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ATHOL — Town Manager Shaun Suhoski last Tuesday presented for the selectboard’s review his fiscal year 2017 budget message, which he distributed to department heads on Wednesday. In his message, Suhoski writes, in part, “I believe that the FY17 budget will be a transitional year towards improved...
AREA — The Toys-for-Tots campaign to collect toys for needy children this Christmas is under way in the North Quabbin area. The local Marine Corps League Detachment 1168 has placed collection boxes throughout the area to collect new, unwrapped toys for this year’s drive. The League will also be...
BOSTON — There were no roll call votes in the House or Senate last week. This week, Beacon Hill Roll Call reports local senators’ roll call attendance records for the 2015 session. The Senate held 212 roll call votes. Beacon Hill Roll Call tabulates the number of roll calls on whether each...
ATHOL — Grove Street neighborhood residents and property owners are invited to a community meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 9, at 6:30 p.m., to discuss future street repair projects in that area. The meeting is sponsored by the Town of Athol’s Office of Planning & Development, and will be held at...
 The Wendell Selectboard meets with Nan Riebschlaeger, representing the Friends of the Wendell Meetinghouse (FoWMH), regarding the proposed transfer of the historic building from the town to the FoWMH. Left to right, Selectboard chairperson Christine Heard, Selectman Jeoffrey Pooser, Town Coordinator Nancy Aldrich, and Riebschlaeger. Photo by Craig Riley
WENDELL — The selectboard met at the town office building Wednesday night with the first order of business being continued negotiations of a payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) on the proposed solar array 107 Wendell Depot Rd., property owned by resident David Arsenault. When the board met two...
ATHOL — Voters will have two articles to consider at the special town meeting to be held Monday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m., in Memorial Hall. Article 1 seeks to appropriate a portion of the $275,000 liability the town must pay as its share of the cleanup of lead-contaminated soil at the site of the...
GILL — On Monday, Dec. 7, at noon, the local chapter of Rolling Thunder VT1 will host a short remembrance ceremony for Pearl Harbor Day in the rest area next to the French King Bridge. All are welcome to attend. Featured will be the laying of a memorial wreath with small flags representing all...
Royalston Community School students in Jessica Willhite's kindergarten and Brian Snell's sixth grade class "buddy up" every Friday for a project led by the older students. Recently, Snell's students cut out oaktag components to make stand-up dinosaurs. Both the project leaders and their young learners seemed to be loving it. Shown working on their dinosaurs are (left to right) Alexandra Phelps and her buddy Aubrie Phelps, and Alexis Reynolds and her buddy Maddison Blake. In addition to planned weekly activi
ROYALSTON – It’s been said that the best way to become a better learner is to spend some time being a teacher, and that’s exactly what happens each and every Friday at the Royalston Community School when the sixth graders pair up with their little buddies in the kindergarten for some quality one-...
Athol Savings Bank recently donated $10,000 to the Athol Area YMCA. Left to right -- Larry McLaughlin, YMCA President, Jeanette Robichaud, YMCA Executive Director, Debra Vescovi, Athol Savings Bank Senior Vice-President and Dan Zona, President of Athol Savings Bank. Submitted Photo
ATHOL — For over a decade, Athol Savings Bank has made significant contributions to support its local YMCA, an organization that aids in youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Recently, the 148-year-old community bank generously donated $10,000 to the Athol Area YMCA to help...
PETERSHAM — The Petersham Lions Club will be helping provide Christmas food to the less fortunate in North Quabbin region, with a specific emphasis this year on armed-services veterans who may need a lift during the holiday season. The group hopes to fill many Christmas bags with items to make a...

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