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ATHOL — The Athol Public Library trustees voted to waive overdue fines on all materials returned between Sunday, Dec. 20, and Friday, Jan. 8. “We love our patrons and want them to have a happy start to the new year,” said the library’s assistant director Robin Shtulman. “This is a great...
ATHOL — The Economic Development and Industrial Corporation on Wednesday discussed the ongoing pursuit of a right-of-way agreement with Steve Goodman and Athol Development LLC to ensure access to the 16-acre EDIC parcel across Goodman’s acreage in the North Quabbin Business Park. The 16-acre...
ATHOL — The Athol Daily News Santa Fund has received donations of $871.07 today, which nudged the fund up to $10,224.07 on a goal of $13,500. It is hoped that the goal is reached to ensure a merry Christmas for deserving boys and girls next year.  Anonymous $300; Angela Barrett $200; Marian...
PETERSHAM — The Orthodox Congregational Church, at 21 North Main St., will hold its annual Christmas Eve service on Wednesday, Dec. 24, from 11:30 p.m. to midnight. All are welcome.
ORANGE — Housing and Economic Development Secretary Jay Ash on Thursday met with business leaders and elected officials at Trailhead in Orange. The session provided the Secretary the opportunity to meet with a diverse set of local businesses and officials, highlight Massachusetts’ Economic...
PHILLIPSTON — The town will host a rabies clinic on Jan. 6, from noon to 2 p.m., at the Public Safety Complex, 90 State Rd (Route 2A). Residents of all towns are welcome. Fees include $21 for rabies shots and $23 for distemper shots, with other shots also available. Dogs must be brought on...
ORANGE — There’s one week until Santa arrives in Orange. The elves are finishing things up for the big delivery and donations are still coming in. The Orange Santa Fund has just hit the $6,012.68 mark. Recent donations came from the following: $25 Karl and Doris Bittenbender, $25 Lloyd and Ilene...
AREA — The FRTA will be implementing new (full fare) $1.25 one-way fares on all of its fixed route buses beginning Monday, Jan. 4. Additional changes include a $0.60 half-fare rate for Statewide Access Pass, ADA, and Medicare cardholders; persons 60 years and older; veterans and active military...
Mary-Ann Nkongchu of Worcester, Andrew Wegiel of Leominster and Alexander Ramos Jr. of Leominster were among a class of 26 dual enrollment students completing English Composition I in December through the Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Partnership at Mount Wachusett Community College.Submitted photo
GARDNER — High school students interested in saving money while getting a head start on their college education can choose from several upcoming courses available through the Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Partnership (CDEP) at Mount Wachusett Community College. The three-credit courses are being...
BOSTON – Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito announced Tuesday that the final economic trigger was met in order to lower the state’s income tax from 5.15 percent to 5.10 percent. The income tax cut for all Massachusetts residents will become effective Jan. 1, 2016. “Meeting the...

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