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During a stop at the Athol Community Elementary School on Summer Meals Tour Congressman Jim McGovern held a round table discussion on how to improve summer meal services to students. The group included representatives from the United States Department of Agriculture, State Rep. Susannah Whipps, Western Mass. Director for Mass. Farm to School Lisa Damon, Worcester Food Policy Council Martha Assefa, ACES Principal Mike Leander, ACES supervisor summer meal program Deb Ellis, Executive Director of North Quabbin
ATHOL — All levels of government joined Congressman Jim McGovern on his 4th annual Summer Meals tour stopping at the Athol Community Elementary School (ACES) Friday. The Congressman hosted a roundtable on improving summer meals access for rural communities. All agreed that good nutrition is the...
PHILLIPSTON — There will be a barbecue country music event on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 5 to 11 p.m., at the Red Apple Farm at 455 Highland Ave. The Darren Bessette Band will be headlining and taking the stage at 7, with the VIP chicken barbecue slated to begin at 5. VIP chicken barbecue and...
ALSO UP ON BEACON HILL BUSINESS TELEPHONE LISTING (H 184) — The House gave initial approval to a bill that would prohibit a business from listing a local telephone number in a phone directory if calls are routinely forwarded to a non-local number and the listing does not give the true physical...
ATHOL — The selectboard this week ordered the humane euthanization of a dog they deemed dangerous following a public hearing at a meeting in April 2016. The dog — a retriever named “Lilly” — is owned by Christina Bonenfant and was left in the care of Eric F. Zewiey at 399 Unity Ave. Neither were...
“The Can Collectors” played at this month’s Third Thursday Fair put on by the Orange Merchants Group in downtown Orange. Photo by Ashley Arseneau
ORANGE — The Third Thursday Fairs held each month since May in the downtown area have been taking off. Put on by the Orange Merchants Group (OMG), the fair is held to bring people and businesses that are not normally in the center of town all into the downtown area.  OMG member Jeff Cole of...
ATHOL — The town’s newest four-legged officer will officially begin patrolling the streets starting next week. Police Chief Russell Kleber said Friday that K-9 “Gronk” and handler Officer Craig Deveneau have completed the required 14-week training. “They will start Monday on patrol,” he said....
ATHOL — The Athol-Royalston Regional School District has announced that Kathryn Clark has been appointed to the position of director of pupil services for the district. Clark comes from Kensington, N.H. She currently holds a certificate of advanced graduate studies in curriculum leadership from...
WARWICK — Senate President Stan Rosenberg (D-Amherst) on Friday announced $100,000 to protect and expand Warwick’s town forest. The funding is allocated from an earmark Rosenberg secured in the 2014 Environmental Bond Bill. “We must continue to be leaders on conservation and environmental...
 Ryan Hood provided entertainment during the Quabbin Valley Healthcare's Gourmet Burger BBQ fundraiser recently in Athol.
ATHOL — Quabbin Valley Healthcare hosted a first-of-its-kind gourmet burger night on June 20 to raise funds for Alzheimer’s disease. The event was a success raising over $900 in ticket sales — all the proceeds will be donated to various local agencies that provide services to people with Alzheimer...
NEW SALEM — At the 1794 Meetinghouse on Saturday, July 29, at 7:30 p.m., Jeff Snow will present “The Softer Side of Celtic,” combining the music, stories and history from Scotland, Ireland and England. There will be singing, laughing, clapping and even a bit of foot stomping. Participation by...

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