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On Tuesday, Rev. Mark Bariloni, of the Athol-Orange Baptist Church in Athol, along with church member Jim Lake (standing in the background), provided members of the Pleasant Street School Re-use and Disposition Study Committee with an overview of how the church would use the former school property if the town were to choose to sell the property to the church.Photo by Brian Gelinas
ATHOL — Members of the Pleasant Street School Re-use and Disposition Study Committee on Tuesday were given an overview of the how the Athol-Orange Baptist Church would utilize the former school property if the town were to choose to sell the property to the church. Giving the presentation were...
ATHOL — The Capital Program Committee on Wednesday voted its recommendations on three of the 21 articles on the warrant for the fall town meeting to be held Monday, Oct. 16, beginning at 7 p.m., in Memorial Hall. It was voted to recommend approval of all three. They are: • Article 16 — Seeking...
BOSTON — Massachusetts State Treasurer Deb Goldberg along with the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) have launched Operation Safe Campus. The annual program is designed to specifically target underage drinking on college campuses, beginning each year when students across...
Athol's enhanced 911 central dispatch center at the police station is up and running and handling all calls for police, fire and emergency medical services. Above, Dispatcher Patrice Davis is on duty at one of two dispatch desks at the station.Photo by Brian Gelinas
ATHOL — Two weeks into operating an enhanced 911 central dispatch center at the police station for police, fire and emergency medical services, Police Chief Russell Kleber said recently things are going well. The installation of the new phone systems at the police and fire stations has been done...
ERVING — Selectmen opened their meeting Monday night asking for an update regarding Erving center’s traffic safety issue. Bryan Smith, administrative coordinator, reported that after sending a memo to the bus company, police chief, Erving Elementary school principal and highway department, all...
PHILLIPSTON — Department heads in the town of Phillipston met Monday for the first time since Kevin Flynn assumed the post of administrative assistant to the Board of Selectmen about two months ago. Actually, it was the first such meeting in recent memory. Fire Chief Richard Stevens even thanked...
The Athol selectboard on Tuesday received an update from Town Counsel John Barrett on the status of Hancock Motors, on Daniel Shays Highway, which has long been a site of concern with regard to the number of unregistered vehicles on the lot; the owner, David Hancock, now not holding a Class II Automotive Dealer's License but continuing to do business; and inadequate emergency access lanes. When this photo was taken earlier today, the office door was open, an "Open" sign was up, and Hancock was seen walking
ATHOL — The selectboard on Tuesday received an update from Town Counsel John Barrett on the status of Hancock Motors, on Daniel Shays Highway, which has long been a site of concern with regard to the number of unregistered vehicles on the lot; the owner, David Hancock, now not holding a Class II...
PETERSHAM — The Petersham Congregational Church, at 21 North Main St., will hold a Harvest Supper on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 6 p.m. The menu will include pot roast, squash and potatoes, and pumpkin or apple pie. Call 978-724-3362 for reservations. 
ORANGE — Orange residents and business owners will save more than $315,000 over the next two years, thanks to the newly created Orange Community Choice Power Supply program. The town, with the assistance of Colonial Power Group Inc., has announced it has entered into a 24-month agreement to...
CANTON — The Massachusetts Good Neighbor Energy Fund, a cooperative effort between the state’s sponsoring energy companies and their customers to help households in temporary financial crisis pay their energy bills, has announced that its 2016-2017 “Give The Gift of Warmth” campaign raised $448,...

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