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Athol Police Chief Russell Kleber speaks to attendees at the September 11th Remembrance held at the Veterans Park at Main and Exchange streets in Athol this morning.Photo by Lori Gelinas
ATHOL — Just as it was nearly two decades ago, the sky was cloudless for the September 11th Remembrance Ceremony held at the Veterans Park at Main and Exchange streets. “I can’t believe it’s been 16 years; it seems like yesterday,” said Police Chief Russell Kleber, in his opening remarks to...
In this photo posted to Facebook by the Erving Police, the 1,015 bottles of THC-infused juices, marijuana and cash seized from a vehicle owned by Simon Winnikainan, of Starks, Maine, is on display at the police station. Winnikainan was arraigned in Orange District Court on Friday and held on $1,000 bail. 
ORANGE — A resident of Maine who was pulled over in the early hours of Wednesday, Sept. 6 and arrested when more than 1,000 bottles of THC-infused juice was found in his possession was released on bail following his arraignment in Orange District Court Friday. Simon Winnikainan, of Starks, Maine...
ORANGE — The Orange Business Association (OBA) will be hosting the 2017 Celebrate the Harvest event in on Sunday, Oct. 8, at the Orange Municipal Airport, on East River Street. This is the 26th annual event with this year’s theme being “Celebrate the Harvest in Castle Rock (Orange),” a play on the...
SPRINGFIELD — World renowned horse trainer and performer Guy McLean, joins the Horse Show lineup Sept. 28-30 and Oct. 1 at the 2017 Eastern States Exposition. Take a seat in the grandstands of the Coliseum to watch elegant horses trot, canter and gallop toward the blue ribbon in the Eastern...
FRAMINGHAM — Gov. Charlie Baker has authorized the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) to send a three-person Emergency Operations Center (EOC) team, and a nine-person nursing team to Florida to assist with response and recovery efforts for Hurricane Irma. The request for assistance...
BOSTON — The Baker-Polito Administration on Thursday awarded grants to three area towns to develop clean energy projects, including $12,500 to Athol, and $7,500 each to Royalston and Templeton.  The Department of Energy Resource’s (DOER) Municipal Energy Technical Assistance (META) grants, which...
 Approximately 100 unclaimed "junk" bikes currently kept at the Athol Police Station were declared surplus property by the selectboard on Tuesday, at Police Chief Russell Kleber's request, and will be disposed of. The move, noted Kleber, is part of an effort to "tidy up" the police station grounds. Athol Police Department photo
ATHOL — At Tuesday’s selectboard meeting, Selectwoman Rebecca Bialecki expressed a concern about Hancock Motors on Daniel Shays Highway possibly acquiring more motor vehicles without a Class II license. She said it was reported to her by a resident that additional vehicles were seen being brought...
John Wilson, co-owner of the Yours, His & Ours business on Main Street in Athol, appeared before Orange District Court Judge David S. Ross Friday on charges related to the sale of stolen goods. A not guilty plea was entered on his behalf and he was released on personal recognizance along with his business partner Rose Castro, who also appeared on similar charges. Photo by Jared Robinson
ORANGE — John Wilson and Rose Castro, co-owners of the popular Athol thrift store Yours, His & Ours, were both arraigned and in Orange District Court Friday on charges stemming from the alleged sale of stolen goods. Both plead not guilty and were released on personal recognizance by Judge...
BOSTON — There were no roll calls in the House or Senate recently. COMING UP ON BEACON HILL HEARING ON HEALTH LEGISLATION — The Public Health Committee will hold a hearing on Sept. 12 at 1 p.m. in Room A-2 at the Statehouse on several bills including: MANDATORY DENTAL EXAMS (H 4256) —...
ORANGE — The Orange Elementary School Committee on Wednesday voted unanimously to adopt the town’s fuel-efficient vehicle policy, drafted in conjunction with an impending submission to the Green Communities Designation and Grant Program. Reducing emissions in this fashion would satisfy one...

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