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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...
GREENFIELD — The Baker-Polito Administration on Monday announced that Massachusetts is sending more help to Puerto Rico as the island continues to recover and rebuild after the destructive impact of Hurricane Maria. The Commonwealth has assembled a joint team of emergency management personnel...
ORANGE — On Thursday, Nov. 9, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., the Franklin County Community Meals Program (FCCMP) will hold its annual Thanks for Giving Open House to honor volunteers and donors of the Orange Food Pantry. The open house will take place at the Orange Food Pantry at 118 East Main St., and...
 Board of Planning and Community Development member David Small, at the podium, addresses attendees at Monday's fall town meeting in Athol. As evidenced by the sparse crowd, the attainment of a quorum was delayed by about a half hour. A total of 69 out of approximately 6,800 registered voters were in attendance. A quorum is 68.Photo by Brian Gelinas
ATHOL — Voters at the fall town meeting on Monday approved all 21 articles on the warrant, as recommended by the Finance and Warrant Advisory Committee. The start of the meeting was delayed by about a half hour, as a quorum was awaited. A total of 69 out of approximately 6,800 voters were in...

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