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ATHOL — The Conservation Commission on Tuesday voted to give a certificate of compliance to Adams Farm Solar LLC for the solar array at Adams Farm on Bearsden Road. “We’ve had a lot of issues with the project, but it seems to have come around,” said wetlands consultant Ward Smith, prior to the...
ATHOL — The Athol Daily News has received a response to its request for release of the minutes of a Board of Health executive session held in March, which the board voted in May to not make public. The request was made in connection with an article earlier this month reporting on concerns which...
FITCHBURG — The North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce has announced the addition of Christopher McDermott to its professional staff as Public Affairs Manager. In this position, Mr. McDermott will be tasked with growing the advocacy and public policy efforts of the North Central...
BOSTON — On Thursday, the Senate debated a property tax bill aimed at expanding what cities and towns can offer in property tax deferral or exemption programs. The legislation includes benefits for active military personnel, senior citizens, and people with disabilities. The bill passed...
There were only nine residents present for the conclusion of a public hearing opened by the sewer commission two weeks ago for the purpose of discussing a rate increase, which began with a packed house and residents lined down the hallway from the meeting room. At the close of the meeting the commission voted to approve a 7 percent rate increase. Photo by Jared Robinson
ORANGE — At the sparsely attended conclusion of a public hearing that began two weeks ago with a packed house, the sewer commissioners approved a seven percent increase to sewer users’ fees Wednesday night.  When the hearing first opened the commission was proposing an increase close to 20...
ERVING — Erving Industries and the selectboard came to a tentative agreement Wednesday for the sludge processing of a third party, Millers Falls Waste Water Treatment Plant (MFWWTP). Proposed is that the original agreement between the mill and town will stay intact with an extension until Aug....
ATHOL — A trash receptacle is now in place at Fish Park after several residents, who earlier this month picked up a variety of trash there, complained about the lack of one. Sending in a photograph to the Athol Daily News of the trash gathered at the time, one of the volunteers, Patricia Saiya,...
PETERSHAM — The Petersham Brass Band will present its final concert of the summer season on Sunday, July 30, at 7:30 p.m. from the bandstand on Petersham Common. The Band welcomes back former director Stuart Britton to the podium to direct this 818th performance. Britton is a graduate of the...
This photo of Orange Riverfront Park taken Wednesday evening shows the condition of the flower beds with significant invasive weed growth. The Orange Revitalization Partnership and Dinner by the River committee have decided to cancel this year's Dinner by the River fundraiser, citing the condition of the park for their reason. Photo by Jared Robinson
ORANGE — Citing the declining condition of the Riverfront Park, the Orange Revitalization Partnership (ORP) and Dinner by the River Committee have decided to cancel this year’s Dinner by the River event.  In a brief letter to the selectboard from the Dinner by the River committee it is stated...
 At their Tuesday night meeting the Petersham Selectboard met with town accountant Jean Joel to settle Fiscal Year 2017 open balances in accounts while work is done to close out the fiscal year. Left to right --Administrative Coordinator Steve Boudreau, Highway Superintendent Greg Waid, Joel. Photo by Ashley Arseneau
PETERSHAM — The selectboard met with town accountant Jean Joel and the Advisory Finance Committee during their Tuesday night meeting to discuss which open account balances from Fiscal Year 2017 would roll into FY18 or be closed and put into the town’s free cash account.  Most of the balances...

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