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ATHOL — The town’s certified free cash available for use to help fund the proposed fiscal year 2018 budget is $1,299,353. Accountant Christine Mailloux advised the Finance and Warrant Advisory Committee on Tuesday that the higher-than-expected amount is a result, in part, of higher revenues in...
 The Wheeler Memorial Library in Orange has not been renovated in over 100 years, and is not handicap accessible. Voters at the Saturday, April 1, special town meeting will be asked to approve a grant application for a building project currently being pursued. Photo by Cameron Woodcock 
ORANGE — Voters at the Saturday, April 1, special town meeting will be asked to approve a grant application for a building project being pursued by the Wheeler Memorial Library.  To help residents make an informed decision on Saturday, the library’s building committee has prepared the following...
PETERSHAM — During their Tuesday night meeting the selectboard discussed a possible solution to the speeding problem in town with Police Chief Dana Cooley.   “We’ve been getting a lot of complaints with speeding in town,” Cooley said. “You can’t be everywhere at one time. We thought a good thing...
PETERSHAM — The school committee of the town of Petersham invites interested parties to submit sealed bids on school lunch milk for the 2017-2018 school year. Specifications may be secured from the main office at the Petersham Center School. Sealed bids, plainly marked, will be received at the...
ROYALSTON — The selectmen met Tuesday evening and authorized grant consultant Kevin Flynn to identify the town hall under the preservation restriction. Doing so may allow for some monies for the window repair/replacement project. Kathy Morris, of the Friends of the Phinehas S. Newton Library, ...
ATHOL — A one-car crash on Tuesday resulted in a local man being taken by Life Flight to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. The Athol Police Department reports a 2012 Hyundai SE Accent operated by Michael P. Blanchard, 31, of 286 Ridge Rd., went off the road and struck a tree head-on at...
ERVING — The selectmen on Monday held a public hearing to solicit public response for the transfer of two sums of money concerning the Senior Housing Rehabilitation Loan program. Members of the Franklin County Regional Housing Redevelopment Authority. Bruce Hunter and Fran Pheeny, met with the...
ATHOL — No community members were in attendance for Monday’s public hearing on the Athol-Royalston Regional School District’s proposed fiscal year 2018 budget, which remains all but unchanged since its unveiling at an all-boards meeting on March 13. “A couple of things have shifted, but the...
ATHOL — With River Rat Race Day being now less than two weeks away, the boat count has hit 36. Contestants entered so far are coming from as near as right here in Orange and Athol, and from as far away as Pennsylvania and Canada.  New entries include:  Jeff Ferranti of East Longmeadow and...
Royalston Community School fifth graders -- all 23 of them -- celebrated the past Friday at their D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) graduation. They are shown with an array of representatives from RCS and the Athol-Royalston Regional School District, police chiefs from both Royalston and Athol, Worcester County's district attorney, as well as Massachusetts legislators. Each student received a diploma, letters and citations, and a D.A.R.E. pin. The 10-week program is the product of an outstanding re
ROYALSTON — Twenty-three Royalston Community School (RCS) fifth graders celebrated their successful completion of the 10-week D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program Friday. Royalston Police Officer Sherry A. Miner, now in her 11th year as D.A.R.E. instructor, organized and emceed the...

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