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The South Royalston School.Photo by Mary J. Williams
ROYALSTON — Nearly 30 people attended the 114th South Royalston School Reunion recently held at the Royalston Fish and Game Club. Following a potluck luncheon, Jim Barclay of the Royalston Building Committee and Selectman Roland Hamel spoke of the future of the South Royalston School and Whitney...
 A number of fellow Marines gathered for this photo taken Saturday morning after the dedication of the memorial set in place at the main entrance to Athol's Bearsden Conservation Area in honor of the late Elwin Bacon, longtime constable of the area. Front, left to right -- Anthony Brighenti, Richard Hancock. Back -- Ron Ferguson, Ed Laford, Wayne Gelinas, Tom Williams, Earle King, Gary Williams.Photo by Brian Gelinas
ATHOL — The memorial to the late Elwin Bacon was dedicated in his memory at the main entrance to the Bearsden Conservation Area on Saturday. Bacon was a longtime constable of the area, overseeing it from 1969 until his retirement in 2016. In attendance were many family members, friends and...
Art Kaczenski of Erving poses with his winning entry in Sunday's giant pumpkin weigh-in at the annual Phillipston Fall Festival. The impressive gourd checked in at 1,065 pounds, besting its nearest competitor by 113 pounds. The same pumpkin recently captured third place at the 100th Anniversary Eastern States Exposition (The Big E) and will compete next week at the 34th annual Wachusett AppleFest at the Wachusett Mountain Ski Area in Princeton.Photo by Greg Vine
PHILLIPSTON — A 1,065-pound behemoth grown by Art Kaczenski of Erving took the top prize Sunday at the giant pumpkin weigh-in at the Phillipston Fall Festival at Red Apple Farm. “My grandfather used to grow these things,” said Kaczenski. “It’s been a part of my family. Now, I do it myself.”...
ORANGE — The latest trailer for Hulu’s “Castle Rock” series has been released and can be viewed online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Y6VtFQhK-k. However, the images do little to suggest what the storyline will entail. But it is intriguing to see how Orange stands in for the fictional Maine...
Local Salvation Army volunteer Wil Leslie, far right in blue,  was deployed to volunteer in Houston following Hurricane Harvey and did work distributing supplies and helping prepare a long term recovery plan. Behind Leslie is Salvation International Army General Andre Cox, standing at far left.Submitted photo
GARDNER — With the onslaught of hurricanes hitting this season the Salvation Army has been working hard to spread out resources and volunteers across many different areas. Among them is local Salvation Army (SA) Service Extension Director and volunteer Wil Leslie of Gardner, a member of the...
WENDELL — On Wednesday, residents Lisa Hoag and Eva Gribavic presented Doug Harris to the selectboard to explain what is going on regarding preserving ancient Indian ceremonial stones. Harris, a Native American who is deputy tribal history preservation officer for the Narragansett Indian Tribal...
ORANGE — Mahar alumni are invited to play in the annual Homecoming matches against the Mahar varsity teams for volleyball, boys soccer, girls soccer and field hockey. The games are scheduled for Saturday morning, Oct. 21, and the following coaches should be contacted for each sport: • Volleyball...
ROYALSTON — The annual Seasonal Flu Vaccination Clinic is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 11, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., at the town hall. The clinic, sponsored by the Royalston Council on Aging, is free of charge and is for Royalston residents who are 18 years of age or older. Walk-ins are welcome,...
Dennis Whelpley, of Athol, stands with his new Applus Technologies vehicle inspection computer, which became required for Mass. state inspections on Sunday but of which Whelpley was unable to get online for several days. Whelpley said the new system has been "nothing but a pain in the neck."Photo by Jared Robinson
BOSTON — Massachusetts drivers are struggling to get inspection stickers after hundreds of vehicle inspection stations were unable to transition to new equipment. The state Department of Transportation says 1,347 stations were supposed to be able to inspect cars Sunday. Department officials say...
ORANGE — During the open time for the public portion of Wednesday night’s meeting, John Avila, of 475 East Main St., asked the selectboard when they are going to intervene in his ongoing legal dispute with the board of health.  Specifically, Avila asked the board what they are going to do to “...

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