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NEW SALEM — The selectboard on Monday decided against continuing with a split tax rate for fiscal year 2018, voting instead to adopt a single rate of $18.13 per $1,000 of assessed value for both residential and commercial properties. Pending certification by the state Department of Revenue (DOR...
ATHOL — Firefighters and police responded to Athol Savings Bank, at 444 Main St., for a basement fire on Saturday at 6:59 a.m. Firefighters were initially dispatched to the area behind Pequoig Apartments for a report of an odor of fuel. Upon investigation, it was determined the odor was due to...
Rick French has been selected as Phillipston's Citizen of the Year. He was presented with the Alphonse W. Chartier Sr. Public Service Award during the town's annual Memory Tree ceremony on Sunday.Photo by Mary J. Williams
PHILLIPSTON — As part of the annual memory tree ceremony, the Citizen of the Year is announced. On Sunday, Opal Clark, a member of the Citizen of the Year committee, asked Karin Foley, recipient of the award in 2016, to present the Alphonse W. Chartier Sr. Public Service Award to this year’s...
ATHOL — Area volunteers are celebrating the record-breaking collection of more than 26,000 gift-filled shoeboxes that will remind children around the world they are loved and not forgotten. The Samaritan’s Purse project, Operation Christmas Child, surpassed donations of shoebox gifts collected...
WENDELL — The state Department of Transportation (DOT) has approved repair of the Wendell Depot Bridge, but will not allow Chapter 90 funds to cover the whole cost, building inspector Phil Delorey told the selectboard recently. A phone pole must also be relocated, so what happens if the town...
Members of the Wheelerville Women's Club collected the items shown to benefit the North Quabbin Animal Shelter during this holiday season as well as a $50 check. Left to right -- Pat Russell, Animal Control Officer Jennifer Arsenault, Shirley Kaczmarczyk and Paula Wunder. Photo by Christine Miranda
ORANGE — Not many people may have heard of the Wheelerville Women Club (WWC), but on Friday, Dec. 1, members presented donations collected to the North Quabbin Animal Shelter, along with a $50 check. Items the club members collected included the following: an assortment of cat and dog toys, cat...
BOSTON — Beacon Hill Roll Call records local representatives’ and senators’ votes on roll calls from the week of Nov. 27 - Dec. 1. THE HOUSE AND SENATE There were no roll call votes in the House or Senate last week. This week, Beacon Hill Roll Call reports local senators’ roll call attendance...
Anais Portacarrero, left, and Yadi Torres help out at the recent fundraising event held at the Athol Royalston Middle School to benefit the people of Puerto Rico.
ATHOL — Students at the Athol Royalston Middle School conducted a successful fundraiser recently to raise funds, and to bring awareness to Puerto Rico’s recent struggles. One student, Maia Eldridge, wrote to state that nearly $800 was raised through their efforts. She shared the following letter...
LEOMINSTER — Montachusett Home Care of Leominster, an Aging Service Access Point for 21 communities in north central Massachusetts, has announced the selection of Christina Cassidy, LICSW, of Hudson as its new executive director. Cassidy will fill the vacancy created by Greg Giuliano’s...
ATHOL — A town-ordered auction of real estate will be held on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 1 p.m., at the Athol Town Hall. The live auction will feature eight houses and seven land parcels throughout the town, according to Town Manager Shaun A. Suhoski. The auction will be conducted by The Zekos Group...

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