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GREENFIELD — Baystate Franklin Medical Center has withdrawn an unfair labor practice charge filed this summer against its own registered nurses alleging that they have no right to strike to protest Baystate’s refusal to negotiate a fair contract, including concrete solutions to nurses’ staffing...
ATHOL — The selectboard will meet Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m., in Room 21 of the town hall, with the following agenda: Pledge of Allegiance. Oct. 3 minutes. Permits and licenses — St. Francis of Assisi Church (one-day license for the fourth annual Oktoberfest on Oct. 28). Public comment...
ATHOL — The Friends of the Athol Public Library have received a $2,000 grant from the Frank S. Parmenter Trust Fund, Bank of America, N.A., Co-Trustee.  This one-year grant was made to support the purchase of large-print materials and books on CD for older adults. The library has a good...
 Mitchell R. Grosky will present a slideshow on his travel experience at an Athol Public Library program on Tuesday, Oct. 24 from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Submitted photo
ATHOL — On Tuesday, Oct. 24, from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m., at the Athol Public Library, regional landscape and travel photographer Mitchell R. Grosky, of Athol, will be presenting a slideshow on his African safari in the summer of 2016. Light refreshments will be served. Of his and his wife’s trip to...
DEAR ABBY: Yesterday I was in a retail store with my service dog. The clerk asked me what kind of service dog she was and I replied, “She’s my service dog.” She kept pressing me as to exactly why I have one, so I asked her if she was inquiring about my disability. When she said, “Yes,” I politely...
WORCESTER — Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. will oppose the early release from prison of a man convicted of second-degree murder in the 1994 killing of Paxton Police Chief Robert J. Mortell. Jamie C. Richards, who was 22 at the time of the murder, will argue for his...
GARDNER — The Gardner Museum, at 28 Pearl St., will hold a roundtable discussion for Vietnam veterans on Thursday, Oct. 19, from 7 to 8 p.m. One of two guests scheduled to appear is James Kelley, who served in the Army from 1967 to 1970. He was in Vietnam as an electrical lineman during the Tet...
BARRE — The College Financial Aid Night with the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m., in the Quabbin Regional High School auditorium at 800 South St. This program is for college-bound students and their families. It will cover such topics...
ORANGE — During Sunday’s Celebrate the Harvest festival, the Orange Republican Town Committee collected signatures for two state petitions, as well as a termination notice calling for the resignation of U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren.  The two petitions are intended to prohibit the state from paying...
ORANGE — On Wednesday, at 10:40 p.m., police arrested Jerry Ramos, 25, of Ludlow, on a warrant out of Springfield District Court after responding to a Benham Street location for a report of suspicious activity.  

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