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ROYALSTON — Two articles failed to pass at the annual town meeting Friday night. Neither were recommended by the selectboard.  They were — Article 11: To see if the Town will vote to accept the provisions of General Law Chapter 44, Section 53F ½ and establish a Sewer Enterprise Fund for the...
WENDELL — The past Wednesday’s selectboard meeting was the longest in a year, with 27 agenda items and lasting three hours. No topic was lengthy. The board welcomed back selectman Dan Keller, who kept his seat from challenger Ray DiDonato by a vote of 183 to 132. Christine Heard was then voted...
PETERSHAM — On Tuesday night the Petersham Grange No. 95 took time to honor two longtime members. The Grange’s Community Service Award was given to former member Ruth Robinson and Melody Burke was awarded for reaching 50 years as a member of the Grange.  The Community Service Award is given to a...
GREENFIELD — Singer, songwriter and guitarist Laura Wetzler, who led singing at the Greenfield Women’s March in January, will perform a benefit concert on Thursday, May 18, at 7 p.m., in support of the New England Learning Center for Women in Transition (NELCWIT). The event will feature Wetzler’...
BOSTON — Beacon Hill Roll Call records local senators’ votes on the only roll call from the week of May 1-5. There were no roll calls in the House. $200 MILLION FOR LOCAL ROADS AND BRIDGES (H 3648) — The Senate 36-0, gave final approval to and Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law a bill...
ATHOL — The selectboard on Tuesday continued until the next meeting a public hearing on a request submitted by Mobilitie LLC to place a steel utility pole on the town-owned grassy area next to the entrance to the upper municipal parking deck on South Street. Mobilitie representative James George...
The Pioneer Junior Women's Club recently sponsored an organ donation walk at the Mahar Regional School track, where a donor recipient/survivor lap was held. Participants in the survivor/donor lap included, left to right -- Jody Bagdonas, who donated a kidney to her mother, Sally; Cherea Bagdonas; Sandy Ollari; and Stephanie Ollari, who donated a kidney to her father, Timmy.Submitted photo
ORANGE — The Pioneer Junior Women’s Club recently sponsored an organ donation walk at the Mahar Regional School track, and despite the cold and rainy weather, $1,195.15 was raised for Donate Life. Twenty-five percent of the amount raised at the Weezie’s Walk will be donated in memory of beloved...
ORANGE — On Friday morning around 10:30 a.m. police, along with multiple other first responders from area towns, searched for a missing 2-year-old boy behind Pinecrest Apartments on East River Street.  Responding to the scene for assistance were Orange Fire, Athol Police and Fire, the Northfield...
BOSTON — Continuing a commitment to ensure safe drinking water for students across the Commonwealth, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) on Tuesday issued a report summarizing the results of the first-in-the-nation Lead in School Drinking Water Assistance Program in...
Editor’s Note: The following was written by a former principal of several elementary schools in our District, who presently serves on the Athol-Royalston Regional School Committee. ——— By MITCHELL R. GROSKY I wanted to share some personal feelings that come from deep inside this educator of...

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