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AREA — The Baker-Polito Administration announced Thursday that the towns of Orange and Royalston have been designated by the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) as Green Communities, committing to an ambitious renewable energy agenda to reduce energy consumption and emissions. As part of their...
ATHOL — Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., a privately held national retail chain of craft and home decor stores, opens at the North Quabbin Commons with a ribbon cutting and official grand opening celebration on Monday, Jan. 1. The 9 a.m. grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony is open to the public....
ATHOL — Town Manager Shaun Suhoski has issued a reminder that town bylaw requires property owners abutting sidewalks to clear them of snow and ice within 48 hours after a storm concludes to allow for safe travel. “While the town has thus far been spared mountains of snow this early winter, the...
Alice Zanga will return to the Petersham Art Center with her popular rug braiding class, held on Wednesdays, Jan. 24 through Feb. 28, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The center will also welcome Karen Healey of The Dappled Ewe in Rutland, who will teach a class on traditional rug hooking on Saturdays, Jan. 27 through Feb. 24, from 9 a.m. to noon. Submitted photo
PETERSHAM — Petersham Art Center will host two classes starting in January 2018 to chase away the winter blues. Alice Zanga will return with her popular rug braiding class, held on Wednesdays, Jan. 24 through Feb. 28, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Zanga is an acclaimed textile artist who has been...
ATHOL — The selectboard will meet Tuesday, Jan. 2, at 7 p.m., at the town hall, with the following agenda: Dec. 18 minutes. Announcements. Appointments (times approximate) — 7:05, department head reports; 7:10, Kim Pratt, comments on Facility Use Policy. New business — Highway vehicle;...
Friday, Dec. 22 7:09 p.m. - Party is looking for ride to Athol Hospital as she is out of one of her prescriptions, Cheney Street. Stood by with party until Orange Fire Department ambulance transported party.  10:24 a.m. - Report of loud banging from apartment, East River Street. Found to be...
ORANGE — Police responded to the following accidents on Thursday. At 7 a.m., an accident occurred on Ward Road involving one vehicle without injuries. Further information was unavailable prior to press time.  At 10:38 a.m., an accident occurred on Holtshire Road. An operator was transported by...
EDITOR’S NOTE: The log for the 3 to 11 p.m. shift was unavailable prior to press time today. Thursday, Dec. 28 7:30 a.m. - 911 caller reports male, 53, having chest pains, Shore Drive. Assisted Athol Fire Department. Party taken to Athol Hospital. 9:55 a.m. - Walk-in reports female at...
Finger-style guitarist/singer/songwriter Caleb Wetherbee will perform in the Great Hall at the Great Falls Discovery Center on Friday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m.Submitted photo
TURNERS FALLS — Finger-style guitarist/singer/songwriter Caleb Wetherbee will perform in the Great Hall at the Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, On Friday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m. Wetherbee performs guitar instrumentals and songs of traditional and contemporary folk music with intricate bare-...
Athol's Bryce King (center) tries to put the ball in the basket while three Mahar players go for the ball during the matchup between the two schools on Wednesday night in Orange. The Senators won 65-29. Photo by Mike Phillips
ORANGE — Quinn Gervais is a quiet kid and it’s often hard to get more than a couple words out of him. But the Mahar Senators’ forward showed that his ability on the court speaks louder than anything that he could say, as the senior scored a game high and career high 23 points against the rivaled...

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