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ATHOL — Athol Hospital’s Golf Classic, held on Aug. 9 at the Ellinwood Country Club, raised a record $45,000 to help fund the construction of a new Emergency Department (ED) and Medical Office Building (MOB), addressing significant space constraints and providing patients with the highest quality...
Pictured are participants in the 29th annual Packard Heights Association Mini Triathlon, which was held over the weekend and sponsored by Girardi Distributors and Ames Trophy.Submitted photo 
ORANGE — The male team of Elliot Nottleson and Paul Lyman (37:05) was the overall winner of the 29th annual Packard Heights Association Mini Triathlon, which was held over the weekend and sponsored by Girardi Distributors and Ames Trophy. Tina Stange (48:07) took the gold in the female...
ORANGE — Though he is no stranger to screenplays, author Stephen King has gone on record saying that he will not be helping with the script for “Castle Rock,” the Hulu television series based on his connected universe of stories based in and around the fictional Maine community, and now being...
ATHOL — Town Manager Shaun Suhoski last Tuesday advised the selectboard the state’s Executive Office of Administration and Finance has approved his request for master planning assistance with the awarding of a $25,000 grant. “These funds were facilitated through the town’s Community Compact...
ORANGE — At the request of Mahar Key Club coordinators Pennie and Pamela Smith, the selectboard last Wednesday gave their stamp of approval for the annual Homecoming Parade, to be held on Friday, Oct. 20.  According to the request, the parade will line up on Prospect Street, next to the town...
ATHOL — An update on the status of the effort to centralize local police and fire emergency dispatching services at the police station was given at Tuesday’s selectboard meeting. Town Manger Shaun Suhoski said all dispatchers are scheduled for training. Fire Chief John Duguay and Police Chief...
ORANGE — Following the failure of an article at June’s annual town meeting that was needed to allow Richard Sheridan to serve on both the selectboard and the planning board, the selectboard reached out to town attorney Donna MacNicol Wednesday night for advice on how they should proceed.  Orange...
ORANGE — The selectboard has agreed to leverage a $100 fine against a Daniel Shays Highway resident for a second offense of violating the town’s bylaws regarding the leashing of dogs. Michael Sinclair, of 76 Daniel Shays Hwy., and his neighbor and girlfriend Suanne Morisset, went before the...
ORANGE — Holtshire Road resident Michael Magee went before the selectman Wednesday night to ask that the speed limit on the road be reduced from 40 miles-per-hour to 30 mph. However, before reaching that part of the discussion, he brought up a concern regarding alcohol nip bottles littering his...
BOSTON — Auditor Suzanne M. Bump on Friday released an audit of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME). The audit found that OCME did not monitor completion of toxicology examinations or complete autopsy reports and death certificates in a timely fashion. These deficiencies could result...

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