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ORANGE — The Orange Board of Health is offering another free, adult-only flu clinic on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 8 to 11 a.m., at the Orange Armory, 135 East Main St. Attendees should be sure to bring their insurance cards.
AREA — The overnight wind and rain storm Sunday into Monday caused several power outages in the North Quabbin area. The National Grid website, at www.nationalgrid.com, reported the following number of area customers still without power as of 6:15 a.m., today: • Athol - Fewer than five; status...
AREA — The Athol Police Department, the Department of Public Works and National Grid responded for several reports of trees and wires down late Sunday and early today. On Sunday at 9:35 p.m., a tree was reported down on wires on Petersham Road. At 10:58, a tree and wire were down at High Knob...
The Royal Rubies, the local chapter of the National Red Hat Society, met recently at Johnson's Farm Restaurant in Orange to celebrate their 13th birthday. Seventeen out of 30 group members attended the gala event. Pictured are -- Linda Anderholm, Nancy Magill, Ruth Quinlan, Sharon Tompkins, Sheila Boudreau, Sandi Edson, Dianne Miller, Doris Martinelli, Shirley Barrus, Marguerite Goulet, Phyllis Smith, Sue Snell, Denise Ray, Julia Temple, Janet Blanchard, Sandi Eklund and Nancy Sawyer.Submitted photo
ORANGE — Thirteen years ago, on a crisp October evening, several lady friends met to create something fun. They met in a storefront on Main Street in Athol and called themselves the Royal Rubies. They wanted to join the nationwide movement and become part of the National Red Hat Society. The...
ATHOL — The Board of Health will hold a seasonal flu clinic on Tuesday, Oct. 31, at The Salvation Army, at 107 Ridge Rd., from 3:30 to 5 p.m. In a page 1 story on Thursday, Oct. 26, the start time was incorrectly listed as 3 p.m. The clinic is open to adults 18 and older. Those attending are...
FRAMINGHAM — A former bus driver for children with special needs who is charged with kidnapping and raping one of his young passengers in Saugus in 1998, but fled before his trial, was returned to Massachusetts Thursday night to face justice. A relentless investigation by Saugus Police, the...
ATHOL — The town has announced Halloween Trick-or-Treating hours on Tuesday, Oct. 31, will be 5 to 8 p.m. A recent news item on page 2 listed an incorrect date. The Athol Police Department will have extra patrols on duty. Police Chief Russell Kleber is offering the following safety tips for...
BOSTON — Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is applauding the Massachusetts Senate for adopting Amendment 23 in Senate Bill 2185 during the Senate’s debate on criminal justice reform legislation early Friday. On Tuesday, MADD testified before the Joint Committee of Judiciary in support of HB...
ORANGE — At the request of Police Chief Craig Lundgren, the selectboard voted to set the hours for this year’s Halloween Trick-or-Treat hours as 5 to 8 p.m., as it has been in the past.  Lundgren told the board that he has already begun to receive phone calls from residents wanting to know what...
Richard Walsh, the creator of the Haunted Barn in Orange, is shown next to one of the displays. Walsh wants to remind parents that this is a good opportunity for them to snap a picture of their child sitting in this seat. Submitted photo
ORANGE — Richard and Mary Walsh, of town, have announced that the Haunted Barn is back again this year at their property. They live at 164 East River St., at the corner of East River and Prentiss streets. The last time the barn was open was in 2010, when more than 1,700 people went through. It...

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