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BOSTON (AP) — MBTA officials have named the winning bid for the lead construction contract on the Green Line extension. The Boston Globe reports that Green Line Constructors was chosen Friday to design and build the nearly 5-mile project that will extend the Green Line through Somerville and...
BLACKSTONE, Mass. (AP) — Police say a homemade explosive device resembling a pipe bomb damaged a vehicle parked outside a Massachusetts home. Blackstone police say they responded to a home in town just after 6 p.m. Thursday after receiving a report of possible vandalism to a vehicle. Responding...
BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker on Friday announced the launch of his administration’s new Massachusetts Food Trust Program (MFTP), providing $1 million in grant funding to establish a financing infrastructure for organizations working to increase access to healthy, affordable food options and to...
ATHOL — The Board of Health will meet Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 4 p.m., in Room 1 of the town hall, with the following agenda: Oct. 24 minutes. October reports. New business — Fee schedule; emergency dispensing site drill; Athol smoking rates. Old business — Office coverage; housing task force...
ATHOL — The following new items are available for check out from the Children’s Room at the Athol Public Library: Picture Books: The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen; Animals by Bright Baby; Flat Stanley Goes Camping by Jeff Brown; Abuela’s Weave by Omar Castaneda; Baby! Baby! by Vicky...
ATHOL — Grade-level and department teams in the Athol-Royalston Regional School District are now taking a cohesive approach to end-of-unit evaluations, testing students against mutually agreed-upon benchmarks that help determine whether remedial support or accelerated work is needed. Mary Jane...
Emelda Haughton is preparing Phillipston's Boston Post cane for its "home" at the Historical Society. The current cane holder is Margery Stevens, Phillipston's oldest resident. Photo by Mary J. Williams
PHILLIPSTON — If you are the oldest citizen in one of New England’s 700 towns, you may be the recipient of a Boston Post cane. Phillipston’s original cane was destroyed in the 1940s when the Dubar house burned. For over 65 years, Phillipston went without. In 2012, a replica was purchased and...
 On Saturday, Nov. 18, the Salvation Army of Athol will celebrate its 130th anniversary and the beginning of its annual Red Kettle Fundraiser with the Red Kettle Fun Fest at 107 Ridge Ave. Submitted photo
ATHOL — The Salvation Army Athol Corps is holding its second annual Red Kettle Fun Fest on Saturday Nov. 18, at 10 a.m., as the official kick-off for its annual Red Kettle Fundraiser campaign. The Red Kettle Fun Fest, held at The Salvation Army’s 107 Ridge Ave. location, will feature free brunch...
ROYALSTON — The selectboard will meet Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m., at the town hall, with the following agenda: Minutes. Acknowledgments, announcements, correspondence — letter, Village School, regarding internet access; letter from resident regarding speeding issues. Department head reports...
ATHOL — The holiday season is quickly approaching, and organizers of the annual “Shop Local” craft and vendor fair are hoping to reach their goal of $15,000 to benefit the Walking Warriors Relay for Life Team. The fair will be held on two floors with dozens of vendors at the town hall on Saturday...

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