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 Mahar's Hannah Paul reaches out to block the shot from Athol's Geca Baptista during Wednesday night's matchup between the two school in Orange. The Senators won the game 58-44. Photo by Mike Phillips
ORANGE — It took a little time to get onto the board but once they did, the Mahar Senators got back on track with a 58-44 win against the rivaled Athol Red Raiders on Thursday night. The win was a good bounce-back performance for the Senators after the Monument Mountain Spartans stole one from...
ORANGE — At their last meeting of the year the selectboard met with Glen Ohlund of the Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) to discuss how a revolving housing rehabilitation loan fund will be set up in the town’s application for a Community Development Block Grant...
Mount Wachusett Community College Assistant Professor of Business Geraldo Maldonado stands with Director of the Senator Stephen M. Brewer Center for Civic Learning Shelley Nicholson holding the Echo Dot Maldonado won as part of the Do One Thing campaign.Submitted photo
GARDNER — Small acts of kindness and generosity were celebrated during the Do One Thing (DOT) campaign that recently concluded at Mount Wachusett Community College. “People don’t have to do anything big… this is literally something as simple as holding the door for someone or smiling at someone...
The Pioneer Junior Woman’s Club and Breakfast With Santa committee each donated $800 to the Orange Santa Fund and the Athol Daily News Santa Fund, respectively, Wednesday morning at the Athol Daily News office. Left-to-right — Karen Perkins, secretary of both the Pioneer Junior Women’s Club and Breakfast with Santa; Brenda Taylor, treasurer of the PJWC; Mary Helen Nutter-Truehart, president of the PJWC; Lisa Arnot, office manager for the Athol Daily News; Shelly Hatch, treasurer for Breakfast with Santa; an
ATHOL — Thanks to a generous donation of $800 from the recent Breakfast with Santa event, the 70th annual Athol Daily News Santa Fund has exceeded its $13,500 goal for 2017 and has climbed to a $14,450 total. The Breakfast with Santa event was held on Dec. 16, at the Athol-Orange Elks Lodge. ...
ORANGE — Santa was so exhausted from all his delivering that the donations of the last two weeks hadn’t yet been posted. The Orange Santa Fund is very grateful for the following generous donations totaling $2,310, which bring the overall total to $8,662.50: • Breakfast with Santa — $800. •...
Wednesday, Dec. 20 7:55 a.m. - 911 caller states her boyfriend fell and might need assistance getting up; caller then stated boyfriend was all set, South Shore Drive. All set on arrival. No need for EMS services.  9:40 a.m. - Traffic stop for failure to inspect vehicle, East Main Street....
ORANGE — Three arrests were made since Sunday.  On Sunday, at 10:30 p.m., Jeffrey A. Litmatainen 26, of 65 West River St., was arrested following a report of him being intoxicated and causing issues at his mother’s home. Prior to officers arriving, Litmatainen left the residence but was later...
ORANGE — Police have responded to the following accidents since Wednesday, Dec. 20. On Wednesday, Dec. 20, at 6:15 p.m., a party reported she was traveling east on New Athol Road and struck a deer in the roadway. All parties were found uninjured and the vehicle was drivable.  On Thursday, Dec...
ORANGE — The following defendant appeared in Orange District Court on Friday, Dec. 22, with Judge David S. Ross presiding: Jason A. Dunn, 41, Hubbardston – violate abuse prevention order – pleaded innocent, pretrial conference Feb. 12, 2018.
ORANGE — The recycling center/transfer station will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 2, in observance of New Year’s Day. It will be open on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, Jan. 3, 4 and 6.

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