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 The Wendell Selectboard meets with Nan Riebschlaeger, representing the Friends of the Wendell Meetinghouse (FoWMH), regarding the proposed transfer of the historic building from the town to the FoWMH. Left to right, Selectboard chairperson Christine Heard, Selectman Jeoffrey Pooser, Town Coordinator Nancy Aldrich, and Riebschlaeger. Photo by Craig Riley
WENDELL — The selectboard met at the town office building Wednesday night with the first order of business being continued negotiations of a payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) on the proposed solar array 107 Wendell Depot Rd., property owned by resident David Arsenault. When the board met two...
ATHOL — Voters will have two articles to consider at the special town meeting to be held Monday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m., in Memorial Hall. Article 1 seeks to appropriate a portion of the $275,000 liability the town must pay as its share of the cleanup of lead-contaminated soil at the site of the...
GILL — On Monday, Dec. 7, at noon, the local chapter of Rolling Thunder VT1 will host a short remembrance ceremony for Pearl Harbor Day in the rest area next to the French King Bridge. All are welcome to attend. Featured will be the laying of a memorial wreath with small flags representing all...
Royalston Community School students in Jessica Willhite's kindergarten and Brian Snell's sixth grade class "buddy up" every Friday for a project led by the older students. Recently, Snell's students cut out oaktag components to make stand-up dinosaurs. Both the project leaders and their young learners seemed to be loving it. Shown working on their dinosaurs are (left to right) Alexandra Phelps and her buddy Aubrie Phelps, and Alexis Reynolds and her buddy Maddison Blake. In addition to planned weekly activi
ROYALSTON – It’s been said that the best way to become a better learner is to spend some time being a teacher, and that’s exactly what happens each and every Friday at the Royalston Community School when the sixth graders pair up with their little buddies in the kindergarten for some quality one-...
Athol Savings Bank recently donated $10,000 to the Athol Area YMCA. Left to right -- Larry McLaughlin, YMCA President, Jeanette Robichaud, YMCA Executive Director, Debra Vescovi, Athol Savings Bank Senior Vice-President and Dan Zona, President of Athol Savings Bank. Submitted Photo
ATHOL — For over a decade, Athol Savings Bank has made significant contributions to support its local YMCA, an organization that aids in youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Recently, the 148-year-old community bank generously donated $10,000 to the Athol Area YMCA to help...
PETERSHAM — The Petersham Lions Club will be helping provide Christmas food to the less fortunate in North Quabbin region, with a specific emphasis this year on armed-services veterans who may need a lift during the holiday season. The group hopes to fill many Christmas bags with items to make a...
ORANGE — The Orange Elementary School Committee on Wednesday engaged in calculated discussion on the potential use of Fisher Hill School as a regional disaster shelter, before ultimately approving a comprehensive evaluation of the site. Orange resident Pat Smith, senior land use planner at the...
ORANGE — Due to an error in posting a public hearing last month, the selectboard held a second public hearing Wednesday night to grant a Farmers Series Pouring Permit to Honest Weight Artisan Beer, LLC, Wednesday night. The brewery formally opened its tasting room last week but at this time is...
 Shirley "Porky" Zani, the first area female athlete to play regulation baseball and a founding member of the groundbreaking Orange Devils softball team, will be honored with a plaque from the town at a dedication ceremony Saturday at Butterfield Park. Photo by Cameron Woodcock
ORANGE — Shirley “Porky” Zani challenged the status quo in the male-dominated sports world more than 50 years ago, and now her pioneering work on behalf of the women’s athletics movement will be rightfully memorialized. The town is preparing to honor Zani, a lifelong resident and founding member...
The Knights of Columbus Council #1182, of Athol, delivered a collection of coats, hats, mittens, scarfs and neck warmers to students at Pleasant Street School last week. Back row from left to right -- Nicole Lyman, Valuing our Children; Erika Calderon, Erika's Dry Cleaning; Bob Leonard, Advocate of Knights of Columbus; Mark LaSalle, Chancellor; Peter Newman, Sr., Past Grand Knight; Clarence Blanchard, Secretary Knights of Columbus; Bill Fregeau, Knights member; Hugh Horrigan, Knights
ATHOL — The Knights of Columbus coat drive has been a charitable seasonal event for a number of years and this year their efforts may be record setting. On Tuesday, Nov. 24, members of the local Knights of Columbus Council #1182 delivered a truly generous collection of coats, hats, mittens, scarfs...

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