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Sunday 4:46 p.m. - 911 caller reports two loose dogs headed toward Willis Road on Townsend Road. 4:48 p.m. - Subject to station with license plate found on South Athol Road. 5:46 p.m. - 911 caller requests Athol Fire Department’s assistance with male party in wheelchair who can’t get around...
ATHOL — The Athol Public Library held a guessing contest in the adults area during the month of February. A total of 164 people guessed “How Many Pieces of Candy in the Candyland Display.” There were 423 pieces of candy and six lucky people with the closest guesses won boxes of candy, courtesy of...
ATHOL — Programs scheduled at the senior center for today have been canceled due to the Presidential Primary election, as the center is used as the polling place for the town’s three precincts. The dining room is also closed. The Council of Aging office is open. Programs resume on Wednesday.
WARWICK — The Warwick selectboard threw their support behind a request from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s cycling team to allow a series of bicycle road races to occur on a Saturday in April.  The first few races will occur between 8 and 10 a.m. and will include a route that takes...
AREA — Today is the presidential primary and polls are open until 8 p.m. The following is a list of polling places for area towns: Where to vote: Athol — Senior Center, 82 Freedom St.  Erving — Town Hall, 12 East Main St.  Wendell —Town Office Building, 9 Morse Village Rd.  Warwick —...
The Phillipston firefighters presented a citizens' petition to the selectboard Monday containing two dozen signatures requesting an article be placed on the May 4 annual town meeting warrant to purchase a new command vehicle. Explaining the request to the selectmen is fire department member Anthony Jones, seen holding the petition.  Photo by Keith Kent
PHILLIPSTON — Residents, who are also members of the fire department, presented the selectmen with a petition Monday night containing two dozen signatures requesting an article be placed on the May 4 annual town meeting to help the department obtain a new command vehicle. The current command...
NEW SALEM — In discussing the potential installation of a solar array on Petersham Road, the selectboard on Monday approved in principle a tax agreement of $14 per megawatt, as well as a 2.5 percent escalator. The rate, as recommended by Assistant Assessor Ken Holmberg, comes concurrent with plans...
ORANGE — The Pioneer Junior Women’s Club will host a “Meet the Candidates” night at the Orange Armory on Thursday, March 3, beginning at 7 p.m., with Christopher Woodcock moderating. There are two candidates running for the open Orange selectman seat, Richard Sheridan and Richard Kwiatkowski. Both...
WARWICK — The Warwick Arts Council and Mt. Grace Land Conservation Trust present “Poetry By Nick & Margot Fleck,” a special reading by the husband-and-wife duo from Northfield. The free event will take place on Sunday, March 6, at 2 p.m. at the Warwick Free Public Library, 4 Hotel Rd.  Nick’...
AREA — Throughout Tuesday voters across the Commonwealth will join with those of 11 other states and one territory to vote in the presidential primary elections in what has become known colloquially as “Super Tuesday,” a day in which more electoral votes are cast than in any other single day...

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Athol, MA 01331
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