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ATHOL — The Conservation Commission on Tuesday consider several wetlands issues. A plan was approved for William and Tracy MacDonald for a new well and septic system at a lot at 210 Burbee Rd. As a part of the order of conditions issued, sediment and erosion control measures must be taken while...
NEW SALEM — The annual town election on Monday, May 1, features one contest, with challenger David Briand seeking to fill the three-year selectboard seat currently occupied by Chair Randy Gordon, who is a write-in candidate. Town Clerk Stacy Senflug, asked previously to clarify why Gordon’s name...
During a recent fire on Hapgood Street in Athol the Salvation Army provided cold drinks and dinner to responding firefighters. Following the fire the Salvation Army has worked to make sure all the residents of the now destroyed building have housing, clothes, food and medicine lost in the blaze.  Submitted photo
ATHOL – A week after one of the largest fires in recent memory, which displaced five families, The Salvation Army continues to serve. The immediate response during which many survivors experience shock and eight people were hospitalized is only the beginning of a long recovery process. Salvation...
ROYALSTON — The public is invited to an old-fashioned May Day celebration on Tuesday, May 2, at 9 a.m., at the Village School in Royalston.  Children can join in May Pole weaving and dancing. There will be singing of traditional songs and rounds, with local musicians.  Rumor has it that the...
BOSTON — Beacon Hill Roll Call records local representatives’ votes on roll calls from the week of April 24 to 28. There were no roll calls in the Senate. Most of the House roll calls are on proposed amendments to the $40.8 billion fiscal 2018 state budget that the House debated for only two...
ORANGE — It was a meeting of heated discussion, only the second in as many as seven years, and one that looked at some points like it was going to end in a stalemate; but thanks to compromise and strong urgings from residents present to find a solution and move forward, the town of Orange took a...
Fugitive Martin B. Santiago, 49, is being sought by the Massachusetts State Police after he failed on Thursday to show up for his food stamp fraud and money laundering trial in Essex Superior Court.
BOSTON — The Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section is searching for Martin B. Santiago, 49, who did not show up for his food stamp fraud and money laundering trial on Thursday in Essex Superior Court. Investigators have determined that Santiago forcibly removed his...
ORANGE — The First Universalist Church, at 31 North Main St., will host a craft and tag sale on Saturday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Crafters will be offering wood products, fabric art, jewelry and fairies. Local bakers will be offering baked goods; sandwiches will also be sold. Used books,...
Pictured recently are cast members in the Mahar Theater Department's production of the musical "Grease," which will be performed in the school's Kermit Cook Auditorium on Friday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m., following the Key Club spaghetti super; on Saturday, April 29, at 1 and 7 p.m.; and on Sunday, April 30, at 2 p.m. All tickets are general admission and will be sold at the door.Submitted photo
ORANGE — The yearly musical that students at Mahar Regional School have been preparing this spring arrives tonight. This year it is “Grease!” It is mainly the story of two teenagers at “Rydell High” getting together back in the 1950s despite difficulties. Branden Burke, as Danny and Ally Dumonseau...
ORANGE — Mahar’s Junior Engineering Teams (JETS) have had a strong year so far, with both the middle school and high school teams eligible to compete at the national level. In March they were challenged with a three-part, state-wide competition on the theme of “Engineering the Environment.” The...

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