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ORANGE — The Mahar After Prom Party Committee is conducting its annual fresh balsam wreath sale. Orders close this week and proceeds benefit the all-night drug- and alcohol-free event to help keep Mahar seniors and their guests safe on prom night. For information, call 978-544-8831 
FITCHBURG — Fitchburg State University now offers a bridge program for licensed practical nurses who completed their training in the military and are seeking their bachelor of science degrees in nursing. Interested students are encouraged to attend the next Graduate and Continuing Education...
Pioneer Valley Brass trumpeter Curtis Coolidge addresses the audience at a past performance with (left-to-right) Dick Tandy on trumpet, Jim Engele on horn, Joe Hoye on tuba and Jeri Bannister on trombone. The PVB will be performing a North Dana Vesper concert on Sunday, Nov. 22, at 4 p.m. at the First Congregational Parish Unitarian in Petersham, following the interfaith Thanksgiving service at 2 p.m. Photo by Genevieve Fraser
PETERSHAM — A Thanksgiving interfaith service, along with a free public concert of traditional and modern music specially arranged for brass quintet, will take place Sunday, Nov. 22, at the First Congregational Parish Unitarian on the town common. The service will begin at 2 p.m., followed by a...
ATHOL — A workshop on Project WILD, an award-winning conservation and environmental education program, will be held Saturday, Dec. 5, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Millers River Environmental Center, 100 Main St. The interdisciplinary program is one of the most widely used among educators of...
PETERSHAM — The Ladies Union of the Orthodox Congregational Church of Petersham, at 21 North Main St., will hold their annual Christmas fair at the church on Saturday, Nov. 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A luncheon will be served in Myra’s Tea Room at noon; take-out will be available. Coffee or tea...
BOSTON — The Baker-Polito Administration on Friday announced $3.57 million in grants to 80 cities, towns, regional groups and non-profit organizations to increase the diversion, reuse, composting and recycling of materials in the solid waste stream.  The grants are funded through the Sustainable...
Monday 7:15 a.m. - Assisted school staff, Main Street. 9:01 a.m. - Caller reports erratic driver, South Main Street. Plate number given. Officers advised to be on the lookout. 9:12 a.m. - Sex offender follow-up. Records faxed to Sex Offender Registry Board. 9:24 a.m. - Walk-in requests to...
ATHOL — The Council on Aging will sponsor a flu vaccination clinic at the senior center on Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Staff from the local Rite Aid Pharmacy will be administering the vaccines. Those with insurance must bring their insurance cards. Questions can be directed to...
AREA — With the Erving Police Department recently equipping their officers with body cameras, the Athol Daily News asked visitors to the website to vote on whether other area departments should follow suit. A strong majority, just over 73 percent, voted in favor of equipping police with body...
Athol Resident Shannon Cleveland, standing, above, addressed the Athol Royalston Regional School Committee at a special meeting on Saturday, Nov. 14. Cleveland is a parent, and school administrator in another district. When discussing the new superintendent search process, she said, "When you look at your per pupil expenditures compared to other districts that are far outperforming you, you are not underfunded, you are not using that money effectively."Photo by Keith Kent
Note: This is Part 1 of two parts. The second installation will appear in Wednesday’s edition. ——— ATHOL — The Athol Royalston Regional School District has been tasked with a responsibility it has not had to address in a decade. On Saturday, Nov. 14, at a special public meeting, members...

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