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PETERSHAM — The selectboard reviewed the candidates for planning consultants to help draft ideas for the future use of the Nichewaug Inn and Academy property at their meeting on Tuesday night. All three candidates met with the board for public interviews in the first week of January.  Henry...
ORANGE — A National Grid representative confirmed Tuesday that the cause of a power outage in the towns of Orange and Warwick Saturday night was the result of a downed transmission line in the vicinity of Erving. Power was out to 5,000 customers between 6:45 and 10 p.m. They cited the holiday...
Tuesday 8:23 a.m. - Traffic stop for failure to inspect vehicle, Winter Street. Warning given.  9:07 a.m. - Walk-in reports dog was loose again this morning, Gay Street. Dog officer notified.  11:15 a.m. - Welfare check requested, East Main Street.  1:24 p.m. - Town building inspector...
NEW SALEM — Selectboard member Lisa DeWitt reported Tuesday on the initial meeting held to consider the merits of shared EMS services in the towns of New Salem, Erving, Orange, Wendell and Warwick. Of prime concern to town representatives, particularly those from Warwick and Erving, was the...
ATHOL — The care and compassion routinely exuded by many during the recent holiday season was brought to the forefront at Tuesday’s selectboard meeting, as 8-year-old Riverbend School student David Karras Jr. was recognized for helping to fulfill his wish to help a friend in need. A certificate...
BARRE — Retired state senator Stephen Brewer will be one of the headliners at “Finding Your Place in the Landscape,” a free storytelling event, on Thursday, Feb. 4, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Woods Memorial Library, 19 Pleasant St. Brewer will be joined by Linda Tomasi, Larry Buell, Linda Spink...
Tuesday 7:30 a.m. - Caller reports female party has shown up at business to report she is afraid to go home because of threats made to harm her, Railroad Place. Female party is known to have mental issues. Party’s son followed officer to business. 9:14 a.m. - Caller reports open door,...
ATHOL — At 1:15 a.m., today, Lawrence P. Gravelle, 41, of 166 Euclid St., was arrested following a traffic stop on Tunnel Street and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, and operating a motor vehicle with no...
A group of boys was seen in January of 1981 playing hockey on Soucie's Pond, off Williams Avenue and Sanders Street in Athol. Photo courtesy of Richard J. Chaisson/ taken for Worcester Telegram & Gazatte
1991 Athol Memorial Hospital is being contacted daily to determine availability of beds for military personnel. The contact comes from the Worcester-based Central Massachusetts Emergency Medical System. The procedure will remain in effect until the resolution of the Gulf crisis. The hospital is...
Friday 8:01 a.m. - Vehicles operated by Amanda Stewart, of Templeton; and Kori Costner, of Gardner, were in an accident on Route 2 eastbound at Exit 27 in Westminster. Costner was cited for failure to use care in stopping. 8:37 a.m. - A vehicle operated by Jennifer Pineo, of Sterling, was in...

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