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ATHOL — The selectboard on Tuesday approved the finalized fiscal year 2016 Community Development Block Grant application prepared by grant consultant Linda Overing. A total of $597,211 is being sought for the following: • Grove Street (Phase II) and Main Street Extension reconstruction project...
ATHOL — In his weekly report to the selectboard on Tuesday, Town Manager Shaun Suhoski advised the town will receive a $45,683.30 federal disaster reimbursement for the costs incurred during the snowstorm that befell the area on Jan. 28 and 29 last year. Commenting on the reimbursement, he said...
Firefighters in cold-water suitsduring the rescue operation on the ice at Eagleville Pond off of King Road in Athol on Thursday afternoon. Two adult males had gone onto the ice on an ATV and had fallen through. Photo by Mike Phillips
ATHOL — Emergency personnel responded to Eagleville Pond off of King Road on Thursday to rescue two male subjects reported to be in their 20s who had fallen through thin ice. At 3:45 p.m., the Athol Fire Department received a call in which it was reported a man had fallen through the ice at the...
PETERSHAM — The Petersham Police Department, along with other state and local law enforcement agencies will be holding a training exercise at 211 North Main St. (the new Quabbin Retreat), on Saturday, Feb. 6, between the hours of 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Police Chief Dana Cooley said Thursday he wanted...
BOSTON – Sen. Anne M. Gobi (D-Spencer) has announced that the Massachusetts Senate passed legislation the past week to strengthen the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act to further close the wage gap between male and female workers in the Commonwealth. The bill, S2107, sponsored by Sen. Pat Jehlen (D-...
BOSTON — The Massachusetts State Senate on Thursday unanimously passed legislation reforming how the state handles public records. The legislation, originally sponsored by Sen. Jason Lewis (D-Winchester), is the first update to public records law since the early 1970s. “Today’s legislation...
The homepage for Warwick's Gleargov.com website, which is designed to help visitors understand the town's financials and demographics more easily, shows the current population of 780, along with the median home values and household income. 
WARWICK — The town of Warwick has partnered with cleargov.com, a website startup that hopes to answer the simple question “How are my property taxes spent?” The purpose of the website is to make it easier for the average citizen, who might lack the knowledge required to understand cash flow...
NEW SALEM — Monday night’s meeting between the selectboard and Finance Committee spurred impromptu discussion on the viability going forward of the town hall, and the potential ramifications of retaining, demolishing or replacing the building. The building currently provides little functionality...
Police, fire and National Grid personnel responded to a utility pole fire at Exchange Street in Athol in the area of the American Legion Home at approximately 7 a.m. today in which a wire was arcing significantly. The incident resulted in a temporary closure of a section of Exchange Street from Pequoig Avenue to the Exchange Street bridge.  Photo by Brian Gelinas
ATHOL — Police, fire and National Grid personnel responded to a utility pole fire at Exchange Street in the area of the American Legion Home at approximately 7 a.m. today in which a wire was arcing significantly. The incident resulted in a temporary power outage to several residences and...
The senior gift from the class of 2016 at Mahar is a new projection screen for the media center. It was put to use at Tuesday night's school committee meeting. Director of Technology Gary Bunker gave a presentation on the current status of the technology department. Photo by Ashley Arseneau
ORANGE — The Mahar School Committee received a special presentation on the school’s technology department during their Tuesday night meeting. Director of Technology Gary Bunker said that the school was chosen as a finalist for a Digital Connections Partnership Schools Grant. The school’s...

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