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During the summer of 2015, 10-year-old Anthony (left), of Staten Island, enjoyed many different outdoor activities with his host siblings, Ben (center) and Madi (right), but his favorite thing to do during his visit was spend time with the Shaer family. Photo submitted by Lori Shaer
AREA — Fresh Air summers are filled with children running barefoot through the grass, gazing at star-filled skies or swimming for the first time. Join volunteer host families in and around Northern Middlesex for our 140th summer, and open your heart and home to a Fresh Air child. Each summer,...
NEW SALEM — Around 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, state police responded to the New Salem Library after a member of the teen group reported being chased through the woods by male subject, possibly wearing a tan or gray jacket. Police were unable to locate a subject, and no further action has been taken,...
Thursday  7:30 a.m. - Traffic stop for speeding and stop sign violation, Hayden Street. Operator issued citation.  8:57 a.m. - Traffic stop for expired inspection sticker, Daniel Shays Highway. Operator issued warning.  9:50 a.m. - Medical emergency, Gibbs Court. 10:30 a.m. - Sidewalk...
PETERSHAM —The selectboard will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m., in the town hall level with the following agenda: Minutes New business - broadband project updates if available per broadband committee; discussion highway dept. superintendent notice of retirement and process going forward; ...
ORANGE — For those who have thought they might someday like to run a 5K, Trail Head has the chance to turn those thoughts into reality. On Friday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m., local runners Kate Koonz and Bette Richard will explain how to get started, how to train, what shoes to wear and how to set goals...
WARWICK — The Warwick Arts Council will host their Souper Supper on Saturday, Jan. 16, at 6 p.m at the town hall, Route 78 on the common.  At 7 p.m., Wooden Fender, a project of the arts council, will present “Josh LeVangie & The Pistoleros.” The band features Josh LeVangie (rhythm guitar...
ATHOL — The selectboard on Tuesday approved the relocation of Main Street Extension and other additional work as part of the lower Grove Street infrastructure improvement project that is part of the fiscal year 2016 Community Development Block Grant application. The work will include a widening...
Christopher John "C.J." Christiansen won the 2015 Mahar Regional School's Superintendents  Award. He attended the December awards banquet with his mother Beth Christiansen (right) at Franklin  County Technical School that was hosted for winners of the award from the area.  Submitted Photo
ORANGE — Christopher John “C.J.” Christiansen received the 2015 Superintendent’s Award at Mahar Regional High School after being nominated by superintendent of schools Tari Thomas.  Christiansen is currently a senior at Mahar and is involved in many activities as well as being an honor student....
Mahar middle school student Ella Fontaine gave a presentation on some of the concepts students are learning in the algebra pilot program being implemented at the school to the school committee Tuesday night. Also giving brief presentations were Sean Doyle on the many activities of the music department, and Jeanne Grutchfield and Alivia Liberty who offered a presentation on the future plans of the high school math department. Doyle's presentation was made with the assistance of Hannah Birch,
ORANGE — The Mahar School Committee was given a number of presentations by students at the start of their monthly meeting Tuesday night as part of a “Glimpse into the Classroom” program.  Students who presented were Ella Fontaine, Sean Doyle, and Jeanne Grutchfield and Alivia Liberty. ...
Left-to-right, Sister Clare Carter, Hattie Nestel, and Brother Gyori Kato will lead a walk on Martin Luther King weekend in opposition of the Kinder Morgan Northeast Direct Pipeline.Submitted photo
LEVERETT — Sister Clare Carter and Brothers Toby Keyes and Gyori Kato of the New England Peace Pagoda will lead a walk coinciding with Martin Luther King weekend from Saturday, Jan. 16, through Monday, Jan. 18, to stop the Kinder Morgan Northeast Direct Pipeline. Hattie Nestel of Athol organized...

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