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BOSTON — AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2017 Massachusetts Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors Bay State residents over the age of 50 who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. “AARP Massachusetts is excited to...
ATHOL — The Board of Health is giving consideration to signing a letter at the request of the Massachusetts Association of Health Boards that will be sent to the state government and which protests the allowance for any new natural gas pipelines in the state. The MAHB is asking that BOHs sign...
PHILLIPSTON — The annual town election will be held Monday, May 1. Voting takes place at the town hall and polls will be open from noon to 8 p.m. There are two contests on the ballot. Incumbent Terrence M. Dymek is being challenged by Richard S. Wilkins for a three-year seat on the selectboard....
PETERSHAM — The selectboard met jointly with the advisory finance committee and town moderator on Tuesday night to review the special and annual town meeting warrants. Article 1 on the special town meeting is a request for $30,725 to eliminate the fiscal year 2017 snow and ice deficit. Article...
ORANGE — On Tuesday a utility pole on Holtshire Road caught on fire at approximately 3:30 p.m. The pole subsequently broke off near the top.  The Orange Fire Department reports that power was shut off to the area affecting an estimated 300 customers in Orange and New Salem for some time. Power...
WENDELL — Shokazoba and the Deja Brew Pub are partnering to create an accessibly priced, independently produced, grassroots music festival. The event, called the Forest Fusion Fest, will take place on Sunday, May 28, from 7 p.m. to midnight, in the backyard of the Deja Brew Pub, 57A Lockes Village...
WENDELL — The Wendell Free Library, at 7 Wendell Depot Rd., will host two upcoming presentations on “Gardening for Climate.” The first program, “An Introduction to Carbon Sequestration in the Home Garden,” is Friday, April 28, at 7 p.m. Caro Roszell, a Wendell Community Supported Agriculture (...
RUTLAND — Due to a family emergency, the Ware River Nature Club has canceled its monthly program on tall grass prairie ecosystems, which was scheduled for Thursday, April 27, at 7 p.m., at the Rutland Public Library.
GARDNER — During the month of May, Theatre at the Mount will hold children and adult auditions for the Tony Award-winning musical “Ragtime,” which will be performed in August. Room 182 at Mount Wachusett Community College, 444 Green St., will play host to adult auditions on Monday, May 22, and...
BOSTON — The Baker-Polito Administration announced Tuesday that Massachusetts has received a federal grant totaling nearly $12 million to bolster its public health response to the opioid epidemic, particularly for outpatient opioid treatment, recovery services and expanded community overdose...

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