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This photograph shows what North Quabbin Trails Association President Bob Curley says Tufts Veterinary Hospital confirmed last summer as being a venomous snake bite wound suffered by his collie "Celtz" while Curley was doing trail work at Muddy Pond in Westminster. Curley believes it is likely the bite to the leg was from a timber rattlesnake.Submitted photo
EDITOR’S NOTE: A response from Dr. Tom French, of the state’s Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, to this article will appear in Friday’s edition. ——— ATHOL — Addressing the state’s initiative to locate timber rattlesnakes at the Quabbin Reservoir, Bob Curley, of town and president of the...
Phillipston resident John "Jack" Seamon Jr. was sworn in as a full-time employee of the Phillipston Fire Department, filling a vacancy, and following in his fathers footsteps as a full time firefighter and EMT for Phillipston. Both Seamon's father and grandmother were in attendance as Seamon took his official oath. Left to right -- PFD Chief Richard C. Stevens, selectmen Terry Dymek and John Telepciak, Chair Tom Brouillet, Captain John Seamon Jr., his grandmother Judy Seamon, and his father, John Seamon. Ph
PHILLIPSTON — Fire Chief Richard Stevens presented a request to the selectmen Tuesday night to appoint a full-time member to the fire department, fill one open full-time vacancy, promote a firefighter lieutenant to the position of EMS lieutenant, and promote two provisional firefighters to...
PETERSHAM — The selectboard has begun preparations for the fiscal year 2017 budget season and reviewed their budget for next year at their meeting on Tuesday night.  Steve Boudreau, administrative coordinator, said most accounts will stay the same except for a few that have required reserve fund...
Wednesday 8:18 a.m. - Traffic stop for showing expired registration, East Main Street. Found to be active.  9:35 a.m. - Caller advises that neighbor was overheard talking about her the other night and wants police aware she hired an attorney and wants this on the record, Mayo Road.  10:04 a....
ORANGE — Following a traffic stop on Wednesday at 2:25 p.m., William L. St. Cyr, 33, of 178 Cummings Rd., Athol, was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and a violation of a probation warrant. He was subsequently transported to the Orange Police Station...
ORANGE — The following defendants appeared in Orange District Court on Friday, Jan 15, with Judge David S. Ross presiding: Benjamin G. Ury, 29, Ashfield – juror failed to attend – default warrant. Karen E. Overstreet, 61, Ashfield – juror failed to attend – default warrant. Alicia E. Rhodes...
ATHOL — The Mount Grace AARP Chapter 3673 Board of Directors will meet Monday, Jan. 25, from 8:30 to 10 a.m., at the senior center at 82 Freedom St.
GARDNER — A Hubbardston man was found dead early Wednesday morning on Waterford Street, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.  Christopher Starkweather, also known as T.J. Anderson, 23, of 150 Old Westminster Rd., Hubbardston, was found dead shortly after midnight...
AREA — Massachusetts electric rate-payers could be paying for questionable natural gas infrastructure projects in the future. On Jan. 15, National Grid filed petitions with the state Department of Public Utilities (DPU), seeking approval of contracts for capacity on the proposed Kinder Morgan...
ERVING — The Friends of the Erving Public Library will host a potluck supper and bread making demonstration on Friday, Jan. 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the Senior Community Center in Erving (just past the Erving Elementary School on Route 63 North).  Paul Moe, local Erving resident and microbiologist,...

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