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A Page From North Quabbin History: The Full Moon Coffeehouse
07-01-2024 2:28 PM

By Carla CharterThe Full Moon Coffeehouse, located in Wendell Town Hall, has been a staple in Wendell and the surrounding North Quabbin towns for 38 years, and along the way has become the longest-running coffeehouse in New England.“The coffeehouse is...

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Wendell group gives Comerford petition seeking pause on large-scale battery storage systems
06-12-2024 5:00 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — Moments before state Sen. Jo Comerford’s Town Hall event at Greenfield Community College on Monday, members of a citizens group that was formed last year in opposition to a proposed battery storage facility in Wendell handed the state...


Wendell man killed in SUV, motorcycle crash
06-12-2024 12:35 PM

By ANTHONY CAMMALLERI

WENDELL — Evan Stoos, a 34-year-old man from Wendell, was killed in a motorcycle crash Monday afternoon.According to Leverett Police Chief Scott Minckler, the Harley-Davidson motorcyclist, later identified as Stoos, and the driver of a Chevrolet...


Kathy-Ann Becker, Wendell’s town crier, is one of four in the state
05-24-2024 4:24 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

WENDELL – If you go to Wendell Old Home Day on Sept. 21, understand that that’s not a Salvation Army volunteer you see and hear ringing a bell on the town common. That’s Kathy-Ann Becker – and she’s actually the town crier.Once the trusted messengers...


Battery storage bylaw passes in Wendell
05-03-2024 5:32 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

WENDELL — Town Hall was packed Wednesday night with 102 registered voters eager to have their voices heard on a bylaw regulating battery energy storage systems, which was overwhelmingly approved. The Special Town Meeting warrant article was proposed...


Wendell Special Town Meeting to decide on battery storage bylaw
04-29-2024 5:00 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

WENDELL – Residents are being summoned to Town Hall on Wednesday to have their voices heard on a bylaw proposed to regulate battery energy storage systems.A Special Town Meeting is slated to begin at 7 p.m., with two articles on the warrant – one...


McGovern, Gobi visit development sites in Greenfield, Wendell
04-29-2024 5:00 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

Though they lay dormant now, the former Wilson’s Department Store in downtown Greenfield and the former depot store and post office in Wendell were once bustling hubs of thriving communities.On Friday, U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern and Director of Rural...


Wendell World War II memorial found online in California, being returned to town
04-09-2024 5:00 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

WENDELL — Thirty-four states in this country have a Springfield. Twenty-four include a Madison. As for a Wendell, that number sits at five — in Massachusetts, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Minnesota and Idaho.That’s why determining that the Bay State...


A Page from North Quabbin History: Historical society returns early documents to Wendell
04-03-2024 5:00 PM

By Carla CharterWendell town records – including over 30 pages of loose documents dating from 1816 to the 1840s and a 500-page volume of town clerk notes dating from 1953-1969 – were recently returned to the town by the Wendell Historical Society on...


No word from Wendell Town Counsel on battery facility bylaw
03-22-2024 5:00 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

WENDELL – The Selectboard is waiting to hear from Town Counsel before taking a stance on a potential bylaw submitted by a citizens group formed last year in opposition to a 105-megawatt battery storage facility proposed for the center of...


Energy storage facility opponents pitch bylaw for Wendell
03-10-2024 5:00 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

WENDELL — A group formed last year in opposition to a 105-megawatt battery storage facility proposed for the center of town is seeking the three-member Selectboard’s support of a bylaw it has crafted to try to regulate such projects.No Assault &...


A Page from North Quabbin History: Stovepipe politics in Wendell
03-04-2024 5:00 PM

By Carla CharterIn the 1930s, Wendell ushered in events which later became known as the town’s “Stovepipe Politics Era.” This time period involved a 1931 race for selectman between challenger Ozro D. Baker and long- term Selectman Charles Ballou, a...


Athol principal selected as superintendent for School Union 28
02-20-2024 4:24 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

ERVING — Athol Community Elementary School Principal Shannon White-Cleveland is being tapped as the next School Union 28 superintendent, overseeing four K-6 elementary schools attended by children in Shutesbury, Leverett, Erving, Wendell and New...


Wendell’s No Assault & Batteries to host speakers on proposed battery storage facility
02-16-2024 5:01 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

WENDELL — A local group formed last year in opposition to a proposed battery storage facility is teaming up with the Friends of the Wendell Meetinghouse to host a reception and community dinner on Saturday.No Assault & Batteries is collaborating with...


Debris remediation, battery storage project among big issues for North Quabbin in 2024
12-31-2023 5:01 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ORANGE — The town hopes 16-36 West River St. will rise from the ashes in 2024, two years after an arson that was allegedly started by three youths destroyed the former cereal factory that once stood in that spot.Thomas Smith, chair of the Orange...


Activists lobby Healey to halt battery storage systems
12-19-2023 4:39 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

WENDELL — Members of the local citizens’ committee formed in opposition to a battery storage facility proposed for Wendell Depot Road are asking the governor to halt further review, permitting and installation of industrial-scale battery energy...


A Page From North Quabbin History: Wendell Historical Society offers online museum
11-29-2023 7:13 PM

By Carla CharterWhile work continues at the new Wendell Historical Society in Wendell Depot, those interested in the history of Wendell and the surrounding towns can view items from the society’s archives in its new digital museum.“We are giving the...


Knitting the community together: Scarves, gloves and more on Greenfield Common for those in need
11-29-2023 7:12 PM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — Six years ago, Sandra Beebe knitted 25 scarves and placed them around Greenfield Common for anyone to take. Now, backed by a team of roughly 225 volunteers throughout the region, Beebe returned to the common on Monday night with a total...


Union 28 begins search for new school superintendent
11-12-2023 5:00 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACHand DOMENIC POLI

SHUTESBURY — A search is underway for a new superintendent to oversee the Erving School Union 28, a district that includes four elementary schools serving preschool through sixth-grade students in Shutesbury, Leverett, Erving, Wendell and New...


Company: PFAS filtration system at Swift River School proves successful
11-07-2023 5:00 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

NEW SALEM — The vice president of the engineering firm that was contracted to install a water filtration system at Swift River School to rid it of synthetic substances known as “forever chemicals” said the new equipment has proven to remove compounds...


New Salem school awaits water test results
11-05-2023 9:57 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

NEW SALEM – The vice president of the engineering firm contracted to install a water filtration system at Swift River School said an eight-hour test went flawlessly last week and the company now awaits test results to determine water quality.Pete...

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