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ERVING — Monday night, the selectmen along with members of the Finance Committee (FinCom) met with school committee members to discuss the school budget.  The elementary school budget increased by $140,133 or 5.2 percent. Some reasons for the increase included cost of living adjustments to...
BOSTON — The cost of the potential placement of timber rattlesnakes on a large island at Quabbin Reservoir would be “very low,” said Dr. Tom French, of the state’s Division of Fisheries and Wildlife on Tuesday. French did not provide total dollar figures, but instead said it was important to...
The Petersham selectboard hosted a presentation by Stuart Saginor, executive director of the Community Preservation Coalition, about what the town could do if they were to set up a Community Preservation Act program. Selectboard vice chair Henry Woolsey watches behind Saginor.   Photo by Ashley Arseneau
PETERSHAM — The Nichewaug property reuse consultant candidate discussion was once again picked up at Tuesday night’s selectboard meeting. The board reviewed the responses from the two remaining candidates in attempt to select one consultant to help adapt a plan for what to do with the property....
ORANGE — The Planning Board on Tuesday granted two special permits during separate public hearings: — to Shawn Adams, of 420 East River St. who intends to use his garage as an automotive repair and used car facility. Board member and Patriot Auto owner James Hayes said because the dirt...
Local artist Hillary Chase will perform her eight-song album Feb. 6, at DejaBrew in Wendell.
WENDELL — Local artist Hillary Chase will present her eight-song album titled, F I N D M Y W A Y, at the DejaBrew on Saturday, Feb. 6, at 8 p.m. Chase’s first full-length album is comprised of songs with themes ranging from heartbreak and love to soul-searching and change. Chase’s music blends a...
GARDNER — A Hubbardston man, found dead early last Thursday morning on Waterford Street, was stabbed to death during an apparent drug transaction, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. Christopher Starkweather, also known as C.J. Anderson, 23, of 150 Old Westminster...
ATHOL — A vacancy on the three-member Board of Health has opened up, as longtime member Earle Baldwin submitted his immediate resignation approximately two weeks ago. The effort to have a replacement appointed in the coming weeks was discussed at Tuesday afternoon’s BOH meeting. In a posting...
ROYALSTON — All the classrooms at the Village School celebrated Poetry Week in January. Older reading buddies sat down with younger preschool and kindergarten buddies to collaborate on poems about feelings, the subject for Poetry Week. Children brainstormed and came up with words to describe being...
ORANGE — After meeting with interim DPW superintendent Joshua Knechtel Monday night, the finance committee gave their blessing to the three articles on the warrant for Thursday night’s special town meeting. The meeting will be held at Mahar Regional School at 7 p.m. Article one, which asks to...
ATHOL — A house at 270 Burbee Rd. was damaged by fire on Monday. At 6:15 p.m., the Athol Fire Department received a 911 call from a party who reported smoke was coming out of the house. A first alarm was struck. First-arriving personnel reported heavy smoke conditions. Entry was made and the...

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