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Neighbors of a boarding house, located at 648 Pleasant St. in Athol, the site of the former Providence Cliff House, have submitted a petition to town officials asking that their permit be reviewed.
ATHOL — The selectboard on Tuesday began the process of addressing a written complaint, signed by numerous neighbors, regarding the boarding house being operated by Pershing Reid at 648 Pleasant St., the site of the former Providence Cliff House. In their written complaint, the neighbors stated...
BOSTON — Mass Alliance, a coalition of varied political organizations dedicated to making Massachusetts more progressive, on Friday announced their endorsement of Denise Andrews, a Democrat from Orange, as their candidate for state representative of the Second Franklin District. “Denise is an...
Volunteer registration is now open for United Way Day of Caring, which is Sept. 16. To learn more or sign up for a project, visit www.uwncm.org. Pictured, volunteers from last year's event prepare to tackle community projects. Submitted photo
FITCHBURG — Celebrating the 21st annual Day of Caring Sept. 16, United Way of North Central Massachusetts volunteers will help nonprofit agencies stock kitchen pantries, paint, clean, landscape and perform construction work. “The Day of Caring is a unique day-long event that engages hundreds of...
BOSTON — Beacon Hill Roll Call records local senators’ and representatives’ votes on roll calls from July sessions. Some of the roll calls are from both branches’ overrides of some of Gov. Charlie Baker’s 256 vetoes of spending and other items in the recently signed $38.92 billion fiscal 2017...
BOSTON  — Gov. Charlie Baker has proclaimed Aug. 7-13, 2016, “Massachusetts Farmers’ Market Week” in recognition of the positive contributions Massachusetts’ farmers’ markets have on agriculture and public health in the Commonwealth. The weeklong event coincides with the 17th National Farmers’...
AREA — August is Tree Check Month, a peak time of year when the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) can be found, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS) is asking Massachusetts residents to help eradicate this invasive pest by looking for signs...
ATHOL — The selectboard on Tuesday continued a discussion on how to resolve the presence of invasive plant species at Lake Ellis, which is a town-owned body of water. The discussion began at a meeting in July when the Friends of Lake Ellis brought their concerns to the board. The board agreed...
Pictured are the pavilion and restrooms on the land known as Kiwanis Bicentennial Park, off Holtshire Road, in Orange. The town is now trying to determine what the future use of the area might be. One group has expressed interest in creating a frisbee golf course in the area.  Photos by Jared Robinson
ORANGE — The selectboard met recently with interim DPW superintendent Josh Knechtel for his regular update on many projects around town, including the recent Truck Turning Study conducted in the center of town, ongoing road construction and bridge repairs, and the status of the former Kiwanis...
Franklin County Sheriff Chris Donelan, Orange Selectmen Vice Chairman Walter Herk, co-owner Christine Arsenault, co-owner Paris Rivera, Rep. Susannah Whipps Lee (R-Athol) and Orange Community Development Director Kevin Kennedy prepare to cut the ribbon during the grand opening ceremony at Quik Cutz on Wednesday. Photo by Tara Vocino
ORANGE — With two hair salons and one barbershop in the center of town, co-owners Christine Arsenault and Paris Rivera were looking to try something different. Quik Cutz, which specializes in “quick” hair cuts and facial waxing for the American fast-paced lifestyle, had its official ribbon...
ATHOL — The selectboard on Tuesday approved the schedule for the fall town meeting to be held in Memorial Hall on Monday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. The warrant opened at 8 a.m. on Aug. 3. It will close at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6. All proposed bylaws must be submitted to town counsel by Thursday,...

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