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ORANGE — On Friday, at 8:45 a.m., police arrested Timothy J. Bowers Sr., 52, of 477 Main St., Athol, at an East River Street location for vandalizing property after an investigation revealed that he had vandalized a woman’s car.
ERVING — The following programs are scheduled in the coming weeks at Erving Public Library, 17 Moore St. Tuesday, Nov. 24 - 3 to 5 p.m. — Lego Club Join Lego Lady and explore her collection of a million Legos at the library. The program is appropriate for school-aged children. Children 10 and...
BOSTON — Beacon Hill Roll Call records local representatives’ and senators’ votes on roll calls from the week of Nov. 16-20. VETERANS LEGISLATION —The Senate last week approved several pro-veteran bills and sent them to Gov. Charlie Baker’s desk for his signature. Supporters said the state’s...
ATHOL — The Council on Aging will not hold a blood pressure screening on Wednesday, Nov. 25. 
Friday 3 p.m. - Caller requests assistance with vehicle identification number verification, Main Street. 3:11 p.m. - Caller reports two men fighting in parking lot, Tunnel Street. Officers confirmed there was a physical altercation between two subjects. Contact made with one party. 3:57 p.m...
Royalston Community School kindergarten teacher Jessica Willhite recently strayed from the plan book for a few minutes when she was informed of "an unhappy happening" during gym. A "family meeting" was held, with all encouraged to participate. Willhite took full advantage of an unexpected opportunity to discuss decision-making, expressing personal feelings, apologizing, forgiving and how to turn an unpleasant event into a positive learning experience. Photo by Mary C. Barclay
ROYALSTON — Much to their credit, Royalston Community School’s faculty understands and embraces the fact that teachers come in all ages, and when teachable moments present themselves, they must be worked into an already fully-planned day. Such was the case this past week when something unhappy...
PETERSHAM — Ben and Jerry’s board member, Terry Mollner, Ed.D., will present a talk on “Capitalism – Where is it Headed - Crisis, Crash or Catalyst for the Common Good?” on Sunday, Nov. 29, at 3 p.m. as part of the Village Lyceum at the First Congregational Parish, Unitarian on the Town Common....
Pictured at the Art Center are volunteers Barbara Robichaud, left, and Sheila Youd, with the framed Barbara Ellis painting donated by the Day family for the benefit auction.  Photo by Nancy Allen
PETERSHAM — Petersham Art Center is celebrating the holidays with their Annual Members Show with 26 artists represented in the gallery through December. The Center also has a benefit auction underway with over 30 unique items available for bidders. Auction donations from Art Center supporters...
ORANGE — A staggering 10,515 vehicles pass through the intersection of East, West, South and North Main streets every day. That was just one of the many facts revealed by Laurie Scarborough, Franklin Regional Council of Governments Transportation Planning Engineer, at the selectboard meeting...
Ocean State Job Lot is beginning its annual “Three Square Meals” food fund drive. Customers at all Ocean State Job Lot stores, including the one in Athol, are invited to make a donation at the registers, a portion of which will be matched by Job Lot to help combat food insecurity in their...

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