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‘I am the Second Franklin District’

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Athol Selectman Susannah Whipps Lee says she challenging incumbent state Rep. Denise Andrews for the Second Franklin House District because she wants to put skills learned in helping run her family’s manufacturing business to work boosting the economic health of the 12-town district. A seventh-generation Athol resident, the Republican candidate lost a three-way race to the Orange Democrat back in 2012 by just 180 votes, with 1,906 votes going to a third candidate. The 46-year-old co-owner of Whipps Inc., the manufacturing business founded by her parents in 1977, Lee has been an Athol selectman for seven years, is a charter member of and past president … 0

‘I see progress, results. And I see we need to keep this going”

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Seeking her third term representing the Second Franklin District in the House, Denise Andrews says she has been working to bring jobs back to the district and improve the economy “We have modest job growth and a modest recovery in revenue, but there is much more work to be done,” said the Orange … 0

Letter: Andrews right for us

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

As the November election approaches, I consider the many ways in which Denise Andrews has demonstrated positive and effective support for our communities. Simply put, as a constituent I feel very well represented. Each time I’ve had a question about an issue or pending legislation, Denise Andrews or her staff have replied promptly — if not with an immediate answer, with a commitment … 0

Orange Community Service Days prep Butterfield for renovations

Monday, September 15, 2014

ORANGE — The second in a series of three community service days will take place Saturday in Butterfield Park. A part of the Butterfield Park Renovation Project, the service day will help ready the park for the major upgrades to come. Work will begin at 9 a.m. and … 0

Will $150K be enough to save Mahar dam?

Sunday, September 14, 2014

ORANGE — Will available funding be enough to save Mahar dam? That is the question for discussion at the next Mahar School Committee Finance and Facilities meeting slated for 2 p.m. on Sept. 22 at the school. The … 0

‘The wall is coming down’

Friday, September 12, 2014

ORANGE — The Orange veteran who set out in March to hike the 2,180-mile Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine did not make it all the way because of an injury, but he said he came back a … 0

Rep. Andrews to host office hours

Friday, September 12, 2014

ORANGE – Second Franklin District State Rep. Denise Andrews will host another round of office hours for constituents and community groups in Athol, Orange, and Templeton in the coming weeks. She also announced a new tool for constituents to connect with the office regarding constituent services and other … 0

Mostly smooth sailing for Orange elementary consolidation

Friday, September 12, 2014

ORANGE — Consolidation of Butterfield and Dexter Park schools this fall was successful, School Superintendent Tari N. Thomas said this week. The decision by the Orange School Committee was necessitated by budgetary constraints. Thomas told the School Committee … 0

Narcan OD first aid training offered

Friday, September 12, 2014

ORANGE — Do you want to learn how to help someone who has overdosed on heroin? CHD Clinical Services, an outpatient community mental health center, will offer Narcan training at 131 West Main St., on the first Friday of each month. Narcan, a brand name for the medication … 0

The twists & turns of history: the Mohawk Trail marks 100 years

Friday, September 12, 2014

What do Metacomet the warrior, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Benedict Arnold and Henry David Thoreau have in common? They all traveled the route that would become the Mohawk Trail — back in the days when the hairpin turn and other … 2

Neighbors: Volunteer to serve the low-income and homeless

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Hello neighbor. I’d like to give another perfect example of neighbors helping neighbors. Stone Soup Cafe will be holding a volunteer appreciation gathering on Sept. 19 at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church on Main and Hope streets from 7 to 9 p.m. where there’s going to be a … 0

Lee backs repeal of gas tax indexing

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Fresh from a victory in Tuesday’s Republican primary, in which she captured 63 percent of the vote, Second Franklin House District candidate Susannah Whipps Lee emphasized her support for a ballot initiative to repeal indexing of increases in the state’s gasoline tax to inflation. Question 1 would leave … 1

Athol man convicted of attempted rape

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

ATHOL — A local man has been sent to state prison after a jury found him guilty of attempted rape and other charges. Phillip Gautreau, 37, of 401 South St., was sentenced Tuesday by Superior Court Judge Bertha Josephson to four to six years in the Walpole state … 0