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ATHOL — Due to the storm, the deadline to register to vote for the April 3 annual town election has been extended to Thursday, March 16. The Secretary of State was granted a court order to allow all towns with a voter registration deadline of March 14 to extend it to March 16. Persons who...
BOSTON — There were no roll calls in the House or Senate last week. The debate over immigration continues to dominate the news following President Trump’s new version of an executive order restricting travel to the U.S. from six countries with links to terrorism.  Where do local state...
ATHOL — The town is seeking to fill the position of fiscal manager of grants and contracts for the Department of Planning and Community Development. The position is vacant due to previous manager Liz Bergquist being hired as assistant treasurer, Director of Planning and Community Development...
WENDELL — Voters will take action on 10 articles at the special town meeting on Thursday, March 16, at 7 p.m. at the town hall, to act on the following articles: Articles include a request for $47.70 to pay a Highway Department bill of the prior year. ARTICLE 2 asks voters to accept as a...
ATHOL — In his weekly report to the selectboard last Tuesday, Town Manager Shaun Suhoski advised the drafting of the town’s fiscal year 2018 budget is under way. “The finance team and I have reached a tentative revenue projection of $19.15 million for the next fiscal year,” said Suhoski. “This...
On Saturday The Country Store in Petersham hosted an open house to celebrate their lease renewal with the East Quabbin Land Trust, owners of the historic building. Cynthia Henshaw of the EQLT led all gathered at the store in a toast to celebrate. Left to right -- Henshaw, Ari and Jeanneane Pugliese.Photo by Ashley Arseneau
PETERSHAM — The Country Store has been given a lease renewal for five more years from building owners East Quabbin Land Trust after it reopened in 2013. The EQLT has trusted Ari and Jeanneane Pugliese, business operators, to run the store in the historic building on the town common which has...
ATHOL — The Capital Program Committee on Wednesday voted several tentative funding recommendations for fiscal year 2018. The recommendations could change before being finalized and are dependent upon a working dollar figure being received from Town Manager Shaun Suhoski. The recommendations at...
The North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation (NCMDC) recently granted a $12,400 small business loan to allow for the expansion of Orange Graphix on New Athol Road. At left is Orange Graphix owner Amber Robidoux, and at right is Sandie Cataldo, economic development manager for the NCMDC.Submitted photo
ORANGE — The North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation (NCMDC) recently granted a $12,400 small business loan to allow for the expansion of Orange Graphix, which has been open on New Athol Road since June 2016.  Amber Robidoux, owner of Orange Graphix, will use the loan to purchase...
ATHOL — The delivery of Tuesday’s print edition of the Athol Daily News could be delayed due to the snowstorm forecast to sweep across the North Quabbin region. The decision to delay delivery, if made, is to ensure news carriers will not be put at risk during the height of the storm.
ORANGE — The Orange Elementary Schools’ proposed fiscal year 2018 budget currently calls for an overall increase of $170,000, or 2.7 percent, over FY17, as outlined by Director of Finance and Operations Dan Haynes at Wednesday’s school committee meeting.  Factors driving an increase in the draft...

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