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ATHOL — At 7:37 a.m., Wednesday, a vehicle operated by Ginger A. Thompson, of 192 Fairview Ave., struck a fire hydrant at Dunbar Place. According to police, Thompson missed the entrance to Dunbar Place and was backing up to make the turn and struck the hydrant. The passenger side of the vehicle...
ATHOL — At Tuesday’s selectboard meeting, Chairman Lee Chauvette, on behalf of the family, provided a brief update on 17-year-old Brian Tomlinson’s battle with osteosarcoma and his ongoing recovery. Chauvette said Tomlinson was recently fitted for his first basic leg prosthetic and doctors have...
ATHOL — A selectboard executive session to discuss contract negotiations was rescheduled from Tuesday, night to Thursday, Feb. 4, at 6 p.m., in Room 17 at the town hall.
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KEENE, N.H. — On Tuesday, Feb. 2, the Keene Police in conjunction with the Division of Child and Youth Services initiated an investigation into alleged child sexual abuse. This investigation culminated with the arrest of 50-year-old Michael A. Lang of Harmony Lane, Keene. Lang was arrested without...
FITCHBURG — Fitchburg State University on Monday announced its selection by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) to participate in the three-year “Re-Imagining the First Year of College” (RFY) project, a sweeping initiative aimed at transforming the first year of...
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ROYALSTON — On Saturday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m., at the Royalston Town Hall, Kevin Gardner will give a talk based on his book about New England stone walls, “The Granite Kiss.” He will explain why New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls, how they were built, how their styles...
PETERSHAM — On Jan. 16, the police department received a call at 3:34 a.m. regarding suspicious activity and the caller reporting a pickup truck was in the middle of the intersection of Old East Street and Old Barre Road with a male occupant inside who appeared to be sleeping. Police responded...
ORANGE — St. Mary’s Church, at 19 Congress St., is having a special Mission of Mercy on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week at 7 p.m. Guest speakers are two nuns from the Congregation of Our Lady of Mercy, Boston. All are welcome to attend.
FITCHBURG — Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai’s acclaimed book “I Am Malala” will be explored in Fitchburg State University’s Community Read this spring through films, art exhibitions and group discussions. All of the Community Read events are free and open to the public. Yousafzai’s...
NEW SALEM — The New Salem/Wendell School Committee will meet Thursday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m., at the Swift River School, with the following agenda: Public hearings. Warrants. Student-teacher presentation. Superintendent’s report. Director of finance and operations report — Fiscal year 2017...

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