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Sunday, Aug. 20 Royalston Energy Committee, 3 p.m., town hall. Monday, Aug. 21 Orange Assessors, 5 p.m., assessors office. Phillipston Assessors, 6 p.m., assessor’s office. Royalston Broadband Committee, 7 p.m., town hall.
Saturday, August 19  8:00 AM Handel’s Messiah 10:35 AM Athol Parks and Greenway Network 12:00 PM WVAO Birthday Party featuring Legacy, Work In Progress, and The Definite Maybes. 3:30 PM Creature Double Feature: Octaman and Zontar: The Thing From Venus 6:15 PM King of the Palace Candlepin...
\ Mahar Regional Students can build their own meal selecting from all stations. Lunch Thursday, menu unavailable prior to press time Friday, menu unavailable prior to press time Orange Elementary Breakfast and lunch are free to all students. Milk served with each meal. Cereal, juice...
The Petersham Broadband Municipal Light Plant Board met on Wednesday to discuss the current status of the broadband network that will be built in town. It was announced that the project is ahead of schedule and they are now waiting on approval of pole applications from Verizon. Left to right -- Chip Bull, Greg Grandbois, Chris Lynch of Matrix Designs, John Blum, Nancy Allen. Photo by Ashley Arseneau
PETERSHAM — The Broadband Municipal Light Plant Board (BMLPB) announced at their Wednesday night meeting that they have received the pole attachment agreement from Verizon. At their last meeting, BMLPB member John Blum was appointed to serve as the board’s liaison to the utilities. On Wednesday...
PHILLIPSTON — At the selectmen’s meeting Tuesday, Gordon Tolman told the board that he felt there was a conflict between the town’s personnel policy and labor laws. He said one employee is not filling out a time card. Tolman said this should be public record. Discussion took place clarifying...
Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, and State Rep. Susannah Whipps met with Warwick selectmen to sign the Community Compact agreement with the town Wednesday afternoon at the Warwick Town Hall. Through the state program the town will receive a grant of $25,000 to use towards a study to find an alternative way to fund the Warwick Community School and the greater Pioneer Valley Regional School District. Left-to-right -- Selectwoman Dawn Magi, selectboard chair Lawrence "Doc" Pruyne, Ros
WARWICK — With the flick of a few wrists Warwick became the 296th town to sign onto the Community Compact agreement Wednesday afternoon, just a short while after their neighbor to the west Northfield did the same.  The Community Compact was the first executive order signed by Gov. Charlie Baker...
PETERSHAM — The selectboard will meet on Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 6:30 p.m., in the town hall lower level with the following agenda: Minutes. Meetings — 6:35, Handicap Access Committee for Town Hall re: project updates and next steps; committee member appointment; 7:15, Broadband Municipal Light...
GARDNER — Mount Wachusett Community College student Gina Vilayphone was sworn in last week to the college’s Board of Trustees, following a spring election by her peers as the board’s student representative. On Thursday, Aug. 10, the communications major was sworn in and participated in her first...
Weekend, Aug. 12-13 Athol - The selectboard recently received an update on the status of the effort to centralize local police and fire dispatch services at the police station. D’Ambrosio Eye Care recently donated school supplies and funds to Valuing Our Children’s PATCH Parents’ Council for...
Scientists are warning those planning on watching Monday’s eclipse not to stare directly into the sun. Not only can the exposure cause cataracts and cancer, it can also lead to a little-known after effect — the release of a highly toxic poison that can cause blindness.

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