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ATHOL — Filming for Hulu’s “Castle Rock” series took place at AOTV Studios on South Main Street late afternoon into early evening on Wednesday. The shoot, unlike those that have occurred in Orange and Royalston, was not publicized ahead of time. However, the many “Above the Line” and other...
ERVING — Monday night the selectmen began their meeting by providing an update on what has been done regarding the safety concerns at North and Church streets brought up at the previous board meeting.  The board has ordered reflective road signage and will repaint all crosswalks prior to the...
BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito and Secretary of Public Safety and Security Daniel Bennett on Wednesday announced a public safety legislative reform package updating drug scheduling and witness intimidation statutes and strengthening penalties for the illegal distribution of...
ATHOL — The Board of Health on Tuesday discussed the town’s participation in the upcoming hazardous waste collection day set for Saturday, Sept. 23. The board pays a minimal fee ($2,000) for the town’s participation. Residents and businesses in Athol, Erving, New Salem, Orange, Petersham,...
Don Risatti, left, of Orange, is interviewed at his home by NBC News Correspondent Jo Ling Kent for a segment that will air this week on "NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt." Interviewed at the same time was Risatti's son, Jeff, who was among 2,000 consumers subjected to unfair, high-rate auto loans facilitated by Santander Bank. The attorneys general of Massachusetts and Delaware in March announced a $22 million settlement with the company, including $16 million for affected car buyers.Submitted photo
ORANGE — A local father and son will appear this week on “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt” to share with car buyers their family’s cautionary tale: “When something looks too good to be true, it probably is.”  Don Risatti hoped to convey this common adage in a recent interview coordinated by...
WARWICK — The selectboard is trying to determine the fate of a dock at Moore’s Pond that has become damaged. The dock is on town-owned land but the town did not build it and now it is in disrepair and has become a possible hazard to anyone using it.  Town coordinator David Young stated that a...
Actor Terry O'Quinn attends the premiere of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" at the Ziegfeld Theatre on Thursday Dec. 6, 2012 in New York. Photo/Evan Agostini/Invision/AP
ORANGE — Veteran actor Terry O’Quinn has joined the cast of Hulu’s “Castle Rock,” currently filming in Orange and elsewhere across the region. Deadline (https://goo.gl/8fvrT9) reports that O’Quinn will play Dale Lacy. Not much is known about the character other than the description that he is a...
SPRINGFIELD — Hurricane Harvey hit Texas hard on Aug. 25 and continues to pummel Houston and many regions with wind, rain and deadly flooding. Big Y World Class Markets has pledged to collect donations from customers and employees from Sept. 1 through Sept. 16 to support American Red Cross...
NEW SALEM — After a one-year absence, the Hilltown Brewfest will once again be held in New Salem to raise funds for the area’s fire departments. Last year, what would have been the Brewfest’s ninth consecutive event, was canceled when late in the planning process, word was received that beer for...
A number of games were available at the Petersham Old Home Day including disc golf, shown here, and a dunk booth. Photo by Ashley Arseneau
PETERSHAM — The Annual Petersham Old Home Day and Horticultural Fair took place on Sunday on the town common and inside the town hall to a slightly smaller crowd than usual, but with a full list of activities. A familiar face greeted those stopping by the Petersham Police tent. Retired Deputy...

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