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During their Tuesday night meeting the Petersham Selectboard met with resident Sue Hellen, right, about a letter she requested the board sign asking Governor Charlie Baker to uphold Article 97 of the state constitution in cases of eminent domain and conservation lands. Administrative Coordinator Steve Boudreau sits left of Hellen.  Photo by Ashley Arseneau
PETERSHAM — On Tuesday night, resident Sue Hellen met with the selectboard to request they sign a letter in support of Article 97 of the state constitution regarding conservation lands being protected. Eminent domain is being sought by Kinder Morgan for a proposed pipeline to go through a state...
PHILLIPSTON — Board of assessors chair Gerhard Fandreyer addressed the selectboard requesting where the current investigation and audit of the assessors office stood with the town, at the Monday meeting of the selectboard.  Selectman Terry Dymek replied, “I would be glad to. We talked to the...
ERVING — After attending the 6th grade D.A.R.E. graduation, chairman Bill Bembury opened the selectboard meeting at 7 p.m. Monday.  Absent from the meeting was Selectman Art Johnson.  The selectmen discussed amendments to the warrant for the annual town meeting to be held May 2. Articles 9, 10,...
ORANGE — Tractor Supply Company, based in Brentwood, Tenn., and with a location at 83 New Athol Rd., has announced the launch of its 2016 Spring Paper Clover Campaign in partnership with National 4-H Council. Tractor Supply Company and Del’s Feed and Farm Supply customers will have the...
BOSTON — State Sen. Anne M. Gobi (D-Spencer) has announced that the Massachusetts Legislature has passed legislation authorizing $200 million for local road and bridge repairs through the Chapter 90 program. Upon final passage of the bill, municipalities may begin contracting work for road and...
ORANGE — The Orange Elementary School Committee the past week acknowledged the ongoing public discourse in the community around PARCC assessments, discussing at length issues of district accountability and testing regulations established by the state. The committee voted last year to adopt the new...
ATHOL — As a part of his recent operations report, District Director Neil McGuirk advised the Northeast Quabbin Veterans District Board of Directors he has passed the newly-require director certification exam. Those who take the exam have three chances to pass it. If a director fails the exam,...
NEW SALEM — Members of the selectboard on Monday signed a resolution calling on Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration to put forth a concentrated effort toward ensuring New Salem and other towns in the WiredWest collaborative receive timely access to broadband.  The resolution specifically asks...
Orange Police K9 officer Clay Rushford, center, holds the urn containing the remains of K9 Matte, who passed earlier in the week. A private ceremony was held Friday at the Orange Police Station in honor of Matte. With Rushford are Orange Police Chief Clay Rushford and Brenda Taylor, president of the Pioneer Junior Women's Club, which raises money to support the K9 program.  Photo by Jared Robinson
ORANGE — In a solemn and private ceremony Friday afternoon at the Orange Police Department, personnel from many area towns met to offer one final salute to K9 Matte when his cremated remains were returned by his handler and best friend, officer Clay Rushford. Rushford did not know the event was...
ATHOL — In his weekly report to the selectboard last week, Town Manager Shaun Suhoski said Building Inspector Brianna Skowyra has acquired approval from the state’s Department of Environmental Protection to continue the asbestos abatement plan for 2275 South Athol Rd. The location was the site...

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