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The Salvation Army of Athol had volunteers o plenty on Tuesday for the distribution event for their Thanksgiving Food Drive. Left to right -- Retired Major Stanley Seneck, Lt. Mike Buzzard, Roland Bourbeau, Jacob Buzzard, Carol Raymond, Connie Gauzletti, Sheldon Bedell, Ann Stevens, Shawn Gonynor, Kevin Miller, Courtney Fifield, Kris Couer, Linda Seco, Christine Blair, Lt. Jennifer Buzzard. Photo by Ashley Arseneau
ATHOL — The Salvation Army held its annual Thanksgiving food distribution Tuesday at their building and were able to give almost three times as much food away to local families in need than last year. Lt. Michael Buzzard said that due to increased donations they were able to give each family 23...
ERVING — At the selectmen’s meeting Monday night, Ken McCance from Yolan Energy handed out a spreadsheet showing a 25 percent savings in utility rates based on an apple-to-apple comparison with four other area suppliers. Selectman Art Johnson voiced concern about being the first to change supply...
WARWICK — Northfield selectman Jed Proujansky visited the Warwick Selectboard Monday night to ask them to join the anti-Kinder-Morgan TGS pipeline municipal coalition. “There is no real benefit to the town to have a pipeline run through it,” Proujansky said as he ran through an index of the many...
PHILLIPSTON — The board of assessors announced on Monday, the property tax rate set by the state for fiscal year 2016 has been set at $16.89, an increase of $1.19 per $1,000 valuation on residential properties. The town needs to raise $3,075,331.64 as a distribution of tax rates and levies. With...
AREA —  Once again The North Quabbin Community Coalition, local organizations and volunteers will sponsor a home-delivered Thanksgiving meal for elders and those who are homebound. Last year over 210 meals were provided.  For more information about the event or to get involved, call Katrina...
NEW SALEM — Town Coordinator Nancy Aldrich on Monday informed the selectboard of new developments with regard to plumbing issues in the town hall and decaying trees in the common area. Aldrich said she spoke with Bruce Whittier, of Whittier Plumbing & Heating, about the possibility of...
ORANGE — The Orange Business Association is sponsoring Christmas in the Park on Friday, Nov. 27, in Memorial Park in downtown Orange. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive by Orange Fire truck at 5:30 p.m., and they will turn on the lights in Memorial Park. Santa and Mrs. Claus will then meet with...
ATHOL — The Athol High School class of 2016 will hold the second annual Turkey Trot on Saturday, Nov. 28, at 10 a.m., at the school. Registration for the Trot is $20 and the course is a 5K-ish (3.5-mile) loop beginning and ending on Lake Ellis Road, behind the high school.  Participants ready...
BOSTON — Beacon Hill Roll Call records local representatives’ and senators’ votes on roll calls from the week of Nov. 16-20. VETERANS LEGISLATION —The Senate last week approved several pro-veteran bills and sent them to Gov. Charlie Baker’s desk for his signature. Supporters said the state’s...
ORANGE — A staggering 10,515 vehicles pass through the intersection of East, West, South and North Main streets every day. That was just one of the many facts revealed by Laurie Scarborough, Franklin Regional Council of Governments Transportation Planning Engineer, at the selectboard meeting...

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