Kate Weslowski was the grand prize winner for the 2015 Midnight Madness event, which this year will involve the participation of 37 store owners and artisans from around the area. Left to right -- Mark Wright, executive director of the North Quabbin Chamber of Commerce; Brenda Anderson, owner of Trailhead in Orange; Weslowski; and Mia Haringstad, tourism director of the North Quabbin Visitors Bureau. Submitted photo
AREA — The North Quabbin Chamber and Visitors Bureau, store owners and artisans from around the area are getting ready for this year’s Midnight Madness event, which is a great way to shop locally for gifts, get discounts and support the local...
‘The Wild Robot’ By Peter Brown ——— “The Wild Robot” is a charming and surprising book that I have found appeals to children from second grade upwards (probably as a read-aloud at that age) and adults alike. It begins with a hurricane and a...
Orange Food Pantry staffer Chris and pantry visitor Sandi display the cookbook "Good and Cheap," by best-selling author Leanne Brown. The Franklin County Community Meals Program will be giving out free copies of the book at the Orange pantry, and at its other pantry location at Greenfield Community College. Submitted photo
AREA — The Franklin County Community Meals Program (FCCMP) was recently gifted with 500 copies of “Good and Cheap” by best-selling cookbook author Leanne Brown. Brown created the cookbook for anyone on a tight budget — particularly for those living...
This photograph from the winter of 1923 shows an Athol-Orange Trolley car off the track over the side of the road on the road to Templeton. Passengers were transferred to a second trolley called to the scene.  Photo courtesy of Richard J. Chaisson 
1991 The first storm of the season dumped two inches of snow, ice and freezing rain on the region, leaving slippery roads, power outages and schools closed for two days. Five hundred adults and children visited with Santa at the Athol Town Hall...
 Masonry juniors pose in front of Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School's new Veterinary Science Training Center being built on school grounds in Fitchburg. Left to right -- Kyle Cote of Ashburnham, Juan Donahoo of Fitchburg, Eli Aviles of Fitchburg, Wyatt Newcomb of Gardner and Trevor Kelly of Holden.School photo
FITCHBURG — From all accounts, construction of Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School’s new Veterinary Science Training Center is progressing smoothly and on schedule, due mainly to cooperative weather and highly skilled work crews. ...
KEENE, N.H. — A three-month investigation conducted by the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Drug Task Force and the Keene, N.H., Police Department culminated with two drug arrests on Thursday. Natalie Cespedes, 32, and Alyssa P. Seidenberg, 27,...
Kate Weslowski was the grand prize winner for the 2015 Midnight Madness event, which this year will involve the participation of 37 store owners and artisans from around the area. Left to right -- Mark Wright, executive director of the North Quabbin Chamber of Commerce; Brenda Anderson, owner of Trailhead in Orange; Weslowski; and Mia Haringstad, tourism director of the North Quabbin Visitors Bureau. Submitted photo
Orange Food Pantry staffer Chris and pantry visitor Sandi display the cookbook "Good and Cheap," by best-selling author Leanne Brown. The Franklin County Community Meals Program will be giving out free copies of the book at the Orange pantry, and at its other pantry location at Greenfield Community College. Submitted photo
This photograph from the winter of 1923 shows an Athol-Orange Trolley car off the track over the side of the road on the road to Templeton. Passengers were transferred to a second trolley called to the scene.  Photo courtesy of Richard J. Chaisson 
 Masonry juniors pose in front of Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School's new Veterinary Science Training Center being built on school grounds in Fitchburg. Left to right -- Kyle Cote of Ashburnham, Juan Donahoo of Fitchburg, Eli Aviles of Fitchburg, Wyatt Newcomb of Gardner and Trevor Kelly of Holden.School photo
ORANGE — The selectboard met with members of the library trustees, friends of the library and library building committee again Wednesday night to discuss the designs for an upgrade to Wheeler Memorial Library.  Selectboard chair Kathy Reinig noted that she had just realized that the adoption of...
ERVING — The selectmen began their meeting Monday by approving additional hours for the treasurer’s office. After reviewing the follow-up information provided by Treasurer Margaret Sullivan, a motion to add 10 hours to the clerk’s position and 7 and a half hours to the assistant, to take effect...
Karen Foley displays the proclamation she received from Sen. Anne Gobi for being chosen as the Alphonse Chartier Citizen of the Year Award in Phillipston.Photo by Mary Williams
PHILLIPSTON — At the Phillipston Memory Tree ceremony on Sunday evening, Opal Clark, chairperson of the Citizen of the Year Committee, congratulated and presented Karen Foley with the Alphonse Chartier Public Service Citizen of the Year Award. Foley has been active in Boy Scouts, beginning as a...
WARWICK — Trees were again the topic of discussion for the selectboard Monday night. At the request of the selectboard, the planning board was tasked with creating a definition of what exactly constitutes a hazard tree, as a means to clear up any confusion around the subject.  Planning board...
Capital Planning Committee chairman Phil Rabinowitz, member Tom Musco, and member Kate Collins presented their ideas for a 10-year capital improvement plan to the selectboard on Tuesday.Photo by Tara Vocino
ROYALSTON — Royalston took steps to embark on a 10-year Capital Improvement Plan put before the selectboard on Tuesday. Capital Planning Committee chairman Phil Rabinowitz looked at capital plans of other towns and talked to people who devised them. He said the goal is to come up with a plan...

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