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Current and recent graduates of Mount Wachusett Community College's Gateway to College program recently shared their experiences with incoming Gateway students during a "Been there, done that" panel presentation. From left -- Katriona Bell, Mariah Courtemanche, Mary Grace Daly, Angela Nicoli, Jasmine Welch, Anders Bigelbach, Alysia Ladd, Mya Shepard, Manny Corbeil, Kayla Pollack, Jason Alvarado-Gomes and Arturo Aponte-Cruz. Submitted photo
GARDNER — With the new academic semester about to begin, Mount Wachusett Community College is welcoming its largest spring cohort of Gateway to College students to campus. The free dual-enrollment program, offered in partnership with the Ralph C. Mahar Regional School District, is open to...
Don Jacobs, of Jacobs Consulting and a past town manager of several municipalities, presented his financial recommendations in a workshop held with the Phillipston Selectmen on Monday. Jacobs presented many handouts documenting market survey averages, recommended salaries, and job descriptions.Photo by Keith Kent
PHILLIPSTON — Don Jacobs of Jacobs Consulting met with the selectmen, town employees, members of the finance committee and residents Monday to answer questions about recommendations, job descriptions, and pay scales based on responsibility and experience, for the town’s upcoming Class and...
Local carver Mark Bosworth will once again be participating at the Greenfield Winter Carnival with another one of his artistic frozen creations. The carnival begins on Friday, Feb. 5, and runs throughout that weekend.  Submitted photo
GREENFIELD — Winter Carnival returns for its 94th year on Friday, Feb. 5, and runs through Sunday, Feb. 7. Winter Carnival has been a longstanding tradition within Greenfield, dating back to 1922. Since its very beginnings, this event has brought the community together in celebration, in a time of...
ERVING — A winner has been declared in the Athol Daily News’ 82nd annual First Baby contest for the newspaper’s nine-town coverage area. A son, Zander Felix, was born on Jan. 8, at 10:03 p.m., at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield to Nicole Lyskawa and Brandon Felix of Erving. The...
ATHOL — Council on Aging Executive Director Cathy Savoy said Tuesday morning vandalism to a skylight solar tube protective covering on the roof of the senior center was discovered during routine maintenance on Monday. “It’s vandalism. There are many rocks on top of the building,” she said, and...
Cliff Fournier (right), 2015 Recorder Citizen of the Year, was recognized at Monday's community meal at Bethany Lutheran Church, where he has served for several years as site coordinator for the Franklin County Community Meals Program. Fournier, whose altruism also manifests in his years of work in education and as a host parent to foreign exchange students, presented a $250 matching check to FCCMP. Pictured with Fournier is FCCMP Board of Directors President Jack Golden. Photo by Cam
ORANGE — Monday night’s community meal at Bethany Lutheran Church took on added meaning with longtime site coordinator and Orange resident Cliff Fournier accepting further praise for his recent selection as Recorder Citizen of the Year. The 84-year-old’s well-rounded credentials, namely his...
The North Quabbin Trails Association hosted a special presentation regarding the current status of the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline at their meeting on Monday night. Mount Grace Land Trust Executive Director Leigh Youngblood guided the crowd through a presentation about compressor stations to start the meeting. A three-day walk starting from the proposed pipeline compressor station location in Northfield going to a pipe storage facility in Plainfield will take place this weekend beginning
ORANGE — A special presentation was given at the North Quabbin Trails Association meeting Monday night about the current status of the proposed Kinder Morgan natural gas pipeline ahead of a three-day walk to demonstrate against the project. A large crowd of nearly 40 people attended the meeting at...
ORANGE — The Ralph C. Mahar Regional School conducted a lock-down drill early this morning with cooperation from local law enforcement.  While such drills are usually known ahead of time by a select number of individuals, this was the first time such an event was announced publicly before the...
PETERSHAM —The public is invited to attend a program to learn about the Community Preservation Act (CPA) presented by Stuart Saginor, Executive Director of the Community Preservation Coalition on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m., in the lower level of the town hall. Residents, town boards and...
PETERSHAM — The blanket nomination paper for the annual election to be held on March 7, has been signed by most candidates. Positions not signed for are the Petersham School Committee, currently held by Lynn Jones Peredina, and the planning board, currently held by Donna K. Byron. For anyone...

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