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Members of the Small Town Administrators of Massachusetts convened their quarterly meeting at Sturbridge Town Hall on Nov. 9 to gain insight into the nascent recreational marijuana industry. Above, Auburn Town Manager Julie Jacobson responds to a question. Panelists included, left to right -- David O'Brien, Weedmaps; David Nixon, Hadley Town Administrator; Atty. George Hall, Mass. Municipal Lawyers Association; David Lakeman, Mass. Municipal Association; Jacobson; and Jeffrey Bagg, Central Mass. Regional Pl
STURBRIDGE — A team of panelists representing regional planning agencies, the marijuana industry and municipal administration, advocacy and legal experts offered a broad overview of the evolving regulatory landscape since the passage of laws allowing recreational marijuana dispensaries in...
AREA — The State Police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on a public way in Franklin County beginning on Saturday, Nov. 18, and going into Sunday, Nov. 19. The purpose is to further educate the motoring public and strengthen the public’s awareness to the need of detecting and removing from the...
BOSTON — The Massachusetts Senate on Tuesday voted to restore funding cuts to Greenfield Community College, the Franklin County Sheriff’s office, and the Hampshire Country Sheriff’s office to provide the important services for areas of the Pioneer Valley. The Senate voted to restore $130,000 for...
GREENFIELD — On Saturday, Dec. 2, from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 43 Silver St., Racial Justice Rising will present a panel discussion on Race and Religion, followed by a question-and-answer session.  The panel includes: • Tim Bullock, who came to the New...
Rev. Don Erickson Photo by Genevieve Fraser
PETERSHAM — The annual Petersham Thanksgiving Interfaith Service will be held at the First Congregational Parish, Unitarian on the town common on Sunday, Nov. 19, at 11 a.m. All are invited to attend. Participating clergy include Unitarian minister Rev. Don Erickson, Orthodox Congregational...
ORANGE — The next meeting of the Orange Senior Citizens Club will be Thursday, Dec. 7, at the Orange Armory, 141 East Main St. The Friends of the Council on Aging’s Soup-n-Social will start at noon, with no reservations required. The Orange Senior Citizens Club meeting starts at 1 p.m. Theresa...
ORANGE — On Tuesday, at 4:50 p.m., police arrested Danielle C. Gonzalez, 34, of Mechanic Street, on a straight warrant. 
ORANGE — The recycling center/transfer station will be closed Thursday, Nov. 23, in observance of Thanksgiving Day. It will be open on Tuesday and Saturday.
BOSTON — Beacon Hill Roll Call records local representatives’ and senators’ votes on roll calls from the week of Nov. 6-10. PARKING FOR VETERANS (H 2763) — The House 156-0, approved and sent to the Senate a bill requiring all cities and towns to designate a parking space, for veterans only...
DEAR ABBY: You have mentioned in the past that you have a booklet on writing letters, including thank-you notes. Where do I send for it? I’ll need four because my grandkids are lacking in that area. It’s truly a shame that younger generations haven’t been taught about the importance of such...

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