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ATHOL — Members of the Pleasant Street School Re-use and Disposition Study Committee on Tuesday continued their review of a draft version of a request-for-proposals for the re-use of the former school building and property at 1060 Pleasant St. The property was turned over to the town in 2016,...
ERVING — Four seemingly unrelated people were arrested by Erving police last Thursday, Nov. 9, in a stop on Route 2, in the vicinity of the paper mill. According to documents at Orange District Court, Erving Police Officer Adam Paicos had his cruiser parked at the Box Car parking lot when, at...
ORANGE — Blizzard Bags were the hot topic at Wednesday night’s Orange Elementary School Committee meeting. Superintendent Tari Thomas requested a second year of the pilot where this alternate learning tool counts as part of the required 180 school days. The committee ultimately tabled the Blizzard...
NEW SALEM — The town has been awarded a $7,500 Sustainable Materials Recovery Program (SMRP) grant to purchase a compactor for mixed paper at the transfer station, the Baker-Polito Administrated announced Wednesday. The Board of Health had been seeking to acquire a second compactor to reduce the...
 On Tuesday the Petersham Selectboard met with Dana Kennan of the Board of Assessors to set the tax classification for next year. Left to right -- Stephen Boudreau, Kennan. Photo by Ashley Arseneau
PETERSHAM — Work on the Nichewaug property abatement has been progressing over the past two weeks, according to selectboard vice-chair Henry Woolsey Tuesday night. At the board’s last meeting the contractor for the abatement, Associated Building Wreckers, was granted a change order to allow for...
ATHOL — The Northeast Quabbin Veterans District Board of Directors on Monday approved the fiscal year 2019 administrative budget, with a bottom line of $66,040.60. The assessments for each member town, based on state Department of Revenue population numbers, are: • Athol — $32,528.96 (49.26...
Literacy Volunteers of Orange/Athol (LVOA) has announced the appointment of Louise Doud of Warwick to be its new part-time program coordinator. Doud has an extensive background in literacy instruction for all ages — young children to adults — and is thrilled to be given this opportunity to nurture...
At the Pequoig Detachment 1168 of the Marine Corp League's Birthday Dinner, on Friday, Peter Gerry of Pete's Tire Barn was presented with the "Marine Carey award" for his continued commitment to the local community. Left to right -- Dick Hancock, Gerry, Bernie Heaney. Photo by Ashley Arseneau
ATHOL — On Friday night the Pequoig Detachment 1168 of the Marine Corp League New England Division celebrated the 242nd birthday of the U.S. Marines with a dinner and ceremony in the American Legion banquet hall. Veterans, current servicemen and women, and their families were invited to a...
Cmdr. John Laughton leads the procession ahead of the American Legion Post 172 color guard Saturday for Orange's Veterans Day remembrance. The event included a parade from the post office through the town square, to Memorial Park where a ceremony was held. A video of the parade and ceremony may be viewed at atholdailynews.com. Photo by Jared Robinson
ORANGE — Chairman of the Trustees of Soldiers’ Memorials, selectman, and retired U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. James Cornwell was the guest speaker for Orange’s annual Veterans Day remembrance Saturday morning.  The event began with a parade from the post office on South Main Street, up past...
NEW SALEM — Runners and walkers from across the fitness spectrum are set to rally behind the family of a local 15-year-old whose rare autoimmune disorder carries severe symptoms, prohibitive treatment costs, and high travel demands.  All funds raised at the Village Ultra 10-Hour Race on Sunday,...

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