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ATHOL — Planning for the 8th annual Big Cheese 5K Road Race and Walk is well under way with only a month to go before race day. “No matter how many times we do this, every year is unique with new sponsors and new ideas to make the race more fun for everyone,” said race founder Heather Brissette...
ORANGE — The selectboard signed a contract with the Berkshire Design Group, of Northampton, Wednesday night for the purpose of design and construction services of the parking lot at the Orange Innovation Center. Last year the town was the recipient of a $200,000 grant for the purpose of...
ORANGE —A Thursday power outage occurring on Royalston Road has been confirmed by National Grid. Power first went out at 10:08 a.m. due to a tree falling on wires and was restored at 8 p.m. National Grid reports 11 customers were affected. 
BOSTON — A $53,000 Community Compact grant will allow local officials to explore further regionalization between the Orange Elementary, Petersham Center and Ralph C. Mahar Regional school districts, the Baker-Polito Administration announced Friday. “With a trend of lower enrollments, fewer grant...
ORANGE — For the third consecutive meeting the Mahar School Committee discussed the implementation of E-learning days on snow days.  First approved in November by the committee, E-learning days require students to spend a few hours a day doing assignments during a snow day. The goal of the...
ATHOL — It was noted at Tuesday’s selectboard meeting there eight properties with vacant/abandoned houses that require immediate attention. Town Counsel Mark Goldstein and Fire Chief John Duguay said the issues need to be addressed before warm weather arrives either through demolition or the...
The Athol Lions Club will present Comedy Night on March 24 at the Athol-Orange Elks Lodge. Headlining the show is veteran funny man Jerry Caruso, left, with (L-R) Paul Durrance, Bob Sheehy and Athol Lion Josh Grosky. Proceeds benefit eye research as well as local programs.
ORANGE — The Athol Lions Club Comedy Night will be held Friday, March 24, from 7 to 10 p.m., at the Athol-Orange Lodge of Elks, 92 New Athol Rd. Designed for mature audiences ages 18 and up, the show will star Jerry Caruso of Gardner, and features three guest comedians: Paul Durrance, Bob Sheehy...
BOSTON — While many areas of the state experienced some levels of precipitation in February, a majority of the state continues to experience a water deficit. As a result, Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Matthew Beaton on Friday declared the following drought levels throughout the...
ATHOL — As promised by town officials, no time is being wasted with regard to consolidating local police and fire dispatching in a centralized location at the Athol Police Station. At its Feb. 21 meeting, the selectboard voted unanimously to initiate the consolidation of all public safety...
WARWICK — State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey, Warwick Fire Chief Ronald P. Gates and Warwick Police Chief David Shoemaker said Saturday’s fatal fire at 405 Richmond Rd. in Warwick started as a wood stove fire that extended to the structure itself.  Five members of the family, Lucinda Seago...

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