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WENDELL — On Wednesday, Peter Gorelick, Wendell’s newly hired information technology specialist, met with the Wendell selectboard at their biweekly meeting. He said he has met with nearly all the town’s committees, and is now quite familiar with their computer equipment and problems. He is setting...
WENDELL — On Saturday at 9:39 p.m., a school bus fire was reported on Jennison Road while the vehicle was parked at the driver’s residence. Fire Chief Joe Cuneo said the engine compartment of the bus was fully involved when the department was on scene and the bus is a total loss.  The bus was...
PETERSHAM -- The selectboard met on Tuesday night with the advisory finance committee to review the fiscal year 2018 budgets of town boards and departments.  Chief of Police Dana Cooley submitted a level funded $202,797 budget with the department’s FY17 budget before a yet to be determined raise...
ORANGE — The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the crash of a Cessna C120 aircraft the flipped during its landing procedures at Orange Municipal Airport Friday afternoon.  Authorities were called to the airport shortly after 3 p.m. Friday for a report of a plane crash. Upon...
ATHOL — The Capital Program Committee on Wednesday continued its review of fiscal year 2018 capital requests. No recommendations were voted. The total funding available for the FY18 Capital Improvement Plan is not yet known. Town Manager Shaun Suhoski again advised committee members free cash...
BOSTON — VA Boston Healthcare System (VABHS) on Thursday announced a $1.5 million award will go to the Massachusetts Veterans Epidemiology Research and Information Center (MAVERIC), a coordinating center of the VA Cooperative Studies Program, to continue its research Precision Oncology Program (...
ATHOL — The selectboard on Tuesday renewed Town Manager Shaun Suhoski’s contract for three years. The details of the contract, which is effective July 1, were discussed in executive session prior to the open meeting. Selectmen Stephen Raymond and William Caldwell negotiated the new contract...
These photos from surveillance cameras at the Athol Savings Bank branch in Ashburnham depict an unknown male suspected of robbing an undisclosed sum of money from the bank while armed with a handgun. 
ASHBURNHAM —An armed robbery occurred Wednesday at the Athol Savings Bank branch located at 52 Main St.  Ashburnham Police describe the perpetrator as being a white male in his 30s or 40s, with a slim to medium build, and being 5 feet, 4 inches to 5 feet, 10 inches tall. At the time of the...
ATHOL — Police Chief Russell Kleber on Tuesday asked the selectboard to consider forming an council to oversee certain aspects of the newly created K-9 unit. A $25,000 Stanton Foundation grant has been received to assist with re-establishing the Athol Police Department’s K-9 program. Kleber...
ORANGE — Tari Thomas, superintendent of Schools for Mahar Regional School, Elementary Schools and Petersham Center School, was reached for comment this morning regarding the gender neutral bathroom at Mahar following the federal controversy surround transgender bathrooms and President Donald Trump...

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