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ROYALSTON — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is alerting the public that Tully Lake is experiencing a cyanobacteria bloom, and the water is unsafe for humans or pets. Swimming and wading are prohibited until the danger has subsided. Updates will be posted on the Facebook page as they become...
ORANGE — A Wendell man has been held in custody following his arraignment in Orange District Court on Tuesday. State Police troopers arrested Jeffrey P. Laffond, 48, of 264 Wendell Depot Rd., early Tuesday morning on charges of attempted murder after receiving a 911 phone call from the alleged...
ORANGE — Two suspects arrested last month on charges of trafficking heroin are expected to have their cases moved out of the district court system and into Franklin County Superior Court. Mariah K. Lafountain, 22, and Bryce M. Cass, 26, both of Athol, were arraigned in Orange District Court on...
BOSTON — Advocates for Snake Preservation (ASP), a nonprofit organization dedicated to changing the way people view and treat snakes, is leading a coalition of biologists and conservationists in support of timber rattlesnake conservation in Massachusetts and their introduction to Mount Zion Island...
PETERSHAM — The selectboard met with Greg Waid, highway department superintendent, and Ross France of the advisory finance committee on Tuesday night to discuss the current state of the Glen Valley Road Bridge replacement project.  Recently a change order has been received from the contractor A...
 The Heywood Hospital Aid Association has pledged $75,000 to Heywood Hospital and Heywood Healthcare's 'Fulfilling Our Promise' Capital Campaign over the next three years. Left-to-right -- Win Brown, President & CEO of Heywood Healthcare; Marcelle Cormier, Heywood Hospital Aid Association Treasurer; and Dawn Casavant, Vice President for External Affairs and Chief Philanthropy Officer of Heywood Healthcare.  Submitted photo
GARDNER — The Heywood Hospital Aid Association has pledged $75,000 to Heywood Hospital and Heywood Healthcare’s ‘Fulfilling Our Promise’ Capital Campaign over the next three years. The Hospital Aid Association has already donated $30,000 toward that goal so far in 2016. The ‘Fulfilling Our...
ERVING — Selectmen met Monday night to hear from Daniel Nietsche from the Franklin County Multi-Agency Coordination Center (MACC) who spoke in favor of joining the agency. MACC was formed so in the event of an emergency such as a hurricane or large scale brush fire, one phone call to MACC will...
 A number of flags were laid to rest Tuesday at the Athol American Legion Post 102’s flag burning ceremony held on Flag Day. At left, Dave Chapman, Sergeant of Arms, lays flags on the fire. At right, Bobbi Newman inspects flags to make sure they are no longer usable. Photo by Ashley Arseneau
ATHOL — The annual flag burning ceremony at the American Legion Post 102 was held Tuesday by legion members to commemorate Flag Day and lay to rest American flags that are too worn out to be displayed.  An estimated 1,300 flags were set to be burned before the ceremony began, according to Ed...
The Margaret Grazis Employee of the Year Award was presented to Donna Lajoie, a math teacher at Athol High School. Chairman of the selectboard Lee Chauvette presented the award and said she is, "what makes Athol High School be Athol High School. The award was presented at the start of the town meeting on Monday night. Photo by Ashley Arseneau
ATHOL — Voters approved appropriations of $14,615,746 for the fiscal year 2017 operating budget at Monday night’s spring town meeting. They include $14,518,246 from taxation, $75,000 from free cash, a $17,000 transfer from the parking meter receipt account, $5,000 from the cemetery trust fund, and...
The Pioneer Junior Women's club recently received a check for $100 from the Wheelerville Women's Club for the Orange K9 Fund. Left-to-right -- Karen Perkins, Sherrie Johnson, Deborah Bousquet; Sue Herk, treasurer of the Wheelerville Women's Club; Mary Helen Nutter-Truehart, Brenda Taylor, and Daisy the dog.Submitted photo =======================================================================
ORANGE — The Pioneer Junior Women’s Club’s Orange K9 Fund this past week received two more donations totaling $700: $500 from the Orange Career Firefighters Local 4569, and $200 from Jack Dunphy of the Orange Innovation Center. This brings the total donations to $15,043.47 The PJWC will also be...

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