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ATHOL — At approximately 4:36 p.m., Friday, Eric M. Flanders, 36, reported as being homeless in Athol, was arrested at an Orange Street location and charged with breaking and entering during the daytime to commit a felony, two counts of vandalizing property (defacement of real or personal property...
ATHOL — Several motor vehicle accidents were reported to police over the weekend. On Friday, at 10:43 p.m., vehicles operated by Daniel J. Larrabee, of Bliss Hill Road, Royalston; and Stephen T. Shoemaker, of Gardner, were in an accident on Templeton Road. No injuries resulted. No further...
Athol-Royalston Schools Breakfast and lunch are free to all students. Assorted cereals, 2% milk, and fruit juice offered for breakfast daily. Assorted fresh fruits, canned fruits and fat free or low fat milk offered for lunch daily. Senior and middle school offer alternate assorted sandwiches,...
ATHOL — The selectboard on Tuesday approved a letter drafted on their behalf by Town Manager Shaun Suhoski, which will be sent to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation outlining several Route 2A and Route 2 traffic concerns. The first is an ongoing concern with regard to the lack of...
ORANGE — The selectboard met with Public Works Superintendent Josh Knechtel to discuss his job description, work hours, location and other public works-related topics Wednesday night.  At a recent special town meeting residents voted to rescind a 2013 town meeting vote ordering the town to...
RUTLAND — The Ware River Nature Club will present a program on tall grass prairie ecosystems, led by Princeton resident and educator David Caporello, on Thursday, April 27, at 7 p.m., at the Rutland Public Library, 280 Main St. As spring comes to central Massachusetts, many gardeners are...
HOLYOKE — Residents of South Hadley and Holyoke, and people from around the state and the region, will be coming together on Sunday, May 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., for the River Roll and Stroll, an “Open Streets” festival on the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Bridge, which connects the two communities...
AMHERST — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) now has financial assistance available through the Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA) program to help Massachusetts farmers install high tunnel systems. Urban areas will be given the highest priority...
TURNERS FALLS — The United Arc, at 294 Avenue A, will present “Adult Living Options,” a free workshop for parents and professionals, to be held Wednesday, May 10, from 6 to 8 p.m.  The workshop is geared toward parents unsure about future living situations for their sons and daughters....
GREENFIELD — On Saturday April 29, a wave starting on the other side of the planet will circumnavigate the globe and pass through the town of Greenfield, as tens of thousands in hundreds of cities, in over 70 nations will come together, breathe together and provide the world a healing image of the...

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