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Rehearsals have begun for an original production by the Petersham Grange titled, "Margarine! The Musical" to be performed on Tuesday, April 5, at Petersham Town Hall. Pictured are some members of the chorus during a recent rehearsal at the town hall. Left-to-right -- Clint Shaw at piano, Jack Kittredge, Julia Rawson, Diane Nassif, Jana Dengler, Hilary Loring, Barbara Hanno, Dana Robinson, and Ellen Anderson. Photo by Nancy Allen
PETERSHAM — Rehearsals have begun for an original production by the Petersham Grange titled, “Margarine! The Musical: An Agrarian Melodrama.” The Grange will present the musical on Tuesday, April 5, at 7 p.m., at the town hall, 1 South Main St. on the common. The event will be free and all are...
NEW SALEM — Fourteen town positions are to be filled at this year’s annual town election on May 2: Selectboard, 3-year term; Board of Health, 3-year term; Town Clerk, 3-year term; Moderator, 3-year term; Constable, 3-year term; Assessor, 3-year term; Assessor, 1-year term (to fill...
Adams Animal Hospital on Saturday held a raffle to benefit the North Quabbin Dog Park located at the Orange Airport. Left to right -- Pam Gale, Kathy Marble, Sarah LeBlanc, Danielle Rouleau, Jasmine Ribeiro, Tom Rich and his canine companion Millhouse. Photo by Brian Gelinas
ATHOL — Adams Animal Hospital on Saturday held a raffle for the benefit of the North Quabbin Dog Park located at the Orange Airport. Winning the top prize of $1,500 was John Telepciak. The second place prize of $500 went to Darien (no last name given), and Hunter Bond won the third place $250...
Athol Royalston Regional Schools Assistant Superintendent Steven Meyer has assumed the duties of superintendent, while Superintendent Anthony T. Polito is on medical leave. Photo by Keith Kent
ATHOL — It was announced by the Athol Royalston Regional School District on Monday that superintendent Anthony Polito has, per his request, been granted a paid, indefinite medical leave. Polito, who is currently in his eleventh year of service, is scheduled to retire June 30, as he is in the...
AREA – During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood. Since 1943, every U.S. president has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the Red Cross helps people down the street, across the country...
ATHOL — Local aspiring singers in the North Quabbin region will have a chance to strut their stuff beginning March 24, as Heather DiNitto hosts a qualifier event at The Steel Pub, 11 Exchange St., for the Talent Quest National Karaoke Competition. DiNitto, owner of Key Performance Entertainment...
The Children's Advocacy Center of Greenfield now serves both the North Quabbin region and Franklin County. Irene Woods, who recently retired from the Department of Children and Families (DCF), is the new facility director which streamlines the legal process out of compassion for children who are victims of physical or sexual abuse. At left is Woods, with Heather Bialecki-Canning, Executive Director of the North Quabbin Community Coalition.  Photo by Keith Kent
ATHOL — A new Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) to help children who are victims of physical and or sexual abuse has opened in Greenfield. The center fills a crucial gap in an area which previously would have necessitated victims to travel to the Worcester or Springfield areas to seek assistance...
WARWICK — The selectmen on Tuesday appointed Calvin Fellows as constable for the March 1 town election, and Dianne Suller as election worker, for a term to expire on August 1. A proposed Road Preservation Bylaw was presented, developed by Ted Cady, Warwick’s Chair of the Planning Board, in...
 Jeffrey G. Cole, center, flanked by members of the Athol Lions Club, family and friends, was the recipient of the prestigious Lions Humanitarian Award, presented at the Mass. Lions District 33-A Mid Winter Conference at the Holiday Inn in Boxborough recently. Photo courtesy of Jeff Bowers Photography
ORANGE — Jeffrey G. Cole, lifelong resident of Orange, and owner/director of Witty’s Funeral Home, received the prestigious Lions Humanitarian Award at the Mass. Lions District 33-A Mid Winter Conference at the Holiday Inn in Boxborough recently. Cole was nominated by the Athol Lions Club, which...
Cecelia Hastings, second from right, and Marissa Hastings, second from left, hold the certificates they received after "adopting" a pet at Wheeler Memorial Library. The program offered by Animal Care and Education of Central Massachusetts explained the different aspects of responsible pet care, culminating with children selecting a Beanie Baby for adoption. Also pictured are mother Celia Hastings, right, and Jennifer Holden.Photo by Cameron Woodcock
ORANGE — Upwards of 30 children and their caregivers gathered at the Wheeler Memorial Library Thursday to learn about responsible pet care, including the need to allow animals time to adjust to their new homes and to schedule regular appointments with the veterinarian. Children were also...

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