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ATHOL — The Quabbin Valley Healthcare Veterans Club will hold its Christmas meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 2 p.m., in the nursing home library. Area veterans are welcome. Refreshments will be served. 
ORANGE — On Monday, at 12:10 p.m., Walmart on East Main Street reported an ongoing problem with a shoplifter. Police arrested Nicholas Mavis, 28, of Belchertown, for shoplifting over $100 by concealing merchandise. He was also trespassed from Walmart. Mavis was booked at the station and later...
ORANGE — There will be a meeting of the American Legion Post 172 on Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. Following that meeting, the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 172 will meet.  Also on Dec. 13, at 7 p.m., the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 172 will meet. All meetings are held on the second...
ATHOL — The Council on Aging will hold a blood pressure screening on Wednesday, Dec. 13, from 11 a.m. to noon, at the senior center. Screenings are free and open to the public.
ATHOL — Once again, the Friends of the Athol Public Library are celebrating Saturday library hours by offering a free raffle on Saturday, Dec. 16, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Every person who borrows a book from the library on that day will be offered a free raffle ticket. The winner will be drawn...
Local writer and musician Ann Reed spoke last Thursday at the Moore-Leland Library in North Orange about her experience leading an improvisational weekend Bigfoot chase, alongside several siblings and cousins, in 2009. The presentation was part of the Friends of the Orange Public Libraries-sponsored "Live Local Legends" series. Submitted photo 
NORTH ORANGE — For eight years, local writer and musician Ann Reed had kept a lighthearted personal story that needed to be shared. Then her opportunity appeared as an invitation to serve as December speaker in the Friends of the Orange Public Libraries-sponsored “Live Local Legends” series....
ORANGE — Police made two warrant arrests over the weekend.  Following a traffic stop on Mechanic Street, Friday, at 11:30 p.m., Alexander Correa, 33, of Mechanic Street, was arrested on a warrant after he was observed to be among the passengers in the vehicle.  On Saturday, at 9:40 a.m.,...
ORANGE — Police responded to three accidents over the weekend. On Friday, at 3:15 p.m., a party reported her vehicle was hit while parked at Fisher Hill School on Dexter Street while she was working Friday. There was red paint transferred to the damaged area of her vehicle. The incident was...
ERVING — The selectboard will meet today, Monday, Dec. 11, at 6:30 p.m., at the senior and community center, with the following agenda: Minutes. Fiscal year 2019 budget requests (joint meeting with the finance committee, 7 p.m.). Discussion of snow and ice removal practices. 2018 business...
BARRE — On Saturday, Dec. 23, Circle of Song will perform a holiday concert at the Barre Town Hall, in the center of Barre, at 7 p.m. COS will be celebrating its 17th Christmas season of performance, and will have Cailan McClure serving as piano accompanist. “A German Requiem” by Johannes Brahms...

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