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This vintage 1965 Dodge Coronet 440 sports a custom "Lord of the Rings"-themed paint job. Owner Ed Budd, of Keene, N.H., stopped in Troy, N.H., while cruising in his "cool ride" recently and afforded the opportunity to take these photos. The inset at lower right shows a close-up of the trunk, which depicts air-brushed portraits of a number of main characters from the "Lord of the Rings" feature films based on the late J.R.R. Tolkein's literary fantasy trilogy of the same name. Photos by Lori Gelinas
KEENE, N.H. — Collecting and customizing classic cars is a hobby for many motor vehicle enthusiasts, including Ed Budd, of Keene. Budd was seen recently in Troy, N.H., cruising in his vintage 1965 Dodge Coronet 440, which sports a custom, air-brushed “Lord of the Rings”-themed paint job. From...
AREA — World Heritage International is seeking American families to host high school students from Eurasia. These students have received scholarships through the United States’ State Department sponsored Future Leaders Exchange Program (FLEX) and will spend an academic year in the U.S. This...
 Compliance officers are urging service station owners and managers to regularly check the inside, keypads and debit and credit card slots of their pumps. Shown above is a label (un-tampered with), one that is voided, and a security seal that has been slit.
BOSTON — The Massachusetts Division of Standards and municipal weights and measures inspectors recently completed inspections of 263 gas stations in 74 cities and towns statewide checking for skimming devices attached to gas pumps. After examining 1,525 pumps, the agency’s 2017 Skimmer Inspection...
ATHOL — The assessors office will be closed Tuesday, June 20, through Thursday, June 22, while staff is attending training.  Data is available online at www.axisgis.com/atholma.
ERVING — The Erving School Committee and selectboard will meet Tuesday, June 20, at 6:30 p.m., at the community center, at 1 Care Dr., for the purpose of making appointments to the school committee. The school committee will meet at 7 p.m., at the Erving Elementary School, with the following...
ERVING — The selectboard will two meetings next week, the first on Monday, June 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the town hall, with the following agenda: Old business — Board and commission reappointments; Riverfront Park discussion with Recreation Commission and Usher Mill Reuse Committee.  New business...
ATHOL — At approximately 12:31 p.m., Wednesday, Jacob N. Barnicle, 25, of 361 Petersham Rd., New Salem, and Jeff J. Frasher, 47, of 97 Mechanic St., Orange, were arrested multiple drug and other charges following a traffic stop at Mt. Pleasant and Ellsworth streets. Barnicle is charged with...
ATHOL — The selectboard will meet Tuesday, June 20, at 7 p.m., in Room 21 of the town hall, with the following agenda: Pledge of Allegiance. Special recognition — Northeast Quabbin Veterans District. June 6 minutes. Permits and licenses — One-day beer and wine license, South Athol Road....
ATHOL — At 7:27 a.m., Wednesday, a party went to the police station to report a minor, two-car accident that had occurred on Main Street. Vehicles operated by Robert K. Thurber, 859 Doe Valley Rd.; and Pamela J. Leger, of 68 Enfield Dr., Orange, were involved. According to police, the Thurber...
AREA — Valuing Our Children, of Athol, has announced the following summer programs: Stories in the Park Fridays, June 30 to Aug. 18, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Athol Public Library, 568 Main St. Enjoy strolling through the Millers River Park behind the Athol Public Library. Children,...

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