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So far, the Salvation Army Athol Corps has collected 250 coats but 200 more coats are needed.Those coats, along with toys, are part of Athol... [Read More]
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Mayor William Martin cited financial consequences in his veto of a split tax rate vote and Town Council has a 20-day window to override it.Martin... [Read More]
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A single tax rate 83-cents-per-thousand lower than that of the current fiscal year was certified by the state Department of Revenue on Wednesday, one day... [Read More]
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Lawyers for the couple accused of a double homicide in Orange last year continued to question how police elicited the confessions central to their case... [Read More]
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The town has had a 22 percent reduction in energy costs for municipal buildings and vehicles in the five years since it earned a state... [Read More]
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Attorneys representing the Athol couple accused of a double homicide in Orange last year grilled law enforcement officials from two states Monday on the methods... [Read More]
Amy Calkins said her students are loving the books obtained with grant money from the home improvement retail chain Lowe's.In February, Calkins applied for $5,000... [Read More]
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Teenagers Bill and Bob Messer were at home in Bernardston listening to the radio on Dec. 7, 1941, when they learned of the Japanese assault... [Read More]
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Research shows children need to absorb nutrients in order to absorb knowledge.With this in mind, Athol-Royalston Middle School started a "Grab & Go Breakfast" program... [Read More]
Orange is one of 238 town and cities in North America vying to be the home of Amazon's second headquarters, which promises to generate massive... [Read More]
Area firefighters have some pointers to help ensure a safe holiday season.Orange Fire Chief James Young and Athol Deputy Chief Jeff Parker said Christmas tree... [Read More]
While water, barley, hops and yeast team up to create craft beer behind the scenes at Tree House Brewing Co. in Charlton, there will be... [Read More]
Volumes of books and documents from the Franklin Law Library were disposed of when the Franklin County Justice Center opened in February. Eighty-six percent of... [Read More]
The setting of an upcoming online series partially filmed in Orange has taken a modern twist, as previous vintage-looking signs adorning local "businesses" featured on... [Read More]
When Shaun O'Connor was in middle school, his close friend was in a serious car accident and later died of his injuries.This profound experience got... [Read More]
The town's planning and community development director has asked members of a recreational marijuana zoning workgroup to submit to him by Dec. 6 ideas for... [Read More]
Area wineries have something to be thankful for this Turkey Day.Mother Nature produced a bountiful harvest this year and vintners across Franklin County will enjoy... [Read More]
Accidents don't take holidays. There are more home fires on Thanksgiving than any other single day in Massachusetts, according to the state Department of Fire... [Read More]
Wednesday's Selectboard meeting was recessed for an hour after the chairman and vice chairman disagreed on when an executive session could be held.The meeting was... [Read More]
Though the responsibilities are similar, it is inaccurate to call Adrienne Menges the new Kevin Kennedy.He was Orange's director of community development and planning. Menges... [Read More]
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