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ORANGE — The latest trailer for Hulu’s “Castle Rock” series has been released and can be viewed online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Y6VtFQhK-k. However, the images do little to suggest what the storyline will entail. But it is intriguing to see how Orange stands in for the fictional Maine...
Local Salvation Army volunteer Wil Leslie, far right in blue,  was deployed to volunteer in Houston following Hurricane Harvey and did work distributing supplies and helping prepare a long term recovery plan. Behind Leslie is Salvation International Army General Andre Cox, standing at far left.Submitted photo
GARDNER — With the onslaught of hurricanes hitting this season the Salvation Army has been working hard to spread out resources and volunteers across many different areas. Among them is local Salvation Army (SA) Service Extension Director and volunteer Wil Leslie of Gardner, a member of the...
WENDELL — On Wednesday, residents Lisa Hoag and Eva Gribavic presented Doug Harris to the selectboard to explain what is going on regarding preserving ancient Indian ceremonial stones. Harris, a Native American who is deputy tribal history preservation officer for the Narragansett Indian Tribal...
ORANGE — Mahar alumni are invited to play in the annual Homecoming matches against the Mahar varsity teams for volleyball, boys soccer, girls soccer and field hockey. The games are scheduled for Saturday morning, Oct. 21, and the following coaches should be contacted for each sport: • Volleyball...
ROYALSTON — The annual Seasonal Flu Vaccination Clinic is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 11, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., at the town hall. The clinic, sponsored by the Royalston Council on Aging, is free of charge and is for Royalston residents who are 18 years of age or older. Walk-ins are welcome,...
Dennis Whelpley, of Athol, stands with his new Applus Technologies vehicle inspection computer, which became required for Mass. state inspections on Sunday but of which Whelpley was unable to get online for several days. Whelpley said the new system has been "nothing but a pain in the neck."Photo by Jared Robinson
BOSTON — Massachusetts drivers are struggling to get inspection stickers after hundreds of vehicle inspection stations were unable to transition to new equipment. The state Department of Transportation says 1,347 stations were supposed to be able to inspect cars Sunday. Department officials say...
ORANGE — During the open time for the public portion of Wednesday night’s meeting, John Avila, of 475 East Main St., asked the selectboard when they are going to intervene in his ongoing legal dispute with the board of health.  Specifically, Avila asked the board what they are going to do to “...
ORANGE — The Orange Business Association’s 26th annual Celebrate the Harvest event will be held Sunday, Oct. 8, at the Orange Municipal Airport, beginning at 8 a.m. This year’s theme is “Welcome to Castle Rock,” a nod to the Stephen King-inspired Hulu series partly being filmed in town. There...
ORANGE — The 12th annual Mahar Cancer Walk will take place on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Mahar track and field located behind the Ralph C. Mahar Regional School, 507 South Main St. The first Mahar Cancer Walk took place in 2006, and the funds raised were given in support of...
ATHOL — The selectboard on Tuesday voted to declare that the downtown area meets the state’s definition of “blighted.” The designation is a requirement to allow for the town to seek Community Development Block Grant funding “to remedy...open, blighted, and decadent conditions.” The financial...

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