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ATHOL — Police Chief Russell Kleber is encouraging all those planning to attend this weekend’s swearing in of K-9 “Gronk” to wear New England Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski jerseys. The swearing in ceremony is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. at the Summerfest at Athol High School. “I will offer a group...
NEW SALEM — Singer/songwriter and country and folk artist David Mallett will perform at the 1794 Meetinghouse, 26 South Main St., on Saturday, June 24, at 7:30 p.m. Mallett’s songs have been recorded by more than 150 artists, including Pete Seeger, Alison Krauss, John Denver, Emmylou Harris,...
ATHOL — The Pleasant Street School Re-use and Disposition Study Committee on Tuesday continued to hammer out plans for a public forum to be held Thursday, July 20, to garner input on possible uses for the former school property. A walk-through of the building, at 1060 Pleasant St., for...
ERVING — On Monday night, Erving selectmen opened by meeting with Treasurer Julie Wonkka and Financial Advisor Clark Rowell to discuss options available to the town for short- and long-term borrowing.  They began with the new library project if they receive the Massachusetts Board of Library...
ROYALSTON — The selectboard met Tuesday evening. Selectman Roland Hamel will serve as Royalston’s representative on the Montachusett Area Regional Transportation Advisory Board (MART) and Montachusett Joint Transportation Committee. Keith Newton shared how critical it can be to have a...
Pictured is "Bumper" by Warwick resident Tom Wyatt, a photograph on metal. Submitted photo
SHELBURNE FALLS — Warwick photographer Tom Wyatt’s exhibit of his photographs on metal, “Reflection and Illusion,” is on display June 30 to Aug. 27 at Salmon Falls Gallery, 1 Ashfield St. in Shelburne Falls. The reception will take place on Saturday, July 8, from 4 to 6 p.m., with improvisations...
PETERSHAM — It is the responsibility of the Petersham School District to identify any child who is a resident of Petersham, who may have a disability, regardless of the severity of the disability. It is also the responsibility of the district to evaluate those students to determine if they are...
 Orange resident and artist Apryl Gaudet has created a 3-D summer reading mural for the Children's Room at the Wheeler Memorial Library. Above, Gaudet stands next to her son Blake, while holding her son Mason. (Related story on page 5)Submitted photo
ORANGE — Ed the Wizard will visit the Wheeler Memorial Library on Monday, June 26, at 2:30 p.m., for an all-ages performance to celebrate the start of the library’s summer reading program. The show, which is free, open to the public, and funded by the Orange Cultural Council, is one of the many...
Wednesday, June 21 7:40 a.m. - Orange Fire Department reports possible basement fire, Congress Street. Found to be furnace issue.  1:50 p.m. - Medical emergency, Fairman Road.  2:19 p.m. - Complaint of speeding in cars primarily around 6:30 a.m. with cars going west, West Main Street.  3 p...
ORANGE — The following defendants appeared in Orange District Court on Monday, June 19, with Judge David S. Ross presiding: Daniel P. Flanders, 38, 434 Crescent St., Athol – disturbing the peace, resisting arrest, three counts assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (shod foot)  — pleaded...

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