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ERVING — The Erving Recreation Commission will present a “Trunk-or-Treat” event on Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., at the new Riverfront Park. Trunk or Treat is an event that lets kids trick-or-treat in a parking lot, where car owners decorate their cars and pass out candy. It is an...
 BOSTON — Beacon Hill Roll Call records local senators’ votes on several roll calls on overriding some of Gov. Charlie Baker’s cuts of $320 million in spending in the $39.4 billion fiscal 2018 state budget. A two-thirds vote in both branches is needed for a veto to be overridden. The House has...
A crowd of over 200 residents turned out for a special town meeting Thursday night to vote on a school feasibility study and the adoption of the "Stretch" Energy Code, along with 20 other articles on the warrant. Photo by Jared Robinson
ORANGE — Maybe it was the school feasibility study, or maybe it was the “Stretch” Energy Code adoption, but early into Thursday’s special town meeting there became a congregation of people standing at the back of the room as seating availability stretched thin. In the end all 22 articles on the...
ORANGE — The selectboard agreed to sign a letter of non-opposition to Out East Industries, Inc. Wednesday night, a company that wishes to site a marijuana manufacturing and processing facility in town for the purpose of developing and selling THC-infused edibles to dispensaries.  “This will be a...
The town of Athol has received $11,500 from Worcester Community Housing Resources Inc. for the demolition of an abandoned structure at 1911 Main St. The removal of the building, highlighted in this aerial photo by CAI Technologies, will improve visibility at Main and Mechanic streets for motorists, as well as make it safer for emergency vehicles and patients using Mechanic Street to enter and exit the Athol Hospital campus.
ATHOL — Town Manager Shaun A. Suhoski has announced the town has been successful in its effort to leverage the pending hospital expansion project into an award of matching funds to demolish a vacant and deteriorated structure at Main and Mechanic streets. On Oct. 16, Worcester Community Housing...
Santa Claus stopped by the Orange Selectboard meeting Wednesday night to discuss a request of the Orange Business Association's annual Santa in the Park event, which this year will be Santa in the Town Hall. Old Saint Nick warned the selectboard that he brought three lumps of coal with him in the event that they did not approve his request. Left-to-right -- Selectmen James Cornwell, Ryan Mailloux, Richard Sheridan, Claus, and Richard Kwiatkowski of the OBA. Photo by Jared Robinson
ORANGE —  Jolly Old Saint Nick made the trek from the North Pole Wednesday night to deliver a stern warning to the selectboard, that he had brought three lumps of coal with him if they didn’t approve the Orange Business Association’s annual Santa in the Park event, to be held the Friday after...
 Members of the Athol High School class of 1967 attending the 50th reunion included: Front Row -- Bill Warren, Ronnie (Medlenasky) Warren, John Sukols, Dennis Brouillet, Rick Savoy, Shirley (Sanger) Kaczmarcyzk, George Sawicki, Susan (Comstock) Romanoff, Richard Chase, Sharon (Shaw) Whitenett, Don Grace and Mark Moskovitz. Second Row (kneeling) -- Richard Brown, Mell (Killay) Sisson, Tony Dybik, Cathy (Alexakis) Lyesiuk, Judy (Vitello) Brownstein, Lois (Shine) Genovese, Deb, (Coffin) Rogers, Kathy (Jalonen)
ATHOL — The Athol High School Class of 1967 celebrated their 50th reunion Sept. 22 through the 24th. On Friday a number of classmates kicked off the reunion celebration by attending the Athol / Mahar Football game. On Saturday the 23rd a buffet meal for 63 classmates along with 40 guests was...
WARWICK — A fire drill meant to test the efficiency of town employees during an emergency resulted in hot tempers flaring up instead after those in the town hall refused to leave and expressed frustration over the unannounced drill.  Town coordinator David Young said Monday that he took offense...
ATHOL — The Conservation Commission on Tuesday approved a request by veteran Gary Williams to enhance the memorial to the late Elwin Bacon at Bearsden Conservation Area with emblems for Marine Corps League Pequoig Detachment 1168 and the local Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter. Bacon, as is...

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