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AREA — Last week it was announced that the Erving Police Department had purchased five body cameras for their officers’ use in the field. This makes them the first town in North Quabbin region to use cameras.  Erving Police Chief Chris Blair said they have been using the cameras for a few weeks...
ATHOL — The selectboard on Tuesday voted to approve the warrant for the special town meeting to be held on Monday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m., in Memorial Hall. Voters will have two articles to consider. Article 1 seeks to appropriate a portion of the $275,000 liability the town must pay as its share...
DELICIOUS CHOICES — Athol­-Royalston Regional School Committee Chairman Nancy D. Melbourne is shown at the Ellinwood Country Club serving former committee member Karen McNiff at the sumptuous buffet. The German­-style foods are the centerpiece of Oktoberfest, held annually by the Athol­-Royalston Education Foundation. In addition to holding a plate of delicious choices for the recent dinner, McNiff held the winning 50/50 cash raffle ticket. Still an active volunteer in matters of education, she is currently
ATHOL­ — The Athol-Royalston Education Foundation recently held Oktoberfest at the Ellinwood Country Club. Nearly 100 supporters of local education attended the annual autumn fundraiser, one of two events held each year by this non­profit group. In true Oktoberfest fashion, the evening began...
ORANGE — The Orange American Legion will hold its Veterans’ Day parade on Saturday Nov. 7, stepping off at 11 a.m. from the post office on South Main Street and marching up to the lights at West and East Main streets, down to Water Street to Memorial Park. There, the Legion will hold a ceremony...
Some of the members of The Crafters at Riverbend Woods include, clockwise, from left -- Janice Morrow, Sheila Fiffy, Sharlene Baker, Pat Simkewicz, Betty Lilley, Edith Roy, Shirley Lacombe, Sharon McLean. The women have been working on hand crafted items in a variety of mediums at their weekly gatherings.Photo by Deborrah Porter
ATHOL — “The Crafters,” as they like to call themselves, have created a community within a community. This core group of 15 ladies (members come and go) at Riverbend Woods meets once a week in the recreation hall to sew, knit, crochet, quilt and do other crafts they enjoy — much to the benefit of...
The Rodney Hunt-Fontaine Company plant was quiet Thursday morning after employees were informed the previous day that the 175-year old factory would be closing by the end of the year. Employees were given the rest of the week off to review the severances packages offered and to return to work on Monday. Photo by Jared Robinson
ORANGE — This morning’s weather forecast calls for partly sunny with a high near 70 degrees, in other words, a perfect fall day. However, over 200 people are waking up to a bleak outlook regardless after Rodney Hunt-Fontaine Company executives announced Wednesday afternoon that the plant, which...
The selectboard and broadband committee discussed the MBI /WiredWest broadband project at Wednesday night's selectboard meeting. Clockwise, left to right: selectman Dan Keller, selectboard chairperson Christine Heard, selectman Jeoffrey Pooser, town coordinator Nancy Aldrich, and broadband committee members Ray DiDonato, Ben Schwartz and Robbie Heller. In the background is Wendell's newly created town flag, which was designed by town residents Donna Horn and Pam Richardson. Aldrich s
WENDELL — The selectboard met at the town office building Wednesday night with visits from the energy committee and the broadband committee at the top of the agenda.  The first topic of conversation was how to proceed with improving the heating system in the town hall. Nan Riebschlaeger and...
PHILLIPSTON — In an effort to stop unauthorized dumping at the transfer station by non-residents and non-taxpayers, the Board of Health has instituted a car sticker program. The stickers will allow transfer station workers to identify vehicles that are allowed to use the transfer station....
ORANGE —The Orange Water Department reports that one of the seven routine distribution system water samples, collected in October, tested positive for total coliform bacteria. Total coliform bacteria were also detected in three of the 12 repeat distribution system water samples collected...
ATHOL — The Northeast Quabbin Veterans District Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to finalize its fiscal year 2017 administrative budget. The budget will increase from $60,337.58 to $69,305.24. The budget is based on a 34-hour week. Board chair Brig. Gen. William Meehan (retired...

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