates from FBI National Academy

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STURBRIDGE — A local police lieutenant achieved a significant national accomplishment earlier this month. Lt. Earl Dessert was among 232 law enforcement officers who graduated from the FBI National Academy Program at Quantico, Virginia on June 8. The 272nd session of the National Academy consisted of men and women from […]