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ATHOL — Responding to news reports on Wednesday that an Auburn police officer was overcome by carbon monoxide gas prior to crashing his cruiser, Police Chief Russel T. Kleber on Thursday had Athol’s front line vehicles tested under varying conditions for the odorless gas. Preliminary tests...
Brodie Rawson, a 9-year-old cancer patient from Wilmington, shown with his mother, Erica, is representing Floating Hospital for Children in Cumberland Farms' sixth annual Cups for Kids fundraising campaign. Submitted photo
AREA — Convenience retailer Cumberland Farms on Tuesday launched its sixth annual Cups for Kids fundraising campaign, a monthlong fundraiser that will benefit pediatric care programs at five regional hospitals throughout the Northeast.  In Massachusetts, Cumberland Farms will be partnering with...
 Royalston Public Works Director Keith Newton presents his report to the board of selectmen at their meeting Tuesday night. Left to right -- Newton, Selectman Roland Hamel, Board Chair Christine Long, and Selectwoman Linda Alger.Photo by Greg Vine  
ROYALSTON — Anyone stepping onto the New England National Scenic Trail at Jacobs Beach in Guilford, Conn. with the intention of hiking its entire 215-mile length will eventually reach its northern trail head at Royalston’s border with Richmond, N.H. As the trail winds its way through Royalston, it...
AREA — Veterans and community members from the Commonwealth, who have been impacted by suicide, are ruck marching across Massachusetts to bring awareness to the epidemic of veteran suicide and the needs of veterans. Vet Ruck New England will be a 200-mile, nonstop, day and night, ruck march...
ATHOL — The 16th annual North Quabbin Backpack Drive will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 15, from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m., at the Athol Credit Union Community Room at 527 Main St. Free backpacks and supplies will be available for students in kindergarten through 12th grade who live in the...
BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday filed legislation designating Aug. 19-20, 2017, as Massachusetts’ sales tax holiday weekend to renew a tax-free weekend that generally occurs every year in the Commonwealth. The legislation would suspend the state’s 6.25 percent retail sales tax for the...
BOSTON — The Beacon Hill Roll Call records votes and other action taken during the week on Capital Hill. FAIRNESS FOR PREGNANT WORKERS (H 3816) — Gov. Baker signed into law the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act that prohibits an employer from discriminating against, refusing to employ or firing a...
This grassy area in downtown Orange has been left unkept to prepare for filming of the Hulu series “Castle Rock” on Tuesday, Aug. 8.Photo by Cameron Woodcock
ORANGE — The town hall will remain open during filming of the Hulu streaming series “Castle Rock” on Tuesday, Aug. 8, and a detour around Orange center from 5 a.m. to noon will not interfere with the operation of local business. Crews will first be stationed downtown to commence shooting at 7,...
PHILLIPSTON — Town accountant Kelli Pontriand presented Vadar Systems to the selectmen Monday night. Currently several software systems are used by town officials for financials including Quickbooks, Point, and Vadar. These systems can not “talk” to each other. As a result, data must be manually...
LYNNFIELD — An Athol man was arrested on multiple drug and other counts by the State Police following a traffic stop in Lynnfield on Monday. Nicholas Balboni, 29, is charged with operating under the influence of drugs (second offense), possession of a Class B substance with intent to distribute...

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