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Nomination papers available for 2024 annual Phillipston Town Election
01-30-2024 9:43 AM

PHILLIPSTON — Nomination papers are now available for 2024 annual Town Election, which is scheduled for Monday, May 20.Polls will be open at Town Hall from 12-8 p.m. The last day to register to vote for the election will be May 10.The following seats...

Nomination papers available for Athol Town Election
01-08-2024 3:40 PM

ATHOL — The annual Town Election will be held on Monday, April 1. All precincts vote at the Town Hall, 584 Main St. Polls will open at 10 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.Nomination papers are available in the Town Clerk’s office. The deadline to return...

House approves paid time off for Election Day voting
12-17-2023 6:00 PM


BOSTON — Seeking to remove more barriers to voting, the House approved legislation Thursday allowing employees to take paid time off on Election Day to cast their ballots in person.Without discussion, lawmakers passed the bill (H 4217) during an...

Nomination papers now available for Petersham Town Election
12-06-2023 5:00 PM

Staff Report

PETERSHAM — Nomination papers for the Annual Town Election, to be held on March 18, 2024, are now available. They may be obtained at the Town Clerk or Selectmen’s office until Monday, Jan. 29, at 5 p.m., and must be returned by Jan. 29, 5 p.m. The...

Durant defeats Chester in primary, earns Republican nomination for vacant Senate seat
10-11-2023 12:41 PM

By Max Bowen

Peter Durant has bested challenger Bruce Chester to claim the Republican nomination for the Senate seat formerly held by Anne Gobi in a special election.Durant, the state representative for the 6th Worcester District, will now face Gardner state Rep....

Bruce Chester in race for Worcester and Hampshire District Senate seat
09-22-2023 5:20 PM


ATHOL — Third time may be the charm for Bruce Chester as he seeks the Republican nomination in a race for Anne Gobi’s former Senate seat.Chester, a resident of Gardner, will face off against state Rep. Peter Durant, R-Spencer, in the Oct. 10 primary...

Petersham voters approve $100,000 for new police cruisers
08-15-2023 5:00 PM


PETERSHAM — The town’s police department will soon be getting a pair of new cruisers.Voters passed a Proposition 2 ½ debt exclusion at a Special Election held on Monday Aug. 14, allowing for the borrowing of $100,000 to pay for a bond to purchase two...

Teachers union backs ballot question on eliminating MCAS graduation requirement
08-11-2023 4:29 PM


Directors of the state’s largest teachers union have voted to back a ballot question aimed at ending the use of the MCAS exam as a high school graduation requirement.The ballot question was among 42 filed with the Attorney General’s Office last week,...

Athol Selectboard sets date for Special Town Election
07-03-2023 2:03 PM


ATHOL – A Special Election has been called to determine the fate of a proposal approved at Athol’s Annual Town Meeting that calls for the hiring of eight additional firefighters.Town Clerk Nancy Burnham appeared at a recent Selectboard meeting to...

Special election will fill seat vacated by Anne Gobi
06-19-2023 4:31 PM

By Michael P. Norton

Primaries in the special election to fill a central Massachusetts Senate seat will be held on Oct. 10.Secretary of State William F. Galvin announced the primary date in the 22-community district on Friday morning, a day after the Senate adopted an...

White, Jack claim wins in AR School Committee race
04-04-2023 5:38 PM


Shelby Bronnes was among many write-in candidates who won a seat in Monday’s Athol and Royalston town elections.Bronnes bested Ryan Hood—whose name appeared on the ballot—by a vote of 138-122 for a seat on the Royalston Selectboard. The 28-year-old...

Write-in candidate enters race for School Committee
03-31-2023 4:33 PM


ATHOL — A former member of the Athol Royalston Regional School Committee is hoping she can successfully hold a write-in campaign to rejoin it. Susan Gatautis told the Athol Daily News she became a member of the committee back in 2006. After graduating...

Visco sees need for more education investments
03-28-2023 5:08 PM


ATHOL – From increased parent liaisons to improved handling of bullying, local businessman Frank Visco II has a number of goals as a potential member of the Athol Royalston Regional School CommitteeVisco is among the four candidates seeking to fill...

Larkin cites education experience in election bid
03-27-2023 4:59 PM


ATHOL – In his campaign for one of two Athol seats on the Athol Royalston Regional School Committee, Charles Larkin hopes to utilize his teaching skillset to benefit the students.After graduating from Marlboro High School in 1993, Larkin entered...

Bronnes mounts write-in campaign for Royalston Selectboard
03-26-2023 4:00 PM


ROYALSTON – Voters who thought there would only be one choice for the newest Selectboard member may be surprised to hear that they now have another option.Shelby Bronnes recently announced that she is running as a write-in candidate, mounting a...

North Quabbin Notes, March 20
03-19-2023 5:00 PM

Delvena Theatre Company presents “Bon Appetit, Julia”ATHOL — Join the Athol Public Library at 568 Main St., Athol, on Thursday, April 13, from 6–7 p.m., for the Delvena Theatre Company’s performance of “Bon Appetit, Julia.” This is the sequel to...

Hood set to become new Royalston Selectboard member
03-19-2023 5:00 PM


ROYALSTON – Despite spending two decades in Virginia, Ryan Hood says he is Royalston through and through.Hood, a Royalston native, is poised to become the newest member of the town’s Selectboard. The only person to submit nomination papers to run for...

Louis Marino launches Senate campaign
03-15-2023 3:02 PM


ATHOL — Louis Marino, a lifelong Republican turned Libertarian, is hoping to unseat U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren in the next election.Marino, of Athol, announced his candidacy at the Unified Libertarians of Massachusetts convention last Saturday. He...

Louis Marino declares candidacy against Elizabeth Warren
03-13-2023 10:17 AM

Athol resident Louis “Lou” Marino has declared his candidacy for U.S. Senate, intending to run on the Libertarian Party ticket against incumbent Democrat Elizabeth Warren in 2024.A veteran of several municipal roles as an elected West Springfield...

Fortier elected moderator: No surprises in election
03-08-2023 4:50 PM


ORANGE – The 2023 annual Town Meeting will be called to order by Matthew Fortier.The town’s health agent ran uncontested for moderator and won with 164 votes in Monday’s election. He replaces Christopher Woodcock, who decided not to seek re-election...

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