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ATHOL — The public is invited to the swearing in of new police chief Russell T. Kleber on Tuesday, July 12, in Memorial Hall at the town hall. There will be a reception at 6:30 p.m., with the ceremony to follow at 7.
ORANGE — The 1794 Meetinghouse welcomes home Orange native Samantha Farrell on Saturday, July 9, at 7:30 p.m. Often, the first thing people say they notice about Farrell is a blonde shock of extremely curly hair. The second thing that people notice, and the thing they never forget, is her voice....
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) applauded Wednesday’s announcement by President Obama that his administration is taking more action to address the opioid epidemic in Massachusetts and across the country and that they are calling for $1.1 billion in new funding to support this...
Smoke pours from the former Oriental House Chinese Restaurant on West Orange Road in Orange late Wednesday morning as the result of a fire in the rear of the building. Photo by Mike Phillips
ORANGE — Fire departments from as far away as Bernardston and Barre responded to a mutual air request late Wednesday morning for a fire at the former Oriental House Chinese Restaurant on West Orange Road, at the intersection of routes 2A and 78. The official cause of the fire was determined to be...
PHILLIPSTON — At Tuesday’s selectboard meeting, Chuck Kolbenson reported on cable installation estimates. Currently all but 18 homes have Comcast available to them. Of those, 10 are on South Royalston Road and Willis Road. In June 2015, Comcast gave a figure of $123,000 for Cable Build Up (road...
ROYALSTON — Keith Newton, Department of Public Works superintendent, informed the selectboard Tuesday night that more police details are needed at the wastewater treatment plant as work correcting the inflow issue has been extended. The police are needed to be present for the safety of the crew...
AREA — The Franklin Hampshire Regional Employment Board’s Summer Jobs & Beyond program is seeking employers in the greater Athol/Orange region to provide jobs for 16- to 18-year-old youth this summer. All wages, tax, and workers comp are covered by a U.S. Department of Labor grant through...
Livvy, a Yorkie owned by Cheryl Maguy-Stewart, and Gypsy Gold, a dwarf mini-horse owned by Kristin Amons, share a tender moment. Both pets are TheraPAWS pet team members. TheraPAWS will be a part of the "Art in the Park" program on Saturday, July 9, in Fitchburg, at Howarth Park, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Submitted photo
FITCHBURG — The second annual “Art in the Park” takes place at Howarth Park, at the corner of Rollston and Laurel streets on Saturday, July 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be mural painting, theatre arts by Riverfront Children’s Theatre, and therapy pets in a kissing booth from Be PAWSitive...
ATHOL — The selectboard on Tuesday discussed concerns on the part of the Friends of Lake Ellis with regard to poor water conditions at the town-owned lake. In a letter to the board, the Friends cite “debilitating conditions” and state that “over the last 15 years, it has been well documented...
ATHOL — On Tuesday, the selectboard revisited a matter tabled last fall in which the Montachusett Enterprise Center, of Fitchburg, had requested the possible abatement of six years’ worth of property taxes on a two-family home at 1768-1770 Main St. At the time, the board requested more...

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