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ohn B. Barrett, Esq., of Townsend, was appointed as Athol's new town counsel by Town Manager Shaun Suhoski and the selectboard on Tuesday. He replaced Mark Goldstein who was recently appointed to a judgeship at Worcester District Court. Photo by Brian Gelinas
ATHOL — Town Manager Shaun Suhoski and the selectboard on Tuesday appointed John B. Barrett, Esq., of Townsend, as the Athol’s new town counsel. Barrett replaces Mark Goldstein who was recently appointed by Gov. Charlie Baker to a judgeship at Worcester District Court. Following the vote to...
ERVING — Monday night Erving selectmen met with Franklin County Regional Housing Authority member Brian McHugh to approve a three-month extension of the Community Development Block Grant which has money remaining.  The regional housing authority covers five towns and so far 23 housing units have...
ROYALSTON — Bobbi Newman on Tuesday suggested the selectboard add the Pledge of Allegiance to the agenda of each meeting. There was some discussion. Linda Alger said she has attended hundreds of meetings and only a couple recited the pledge. The board said they would take it under advisement....
PHILLIPSTON — Mark Miville reported to the selectmen Monday that the playground is almost completed and functioning well. Long lines support that, especially on the zip line. Miville said the May 20 build day was successful. He thanked all the volunteers, Graves Concrete for their donation of...
ORANGE — A farewell reception for Neil McGuirk, retiring director of veterans services for the Northeast Quabbin Veterans District, will be held on Thursday, June 29, from 3:30 to 5 p.m., at American Legion Post 172 on Daniel Shays Highway. All area veterans or family members are encouraged to...
ATHOL — The town has been given a third option by the State 911 Department with regard to the recent decision to opt out of the inter-municipal agreement to regionalize emergency dispatch services with Gardner. A June 5 letter from State 911 Department Executive Director Frank Pozniak detailing...
New Salem residents, led by Town Moderator Calvin Layton, vote on a motion at Monday's annual town meeting.Photo by Cameron Woodcock
NEW SALEM — Voters at Monday’s annual town meeting took the initial step toward procuring a new tanker truck for the fire department, approving a $75,000 transfer from the Vehicle Capital Stabilization Account in support of a $300,000 project. Following the near-unanimous passage of Article 20,...
ORANGE — Although an official announcement has yet to be made, Boston media outlets reported earlier this week Orange will stand in as the fictional town of “Castle Rock” for the upcoming Hulu web TV series of the same name. Production is slated to begin this summer, with shooting also taking...
 Volunteers Steve Canning and Jake Lyman, of Lyman Signs, hang a banner over Main Street, Athol, Friday morning celebrating the return of Summerfest. Now being presented by the Athol-Orange Rotary, Summferfest will be held June 22-25 at Athol High School. Submitted photo
ATHOL — It has been a good few years since the sounds of Summerfest have graced the fields of Athol High School. From the sounds of kids screaming on the rides, to the “ohhs” and “awws” of another impressive fireworks display, Summerfest will make its triumphant return this month thanks to the...
WARWICK — At the request of the broadband committee, the selectmen held a pole hearing Monday night and subsequently approved the placement of 12 new 60-foot poles around town for the purpose of “densifying” the town’s broadband service.  At a town meeting last year the town voted to borrow the...

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