Area educators applauded in nominations for Teacher of the Year

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The Citizen Chronicle will announce two winners on Wednesday morning Last week, The Citizen Chronicle put out a call for locals to nominate teachers from across the area to be recognized as the Teacher of the Year. The response was strong and a great reminder of the impact teachers have […]

Southbridge EOC works to ‘flatten the curve’ of COVID-19

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Local officials outline coronavirus precautions, modifications 📸 Screenshot from Facebook Live video hosted by Southbridge Police Department on Tuesday, March 24. SOUTHBRIDGE — Collaborative efforts are underway to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus while maintaining necessary services in the community. Town Councilor David Adams and Police Chief Shane […]

Southbridge Schools start meals program during closure

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Student medicines to be retrieved no later than Thursday 📸 The Citizen Chronicle file photo SOUTHBRIDGE — With more than 68 percent of its students classified as economically disadvantaged, providing for the needs of the student body has been an important challenge for local school officials during the COVID-19 closure. […]

Wilson to take helm at West Street Elementary School

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Merchant to resign as career moves “in another direction” 📸 Courtesy photo SOUTHBRIDGE — As students look forward to summer vacation, West Street School is now preparing for new leadership in the fall. Southbridge Public Schools Receiver/Superintendent Jeffrey Villar announced on Tuesday that West Street Principal Elizabeth Merchant will be leaving […]

Fresh Summer Meals Served to Kids in Southbridge

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📷 David Fantaroni, Chef Manager and Ellen Finelli, Food Service Director, pictured with the new school food service delivery van. Anjolina Fantaroni photo. By Anjolina Fantaroni, Correspondent SOUTHBRIDGE – While the Southbridge Summer Feeding Program is in full swing, kids can enjoy a healthy lunch served free of charge.  This is […]