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NEW SALEM — A 10-hour road race fundraiser being planned for Sunday, Nov. 19, will help defray the burdensome medical costs one local family has incurred in pursuing treatment for their son. Addressing the selectboard on Monday, resident Carla Halpern did not specify the nature of Burl Derderian...
AMHERST — A helicopter will again be flying over local cropland, dropping a mixture of winter rye, oats, and forage radish seed in an effort to improve soil health by establishing a “cover crop” that will protect the soil after the main crop is harvested. The aerial seeding is scheduled to take...
ATHOL — Athol-Royalston Regional School District Superintendent Darcy Fernandes announced Monday that all students in the district will once again have free breakfast and lunch. In a letter to parents, Fernandes said the state mistakenly notified the district earlier this month that it no longer...
World-renowned fiddler Zoë Darrow will perform the next installment of the Tool Town Live 2017 concert series, which will take place on Saturday, Sept. 2, at Fish Park in Athol. Submitted photo
ATHOL — The Tool Town Live 2017 concert series continues Saturday, Sept. 2, at Fish Park, near 200 Union St. in Athol. The show will feature world-renowned fiddler Zoë Darrow. The concert is from 7 to 9 p.m., and free for all ages. Zoë Darrow is an accomplished fiddler and musician of rare...
PHILLIPSTON — On Saturday, Sept. 2, the 6th Annual Appleseed Country Fair will kick off. The fair will be held at the Red Apple Farm located at 455 Highland Ave., and the hours will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sept. 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 3, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 4. The...
On Sunday the Petersham Police arrested two subjects that had broken into the Nichewaug Inn and Academy property. Photo by Ashley Arseneau
PETERSHAM — On Sunday, at approximately 10:14 a.m., police were dispatched to the Nichewaug Inn property, at 25 Common St., for activated motion alarms throughout the building. Petersham Detective Sgt. Peter Buck arrived on scene and discovered a possible location where entry could have been...
Emile Marti, in his boat "Hopeful," easily outpaces the competition to take the first place finish in the kids' division of the third annual "Corrugatta" Cardboard Boat Race at Moore's Pond in Warwick Sunday. Marti had previously taken first place in the first Corrugatta in 2015 making him a fan favorite. Photo by Jared Robinson
WARWICK — It was a perfect weekend for the town’s annual Old Home Days festivities.  For the second year in a row, the event opened on Friday night with a 50’s-style sock hop and classic car show at the Warwick Community School featuring live music, ice cream, popcorn, and dance instruction for...
BOSTON — The Beacon Hill Roll Call records votes taken in the House and Senate each week. COMING UP ON BEACON HILL RENAME YAWKEY COMMUTER RAIL STATION (H 3887) — A late-filed bill before the Transportation Committee would create a special commission to study and make recommendations to the...
ORANGE — Members of the Orange Revitalization Partnership (ORP) are asking the town to support the Riverfront and Memorial parks with additional funding to help restore them to their former beauty.  Last month it was announced that ORP had come to the hard decision to cancel this year’s Dinner...
PHILLIPSTON — The Appleseed Country Fair at the Red Apple Farm will take place on Saturday, Sept. 2, through Monday, Sept. 4. The fair will begin at 10 a.m. each day, concluding at 6 p.m. on Saturday, 5 p.m. on Sunday, and 4 p.m. on Monday. There will be over 50 vendors and artisans exhibiting...

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