Athol Town Meeting quickly passes 35 articls, budget

06-14-2024 5:00 PM

ATHOL – It took just about an hour for 120 voters to approve the 35 articles on the warrant at Monday’s Annual Town Meeting in Athol.The Town Charter required the presence of at least 91 voters to conduct the town’s business.There was very little...

Lengthy Town Meeting warrants come at ‘critical moment’ for Orange

06-14-2024 5:00 PM

ORANGE — Residents are likely in store for a long night on Monday, as the Special and Annual Town Meetings to be held at Town Hall have a combined 75 articles on their warrants involving key decisions.The warrant for the Special Town Meeting,...



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Connecting the Dots: Ruination of nature should bring corporate death penalty
06-14-2024 3:18 PM

The enormity of the global climate crisis is contrasted with the actions of individuals trying to make a difference, echoing a David vs. Goliath narrative.We are living in screwed up, scary and overwhelming times. As Rebecca Solnit wrote in the...

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Orange Police Logs, April 25 - 30
05-28-2024 1:51 PM

ORANGE POLICE LOGSApril 25 - 30Thursday, April 251:26 p.m. - Caller from Oak Drive states there has been a suspicious vehicle parked in front of her house for approximately 20 minutes. Description was a dark blue or black small SUV, didn’t want to...


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Obit photo for Patricia Ann Andreliunas Patricia Ann Andreliunas

Formerly of Royalston & Westford, MA - Our lovely Patricia "Pat" "Paddy" passed away on June 5. She was the adoring wife of Vyto "Andy" Andreliunas and loving mother to David (d.1965), John Andreliunas, Julie Villagran, Amy Donegan, and... remainder of obit for Patricia Ann Andreliunas

Obit photo for Jeannette Dery Jeannette Dery

Jeannette A. (Ward) Dery Orange, MA - Jeannette A. (Ward) Dery, 96, of Red Brook Lane, died early Sunday morning, June 2, 2024 at Athol Hospital. Born in Marlborough on October 21, 1927, she was the daughter of George and Laura (Dutille... remainder of obit for Jeannette Dery

Obit photo for Charles L. Mitchell Charles L. Mitchell

Athol, MA - With peaceful hearts our family announces the passing of Charles Mitchell on May 28, 2024. Charles was born on December 13, 1942, in Montague, MA. A resilient figure, Charles was known for his loving nature and his thoug... remainder of obit for Charles L. Mitchell

Obit photo for Mechille C. Avdic Mechille C. Avdic

Mechille C. (Bashaw) Avdic ORANGE, MA - Mechille C. (Bashaw) Avdic, 57, of East River Street, died on May 21, 2024 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Born in Athol on September 7, 1966, she was the daughter of Carl and Joyce (... remainder of obit for Mechille C. Avdic


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