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ATHOL — Nomination papers for the April 2 annual town election will be available starting Monday, Jan. 8, and must be submitted to the Registrars of Voters by Monday, Feb. 12. For town offices, a minimum of 34 signatures of registered voters is required. School committee candidates must obtain...
WARWICK – The selectboard has decided enough is enough with faulty phone service from Verizon, voting Tuesday to get the Attorney General’s Office involved. According to Selectboard Chairman Lawrence “Doc” Pruyne, Town Counsel Jeremia Pollard was previously involved in reaching a settlement...
ORANGE — On Wednesday night, the Orange Elementary School Committee met at Fisher Hill School and voted to approve Blizzard Bags for a second year. Results of a parent survey were presented by Curriculum Director Marie Cole. Cole reported 394 parents responded to the Snow Day Informational...
Woody Woodard buying his first pair of Darn Tough-brand Merino wool socks at Trail Head Outftters & General Store. Photos by Jared Robinson
AREA — The thing about a “man on the street” story is that it can become increasingly difficult to find anyone outdoors when the temperature drops for a sustained amount of time. Quickly into an assignment to find people on the street and ask them how they cope with the recent ongoing frigid temps...
ATHOL — The town has posted the following notice on its website regarding weather conditions in the coming days: “With snow predicted for Thursday followed by extremely cold temperatures on Friday and Saturday, public safety officials request that you check on your elderly neighbors and...
WENDELL — Phil Delorey, the town building inspector, and Wayne Leonard, one of the town’s road commissioners, reported last week on some bumps in the road regarding the project to improve the Wendell Depot bridge. Stantec was contracted to do the job two years ago but it was not carried out. More...
ROYALSTON — Nomination papers for the annual town election of April 2 will be available beginning Monday, Jan. 8. Papers can be obtained at the town clerk’s office at Whitney Hall on Mondays during the business hours of 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., or at the town hall Tuesday through...
AREA — Kevin Flynn, community development consultant for Phillipston and Royalston, has announced funds are available to homeowners in both towns for supplemental fuel assistance. Monies, made available through Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), will be allotted as long as funds are...
PHILLIPSTON — The use of town facilities continues to be an issue in Phillipston. At the selectmen’s meeting Tuesday night, Kim Pratt again questioned the use of town buildings by vendors who may be making a profit. She referenced the fire station being used as the venue for classes where other...
Jacob Donadio and Jason Tawczynski Athol
While it may be tradition to come up with a New Year’s resolution in time for Jan. 1, many North Quabbin residents expressed feeling jaded about the prospect of setting goals for 2018. Though some have concrete plans or general expectations for themselves in the new year, most said New Year’s...

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