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Phillipston board explores funding for repairs at Phillips Library
12-20-2023 5:01 PM

By GREG VINE

PHILLIPSTON – Phillips Free Public Library Trustee Sylvia Healey met with the Selectboard on Dec. 13 to present two quotes for lifting and strengthening the floor of the 232-year-old building.One contractor, Art Leray General Contracting of...


Phillipston, Templeton officials to meet to go over regional emergency dispatch
12-17-2023 6:01 PM

By GREG VINE

PHILLIPSTON — Officials from Phillipston and Templeton are planning to meet with representatives of the State 911 Department to see if an accord can be reached to renew the Regional Emergency Communications Center (RECC) agreement between the two...


The view of Wachusett
11-27-2023 5:00 PM


Phillipston property owner proposes retail marijuana location
11-03-2023 5:00 PM

By GREG VINE

PHILLIPSTON – Monil Patel, owner of Phillipston Liquor & Variety, and his attorney, Valerio Romano, appeared before the Selectboard Wednesday night to review plans for a retail marijuana operation.Patel proposes transforming a building on his...


Committee outlines uses of Phillipston’s CPA funds
10-13-2023 5:37 PM

By GREG VINE

PHILLIPSTON – The Community Preservation Committee has taken the first steps in determining how best to spend the nearly $1.5 million which the town has in Community Preservation Act funds.To that end, the committee held an informational meeting on...


Slim pickings: Farmers face smaller pick-your-own apple crop following May frost
09-17-2023 6:00 PM

By JAMES PENTLAND

Picking apples is one of the rites of fall, with crisp, sunny mornings beckoning families out to the orchard to help gather in the season’s brilliant red and green bounty.This year, though, pick-your-own opportunities will be limited because so much...


Police investigating break-in at Cycle Design
08-04-2023 5:27 PM

By MAX BOWEN

PHILLIPSTON — Police are actively investigating the theft of 17 motorized dirt bikes early Wednesday morning at Cycle Design.According to Cycle Design Manager Jayma Wilkins, the security company for the store notified her at 2:47 a.m. on Wednesday,...


Cycle Design marks three decades with Yamaha
07-27-2023 3:17 PM

By GREG VINE

PHILLIPSTON— Cycle Design is holding a milestone celebration of its association with Yamaha, and hope that the event helps bring them back to pre-COVID customer levels.Set to take place on Saturday, July 29, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., this event will mark...


Report shows towns not meeting CPA guidelines
06-18-2023 5:00 PM

By MAX BOWEN

A report done by the Greater Boston Real Estate Board and Center for State Policy Analysis at Tufts University shows that several municipalities which have adopted the Community Preservation Act (CPA) haven’t spent money they’ve put aside for...


Craig Twohey hikes across Appalachian Trail in son’s honor
06-05-2023 6:19 PM

By CAROLE GARIEPY

PHILLIPSTON — In 2006, Craig Twohey and his son Ryan, an Eagle Scout, hiked at the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico, an experience that inspired them to talk about hiking the Appalachian Trail together after Craig and his wife, Jean, sold the King...


Church bazaar returns with music, sales and food
05-26-2023 5:00 PM

By CAROLE GARIEPY

PHILLIPSTON—A longstanding tradition in the community will make its big return on June 10.From 10 a.m. until dusk, there will be a variety of things to do for people of all ages at the annual church bazaar which started 66 years ago.Taking place on...


Bridging the gap: Project connects miles of trails at Cutthroat Brook Tree Farm in Athol
05-12-2023 2:12 PM

By Max Bowen

ATHOL — Up until two weeks ago, getting over the Lower Kendall Brook Crossing at Ben and Susie Feldman’s Cutthroat Brook Tree Farm required some rather impressive balancing skills.But through a combination of hard work and community support, two new...


Phillipston Town Meeting to decide budgets, bylaw revisions
05-01-2023 5:29 PM

By Greg Vine

PHILLIPSTON – Voters face a 27-article warrant at the Annual Town Meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Phillipston Memorial School gym.Among other things, voters will be asked to approve an FY24 town operating budget of $2.7 million, an...


$223K to aid in PFAS remediation for Franklin County, North Quabbin
04-10-2023 3:28 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE and MAX BOWEN

A total of $223,079 in state grant funding is headed to four Franklin County and North Quabbin towns to help filter potentially harmful chemicals from their water systems.The Healey-Driscoll administration and the state Department of Environmental...


A Page From North Quabbin History: Military jet crash in Phillipston
03-07-2023 4:09 PM

By Carla Charter

Donn Clifford of Phillipston clearly remembers the day when a military jet crashed in town.Clifford was 11 years old on June 14, 1960. After arriving home from school, he received a call from his friend Bobby Casavant about a F-104 military plane...


Phillipston Boy Scout earns Eagle Badge for fire pit project
01-19-2023 3:23 PM

By CAROLE GARIEPY

Phillipston’s John Bennett from Boy Scout Troop 39 has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and was presented with the award in January during a ceremony at the Congregational Church.The Boy Scouts have ranks just as the military does, and Eagle is the...

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