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WENDELL — The 1960 film “The Time Machine” will be shown at the Wendell Free Library on Saturday, Jan. 20, at 7:30 p.m. In the film, a man’s vision for a utopian society is disillusioned when traveling forward into time reveals a dark and dangerous society. On Jan. 5, 1900, a disheveled...
The Warwick Transfer Station.Photo by Paul Franz
WARWICK – Residents looking for a place to bring their fluorescent light bulbs and rechargeable batteries need look no farther than their Transfer Station, thanks to the edition of a new universal waste shed. According to Town Coordinator David Young, the town purchased and installed the shed...
Jim Kilroy is opening the Barn Owl, a bakery and cafe in the old country store in the center of Warwick. Photo by Paul Franz
WARWICK – A request to renew the Barn Owl’s beer and wine license was approved by the Selectboard Tuesday, though board members wondered if it would be put to use in 2018. The Barn Owl, which opened in September of 2016 under the ownership of Jim Kilroy, has been inexplicably closed for months,...
By 7 a.m. on Friday, Athol had dug itself out from the first major storm of 2018. The streets were quiet, with just a few traveling the still snow-covered roads.
Winter stormed into the North Quabbin region and beyond in full force Thursday, shutting down many businesses and all public schools, transforming the region into a snowy wonderland. By around 1 p.m., the area was quietly shrouded in white. Wind gusts occasionally whisked snow from rooftops,...
ORANGE — Fred Heyes, owner of Heyes Forest Products, has been awarded a $38,608 grant to create young forest and shrubland habitat along the West Branch of the Tully River, the Baker-Polito Administration announced Wednesday. Grant contributions totaled $506,856 to 18 municipalities,...
ATHOL — Lee Chauvette, the current chairman of the Athol Board Selectboard will seek another term on the board. Chauvette is in his sixth year on the board. He also currently serves on the Athol-Royalston Regional School District Committee. In a statement to the Athol Daily News, Chauvette said...
ATHOL — Nomination papers for the April 2 annual town election will be available starting Monday, Jan. 8, and must be submitted to the Registrars of Voters by Monday, Feb. 12. For town offices, a minimum of 34 signatures of registered voters is required. School committee candidates must obtain...
WARWICK – The selectboard has decided enough is enough with faulty phone service from Verizon, voting Tuesday to get the Attorney General’s Office involved. According to Selectboard Chairman Lawrence “Doc” Pruyne, Town Counsel Jeremia Pollard was previously involved in reaching a settlement...
ORANGE — On Wednesday night, the Orange Elementary School Committee met at Fisher Hill School and voted to approve Blizzard Bags for a second year. Results of a parent survey were presented by Curriculum Director Marie Cole. Cole reported 394 parents responded to the Snow Day Informational...
Woody Woodard buying his first pair of Darn Tough-brand Merino wool socks at Trail Head Outftters & General Store. Photos by Jared Robinson
AREA — The thing about a “man on the street” story is that it can become increasingly difficult to find anyone outdoors when the temperature drops for a sustained amount of time. Quickly into an assignment to find people on the street and ask them how they cope with the recent ongoing frigid temps...

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