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ROYALSTON — Community development consultant Kevin Flynn updated the selectboard last week on the results of a community survey asking which roads need the most repair and therefore should be the focus of future Community Development Block Grant funds. Of the surveys sent out to residents, only...
AREA — The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors. Donations are needed now to help prevent a shortage. Hectic holiday schedules in November and December contributed to fewer blood drives held, and fewer donations collected, than during the two previous months....
ATHOL — The search for a replacement for Police Chief Timothy Anderson, who will retire July 9, is under way. Anderson previously advised the selectboard of his intent to retire this year, and Town Manager Shaun Suhoski, who is responsible for hiring a replacement, established a search committee...
ORANGE — The Planning Board on Tuesday reviewed town zoning maps for the Route 2, Exit 15 area of South Main Street, where zoning changes could ultimately lead to the creation of a business corridor. The zoning-change concept, yet to be formally proposed, would affect 382 acres between the areas...
PETERSHAM — The selectboard met with Linda Paquet of the energy committee during their meeting Tuesday night to discuss the status of the proposed wood pellet boiler to be installed at the Petersham Center School.  Paquet said that they are still trying to find an engineer to do the design work...
ERVING — The selectmen continued the budget review process from last week by meeting with elected town officials Monday night. Using the same format, the BOS met individually with each official in 15-minute intervals. Jacquie Boyden, assistant assessor handed out a one-page snapshot of funds...
Prayer flags at the New England Peace Pagoda on New Year's Day, 2016.
NORTHFIELD — More than a hundred walkers have registered for the MLK Walk to Stop the NED Pipeline scheduled to step off from the site of a proposed natural gas pipeline compressor station in Northfield on Saturday, Jan. 16, according to Hattie Nestel of Athol, organizer. The Revs. Gyori Kato,...
Current and recent graduates of Mount Wachusett Community College's Gateway to College program recently shared their experiences with incoming Gateway students during a "Been there, done that" panel presentation. From left -- Katriona Bell, Mariah Courtemanche, Mary Grace Daly, Angela Nicoli, Jasmine Welch, Anders Bigelbach, Alysia Ladd, Mya Shepard, Manny Corbeil, Kayla Pollack, Jason Alvarado-Gomes and Arturo Aponte-Cruz. Submitted photo
GARDNER — With the new academic semester about to begin, Mount Wachusett Community College is welcoming its largest spring cohort of Gateway to College students to campus. The free dual-enrollment program, offered in partnership with the Ralph C. Mahar Regional School District, is open to...
Don Jacobs, of Jacobs Consulting and a past town manager of several municipalities, presented his financial recommendations in a workshop held with the Phillipston Selectmen on Monday. Jacobs presented many handouts documenting market survey averages, recommended salaries, and job descriptions.Photo by Keith Kent
PHILLIPSTON — Don Jacobs of Jacobs Consulting met with the selectmen, town employees, members of the finance committee and residents Monday to answer questions about recommendations, job descriptions, and pay scales based on responsibility and experience, for the town’s upcoming Class and...
Local carver Mark Bosworth will once again be participating at the Greenfield Winter Carnival with another one of his artistic frozen creations. The carnival begins on Friday, Feb. 5, and runs throughout that weekend.  Submitted photo
GREENFIELD — Winter Carnival returns for its 94th year on Friday, Feb. 5, and runs through Sunday, Feb. 7. Winter Carnival has been a longstanding tradition within Greenfield, dating back to 1922. Since its very beginnings, this event has brought the community together in celebration, in a time of...

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