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Pioneer Valley Brass trumpeter Curtis Coolidge addresses the audience at a past performance with (left-to-right) Dick Tandy on trumpet, Jim Engele on horn, Joe Hoye on tuba and Jeri Bannister on trombone. The PVB will be performing a North Dana Vesper concert on Sunday, Nov. 22, at 4 p.m. at the First Congregational Parish Unitarian in Petersham, following the interfaith Thanksgiving service at 2 p.m. Photo by Genevieve Fraser
PETERSHAM — A Thanksgiving interfaith service, along with a free public concert of traditional and modern music specially arranged for brass quintet, will take place Sunday, Nov. 22, at the First Congregational Parish Unitarian on the town common. The service will begin at 2 p.m., followed by a...
ATHOL — The Council on Aging will sponsor a flu vaccination clinic at the senior center on Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Staff from the local Rite Aid Pharmacy will be administering the vaccines. Those with insurance must bring their insurance cards. Questions can be directed to...
AREA — With the Erving Police Department recently equipping their officers with body cameras, the Athol Daily News asked visitors to the website to vote on whether other area departments should follow suit. A strong majority, just over 73 percent, voted in favor of equipping police with body...
Athol Resident Shannon Cleveland, standing, above, addressed the Athol Royalston Regional School Committee at a special meeting on Saturday, Nov. 14. Cleveland is a parent, and school administrator in another district. When discussing the new superintendent search process, she said, "When you look at your per pupil expenditures compared to other districts that are far outperforming you, you are not underfunded, you are not using that money effectively."Photo by Keith Kent
Note: This is Part 1 of two parts. The second installation will appear in Wednesday’s edition. ——— ATHOL — The Athol Royalston Regional School District has been tasked with a responsibility it has not had to address in a decade. On Saturday, Nov. 14, at a special public meeting, members...
Parishioners of St. John's Episcopal Church were busy at the craft table recently in preparation for the St. John's Christmas Bazaar.
ATHOL — St. John’s Episcopal Church, on the corner of School Street and Park Avenue will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Torrey Hall. Preparations are in full swing and parishioners have been working very hard in anticipation of this yearly event....
BOSTON — The Beacon Hill Roll Call records votes and discussions by local legislators each week. COMING UP ON BEACON HILL MINIMUM WAGE HIKE TO $15 — The Labor and Workforce Development Committee has recommended passage of a bill that would raise the minimum wage over three years from $9 per...
Scarves hang from trees at a location in Ontario, Canada, as part of a "scarf bombing" event. Scarf bombing has taken hold across the United States and Canada, where it is reported to have begun, and is a humanitarian undertaking providing scarves to the homeless and others in need. Locally, Bonnie Bradshaw, of Orange, is coordinating a scarf bombing in which scarves will be hung in Memorial Park and at the Main Street center in Orange during the first two weeks of December. She said she was inspired, in pa
ORANGE — During the early part of December residents will see an unusual site, a variety of winter scarves — handcrafted or store-bought — hanging from trees and other objects at Memorial Park and in the Main Street center. The purpose: To offer a bit of warmth to the homeless and others in need...
Mahar Regional High School Principal Scott Hemlin gave a presentation at the Mahar School Committee meeting Monday night to update them on safety procedures at the school.  At right is Orange Selectman Kathy Reinig. Photo by Ashley Arseneau
ORANGE — The Mahar School Committee reviewed the timeline for the budget process for this year at their Monday night meeting. The timeline presented states that through December, the school’s administration will be undergoing budget preparation including such tasks as budget calendar development...
BOSTON — Beacon Hill Roll Call records the votes of local representatives and senators on roll calls from prior legislative sessions. There were no roll calls in the House or Senate last week. TIMELY DRAFTING OF REGULATIONS (H 3650) — The House 123-33, and the Senate 30-6, overrode Gov. Charlie...
ATHOL — Each year the staff at Mack Family Funeral Homes works with local organizations to collect and distribute gently-used winter coats and jackets for men, women, and children though their Annual Winter Coat Drive. This year collection bins will be available from now until Nov. 24 at the...

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