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PHILLIPSTON — The selectboard will meet Monday, April 24, at 7 p.m., in the town hall, with the following agenda: April 10 minutes. Announcements — Public information meeting on Wednesday, April 26, at 7 p.m., in the Phillipston Memorial School gymnasium; next meeting, May 1 at the town annex...
ORANGE — The Orange Senior Citizens Club will hold their annual installation of officers and banquet on Thursday, May 4, at noon, at the Orange Armory, 141 East Main St.  Diane Alpern RD, LDN, nutrition coordinator from the Food Bank of Western Mass, will present a program on “Nutrition and...
NEW SALEM — The New Salem/Wendell School Committee will meet Thursday, May 4, at 7 p.m., at the Swift River School, with the following agenda: Public hearings — Bill Deihl, director of Collaborative for Educational Services; other public hearings. Warrants. Superintendent’s report....
GARDNER — Mount Wachusett Community College has launched a new summer program that will pay recent high school graduates to take free classes before entering school at MWCC this fall. The Academic Program Discovery Academy is open to high school graduates or qualifying MWCC students who will not...
GARDNER — Mount Wachusett Community College has partnered with three local high schools to offer classes this summer and fall to rising juniors and seniors interested in a career in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Beginning this summer, MWCC’s Early College STEM...
ORANGE — Recent research confirms that certain practices can promote physical and mental wellbeing. Mindfulness is one of the practices often cited in these studies. A new meditation class begins on Monday, April 24, and will focus on the development of mindfulness skills in every day life. This...
BOSTON — The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) will be accepting applications from agricultural operations who wish to participate in its energy, environmental and food safety grant programs.  Interested agricultural operations are encouraged to review the information and...
ORANGE — The Mahar Joint Superintendency Union School Committee will meet in executive session on Tuesday, April 25, at 5:30 p.m., in the superintendent’s office to conduct strategy sessions in preparation for negotiations with nonunion personnel or to conduct collective bargaining sessions or...
 The Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at Heywood Hospital, whose staff is pictured, has been awarded the Center of Distinction Award by Healogics Inc., the nation's largest provider of advanced wound care services. Submitted photo
GARDNER — Heywood Hospital physicians, leaders and clinicians will gather later this spring to celebrate the Center of Distinction Award, which was given to the Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at Heywood Hospital by Healogics Inc., the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care...
BOSTON — State Sen. Anne M. Gobi (D-Spencer) is standing up for workers’ rights, backing a new bill aimed at ensuring a hard day’s work really does equal a fair day’s pay in Massachusetts. The Act to Prevent Wage Theft would help to curb the estimated $700 million in annual wage theft occurring...

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