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A total of 323 paper ballots were cast for the fire department's budget at Wednesday's annual town meeting in Phillipston. Photo by Mary J. Williams
PHILLIPSTON — The annual town meeting opened with Kristen Stanley resigning from the Finance Committee (FinCom) stating that some of the members were biased and incapable of making fair decisions, over funding some departments and under funding others. She said she and her family had been...
ATHOL — Economic Development and Industrial Corporation chair James Meehan on Thursday confirmed the town-owned parcel on Templeton Road conveyed to the EDIC by the selectboard on Tuesday was sold to Athol Development LLC for $27,500 on Wednesday. The EDIC voted to accept the conveyance and sell...
ERVING — On Wednesday night, approximately 80 Erving residents attended the annual town meeting to vote on 41 articles. Moderator Rich Peabody opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance. Selectboard Chairman Jake Smith announced the Annual Town Report was dedicated to Margaret Sullivan...
ORANGE — Downtown Orange will be having a “Third Thursday Summer Street Fair” once a month all summer long.  There will be open studios, open doors, and sidewalk sales at the brick and mortar places. Other Orange businesses and vendors will be set up on North Main, South Main, East Main and West...
DEERFIELD — At a ceremony tonight, Historic Deerfield will honor Massachusetts Senate President Stanley C. Rosenberg (D-Amherst) with the museum’s President’s Award. The award is presented to the individual whose outstanding support and consistent collaboration have helped Historic Deerfield...
ATHOL — The selectboard on Tuesday voted to convey to the Economic Development and Industrial Corporation a town-owned parcel to the east of the Route 2, Exit 18 on-/off-ramp for the purpose of selling it Athol Development LLC for $27,500. It was also voted to execute a quitclaim on the deed for...
Family, friends and MassDEP colleagues of the late Arthur Screpetis gather around the granite seat erected in his memory, overlooking the headwaters of the newly named Arthur Brook within the Harvard Forest in Petersham. (at right) PLAQUE -- Flowers and a memorial plaque mark the seat overlooking the headwaters of Harvard Forest's Arthur Brook, which was dedicated in honor of past MassDEP scientist Arthur Screpetis. Submitted photos
PETERSHAM — Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) Commissioner Martin Suuberg last Friday joined Harvard Forest Director David Foster to officially dedicate a formerly unnamed tributary in Harvard Forest in memory of Arthur J. “Art” Screpetis, a longtime MassDEP employee...
ORANGE — Following last week’s vote between the selectboard and cemetery commission to restructure the fledgling department of public works to only encompass the highway, cemetery and parks departments, the selectboard met with the human resources board Tuesday night to discuss the creation of a...
ATHOL — Things are lining up for the 14th annual North Quabbin Food-A-Thon to raise funds and food donations to support local pantries and meal site programs in the North Quabbin area on May 16. Donations can be made at one of three drop-off sites: Orange center parking lot, Hannaford, and Market...
ATHOL — The North Quabbin Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau has announced the recipients of its annual awards for 2017. The awards will be presented at the chamber’s Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony being held on Tuesday, May 23, at 5 p.m., at the Quabbin Retreat in Petersham. Following...

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