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ORANGE — The 4th annual Orange Solstice RiverFest will take place in and around the Millers River on Saturday, June 17, beginning at 4 p.m. with all-day musical entertainment, a boat parade, a parachute jump, and children’s games. The free, six-hour event will be preceded by a paddle on the...
AREA — A power outage occurred in parts of Orange, Erving, Athol and New Salem on Tuesday night. A representative of National grid said outages were first reported at 11:38 p.m.  National Grid reports 5,300 customers were affected. Power was fully restored by 1:15 a.m.  The outage caused...
ATHOL — The celebration and ribbon cutting for the accessible canoe/kayak dock on Millers River at the Alan E. Rich Environmental Park set for Saturday, June 17, has been canceled. The town, the Millers River Watershed Council and the Friends of the AEREP made the decision to cancel due to high...
More than 116 residents, or 1.7 percent of 6,740 registered voters, braved the heat Monday night for the annual town meeting in Memorial Hall in Athol. While there is no air-conditioning in the hall, a number of fans helped circulate air. Photo by Ashley Arseneau
ATHOL — No more plastic shopping bags in Athol; voters at the annual town meeting on Monday voted to ban plastic shopping bags from retail establishments with few voting in opposition of article 38, the final request on the warrant.  Bags covered under the ban, which will take effect on Jan. 1,...
Mitchell Grosky, a former principal, teacher, and member of many local committees and organizations, was presented with the Margaret Grazis citizen of the year award Monday night at the Athol town meeting. Photo by Ashley Arseneau
ATHOL — Monday night’s annual town meeting began with the presentation of the Margaret Grazis Employee and Citizen of the Year awards.  The citizen of the year award was presented to Mitchell Grosky, a former principal and teacher for the Athol-Royalston Regional School District. Selectman...
ATHOL — A moment of silence was held for the following deceased former town employees ahead of Monday’s annual spring town meeting in Memorial Hall: • Edith J. Miller — She worked several secretarial jobs for the school systems of Athol and Orange and she was the secretary to the building...
There are 3 million acres of forest land in Massachusetts which cover 61 percent of the land area. Our forests are essential to protect wildlife habitat, provide clean air and water, provide forest products that we all use, and to help mitigate climate change.  The total amount of protected...
NEW SALEM — A residential solar information session will take place at the New Salem Town Hall on Tuesday, June 27, at 6:30 p.m., co-sponsored by the North Quabbin Energy Group and the energy committees of New Salem, Orange, Petersham, Warwick and Wendell.  Jim Barry, Green Community Western...
AREA — The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood this summer for hospital patients in need and offers these three easy steps people can take to help save lives: 1. Schedule — Use the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767) to...
BOSTON — Beacon Hill Roll Call records local representatives’ votes on the only roll call from the week of June 5-9. There were no roll calls in the Senate. SCHOOLS MUST REPORT ALL THREATS (H 302) — The House gave initial approval to a proposal that would change a current law that requires...

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