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PETERSHAM — The blanket nomination paper for the annual election to be held on March 7, has been signed by most candidates. Positions not signed for are the Petersham School Committee, currently held by Lynn Jones Peredina, and the planning board, currently held by Donna K. Byron. For anyone...
BOSTON — The Beacon Hill Roll Call records the votes and discussions of local legislators in the House and Senate each week. COMING UP ON BEACON HILL CORPORATE TAX DELAY AND EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT — Taking effect Jan. 1 is a new law increasing the earned income tax credit for low-income...
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ATHOL — The classical concert series “Classics in the Woods” has offered five seasons of private house concerts in Wendell to an enthusiastic local audience. Founder and pianist Alys Terrien-Queen says interest is so great that she is expanding the venues to include concerts at the Athol...
ORANGE — The Friends of the Orange Public Libraries will host an open house on Wednesday, Jan. 13, to honor retiring Library Director Walt Owens, and to welcome new Library Director, Jessica Magelaner. The event will take place in the East Reading Room of the Wheeler Memorial Library from 4 to 7 p...
AMHERST — The University of Massachusetts Amherst today announced that Hannah Boyd was one of only 61 undergraduate students selected for its highly competitive iCons (Integrated Concentration in Science) program. More than 160 freshman and sophomores applied for one of the coveted iCons spots...
ATHOL — A tree hearing will be held Monday, Jan. 25, at 4 p.m., in the Department of Public Works office, Room 24 of the town hall, at 584 Main St. The tree hearing has been scheduled at the request of National Grid, and the trees in question are on White Pond Road.  The locations of the trees...
BOSTON — Beacon Hill Roll Call records the votes of local representatives on roll calls from the week of Jan. 4-8. There were no roll calls in the Senate last week. SEWER IMPROVEMENTS (H 3654) — The House 152-0, approved a bill that would allow cities and towns to reduce and spread out the...
PAXTON – This winter, a group of Anna Maria College students will spend the last week of their winter break volunteering in Pensacola, Fla., to help its local Habitat for Humanity affiliate build homes for those in need. Anna Maria’s Alternative Winter Break will take place Jan. 10 to Jan. 16. ...
ATHOL — The selectboard on Tuesday approved the relocation of Main Street Extension and other additional work as part of the lower Grove Street infrastructure improvement project that is part of the fiscal year 2016 Community Development Block Grant application. The work will include a widening...
Christopher John "C.J." Christiansen won the 2015 Mahar Regional School's Superintendents  Award. He attended the December awards banquet with his mother Beth Christiansen (right) at Franklin  County Technical School that was hosted for winners of the award from the area.  Submitted Photo
ORANGE — Christopher John “C.J.” Christiansen received the 2015 Superintendent’s Award at Mahar Regional High School after being nominated by superintendent of schools Tari Thomas.  Christiansen is currently a senior at Mahar and is involved in many activities as well as being an honor student....

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