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ORANGE — At the request of Mahar Key Club coordinators Pennie and Pamela Smith, the selectboard last Wednesday gave their stamp of approval for the annual Homecoming Parade, to be held on Friday, Oct. 20.  According to the request, the parade will line up on Prospect Street, next to the town...
ATHOL — An update on the status of the effort to centralize local police and fire emergency dispatching services at the police station was given at Tuesday’s selectboard meeting. Town Manger Shaun Suhoski said all dispatchers are scheduled for training. Fire Chief John Duguay and Police Chief...
ORANGE — Following the failure of an article at June’s annual town meeting that was needed to allow Richard Sheridan to serve on both the selectboard and the planning board, the selectboard reached out to town attorney Donna MacNicol Wednesday night for advice on how they should proceed.  Orange...
ORANGE — The selectboard has agreed to leverage a $100 fine against a Daniel Shays Highway resident for a second offense of violating the town’s bylaws regarding the leashing of dogs. Michael Sinclair, of 76 Daniel Shays Hwy., and his neighbor and girlfriend Suanne Morisset, went before the...
ORANGE — Holtshire Road resident Michael Magee went before the selectman Wednesday night to ask that the speed limit on the road be reduced from 40 miles-per-hour to 30 mph. However, before reaching that part of the discussion, he brought up a concern regarding alcohol nip bottles littering his...
BOSTON — Auditor Suzanne M. Bump on Friday released an audit of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME). The audit found that OCME did not monitor completion of toxicology examinations or complete autopsy reports and death certificates in a timely fashion. These deficiencies could result...
ORANGE — With no return date in sight for town administrator Diana Schindler, the selectboard agreed to grant expanded authority to town treasurer Gabriele Voelker Wednesday night.  An issue was brought to light recently that some town employees are not properly reporting their time on the job...
ATHOL — The selectboard is warning residents of an ongoing phone scam in which a person’s Caller ID shows a familiar number associated with a known person when a call is being received that is actually coming from a telemarketer or someone with malicious intent. The practice is referred to as “...
WENDELL — Monday nights, Diemand Farm has been having dinners. Some of the patrons have asked if they could “Bring Your Own Bottle” (BYOB). Nancy Aldrich, Town Coordinator, contacted the Alcoholic Beverage Commission and found that local government makes the regulations on this practice.  At...
ATHOL — The selectboard on Tuesday approved a list of priority goals for Town Manager Shaun Suhoski to focus on in fiscal year 2018 Suhoski this week called the list of goals an ambitious work plan which he developed to improve internal financial and personnel policies while also guiding...

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