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GARDNER — A Hubbardston man, found dead early last Thursday morning on Waterford Street, was stabbed to death during an apparent drug transaction, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. Christopher Starkweather, also known as C.J. Anderson, 23, of 150 Old Westminster...
ATHOL — A vacancy on the three-member Board of Health has opened up, as longtime member Earle Baldwin submitted his immediate resignation approximately two weeks ago. The effort to have a replacement appointed in the coming weeks was discussed at Tuesday afternoon’s BOH meeting. In a posting...
ROYALSTON — All the classrooms at the Village School celebrated Poetry Week in January. Older reading buddies sat down with younger preschool and kindergarten buddies to collaborate on poems about feelings, the subject for Poetry Week. Children brainstormed and came up with words to describe being...
ORANGE — After meeting with interim DPW superintendent Joshua Knechtel Monday night, the finance committee gave their blessing to the three articles on the warrant for Thursday night’s special town meeting. The meeting will be held at Mahar Regional School at 7 p.m. Article one, which asks to...
ATHOL — A house at 270 Burbee Rd. was damaged by fire on Monday. At 6:15 p.m., the Athol Fire Department received a 911 call from a party who reported smoke was coming out of the house. A first alarm was struck. First-arriving personnel reported heavy smoke conditions. Entry was made and the...
BOSTON — The state’s Division of Fisheries and Wildlife on Monday released its determination as to whether Athol resident Bob Curley’s border collie “Celtz” was bitten by a venomous snake in Westminster last June. Curley contends his dog was bitten by a venomous snake — possibly a timber...
Charles Heffernan is shown conducting Quabbin Valley Pro Musica in rehearsal. The chorus will perform George Frideric Handel's oratorio Messiah in concert with the Quabbin Valley Chamber Orchestra at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, in Central Congregational Church.Submitted photo
ORANGE — Quabbin Valley Pro Musica, resident chorus of 1794 Meetinghouse, Inc., will perform George Frideric Handel’s oratorio Messiah in concert with the Quabbin Valley Chamber Orchestra at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, in the Central Congregational Church. Conductor Charles Heffernan will conduct...
BOSTON — The Beacon Hill Roll Call records votes taken in the House and Senate each week. COMING UP ON  BEACON HILL MUST SHOW ID TO VOTE (S 378) — The Elections Laws Committee held a hearing on several bills including one requiring all voters to show identification at their polling places in...
ATHOL — Superintendent of Schools Anthony Polito and the Athol Royalston Regional School Committee recently took time to pay tribute to Thomas A. Darcy, who at the age of 71 lost a battle with cancer on Tuesday, Jan. 19. Darcy was honored by all in attendance with a moment of silence. Polito...
WENDELL — Nomination papers for the annual town election on Monday, May 2, are available at the town clerk’s office.  The last day to obtain nomination papers is Thursday, March 10, and the last day to submit nomination papers to the Board of Registrars for certification is Monday, March 14....

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