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GARDNER — The death of a man in Gardner, who was found deceased Saturday afternoon, has been ruled a homicide following an autopsy by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. Randy S. Vaillancourt, 56, was found in his...
Mahar's Brennan Mailloux goes for the rebound during his team's 69-35 win over the Hampshire Red Raiders on Wednesday night in Orange. Mailloux contributed 21 points in the win. Photo by Mike Phillips
ORANGE — They captained two different fall teams, Brennan Mailloux in soccer and Sam Paul in football, but on Wednesday night the two came together and lifted the Mahar Senators boys’ basketball team to a 69-35 victory over the Hampshire Red Raiders in the Senators’ season opener. As two that...
BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday filed legislation aimed at modernizing and streamlining parts of the National Guard’s enabling statute, including the creation of a Uniform Code of Military Justice and an increase to the minimum daily pay for soldiers and airmen performing state active...
ORANGE — This weekend one teenage singer will be making the trek to New York City from the North Quabbin to audition for ‘America’s Got Talent,’ a show she watches at home with her family, in the hope of advancing her singing career.  Clayre Ames, 14, of Orange, began singing about three years...
ERVING — The selectmen held their meeting at the Senior and Community Center Monday night as they began reviewing the proposed budget requests for fiscal year 2019. But first, Administrative Coordinator Bryan Smith updated the selectmen on the snow and ice removal practices of surrounding towns...
ATHOL — The selectboard on Tuesday approved a single tax rate of $19.57 per $1,000 valuation for fiscal year 2018 for both residential and commercial/industrial properties, as recommended by the assessors. This represents a decrease from the FY17 rate of $20.40. The FY18 rate is contingent...
On Tuesday Louis and Lisa Giannakakos, former owners of Brothers Pizza on South Street in Athol, stopped by the Athol Daily News to make a $1,000 donation to the Athol Daily News Santa Fund. They said they wished to give back to the community.Photo by Ashley Arseneau
ATHOL — Project coordinator Kimberly Emond reports that volunteers are raring to go and trucks are lined up and ready to assist Santa in delivery of Christmas presents to area homes on Saturday morning. Donations to the 70th annual Athol Daily News Santa Fund continue to come in, with today’s...
ATHOL — With the first snowfalls of the season, the parking area at the Alan E. Rich Environmental Park is now closed to parking for the winter months. Because the surface is stone dust, the lot cannot be plowed, as plowing tears up the lot and run off with stone dust can enter nearby Millers...
ORANGE — The Baker-Polito Administration on Tuesday awarded $5,000 to Hi-De Liners Inc., a plastic packaging company at the Orange Innovation Center, in coordination with the Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE). The awards, which total $216,067, will provide 32 Massachusetts...
BOSTON — The Baker-Polito Administration and the STEM Advisory Council on Tuesday awarded grant funding to the Franklin Hampshire Regional Employment Board to increase paid internship opportunities for high school students interested in STEM fields. Franklin Hampshire was one of five Workforce...

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