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ORANGE — The Orange Elementary School Committee on Wednesday approved moving forward with the proposed $6,082,563 fiscal year 2017 budget, which currently allots for a seven percent increase over FY16, while agreeing that reductions in vital areas would work to the detriment of students. The...
ERVING — A large portion of the selectmen’s meeting Monday night was devoted to Erving’s “Almost Anything Goes” town-wide spring clean up which will be held the first two weeks in May. Glenn McCrory of the Highway Department reported that there will not be curb side pick up of televisions,...
In this Athol Daily News file photo from May, 2015, Warwick selectmen Lawrence "Doc" Pruyne, Dawn Magi and Nicholas Arguimbau conduct a meeting in the Warwick Town Hall. Arguimbau announced his impending resignation Monday night, citing his health and ongoing friction with the town coordinator as his reasons for leaving one year prior to the end of this third term
WARWICK — Selectman Nicholas Arguimbau announced prior to the close of Monday night’s selectboard meeting that he will resign from the board effective May 15, the day before the town’s annual election, and a year shy of the end of his third three-year term.  The reasons for his resignation are...
The Mahar School Committee was given a presentation on the current status of the 2017 fiscal budget for the school by administration at their meeting on Tuesday night. Left to right -- Superintendent of schools Tari Thomas; Director of Finance and Facilities Dan Haynes; Middle School principal Eric Dion.Photo by Ashley Arseneau 
ORANGE — The Mahar School Committee was presented with the preliminary fiscal year 2017 budget Tuesday night and saw a substantial decrease from what was presented to them a month ago but position cuts are still a possibility along with other budget cuts before a budget hearing takes place next...
WARWICK — The Warwick selectboard threw their support behind a request from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s cycling team to allow a series of bicycle road races to occur on a Saturday in April.  The first few races will occur between 8 and 10 a.m. and will include a route that takes...
AREA — Today is the presidential primary and polls are open until 8 p.m. The following is a list of polling places for area towns: Where to vote: Athol — Senior Center, 82 Freedom St.  Erving — Town Hall, 12 East Main St.  Wendell —Town Office Building, 9 Morse Village Rd.  Warwick —...
The Phillipston firefighters presented a citizens' petition to the selectboard Monday containing two dozen signatures requesting an article be placed on the May 4 annual town meeting warrant to purchase a new command vehicle. Explaining the request to the selectmen is fire department member Anthony Jones, seen holding the petition.  Photo by Keith Kent
PHILLIPSTON — Residents, who are also members of the fire department, presented the selectmen with a petition Monday night containing two dozen signatures requesting an article be placed on the May 4 annual town meeting to help the department obtain a new command vehicle. The current command...
NEW SALEM — In discussing the potential installation of a solar array on Petersham Road, the selectboard on Monday approved in principle a tax agreement of $14 per megawatt, as well as a 2.5 percent escalator. The rate, as recommended by Assistant Assessor Ken Holmberg, comes concurrent with plans...
ORANGE — The Pioneer Junior Women’s Club will host a “Meet the Candidates” night at the Orange Armory on Thursday, March 3, beginning at 7 p.m., with Christopher Woodcock moderating. There are two candidates running for the open Orange selectman seat, Richard Sheridan and Richard Kwiatkowski. Both...
AREA — Throughout Tuesday voters across the Commonwealth will join with those of 11 other states and one territory to vote in the presidential primary elections in what has become known colloquially as “Super Tuesday,” a day in which more electoral votes are cast than in any other single day...

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