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ATHOL — VFW Post 650 will not hold a monthly meeting on Dec. 5. There will also be no meetings in January and possibly February. This is due to the quartermaster’s impending hip replacement and recuperation. Questions can be directed to the quartermaster at 978-798-8035.
ira Bartok, right, will read from her first novel for younger readers, "The Wonderling," at the Swift River School in New Salem, Dec. 2.
NEW SALEM — New York Times best-selling author Mira Bartok will be at the Swift River School in New Salem on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 2 to 4 p.m., to read from her just-released book, “The Wonderling.” This fantasy novel for middle-grade readers is now being considered for a major motion picture....
Sunday, Nov. 19 12:45 p.m. - Tree down, Norcross Road. Referred to Department of Public Works. 1:01 p.m. - Extra patrols, Tully Dam recreation area, Athol-Richmond Road.
PHILLIPSTON — The Phillipston Congregational Church, on the town common, is sponsoring the fourth annual Holly Berry Fair in the vestry of the church on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Picture taking with Santa will be available, as will an assortment of items for purchase. Among the...
Friday, Nov. 17 8:58 a.m. - Report of male and female walking who were pushing and shoving each other; both wearing sweatshirts; walking toward New Salem, Daniel Shays Highway. Area searched with negative contact.  10:17 a.m. - Walk-in reports his vehicle was scratched sometime between 4 p.m....
ORANGE — Police arrested two subjects over the weekend.  On Saturday, at 1 a.m.,  Derek Hartin, 29, of Liberty Ln., Royalston, was arrested on a warrant at a South Main Street location.  At 7:10 p.m., Saturday, Jesse M. Odle, 21, of Greenfield, was arrested for shoplifting a speaker system at...
ORANGE — Police responded to two accidents  over the weekend.  On Friday, a vehicle owner reported his vehicle was struck and received damage on the rear driver’s panel and trunk area on Thursday night before 11 p.m. while parked on Pleasant Street.  On Saturday, a vehicle owner reported his...
BOSTON — Beacon Hill Roll Call records local representatives’ and senators’ votes on roll calls from the week of Nov. 13-17. ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS (H 4032) — The House 155-1, and the Senate 37-0, approved and sent to Gov. Charlie Baker a bill that would give public school districts the power...
Friday, Nov. 17 8:31 a.m. - School resource officer reports staff advised him of erratic driver at the school, Pleasant Street. Vehicle passed through area that was one-way only and was going in the wrong direction. Officer was outside on the opposite side of the building and did not observe the...
ATHOL — Several motor vehicle accidents were reported to police over the weekend. On Friday, at 8:31 a.m., a Toyota Camry operated by Nadia Jules, of 45 J St.; and a Van Pool bus operated by Melissa Theriault, of 450 Royalston Rd., Phillipston, were in an accident on J Street. One student was...

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