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Dexter Park School in Orange currently holds the worst structural grade issued by the Massachusetts School Building Authority, one of only nine such schools in the state. The Orange Elementary School Building Committee has been meeting regularly since early June, focusing recently on rallying community support for a feasibility study article that will appear on the Oct. 26 special town meeting warrant. A two-thirds majority of voters must authorize a $785,000 appropriation, which would be followed by an MSB
ORANGE — With Dexter Park School currently rated as one of the state’s nine worst school buildings, Orange is reviving an effort to secure funding for a feasibility study that would survey its entire educational infrastructure to arrive at the most viable solution. Entry into the feasibility...
ATHOL — A new adventure for young women and men ages 14 and older is coming to Athol. This program is geared toward individuals who desire the opportunity to make new friends, discover new passions, and explore new horizons. The Athol Venture Crew is looking for young people ready for adventure...
ORANGE — The Cemetery Commissioners will meet with the producers of Hulu's "Castle Rock" series at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28, near the Civil War monument at Central Cemetery. The producers are seeking permission to film within the cemetery, and use of cemetery personnel and equipment.
BOSTON — This week, Beacon Hill Roll Call records local representatives’ votes on several of the roll calls from Sept. 13 overriding Gov. Charlie Baker’s cuts of $320 million in spending. A two-thirds vote in both branches is needed in order for a veto to be overridden. The Senate has not yet...
PHILLIPSTON — The Phillipston Giant Pumpkin Weigh-in and Country Village Fair will be held at The Red Apple Farm on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7 and 8. Hours will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The event is sponsored by the Phillipston Congregational Church....
LaunchSpace Inc. Executive Director Alec MacLeod on Tuesday presented to the Pleasant Street School Re-use and Disposition Study Committee his proposal to use the former school property as an extension of the LaunchSpace "makerspace" initiative located at the Orange Innovation Center in Orange. Photo by Brian Gelinas
ATHOL — Two presentations on possible uses for the former Pleasant Street School property were given to members of the PSS Re-use and Disposition Study Committee on Tuesday. Making the presentations were Dr. Jeremiah P. Riordan, of Athol, with a proposal to use the building as a training,...
WENDELL — The selectboard has affirmed that Wendell needs to decide on regulations on the growing, processing and sale of marijuana in town as soon as possible. The governor has set up the Commonwealth’s Cannabis Control Board, and appointed its five members (four of whom opposed legalizing...
On Friday, a ribbon cutting was held at Athol Pharmacy, which opened on Main Street in Athol earlier this year. Pharmacy Manager Chris Mulqueen cut the ribbon. Left to right, back row -- Steve Stone, Devone Fox. Middle -- James Devault, Mulqueen, Elizabeth Hager. Front -- Andrea Wikel Fiske, Steve MacNeill.  Photo by Ashley Arseneau
ATHOL — After opening in May the Athol Pharmacy celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday morning. “It’s been going really well so far, we’ve had a lot of familiar faces we used to see at the independent pharmacy that used to be across the street,” said Athol Pharmacy...
WORCESTER — A former treasurer at the nonprofit corporation that manages the town of South Royalston’s water supply has been indicted in connection with stealing approximately $30,000 from the organization, Attorney General Maura Healey announced Friday. Vickie Paine, 55, of Wayland, was...
ATHOL — The selectboard on Tuesday briefly addressed a concern expressed by resident and former selectman Alan Dodge about the minutes for an executive session held by the Board of Health in March not being released. The executive session was called to address job performance concerns with...

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