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ATHOL — Police made two arrests over the weekend. At 9:08 p.m., Friday, Matthew J. Abare, 26, of Gardner, was arrested following a traffic stop on Main Street and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor, operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs (marijuana),...
Hearts tend to be aflutter on Valentine’s Day, and Cupid just might be the scoundrel behind those starry-eyed feelings. Just who is this arrow-wielding Cupid and how did he become associated with Valentine’s Day? God of love and desire Ancient Greeks and Romans were prolific storytellers and...
Valentine’s Day is a time when men and women express their love and affection for one another, which can be accomplished in a variety of ways. For many celebrants, food and beverages are part of the festivities. According to the USDA and Gallup, in the United States Valentine’s Day is the...
PHILLIPSTON — February vacation will be a busy time at Sugar Hollow Farm, where two different workshops are scheduled to entertain, educate and engage those the owner calls the “youngins” in the community. “I think that kids love to learn, and anything hands-on and dealing with nature is, well,...
PHILLIPSTON — The selectboard will meet Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m., at the town hall, with the following agenda: Announcements — Next meeting, Monday, Feb. 29.; annual town reports (due at the end of the month); wage and compensation meeting, Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 6 p.m. Appointments (times...
PETERSHAM —The selectboard will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the town hall lower level with the following agenda:  Call to order. Minutes. Meetings — joint meeting with advisory finance committee for budget reviews of FY2017 budgets –times are approximate —7 p.m. animal control...
GARDNER — Mount Wachusett Community College President Daniel M. Asquino on Wednesday announced his intention to retire in January 2017. Dr. Asquino has served as president of MWCC since August 1987 and is currently the longest-serving public higher education president in Massachusetts. Under his...
ATHOL — The Friends of Athol Hospital (formerly known as the Auxiliary) is a network of dedicated individuals with a common commitment to support and promote the community-based mission of Athol Hospital.  Friends of Athol Hospital aims to recruit and engage individuals, former patients, family...
Weekend, Feb. 6-7 Athol - The selectboard has approved the finalized fiscal year 2016 Community Development Block Grant application. Athol will receive a $45,000 disaster reimbursement for costs incurred as a result of the Jan. 28 and Jan. 29 snowstorm in 2015. Cheryl Gravel is the Athol...
MARLBOROUGH — February is here and while known for its celebration of past presidents, consumers often look forward to substantial sales during Presidents’ Day on big ticket items such as new cars. Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island and Vermont, offers the...

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