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AREA — “Taking Steps to a Renewable Future,” a four-day, 53-mile intergenerational walk to stop the proposed pipeline, begins March 17, and has garnered dozens of individual and organizational endorsements. Endorsements include Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org; ARISE for Social Justice; Amherst...
ATHOL — A local man was arrested on multiple assault and battery and other charges following a motor vehicle accident and stabbing incident that occurred at 9:44 p.m. on Saturday. Leilan J. Quidoz, 19, of 108 Highland Ave., is charged with two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous...
Athol resident Elizabeth Casella, a sophomore at Anna Maria College in Paxton, recently participated in a home-building project with the Habitat for Humanity affiliate of Pensacola, Fla. She and other student volunteers were taking part in the college's Alternative Winter Break program, which was coordinated by the Campus Ministry.Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Casella
PAXTON — An Athol college student recently elected to forego the final week of respite before classes resumed from winter break, choosing instead to immerse herself in a humanitarian project more than 1,000 miles away. Elizabeth Casella, a sophomore psychology major at Anna Maria College, joined...
 United Way of North Central Massachusetts' Phil Grzewinski, left, thanks Doug Petersen of Workers' Credit Union, for their support of its 2015-2016 annual campaign. Submitted photo
FITCHBURG – A collective effort has resulted in a Workers’ Credit Union donation of $102,000 to United Way of North Central Massachusetts.  It was nearly 200 employees who made pledges, along with a generous corporate gift from Workers’ Credit Union, that resulted in the generous donation, which...
BOSTON — The Beacon Hill Roll Call records local senators’ and representatives’ votes on roll calls from the week of Feb. 22-26. HOME CONTRACTOR LICENSES (H 4022) — The House 151-0, approved and sent to the Senate a bill allowing a home improvement contractor to pay his or her registration fee...
ATHOL — The Athol Lions Club plans to have a little fun before tackling the monumental task of putting on the 53rd annual River Rat Race on April 9. The club will present “Comedy Night” on March 12 as an early fundraiser to benefit the Massachusetts Lions Eye Research Foundation. Caruso...
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...
Ben Miller (left), and Ian Hurley were hired as new EMT/Firefighters for the Orange Fire Department recently. The two men met with the selectboard Wednesday night at the announcement of their hiring by fire chief James Young.  Photo by Jared Robinson
ORANGE — Fire chief James Young was pleased to announce and introduce two new additions to the ranks at Wednesday night’s selectboard meeting. Ian Hurley, of Ayer, and Ben Miller, of Leverett, were recently hired as full time EMT/Firefighters for the department to fill two full-time vacancies....
BOSTON — The Massachusetts Senate on Thursday passed legislation to improve the lives of HIV positive residents who have been afflicted with the debilitating condition of lipodystrophy. The condition is a result of side effects from HIV medication which causes abnormal fat accumulation around the...
ATHOL — Selectmen Anthony Brighenti, Stephen Raymond and Mitch Grosky will meet on Monday, March 7, at 11 a.m., at Quabbin Valley Health Care on Daniel Shays Highway to present the Boston Post Cane to the town’s eldest citizen Thomas J. Gilgut. Gilgut, who was born Jan. 1, 1912, will be present...

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