Enigmatica, a New England-based mandolin ensemble, will perform in the Great Hall at the Great Falls Discovery Center in Turners Falls on Friday, Aug. 12, at 7 p.m. Submitted photo
TURNERS FALLS — On Friday Aug. 12, at 7 p.m., Enigmatica will perform in the Great Hall at the Great Falls Discovery Center in Turners Falls. Enigmatica is a New England-based mandolin ensemble directed by Marilynn Mair. Part chamber orchestra...
The third annual Amber Simmington Memorial Scholarship Fund car show will be held next Saturday, Aug. 6, at Silver Lake Park. At last year's show, Gregory Wood, above left, of Rindge, N.H., won the Family Choice trophy for his 2011 Dodge Challenger. Submitted photo
ATHOL — The third annual Amber Simmington Memorial Scholarship Fund Car Show will be held Saturday, Aug. 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Silver Lake Park rain or shine.  Cars, trucks and motorcycles are welcome to the open class show. Plaques and...
The selectboard met with Mary King Wednesday to discuss the ongoing work on the Forgiveness Spiral at Butterfield Park.  Photo by Jared Robinson
ORANGE — Under pressure from residents upset over work, or the lack thereof, at Butterfield Park, the selectboard on Wednesday met with Mary King, one of the designers of the incomplete “Forgiveness Spiral” located at the top of the hill on the...
Quabbin Valley Healthcare was the recipient of a coveted deficiency-free rating from the Mass. Department of Public Health. The rating came after an on-site examination over the course of four days in June. During the last three years the DPH has found only 17 out of the 431 nursing homes in the state to be deficiency free. Staff gathered for a photo Wednesday afternoon in celebration. Staff pictured, in no particular order is, Marybeth Kumph, Brittany Vincent, Jessica Atkinson, Nancy Ouellett, Jessica McGi
ATHOL — Quabbin Valley Healthcare announced it has earned a perfect, deficiency-free survey from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH).  The deficiency-free rating came after the state’s rigorous on-site annual examination, and is...
 The Hip Swayers will perform July 29 at the Petersham Friday Market. Left to right -- Dave Blodgett, Mark Cherrington, Toni Ostrow and David Niles. Submitted photo
PETERSHAM — The Friday Market brings bluesy Americana music to the common on July 29 with the Worcester band the Hip Swayers. The market opened on the common in June with vendors offering produce, preserves, local meat, chickens, fresh local eggs...
Standing on top of the old earthen dam built more than a century ago, engineers place huge sand bags on top of the submerged remnants as they prepare to further divert the Millers River main flow to the south, down the sluiceway. This work completed Monday near Riveto Manufacturing Co. in Orange will allow for maintenance in the days to come on the concrete structures anchoring the two steel drop-gates. Photo courtesy of Bill Goodwin
ORANGE — When the last minute news hit early this month that the Millers River would soon be lowered for the purpose of repairing the Mini-Watt Hydroelectric Dam off South Main Street, residents were expectedly distressed.  Among those concerns...
Enigmatica, a New England-based mandolin ensemble, will perform in the Great Hall at the Great Falls Discovery Center in Turners Falls on Friday, Aug. 12, at 7 p.m. Submitted photo
The third annual Amber Simmington Memorial Scholarship Fund car show will be held next Saturday, Aug. 6, at Silver Lake Park. At last year's show, Gregory Wood, above left, of Rindge, N.H., won the Family Choice trophy for his 2011 Dodge Challenger. Submitted photo
The selectboard met with Mary King Wednesday to discuss the ongoing work on the Forgiveness Spiral at Butterfield Park.  Photo by Jared Robinson
Quabbin Valley Healthcare was the recipient of a coveted deficiency-free rating from the Mass. Department of Public Health. The rating came after an on-site examination over the course of four days in June. During the last three years the DPH has found only 17 out of the 431 nursing homes in the state to be deficiency free. Staff gathered for a photo Wednesday afternoon in celebration. Staff pictured, in no particular order is, Marybeth Kumph, Brittany Vincent, Jessica Atkinson, Nancy Ouellett, Jessica McGi
 The Hip Swayers will perform July 29 at the Petersham Friday Market. Left to right -- Dave Blodgett, Mark Cherrington, Toni Ostrow and David Niles. Submitted photo
Standing on top of the old earthen dam built more than a century ago, engineers place huge sand bags on top of the submerged remnants as they prepare to further divert the Millers River main flow to the south, down the sluiceway. This work completed Monday near Riveto Manufacturing Co. in Orange will allow for maintenance in the days to come on the concrete structures anchoring the two steel drop-gates. Photo courtesy of Bill Goodwin
BOSTON — Recent investments by the Baker-Polito Administration in outdoor recreational facility improvements include construction of a new basketball half-court at Otter River State Forest in Baldwinville.  As announced Thursday, the investments are part of the $860,000 allocated for the...
The selectboard met with Mary King Wednesday to discuss the ongoing work on the Forgiveness Spiral at Butterfield Park.  Photo by Jared Robinson
ORANGE — Under pressure from residents upset over work, or the lack thereof, at Butterfield Park, the selectboard on Wednesday met with Mary King, one of the designers of the incomplete “Forgiveness Spiral” located at the top of the hill on the park.  Selectman Walter Herk opened the discussion...
Quabbin Valley Healthcare was the recipient of a coveted deficiency-free rating from the Mass. Department of Public Health. The rating came after an on-site examination over the course of four days in June. During the last three years the DPH has found only 17 out of the 431 nursing homes in the state to be deficiency free. Staff gathered for a photo Wednesday afternoon in celebration. Staff pictured, in no particular order is, Marybeth Kumph, Brittany Vincent, Jessica Atkinson, Nancy Ouellett, Jessica McGi
ATHOL — Quabbin Valley Healthcare announced it has earned a perfect, deficiency-free survey from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH).  The deficiency-free rating came after the state’s rigorous on-site annual examination, and is one of the top indicators of excellence for...
ORANGE — One half of a duo who stole credit cards from the Orange Innovation Center (OIC) to support a drug habit was found guilty in Orange District Court last week.  Keith S. Allen, 47, and listed as homeless, was found guilty on three counts of larceny of a credit card, three counts of...
ATHOL — The Board of Health on Tuesday voted unanimously to accept the final draft of proposed amendments to local regulations pertaining to the sale of tobacco products. A public hearing on the proposed changes will be held Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 6:30 p.m., at the town hall. A legal notice for...

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