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PETERSHAM — The selectboard has revised its agenda for the Wednesday, Feb. 3, meeting to include review and approval of the updated selectboard fiscal year 2017 expenses budget.
STOW — Orange Fire Chief James R. Young Jr. was among 32 fire officers who graduated Monday, Jan. 25, from the 22nd offering of the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy’s Chief Fire Officer Management Training Program. The 13-week program was developed in accordance with National Fire Protection...
Shown here is the wheelchair the North Quabbin Trails Association hopes to purchase for to let local veteran Andy Kingsley use to help design new and improved standards for handicap accessible trails and come up with a ratings system for trails that will help handicap people determine if a trail is appropriate for them. The chair is manually powered and is meant to go over all types of terrains.  Photo courtesy of spokesnmotion.com
ORANGE — The North Quabbin Trails Association has blazed multiple trails throughout the area but now they are taking on a new challenge and even have a new team on the job.  The recently created Challenged Mobility Team will be working to redefine what handicap-accessible outdoor trails can be....
AREA — The town of Montague and Turners Falls RiverCulture are requesting proposals for a public sculpture to be installed in the new pedestrian park on the corner of Avenue A and 3rd Street. Any artist in the United States may apply. The award granted to the winning proposal is $6,000. Proposals...
LEOMINSTER — Always On Call Health Services® Inc. will offer an American Heart Association Basic Life Support for the Health Care Provider CPR course (includes CPR for infant, child, adult and AED) on Thursday, Feb. 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The course is geared for people who work within...
ATHOL — The Athol Congregational Church, at 1225 Chestnut St., will hold a “Tour of Italy Romantic Italian Buffet” on Saturday, Feb. 6, with servings at 5 and 7 p.m.  Tickets are $5 and desserts will be $1 each, with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life team “Spirit in...
BOSTON — The State Senate on Thursday adopted a bill which updates Massachusetts’ lobster laws to permit the processing, sale and transportation of cooked and frozen in-shell lobster parts. Sen. Anne M. Gobi (D-Spencer), as co-chair of the Joint Committee on the Environment, Natural Resources...
TURNERS FALLS – Franklin County Home Care Corporation (FCHCC) has changed its name to LifePath, Inc. The services LifePath provides will not change in any way, and the physical address (330 Montague City Rd.) and phone numbers (413-773-5555 and 978-544-2259) will stay the same. LifePath’s...
Weekend, Jan. 23-24 Athol - The GVNA Health Care’s North Quabbin adult day care center was recently given a homemade cart by Dee LaLonde of Phillipston. The Athol Cultural Council has award funding for several projects. Elizabeth Casella, of town, was among students who recently built homes...
ATHOL — The Starrett Memorial United Methodist Church, at 40 Island St., will host a pot roast supper on Saturday, Feb. 6, at 6 p.m. In addition to pot roast, the menu will include mashed potatoes, gravy, two vegetables, homemade bread and assorted pies. The church is handicap accessible....

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