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ATHOL — Steven Cucinatti, of Retail Management and Development Inc., of Tewksbury, on Thursday said groundbreaking for the Starbucks outlet to be located at North Quabbin Commons will take place in the spring. A fall opening is anticipated.
ATHOL — At 3:23 p.m., Thursday, Jeremiah Gonzalez, 36, of 152 Fish St., was arrested following a traffic stop on Main Street and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.
ATHOL — On Thursday, at 4:02 p.m., police responded to a two-car accident on Main Street. Vehicles operated by Joseph Ithier, of 55 Burnshirt Rd., Phillipston; and Brenda Sue Rennie, of 1333 Main St., were involved. No injuries resulted. Rennie is to be summonsed on charges of operating an...
New library director Jessica Magelaner challenges the lovelorn to find "Reel Love" at the Wheeler Memorial Library in Orange starting Monday, Feb. 15. The event gives the library staff an opportunity to play matchmaker as they pair up patrons with coyly-wrapped DVDs that have their covers hidden. Participating patrons who fill out the "Rate Your Reel" bookmark will be entered into a drawing to win a dinner for two, compliments of the Friends of the Orange Public Libraries. Submitted photo
ORANGE — For those looking for love this Valentine’s season, the Wheeler Memorial Library will be arranging discrete encounters beginning Monday, Feb. 15, with a chance for patrons to find “Reel Love” and maybe win a dinner for two. “Reel Love” gives the library staff an opportunity to play...
BELCHERTOWN — The state Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Quabbin Visitor Center will host it next free winter program series presentation on Sunday, Feb. 14, with a program titled “The Hidden History of Quabbin Reservoir, the Army Air Corps and the Springfield Armory.”  Visitor Center...
ORANGE — On Wednesday at 3 p.m., Walmart loss prevention reported they had a shoplifter detained.  Police responded and arrested Charles J. Leadbetter, 42, of 192 South Main St., Athol, on a charge of shoplifting by concealing merchandise. 
ORANGE — On Wednesday, at 11:45 a.m., police responded to a minor two-car accident in a parking lot on South Main Street.  Damage was found to be under $1,000. The operators exchanged information. 
NEW SALEM — The New Salem Library, at 23 South Main St., encourages those interested in learning to draw in 3-D to stop by and watch a video or take a 10-minute course. For those who wish they could take apart cameras, appliances and other items — and not have to put them back together — such...
FITCHBURG — Elizabeth Young, author of “Black Frankenstein: The Making of an American Metaphor,” will present an author’s talk on Thursday, Feb. 25, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Fitchburg Art Museum. The event, sponsored by Mount Wachusett Community College’s Humanities Project through a grant from...
ATHOL — The Capital Program Committee meeting set for Wednesday was canceled. A date for the next meeting has yet to be set.


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