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ATHOL — The selectboard on Tuesday approved a street license request submitted for the MAX Bus regional transportation service, which is funded by the state and overseen by Fox Bus Lines Inc. of Millbury, and TrueNorth Transit Group LLC. MAX Bus provides scheduled twice-daily motor coach service...
ATHOL — At Tuesday’s selectboard meeting, Rebecca Bialecki, vice president of community health and chief agent of change for Heywood Healthcare, provided an update on the Quabbin Retreat facility slated to open in Petersham later this year. Located at the site of the former Sisters of the...
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NORTHAMPTON — Clinical & Support Options (CSO) has announced the appointment of Deborah Ekstrom to the position of vice president of strategic development. “I am happy to be back in the Valley helping CSO grow into and with the future of mental healthcare,” said Ekstrom, who will be leading...
ERVING — Before the special town meeting convened Monday night, the selectmen debated over the position of treasurer, namely whether it should be an appointed or elected position in the future. The current treasurer, Margaret Sullivan has one more year on a 3-year term. She was elected in May 2002...
ORANGE — The Salvation Army of Athol will host a prayer vigil on Friday, March 11, at 6:30 p.m., at the Memorial Park on South Main Street, for the families of Leena Ciolino and Victoria Gaignard, who passed away in a fire in Orange last Saturday. The condition of Vinny Ciolino, who sustained...
Congressman Jim McGovern, who represents the Massachusetts 2nd Congressional District, attended the free breakfast program at the Pleasant Street School as part of awareness for National School Breakfast Week on Wednesday, March 9. McGovern took the time to speak with every student about the importance of breakfast, nutrition, and eating properly for better learning and classroom performance. McGovern (standing) talked to a group of 13 students about n
ATHOL — Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) who represents the 2nd Congressional District of Massachusetts, happily attended breakfast with Pleasant Street School students on Wednesday, March 9, as part of raising awareness for National School Breakfast Week.  McGovern made his staunch support of...
ORANGE — In a letter to staff, Tari N. Thomas, Superintendent of R.C. Mahar Regional, Orange and Petersham Elementary Schools, reached out to the school communities in an effort to garner support for the families of the two elementary students who tragically perished in a house fire on Saturday. ...
The Athol High School Drama Club, under the direction of Laura Robinson and the musical direction of Ryan Caster, will perform South Pacific this weekend in the school's Anzaldi Auditorium. Cast members include, front row, left to right -- Lexee Cote, Vanessa Baptista, Abby Leadbetter, Sarah Demboske, Misty Rogers, Francine Morlock-Rajaniemi. Second row -- Lyndsey Hamlett, Lorenzo Carra, Kariana Tobias-Tessier, Jessica Soucie, Ashlee Giansanto, Autumn McKnight, Alexis England, Olivia Duf
ATHOL — The Athol High School Drama Club, under the direction of Laura Robinson and the musical direction of Ryan Caster, will perform South Pacific this weekend in the school’s Anzaldi Auditorium. A musical based on the James A. Michener’s Pulitzer prize winning novel, South Pacific features...
NEW MEMBER -- The Petersham Advisory Finance Committee appeared with new member Paul Youd at the selectboard meeting on Tuesday night to discuss the budget request of town departments and committees. Youd had recently been sworn in to the committee by town moderator Bart Wendel. Left to right-- Youd, Don Clarkson, Eric Mandel, Bob Bellefeuille, Ross France. Photo by Ashley Arseneau
PETERSHAM — The selectboard again met with the advisory finance committee at their meeting on Tuesday to discuss the fiscal year 2017 budget requests of town departments and committees. Deb Bachrach, who serves as the town’s animal control officer and animal inspector, requests $2,400 for the...
PETERSHAM — “Sláinte” (pronounced Slaan–cha) is an Irish Gaelic toast to good health. On Saturday, March 12, in celebration of the upcoming Saint Patrick’s Day, the Village Lyceum at the First Congregational Parish, Unitarian in Petersham is hosting a traditional Irish dinner at 5 p.m. in the...

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