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Weekend, March 11-12 Athol - Eight properties with vacant/abandoned houses require immediate attention, Town Counsel Mark Goldstein and Fire Chief John Duguay advised the selectboard recently. The annual Big Cheese 5K Road Race and Walk is offering a youth registration rate and family cap this...
During a recent visit to the Franklin County Regional Dog Shelter in Turners Falls, students from the Pre-Employment Program at Franklin County Technical School presented a check for $451 in raised funds to the facility. School photo
TURNERS FALLS — In February, students from the Pre-Employment Program (PEP) at Franklin County Technical School presented a check for $451 in raised funds to the Franklin County Regional Dog Shelter (FCRDS) in Turners Falls.  Office manager Gabi Trudeau and shelter director Leslee Colucci...
AREA — RSVP of Franklin and Hampshire Counties is looking for retirees interested in donating a few volunteer hours per week to a local nonprofit. Tasks include driving seniors to appointments and delivering meals, with a variety of long-term and short-term opportunities available.  To get...
SHUTESBURY — The Erving School Union 28 Budget and Personnel Committee will meet Monday, March 20, at 6 p.m., at the Shutesbury Elementary School, with the following agenda: Committee reorganization. Public hearings. Jan. 18 minutes. Director of Finance and Operations position. Next...
ATHOL — The following new items are available for check out from the Children’s Room at the Athol Public Library: Picture Books: Life On Mars by Jon Agee; Noisy Night by Mac Barnett; Blue And Other Colors by Henri Matisse; Count Your Chickens by Jo Ellen Bogart; Galatic Hot Dogs 1: Cosmoe’s...
LEOMINSTER — On Wednesday, at approximately 6:35 p.m., Trooper Michael Coflesky of the State Police C Troop CAT team, stopped a subject driving a gray Lincoln MKZ on Pine Street in Leominster for operating an unregistered motor vehicle. As a result of an investigation, and with the assistance of...
ROYALSTON — The selectboard will meet Tuesday, March 21, at 7 p.m., in the town hall, with the following agenda: Minutes; acknowledgments, announcements, correspondence. Department head reports — Interim town accountant status report. Old business — Discussion on new revolving fund...
ROYALSTON — Few people know that the manufacture of palm leaf and straw hats employed more people, primarily women and girls, than the better-known textile industry in Massachusetts and provided women with a means of earning income. Hear about the importance of palm leaf and straw hat...
PHILLIPSTON — The selectboard will meet Tuesday, March 20, at 7 p.m., at the town hall, with the following agenda: March 13 minutes. Announcements — Next meeting, Monday, March 27. Appointments (times approximate) — 7 p.m., Jay Rasku (Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust), Jason Hakkila,...
PETERSHAM — The selectboard will meet on Tuesday, March 21, at 6 p.m., in the town hall lower level, with the following agenda: Reorganization. Minutes. Meetings — 6:30, Highway Superintendent Greg Waid, review proposed cooperative purchasing of highway department materials; fiscal year 2018...

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