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NEW SALEM — “Reduced salt” signs have gone up on Wendell Road near Swift River School after a resolution was reached Friday by town officials and other stakeholders.  Highway Department trucks will utilize a lower quantity of sand and salt when passing through the area, save for during periods...
PHILLIPSTON — At Monday evening’s selectmen’s meeting, discussion was generated regarding use of town facilities including Phillipston Memorial School, the town hall, town buildings and offices, the town center park, and the common. Priority would be given to municipal parties first, followed by...
WARWICK — The first attempt at restricting salt use in the center of town has been deemed by highway superintendent Larry Delaney to be unsuccessful. More specifically, he called it a “mess” after the result was hard packed snow with sand sitting on top having no effect. At the last selectboard...
bankHometown's 2017 Neighbors Helping Neighbors campaign has ended with $25,000 being raised for local food pantries, including the one operated by the Athol Salvation Army. The local Salvation Army was represented at a check presentation event by Lt. Michael Buzzard, pictured on the far left in the second row. Holding the check is Michael Hewitt, third from left, bankHometown president and CEO.Submitted photo
ATHOL — Michael Hewitt, president and CEO of Oxford-based bankHometown, recently announced that the 2017 Neighbors Helping Neighbors campaign has resulted in total donations of $25,000. This is the 14th year that bankHometown has challenged local residents and businesses to help support local...
The Orange Selectboard interviewed Christopher Sibley last week, the second candidate interviewed for the open superintendent of highways, parks and cemeteries. Left-to-right -- selectmen James Cornwell, Ryan Mailloux, and Richard Sheridan; and Sibley. Photo by Jared Robinson
ORANGE — The selectboard interviewed a second candidate for the open position of superintendent of highways, parks and cemeteries last week. The candidate questioned was Christopher Sibley, of Whatley but currently residing in Tully. Sibley was asked the same questions as previous candidate...
The Athol Police Department today presented a $795 check in support of the Athol Daily News Santa Fund to ADN office manager Lisa Arnot. A total of $775 was raised through the participation of several officers in the No-shave November fundraiser, and via several other contributions from members of the department. Twenty dollars came from public donations in support of the fundraiser. Left to right — Officer Corey Brown, Arnot, School Resource Officer Doug Kaczmarczyk, Chief Russell Kleber, Officer Scott Dub
ATHOL — Clean-shaven once again, officers taking part in the Athol Police Association’s “No Shave November” to raise money for the Athol Daily News Santa Fund endured the itchy scruffiness and curious looks from residents for 30 days, and their efforts paid off with a $795 donation to support the...
ORANGE — With Santa and his elves still readying for the big night of delivery, volunteers from the Orange Santa Fund visited local families on Sunday to distribute gifts made possible by generous donors. Donations that came in this past week are from: Pete’s Tire Barn Employees Soda Fund $500...
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...

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