North Quabbin Notes, April 27

Published: 04-26-2023 5:14 PM

Pancake breakfast at Congregational Church

ATHOL — On Saturday, April 28, there will be a pancake breakfast at Athol Congregational Church, Uptown Common, Athol, 7-10 a.m. All you can eat. Pancakes, blueberry pancakes, French Toast, sausage, juice. Coffee and fruit. Featuring real maple syrup. $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 5-12. 4 and under eat for free.

Vacancy for the Tree Warden

ERVING — The Town of Erving would like to announce one vacancy for the position of Tree Warden. This vacancy is for an elected position. In accordance with MGL Chapter 41, Section 11, the Select Board is seeking interested residents to serve in this position. To be considered, an interested resident must be a registered voter of the Town of Erving.

The Tree Warden is responsible for the care of the town’s public shade trees and works with the Highway Department, Select Board and residents to address concerns.

If interested, please send a written letter of interest that identifies the position interested in serving in and that includes name, address, and contact information. Letters of interest should also include an explanation of education, training and experience that would lend itself to the position. Letters of interest are due by Monday, May 1. Letters can be sent by mail to: Erving Select Board, 12 East Main St., Erving, Massachusetts 01344, or by email to

Almost Anything Goes collection

ERVING — In May the town offers a curbside collection service for residential bulky-waste. Collection for the 2023 program will begin on Monday, May 1. Items may be placed curbside, neatly and in accordance with the instructions.

The 2023 guide was mailed home to Erving residents in the April 2023 edition of the Around Town Newsletter. The guide and additional details can be found by visiting Residents should carefully review the instructions before participating in the program. The Town of Erving provides this service to the residents to reduce illegal dumping and improve the health and safety of residents

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The program is only for residential bulky waste items that cannot otherwise be collected in with household trash.

■Items must originate from households in Erving.

■The collection will begin on the Erving side of town and move eastward until complete.

■Items cannot be placed on the street, on the sidewalk, or blocking a fire hydrant.

■Once the collection team has passed your house they will not return for collection

An Evening of LEGO Play for Grownups

ATHOL — On Tuesday, May 2, at 6:30 p.m. at the Athol Public Library, 568 Main Street, Athol.

Whether you’re a seasoned AFOL, (Adult Fan of LEGO), or just getting started, all are welcome. There will be fun challenges to get building (or make whatever you like), light refreshments, and brand new LEGO pieces.

This event is supported in part by a grant from the Athol Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Free and open to the public. Registration is required. Call 978-249-9515 to reserve a spot.

Senator Comerford hosts office hours in person and virtually

Senator Jo Comerford, District Director Elena Cohen, and Constituent Services Director Rachel Klein will be hosting office hours throughout the district and via Zoom through June.

Senator Comerford and her team seek to be as accessible as possible to constituents living in the 25 cities and towns of the Hampshire, Franklin, Worcester district. All in-person locations are wheelchair accessible and no advanced sign-up needed. All Zoom office hours require advanced sign-up to receive the Zoom link.

More information can be found at


Friday, May 5–In-person with Senator Comerford and Elena, walk-ins welcome

■2–4 p.m. – Northampton City Hall, 2nd Floor Hearing Room, 210 Main St, Northampton

Friday, May 19–In-person with Senator Comerford and Elena, walk-ins welcome

■10–11 a.m. – Hatfield Memorial Town Hall, 59 Main St., Hatfield