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ORANGE — The holiday season is quickly approaching and the members of the Pioneer Junior Women’s Club have already begun to ready themselves for their annual Santa Fund Drive. The fund drive will officially begin the day after Thanksgiving. Donations may be sent to Orange Santa Fund, PO Box 193...
Officer Peter Buck is shown giving a talk at the North Quabbin Community Coalition's Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force's third "Call to Action" opioid forum, held Thursday night at Athol High School.  Photo by Jason Greenough
ATHOL — The North Quabbin Community Coalition’s Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force hosted its third “Call to Action” opioid forum Thursday night at Athol High School. Officer Peter Buck, who is also the drug recognition expert in the Athol Police Department, presented the small auditorium crowd...
ROYALSTON — The selectboard heard a report from community development consultant Kevin Flynn Tuesday night.  Flynn offered projects for the town as a beneficiary of Community Development Block Grant funds. Projects Royalston could use the funds for include the elevator project in the town hall...
The Wendell selectboard met Wednesday night with the board of assessors and representatives of a group attempting to bring a new solar array to 107 Wendell Depot Rd., regarding taxation of the proposed project. Clockwise from far left -- Haskell Werlin, director of Business Development for Solar Design Associates, selectboard chairwoman Christine Heard, selectman Jeoffrey Pooser, board of assessor member Chris Wings and 107 Depot Rd. landowner David Arsenault.Photo by Craig Riley
WENDELL — The selectboard met at the town office building Wednesday night with visits from the board of assessors and the broadband committee at the top of the agenda. First up were the assessors, represented by Stephen Broll and Chris Wings. The subject to be discussed was the taxation of the...
Dr. Robert Knight
ATHOL — The North Quabbin Community Coalition has announced its selection of the late Dr. Robert Knight as this year’s Rural Health Hero. The award will be given at NQCC’s monthly forum on Friday, Nov. 20, and accepted by his godson, Franklin County Sheriff Chris Donelan, on behalf of Dr. Knight...
Members of the Athol Knights of Columbus visited the Charity Stitchers in Leominster and took delivery of hand crafted items the women donated to the Coats For Kids cause. Left to right -- District Deputy Dan Arseneault, Frank Schaippa (hidden), Bob Barcomb, Bill Graziano, Mark LaSalle, Ray Blanchard (Grand Knight), Paul McNiff, Bill Fregeau, Jason LeRay, Bob Leonard, Peter Newman, Ron Tellier and (seated) Neil Hachey.
ATHOL — Members of the Knights of Columbus Council 1182 launched their “Coats for Kids” campaign on Oct. 1 and will continue collecting new or gently used coats for area children through Nov. 20. Collection sites include the North Quabbin Patch Office, 423 Main St., Our Lady Immaculate Church (...
This is one of the many fire alarm pull boxes (right) located around Athol that are part of a hard-wired municipal fire alarm system. Described by Fire Chief John Duguay and Town Manager Shaun Suhoski as being antiquated, the boxes and the system are coming off-line as of Jan. 1.Photo by Brian Gelinas
ATHOL — Fire Chief John Duguay on Tuesday advised the selectboard that the municipal box alarm system will be taken off-line as of Jan. 1. Duguay said the system is antiquated and to replace it would be too cost-prohibitive for the town. In addition, he noted that calls generally come in to the...
ATHOL — All Massachusetts public school students will take a new state standardized test beginning in the spring of 2017. The test, while not yet developed, is unofficially known as “MCAS 2.0.” The test will be a hybrid of the state’s current Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)...
Note: This is Part 2 of the article that appeared on Page 1 in Tuesday’s edition. ——— ATHOL — At the recent Saturday morning meeting of the Athol-Royalston School Committee with about 30 people attending, the committee and members of the district’s communities discussed the search for a new...
Members of the Starry Starry Night Steering Committee meet to plan the 20th anniversary of the New Year's Eve celebration. Left-to-right -- Karl Bittenbender, Nate Johnson, Jeannette McIntosh and Manuel King. Not pictured, Nate Stienburg, Mary King, Rosie Thoms.
ORANGE — Plans are under way for the 20th annual Starry Starry Night celebration in downtown Orange. Starry Starry Night began as a collaboration between the Orange Revitalization Partnership and the Orange Arts Center.  In 2006, the event won the Gold Star Award from the Massachusetts Cultural...

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