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ORANGE — The Mahar, Orange Elementary, and Petersham Center School school committees will hold a joint policy meeting for policy development on Thursday, Dec. 14, at 5:30 p.m., in the superintendent’s office.
With falling temperatures signifying the inevitable change of the season, many New Englanders have begun preparing for another unpredictable winter. In our retirement years, winter can be a difficult and dangerous few months. If you’re retired, or if you have senior family, friends, and neighbors...
Weekend, Dec. 2-3 Athol - The town will hold a property auction on Dec. 15. A fundraiser organized by Athol-Royalston Middle School students raised nearly $800 for Puerto Rico. Reusable cloth shopping bags are now available at the Athol Public Library, with a limit of two per family....
Karla Christiansen
OXFORD — Michael Hewitt, president and CEO of bankHometown, has announced the hiring of Karla Christiansen as the branch manager/assistant vice president of the office in Sturbridge. Christiansen worked for bankHometown for two years as the Oxford branch manager, beginning in 2013, before...
 BOSTON — Beacon Hill Roll Call records local senators’ votes on three roll calls from the week of Dec. 4-8. There were no roll calls in the House last week. SEN. STAN ROSENBERG RESIGNS FROM SENATE PRESIDENCY — “I believe taking a leave of absence from the Senate Presidency during the...
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Newly disclosed records show a major gun manufacturer knew for years about extensive problems with the barrel of a rifle that has injured several hunters in explosions, a plaintiff’s lawyer alleged Wednesday. Savage Arms has produced a list of nearly 300 customers who...
ATHOL — The Salvation Army of Athol announced Friday that it has an increasingly growing need for coats and toys this year to help them support individuals and families in the area. Supporting the Coat and Toy Drive has become a proud tradition in Athol, and the Salvation Army is hoping businesses...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. refused to tell lawmakers about conversations he had with his father regarding a 2016 Trump Tower meeting with a Russian lawyer after emails detailing the meeting had become public, according to the top Democrat on the House intelligence committee. Speaking to...
 The Orange Selectboard presented retired sanitation department superintendent Priscilla Curtis with a plaque Wednesday night thanking her for her three decades of service to the town. The plaque will be placed at the transfer station, which she managed for many years. Left-to-right -- Selectmen James Cornwell, Ryan Mailloux, and Richard Sheridan, and Curtis. Photo by Jared Robinson
ORANGE — Following complaints from residents of the poor quality of town bags destined for the transfer station, retired sanitation department superintendent Priscilla Curtis issued a request to residents to bear with them as new bags are on the way. Before she retired, Curtis put in an order...
ATHOL — The selectboard on Tuesday approved the schedule for a special town meeting to be held on Monday, March 5, at 7 p.m., in Memorial Hall. The warrant opens Dec. 6 and will close Thursday, Jan. 25, at 4 p.m., the time by which all articles must be submitted to the selectboard’s office....

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