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ORANGE — On Saturday night police responded to a report of men drinking around a fire by the lake on Lake Mattawa Road. Officers found that the men were fishing.  Officers arrested one of the men, Raymond J. Leutsch, 34, of Chicopee on a warrant charge from Palmer District Court. 
ORANGE — Dog licenses for 2016 are available at the town clerk’s office. All dogs six months of age or older must be licensed by March 31. The rates are $20 for male and female, and $10 for those that are neutered or spayed. Proof of neutering or spaying, along with proof of valid rabies...
ORANGE — Nomination papers for the March 7 annual town election are available at the town clerk’s office. The following offices will appear on the ballot: • Selectman, 3 years; • Moderator, 1 year; • Board of Health, 3 years; • BOH, 1 year; • Three constables, 3 years; • Tree warden...
Wednesday 9:58 a.m. - Traffic stop for revoked insurance, South Main Street. Plates seized, vehicle towed, citation issued for unregistered vehicle. 1:05 p.m. - Report of all-terrain vehicle driving up and down road causing nuisance and has since gone home, Oxbow Road. Attempted to contact...
ORANGE — The selectboard the past Wednesday discussed logistical details around legislation for the proposed Department of Public Works, namely the allocation of operational control and policy-making responsibilities, and whether to designate commissioners as elected or appointed positions. Voters...
WORCESTER – Three men have been arraigned after being secretly indicted last week in the 2003 murder of Christian Perez in Fitchburg, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. A fourth defendant, Tony Ancrum of Lynn, was indicted in August and is scheduled to go on...
Thursday 7:30 a.m. - Wallet returned, Exchange Street. 7:47 a.m. - 911 caller requesting ambulance for party not breathing, Pinedale Avenue. Call transferred to Athol Fire Department. Assisted AFD.  8:58 a.m. - Summons served, Unity Avenue.  9:04 a.m. - Caller requests police take b.b. gun...
ATHOL — At 4:40 p.m., Friday, a caller reported his truck had been stolen by a female party operating with a suspended license. At 5:32 p.m., Krystal A. Irons, 29, of 25 Center Dr., Orange, was arrested following a traffic stop on Sanders Street, and charged with use of a motor vehicle without...
ATHOL — At 9:25 p.m., Friday, police responded to a report of a single-car accident on Pleasant Street. Isaiah J. Garcia, 19, of 189 Spring St., Athol, struck a mailbox, breaking the post and the box. No injuries resulted, and no citations were issued. A tow was requested. At 6:38 a.m., Saturday...
AREA — The past year was witness to a number of local newsworthy events and 2015 closes with residents now patronizing long-awaited retail outlets, and a new state representative for the Second Franklin District having been seated. The year also saw the closing of Rodney Hunt-Fontaine and the...

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