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ORANGE —On Saturday at 5:15 p.m., Isaac S. Chaisson, 20, of 90 South Athol Rd., Athol,  was arrested on two Orange District Court warrants at a South Shore Drive location after a caller reported him to be there. 
ORANGE — A minor two-car accident occurred Saturday night, at 7:23 p.m., on Daniel Shays Highway. Damage was assessed at under $1,000. Drivers exchanged information. Further information was not available prior to press time. 
TEMPLETON — The November membership meeting of the Narragansett Historical Society will be a week early due to the holiday, on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. in the document room. The Jack Frost Festival is slated for Dec. 6 with tree lighting at 4:30 p.m. on the Templeton Common, then on to East...
BOSTON — The Beacon Hill Roll Call records votes and discussions by local legislators each week. COMING UP ON BEACON HILL MINIMUM WAGE HIKE TO $15 — The Labor and Workforce Development Committee has recommended passage of a bill that would raise the minimum wage over three years from $9 per...
Friday 8:50 a.m. - Walk-in requests to speak to the chief about an ongoing issue with her neighbor’s dog getting loose and attacking her dogs, Pleasant Street. Ongoing since May. In one incident a chicken owned by caller was killed. Chief to meet with animal control officer to determine course...
ATHOL — Four motor vehicle accidents were reported to police over the weekend. At 4:27 p.m., Friday, vehicles operated by Jonas R. Bussiere, of Gardner; and Tyra L. Woodin, of 36 Prospect St., were in an accident at Main and School streets. Damage was under $1,000. The drivers exchanged...
-- Village School preschool teacher, Leanne Limoges, guides children in a baking project. An open house will be held at the school in Royalston on Nov. 21.
ROYALSTON — The Village School is hosting an open house for parents and children on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. to noon.  Attendees can see classrooms, meet teachers, talk to current parents and students, meet alumni and learn about the engaging and challenging curriculum. There will also be...
Scarves hang from trees at a location in Ontario, Canada, as part of a "scarf bombing" event. Scarf bombing has taken hold across the United States and Canada, where it is reported to have begun, and is a humanitarian undertaking providing scarves to the homeless and others in need. Locally, Bonnie Bradshaw, of Orange, is coordinating a scarf bombing in which scarves will be hung in Memorial Park and at the Main Street center in Orange during the first two weeks of December. She said she was inspired, in pa
ORANGE — During the early part of December residents will see an unusual site, a variety of winter scarves — handcrafted or store-bought — hanging from trees and other objects at Memorial Park and in the Main Street center. The purpose: To offer a bit of warmth to the homeless and others in need...
Mahar Regional High School Principal Scott Hemlin gave a presentation at the Mahar School Committee meeting Monday night to update them on safety procedures at the school.  At right is Orange Selectman Kathy Reinig. Photo by Ashley Arseneau
ORANGE — The Mahar School Committee reviewed the timeline for the budget process for this year at their Monday night meeting. The timeline presented states that through December, the school’s administration will be undergoing budget preparation including such tasks as budget calendar development...
Students from Franklin County Technical school recently attended the Women in Engineering and Computing Career Day at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students participated in activities such as electronic storytelling with chibitronics, which was led by UMass College of Engineering undergraduate students; engineering drug delivery, led by UMass College of Engineering undergraduate students; and the lotus effect and capillary origami. Submitted photo
TURNERS FALLS — Cat Landers has a passion for chemical engineering, so her visit to the Women in Engineering and Computing Career Day at the University of Massachusetts Amherst opened her eyes to possibilities for her beyond high school. “The conference gave me an insight into internships,...

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