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BOSTON — State Sen. Anne M. Gobi (D-Spencer) and State Rep. Susannah M. Whipps Lee (R-Athol) have announced a $145,000 grant awarded to the Athol Community Elementary School for after school and summer programming at the Athol Area YMCA. “The Town of Athol and YMCA continue to offer a variety of...
LEOMINSTER — The Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts announced the distribution of 23 grants, totaling nearly $500,000 from its general endowment funds and field of interest funds, during a press event at Apple Hill Farm.  “All of the programs we funded will make a difference in...
WENDELL — The film “Transcendence” will be shown at the Wendell Free Library on Saturday, July 2, at 7:30 p.m. A scientist’s drive for artificial intelligence takes on dangerous implications when his consciousness is uploaded into one such program. Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) is the foremost...
SPRINGFIELD — The Greater Springfield Harriers will hold their 39th annual Fourth of July 5k Road Race on Monday, July 4. The race will start promptly at 9 a.m. at the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, 1000 West COlumbus Ave., Springfield.  Applications for the race are available online at...
ROYALSTON — The selectboard will meet Tuesday, June 21, at 7 p.m., at the town hall, with the following agenda: Minutes. Acknowledgments, announcements, correspondence — Response to planning board letter regarding Village School plans. Department head reports. Old business — General bylaw...
ORANGE — Denise Andrews (D-Orange) is running to secure the Second Franklin District State Representative seat, an office she previously held from 2011 to 2015. “Serving as your representative and helping individuals, families and our communities solve problems and make progress was a job I...
Shown are composers and the conductor for Quabbin Valley Pro Musica's June 26 performance of "Elijah." Shown left-to-right are Carolyn Brown Senier of Orange, composer; Charles Heffernan of Amherst, conductor; Allison Pollitt of Athol, composer. Submitted photo
NEW SALEM — Felix Mendelssohn’s robust oratorio “Elijah” will be the centerpiece of Quabbin Valley Pro Musica’s summer concert beginning at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 26, in the 1794 Meetinghouse. Charles Heffernan, professor emeritus of music at UMass, Amherst, will conduct the 41-member chorus, which...
PETERSHAM — The selectboard will meet on Tuesday, June 21, at 6:30 p.m., in the town hall lower level with the following agenda: Minutes. New business — Nichewaug Inn property project: any updates per Concord Square planning process and any other updates as available; Glen Valley Bridge...
Thursday, June 16 8:11 a.m. - Officer requested as caller’s back window to vehicle was broken overnight, Blodgett Street. Report taken.  10:15 a.m. - Caller reports ATVs and dirt bikes have been running up and down the street all morning, Stone Road. Gone on arrival.  12:25 p.m. - Report of...
ORANGE — In an effort to better serve the community, the Orange Cultural Council is asking for public input in helping to prioritize which grants are funded. The Orange Cultural Council Community Input Survey is an opinion poll designed to help set funding priorities for the next three years. ...

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