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ORANGE — Article nine of the warrant for next Thursday’s special town meeting is a request to remove the police department from Civil Service. At the selectboard meeting Wednesday night, police chief Craig Lundgren outlined why he is bringing this request to the town.   Last year, after a year-...
Richard Chase Sr. (inset) is the first user of a new four-wheel rider called a Buzzaround that was donated to Marine Corps League Pequoig Detachment 1168 by life member Marty Tessier. Kneeling, front -- Marjorie "Charlie" Chase. Kneeling, second row, left to right -- Steve Chase, Chase, Ted Chase. Standing -- Bernie Heaney, Earle King, Gigs Williams, Tom Williams, Rod "Whip" Whipple, Barney Cummings Jr., Anthony Brighenti, Commandant Dick Hancock, Grover Ballou.Submitted photo
ATHOL — Marine Corps League Pequoig Detachment 1168 recently accepted the donation of new Golden Technologies Buzzaround four-wheel travel scooter from life member Marty Tessier. The rider can be operated in “rabbit” mode and at full throttle, with the maximum speed being about five miles per...
ORANGE — The opportunity for trick or treating and playing Halloween games will take place at the Ralph C. Mahar Regional School on Wednesday Oct. 25, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The event is for grades kindergarten through 6 only and features approximately 16 stations where children can collect candy....
Ralph C. Mahar Regional School and Orange Elementary School have been awarded $66,246 in funding through the Skills Capital Grants program. Accepting for Mahar were, front row, left to right -- Adam Suzor of local business Suzor IT, which will help create a student-led information technology help desk; Mahar Co-Principal Eric Dion (holding check); and Chad Softic (partially obscured) of the Orange Police Department, which will assist with simulated searches using drones purchased via the grant. Behind Mahar
WESTFORD — The Baker-Polito Administration recently awarded $9.5 million in Skills Capital Grants to 32 high schools, community colleges and educational institutions that will use the funds to purchase equipment, modernize operations, and boost enrollment capacity in career training programs...
 Mahar's Charlie Anderson gives the ball a kick from the corner against Mohawk Trail on Thursday afternoon in Orange. Anderson scored two goals for the Senators in their 3-0 win, clinching a playoff berth for Mahar. Photo by Mike Phillips
ORANGE — It was bound to happen eventually. Riley Drew gathered a through ball from James Temple, took it out front and knocked it in for his seventh goal on the year and the eventual clinching goal for a playoff berth following the Mahar Senators’ 3-0 win over the Mohawk Trail Warriors on...
ROYALSTON — Newly released MCAS results are not sufficient to raise the Athol-Royalston Regional School District’s state accountability rating, but Superintendent Darcy Fernandes believes that data will trend upward with modifications in curriculum, reinforced instruction for “on-the-cusp”...
ATHOL — The selectboard on Tuesday voted 4-1 to issue a letter of non-opposition to a proposal by the non-profit Herbology Group Inc. of Boston to operate a medical marijuana cultivation and processing facility at the L.P. Athol Corp. complex at 134 Chestnut Hill Ave. Selectwoman Rebecca...
MEDFORD — Franklin County Sheriff Chris Donelan, a resident of Orange, has been elected by his peers to serve as vice president of the Massachusetts Sheriffs’ Association (MSA). Donelan, who was sworn-in to his second term as sheriff earlier this year, will assume his new post in January. “In...
ATHOL — The selectboard on Tuesday gave Police Chief Russell Kleber the go-ahead to establish an Athol Police Advisory Board, which he said will include at least one selectboard member, a member of the Finance and Warrant Advisory Committee, business owners and members of the general public. At...
ERVING — Joe Shea of the Hampshire County Group Insurance Trust reported to the selectmen Monday night that the insurance trust covers 11,000 employees in 70 municipal groups. He explained the trust has lost $9.8 million over the past two years, mostly due to rising pharmaceutical costs. After...

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