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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Newly disclosed records show a major gun manufacturer knew for years about extensive problems with the barrel of a rifle that has injured several hunters in explosions, a plaintiff’s lawyer alleged Wednesday. Savage Arms has produced a list of nearly 300 customers who...
 The Orange Selectboard presented retired sanitation department superintendent Priscilla Curtis with a plaque Wednesday night thanking her for her three decades of service to the town. The plaque will be placed at the transfer station, which she managed for many years. Left-to-right -- Selectmen James Cornwell, Ryan Mailloux, and Richard Sheridan, and Curtis. Photo by Jared Robinson
ORANGE — Following complaints from residents of the poor quality of town bags destined for the transfer station, retired sanitation department superintendent Priscilla Curtis issued a request to residents to bear with them as new bags are on the way. Before she retired, Curtis put in an order...
ATHOL — The selectboard on Tuesday approved the schedule for a special town meeting to be held on Monday, March 5, at 7 p.m., in Memorial Hall. The warrant opens Dec. 6 and will close Thursday, Jan. 25, at 4 p.m., the time by which all articles must be submitted to the selectboard’s office....
ORANGE — So many Christmas trees are going up and being decorated. Santa and the Elves are getting ready to fill the sleigh for the big night. The Orange Santa Fund is building up to help with the special night. This week’s donations, listed below, bring the running total up to $2,027.  Beth...
TEMPLETON — The town has been awarded $181,405 in state funding to acquire four woodland parcels owned by the Fernald Corp. as part of an effort to connect existing protected lands. The Fernald Corp. is a mental health institution abutting the Templeton Development Center, and its acquisition is...
 State Sen. Anne Gobi (D-Spencer), second from right; and State Rep. Susannah Whipps (I-Athol), right, are shown handing out breakfast to students Wednesday at Athol-Royalston Middle School. The school's new Grab & Go Breakfast program distributes meals via four hallway kiosks. Photo by Cameron Woodcock 
ATHOL — The region’s two state legislators joined anti-hunger organization Project Bread Wednesday at Athol-Royalston Middle School to acknowledge the success of a new program that allows students to eat breakfast “after the bell” and from the convenience of their classrooms. In the two months...
ATHOL — Chief Russell Kleber reports the Athol Police Department has responded to three drug overdoses over the course of the last 24 hours, and is reminding residents to call for help in the event a friend or loved one is experiencing an overdose. Police responded to reported overdoses inside a...
ATHOL — The selectboard on Tuesday approved a request-for-proposals for the possible sale or lease, and eventual re-use of the former Pleasant Street School property at 1060 Pleasant St. Selectman Stephen Raymond recused himself from the discussion and vote, as he is a member of the Athol-Orange...
ATHOL — A heartfelt “Merry Christmas!” was received from the Nottleson Family along with their generous donation of $200, and another large donation, of $100, was given by Johnne LHeureux in Memory of Roy LHeureux, to kick off today’s collection for the 70th annual Athol Daily News Santa Fund....
AREA — Midnight Madness is a great way to shop locally for holiday gifts, get discounts and support the local economy. The North Quabbin Chamber and Visitors Bureau, store owners and artisans from around the area are getting ready for another terrific event. This year, Midnight Madness will...

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