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Members of Athol's Pleasant Street School Re-use and Disposition Study Committee, along with other interested parties, continued to discuss possible uses for the former school property on Tuesday. Also being considered is whether the town should retain ownership and lease the building or if it should be sold. In attendance for the first time was new school district superintendent Darcy Fernandes, right, who suggested the district could, at some point, be interested in holding vocational courses in the build
ATHOL — Members of the Pleasant Street School Re-use and Disposition Study Committee on Tuesday continued to discuss whether the town should retain ownership and lease the building or sell it, and possible uses for the property. Other interested parties in attendance included new Athol-Royalston...
BOSTON — The Beacon Hill Roll Call records votes and discussions held in the Senate and House each week. COMING UP ON BEACON HILL STATEWIDE REGULATION OF TOBACCO RETAILERS (H 1158) — A measure before the Public Health Committee would allow the state, rather than cities and towns, to regulate...
Scott Glenn attends Netflix's "Marvel's The Defenders" original series premiere at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center on Monday, July 31, 2017, in New York.  Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP
ORANGE — There’s a new (retired) sheriff in town as veteran actor Scott Glenn has been cast as iconic Stephen King character Alan Pangborn for Castle Rock.  Fans of King’s work know Pangborn as the sheriff of Castle Rock during the events of “The Dark Half” and “Needful Things.” According to...
Between 25 and 30 residents attended Monday's Erving selectboard meeting to be heard regarding the increased traffic flow across residential areas of North and Church streets.Photo by Christine Miranda
ERVING — Monday night 25 to 30 residents turned out to the selectboard meeting to be heard regarding the increased traffic flow across residential areas of North and Church streets. Their concerns addressed safety and speed at the intersections.   Speed monitors have picked up a total traffic...
PHILLIPSTON — Results of the annual town audit for fiscal year (FY) 2016 were presented by Tony Roselli of Roselli, Clark & Associates of Woburn to the selectmen Tuesday night. Roselli complimented Phillipston for doing a great job in cleaning up problems it had in its withholding balances and...
 A clipping from the Athol Daily News about the warning of feeding geese in a plastic bag is attached to the public notice board at the Moore's Pond public beach in Warwick. The selectboard is considering adopting a town ordinance against feeding geese to help control the population by fining those found in violation. Photo by Jared Robinson
WARWICK — The selectboard is mulling the option of adopting a town ordinance against the feeding of water fowl in an effort to control the population of geese at popular local recreational places, such as the public beach at Moore’s Pond. A fall special town meeting is being considered. At the...
ATHOL — The Warrior Thunder Foundation’s Vet Ruck New England walk will pass through the North Quabbin area on Friday. The foundation provides programs to support former and current military service members and their families in New England to improve their wellness and raise veteran awareness...
Al MacIntyre took this aerial shot of Diemand Farm in Wendell, 29 acres of which are being permanently protected through a conservation restriction co-held by Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust and the town. Photo by Al MacIntyre
WENDELL — Diemand Farm has permanently conserved 29 acres of their landmark third-generation farm. A conservation restriction protecting the land will be co-held by Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust and the Town of Wendell. The announcement marks the completion of the Mormon Hollow Working...
 Hillary Chase, left, and her father, Richard Chase, will perform at Tool Town Live in Athol on Saturday, Aug. 19.
ATHOL — The Tool Town Live 2017 concert series continues Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Uptown Common, near 1500 Main St. in Athol. The show will feature Richard and Hillary Chase. The concert is from 7 to 9 p.m., and free for all ages. Hillary Chase is a prolific songwriter who has been performing...
BOSTON — There were no roll call votes in the House or Senate last week. This week, Beacon Hill Roll Call reports local representatives’ roll call attendance records for the 2017 session through Aug. 11. The House has held 80 roll call votes so far in 2017. We tabulate the number of roll calls...

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