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Mahar Regional High School Principal Scott Hemlin gave a presentation at the Mahar School Committee meeting Monday night to update them on safety procedures at the school.  At right is Orange Selectman Kathy Reinig. Photo by Ashley Arseneau
ORANGE — The Mahar School Committee reviewed the timeline for the budget process for this year at their Monday night meeting. The timeline presented states that through December, the school’s administration will be undergoing budget preparation including such tasks as budget calendar development...
BOSTON — Beacon Hill Roll Call records the votes of local representatives and senators on roll calls from prior legislative sessions. There were no roll calls in the House or Senate last week. TIMELY DRAFTING OF REGULATIONS (H 3650) — The House 123-33, and the Senate 30-6, overrode Gov. Charlie...
ATHOL — Each year the staff at Mack Family Funeral Homes works with local organizations to collect and distribute gently-used winter coats and jackets for men, women, and children though their Annual Winter Coat Drive. This year collection bins will be available from now until Nov. 24 at the...
BOSTON — Testimony was heard Tuesday before the state’s Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight, of which State Rep. Susannah Whipps Lee (R-Athol) is a member. “Not only did my committee hear this compelling bipartisan testimony yesterday,” Whipps Lee said, “[but] I have...
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GREENFIELD — Franklin County Sheriff Chris Donelan will be heading to Washington D.C. in December to lead a panel discussion on the reentry of offenders back into the community. The three-day conference, organized by the Council of State Governments, will touch on many topics in corrections,...
ORANGE — The elementary school committee on Tuesday approved Superintendent Tari Thomas’ request to move forward in talks with the Massachusetts Association of School Committees, which has offered to overhaul school policies at a discounted rate. The task of overhauling the schools’ current policy...
ORANGE — Due to a procedural error in the filing of a permit from the state’s Alcohol Beverage Control Commission (ABCC), the owners of Honest Weight Artisan Beer will have to repeat a public hearing held on Wednesday, Nov. 4.  Company co-owners Jay Sullivan and Sean Nolan appeared before the...
ATHOL — The Athol Area YMCA has received a $10,000 grant from the Heywood Healthcare Charitable Foundation to support its Substance Abuse Prevention and Awareness Programs (YSAPP). The YMCA began working with THP Project Purple in 2013 and these funds will help continue efforts and expand...
PHILLIPSTON — At the selectmen’s meeting Monday night, the Board of Assessors advised they are one step closer to being able to help the town set the tax rate. During the tax classification hearing, assessors assistant Kelly Garlock and member David Manty said, that since the town has very few...
GREENFIELD — The Opioid Task Force of Franklin County and the North Quabbin Region is cosponsoring the upcoming workshop, “Exploring the Connections Between Substance Use and Suicide” on Friday, Dec. 4, at the Greenfield Community College dining commons, 1 College Dr. Ann Duckless, MA, from the...

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