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Mahar students volunteered recently at the 12th annual Mahar Cancer Walk. The students helped to set up tables and chairs, hang posters on the fence, inflate balloons and tie them to the fence and distribute bottles of water to participants. A total of $5,004.45 was raised, the third-highest amount in the history of the event.Submitted photo
ORANGE — The 12th annual Mahar Cancer Walk is now history, with many student and community volunteers participating in the Oct. 7 event. “Through the efforts of our volunteers, donors, and sponsors we raised $5,004.45,” said Sandi Eklund of the Mahar Cancer Walk Committee. “This is the third-...
ATHOL — At the start of Monday’s fall town meeting, a moment of silence was held in honor of Elwin Bacon, who passed away recently. Bacon served on the Conservation Commission and was a longtime constable of the Bearsden Conservation Area.
WARWICK — The town will be voting on a town-wide ban of the herbicide Roundup/2-4D, at a special town meeting scheduled for Monday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. An informational session about Roundup is scheduled for today, Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. at the town hall. The history, usage, and biochemical...
ORANGE — The selectboard recently approved the warrant for a 22-article special town meeting, which will be held Thursday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Ruth B. Smith Auditorium at the town hall.  Articles on the warrant include increases to the number of selectboard members (from 3 to 5), and...
ORANGE — Homecoming Weekend at Mahar Regional School will be Oct. 19 to 21. The first event of the weekend will be a program held in the Kermit Cook Auditorium on Thursday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. at which the Homecoming royalty will be introduced by members of the Mahar Key Club. The candidates...
ATHOL — The Athol Wood Bank has received a donation of oak from the Petersham Wood Bank and is in need of help splitting and stacking the wood for next year’s stock. Students from UMass-Amherst will be taking part. Upcoming splitting party dates include: • Saturday, Nov. 4, from 8:30 a.m. to...
ATHOL — On Tuesday, Nov. 7, at the Athol Congregational Church, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will offer free training for community clergy and religious leaders to assist them with helping veterans and their family members.  The VA Community Clergy Training Program was developed as a...
ATHOL — The Council on Aging will hold a public seasonal flu clinic on Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 9 to 11 a.m., at the Athol Senior Center during the monthly Brown Bag Program. Sponsored by the local Rite Aid Pharmacy and the COA, the clinic is available only to adults age 18 and older. Forms are...
This group of students from Athol High School were among the number of those taking advantage of employee-led tours of the L.S. Starrett company during its observance of National Manufacturing Day recently. Photo by Gary Gamache
ATHOL — The L.S. Starrett Company joined in an industry-wide celebration of National Manufacturing Day on Oct. 6, highlighting the vast spectrum of high-skill careers available within the 500,000-square-foot facility and in the profession at large. The precision tool manufacturer offered...
BOSTON — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) on Friday announced the third human case of West Nile virus (WNV) in the state this year. The patient is a resident of Middlesex County in her 60s who was confirmed with WNV by testing completed by the Massachusetts State Public Health...

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