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PHILLIPSTON — It was a busy evening for the Finance Committee on Thursday, March 10, as members addressed how to pay for a replacement for the fire department command vehicle which also serves as the emergency management and emergency response vehicle for calls, along with regular business. ...
ORANGE — The new selectboard opened their first meeting Wednesday night with a moment of silence for Leena Ciolino and Victoria Gaignard, the two young girls who perished in a fire on Mechanic Street Saturday. Following the moment of quiet reflection the board met with Lt. Michael Buzzard and...
WORCESTER – Special Olympics Winter season action wraps up this weekend in Massachusetts as over 1,500 Special Olympics Athletes and Unified Partners (athletes with and without intellectual or developmental disabilities) will compete in a state-level competition in and around Worcester....
Local and state law enforcement officers assisted federal officers with the arrest of an individual at 186 Crescent St., Athol (building on the left), Thursday morning. Arthur Cummings, 48, was arrested on charges of possession of child pornography following a federal investigation. Photo by Jared Robinson
ATHOL — Local and state law enforcement officials assisted the FBI with the arrest of Arthur Cummings, 48, of 185 Crescent St., Apt. 2, Thursday morning.  Cummings was arrested on charges of possession of child pornography following an investigation conducted by agents of the Boston Child...
NO. ORANGE — On Sunday, March 13, a Korean filmmaker, Sunah Kim, and a small crew will be visiting the area to film and interview the Rev. Mr. Don Erickson of the Community Church of North Orange and Tully for a documentary being made on the 7th century Korean Buddhist saint Wonhyo.  The reason for...
 Dean Cycon of Dean's Beans of Orange, left, is shown interviewing coffee pickers in Kona, Hawaii, the only place coffee is grown in America. He will host "Coffee; the drink that changed America" Saturday, March 12, on WGBY at 3:30 p.m.
ORANGE — Dean Cycon of Dean’s Beans in Orange, was recently tapped by Pilot Productions of Britain to be the host of an hour-long program called “Coffee; the drink that changed America.” His program will be aired on PBS stations nationwide on Saturday, March 12, on WGBY at 3:30 p.m. The...
ATHOL — The selectboard on Tuesday approved a street license request submitted for the MAX Bus regional transportation service, which is funded by the state and overseen by Fox Bus Lines Inc. of Millbury, and TrueNorth Transit Group LLC. MAX Bus provides scheduled twice-daily motor coach service...
ATHOL — At Tuesday’s selectboard meeting, Rebecca Bialecki, vice president of community health and chief agent of change for Heywood Healthcare, provided an update on the Quabbin Retreat facility slated to open in Petersham later this year. Located at the site of the former Sisters of the...
Deborah Ekstrom
NORTHAMPTON — Clinical & Support Options (CSO) has announced the appointment of Deborah Ekstrom to the position of vice president of strategic development. “I am happy to be back in the Valley helping CSO grow into and with the future of mental healthcare,” said Ekstrom, who will be leading...
ERVING — Before the special town meeting convened Monday night, the selectmen debated over the position of treasurer, namely whether it should be an appointed or elected position in the future. The current treasurer, Margaret Sullivan has one more year on a 3-year term. She was elected in May 2002...

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