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ORANGE — With no return date in sight for town administrator Diana Schindler, the selectboard agreed to grant expanded authority to town treasurer Gabriele Voelker Wednesday night.  An issue was brought to light recently that some town employees are not properly reporting their time on the job...
ATHOL — The selectboard is warning residents of an ongoing phone scam in which a person’s Caller ID shows a familiar number associated with a known person when a call is being received that is actually coming from a telemarketer or someone with malicious intent. The practice is referred to as “...
WENDELL — Monday nights, Diemand Farm has been having dinners. Some of the patrons have asked if they could “Bring Your Own Bottle” (BYOB). Nancy Aldrich, Town Coordinator, contacted the Alcoholic Beverage Commission and found that local government makes the regulations on this practice.  At...
ATHOL — The selectboard on Tuesday approved a list of priority goals for Town Manager Shaun Suhoski to focus on in fiscal year 2018 Suhoski this week called the list of goals an ambitious work plan which he developed to improve internal financial and personnel policies while also guiding...
GARDNER — The Montachusett Suicide Prevention Task Force is hosting its 5th Annual “Ride of Your Life,” a fundraiser to support suicide prevention and education. Held on Sunday, Aug. 20, the “Ride of Your Life” features a three-hour motorcycle ride through North Central Massachusetts with stops...
ATHOL — The selectboard on Tuesday discussed concerns on the part of residents with regard to gasoline prices in the North Quabbin area being higher than most others in the region. Chairman Lee Chauvette said he has been “bombarded” with complaints, but noted the board does not set gas prices...
AREA — The following were the current gasoline prices per gallon in the Athol-Orange area as of this morning: Athol • BP — $2.47. • Cumberland Farms (Brookside Road) — $2.48. • Cumberland Farms (Main Street) — $2.47. • Food Mart — $2.29. • Mr. Mike’s — $2.49. Orange • Cumberland...
ATHOL — The town’s search for a new treasurer/collector was discussed at Tuesday’s selectboard meeting. Melissa Murphy, who currently holds the position, is departing after only about a year on the job. “[She] has offered and agreed to remain in that role on a part-time basis as the search...
PETERSHAM — The annual Petersham Old Home Day and Horticultural Fair will be held Aug. 27. The schedule of events to take place on the Town Common and surrounding area was recently released.  The Lions will kick off the festivities at 8 a.m. with a pancake breakfast being served at the Lion’s...
On Monday, Aug. 21, Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust invites the public to view the solar eclipse from Stratton Mountain in Northfield. This close up of a partial eclipse is courtesy of NASA.
NORTHFIELD — On Monday, Aug. 21, Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust invites the public to view the solar eclipse from Stratton Mountain, located at the top of Alexander Hill Road in Northfield. Open views to the west mean front row seats to this historic event. The picnic starts at 1 p.m., and...

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