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PETERSHAM — On Tuesday night, the selectboard met with Bob Clark of the conservation committee and Mike Leonard, consulting forester, to discuss the current status of the Davenport forest timber cutting plan.  Leonard said that one bid was received for the project from Anderson Timber Harvesting...
Left to right, Larry Buell, alias ​19th-century farmer Lucius Spooner​;​ Mary King, pipeline activist; and Pat Larson, coordinator of the North Quabbin Energy group, plan the program for the North Quabbin People's Climate March to be held Sunday, Nov. 29, from 1 to 2 p.m., at the uptown common, Athol.   
ATHOL — As Paris, France, prepares for next week’s gathering of world leaders to act on global climate crisis, a range of citizens from the North Quabbin region will join with over 2,500 other groups from around the world to stage the Global People’s Climate March for the Earth. The North Quabbin...
BOSTON — Beacon Hill Roll Call records the votes of local senators on roll calls from prior legislative sessions. There were no roll calls in the House or Senate last week. CHILD EXPLOITATION (S 2048) — The Senate 37-0, approved an amendment providing that the state establish age-appropriate...
For the 28th year, the Athol Woman's Club is sponsoring the Memory Tree which is in place on the bandstand at the uptown common. Each light on the tree represents the name of a loved one who is being remembered this special time of the year. Helping to put up and decorate the tree Friday morning were junior club members Kayla Robideau, Shelby Roussel and Emily Casella.Photo by Brian Gelinas
ATHOL — For the 28th year, the Athol Woman’s Club is sponsoring the Memory Tree which is in place on the bandstand at the uptown common. Each light on the tree represents the name of a loved one who is being remembered this special time of the year. The tree was put up Friday morning and decorated...
The Athol Daily News Santa Fund is launching its 68th year with a goal of $13,500 for 2015. Since 1947, the fund has ensured that hundreds of youngsters in the area have a happy holiday season. With the aid of generous donors in the community, and the help of hundreds of volunteers over the years,...
 Petersham Broadband Committee members John Blum and Chip Bull update the selectboard on the current status of the proposed broadband network from Matrix Designs. Left to right -- Blum, Bull, Selectman Rick Marsh. Photo by Ashley Arseneau
PETERSHAM — Members of the broadband committee met with the selectboard Tuesday night to discuss the current status of the proposed broadband network to be installed in town by Matrix Designs. The committee last met with the selectboard on the matter on Oct. 13 with Eric Nakajima of the...
ORANGE — The selectboard met with Rebecca Bialecki and Pat Larson last week to discuss the proposed changes to the Montachusett Area Regional Transit (MART) service. With MART planning to stop all call-up dial-a-ride service in favor of expanded static routes there are many who are upset because...
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...

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