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ATHOL — The selectboard will meet Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m., in Room 21 of the town hall with the following agenda: Nov. 3 minutes. Public hearing — Verizon pole hearing, White Pond Road; fiscal year 2017 tax classification; temporary fuel storage (PARACO Gas). Public comment. Permits...
ATHOL — Police responded to a two-car accident on South Main Street at 11:34 a.m., Wednesday. Vehicles operated by Wanda E. Carter, of 53 Brookside Rd., Orange; and Keith D. Washburn, of 58 Brookside Rd., Orange, were involved. According to police, Washburn was pulling into a parking space to...
LEOMINSTER — Ahimsa Haven Animal Rescue, of Templeton, will be participating in Petsmart’s National Adoption Weekend, Nov. 13 to 15.  Representatives of the shelter will be available at the Leominster Petsmart, at 89 Commercial Rd., on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday from noon to 4 p.m., and...
On Friday, Nov. 20, five courthouses across the Commonwealth will celebrate the adoptions of more than 130 children who had been in state foster care. The events mark the Commonwealth’s 13th annual National Adoption Day festivities. Some of the adoptive parents are relatives of the children –...
The oldest and youngest U.S. Marine Corps veterans in attendance at the 240th USMC Birthday Ball at the Athol American Legion on Tuesday were recognized. As is tradition, a Marine Corps cake was cut and the oldest, Richard J. Chase Sr., 93, received the first piece and passed it on to the youngest, Greg Fortes, 38. The passing of the cake is symbolic of the passing of knowledge from the oldest to the youngest. Marine Corps League Pequoig Detachment 1168 hosted the event. Left to right — F
ATHOL — The 240th anniversary of the establishment of the United States Marine Corps was celebrated at a birthday ball hosted by Marine Corps League Pequoig Detachment 1168 at the American Legion Hall on Tuesday. The official birthday of the USMC is Nov. 10. On that day in 1775, the Second...
LA Wood will perform at a November beach party in Wendell on Saturday. Submitted photo
WENDELL — This Saturday, Nov. 14, The LA Wood Beach Party is arriving in Wendell with its original and groovy seaside vibes, including original tunes by LA Wood, winner of the 2013 Malibu Music award for best female pop artist. Attendees are encouraged to bring beach chairs, towels and...
Vietnam era U.S. Navy veteran Jim Barclay was the guest speaker at Royalston Community School's recent Veterans' Day commemoration. He told students that being in the military was not about fighting, but about NOT having to fight. He also encouraged students to thank veterans for their service by "living the American way," and not just go to school, "but don't just go to school, do the very best you can every single day and take advantage of every opportunity you are given." Photo by Mary C.
ROYALSTON — In addition to classroom lessons, the Royalston Community School commemorated Veterans’ Day Monday with a brief program in the cafetorium. Guest speaker for the event was Jim Barclay, a Vietnam era U.S. Navy veteran. Principal Molly Superchi welcomed students, staff and faculty, as...
ORANGE— Last week, the 175-year-old Rodney Hunt manufacturing plant in Orange announced that they were consolidating with their parent company, the North American Valve and Gate Group, and moving operations to Pittsburgh, Penn. The move will leave 200 workers in Franklin County out of a job....
ATHOL — The Franco-American Club, at 592 South St., will host a stuffed pork loin dinner on Saturday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m. Tickets are $12 and are available at the club. For more information, call 978-249-9840.
PHILLIPSTON — As the town is responsible for necessary repairs at the Route 101 bridge, it is finally obtaining some answers  asked by Highway Dept. Superintendent Rick Tenney over the last few months. The town, which is trying to figure out how to pay for the bridge repairs, is now leaning...

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Athol, MA 01331
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