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 Mahar's Charlie Anderson gives the ball a kick from the corner against Mohawk Trail on Thursday afternoon in Orange. Anderson scored two goals for the Senators in their 3-0 win, clinching a playoff berth for Mahar. Photo by Mike Phillips
ORANGE — It was bound to happen eventually. Riley Drew gathered a through ball from James Temple, took it out front and knocked it in for his seventh goal on the year and the eventual clinching goal for a playoff berth following the Mahar Senators’ 3-0 win over the Mohawk Trail Warriors on...
ROYALSTON — Newly released MCAS results are not sufficient to raise the Athol-Royalston Regional School District’s state accountability rating, but Superintendent Darcy Fernandes believes that data will trend upward with modifications in curriculum, reinforced instruction for “on-the-cusp”...
ATHOL — The selectboard on Tuesday voted 4-1 to issue a letter of non-opposition to a proposal by the non-profit Herbology Group Inc. of Boston to operate a medical marijuana cultivation and processing facility at the L.P. Athol Corp. complex at 134 Chestnut Hill Ave. Selectwoman Rebecca...
MEDFORD — Franklin County Sheriff Chris Donelan, a resident of Orange, has been elected by his peers to serve as vice president of the Massachusetts Sheriffs’ Association (MSA). Donelan, who was sworn-in to his second term as sheriff earlier this year, will assume his new post in January. “In...
ATHOL — The selectboard on Tuesday gave Police Chief Russell Kleber the go-ahead to establish an Athol Police Advisory Board, which he said will include at least one selectboard member, a member of the Finance and Warrant Advisory Committee, business owners and members of the general public. At...
ERVING — Joe Shea of the Hampshire County Group Insurance Trust reported to the selectmen Monday night that the insurance trust covers 11,000 employees in 70 municipal groups. He explained the trust has lost $9.8 million over the past two years, mostly due to rising pharmaceutical costs. After...
AREA — The North Quabbin Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau will hold its annual Preschool Halloween Stroll in Athol and Orange on Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 10 a.m. to noon. In this fun-filled stroll, preschool-age children are invited to trick-or-treat along Main Street in each town and visit...
ATHOL — The town has received a response from the State 911 Department to its request for a 60-day extension to allow for the full implementation of centralized police, fire and emergency dispatching services at the police station. The full consolidation of dispatch services is nearly complete,...
Bridget Sullivan was introduced this week as the new administrative assistant to Athol's selectboard and Town Manager Shaun Suhoski, seated.Photo by Brian Gelinas
ATHOL — Bridget Sullivan was introduced this week as the new administrative assistant to the selectboard and Town Manager Shaun Suhoski. Sullivan, a resident of town, replaces Heather Brissette, who left recently to take a similar position in Concord after having served in the role for nearly 15...
ERVING — Alan Singer, director of lending from the Franklin County Community Development Corporation, reported to selectmen Monday on the 10 Town Loan Fund program. The program assists small businesses in providing support and financial assistance which in turn creates jobs. Singer reported that...

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