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PHILLIPSTON — The Phillipston Historical Society will sponsor “Accordion Music Around the World,” featuring the Central Mass. Accordion Club, at the Red Apple Farm on Friday, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m. A news item on page 11 of Monday’s edition contained an incorrect date.
David LeClaire of Home Fruit Wine stands in the cellar of his winery among his inventory. The business will soon celebrate its first year in business in Orange. Photo by Ashley Arseneau
ORANGE — For a small business to stay open its first year can sometimes be a challenge while they gain a regular customer base and spread the word about their offerings. Home Fruit Wine, a winery making whole fruit wines from local and regionally sourced fruits, is happy to say they have made it...
ERVING — At Monday night’s selectboard meeting, four sealed bids for the Erving Riverfront Park were opened by Mark Arigoni, of Milone/MacBroom, and Rebecca Shrer, Tighe and Bond. Arigoni announced that while a low bid may become apparent, the town has reserved the right to review all the bids...
ATHOL — Department of Public Works Superintendent Doug Walsh advised the selectboard Tuesday his department has been told the state could be declaring, in the next day or so, that the central region of the state, which includes Athol, is being put under a drought warning. Once a drought warning...
A local group took part in the national Blue Ribbon Initiative earlier this week. On Monday, blue ribbons were tied on trees at various locations in Phillipston and Royalston to show support for all men and women in law enforcement and their families. The initiative was begun by two mothers in New York. Over 18 states now participate, with Townsend being the first community in Massachusetts to take part. Elaine Heath, wife of Athol police officer Kevin Heath, and Kristin Stanley and
AREA — A local group took part in the national Blue Ribbon Initiative earlier this week, tying blue ribbons on several trees in Phillipston and Royalston to show support for all law enforcement officers and their families. Those participating included Phillipston selectmen Tom Brouillet and John...
Officer Doug Kaczmarczyk has been appointed by Chief Russell Kleber as the Athol Police Department's school resource officer. Photo by Brian Gelinas
ATHOL — Police Chief Russell Kleber has appointed Officer Doug Kaczmarczyk as the department’s school resource officer, effective as of Aug. 16. Kleber made the announcement at Tuesday’s selectboard meeting. Recognizing the importance of having a presence in the schools, Kleber said while...
Tuesday, Aug. 16 8:40 a.m. - Sex offender follow-up, Exchange Street. Audited subject for sex offender registry board. 9:30 a.m. - Assistant animal control officer attempted to serve town bylaw violation citation for unrestrained dogs, Rich Place. No contact with subject. 9:59 a.m. - Caller...
ATHOL — Athol Hospital’s Golf Classic, held on Aug. 10 at the Ellinwood Country Club, raised $42,000 which will help the hospital to move forward with the construction of a new emergency department and medical office building. Construction of the two buildings will address significant space...
1991 The Athol-Royalston School Committee voted unanimously not to accept non-resident students into the system as allowed by a “School Choice” law recently approved by the legislature.  Calls to the Orange Police Department during the hours when the department is not manned, from 2 to 10 a.m...
BARRE — The Quabbin Education Foundation for Students and Teachers (QUEST) in Barre received a $5,000 grant from the Barre Savings Charitable Foundation, a Fidelity Bank Endowment. QUEST provides enrichment, enhancement, and academic support for the students and faculty of the Quabbin Regional...

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