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ATHOL — An update on the status of the effort to centralize local police and fire emergency dispatching services at the police station was given at Tuesday’s selectboard meeting. Town Manger Shaun Suhoski said all dispatchers are scheduled for training. Fire Chief John Duguay and Police Chief...
ORANGE — Following the failure of an article at June’s annual town meeting that was needed to allow Richard Sheridan to serve on both the selectboard and the planning board, the selectboard reached out to town attorney Donna MacNicol Wednesday night for advice on how they should proceed.  Orange...
ORANGE — The selectboard has agreed to leverage a $100 fine against a Daniel Shays Highway resident for a second offense of violating the town’s bylaws regarding the leashing of dogs. Michael Sinclair, of 76 Daniel Shays Hwy., and his neighbor and girlfriend Suanne Morisset, went before the...
ORANGE — Holtshire Road resident Michael Magee went before the selectman Wednesday night to ask that the speed limit on the road be reduced from 40 miles-per-hour to 30 mph. However, before reaching that part of the discussion, he brought up a concern regarding alcohol nip bottles littering his...
BOSTON — Auditor Suzanne M. Bump on Friday released an audit of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME). The audit found that OCME did not monitor completion of toxicology examinations or complete autopsy reports and death certificates in a timely fashion. These deficiencies could result...
WARWICK — The selectboard will meet Monday, Aug. 14, at 6 p.m., in the town hall, with the following agenda: Chapter 268, Section 20 exemptions or ethics disclosures, if any. Appointments — Election workers, Veterans Advisory Board, selectboard appointment to FC Planning Board. Brainstorm...
PHILLIPSTON — The selectboard will meet Tuesday, Aug. 15, at 7 p.m., at the town hall, with the following agenda: July 31 minutes. Announcements — Vet Ruck New England, Aug. 17 through Aug. 20; Marilyn Holway, painting of ramp and porch floor with town to pay for paint and labor to be...
NEW SALEM — The selectboard meeting scheduled for Monday, Aug. 14, has been canceled due to a lack of a quorum.
A group of Mount Wachusett Community College students and alumni, faculty and staff gathered in front of the recently completed mural at the West Street Parking Lot in Gardner along with city officials. Left to right -- MWCC Art Professor Tom Matsuda; MWCC Dean for the School of Liberal Arts Laurie Occhipinti; Corinne Goodrich; Assistant Director for the Gardner Department of Community Development & Planning Joshua Cormier; Allyson Bois; Kayla Rameau; Gardner Mayor Mark Hawke; Sahar Ghavimi; Ben Mikles; Cam
GARDNER — A mural depicting local landmarks and welcoming visitors to the city was unveiled recently after a summer of hard work by a group of Mount Wachusett Community College art students. “Thank you to the students and everyone else that has been involved with this,” said MWCC President James...
Weekend, Aug. 5-6 Athol - Police Chief Russell Kleber reflected on his first year on the job in a feature article on page 1 in today’s edition. Orange - The filming of “Castle Rock” is under way in other locations in the state and will begin in Orange on Aug. 8. Phillipston - The selectboard...

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