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AREA — Midnight Madness is a great way to shop locally for excellent gifts, get tremendous discounts and support the local economy. The North Quabbin Chamber of Commerce, store owners and artisans from around the area are getting ready for another terrific event. This year, Midnight Madness will...
About 22 acres in Athol's Bearsden Conservation Area are currently being logged as part of a forest management plan that could see the acreage adjacent to the railroad tracks and the Millers River returned to an "early successional habitat." Above, forester Michael Mauri, center, talks with project advisor David Small, right, in an area being cleared by Michael Stange and his crew. Conservation commission member Jamie Briggs, left, looks on. Mauri developed the forest management plan for
ATHOL — Cutting is under way in a section of the Bearsden Conservation Area as part of a forest management plan that could see the acreage adjacent to the railroad tracks and the Millers River returned to an “early successional habitat.” Michael Stange and a crew are logging about 22 acres....
p> ATHOL — With 14 days left until Christmas morning, Santa and his Elves are preparing for that all important ride, and thanks to the generosity of businesses and individuals, the Athol Daily News Santa Fund is nearing the halfway mark toward its goal of $13,500. Contributions of $870.75 were...
p> ATHOL — With 14 days left until Christmas morning, Santa and his Elves are preparing for that all important ride, and thanks to the generosity of businesses and individuals, the Athol Daily News Santa Fund is nearing the halfway mark toward its goal of $13,500. Contributions of $870.75 were...
ATHOL — The Board of Health will hold a seasonal flu clinic in the lower level of the town hall on Thursday, Dec. 17, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The clinic is available only to adults 18 and older. Those attending are asked to bring their health insurance cards. Clinics are free regardless of health...
WARWICK — The fire department is set to receive a new-used fire truck from Northfield which was purchased by the town for $25,000.  The selectboard met with fire chief Ron Gates and Lt. Mike Mankowski Monday night to discuss the upcoming delivery. It was the board’s concern that the fire...
NEW SALEM — The broadband committee on Monday added perspective to the issue of whether the WiredWest collaborative of 44 rural towns will receive state funding earmarked for the establishment of a regional, fiber-optic network. WiredWest has moved quickly to rebut a Mass. Broadband Institute...
ERVING — The selectboard began their Monday night meeting by going into Executive Session with Police Chief Christopher Blair pursuant to MGL Chap30A Sec21(5); to investigate charges of criminal misconduct or to consider the filing of criminal complaints.  At 7 p.m. a public hearing with Erving...
ATHOL — The Finance and Warrant Advisory Committee on Tuesday voted to approve a reserve fund transfer request submitted by the Conservation Commission for its timber sales program. The request was for $7,500. A previous transfer of $9,500 in 2014 is nearly expended. A total of $2,313 remains....
WARWICK — With the announcement yesterday that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has accepted the application from Kinder Morgan for the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline extension, Warwick is posed to file as a legal intervener on the project that will bring a 420-mile long natural...

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