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WARWICK — The selectboard finalized the warrant for a seven-article special town meeting Tuesday night. The town meeting will be held Monday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. at the town hall where it is believed the most controversial article is one submitted by selectman Lawrence “Doc” Pruyne asking for a...
ATHOL — Despite rumors to the contrary, Vets and Veggies, at the former Cass Farm at 844 Chestnut Hill Ave., remains in operation. The venture was started earlier this year by Jake Alexander, who said the first-year, non-profit, military veteran rooming house is not shutting down. “We’re doing...
Members of the Athol High School Marching Band took part in the Celebrate the Harvest Parade in Orange on Sunday. Photo by Ashley Arseneau
ORANGE — The on and off rain and wind were not enough to stop the Celebrate the Harvest festival held at the Orange Airport on Sunday. Parade participants, car show entrants, vendors and festival goers alike came out despite the less than ideal conditions.  While the car show carried on as usual...
BOSTON — Beacon Hill Roll Call has submitted the following information to correct an error in a recent report:  CUT $550,000 FOR VARIOUS HEALTH-RELATED PROGRAMS (H 3800) — The House 125-28, overrode a reduction of $150,000 for programs for the promotion of health and disease prevention including...
The South Royalston School.Photo by Mary J. Williams
ROYALSTON — Nearly 30 people attended the 114th South Royalston School Reunion recently held at the Royalston Fish and Game Club. Following a potluck luncheon, Jim Barclay of the Royalston Building Committee and Selectman Roland Hamel spoke of the future of the South Royalston School and Whitney...
 A number of fellow Marines gathered for this photo taken Saturday morning after the dedication of the memorial set in place at the main entrance to Athol's Bearsden Conservation Area in honor of the late Elwin Bacon, longtime constable of the area. Front, left to right -- Anthony Brighenti, Richard Hancock. Back -- Ron Ferguson, Ed Laford, Wayne Gelinas, Tom Williams, Earle King, Gary Williams.Photo by Brian Gelinas
ATHOL — The memorial to the late Elwin Bacon was dedicated in his memory at the main entrance to the Bearsden Conservation Area on Saturday. Bacon was a longtime constable of the area, overseeing it from 1969 until his retirement in 2016. In attendance were many family members, friends and...
Art Kaczenski of Erving poses with his winning entry in Sunday's giant pumpkin weigh-in at the annual Phillipston Fall Festival. The impressive gourd checked in at 1,065 pounds, besting its nearest competitor by 113 pounds. The same pumpkin recently captured third place at the 100th Anniversary Eastern States Exposition (The Big E) and will compete next week at the 34th annual Wachusett AppleFest at the Wachusett Mountain Ski Area in Princeton.Photo by Greg Vine
PHILLIPSTON — A 1,065-pound behemoth grown by Art Kaczenski of Erving took the top prize Sunday at the giant pumpkin weigh-in at the Phillipston Fall Festival at Red Apple Farm. “My grandfather used to grow these things,” said Kaczenski. “It’s been a part of my family. Now, I do it myself.”...
ORANGE — The latest trailer for Hulu’s “Castle Rock” series has been released and can be viewed online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Y6VtFQhK-k. However, the images do little to suggest what the storyline will entail. But it is intriguing to see how Orange stands in for the fictional Maine...
Local Salvation Army volunteer Wil Leslie, far right in blue,  was deployed to volunteer in Houston following Hurricane Harvey and did work distributing supplies and helping prepare a long term recovery plan. Behind Leslie is Salvation International Army General Andre Cox, standing at far left.Submitted photo
GARDNER — With the onslaught of hurricanes hitting this season the Salvation Army has been working hard to spread out resources and volunteers across many different areas. Among them is local Salvation Army (SA) Service Extension Director and volunteer Wil Leslie of Gardner, a member of the...
WENDELL — On Wednesday, residents Lisa Hoag and Eva Gribavic presented Doug Harris to the selectboard to explain what is going on regarding preserving ancient Indian ceremonial stones. Harris, a Native American who is deputy tribal history preservation officer for the Narragansett Indian Tribal...

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