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WARWICK — The selectmen on Tuesday appointed Calvin Fellows as constable for the March 1 town election, and Dianne Suller as election worker, for a term to expire on August 1. A proposed Road Preservation Bylaw was presented, developed by Ted Cady, Warwick’s Chair of the Planning Board, in...
 Jeffrey G. Cole, center, flanked by members of the Athol Lions Club, family and friends, was the recipient of the prestigious Lions Humanitarian Award, presented at the Mass. Lions District 33-A Mid Winter Conference at the Holiday Inn in Boxborough recently. Photo courtesy of Jeff Bowers Photography
ORANGE — Jeffrey G. Cole, lifelong resident of Orange, and owner/director of Witty’s Funeral Home, received the prestigious Lions Humanitarian Award at the Mass. Lions District 33-A Mid Winter Conference at the Holiday Inn in Boxborough recently. Cole was nominated by the Athol Lions Club, which...
Cecelia Hastings, second from right, and Marissa Hastings, second from left, hold the certificates they received after "adopting" a pet at Wheeler Memorial Library. The program offered by Animal Care and Education of Central Massachusetts explained the different aspects of responsible pet care, culminating with children selecting a Beanie Baby for adoption. Also pictured are mother Celia Hastings, right, and Jennifer Holden.Photo by Cameron Woodcock
ORANGE — Upwards of 30 children and their caregivers gathered at the Wheeler Memorial Library Thursday to learn about responsible pet care, including the need to allow animals time to adjust to their new homes and to schedule regular appointments with the veterinarian. Children were also...
Members of Royalston Community School's Futures' class enjoyed a "delicious" morning making groupings of 10 different foods, which they enjoyed during snack time. The special day was in celebration of reaching the 100th day of this school year. Teacher Mary Grutchfield (far right) is shown with her students, looking rather regal in their 100 day crowns. Left-to-right -- fourth grader Isaac Livingston, fifth grader Destiny LeFrancois-Sibley, sixth grader Hailey Webber, and fifth grader Za
ROYALSTON – The 100th day of this school year was recently celebrated at the Royalston Community School. The first floor grades enjoyed a morning of special activities dedicated to the day and the number. Apparently, there were as many ways as there were days to celebrate! The downstairs hallway...
NEW SALEM — The selectboard on Tuesday evaluated an action plan and list of goals presented by the Town Hall Oversight Committee, praising the group’s effort and initiative but advising the state of the building renders major maintenance work inadmissible. While lending its approval to minor...
The cast and crew of Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School's Drama Club production of "Disco Inferno" are shown at a recent rehearsal. The musical will be performed Feb. 26 through Feb. 28 in the school's Performing Arts Center. School photo
FITCHBURG — Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School’s Drama Club will bring the 1970s to life with its production of the musical “Disco Inferno.” Performances will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 26; at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27; and at 2 p.m., on Sunday, Feb. 28, in the school’s...
ATHOL — The town will host a wood splitting party to support the community wood bank on Sunday, Feb. 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Department of Public Works garage at 338 Unity Ave. Volunteers are needed. Light refreshments will be provided. The wood bank is like a food bank for firewood...
PHILLIPSTON — The Selectmen approved an extension of terms on a contract with Monadnock Rubbish Disposal which would have ended Feb. 28. By signing off on the agreement, the Board of Health can now move forward with the continuation of services for an additional three years with the Jaffrey, N.H...
ORANGE — Budget requests submitted by department heads for fiscal year 2017 total $19,391,568, representing an increase of $503,669 and 2.67 percent from the fiscal year 2016 budget of $18,887,899. Town Administrator Diana Schindler presented the figures at Wednesday’s budget preview presentation...
ERVING — At their meeting Tuesday night, a motion by Selectboard chairman Bill Bembury to accept Police Chief Chris Blair’s appointment of Adam Paicos as a full time police officer passed. Paicos, from Swampscott, will begin work on June 14.  Fire Chief Phil Wonkka presented a Mass. Emergency...

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