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Abbie White of Hardwick shows refurbished equipment from Kansas that her family uses to process wheat on their farm in Hardwick. She will be speaking about her family's new business of raising wheat and milling flour at a presentation at the Petersham Unitarian Church on Sunday at 10:30 a.m.Submitted photo
PETERSHAM — Though all know the song “America the Beautiful,” few people associate those “amber waves of grain” with New England. Wheat has not been grown commercially in the area since the 1800s. But that is beginning to change. Abbie and Stan White of Hardwick are among a handful of...
Friday 6:40 p.m. - Party would like to speak to officer as he let subject borrow car earlier and it has not been returned yet, East Main Street. Party told officer subject was supposed to bring car back within 15 minutes. Party called back short time later to say car was returned. 7:26 p.m. -...
ORANGE — On Friday night at 8:55 p.m. police arrested Jeffrey R. Litmatainen, 24, of 65 West River St., on a warrant.
ORANGE — Several motor vehicle accidents were reported since Friday.  On Saturday at 9:26 a.m., a driver called police and stated she went off the road and struck a guardrail and has some damage to her right front tire.  Officers found no damage to the guardrail and the driver was advised to...
FITCHBURG — The Montachusett Regional Planning Commission will meet Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m., at 1427R Water St., with the following agenda: Dec. 8 minutes. Treasurer’s report. Peer-to-peer training for planning board members and chief elected officials in the region. Administrative...
AREA — Last Thursday, Kinder Morgan’s subsidiary, the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, filed three petitions with the state Department of Public Utilities, seeking authority to enter some 450 private properties to conduct “surveys preliminary to eminent domain” for the proposed Northeast Energy...
Mike Babineau, of Athol, stands with an empty 5-gallon jug he fills almost daily at the Hapgood Street Spring. Babineau is heading up an effort to restore the spring by cleaning up the site and making it more accessible to the many who use it every day for drinking water. Photo by Jared Robinson
ATHOL — Why won’t someone clean up the Hapgood Spring? It’s a question we hear often around town. Now, a local man is taking action to restore the popular water supply, which is used every day by many who travel from as far away as Worcester. Mike Babineau of Athol has created a GoFundMe.com...
GARDNER — The Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce W.O.M.E.N.2Women Committee presents the January brown bag lunch program to be held on Tuesday, Jan. 26, from noon to 1 p.m. at Heywood Memorial Library, 55 West Lynde St. Guest speaker Maegen McCaffrey, Chief Communications Officer of RCAP...
GARDNER — The Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce Annual Super Raffle and February Business After Hours will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 10. The event is sponsored by and will be held at Williams Restaurant, 184 Pearson Blvd. The Business After Hours, from 5 to 7:30 p.m., will include...
AREA — Every high school senior, college student and adult student who will be attending college during the 2016-2017 academic year needs to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to apply for federal, state and institutional financial aid. FAFSA Day Massachusetts,...

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