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ATHOL — The Salvation Army of Athol on Thursday renewed its plea for community support for its 2017 Red Kettle Campaign, a signature Christmastime tradition that collects donations to support individuals and families each year. Salvation Army officials said Kettle donations are down in...
AREA — Drug recognition expert Detective Peter Buck of the Athol Police Department invites local parents, adults and caregivers to two upcoming informational programs on understanding substance use in children. The first will be held in the Athol High School auditorium on Monday, Dec. 18, and then...
On Friday, Dec. 8, Mahar Regional School held a special observation of the Breakfast After the Bell program for a number of special guests. Among those attending were, standing left to right -- Director of Food and Nutrition Services Jacki Dillenback, Maura Ackerman of Project Bread, Laura Sylvester of The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, Sen. Stan Rosenberg (D-Amherst), Co-Principal Scott Hemlin, Rep. Susannah Whipps (I-Athol), Superintendent Tari Thomas, and Co-Principal Eric Dion. Seated is Kali Cough
ORANGE — Faculty and staff at Ralph C. Mahar Regional School in Orange have noticed a growing trend among the students since the school year began in August. Tardiness has dramatically decreased, students are more focused in the morning, and the overall quality of academic work has improved. They...
ORANGE — Sen. Anne M. Gobi (D-Spencer) and Rep. Susannah Whipps (I-Athol) have announced a $52,000 grant being awarded to Ralph C. Mahar Public Schools through the Supplementary Support to School Districts with High Concentrations of At-Risk Students: MassGrad Promising Practices Grant. “Thank...
WORCESTER — The Assumption College Office of Student Activities has announced that Jillian Geyster, of Phillipston, has been elected, and is currently serving, as president of Heights Yearbook for the 2017-18 academic year. Heights Yearbook is one of nearly 60 clubs and organizations available...
 BOSTON — There were no roll call votes in the House or Senate last week. This week, Beacon Hill Roll Call reports local representatives’ roll call attendance records for the 2017 session through Dec. 15. The House has held 305 in 2017. We tabulate the number of roll calls on which each...
ORANGE — With a waiting list of 95 households waiting with bated breath for any good news at all, a small crowd quickly occupied all of the seats available in the town hall meeting room Wednesday night for an informational community development block (CDBG) grant hearing. Letters were sent out...
ATHOL — Thanks to the generosity of Jeff Cole at Witty’s Funeral Home in Orange, a great longtime supporter of our local communities, and a few other local elves, the 70th annual Athol Daily News Santa Fund is closer to its goal of ensuring under-privileged children in the area experience the joy...
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GREENFIELD — Lawyers for Brittany Smith and Joshua Hart argued for the suppression of evidence in a continuing series of motion hearings this week. Hart, 25, and Smith, 28, are accused of attacking and killing Thomas Harty, 95, in a violent home invasion during the overnight hours of Oct. 5, 2016...
ATHOL — A day after a selectboard discussion regarding the same last week, holiday decorations were strung along Main Street in the downtown business district. The board discussion resulted from complaints posted from some residents on Facebook regarding the lack of holiday decorations as of Dec...

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