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Every day, at pharmacies, nursing homes and hospitals across the nation, hundreds of thousands of pills and other medications are discarded and destroyed. Officially, these drugs are “expired” — a word that creates the impression that they no longer have therapeutic value and might be dangerous to...
FITCHBURG — The Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts made $810,169 in charitable distributions from discretionary, advised and scholarship funds for its most recently completed quarter. The Community Foundation, which has over 190 charitable funds that have been established by...
COLRAIN — The operator of a dump truck has died after his vehicle left Jacksonville Road in Colrain and struck an unoccupied house at approximately 8 a.m. Tuesday. Robert Leustek, 46, of Winchester, N.H., has been identified as the man who died as a result of the accident. The incident remains...
ATHOL — A local man was arrested following a motor vehicle accident on South Athol Road at 6:33 p.m., Tuesday. Frank J. Carey, 30, of 4 Old County Rd., New Salem, is charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor (second offense), operating a vehicle under the influence of...
ATHOL — At 8:09 p.m., Tuesday, a caller reports to police another vehicle had backed into her vehicle in a parking lot on South Main Street. The reporting party stated the other driver got out and yelled obscenities at her before driving off. She wrote down the license plate number of the second...
PETERSHAM — The Broadband Municipal Light Plant Board will meet on Wednesday, Aug. 16, at 7 p.m., in the selectmen’s office, with the following agenda: Minutes.  Review recent correspondence sent to the State by the selectboard and BMLP Board. Review the two August phone conferences held...
GREENFIELD — Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, at 289 Main St., will present its monthly Super Star Open Mic series on Thursday, Aug. 31, at 8:30 p.m., with doors opening at 8. The Super Star Open Mic is a monthly event, featuring the Valley’s finest, and providing the opportunity for all...
TEMPLETON — The Narragansett Historical Society located in Templeton center, will open its building  Aug. 19 and 20 during the Annual Arts and Crafts Festival. Have a self-guided tour and enjoy the collections there. NHS is currently accepting lifetime members, annual members and student members....
GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community College is offering “One-Stop Enrollment” to help new and current students prepare to begin fall classes in September.  One-Stop Enrollment is a convenient way for students to visit GCC and meet with staff for assistance with everything from application to the...
Members of the local "Footsteps for Fred" team, above, will take part in the 21st annual Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease) benefit cliff walk to be held in Buzzards Bay on Sept. 10. Team members taking part in a past walk were front, left to right -- Edna Richards, Allison Belliveau, and Ericca Richards holding canine walker Sasha. Rear -- Kathy Bryce, Rebecca Richards, Joe Campbell, Jessica Richards, and Louis Hernandez.
ATHOL — On Sept. 10, members of the local team “Footsteps for Fred” will step off for their 13th year participating, along with thousands of other walkers, in the annual Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) benefit cliff walk to be held on Sept. 10 in Buzzards Bay, along Cape Cod...

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