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TURNERS FALLS – Franklin County Home Care Corporation (FCHCC) has changed its name to LifePath, Inc. The services LifePath provides will not change in any way, and the physical address (330 Montague City Rd.) and phone numbers (413-773-5555 and 978-544-2259) will stay the same. LifePath’s...
Orange Municipal Airport Manager Leonard Bedaw presented a modified version of the Exit 15 "Job Creation Corridor," originally drafted by the town's community development office, but which now also includes plans for airport upgrades. Left to right -- Selectmen Kathy Reinig, David Ames, Walter Herk, and Bedaw.Photo by Jared Robinson
ORANGE — Orange Municipal Airport Manager Leonard Bedaw presented a report to the selectboard Wednesday night on past and current happenings, as well as the state of things, at the airport.  Bedaw has been managing the airport since 1992. At the time he took on the job, the airport was in a...
Orange Town Moderator Christopher Woodcock has a history of injecting some levity into the start of each town meeting and Thursday night's special town meeting was no different when Woodcock joked that, despite running unopposed again this year, he was taking some cues from presidential candidate Donald Trump, including donning a Donald Trump wig. Left to right -- finance committee members Steven Garrity, Brian Haskins, Bob Stack, Keith LaRiviere, Eileen Perkins, Woodcock and town clerk Nan
ORANGE — Orange residents approved all three articles on the warrant for a special town meeting held Thursday night at Mahar’s Kermit Cook Auditorium.  The meeting began 18 minutes late due to a lack of a quorum but once it began voters were through the articles in half an hour.  Articles one...
CHESSIE
ORANGE — After over a month of being missing, Chessie, a 1-year-old Chesapeake Bay Retriever from Eagleville Road has been found alive after being hit by a driver charged at the scene with driving under the influence in December, and running off into the woods.  Despite being injured and in a...
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...

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