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Members of the 2017 Classes of the Pathways Early College Innovation School and the Gateway to College program graduated Friday night with their high school diplomas as well as college credits or degrees.Submitted photo
GARDNER — A group of 62 students celebrated earning their high school diploma along with college credits or degrees through Mount Wachusett Community College’s dual enrollment programs Friday night. This year’s graduates of the Pathways Early College Innovation School and the Gateway to College...
ORANGE — The Orange American Legion Post 172 will hold Memorial Day graveside services at cemeteries throughout town on Sunday, May 28, and Monday, May 29.  As part of Monday services, parades will begin at the old Tully Fire Station and the downtown post office, concluding at the cemetery on...
PETERSHAM — The Memorial Day parade will begin to line up on West Street at the flag pole on 9:30 a.m., Monday, May 27, and is being planned by the Petersham Post No. 415 American Legion. The parade lineup will begin with the Marshal followed by the color guard, Petersham Brass Band, firing...
ATHOL — The selectboard on Tuesday approved a request submitted by Mobilitie LLC to place a steel utility pole on the town-owned grassy area next to the entrance to the upper municipal parking deck on South Street. When the public hearing was opened at the May 2 meeting, Mobilitie representative...
On Wednesday evening, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey addressed 730 students and their well-wishers at Mount Wachusett Community College's 52nd commencement.Submitted photo
GARDNER — On Wednesday evening, 730 students were awarded nearly 800 degrees and certificates as they graduated from Mount Wachusett Community College. The gathered graduates at the college’s 52nd commencement were reminded by keynote speaker, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, of the...
ATHOL — Jeff Ferranti, special education director for the Athol-Royalston Regional School District, has advised that his existing contract, which was to expire at the end of this fiscal year, has been extended through Sept. 1. Ferranti said the extension will allow the incoming replacement for...
Franklin County Community Meals Program (FCCMP) will extend the open hours of its Orange Food Pantry on Thursday, May 25. On that day, the pantry will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pictured are FCCMP Executive Director Andrea Leibson, left; and State Rep. Susannah Whipps (R-Athol), during the latter's 2016 visit to the pantry. Submitted photo
ORANGE — Franklin County Community Meals Program (FCCMP) will extend the open hours of its Orange Food Pantry on Thursday, May 25. On that day, the pantry will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. By staying open longer on May 25, the hope is to welcome new people who have not been able to visit the...
ATHOL — The state has awarded $4,696 in grant funding to support the continued operation of the area Summer Feeding Program, which the Athol-Royalston Regional School District is set to inherit from the Orange Elementary Schools. Following ARRSD Superintendent Dr. Steven Meyer’s announcement at...
 The U.S. Army's 1st/50th Mechanized Infantry Battalion, at Fort Benning, Ga., recently held a 50th anniversary commemoration of the first arrival of the unit in Vietnam. In attendance were Bryan and Nancy Lagimoniere of Athol. Bryan, right, served with the unit in Vietnam, arriving there in 1970. With Bryan are fellow veterans, left to right -- Dan Rainwater of Mississippi, Jon Conte of Florida and Melvin Wadleigh of New Hampshire.Submitted photo
ATHOL — Ahead of the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, Bryan and Nancy Lagimoniere, of town, recently traveled to Fort Benning, Ga., for the 50th anniversary of the first arrival in Vietnam of the U.S. Army’s 1st/50th Mechanized Infantry Battalion, with which Bryan served. This was a four-day event...
ATHOL — Members of the Pleasant Street School Re-use and Disposition Study Committee this week discussed whether to dissolve or remain active in light of a recommendation, which the group made for disposal of the former school property, having been amended outside of a posted meeting and without...

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