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ATHOL — Two motor vehicle accidents were reported to police on Monday. At 1:46 p.m., vehicles operated by Jacob Poor and Lisa Duran, both of Athol, were in an accident on Main Street. Damage was under $1,000. No injuries resulted and no citations were issued. At 3:21 p.m., vehicles operated by...
BOSTON — State Sen. Anne M. Gobi (D-Spencer) has announced that the Massachusetts State Senate on Thursday passed S.2092, a bill to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and develop a long-term, comprehensive adaptation management action plan to address the consequences of climate change in the...
ORANGE — On Saturday, at 9:30 a.m., Brandon Hennessey-Salls, 21, of 49 Stone Valley Rd., was arrested at the police station on a warrant for violating probation.
ERVING — The Friends of the Erving Library will sell homemade Valentine’s Day treats on and during the week leading up to Feb. 14. Those interested can select from a variety of confections, including peanut butter cups, soft creams, haystack turtles and chocolate-covered pretzels — all offered in...
ATHOL — The Council On Aging will hold a blood pressure screening on Wednesday, Feb. 3, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Pequoig Apartments. Screenings are free and open to the public.
ATHOL — At 5:50 p.m., Friday, a vehicle operated by Cathleen J. White, of 657 West Royalston Rd., was reported to have struck a deer on West Royalston Road. The deer ran off but the vehicle sustained damage.
BELCHERTOWN — Due to the extensive media coverage and resulting public interest in the proposal to place timber rattlesnakes at the Quabbin Reservoir, the state’s Department of Fisheries and Wildlife has established a web page about the project at
ROYALSTON — The Phinehas S. Newton Library’s screening of the documentary film “Root Hog or Die” has been rescheduled from Feb. 5 to March 25 due to a conflict. The program with Rawn Fulton showing and discussing his film and the panel discussion with area farmers will take place at 17 On the...
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.
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...


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