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Students from Red Raider Productions at Athol High School have been working all week to decorate the gym for tonight's basketball games, which will showcase the school's commitment to the Project Purple Initiative. The boys' and girls' varsity teams will host Mahar Regional at 6 and 7:30 p.m. respectively. Left to right, front row -- Sergio Morales, Allie Porter, Savannah Smart-Gray, Anthony Negron, Dylan Costa, Caley McLaughlin, Colby Mason. Back row -- Luke Soucie, Holly Brissette, Matth
ATHOL — This past weekend the front of the building at Athol High School was decorated in purple to represent the school’s commitment to the Project Purple Initiative. The national initiative aims to break the stigma of addiction, bring awareness to the dangers of substance abuse and shed light...
BOSTON — The Baker-Polito Administration’s Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) on Thursday announced the launch of the “RMV Near Me” program. The pilot partnership with statewide Councils on Aging (COA), including those of Athol and Erving, will provide...
ATHOL — A proposal to designate high school and middle school administrators as agents allowed to issue non-criminal citations for tobacco use violations on school grounds was discussed at Tuesday’s meeting of the Board of Health. BOH chair Joan Hamlett, who also works for the Tobacco Control...
ATHOL — Town Clerk Nancy Burnham said Wednesday the following incumbents have signed the blanket nomination paper for re-election during the April 4 annual town election: • Joseph F. Maga — Athol-Royalston Regional School Committee, three-year Athol seat. • Sharon A. Brighenti — Library...
SPRINGFIELD — Mary Hurley, retired Associate Justice of the District Courts of Massachusetts and former two-term Mayor of the city of Springfield, is urging Gov. Charlie Baker to fill the 10 current district court vacancies throughout the eighth Governor’s Council District. On Jan. 14, Hurley...
ERVING — Monday night, the selectmen along with members of the Finance Committee (FinCom) met with school committee members to discuss the school budget.  The elementary school budget increased by $140,133 or 5.2 percent. Some reasons for the increase included cost of living adjustments to...
BOSTON — The cost of the potential placement of timber rattlesnakes on a large island at Quabbin Reservoir would be “very low,” said Dr. Tom French, of the state’s Division of Fisheries and Wildlife on Tuesday. French did not provide total dollar figures, but instead said it was important to...
The Petersham selectboard hosted a presentation by Stuart Saginor, executive director of the Community Preservation Coalition, about what the town could do if they were to set up a Community Preservation Act program. Selectboard vice chair Henry Woolsey watches behind Saginor.   Photo by Ashley Arseneau
PETERSHAM — The Nichewaug property reuse consultant candidate discussion was once again picked up at Tuesday night’s selectboard meeting. The board reviewed the responses from the two remaining candidates in attempt to select one consultant to help adapt a plan for what to do with the property....
ORANGE — The Planning Board on Tuesday granted two special permits during separate public hearings: — to Shawn Adams, of 420 East River St. who intends to use his garage as an automotive repair and used car facility. Board member and Patriot Auto owner James Hayes said because the dirt...
Local artist Hillary Chase will perform her eight-song album Feb. 6, at DejaBrew in Wendell.
WENDELL — Local artist Hillary Chase will present her eight-song album titled, F I N D M Y W A Y, at the DejaBrew on Saturday, Feb. 6, at 8 p.m. Chase’s first full-length album is comprised of songs with themes ranging from heartbreak and love to soul-searching and change. Chase’s music blends a...

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