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ATHOL — Traffic safety concerns along Templeton Road (Route 2A) in the vicinity of the North Quabbin Commons main access road and the Route 2, Exit 18 on-/off-ramp will be addressed by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s Highway Division in the near future. A June 8 letter from...
ERVING — The selectmen on Monday held a joint meeting with the Usher Mill Reuse Committee (UMRC) and the Recreation Commission regarding the Riverfront Park. The grand opening for the park is today, Saturday, June 24, at 2 p.m.  The original park project under the UMRC saw three phases and phase...
 At the North Quabbin Community Coalition's recent luncheon celebration and annual meeting, Dr. Rebecca J. Bialecki, center, was honored as the 20th annual Barbara Corey Award recipient. Named for the original director of the coalition, the award recognizes the work of someone dedicated to the North Quabbin region, and a model of collaborative efforts. At left is NQCC Executive Director Heather Bialecki-Canning, and at right is Timothy Anderson, president of the NQCC Board of Directors.Submitted photo
ORANGE — On Friday, June 16, the North Quabbin Community Coalition completed its 33rd year with a luncheon celebration and annual meeting. The Monopoly-themed event drew over 125 guests to the Athol-Orange Elks Lodge and highlighted the connections made through NQCC as the social capital that...
NEW SALEM — The following events will be part of Old Home Day festivities on Saturday, July 15: Calling All Bakers The Old Home Day Cake Walk will take place at 1 p.m. in the Stowell Building next to the Old Town Hall. Bakers compete for a $50 gift certificate to the Orange Food Cooperative,...
ERVING — The special town meeting convened promptly at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Senior Community Center. Moderator Rich Peabody led in the salute to the flag. Approximately 25 people were in attendance with 17 needed to fulfill a quorum. All seven articles passed unanimously.  The town voted to...
Michael Leander, principal of the Athol Community Elementary School, is pictured after having his hair dyed purple in honor of North Brookfield Elementary School. Submitted photo
NORTH BROOKFIELD — In November 2016, the North Brookfield Elementary School (NBES) PTO challenged the Athol Community Elementary School (ACES) PTO to see which school could collect the most Boxtops clips between November and May. The Boxtops for Education program provides money to schools to be...
PETERSHAM — The Petersham Brass Band will begin its 2017 summer concert season on Sunday, June 25, at 7:30 p.m., on the Petersham Bandstand. Holding the baton as guest conductor for the first concert will be Stephanie Parker, conductor from the Orange Community Band. The band will be...
BOSTON — Four local law enforcement agencies have received federal grant funds totaling $515,809 to strengthen and enhance efforts to combat heroin and opioid abuse in Massachusetts, including prevention, intervention, diversion, enforcement and treatment. As announced Thursday by the Baker-...
ATHOL — Police Chief Russell Kleber is encouraging all those planning to attend this weekend’s swearing in of K-9 “Gronk” to wear New England Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski jerseys. The swearing in ceremony is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. at the Summerfest at Athol High School. “I will offer a group...
NEW SALEM — Singer/songwriter and country and folk artist David Mallett will perform at the 1794 Meetinghouse, 26 South Main St., on Saturday, June 24, at 7:30 p.m. Mallett’s songs have been recorded by more than 150 artists, including Pete Seeger, Alison Krauss, John Denver, Emmylou Harris,...

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