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DEERFIELD — The Franklin County Community Meals Program (FCCMP) will hold its Annual Breakfast Auction to raise funds for its food pantries and meal sites in support of local hungry families. The event will be held Tuesday, March 15, from 7:30 to 9 a.m., in Parker Dining Hall at Deerfield...
ATHOL — In his weekly report to the selectboard, Town Manager Shaun Suhoski on Tuesday provided an update on the fiscal year 2017 budgeting process. Noting a concern, Suhoski said, “Many of our revenue projections — and several key expenditures — have come into focus; however, lax state revenue...
ATHOL — The selectboard on Tuesday approved the warrant for the annual town election to be held on Monday, April 4. All precincts vote at the senior center, at 82 Freedom St. Polls are open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. There are no contests on the ballot. The following is the list of candidates...
ATHOL — The selectboard on Tuesday held a moment of silence in memory of the two young victims of Saturday’s house fire on Mechanic Street in Orange. In calling for the moment of silence, Selectman Anthony Brighenti acknowledged the girls, Leena Ciolino, 6, and Victoria Gaignard, 8, saying, “God...
At the Monday meeting of the Phillipston selectboard, Chairman Tom Brouillet announced that he made the official decision to place the Phillipston Fire Department, EMS, and emergency management command vehicle out of service due to extensive wear and tear that has made the vehicle unsafe for road use. The vehicle was discovered to have a broken frame among other serious safety issues, as photographic evidence was provided by Brouillet. Left to right -- Selectmen
PHILLIPSTON — Selectboard Chairman Tom Brouillet on Monday announced his executive decision to completely remove and place out of service the fire department’s command unit vehicle driven by Chief Richard C. Stevens. The vehicle, after being evaluated at a safety inspection to establish its...
PETERSHAM — The annual town election was held Monday, and incumbent Nancy Allen defeated Peter George 208-169 for a three-year seat on the selectboard. Lynn Jones Peredina received 195 votes to Anne Marie Goodfellow’s 141 to win a three-year seat on the Petersham School Committee. The results...
ORANGE — The name of one of the two girls whose lives were claimed in a fire on Mechanic Street in Orange on Saturday was incorrectly reported as Leena Laughton in the March 7 edition of the Athol Daily News. Leena’s last name is Ciolino.  The ADN has also learned that Ciolino was 6 years old...
ORANGE — With 678, or 14 percent, of registered voters making it to the polls Monday, Richard Sheridan narrowly defeated Richard Kwiatkowski for a three-year seat on the selectboard in the only contest on the ballot.  Sheridan, a former three-term selectman, gathered 346 of the votes against...
BOSTON — Beacon Hill Roll Call records local senators’ votes on roll calls from the week of Feb. 29-March 4. CHANGE LANGUAGE (S 2140) — The Senate 36-0, approved and sent to the House a bill changing language in state laws including replacing “mentally retarded” with “individuals with a...
Members of the Athol selectboard on Monday presented Quabbin Valley Healthcare resident Thomas J. Gilgut, 104, with a replica of the Boston Post Cane in recognition of him being the town's oldest resident. Left to right -- Selectman Mitch Grosky, State Rep. Susannah Whipps Lee (R-Athol), Gilgut's great-grandson Jayce Sluder, Gilgut, selectboard vice chair Anthony Brighenti, Selectman Stephen Raymond and State Sen. Anne Gobi (D-Spencer). Photo by Brian Gelinas
ATHOL — On Monday, three members of the selectboard presented a replica of the Boston Post Cane to the town’s oldest resident, Thomas J. Gilgut, 104, during a special meeting held in the Whitney Hill Library and Chapel at Quabbin Valley Healthcare. In attendance were selectboard vice chair...

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