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ORANGE — The planning board meeting Tuesday night featured a great deal of conversation. Two public hearings were set to take place to approve special use permits. One for the Swift River Bus Company to use a structure on East River Street for bus storage and light repair, and another to amend the...
ORANGE — The finance committee is planning a meeting in January with representatives from Erving, New Salem, Wendell and Warwick to discuss a new assessment for the Orange Ambulance service. In a joint meeting with the board of selectmen Monday night, FinCom chair Bob Stack took the selectboard...
A group of children and miniature horses stand during the final act, where all program participants were recognized at the Christmas Pageant at Crimson Acres in Orange on Dec. 17.Photo by Andres Caamano
ORANGE — There is something special about a barn or stable at Christmas. The still peacefulness of farm animals contentedly eating hay and a cold, star-filled night sky can move us to imagine just such a night long ago. Crimson Acres Horse Farm on Daniel Shays Highway has been providing people a...
ATHOL — As the minutes tick down to Santa’s midnight ride, children in the Athol area will awaken to a bright Christmas morning thanks to the many “elves” in the area who have contributed to the Athol Daily News Santa Fund. Earlier in the month, Santa himself hosted a breakfast and, with his...
ATHOL — The Conservation Commission recently conducted a site visit to the new elementary school complex under construction which revealed a concern with one of two storm water detention basins, Chairman Robert Muzzy advised commission members on Tuesday. Ledge beneath the basin does not allow...
After already hosting a few events, the Athol Credit Union Community Development Center saw its official ribbon cutting take place Tuesday to kick off the Salvation Army's Christmas toy and clothing giveaway. Left to right -- Ann Stevens, Steve Raymond, Ruth Black, Kay Simms, Retired major Stanley Senack, ACU CEO Kevin Miller, Salvation Army Lt. Michael Buzzard, ACU Chairman of the board Richard Verock, State. Rep. Susannah Whipps Lee, State Sen. Anne Gobi, and Salvation Army Lt. Jennifer
ATHOL —The Athol Credit Union has now officially opened their community development center on Main Street with a ribbon cutting held during the start of the Salvation Army’s Christmas Toy Giveaway on Tuesday morning. “Because of the credit union making this room available we’ve been able to give...
PHILLIPSTON — Don Jacobs of Jacobs Consulting held a scheduled appointment Monday with the selectmen to provide an update on the Town Wage & Compensation Plan Study. Jacobs explained that for all intents and purposes, the report is almost complete, and that a work session with the selectmen...
ERVING — The selectmen met with Glenn McCrory, head of maintenance at the water pumping station, Monday night. The discussion focused on the aging fuel pumps and the lack of replacement parts to fix them. Selectman Jake Smith was looking for a cost estimate to replace the pumps with new equipment...
BERNARDSTON — Two Vermont residents were taken into custody on drug and other charges on Tuesday. At approximately 5 p.m., Trooper Peter McMahon, assigned to the State Police Barracks in Shelburne Falls, was on patrol on Route 91 in Bernardston when he observed a black Buick Century traveling...
ATHOL — The Conservation Commission on Tuesday discussed what they feel is the importance on the part of town officials to understand the need to properly fund the position of constable in fiscal year 2017. Current constable Elwin Bacon, who has been overseeing the Bearsden Conservation area for...

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