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ORANGE — On Tuesday a minor accident was reported on West River Street, at 3:55 p.m., by a detail officer. The vehicles had left the scene but the detail officer reports that one vehicle backed into another and any damage was minor.   
NEW SALEM — The New Salem Agricultural Commission will hold its first potluck Harvest Supper on Sunday, Oct. 1, at 4:30 p.m., in what will come to be an annual event.  The event is an opportunity to get to know members of the community, learn about local food, and share the bounty from local...
GARDNER — Mount Wachusett Community College’s Tea Time Speaker Series will hold a discussion and presentation titled “Gender Identity: Understanding Identity and Sexuality,” on Monday, Sept. 25, from noon to 2 p.m. The keynote speaker for this event will be Laura Farnsworth who is the program...
ORANGE — The 2nd Annual Cupcake Wars to benefit the Mahar After Prom Party will be held on Sunday, Oct. 1, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., at the Athol-Orange Elks, 92 New Athol Rd. In page 3 of Tuesday’s edition, the date was incorrectly written as Saturday. In addition, although today was previously...
GREENFIELD — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County was spared a 5 percent cut from their fiscal year 2018 Mentoring Matching Grant award last month. Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP), a statewide organization fueling the movement to expand empowering youth-adult relationships across...
Tuesday, Sept. 19 7:54 a.m. - Caller requests assistance, Yale Avenue. 9:10 a.m. - Caller reports possible attempted break-in, Main Street. 9:20 a.m. - Animal control officer at West Main Street location in Orange for report of loose ferret. 10:16 a.m. - Officer out with disabled vehicle,...
ATHOL — On Jan. 1, 2018, Athol’s new plastic bag bylaw will go into effect. A group of interested citizens would like to help community members ease into this change by having a supply of reusable cloth bags available for residents. The group will be hosting a Sewing Party on Wednesday, Sept. ...
ATHOL — A minor motor vehicle accident was reported to police on Tuesday. According to police, at 3:40 p.m., Paul A. Lavoie, of Sanders Street, was waiting to exit a parking lot on Main Street but had to reverse and backed into a vehicle operated by Cathleen E. Dodge, of Ellis Drive, New Salem...
ATHOL — Athol High School’s School Improvement Council will meet Thursday, Sept. 21, at 6:30 p.m., in the library media center, with the following tentative agenda: School goals. Teaching and learning. MCAS. Student Handbook. Faculty Handbook. School Improvement Plan (SIP). Other....
In this photo from October of 1955 is the Athol Congregational Church which was celebrating its 125th anniversary at the time. The church was formed in 1830. The building itself was erected in 1833.  Courtesy of Richard J. Chaisson 
1992 The Athol United Way kicked off its campaign and the Athol Merchants sidewalk sale with a parade from Fish Park to the YMCA. Main Street was closed to traffic while the arts and crafts booths and food concessions were in place. Several months of planning and work on a project at Athol...

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