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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...
Tim Sweeney exhibits his "BESOCHEMPS" theory, meaning that behavioral and social elements, as well as chemical, emotional and psychological urges contribute to the disease of addiction. Photo by Jason Greenough
ORANGE — Tim Sweeney, a local Addictions Counselor out of Orange, has spent close to half of his life heading up support groups for those dealing with addiction to tobacco. With 18 years of experience, and thousands of success stories due to his many programs pertaining to quitting smoking,...
Tuesday 10:48 a.m. - A vehicle operated by Jacquelyn Niles, of Gardner, was in an accident on Route 2 in Gardner. No citations were issued. 1:29 p.m. - A vehicle operated by Jonathan Wiggins, of Acton, was in an accident on Route 2 in Phillipston. A citation for a marked lanes violation and...
ORANGE — The selectboard on Wednesday agreed to defer action until Jan. 13 and gather more information on funding sources for a Department of Public Works request for $37,500 in FY 16 and $100,000 in FY 17, which would include the hiring of three employees. With the DPW currently short-staffed...
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...
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 following defendants appeared in Orange District Court on Monday, Dec. 28, with Judge David S. Ross presiding: Deborah A. Shufelt, 67, 47 Kelton St. – assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of assault and battery, pleaded innocent, pretrial conference Feb. 12, 2016...
North Quabbin Community Coalition Executive Director Heather Bialecki-Canning announced recently the NQCC will be adding staff in 2016, expanding coalition meeting coverage to the Greater Gardner area, and bring a stronger voice to the North Quabbin region.Photo by Keith Kent
ATHOL — The North Quabbin Community Coalition (NQCC) announced at its December meeting it is expanding, hiring new employees, and doubling in size from two to four members.  The meeting began with an introduction of attendees including professionals, community representative members, Athol High...
AREA — North Quabbin Pipeline Action (NQPA), a regional group opposing the proposed Tennessee Gas Northeast Energy Direct (NED) Project, filed a motion to intervene with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently. Members of the NQPA steering committee feel that filing a motion helps...

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