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BOSTON — The Beacon Hill Roll Call records votes and discussions of local legislators in the House and Senate each week. HELP FAMILIES OF MURDER VICTIMS (S 951) — Creates the Murder Victims Families Assistance Fund to provide aid to immediate families of murder victims. It would be funded by...
BOSTON – The Department of Early Education and Care on Friday announced $500,000 in grants to 13 cities and towns — including $22,000 to the town of Athol — to develop strategic plans for providing high-quality preschool to more children in their community. The “Commonwealth Preschool Partnership...
ORANGE — An electrical outage Saturday evening resulted in multiple responses from the fire department.  The Orange Fire Department reported multiple alarm activations throughout the duration of the outage, which saw many residents firing up home generators to power their televisions in order to...
David Small, of the Athol Bird & Nature Club, took this photograph of a timber rattlesnake while on a trip in Pennsylvania.
BELCHERTOWN — In an effort to ensure the survival of an endangered species, the state’s Division of Fisheries and Wildlife is undertaking an effort that could see timber rattlesnakes placed in a protected area at the Quabbin Reservoir. Dr. Tom French, of the DFW’s Natural Heritage and Endangered...
ORANGE — With the Hampshire Council of Governments deciding to take a step back from the municipal energy aggregation game following a recent rejection by the state’s department of energy resources, the town is looking at possibly moving forward with another aggregator, the Colonial Power Group...
ORANGE — With the Hampshire Council of Governments deciding to take a step back from the municipal energy aggregation game following a recent rejection by the state’s department of energy resources, the town is looking at possibly moving forward with another aggregator, the Colonial Power Group...
Elizabeth Mattern admires a valentine made by a student at the Franklin County Technical School before packing it with a meal and into a cooler in the Meals on Wheels kitchen in Erving to head out for delivery with a volunteer driver.
TURNERS FALLS — This Valentine’s Day, Meals on Wheels recipients in Franklin County and the North Quabbin region will receive handmade cards from local volunteers as part of Franklin County Home Care’s (FCHCC) annual Love Letters initiative. Last year’s community effort inspired folks young and...
BOSTON — Beacon Hill Roll Call records local representatives’ votes on roll calls from the week of Jan. 11-15. There were no roll calls in the Senate last week. OPIOID ABUSE PREVENTION (H 3944) — TheHouse 149-0, approved a bill aimed at reducing the opioid abuse crisis in the Bay State. The...
ATHOL — Town Clerk Nancy Burnham on Wednesday said several incumbents have signed the blanket nomination paper and will run for re-election in the April 4 annual town election. They are: • Stephen Raymond — Selectboard, three years. • Amber Parker — Athol-Royalston Regional School Committee,...
ATHOL — Town Manager Shaun Suhoski on Thursday announced he has prepared for potential investors a report on the town’s continuing economic resurgence. The report is also included in an upcoming general obligation bond issuance. “The information summarizes over $100 million in public and...

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