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ATHOL — The Opioid Task Force of Franklin County and the North Quabbin Region will hold the third of four planned community listening forums on Thursday, June 1, from 6 to 8 p.m., in the board room of the Athol Hospital, 2033 Main St.  A light supper will be served at 5:30.  The forums are...
ROYALSTON — The selectboard is moving forward to rid the South Village of an eyesore at 1 School St.  Recently, a team consisting of a member from the board of health, a selectperson, the fire chief, a structural engineer, and the building inspector surveyed the property and building at 1 School...
Kala Chapalonis, of Athol, was recently elected to serve as president of the 2017-2018 executive board of the Western New England University Pynchon Chapter of Mortar Board National Honor Society. Mortar Board officers, pictured left to right, are -- David Briganti, membership chair; Brittney White, vice president; Katie Gallagher, public Relations chair; Chapalonis; and Christopher Jurkiewicz, treasurer. Missing from the photo is Emily Gahr, secretary.Submitted photo
SPRINGFIELD — Kala Chapalonis, of Athol, was recently elected to serve as president of the 2017-2018 executive board of the Western New England University Pynchon Chapter of Mortar Board National Honor Society.  Election results were announced on April 10 at the university chapter’s annual...
ATHOL — On Thursday, June 1, at 7 p.m., the Athol Historical Society will present Samirah Evans, who was one of the most popular jazz and blues vocalists while in New Orleans, a city known worldwide for its music.  Evans first performed at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in 1990, and...
 Athol High School graduate Angela Parayson and her husband Kervince, founders of "Tree of Hope Haiti," will present their organization's goals and objectives at a program on Saturday, June 3, at the South Athol United Methodist Church. Angela and Kervince are pictured with their children Nyah and Nathan.Submitted photo
ATHOL — Angela (Boudreau) Parayson and her husband Kervince, founders of “Tree of Hope Haiti” (TOHH), will present their organization’s goals and objectives at a program to be held Saturday, June 3, at the South Athol United Methodist Church, 65 Morgan Ave. The public is invited to the program...
Athol — The Athol Veterans Council will hold a Memorial Day observance on Monday, May 29. Commanders of the council’s six service organizations will conduct flag raising and wreath laying ceremonies at the following times and locations: • 9 a.m. — Vietnam Veterans of America Park on Starrett...
BOSTON — Beacon Hill Roll Call records local senators’ and representatives’ votes on roll calls from the week of May 22-26. PROHIBIT PRISONERS FROM WORKING OUT-OF-STATE (H 3034) — The House 120-35, approved and sent to the Senate a bill that would prohibit prisoners in Massachusetts from working...
The Orange selectboard interviewed two candidates for the building inspector position Wednesday night: Phil Harris, at left shaking hands with selectman Richard Sheridan, and Mark White. Both candidates have several decades of experience in local construction. Photos by Jared Robinson
ORANGE — The selectboard met Wednesday night for the purpose of interviewing two candidates for building inspector, which they had previously narrowed down based on their experience and desired salary.  Both candidates, Phil Harris and Mark White, expressed as many as three decades worth of...
NEW SALEM — The town will hold Memorial Day ceremonies on Sunday, May 28. The schedule is as follows: Center Cemetery (11 a.m.)  • Participants gather outside in front of the New Salem Congregational Church for a procession to the Center Cemetery first knoll.  • Opening words. • Reading of...
 In the front row, dressed in a pink sweater, gray slacks, and gray Sketchers is "Wanderer" Evie Merron, who was the focus of an elopement drill on Tuesday at Quabbin Valley Healthcare. Shown are some of the staff members at QVHC who participated in the simulation along with Northeast Houndsman Ray Jackson and Seamus, the Irish warrior dog.   Photo by Mary Williams
ATHOL — When we hear the word elopement, we usually picture a young couple running away to get married. For the staff at Quabbin Valley Healthcare (QVHC), it’s CODE AMBER, and means a resident has wandered from their safe area. On Tuesday, a simulated resident elopement took place. With family...

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