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PETERSHAM — The selectboard voted on Oct. 11, unanimously to authorize the release of wood bank vouchers for the Petersham Wood Bank Program beginning Monday, Oct. 30,  for all Petersham residents. Residents can pick up the wood bank voucher in person only at Town Offices Monday through Thursday...
Thursday, Oct. 12 9:28 a.m. - Abandoned 911 call, East River Street. Spoke with subject who may have dialed 911 while trying to make call. 9:48 a.m. - Traffic stop for no inspection, East Main Street. Newly registered vehicle with old sticker. Found to be within seven day transfer period. ...
ORANGE — The School Building Committee for the Orange Elementary Schools will hold two events on Tuesday, Oct. 17: 12:30 p.m. — Information Session at the Council on Aging: The committee invites interested parties to the Council on Aging for an information session about the proposed feasibility...
ORANGE — The annual North Quabbin Literacy Fair — “The Big Read” — will take place on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Athol-Orange Elks Lodge, 92 New Athol Rd.  People of all ages, from babies to adults, can find free, gently used books. Children’s activities will include a...
ATHOL — It was Bonnie Stewart, not Ellinwood Country Club manager Vicki Johnson, who recently dropped off a $4,801 donation for the Athol Daily News Santa Fund and Orange Santa Fund. Johnson was incorrectly named as the presenter of the proceeds from the annual charity golf tournament, in a page...
GREENFIELD — Baystate Franklin Medical Center has withdrawn an unfair labor practice charge filed this summer against its own registered nurses alleging that they have no right to strike to protest Baystate’s refusal to negotiate a fair contract, including concrete solutions to nurses’ staffing...
Thursday, Oct. 12 9:10 a.m. - Summons served, Exchange Street. 9:30 a.m. - Subject to station for sex offender registration. 10:15 a.m. - Walk-in from Benton Place location requests to speak to officer about firearms laws. Questions answered. Party given license-to-carry application. 10:50...
ATHOL — The selectboard will meet Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m., in Room 21 of the town hall, with the following agenda: Pledge of Allegiance. Oct. 3 minutes. Permits and licenses — St. Francis of Assisi Church (one-day license for the fourth annual Oktoberfest on Oct. 28). Public comment...
ATHOL — The Friends of the Athol Public Library have received a $2,000 grant from the Frank S. Parmenter Trust Fund, Bank of America, N.A., Co-Trustee.  This one-year grant was made to support the purchase of large-print materials and books on CD for older adults. The library has a good...
 Mitchell R. Grosky will present a slideshow on his travel experience at an Athol Public Library program on Tuesday, Oct. 24 from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Submitted photo
ATHOL — On Tuesday, Oct. 24, from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m., at the Athol Public Library, regional landscape and travel photographer Mitchell R. Grosky, of Athol, will be presenting a slideshow on his African safari in the summer of 2016. Light refreshments will be served. Of his and his wife’s trip to...

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