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WARWICK — A lengthy discussion was held Monday night on the topic of road salt use after residents who live near the center of town complained about there being too much sodium in their wells last spring. The selectboard has been meeting regularly with highway superintendent Larry Delaney over...
ATHOL — There are only 16 days left until the jolly old elf in the red suit makes his midnight dash to deliver Christmas cheer around the globe. Santa is hoping the good citizens in the Athol area will continue to support the 70th annual Athol Daily News Santa Fund, which brings the holiday spirit...
WORCESTER — This month, Register Stephanie K. Fattman from the Worcester Probate and Family Court, in conjunction with the Worcester Juvenile Court, celebrated National Adoption Day. Through this program, 48 children from the Massachusetts foster program were placed through the Department of...
Mount Wachusett Community College practical nursing students who worked with Catholic Charities stand in front of a poster detailing the service learning work they did this semester. Other presentations highlighted students' experiences with the Gardner Community Action Committee, Clear Path for Veterans, and Crystal House. Submitted photo
GARDNER — Students from the Mount Wachusett Community College Practical Nursing program presented their semester-long Service Learning Projects last week.  “I’m very proud of the work you have done and am looking forward to hearing the presentations,” MWCC President James Vander Hooven said at...
ATHOL — The Knights of Lithuania recently elected the following slate of officers for 2018: • Chaplain — Rev. Joseph Jurgelonis. • President — Richard Gatautis. • Vice president — Jackie Doherty. • Treasurer — Dr. Marie Shatos. • Finance secretary — Bill Wisnauskas. • Recording...
ORANGE — The Mahar, Orange Elementary, and Petersham Center School school committees will hold a joint policy meeting for policy development on Thursday, Dec. 14, at 5:30 p.m., in the superintendent’s office.
With falling temperatures signifying the inevitable change of the season, many New Englanders have begun preparing for another unpredictable winter. In our retirement years, winter can be a difficult and dangerous few months. If you’re retired, or if you have senior family, friends, and neighbors...
Weekend, Dec. 2-3 Athol - The town will hold a property auction on Dec. 15. A fundraiser organized by Athol-Royalston Middle School students raised nearly $800 for Puerto Rico. Reusable cloth shopping bags are now available at the Athol Public Library, with a limit of two per family....
Karla Christiansen
OXFORD — Michael Hewitt, president and CEO of bankHometown, has announced the hiring of Karla Christiansen as the branch manager/assistant vice president of the office in Sturbridge. Christiansen worked for bankHometown for two years as the Oxford branch manager, beginning in 2013, before...
 BOSTON — Beacon Hill Roll Call records local senators’ votes on three roll calls from the week of Dec. 4-8. There were no roll calls in the House last week. SEN. STAN ROSENBERG RESIGNS FROM SENATE PRESIDENCY — “I believe taking a leave of absence from the Senate Presidency during the...

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