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  1. Several arrested in Southbridge drug raids to be arraignedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    SOUTHBRIDGE – Several people from Southbridge and Holyoke who were arrested Friday morning as a result of three drug raids are scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Dudley District Court. Police said more than $28,000, plus approximately 272 grams of cocaine, about 22 grams of heroin, and roughly 15 grams of crack cocaine, all packaged for distribution, were seized.

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  2. Gasoline prices slide even lower in Mass.Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Boston.com

    ... survey found that prices for regular unleaded gas ranged from $1.61 to $1.94 a gallon. Two gas stations in Southbridge were selling a gallon of unleaded for $1.57, according to the website GasBuddy.com. It remains unclear whether prices have hit ...

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  3. Let's make some noise for another 617 music weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | Examiner.com

    ... on Examiner.com so that we can share them in our Photo of the Week. The Cannery Music Hall, 12 Crane Street in Southbridge has rocker Michael Sweet, lead vocalist of Stryper on Thursday, February 4. This is an acoustic solo show. Michael Sweet sings ...

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  4. ExxonMobil ordered to test more Charlton wellsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 5 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    ... the so-called “school-loop” have broken down. Last April, Charlton secured the water needed from Southbridge to supply new lines. At the time, Town Administrator Robin L. Craver said the next step was to finalize negotiations with ...

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  5. NFL recognizes Phil Vandersea's high school with golden footballRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 6 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    ... Central Mass. players to play in a Super Bowl. Howie Long of Milford, Joe Morris of Ayer and John Fitzgerald of Southbridge are the others, their high schools all receiving the commemorative footballs as well. Northbridge's golden football arrived ...

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  6. Southbridge, state overseers huddling over next school budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 5 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    ... and low student performance, the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education on Jan. 26 designated Southbridge a Level 5 chronically underperforming district. The decision empowers a receiver to initiate an accelerated reform agenda. Mr. ...

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  7. Pond skating tradition is on really thin ice this winterRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    It's the quintessential New England winter activity, but this year, pond skaters have been left out in the … well, not quite cold. “There's no skating this year; it's awful,” said Ajay P. LaRochelle, looking out at the puddles of open water at the Rez in Southbridge, the town's first reservoir, which LaRochelle and a group of volunteers reopened for skating in 1994.

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  8. Worcester police say man was beaten before being struck by train; assault charges filedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    A Southbridge man faces charges in the death of 74-year-old Hector Luis Ramos, who was recently found dead on the Providence and Worcester Railroad tracks. According to a complaint filed Thursday in Worcester Central District Court by Detective Sgt.

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  9. Charlton residents want Guelphwood Road reopenedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    ... problem and the second the configuration of Denfield Road, which, Mr. Foskett said, is being widened at the Southbridge end this week. Mr. Cierpich said he can see areas on Denfield where cars "dove to the side of the road" to avoid oncoming ...

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  10. More homes in contaminated area in Charlton to get bottled waterRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    CHARLTON – At the Board of Health board meeting Tuesday, residents heard that ongoing private well water testing around the Southbridge landfill has uncovered one more tainted property, and some homes with unaffected wells will receive bottled water from Casella Waste Systems. Casella representatives reported in October that 21 residential wells in Charlton had detections of human toxin 1,4-dioxane, and eight had levels greater than safe drinking water guidelines.

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  11. Because of contaminated wells, state says Casella landfill review needs more workRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    SOUTHBRIDGE – The environmental impact review for Casella Waste Services' proposed expansion of the town-owned landfill requires more work, state Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew A. Beaton said. Mr. Beaton issued a certificate Friday stating that Casella will have to substantially complete testing to investigate the source of contamination found in private wells at homes in nearby Charlton.

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  12. Stonebridge Press and Villager NewspapersRead the original story

    Sunday Jan 31 | Spencer New Leader

    Home of Auburn News, Blackstone Valley Tribune, Charlton Villager, Killingly Villager, Putnam Villager, Southbridge Evening News, Spencer New Leader, Sturbridge Villager, Thompson Villager, Webster Times, Winchendon Courier, and Woodstock Villager.

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  13. Southbridge school administrator says special education improving, but challenges remainRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 31 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    SOUTHBRIDGE – The School Committee no longer has budgetary or policy-making authority, but nevertheless maintained a strong voice when members expressed concern about the nature of special education services last week. Three members, reacting to parents who had complained to the state last Monday during a hearing that served as a precursor to the state seizing control of Southbridge schools, said they had no idea of the magnitude of issues in special education.

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  14. Stonebridge Press and Villager NewspapersRead the original story

    Saturday Jan 30 | Spencer New Leader

    Home of Auburn News, Blackstone Valley Tribune, Charlton Villager, Killingly Villager, Putnam Villager, Southbridge Evening News, Spencer New Leader, Sturbridge Villager, Thompson Villager, Webster Times, Winchendon Courier, and Woodstock Villager.

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  15. BESE places Southbridge schools in receivershipRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 27 | MTA Today

    The night before the BESE vote, Southbridge Education Association President Joan Sullivan told the board that an improvement plan for the district must include educator input and provide more resources for students. The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted on Tuesday, Jan. 26, to place the Southbridge Public Schools into receivership.

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  16. EDITORIAL: A reset in Southbridge a " School takeover will help Southbridge turn arou...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 27 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    It's not a death sentence, except for the wrong way to run a school system. Think of it as a reset, not just for the Southbridge Public Schools but for the community as a whole.

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  17. State board votes to take over Southbridge schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 26 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    BOSTON The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education endorsed state Commissioner Mitchell D. Chester's recommendation to deem Southbridge a Level 5 district, joining only Holyoke and Lawrence as chronically underperforming districts under state control through the Achievement Gap Act of 2010. It emboldened Mr. Chester to appoint a receiver who's experienced in improving low-performing schools or districts or the academic performance of disadvantaged students.

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  18. Southbridge school board to continue meeting despite state takeoverRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 26 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    SOUTHBRIDGE – The School Committee, which no longer holds the authority to appoint a superintendent, enact or manage the school budget, or set policy, met Tuesday night, hours after the state's takeover of the district of 2,200 students. Mr. Lazo said he didn't think everything in the Southbridge schools was broken, but noted that the district has many issues in special education, some of which came to light during Monday night's public hearing that preceded the state's determination of Southbridge as a Level 5 chronically underperforming district earlier Tuesday in Boston.

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  19. Photo courtesy: MGNonlineRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 26 | WWLP

    ... resort." It comes after the school system was designated as "chronically underperforming." A recent review found Southbridge to be among the state's lowest-performing school districts on the MCAS exams. About one-third of middle and high school ...

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  20. Ed Board agrees to receivership for Southbridge schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 26 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    Following a "parade of discontinuity" and low performance, the Southbridge Public Schools fell under state receivership Tuesday with a unanimous vote by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. "We have a school district that despite a dozen years of being an underperforming school district continues to underperform," Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester said before the vote.

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