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 […]

‘Medical emergency’ leads to 30-minute police chase

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Multiple departments involved in four-town pursuit WARREN — Area police officers engaged in a slow-speed pursuit of an erratic driver that proved to be the result of a medical emergency. According to the Warren Police Department, multiple 911 calls were received Thursday evening at the Rutland Regional Emergency Communications Center […]

Fugitive apprehended in West Brookfield

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Ouellet had been added to State Police’s Most Wanted list last month WEST BROOKFIELD — Local, state, and federal agencies worked together on Thursday morning to capture a man who had been named one of the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitives late last month. The Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension […]

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State public health officials announce four confirmed cases of EEE in horses

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Brookfield identified as one of four locations with identified EEE virus infection in horses. Risk level in Brookfield raised to critical; risk level in Sturbridge, Brimfield, East Brookfield, West Brookfield raised to high. BOSTON — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced that laboratory testing has confirmed four new cases […]

Barbara (Dupuis) Greene, 79

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WEST BROOKFIELD — Barbara L. (Dupuis) Greene, 79 of West Brookfield passed into the hands of God on August 19 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born July 31, 1940 and lived in the South End neighborhood of Springfield.  Barbara attended Cathedral High School and graduated in 1959. […]