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ERVING — Monday night the selectmen began their meeting by addressing several non-agenda items. They recognized Donald Perkins who had questions regarding the budget article passed at the annual town meeting last Wednesday. Perkins was curious why the positions for full-time firefighters were not...
ERVING — The annual town election was held Monday, May 8, with the 127 ballots cast representing a 10 percent voter turnout. Incumbents returned to their previously held positions include: • William A. Bembury, three-year term as selectman; • Richard A. Peabody, three-year term as moderator...
AREA — The 14th annual North Quabbin Food-A-Thon will be held on Tuesday, May 16, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the intersections in downtown Athol and Orange.  This event unites volunteers from food pantries and meal sites, as well as the community at large, to raise food and funds to support these...
GREENFIELD — United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE) Local 274, of Greenfield, will rally for a fair contract on Thursday, May 11, at 2 p.m., at 34 Sanderson St. UE Local 274 has been engaged in contract negotiations with Pittsburgh, Pa.-based Kennametal Inc. since March 14...
 BOSTON — The Beacon Hill Roll Call records votes and discussions in the House and Senate each week. Coming up on Beacon Hill ILLEGAL EMPLOYEES (S 1012) — The Committee on Labor and Workforce Development held a hearing on a proposal making it illegal for an employer to knowingly falsify...
PHILLIPSTON — Opal Clark on Monday requested to step down as marshal of the Memorial Day services. She feels that after 46 years of serving in that capacity, it’s time for someone else to honor our soldiers. Clark, a veteran herself, said she would assist the new marshal with the commands. The...
PETERSHAM — The selectboard met Friday with the Advisory Finance Committee to review the June 5 special and annual town meeting warrants and Fiscal Year 2018 budget related matters. The warrant closed earlier this week. Nancy Allen, selectboard chair, announced that town counsel had begun their...
NEW SALEM — The selectboard supports the acquisition of a beaver deceiver to safeguard against the reoccurrence of culvert damming on North Prescott Road, but the timing of the Conservation Commission’s request means that no funding can be earmarked until fiscal year 2019. Although the culvert...
ORANGE — On Sunday, at 4:57 p.m., a motion alarm was detected at the Fisher Hill School on Dexter Street. Orange Elementary School’s Director of Finance and Facilities Dan Haynes said a custodian responded to the school at that time to search the building and found no subjects inside. On Monday,...
Pete's Tire Barn of Gardner has pledged $7,500 to Heywood Healthcare to support the construction of a new emergency department and outpatient medical office building at Athol Hospital. Left to right -- Jeremy Brown of Pete's Tire Barn; Win Brown, Heywood president and CEO; and Dawn Casavant, Heywood vice president of philanthropy and external affairs.Submitted photo
GARDNER — Pete’s Tire Barns of Gardner has pledged $7,500 to Heywood Healthcare to support the construction of a new emergency department and outpatient medical office building at Athol Hospital.  Construction at Athol Hospital will create a state-of-the-art center that offers double the current...

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