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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....
BOSTON — The Massachusetts Senate, after a robust debate, on Thursday passed legislation banning the use of mobile devices while driving. According to the National Safety Council, distracted driving accounted for 26 percent of the 30,000 lives lost in motor vehicle accidents in 2013. The bill,...
PETERSHAM — The deadline has passed to submit nomination papers for the annual Petersham town election to be held on Monday, March 7. There are two races, for one seat on the board of selectmen and for a seat on the Petersham School Committee. All positions are for three year terms. The...
ORANGE — The town will hold a special town meeting on Thursday, Jan. 28, at Mahar Regional School, for the purpose of discussing three articles asking to raise and appropriate and/or transfer town funds.  The first two articles will ask to move $20,000 into the Public Works Wages line, and $10,...
ORANGE — Tuesday was the final day to file nomination papers for the March 7 annual town election, and a race for selectman has developed; former town adminsitrator Richard Kwiatkowski is challenging former selectman Richard Sheridan. Current selectboard chairman David Ames has expressed that he...
Athol resident Elizabeth Casella, (kneeling far right) recently joined fellow Anna Maria College student volunteers in building homes for the Pensacola, Fla., affiliate of Habitat for Humanity. Standing left to right -- James Lemanski, Kristen Whitton, Laura Cabral, Timothy Austin, Kayla Jansen, Elizabeth Haggerty and Hailey Holleran. Kneeling left to right -- Angela Pinto, Suzanne Pekar, Kirsten Decell, Kristan Richardson and Casella.Submitted photo
PAXTON – Elizabeth Casella, of Athol, was among a group of Anna Maria College students that spent the last week of their 2016 winter break volunteering in Pensacola, Fla., to help its local Habitat for Humanity affiliate build homes for those in need. Anna Maria’s Alternative Winter Break took...
Dee LaLonde of Phillipston recently built and donated a wooden cart to the Gardner Visiting Nurse Association's Athol location when she discovered they only had one. Left to right -- Kathy Kilhart, director of elder Services; Carol Cormier, program nurse; Jessica Lafrancois, program aide; Margaret Aguda, activity coordinator; Kristin Geyster, program aide; Brian Stevens; Dee LaLonde.Submitted photo
ATHOL — The GVNA HealthCare’s North Quabbin adult day health center, at 1471 Main St. (rear), has recently been gifted a new homemade cart by former employee and Phillipston resident Dee LaLonde.  LaLonde said she was recently visiting the North Quabbin GVNA and while speaking with the cook she...

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