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WARWICK — With the total estimated cost to replace the approximately 12-foot Gale Road Bridge now coming in at around $725,000, the selectboard has decided to seek alternate ways to replace the bridge that will not require the state’s assistance.  Recently, the town was awarded $500,000 from the...
ORANGE — The Orange Elementary School Committee voted Wednesday to extend the blizzard bag pilot into the 2017-2018 school year, with an eye toward formal adoption in November after major refinements are executed. Curriculum Coordinator Marie Cole, representing the recently formed blizzard bag...
Bill Diehl of Collaborative Education Services visited the Mahar School Committee meeting on Tuesday.Photo by Ashley Arseneau
ORANGE — The Mahar School Committee again discussed the e-learning pilot the school tested this year at their Tuesday night meeting. E-learning is a program that takes place during school days canceled due to winter storms where students work assignments on computers. This allows the day to count...
"High School Musical" dancers include, Megan Murray, Kaylee O'Brien, Cathryn Marsh, Raedyn Bennett, Skyla Williams, Taylor Paluk, Jenna Whitney, Olivia Robinson, Jenna Nolette, Whitney Sullivan, Braelynn Warner, Sienna Robidoux, Kaitlyn Rossi and Kendyl Jack.  Photo Kirsten Spencer Photography  
ORANGE — The Dance Studio of Orange will present their annual recital: Ballet Suites and Let’s Go To The Movies! this weekend. The show opened Friday night and continues today, June 10, at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., and Sunday, June 11, at 1 p.m., in the Chiles Theater in The Rhodes Arts Center at The...
ATHOL — Voters will have 38 articles to consider at the annual town meeting to be held Monday, June 12, at 7 p.m., in Memorial Hall. Several funding articles are recommended by the Finance and Warrant Advisory Committee for approval by voters, including Article 7 which seeks to appropriate a...
ORANGE — A missing juvenile, Gavin Spagnola, 14, has been found as of Wednesday at 12:30. He had been reported missing Tuesday by his mother who called police on Wednesday to report that he returned home. Police subsequently arrested him on a warrant for violation of probation. 
ATHOL — On Monday, a bill that, if passed, would ban the use of Native American mascots in Massachusetts public schools had a public hearing at the Statehouse. The bill could potentially impact many of the schools within the area. Athol High School could be added to that list if the bill were...
GARDNER — D’Ambrosio Eye Care will hold a fundraiser at Southside Grille & Margarita Factory to benefit the new Athol Police Department K-9, Gronk.  Their goal is to provide Gronk with a bullet and stab-proof vest. It runs throughout the day on Tuesday, June 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.,...
ATHOL — The selectboard on Tuesday approved a request to use $8,750 in program income to allow for the completion of a downtown “slum and blight” study. Director of Planning and Development Eric Smith made the request, as there are several updates that are required to complete the study. “These...
ATHOL — Town Manager Shaun Suhoski on Tuesday updated the selectboard on recent discussions he had with staff members from the state’s Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development with regard to several “key projects” in Athol. Those key projects include the North Quabbin Commons...

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