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WASHINGTON, DC — Just in time for the celebration of Older Americans month, the Social Security Administration’s Acting Commissioner Carolyn W. Colvin called Social Security an “anti-poverty program.” But the National Council on Aging points out that “over 25 million Americans aged 60 and over are...
A crowd of residents filled the lower level of the Petersham Town Hall Monday night for second public input meeting with planning firm Concord Square to help find new uses for the Nichewaug Inn.  Photo by Ashley Arseneau
PETERSHAM — Concord Square gave residents another chance to be involved in the process for selecting new feasible uses for the Nichewaug Inn property Monday night. In mid-April a first public meeting was held giving those in attendance the chance to tell Ted Carman, Concord Square president what...
One hundred grade K-4 students and teachers at the Phillipston Elementary School took part in walking laps around their ball field to raise money for their school's student health program on Friday. Above, they pass home plate on the ball field. Students quickly walked as many laps as they could in just over a half hour with music playing to their delight before passing showers shortened the successful event.Photo by Keith Kent
PHILLIPSTON — Students at the Phillipston Elementary School walked laps around their ball field to not only stay healthy, but to raise funds through sponsorship for their school’s health program as some 100 students in grades K-4 quickly walked as many laps as they could before passing showers...
Monday, May 23 8:15 a.m. - Subject to station for sex offender registration. 9:55 a.m. - Orange Fire Department responding to accident, Route 2. Officer responded and assisted State Police.  10:30 a.m. - Report of bear in back yard, East River Street. Bear monitored. Environmental Police...
ORANGE — The Selectboard reviewed a spreadsheet breaking down the number of paid and volunteer hours spent preparing the Ruth B. Smith Auditorium for Arena Civic Theater’s (ACT) April production of Spring Awakening. The breakdown of work down provided by interim DPW superintendent Josh Knechtel...
ORANGE — On Monday, at 6:25 p.m., police received a report of a tractor trailer unit backing into a utility pole on East Main Street and driving away. The pole was snapped at the base. The truck was described as having a gray cab and white box.  Police contacted both Verizon and National Grid....
ORANGE — The Little White Goat Dairy on Gidney Road was among 47 local farmers awarded $2,500 for physical infrastructure improvements. The awards were given by the Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation and Big Y, Local Farmer Award partners. With the collaboration of local agriculture advocacy...
ORANGE — On Friday, May 27, from 7 to 9 p.m., Zoë Darrow and friends will perform a free all-ages concert at Butterfield Park, 83 East River St., to close out the Friendly Town Live concert series. If rain is in the forecast, the concert will be held in the Orange Town Hall at 6 Prospect St. “It...
ATHOL — Michael E. Gelinas has not been summonsed in connection with, and was not involved in, an incident last Thursday in which a subject reported an identity theft and someone having put a utility bill in her name at a Main Street location. Information provided by police in the police log for...
GREENFIELD — Baystate Franklin Medical Center will hold a cardiac risk cholesterol screening on Wednesday, June 8, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in Conference Room A.  Participants must fast for 12 hours prior to being screened. Test results will be forwarded to participants and their primary care...

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