North Quabbin Briefs



Published: 3/25/2020 8:35:42 AM
Modified: 3/25/2020 8:35:38 AM
Starrett announces promotions

ATHOL — The L.S. Starrett Company has announced the following promotions.

Debra A. Bailey was promoted to supervisor of Dept. 45, Caliper Assembly and Dept. 314, Casting/Forging Inspection. Bailey has been with the company since Jan. 26, 1987. Most recently she worked as assistant foreman to Dept. 8, 45, 314 and 317. She resides in Athol with her family.

Timothy L. Cleveland was promoted to plant engineer, succeeding Joseph C. Sumner who retired from the Company on March 1. Cleveland has been with the company for 20 years. He has previously worked for Starrett’s IT department as print and backup operator and also as, assistant network systems administrator. Most recently, he has worked as assistant plant/environmental engineer. He resides in Athol with his family.

Starrett is a manufacturer of tools and instruments used by machinists and tool and die makers.

Northfield Mountain postpones activities

Birding at Barton Cove and the Power Canal in Turners Falls, scheduled March 28, has been canceled. The event was co-sponosored by Northfield Mountatin and Northfield Bird Club.

The wilderness first aid course at Northfield Mountain, scheduled April 1 and 2, has been postpone indefinitely. The course will be given by Wild Med Institute for Wilderness and Emergency Medicine at Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center.

Ocean State Job Lot sourcing health care supplies

Ocean State Job Lot, a leading discount closeout retailer with a store in Athol, is using its global supply chain to quickly and affordably source and purchase critical supplies including: gloves, masks, disinfectants, sanitizers, eye protection, and more from its vendors. The supplies will be immediately donated to local and state governments, as well as hospital and medical facilities.

“COVID-19 is affecting all of us in every community and Ocean State Job Lot is prepared to do its part to help,” said David Sarlitto, executive director of the Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation, in a prepared statement. “Our unique buying process allows us the flexibility to move swiftly and purchase the items most in need.”

Ocean State Job Lot will contribute $250,000 to a fund dedicated to acquiring these critically needed supplies. The company is asking for the public’s help by donating at the register.

As a retailer selling essential goods, Ocean State Job Lot stores will remain open.

“This is an unprecedented time, but we’re all in this together,” Sarlitto said. “We realize that this is a challenging time for many who are facing unemployment. But we’ve also seen and heard stories of people looking for ways to help our first responders, who are putting their own lives on the line to help us all. So for those who are capable of giving right now, this is a great opportunity to make your dollar have the greatest impact possible. Job Lot will make sure 100% of your donation is used to buy supplies, and we’ll use our buying power to get the most for your money.”

Founded in 1977, Ocean State Job Lot is a privately held discount retail chain with 140 stores in New England, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania with approximately 5,600 employees and annual sales of approximately $725 million.

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