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BOSTON — While the month of March started to see higher levels of precipitation across the Commonwealth, a majority of the state continues to experience a water deficit.  As a result, Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Matthew Beaton on Friday declared the following drought levels...
BOSTON — Beacon Hill Roll Call records the votes of local senators on the only roll call from the week of April 3 to 7. There were no roll calls in the House last week. $400 MILLION FOR LOCAL ROADS AND BRIDGES (H 2783) — The Senate 37-0, approved a bill authorizing $400 million ($200 million per...
A local family, frequent hiker Joann Deacon, husband Al, and granddaughter Madison Colo are shown at the Royalston Falls on the Tully Trail. Said Joann, “Gorgeous trail, easy to follow, fun to hike, plenty of parking, access to three of the most beautiful waterfalls in Massachusetts, right in our backyard!”Photo courtesy of the Deacon family
AREA — Outdoor enthusiasts and recreational organizations statewide are reacting to a Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife walking trails policy enacted last August aimed at forcing the closure of all but six regional trails that cross over DFW wildlife management areas. The main...
PETERSHAM — The selectboard held a joint meeting with the advisory finance committee Tuesday night to discuss the budgets of town departments and schools. Town accountant Jean Joel, who has been in her position for approximately 20 years, requested the selectboard review her salary. Before the...
PHILLIPSTON — The annual town election will be held on Monday, May 1. Voting takes place at the town hall and polls will be open from noon to 8 p.m. There are two contests on the ballot. Incumbent Terrence M. Dymek is being challenged by Richard S. Wilkins for a three-year seat on the...
By pledging $25,000 to the Heywood Healthcare "Fulfilling Our Promise" Capital Campaign, the Friends of Athol Hospital are supporting the construction of a new Emergency Department and outpatient Medical Office Building. Seated, left to right -- Pat Lussier, Dottie Truckey, Gloria Durkee and Ruth Caldwell. Back -- Bella Finnell, Connie Superchi, Patty McKinnon, Dianne Zani, Kate Fulton and Lori Flye.Submitted photo
ATHOL — The Friends of Athol Hospital have pledged $25,000 to the Heywood Healthcare “Fulfilling Our Promise” Capital Campaign, a community-responsive, multi-pronged fundraising initiative, designed to ensure that the area’s healthcare needs will be met now and in the future.  The group’s pledge...
ATHOL — Athol-Royalston Regional School District Superintendent Dr. Steven Meyer is resigning his post and will sign a new contract today to become the next superintendent of Clinton Public Schools.  Reading from a prepared statement Wednesday, Meyer informed the school committee that his...
ATHOL — The search will soon begin for a replacement for Town Counsel Mark Goldstein, who has been appointed by Gov. Charlie Baker to a judgeship at Worcester District Court. “We’ll develop a process to recruit the next counsel in concert with the Board of Selectmen,” said Town Manager Shaun...
PHILLIPSTON — The selectmen and Town Counsel Brian Maser met Monday evening with the various inspectors and their attorney Bentley Herget. Currently, the inspectors keep 100 percent of their fees for the services provided. The amount of fees for commercial solar arrays is estimated to exceed $20,...
NEW SALEM — The group charged with ensuring the preservation of town trees is seeking to further this goal by installing sections of fencing that would formally restrict cars from parking on the common. Appearing before the selectboard Monday, Sue Cloutier said her committee’s concern is for “...

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