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Wednesday, Aug. 16 Athol Library Trustees, 4 p.m., Athol Public Library. Athol-Royalston Regional School Committee, 6:30 p.m., ARMS. Board of Planning and Community Development, 7 p.m., Liberty Hall. Petersham Broadband Municipal Light Plant Board, 7 p.m., selectboard’s office....
Wednesday, August 16 2:00 PM Mission St. Cong. Church: Set Your Hearts On Things Above: Part 2 2:30 PM Diocese Special: Ordinations to the Priesthood & Diaconate 3:05 PM Stephen M. Brewer: The Boy From Barre 3:45 PM Architecture Spotlight: The Athol Public Library 4:00 PM Tech...
Members of Athol's Pleasant Street School Re-use and Disposition Study Committee, along with other interested parties, continued to discuss possible uses for the former school property on Tuesday. Also being considered is whether the town should retain ownership and lease the building or if it should be sold. In attendance for the first time was new school district superintendent Darcy Fernandes, right, who suggested the district could, at some point, be interested in holding vocational courses in the build
ATHOL — Members of the Pleasant Street School Re-use and Disposition Study Committee on Tuesday continued to discuss whether the town should retain ownership and lease the building or sell it, and possible uses for the property. Other interested parties in attendance included new Athol-Royalston...
BOSTON — The Beacon Hill Roll Call records votes and discussions held in the Senate and House each week. COMING UP ON BEACON HILL STATEWIDE REGULATION OF TOBACCO RETAILERS (H 1158) — A measure before the Public Health Committee would allow the state, rather than cities and towns, to regulate...
Scott Glenn attends Netflix's "Marvel's The Defenders" original series premiere at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center on Monday, July 31, 2017, in New York.  Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP
ORANGE — There’s a new (retired) sheriff in town as veteran actor Scott Glenn has been cast as iconic Stephen King character Alan Pangborn for Castle Rock.  Fans of King’s work know Pangborn as the sheriff of Castle Rock during the events of “The Dark Half” and “Needful Things.” According to...
Between 25 and 30 residents attended Monday's Erving selectboard meeting to be heard regarding the increased traffic flow across residential areas of North and Church streets.Photo by Christine Miranda
ERVING — Monday night 25 to 30 residents turned out to the selectboard meeting to be heard regarding the increased traffic flow across residential areas of North and Church streets. Their concerns addressed safety and speed at the intersections.   Speed monitors have picked up a total traffic...
PHILLIPSTON — Results of the annual town audit for fiscal year (FY) 2016 were presented by Tony Roselli of Roselli, Clark & Associates of Woburn to the selectmen Tuesday night. Roselli complimented Phillipston for doing a great job in cleaning up problems it had in its withholding balances and...
SOUTH HALDEY — The South Hadley police and fire departments and Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office responded to a reported discovery of a deceased body on the Connecticut River just north of Brunelle’s Marina before noon Tuesday, Aug. 15. The body...
AREA — The State Police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on a public way in Worcester County beginning on Friday, Aug. 18, and going into Saturday, Aug. 19. The purpose is to further educate the motoring public and strengthen the public’s awareness to the need of detecting and removing from...
Reggae band the Equalites, a staple in the Pioneer Valley entertainment scene, will perform during the next Petersham Friday Market, which will take place on Aug. 18. from 3 to 6 p.m. Photo courtesy of equalites.com
PETERSHAM — The Petersham Friday Market on Aug. 18 will feature reggae band the Equalites, who will perform on the town common bandstand from 3 to 6 p.m. The Equalites are a staple in the Pioneer Valley entertainment scene. The band has been performing in the region for more than 25 years. In...

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