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WENDELL — On Saturday, June 10, at 10 a.m., Wendell holds its annual town meeting in the town hall.  Voting residents, young and old, are urged to be present to help the town set policy and make sound financial decisions. The budget for the upcoming fiscal year has a number of challenges that...
 The Petersham town meeting was delayed by 30 minutes Monday night while waiting for a quorum at the Petersham Center School.Photo by Ashley Arseneau
PETERSHAM — The special and annual town meetings took place Monday night following a 30 minute delay while waiting for a quorum.  Voters approved a $3,954,579 operating budget for fiscal year 2018. Advisory Finance Committee chair Ross France said this budget comes with “a modest increase to the...
Quabbin Valley Pro Musica choristers gathered this spring after a rehearsal with Maestro Charles Heffernan and Collaborative Pianist, Judy Johnson. They are, from left, front -- Lisa Finestone, Janet Haley, Wendy Howes, Linda Overing (with Henry, Charles's pug), Rachel Gonzalez, Thomas Pollitt, Connie Gillen, and Cathy Tyng. Second row -- John Nelson, Betsy Pelz, Charlene Deam, Jo-Anne Chapin, Joyce Sawyer, Candace Anderson, Judy Bisinger, and Bill Gillen. Third row -- Marcia Gagliardi, Richard Chase, Ken J
NEW SALEM — Quabbin Valley Pro Musica, resident chorus of the 1794 Meetinghouse, will present its June concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 11, in the Meetinghouse on the common. Maestro Charles Heffernan will conduct a varied program entitled “Hope & Glory: from Bach to Beckwith.” The concert...
The Dana Day Treatment Center is now accepting patients at the Quabbin Retreat in Petersham. The center provides intensive outpatient services for adults with a dual diagnosis of mental illness and substance abuse disorders. Submitted photo
PETERSHAM — The Dana Day Treatment Center, phase one of the four-pronged Quabbin Retreat Project, is now accepting patients, providing intensive outpatient services for adults with a dual diagnosis of mental illness and substance abuse disorders, offering a much-needed resource for individuals...
Kala Chapalonis, center, of Athol, recently received the Honor Graduate in Law and Society award at the 2017 College of Arts and Sciences Awards Ceremony at Western New England University. At left is Dr. John Baick, professor of history; at right is School of Arts and Sciences Dean Saeed Ghahramani.Submitted photo
SPRINGFIELD — Kala Chapalonis, of Athol, recently received the Honor Graduate in Law and Society award at the 2017 College of Arts and Sciences Awards Ceremony at Western New England University.  This award is presented at the discretion of the director of the law and society program, in...
ORANGE — The Summer Jobs and Beyond program is seeking employers in the greater Orange area to provide jobs for 16- to 18-year-olds this summer. All wages, tax, and workers compensation are covered by a U.S. Department of Labor grant through Community Action and the Franklin Hampshire Regional...
NEW SALEM — The annual town meeting will take place today at 7 p.m. at the town hall, with the 39-article warrant headlined by a vote on whether to appropriate $300,000 for a new tanker truck for the fire department. As outlined in Article 20, the $300,000 appropriation would be met by...
Athol High School graduates tossed their caps high Sunday following their commencement ceremony. A video of the cap toss can be seen at atholdailynews.com.Photo by Ashley Arseneau
ATHOL — The rain held off long enough for 70 students to make the passage from childhood to adulthood at the 2017 Athol High School Commencement Ceremony on the AHS football field Sunday afternoon.  AHS Principal Mitchel Aho opened the ceremony by giving a special thanks to the parents, friends...
ATHOL — The following scholarships were awarded to members of the Athol High School class of 2017: 202 Street Hockey Association Kirk VanOs Scholarship: Colin Fish. A.A.R.P. Scholarship: Brianna Cauley. Athol Booster’s Association Scholarship: Dustin Aikey, Zachery Bergquist, Tyler Boyd,...
NEW SALEM — Folk-urban pop artist Patty Larkin will perform at opening weekend of the 1794 Meetinghouse concert season on Saturday, June 10, at 7:30 p.m. Larkin redefines the boundaries of folk-urban pop music with her inventive guitar playing and uncompromising vocals and lyrics. Larkin’s...

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