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FITCHBURG — The November and December meetings of the Montachusett Regional Planning Commission, usually held on the last Tuesday of the month, will be combined into one meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m., at the MRPC offices at 1427R Water St. An agenda for the meeting has not yet been set.
Mount Grace has protected more than 29,000 acres thanks to support from members across the region and foundations like the Bromley Charitable Trust. Shown is Eagle Reserve Conservation Area in Royalston.
ATHOL — Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust has announced receipt of a $100,000 matching grant offered by Duncan and Ellen McFarland of the Bromley Charitable Trust to challenge Mount Grace supporters to deepen their commitment to the land. “This is a $100,000 vote of confidence in our...
FITCHBURG — Monty Tech’s Practical Nursing program will hold an informational session from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 5, in the school cafeteria. Those interested in jump starting a career in nursing are urged to find out more about the 10-month, hands-on practical nursing curriculum....
NEW SALEM — On Wednesday, Nov. 25, the New Salem Public Library will screen some of “The Hunger Games” movies. November is also National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo. Many writers are working on their novels. In December, there will be a Henna tattoos program and on the Dec. 23...
This snapshot featured in the Quabbin History Calendar was taken in the late 1920s and shows a man with a special saw cutting ice on Greenwich Lake. The woman behind him appears to be holding a metal pole or chopper. Two posts stuck into the ice in the background may be marking off their section of the ice to be cut. While this activity was done commercially, individuals also did this to obtain ice to store for the warmer months in the days before refrigeration was widely available. 
ATHOL — Athol author J.R. Greene has released the 31st edition of his annual Quabbin History Calendar. Each year, the calendar features scenes from the villages destroyed to create the Quabbin Reservoir. The 2016 calendar features three views of building in the town of Enfield, decorated with...
On Sunday, Nov. 22, at 5 p.m., at the Athol Congregational Church UCC, at 1225 Chestnut St., Athol, the annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service will be held. Submitted photo
ATHOL — The annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service will be held on Sunday, Nov. 22, at 5 p.m., at the Athol Congregational Church UCC, at 1225 Chestnut St. Members of the North Quabbin Area Clergy Association will lead the service of thanks, including Rev. Beverly Prestwood-Taylor, Athol...
ATHOL — The Starrett Memorial United Methodist Church, at 40 Island St., will offer free gift wrapping services to the community on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 2 to 4 p.m., in the downstairs fellowship hall at the church. Holiday music and refreshments will be provided.
GREENFIELD — The Franklin Regional Planning Board will meet Thursday, Dec. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the J.W. Olver Transit Center, at 12 Olive St., with the following agenda: Introductions. Oct. 22 minutes. Presentation of transportation planning projects (alternative transportation and...
ATHOL — At 3:41 p.m., Wednesday, a vehicle operated by Colin B. Bentley, of 18 Birch Dr., Petersham, struck a tree on New Sherborn Road. The vehicle was towed and Bentley was transported to Athol Hospital to be treated for injuries received. Further information was unavailable prior to press...
ATHOL — Memorial books have been purchased for patrons of the Athol Public Library by Vicky Dumont in memory of Edna Haven, by Sally Stone in memory of Richard Crosby Jr., by Ken Mildren and Janet Lewis in memory of Robert Fisette, and by Deb Blanchard and Derek Estler in memory of Evelyn “Babe”...

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