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ATHOL — The North Quabbin Region has felt the pain of young people as they struggle to answer questions regarding their lives, school, relationships, careers and family. In memory of Mark Brighenti Jr., who was a senior at the Athol High School, and all those who struggle, the Athol Congregational...
BRAINTREE — Elvin Dugan Jr. of Winchendon has claimed a $1 million prize in the Massachusetts State Lottery’s “Wheel of Fortune” instant game after his wife, Deb, purchased the winning ticket on Friday, Nov. 13. While waiting to pick up a takeout order at a restaurant, Deb walked next door to...
ORANGE — On Friday, at 8:45 a.m., police arrested Timothy J. Bowers Sr., 52, of 477 Main St., Athol, at an East River Street location for vandalizing property after an investigation revealed that he had vandalized a woman’s car.
ERVING — The following programs are scheduled in the coming weeks at Erving Public Library, 17 Moore St. Tuesday, Nov. 24 - 3 to 5 p.m. — Lego Club Join Lego Lady and explore her collection of a million Legos at the library. The program is appropriate for school-aged children. Children 10 and...
ATHOL — The Council on Aging will not hold a blood pressure screening on Wednesday, Nov. 25. 
Royalston Community School kindergarten teacher Jessica Willhite recently strayed from the plan book for a few minutes when she was informed of "an unhappy happening" during gym. A "family meeting" was held, with all encouraged to participate. Willhite took full advantage of an unexpected opportunity to discuss decision-making, expressing personal feelings, apologizing, forgiving and how to turn an unpleasant event into a positive learning experience. Photo by Mary C. Barclay
ROYALSTON — Much to their credit, Royalston Community School’s faculty understands and embraces the fact that teachers come in all ages, and when teachable moments present themselves, they must be worked into an already fully-planned day. Such was the case this past week when something unhappy...
PETERSHAM — Ben and Jerry’s board member, Terry Mollner, Ed.D., will present a talk on “Capitalism – Where is it Headed - Crisis, Crash or Catalyst for the Common Good?” on Sunday, Nov. 29, at 3 p.m. as part of the Village Lyceum at the First Congregational Parish, Unitarian on the Town Common....
Pictured at the Art Center are volunteers Barbara Robichaud, left, and Sheila Youd, with the framed Barbara Ellis painting donated by the Day family for the benefit auction.  Photo by Nancy Allen
PETERSHAM — Petersham Art Center is celebrating the holidays with their Annual Members Show with 26 artists represented in the gallery through December. The Center also has a benefit auction underway with over 30 unique items available for bidders. Auction donations from Art Center supporters...
Ocean State Job Lot is beginning its annual “Three Square Meals” food fund drive. Customers at all Ocean State Job Lot stores, including the one in Athol, are invited to make a donation at the registers, a portion of which will be matched by Job Lot to help combat food insecurity in their...
ATHOL — The annual William J. O’Brien Memorial Thanksgiving Dinner will be held on Thursday, Nov. 26, at the Athol American Legion, at 325 Pequoig Ave. The meal is held to ensure no one is without a dinner or companionship on the holiday. Coffee will be served to those arriving early. Drop-ins...

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