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 As Narragansett Regional High School senior class members prepare for their upcoming prom, the Mass. State Police Traffic Unit joined forces with the high school and Templeton Police Department as part of a pre-prom safety presentation on Tuesday at the school. Several officers created a driving course with 100 cones, and students operated an electric powered go-cart which could be disabled by remote control while wearing goggles that distort vision, to help them understand there is no way to steer your wa
TEMPLETON — Students at the Narragansett Regional High School participated in a three-hour pre-prom safety presentation which included educational and hands-on lessons on Tuesday, May 10. Members of the Mass. State Police Traffic Unit “MSPTU” Templeton Police Department, Rescue League, Fire...
ORANGE — Tractor Supply Company, at 83 New Athol Rd., is inviting parents to unlock the hidden potential of their backyards with a family garden. To introduce children to the joy of growing food in their backyards, Tractor Supply is hosting “Get Growing,” a five-day gardening event from May 11...
ORANGE — It took two tries but the special town meeting originally slated for May 5, managed to make a quorum Monday night. All but two articles passed. Of the 13 articles on the warrant only article 6 was defeated; article 13 was passed over. Article 6’s defeat was bolstered by it not having...
Shown along with students at Petersham Center School's D.A.R.E. graduation are, left-to-right, back -- School counselor David Weinberg, Petersham Police Chief Dana Cooley, Crime prevention dog McGruff, Harvard Forest Director of Administration Edythe Ellin, D.A.R.E. Officer Dan Kimball, and Officer Michael Leslie.Submitted photo
PETERSHAM — The Petersham Police Department recently held a D.A.R.E. graduation at the Petersham Center School, with 17 students graduating from the program. The 10-week program was presented by Officer Dan Kimball in teacher Melissa Fournier’s 5th grade class. Students participated in an essay...
NEW SALEM — The selectboard on Monday signed a new three-year lease with the Friends of Historic New Salem for the Old Academy Building. To generate its first revenues, the Friends plans to devise a school program series on the history of New Salem. In other business during the brief meeting,...
AREA —The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) in conjunction with the United States Postal Service will sponsor the 24th annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive across the nation on Saturday, May 14. Tens of thousands of letter carriers will pick up non-perishable food items that patrons...
Early in the Phillipston annual town meeting during discussion on Article 3, a motion was made to reduce the annual salary of the Phillipston Town Clerk from $42,000 to $24,000. Questions about the need for the position to remain full time were raised, and the discussion became heated, as a passionate Foley stood her ground in defense of the amount of her responsibilities and workload. The majority voted down the attempt to reduce the salary and office hours of the town clerk as they stood to be counted.  P
PHILLIPSTON — Residents voted on 34 articles at their annual town meeting at the Phillipston Memorial School Wednesday, May 4. The meeting, which lasted over four hours, included a very active base of residents asking questions for purposes of clarification, and discussion on changing funding...
ORANGE — The Pioneer Junior Women’s Club will be posting weekly the donations they have received for the K9 Fund. This week’s donations totaling $1,725 were sent in from Kay Johnson $50, Pete and Marg Holmes $50, Ralph Wagner and Ruie Hall $500, Linda Creek $30, Birchangreen Labradors: Nona King...
Franklin County Register of Probate John Merrigan speaks prior to Friday's Sequential Intercept Model mapping workshop at Orange Innovation Center. Photo by Cameron Woodcock
ORANGE — The criminal justice system in Massachusetts is disproportionately populated by repeat offenders with mental health and substance abuse disorders, who too often are allowed to move unimpeded along the path to incarceration. This prevalent belief forms the basis of Sequential Intercept...
"Uniquely Quabbin" artist Casey Williams created hand-painted maps for the Quabbin region and each of 20 North Quabbin and South Quabbin towns.Submitted photo
ATHOL — Artist Casey Williams will unveil her hand-painted maps for the Quabbin region and each of 20 North Quabbin and South Quabbin towns at a Thursday, May 12, pre-party for “Uniquely Quabbin” magazine at an artist reception and information session beginning at 5:30 p.m. in Athol Public Library...

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