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ATHOL — The town has received a response from the State 911 Department to its request for a 60-day extension to allow for the full implementation of centralized police, fire and emergency dispatching services at the police station. The full consolidation of dispatch services is nearly complete,...
Bridget Sullivan was introduced this week as the new administrative assistant to Athol's selectboard and Town Manager Shaun Suhoski, seated.Photo by Brian Gelinas
ATHOL — Bridget Sullivan was introduced this week as the new administrative assistant to the selectboard and Town Manager Shaun Suhoski. Sullivan, a resident of town, replaces Heather Brissette, who left recently to take a similar position in Concord after having served in the role for nearly 15...
ERVING — Alan Singer, director of lending from the Franklin County Community Development Corporation, reported to selectmen Monday on the 10 Town Loan Fund program. The program assists small businesses in providing support and financial assistance which in turn creates jobs. Singer reported that...
GREENFIELD — The Baker-Polito Administration on Monday announced that Massachusetts is sending more help to Puerto Rico as the island continues to recover and rebuild after the destructive impact of Hurricane Maria. The Commonwealth has assembled a joint team of emergency management personnel...
ORANGE — On Thursday, Nov. 9, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., the Franklin County Community Meals Program (FCCMP) will hold its annual Thanks for Giving Open House to honor volunteers and donors of the Orange Food Pantry. The open house will take place at the Orange Food Pantry at 118 East Main St., and...
 Board of Planning and Community Development member David Small, at the podium, addresses attendees at Monday's fall town meeting in Athol. As evidenced by the sparse crowd, the attainment of a quorum was delayed by about a half hour. A total of 69 out of approximately 6,800 registered voters were in attendance. A quorum is 68.Photo by Brian Gelinas
ATHOL — Voters at the fall town meeting on Monday approved all 21 articles on the warrant, as recommended by the Finance and Warrant Advisory Committee. The start of the meeting was delayed by about a half hour, as a quorum was awaited. A total of 69 out of approximately 6,800 voters were in...
Mahar students volunteered recently at the 12th annual Mahar Cancer Walk. The students helped to set up tables and chairs, hang posters on the fence, inflate balloons and tie them to the fence and distribute bottles of water to participants. A total of $5,004.45 was raised, the third-highest amount in the history of the event.Submitted photo
ORANGE — The 12th annual Mahar Cancer Walk is now history, with many student and community volunteers participating in the Oct. 7 event. “Through the efforts of our volunteers, donors, and sponsors we raised $5,004.45,” said Sandi Eklund of the Mahar Cancer Walk Committee. “This is the third-...
ATHOL — At the start of Monday’s fall town meeting, a moment of silence was held in honor of Elwin Bacon, who passed away recently. Bacon served on the Conservation Commission and was a longtime constable of the Bearsden Conservation Area.
WARWICK — The town will be voting on a town-wide ban of the herbicide Roundup/2-4D, at a special town meeting scheduled for Monday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. An informational session about Roundup is scheduled for today, Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. at the town hall. The history, usage, and biochemical...
ORANGE — The selectboard recently approved the warrant for a 22-article special town meeting, which will be held Thursday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Ruth B. Smith Auditorium at the town hall.  Articles on the warrant include increases to the number of selectboard members (from 3 to 5), and...

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