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ORANGE — On Thursday, at 2:50 p.m., police responded to an accident involving a school bus van being rear-ended on East Main Street. The van, operated by Sonia Barros, 44, of Lyons Hill Road, Athol, was stopped with its flashing lights on and was rear-ended by a vehicle operated by Amelia...
GARDNER — The Mount Wachusett Community College Fitness and Wellness Center is now offering a new program called Veterans Move that provides veterans and their spouses full memberships at a reduced monthly fee when obtained on a physician’s referral. The program came directly from a need in the...
Gabe LaBombard of Hubbardston, a senior in Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School's Machine Technology program, stands in front of the program's Computer Numerical Control (CNC) milling machine. The school was recently awarded nearly $550,000 in grants to expand science and machining programs and to fund STEM field trips. Three HAAS CNC milling machines are among the big-ticket items to be purchased. School photo
FITCHBURG — Superintendent-Director Dr. Sheila M. Harrity has announced that Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School was recently awarded nearly $550,000 in grants to expand science and machining programs and to fund STEM field trips. Earlier this month, the Baker-Polito administration...
ORANGE — On Monday, March 20, the Mahar Key Club, supported by the Orange Energy Committee, is showing “Before the Flood,” a documentary about climate change featuring Leonardo DiCaprio.  The showing is scheduled for 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Kermit Cook Auditorium. There is no charge for admission...
GREENFIELD — UMassFive College Federal Credit Union and Greenfield Community College are partnering to host their fourth annual Reality Fair for local high school seniors. The event will take place over two days from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at GCC. Students from Amherst-Pelham Regional High School,...
GREENFIELD — The Franklin County Community Development Corporation is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year. The community is being invited to nominate a business or business owner who has made a positive difference in the community. Nominations end on March 31, and can...
ATHOL — Comedian Steve Henderson and company will entertain at the next “Lunch and Laughter” to be held on Thursday, April 13, at the senior center. The lunch will be prepared and served at noon by Council on Aging board members and volunteers. There will be a choice of two finger rolls (egg,...
ATHOL — At 5:20 p.m., Thursday, Walter Baron, 62, of Shore Drive, was arrested following a traffic stop on Shore Drive and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, negligent operation of a vehicle, and a marked lanes...
ATHOL — The selectboard will meet Tuesday, March 21, at 7 p.m., in Room 21 of the town hall, with the following agenda: Pledge of Allegiance. Minutes. Permits and licenses; public comment. Town department and committee business — Athol Fire Dept., Civil Service. General business — State...
WENDELL — The Wendell Free Library, at 7 Wendell Depot Rd., will host a Cool Technology Workshop on Sunday, March 19, from 2 to 4 p.m.  Each participant in the free program will: • Get a five-minute turn on the HTC Vive, a virtual reality visor.  • Design and print with 3D software and 3D...

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