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ATHOL — The Athol Daily News Santa Fund achieved its $13,500 goal this year, thanks to the unexpected gift from a local person who inquired how far off it was just after Christmas, then wrote a check for the balance to close out the campaign. Three donations totaling $1,800 arrived in the mail...
ATHOL — The Athol Cultural Council has announced the funding of the following projects for the 2016 fiscal year: $50 for the Arena Civic Theatre play “Spring Awakening;” $145 for the Athol Area YMCA Kids Depot Teaching Creatures program; $750 for the Athol High School Drama Club production of “...
WARWICK — An attempt to restrict over-size loads from traveling through town has raised the hackles of nearby trucking companies.  At Tuesday night’s selectboard meeting, Chris and Lloyd Goodnow, of Goodnow Trucking, Inc., of 256 Warwick Rd. (Route 78), Winchester, N.H., were present to express...
Wednesday 12:30 a.m. - Richard A. Washer Jr., 24, of Winchendon, was arrested in Westminster on a charge of possession of a Class A substance. At the same time, Latanyia MacCartney, 21, of Westminster, was arrested on a warrant. 7:16 a.m. - A vehicle operated by Zenon Dunchus, of Gardner, was...
The state's Division of Fisheries and Wildlife is undertaking an effort that could see timber rattlesnakes placed in a protected area at the Quabbin Reservoir.
BOSTON — Dr. Tom French, of the state’s Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, was contacted this week for comment on an incident in which Bob Curley, president of the North Quabbin Trails Association which meets at the Orange Innovation Center in Orange, says his collie was possibly bitten by a...
Students and adults at the Royalston Community School were riveted by Keith Michael Johnson's program titled "Science Isn't Always Pretty." Held recently in the cafetorium, Johnson's entertaining and educational show was underwritten by the Royalston Academy. Photo by Mary C. Barclay
ROYALSTON — Royalston Community School students (not to mention adults) were riveted by edu-tainer Keith Michael Johnson, who recently presented an enrichment program titled “Science Isn’t Always Pretty.” Laughing punctuated by “ewwws” emanated from the cafetorium for the duration of the program,...
Thursday 8 a.m. - Ticket issued for vehicle parked on sidewalk, Cheney Street.  9 a.m. - Party would like to speak to officer about suspicious activity in back hallway behind her building previous night, Red Brook Lane. Officer spoke with party and discussed her options.  9:10 a.m. -...
ORANGE — Following a single-car accident on Daniel Shays Highway at 4:20 a.m., today, Laurie Sluder, 33, of 25 Center Dr., was transported by Life Flight for urgent medical care.  Sluder is said to have fallen asleep while traveling northbound on Daniel Shays Highway, and her vehicle struck a...
HARDWICK — Due to the storm forecast for Saturday, the Ware River Nature Club program on tracking hidden wildlife found in winter woodlands has been rescheduled to Sunday, Jan. 31. The program will take place from 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at the East Quabbin Land Trust office, at 120 Ridge Rd. This...
ORANGE — Members of the public are invited to experience poetry like they’ve never experienced it before during the Poetry Out Loud competition at Ralph C. Mahar Regional High School on Thursday, Jan. 28, at 6:30 p.m., in the Charlotte Ryan Theater.  Mahar’s involvement in Poetry Out Loud is...

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