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PHILLIPSTON — Grant consultant Kevin Flynn on Monday provided the selectboard with an update on various funding opportunities being pursued on behalf of the town. Flynn said an application has been submitted for a $50,000 grant to fund a radio tower to expand emergency communication capability...
On Wednesday, March 16, the Athol Royalston Regional School Committee voted unanimously to approve a contract promoting current Acting superintendent of Schools Steven C. Meyer, to the position of fully contracted superintendent of schools. Meyer will begin duties as superintendent on Friday, July 1. Left to right -- ARRSC members Carla Rabinowitz, Joseph Maga, Vice Chair Deb Kuzmeskas holding the contract, Meyer, Mitch Grosky, Dale Lougee, Lee Chauvette, and Joao Baptista. N
ATHOL — In what has been nothing less than a solid impression made upon them by acting superintendent Steven Meyer, according to Athol Royalston Regional School Committee members, the committee voted unanimously Wednesday, March 16, to approve a contract locking in Meyer for a three year period as...
ROYALSTON — The capital planning committee submitted a report to the selectboard last week outlining some of the capital expenses requested of various town departments. The most significant is from the highway department, which is looking to replace two pieces of equipment, a 1994 International...
PHILLIPSTON — The selectboard on Monday voted to place an article on the May 4 annual town meeting warrant seeking approval to pay fiscal year 2015 road maintenance fees tied to two town-owned lots at Secret Lake. Town Counsel Thomas McEnaney noted the parcels (lots 16 and 66) were taken by the...
Representatives from the Montachusett Vocational School met with the Petersham selectboard and advisory finance committee Tuesday night to present their budget for Fiscal Year 2017. The town's assessment reportedly saw a decrease due to one less Petersham student attending the Fitchburg vocational school. Left to right -- Edward Simms, Petersham representative to the Monty Tech School Committee; Tammy Lajoie, school business manager; Sheila Harrity, school superintendent.  Photo by Ashley Ar
PETERSHAM — At their meeting on Tuesday night, the Selectboard decided on one consultant for the reuse study of the Nichewaug Inn and Academy property after two months of debate and an idea of splitting the work between two candidates. Concord Square was chosen over the Kirk Company upon the...
ORANGE — The Orange Fire Department is seeking help from the public with regard to the cause of the fatal fire that occurred March 5 at 34 Mechanic St. Jennifer Mieth, spokesperson for the fire marshal’s office, is asking residents to submit any photos and/or videos they might have taken of the...
PHILLIPSTON — The selectboard on Monday voted to hold a special town meeting in two weeks for the purpose of funding the purchase of a new fire department command vehicle for use by the department and the town’s emergency management director. The meeting will be held Wednesday, March 30, at 7 p....
PETERSHAM — On Feb. 10, the Massachusetts Environmental Police were notified of a possible poaching. A coyote carcass was found 40 feet from Popple Camp Road and spent shell casings were found nearby.  After an Environmental Police investigation, a Rutland man confessed. He was fined for...
NEW SALEM — The selectboard on Monday considered whether the decision to advance contract negotiations around solar installation should be left to voters at a special town meeting, or if a board vote would suffice. An affirmative vote at a special town meeting, likely in mid-April, would...
A large crowd was observed at the prayer vigil held Friday night to honor the memories of the two girls lost in the March 5 Mechanic Street fire in Orange. Attendees placed luminary bags around the Orange Peace Statue in Memorial Park and prayers were read for the victims and their families.  Photo by Ashley Arseneau
ORANGE — Hundreds of people turned out Friday night for a prayer vigil held at Memorial Park to benefit the families of two young victims of the March 5 fire. The Salvation Army Corps of Athol planned and hosted the vigil. They also handed out candle luminary bags for people to decorate and...

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