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ORANGE — There will be a meeting of the American Legion Post 172 on Wednesday April 13, at 7 p.m. Following that meeting the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 172 will meet. Also on April 13, there will be a meeting of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 172 at 6 p.m.  These meetings are...
ORANGE — The Orange Elementary School Committee the past week acknowledged the ongoing public discourse in the community around PARCC assessments, discussing at length issues of district accountability and testing regulations established by the state. The committee voted last year to adopt the new...
ORANGE — On Monday morning at 8:15, Stacey Lawrence, 41, of, 419 East River St., was arrested following a traffic stop and charged with operating after suspension. 
ORANGE — On Monday at 2:55 p.m., police responded to a report of a minor, two-vehicle accident on Hayden Street near the Little League park. Vehicles operated by Russell Fontaine, 47, of 30 South Main St., Petersham; and John McQuestion, 64, of 360 State Rd., Phillipston, were involved. No...
ATHOL — As a part of his recent operations report, District Director Neil McGuirk advised the Northeast Quabbin Veterans District Board of Directors he has passed the newly-require director certification exam. Those who take the exam have three chances to pass it. If a director fails the exam,...
NEW SALEM — Members of the selectboard on Monday signed a resolution calling on Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration to put forth a concentrated effort toward ensuring New Salem and other towns in the WiredWest collaborative receive timely access to broadband.  The resolution specifically asks...
ATHOL — The Quabbin Valley Healthcare Veterans Club will hold its Wednesday, April 13, meeting at 2 p.m., in the Whitney Chapel Library. All area veterans and auxiliaries are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served. 
NEW SALEM — The Friends of the New Salem Public Library will host “Feasting in Literature” on Thursday, May 5, at 7 p.m., at the town hall, 15 South Main St. To reserve a snack for the program, call the library at 978-544-6334. The phone number was previously listed incorrectly.
LEOMINSTER — Always On Call Health Services® Inc. will offer an American Heart Association’s BLS for the Health Care Provider CPR courses (includes CPR for infant, child, adult and AED) on Monday, May 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at 285 Central St., Suite 214. It is geared to people who...
Orange Police K9 officer Clay Rushford, center, holds the urn containing the remains of K9 Matte, who passed earlier in the week. A private ceremony was held Friday at the Orange Police Station in honor of Matte. With Rushford are Orange Police Chief Clay Rushford and Brenda Taylor, president of the Pioneer Junior Women's Club, which raises money to support the K9 program.  Photo by Jared Robinson
ORANGE — In a solemn and private ceremony Friday afternoon at the Orange Police Department, personnel from many area towns met to offer one final salute to K9 Matte when his cremated remains were returned by his handler and best friend, officer Clay Rushford. Rushford did not know the event was...

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