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ORANGE — In the Feb. 8 edition it was incorrectly reported that the Orange Selectboard voted 2-0 to appoint Steve Johnson to the cemetery commission.  The vote was a joint vote with the cemetery commission, making the vote 4-0, with selectman Kathy Reinig abstaining. 
Doris and John Brooks of Templeton speak with fellow exhibitor Bill Buckler of Westminster during last year's Cabin Fever Collectors Show at Kamaloht, East Templeton, hosted by the Narragansett Historical Society of Templeton. The couple showed their collection of antique milk bottles and tin, while Buckler displayed his baseball card collection. Submitted photo
BALDWINVILLE — The Narragansett Historical Society of Templeton has it on record that February, down through the decades, can be a rough month, with inclement weather confining residents to their homes and making us feel irritable and restless. As a result, the group last year sponsored its first...
FITCHBURG — Can-Am Machinery, a local business in West Fitchburg, has organized a regional effort to petition the MBTA for a better commuter rail train schedule. An event will be held at Can-Am on Thursday, Feb. 11, at noon, at 44 Old Princeton Rd. The MBTA has proposed a new commuter rail...
ATHOL — The Massachusetts Environmental Police will sponsor a “Boat Massachusetts” boating basics course at Athol High School on April 4, 5, 11 and 12, from 6 to 9 p.m., each day. There is no charge, and the purpose of the course is to foster safe boat operation through increased awareness of...
ATHOL — Four motor vehicle accidents were reported to police on Tuesday. At 8:43 a.m., a vehicle operated by Ronald J. Garza Jr., of Warren, slid off the road into fencing on West Royalston Road. No injuries resulted. At 2:52 p.m., vehicles operated by Jamie L. Clarkson, of 210 North Orange Rd...
Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis, center, Lt. David Kalagher, left, and Assistant Deputy Superintendent Michael Temple help to load some of the crates of freshly picked corn at the Worcester County Jail and House of Correction. Over 9,000 ears of corn were grown with inmate labor as part of the Sheriff's Organic Farming Program. Submitted photo
WEST BOYLSTON — Four years ago, Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis decided to implement an organic farming program at the Worcester County Jail and House of Correction. With some food for thought and just under $1,000 for seed and start up costs, the sheriff converted what once was an...
ATHOL — Valuing Our Children, at 217 Walnut St., will hold a two-day, drive-in movie event on Thursday, Feb. 18, and Friday, Feb. 19, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on both days. On Feb. 18, parents are invited to help their children make a car out of a cardboard box. On Feb. 19, children will watch the...
ORANGE — On Monday night it was reported to police that someone witnessed a man stealing ladders located behind a Prentiss Street warehouse. Also seen with the man were two other male parties. All three were said to have fled the scene in a white commercial van with lettering on the side.  After...
NEW SALEM — The New Salem Agricultural Commission begins its 2016 educational workshop series with a viewing of the film “Root Hot or Die” on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 6:30 p.m. at the New Salem Library, 23 South Main St. The presentation will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker Rawn Fulton...
GREENFIELD — The Catholic Charities Homecare Program has been providing homecare services, on a small scale, for more than 20 years. With the growing population of elders in the Greenfield and surrounding towns, they are seeking to expand their workforce to further accommodate the elders’ needs...

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