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Man Charged With Stealing Bronze Vases From Graves

A Southbridge man is under arrest, accused of stealing dozens of bronze and brass vases off cemetery grave markers.

10/28/2011

Richard Gorgone, 52, was electrocuted Monday morning. (Photo from Facebook)

Southbridge Worker Electrocuted, Becomes Irene’s 1st Mass. Victim

A Southbridge public works employee was electrocuted by a downed power line Monday morning, becoming Tropical Storm Irene’s first Massachusetts victim.

08/29/2011

Brimfield (credit: Bernice Corpuz/CBS)

Volunteers Needed For Mass. Tornado Clean-Up

Volunteers are being sought for a tornado cleanup blitz in central and western Massachusetts.

07/30/2011

Tornado damage in Southbridge.

Southbridge And Sturbridge To Receive Tornado Aid

FEMA has added Southbridge and Sturbridge to the list of communities that can receive assistance in repairing public facilities damaged in the June 1 tornadoes.

07/21/2011

Tornado damage in Southbridge.

Priest Blamed For Giving Donations For Tornado Victims To Others

Emergency management officials are shaking their heads after learning that many donations intended for tornado victims went to other charities.

07/07/2011

The path of the EF-3 tornado across western and central Massachusetts from June 1 as photographed by a NASA satellite. (courtesy NASA)

Western Mass. Areas Hit By Tornadoes Face Greater Wildfire Threat

The tornadoes that ravaged parts of western Massachusetts are long gone but they are still posing a danger. The problem is the heightened risk of wildfires from trees downed by the twisters.

07/06/2011

(photo credit: Kim Tunnicliffe)

FEMA Assistance & Legal Advice Available For Mass. Tornado Victims

Federal officials are hoping more tornado victims in western and central Massachusetts come forward to register for disaster assistance as several more disaster recovery centers open this week.

06/20/2011

Tornado damage in Southbridge.

Worcester County May Not Qualify For Federal Aid In Wake Of Tornadoes

Tornado ravaged towns in western Massachusetts are hoping to get federal assistance, but some communities could get left out.

06/12/2011

A damaged house on June 2, 2011 in Springfield, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images)

Governor Seeks Major Disaster Declaration As Red Cross Helps Victims

For those impacted by the recent deadly tornados in western and central Massachusetts, the Red Cross has set up a distribution site for this weekend. They also have mobile teams going door to door.

06/11/2011

Tornado Aide Facebook Page

Volunteers Using Facebook To Help Mass. Tornado Victims

The people of central Massachusetts have no qualms about offering support after last week’s tornadoes, and it’s those grassroots efforts that are most impressive.

06/07/2011

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