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BOSTON – As support for his opioid bill rapidly gains momentum, Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday received another endorsement from a group of county sheriffs, citing the urgency for more tools to combat the opioid crisis on a statewide basis. The sheriffs met with Gov. Baker at the State House to...
ORANGE — The annual Veterans Walk will take place on Veterans’ Day, Nov. 11, at 1 p.m., rain or shine. The walk will begin in Athol at the Veterans Park at Main and Exchange streets and end at Memorial Park in Orange. Athol ATHOL — The Athol Veterans Council will host its annual Veterans’ Day...
Heroes Remembered, a ceremony honoring WWII veterans, was held recently with over 70 of the Greatest Generation in attendance. Rep. Susannah Whipps Lee and Capt. Vincent "Bill" Purple, seen here, joined Gov. Charlie Baker, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Francisco Urena, families, caregivers, volunteers and students in honoring these men and women.
BOSTON – The House of Representatives has just approved a statewide “Stolen Valor Act” designed to prosecute individuals who falsely claim military service credentials for personal financial gain, while also passing legislation prohibiting the unauthorized sale of veterans’ grave markers,...
BOSTON — Leigh Youngblood, executive director of Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust, will be in Boston tomorrow with representatives of MassPLAN and other conservation groups to testify at a public hearing at the State House. The hearing, on the Bradley Bill (H. 3690) on Tuesday, Nov. 10, will...
Michael Davis, American Legion Department vice commander, was the keynote speaker at Orange's annual Veterans Day ceremony held at Memorial Park Saturday. To the right of Davis is Walter White, commander of the Orange American Legion Post 172. A video of the parade and ceremony can be viewed at www.atholdailynews.com.Photo by Jared Robinson
ORANGE — The troubles facing many of today’s veterans and the importance of remembering their sacrifices was the theme of the annual Veterans Day Parade and subsequent ceremony held Saturday at Memorial Park. Roughly a dozen people attended the ceremony. The parade, led by the American Legion...
ATHOL — After a review of materials available on the Athol Royalston Regional School District website, and in the monthly school committee packet distributed at meetings, it was discovered that one recommendation of the 2013 report of the Department of Secondary and Elementary and Secondary...
AREA — Last week it was announced that the Erving Police Department had purchased five body cameras for their officers’ use in the field. This makes them the first town in North Quabbin region to use cameras.  Erving Police Chief Chris Blair said they have been using the cameras for a few weeks...
ATHOL — The selectboard on Tuesday voted to approve the warrant for the special town meeting to be held on Monday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m., in Memorial Hall. Voters will have two articles to consider. Article 1 seeks to appropriate a portion of the $275,000 liability the town must pay as its share...
DELICIOUS CHOICES — Athol­-Royalston Regional School Committee Chairman Nancy D. Melbourne is shown at the Ellinwood Country Club serving former committee member Karen McNiff at the sumptuous buffet. The German­-style foods are the centerpiece of Oktoberfest, held annually by the Athol­-Royalston Education Foundation. In addition to holding a plate of delicious choices for the recent dinner, McNiff held the winning 50/50 cash raffle ticket. Still an active volunteer in matters of education, she is currently
ATHOL­ — The Athol-Royalston Education Foundation recently held Oktoberfest at the Ellinwood Country Club. Nearly 100 supporters of local education attended the annual autumn fundraiser, one of two events held each year by this non­profit group. In true Oktoberfest fashion, the evening began...
ORANGE — The Orange American Legion will hold its Veterans’ Day parade on Saturday Nov. 7, stepping off at 11 a.m. from the post office on South Main Street and marching up to the lights at West and East Main streets, down to Water Street to Memorial Park. There, the Legion will hold a ceremony...

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