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Erving Station at 3 Main Street, Erving on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 in Erving. Recorder Staff/Dan Little
ERVING — Donna Christenson and daughter Laura DiLuzio jokingly say chocolate can be a great breakfast. This is what they’ve told some of the people wandering into Erving Station, which two and a half weeks ago opened in the same building that for years held the A&R Boxcar Restaurant and...
ATHOL — Athol Public Library and Starrett Memorial United Methodist Church together will celebrate 100 years in their current locations with a free Centennial Celebration Concert at the church on Sunday, Jan. 14 at 4 p.m. The public is invited to attend an afternoon of music. Both downtown...
ORANGE — Residents will get a chance to make their voices heard on the hot topic of marijuana at a special town meeting set for Thursday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m., in the town hall’s Ruth B. Smith Auditorium. Articles 14 and 15, of the 17-article warrant ask to create a “marijuana overlay bylaw” and...
The McDonalds in Athol has been renovated and modernized. Recorder Staff/Domnic Poli
ATHOL — This isn’t your grandmother’s McDonald’s. The fast food eatery at 100 Brookside Road in Athol recently got a facelift as part of a nationwide McDonald’s initiative to remodel all restaurants by 2021. The location was open during construction, which started in the fall of last year and...
Orange Planning Board Chairwoman Mercedes Clingerman, left, hopes a discussion about solar arrays will involve various town groups and residents. "To have everybody off and running in their own direction is not going to be the best thing for Orange," she explained at a board meeting Tuesday night.Photo by Shelby Ashline
ORANGE – Just two months after the Planning Board approved installation of a solar array at 180 West Orange Road, another solar company is throwing its hat in the ring. NB Development LLC, which was represented by Fred Heyes during a Tuesday meeting of the Planning Board, submitted an...
 ORANGE – The Planning Board is considering where medical and recreational marijuana facilities will be allowed in town, and are hoping residents will help determine the answer. The Planning Board is holding a public hearing on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m., at Ralph C. Mahar Regional School,...
ORANGE — Residents have taken the final step necessary to get grant money to address the needs of its elementary school, voting overwhelmingly on a ballot question Monday to approve a debt exclusion to finance the feasibility study required in order to be eligible for the money.  According to...
ORANGE — Following an armed robbery of about $500 at the Orange General Store Saturday night, Eric J. Leichtweis, 30, of Cottage Street in Athol, was arrested on charges of armed and masked robbery Sunday morning.  Leichtweis was masked and carrying a knife when he came into the general store on...
ORANGE — At their monthly meeting Monday night the Butterfield Playground Committee agreed to use some of their remaining funds to make the playground more handicapped accessible, especially for those in wheelchairs. Now that all of the new equipment purchased for fixing up the playground has...
ORANGE — The Orange Santa Fund has closed its year with $8,762.50. There were two more donations this past week, from James and Elizabeth Bergquist in memory of Mary Ann Bergquist for $50, and the Orange American Legion Auxiliary Post 172 for $50. The members of the Pioneer Junior Women’s Club...

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