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ORANGE — An accident involving a police cruiser occurred on Tuesday at 2:05 p.m. on South Main Street. Officer Clay Rushford, 61, of 400 East River St.; and Lydia Grey, 65, of 156 Chestnut Hill Rd., were involved. Neither driver reported any injuries.  Rushford’s cruiser was not damaged. The...
Tuesday 9:22 a.m - Harassment order served, South Main Street.  10:06 a.m. - Athol Police Department reports a missing person who is supposed to be with a subject.  10:31 a.m. - Party reports that on Feb. 2 she was shopping and got angry with cashier and left without her merchandise; she had...
ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. — The annual Orange/Athol luncheon of residents now residing or vacationing in Florida was held on Feb. 9 at the Zephyrhills, Fla., Elks Club. A tasty menu of pot roast or turkey with all the fixings was served by volunteers of the Elks.  People enjoy meeting new attendees that...
Consulting forester Mike Leonard met with the Petersham Selectboard on Tuesday to ask for the contract for the Davenport timber cutting plan to be extended. The work was not able to be started yet as the ground has not been frozen enough to support the heavy equipment without harming the ground. Photo by Ashley Arseneau
PETERSHAM — There were no new notifications regarding the Nichewaug Inn and Academy property planning consultant at the selectmen’s meeting Tuesday night. The board last week passed a motion to divide the work between Kirk Company and Concord Square, the two leading candidates from the 2015...
Attendees at Tuesday's informational forum at Mahar Regional School on the state's plan to put timber rattlesnakes on Mt. Zion at the Quabbin Reservoir respond with a raising of hands after Dr. Tom French, standing rear left, of the state's Department of Fisheries and Wildlife's Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program, asked how many had seen a timber rattlesnake in the wild. Photo by Brian Gelinas
ORANGE — Several hundred area residents and state officials, as well as biology specialists from various organizations in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, attended the forum held at Mahar Regional School on Tuesday on the state’s plan to place timber rattlesnakes on Mt. Zion at the Quabbin...
Alys Terrien-Queen
ATHOL — The second program of the classical concert series “Classics in the Woods” at the Athol Congregational Church UCC will take place Sunday, March 13, at 3 p.m. The concert, called “Poppin’ Preludes,” will be performed by local artist Alys Terrien-Queen, pianist and founder of the series....
FOXBORO — RecruitMilitary and DAV will host a Veteran Career Fair on April 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Gillette Stadium. This free hiring event is for veterans, transitioning military personnel, National Guard members, Reserve members and spouses. RecruitMilitary helps military veterans and...
ATHOL — VFW Post 650 will hold its next monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 1, at 7 p.m., in the Disabled American Veterans Hall, at 47 Pine St. Quarter Master Ron Ferguson is urging better attendance at meetings to ensure new ideas are brought forth.
ATHOL — Valuing Our Children will celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with a StoryWalk of “The Foot Book” on Friday, Feb. 26, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Athol Public Library, 568 Main St. For more information, call VOC at 978-249-8467, or the children’s room at the library at 978-249-9515.
BELCHERTOWN — William McKeown, 19, of Framingham was arraigned in Eastern Hampshire District Court Monday on charges of armed robbery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and assault and battery in connection with an incident at the University of Massachusetts on Thursday, Feb. 18....

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