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ORANGE — Starry Starry Night, an annual New Year’s Eve event in downtown Orange, will still be held this year despite the cold weather forecast for Sunday, according to Crystal Parent of the Starry Starry Night Committee. Taking place from 6 to 10:15 p.m., the festivities will include many...
AREA — The Baker-Polito Administration announced Thursday that the towns of Orange and Royalston have been designated by the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) as Green Communities, committing to an ambitious renewable energy agenda to reduce energy consumption and emissions. As part of their...
ATHOL — Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., a privately held national retail chain of craft and home decor stores, opens at the North Quabbin Commons with a ribbon cutting and official grand opening celebration on Monday, Jan. 1. The 9 a.m. grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony is open to the public....
ATHOL — Town Manager Shaun Suhoski has issued a reminder that town bylaw requires property owners abutting sidewalks to clear them of snow and ice within 48 hours after a storm concludes to allow for safe travel. “While the town has thus far been spared mountains of snow this early winter, the...
Athol's Bryce King (center) tries to put the ball in the basket while three Mahar players go for the ball during the matchup between the two schools on Wednesday night in Orange. The Senators won 65-29. Photo by Mike Phillips
ORANGE — Quinn Gervais is a quiet kid and it’s often hard to get more than a couple words out of him. But the Mahar Senators’ forward showed that his ability on the court speaks louder than anything that he could say, as the senior scored a game high and career high 23 points against the rivaled...
 Mahar's Hannah Paul reaches out to block the shot from Athol's Geca Baptista during Wednesday night's matchup between the two school in Orange. The Senators won the game 58-44. Photo by Mike Phillips
ORANGE — It took a little time to get onto the board but once they did, the Mahar Senators got back on track with a 58-44 win against the rivaled Athol Red Raiders on Thursday night. The win was a good bounce-back performance for the Senators after the Monument Mountain Spartans stole one from...
ORANGE — At their last meeting of the year the selectboard met with Glen Ohlund of the Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) to discuss how a revolving housing rehabilitation loan fund will be set up in the town’s application for a Community Development Block Grant...
Mount Wachusett Community College Assistant Professor of Business Geraldo Maldonado stands with Director of the Senator Stephen M. Brewer Center for Civic Learning Shelley Nicholson holding the Echo Dot Maldonado won as part of the Do One Thing campaign.Submitted photo
GARDNER — Small acts of kindness and generosity were celebrated during the Do One Thing (DOT) campaign that recently concluded at Mount Wachusett Community College. “People don’t have to do anything big… this is literally something as simple as holding the door for someone or smiling at someone...
The Pioneer Junior Woman’s Club and Breakfast With Santa committee each donated $800 to the Orange Santa Fund and the Athol Daily News Santa Fund, respectively, Wednesday morning at the Athol Daily News office. Left-to-right — Karen Perkins, secretary of both the Pioneer Junior Women’s Club and Breakfast with Santa; Brenda Taylor, treasurer of the PJWC; Mary Helen Nutter-Truehart, president of the PJWC; Lisa Arnot, office manager for the Athol Daily News; Shelly Hatch, treasurer for Breakfast with Santa; an
ATHOL — Thanks to a generous donation of $800 from the recent Breakfast with Santa event, the 70th annual Athol Daily News Santa Fund has exceeded its $13,500 goal for 2017 and has climbed to a $14,450 total. The Breakfast with Santa event was held on Dec. 16, at the Athol-Orange Elks Lodge. ...
ORANGE — Santa was so exhausted from all his delivering that the donations of the last two weeks hadn’t yet been posted. The Orange Santa Fund is very grateful for the following generous donations totaling $2,310, which bring the overall total to $8,662.50: • Breakfast with Santa — $800. •...

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