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ATHOL — Children, ages 5 through 12, can decorate a pumpkin as a book character for Athol Public Library’s 2017 Pumpkin Decorating Contest. Each participant can earn votes to win one of three prizes. The creator of the pumpkin that receives the most votes will win four tickets to Gardner Cinemas...
PETERSHAM — At their Tuesday night meeting the selectboard discussed their application to join the Community Compact Cabinet program through Gov. Charlie Baker’s office. The board had previously announced that the town must join the program so the Handicap Access for Town Hall Committee may...
Following a meeting with the staff of the transfer station over how the town will move forward following the retirement of superintendent Priscilla Curtis, Robert "Bobby" Smith was offered to move into Curtis' former position. Left-to-right -- Smith, selectmen James Cornwell, Ryan Mailloux, and Richard Sheridan. Not pictured are Curtis and town financial director Gabriele Voelker.  Photo by Jared Robinson
ORANGE — The town continues to fill open positions in town with the selectboard offering two open superintendent positions to Robert Smith and Joshua Knechtel Wednesday night.  If he accepts the position Smith will move up from the assistant superintendent position he has held at the sanitation...
FRAMINGHAM — The Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section on Wednesday added six fugitives to its Most Wanted list, including a man wanted for killing his estranged girlfriend, another who kidnapped and pistol-whipped two victims, an accomplice in a fatal home invasion, and...
This aerial view shows established businesses and new construction at the North Quabbin Commons at the North Quabbin Business Park on Templeton Road in Athol, and the Wendy's restaurant under construction as part of the Athol Development LLC project within the park to the east of the NQC. (A) Market Basket, Marshalls, Maurices, Shoe Dept., and Workers Credit Union; (B) Starbucks, Verizon, Great Clips, and Sally Beauty; (C) Hobby Lobby; (D) Athol Cinema; (E) Wendy's Restaurant; (F) PetSmart; (G)Tully Family
ATHOL — Town Manager Shaun Suhoski was asked recently for an update on the assessed real estate value of the businesses now open at the North Quabbin Commons at the North Quabbin Business Park on Templeton Road and what amount has been added to the tax rolls. Also asked for were projections with...
ERVING — Monday night the Erving selectboard presided over a joint meeting with the Finance Committee (FinCom), Planning Board, Conservation Commission, and Historical Commission to hear an update on a feasibility study prepared by Tracy Adamski of Tighe and Bond for the former International Paper...
Adrienne Menges will begin filling in at the town hall full time starting Monday taking over for community development director Kevin Kennedy on an interim basis. While she does not yet have an email address, or even an official title for that matter, she will be available at the town hall during regular business hours.  Photo by Jared Robinson
ORANGE — Queen Consort Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan once said that “At the end of the day, the position is just a position, a title is just a title, and those things come and go.” While Adrienne Menges may not have an official title yet, that hasn’t stopped her from diving head first into the...
Emergency crews responded to the Orange Municipal Airport on Tuesday afternoon after a small, two-person plane crashed while landing and sustained heavy damage. The pilot and passenger were both transported to Athol Hospital. Photo by Cameron Woodcock Photo by Cameron Woodcock
ORANGE — On Tuesday, a small plane crashed at Orange Municipal Airport just after noon. The Orange Fire Department reports that a two-person plane was involved and had sustained heavy damage. The pilot had gotten out of the plane upon their arrival.  Emergency crews extricated a passenger from...
NEW SALEM — The provision of $4,200 in state funding will help further waste-reduction efforts at the town transfer station, where the 36-percent recycling rate slightly exceeds the county average, it was reported at Monday’s selectboard meeting. In addition to outlining the work of the Franklin...
WARWICK — Selectman Lawrence “Doc” Pruyne has asked that an article be placed on the warrant for a special town meeting to be held Oct. 23, that would create a symbolic town-wide ban on the use of herbicide 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D).  Having been around since the 1940s the patent on...

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