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DEAR ABBY: I dated the perfect man for two years. When he asked me to marry him, I had to say yes. He was kind, gentle, attentive, easygoing, full of dreams, great sense of humor, an excellent provider and sexually the best.  Three months after our perfect wedding, it all began to unravel. I...
BELCHERTOWN — On Sunday, July 30, from 2 to 4 p.m., the Quabbin Visitor Center will host a free program titled “Ferns of South Quabbin.” Ferns are some of the most common plants in the landscape, and are also some of the most successful, with fossil records reaching back hundreds of millions of...
TURNERS FALLS — The fourth annual Pocumtuck Homelands Festival, a celebration of Native American art, music and culture, takes place on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Unity Park Waterfront. The event is free, family-friendly, fun, educational, accessible, and of interest to all ages...
ORANGE — On Thursday morning a minor two vehicle accident was reported on East Main Street at 7:40 a.m. A male driver is reported to have backed into a parked vehicle. Both vehicles sustained damage. One had been hit on front driver’s side quarter panel while the other was hit on the rear...
ATHOL — The Council on Aging will hold a blood pressure screening on Wednesday, July 19, from 11 a.m. to noon, at the senior center at 82 Freedom St. Screenings are free and open to the public.
ATHOL — Following a traffic stop at 8:23 p.m., Friday, on Essex Street, Christopher A. Jellison, 32, of Highland Avenue, was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor and operating a vehicle with no inspection sticker. The vehicle was towed.
ATHOL — Police responded to a minor two-car accident in the Market Basket parking lot at 1:32 p.m., Sunday. Vehicles operated by Pamela A. Casper, of Lancaster; and Kristi L. Melanson, of 128 Walnut St., were involved. No injuries resulted. Further information was unavailable prior to press...
In this photo from the 1970s, Dan and Nina Keller move hay on their Wendell farm, 48 acres of which have now been permanently protected. Photo from Special Collections and University Archives at UMass-Amherst
WENDELL — Farmers Dan and Nina Keller have permanently protected 48 acres of their farm in the Mormon Hollow section of Wendell. Protecting the land is the newest chapter in the history of a farm that had been all but abandoned in 1969 when Dan Keller and several friends — recent graduates from...
WARWICK — The selectboard will meet Monday, July 17, at 6 p.m., in the town hall, with the following agenda: Minutes. Mass. General Laws, Chap. 268, Sec. 20 exemptions or ethics disclosures — Report from the town clerk. Update on the Community Compact grant application. Brief update on the...
ORANGE — The Orange Merchants Group is looking for vendors for their “Third Thursday Summer Street Fair” to be held on July 20 in downtown Orange. The event runs from 5 to 8 p.m., weather permitting. Businesses, crafters, artists, musicians, and non-profits are encouraged to set up a table at no...

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