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 This cockroach was reportedly found in a unit at Lakeside Apartments where Kim Truehart's 87-year-old father resides. The photograph was provided by Deborah LaBarge.
ATHOL — Two residents at Lakeside Apartments and the daughter of another resident are continuing to express concerns with regard to the Athol Housing Authority’s handling of bedbugs in a few units at the complex. Deborah LaBarge and Brenda Marden, who rent at Lakeside, and Kim Truehart, whose 87...
MONTAGUE —  Authorities have released the names of two people who died in a traffic crash on Federal Street (Route 63) in Montague at about 5:15 a.m. on Monday. The victims of the crash were identified Tuesday by the district attorney’s office as Anthony Darling and Brittany Wheeler. Both were...
FITCHBURG — On Tuesday, at approximately 10:40 a.m., troopers assigned to the State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section and Trooper Eric Grace of the Leominster Barracks went looking for Alfonzo Berrios, 22, of Fitchburg, in the area of Rollstone Street. Berrios had a default warrant for...
ERVING — The selectmen began Monday’s meeting by approving the warrant for the special town meeting (STM) to be held March 7 at 7 p.m.  Rebecca Sherer from Tighe and Bond introduced members of the Innovation Production (IP) feasibility study and gave the overview of the project. Present for the...
Consulting forester Mike Leonard met with the Petersham Selectboard on Tuesday to ask for the contract for the Davenport timber cutting plan to be extended. The work was not able to be started yet as the ground has not been frozen enough to support the heavy equipment without harming the ground. Photo by Ashley Arseneau
PETERSHAM — There were no new notifications regarding the Nichewaug Inn and Academy property planning consultant at the selectmen’s meeting Tuesday night. The board last week passed a motion to divide the work between Kirk Company and Concord Square, the two leading candidates from the 2015...
Attendees at Tuesday's informational forum at Mahar Regional School on the state's plan to put timber rattlesnakes on Mt. Zion at the Quabbin Reservoir respond with a raising of hands after Dr. Tom French, standing rear left, of the state's Department of Fisheries and Wildlife's Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program, asked how many had seen a timber rattlesnake in the wild. Photo by Brian Gelinas
ORANGE — Several hundred area residents and state officials, as well as biology specialists from various organizations in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, attended the forum held at Mahar Regional School on Tuesday on the state’s plan to place timber rattlesnakes on Mt. Zion at the Quabbin...
 Paul and Brenda Anderson of Trail Head Outfitters and General Store in Orange recently donated the above Madeline doll house to the new Children's Advocacy Center in Greenfield. The doll house sits in front of the fireplace at the center, where a public open house will take place on April 29.Submitted photo
ORANGE — “In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines, lived twelve little girls in two straight lines. They left the house at half past nine, the smallest one was Madeline.”  This begins the story by Ludwig Bemelmans about a brave little girl. The new Children’s Advocacy Center in...
Rehearsals have begun for an original production by the Petersham Grange titled, "Margarine! The Musical" to be performed on Tuesday, April 5, at Petersham Town Hall. Pictured are some members of the chorus during a recent rehearsal at the town hall. Left-to-right -- Clint Shaw at piano, Jack Kittredge, Julia Rawson, Diane Nassif, Jana Dengler, Hilary Loring, Barbara Hanno, Dana Robinson, and Ellen Anderson. Photo by Nancy Allen
PETERSHAM — Rehearsals have begun for an original production by the Petersham Grange titled, “Margarine! The Musical: An Agrarian Melodrama.” The Grange will present the musical on Tuesday, April 5, at 7 p.m., at the town hall, 1 South Main St. on the common. The event will be free and all are...
NEW SALEM — Fourteen town positions are to be filled at this year’s annual town election on May 2: Selectboard, 3-year term; Board of Health, 3-year term; Town Clerk, 3-year term; Moderator, 3-year term; Constable, 3-year term; Assessor, 3-year term; Assessor, 1-year term (to fill...
Adams Animal Hospital on Saturday held a raffle to benefit the North Quabbin Dog Park located at the Orange Airport. Left to right -- Pam Gale, Kathy Marble, Sarah LeBlanc, Danielle Rouleau, Jasmine Ribeiro, Tom Rich and his canine companion Millhouse. Photo by Brian Gelinas
ATHOL — Adams Animal Hospital on Saturday held a raffle for the benefit of the North Quabbin Dog Park located at the Orange Airport. Winning the top prize of $1,500 was John Telepciak. The second place prize of $500 went to Darien (no last name given), and Hunter Bond won the third place $250...

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