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Emelda Haughton is preparing Phillipston's Boston Post cane for its "home" at the Historical Society. The current cane holder is Margery Stevens, Phillipston's oldest resident. Photo by Mary J. Williams
PHILLIPSTON — If you are the oldest citizen in one of New England’s 700 towns, you may be the recipient of a Boston Post cane. Phillipston’s original cane was destroyed in the 1940s when the Dubar house burned. For over 65 years, Phillipston went without. In 2012, a replica was purchased and...
 On Saturday, Nov. 18, the Salvation Army of Athol will celebrate its 130th anniversary and the beginning of its annual Red Kettle Fundraiser with the Red Kettle Fun Fest at 107 Ridge Ave. Submitted photo
ATHOL — The Salvation Army Athol Corps is holding its second annual Red Kettle Fun Fest on Saturday Nov. 18, at 10 a.m., as the official kick-off for its annual Red Kettle Fundraiser campaign. The Red Kettle Fun Fest, held at The Salvation Army’s 107 Ridge Ave. location, will feature free brunch...
ATHOL — The holiday season is quickly approaching, and organizers of the annual “Shop Local” craft and vendor fair are hoping to reach their goal of $15,000 to benefit the Walking Warriors Relay for Life Team. The fair will be held on two floors with dozens of vendors at the town hall on Saturday...
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...

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