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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...
A memorial was set up over the weekend at the scene of a deadly house fire on Mechanic Street in Orange that claimed the lives of two young girls and injured three adults Saturday afternoon. Photo by Cameron Woodcock
ORANGE — Officials say a fire at a two-story Mechanic Street home took the lives of two children and injured three other people in the home Saturday afternoon. The fire was reported to the Orange Police Department at 4:42 p.m. by the homeowner. Police were able to evacuate a dog and cat but were...
Kathleen "Kate" Koonz, (right) special education teacher at the Dexter Park School was selected to be one of two Orange recipients of an  Excellence in Teaching award. At left is Dexter Park School Principal Chris Dodge.
ORANGE — Tari Thomas, superintendent of schools, recently announced the winners of the 2016 Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award given annually by the Grinspoon Foundation. Two teachers, one from the R.C. Mahar Regional School District and one from Orange Elementary School District, will...
GREENFIELD — On Friday, Baystate Franklin Medical Center hosted a gathering of healthcare providers, government and state health officials, and community partners to celebrate the hospital’s receipt of a $1.8 million grant from the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission to strengthen the support...
ATHOL — Police are investigating a break-in at Conway Petro on Main Street that occurred at 2:43 a.m. on Saturday. Police Chief Timothy Anderson said this morning that about $30 worth of candy and soda were taken in what he described as a “smash and grab.” He said it appears the suspect or...

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