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North Quabbin Notes, July 8

07-08-2024 3:18 PM

Early in-person voting in RoyalstonROYALSTON – Early in-person voting will take place on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 9 a.m.-5p.m. and Wednesday, Aug. 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the town clerk’s office, Whitney Hall, 5 School St. Saturday, Aug. 24, is the last...


Franklin County vets: Little spike in pets consuming pot since legalization

07-08-2024 3:17 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

Area veterinarians say there has been no drastic increase in the number of pets brought in with cannabis in their systems since it was legalized in Massachusetts, though more of the animals’ owners are willing to admit their dog or cat got into their...


Athol Selectboard reviews proposals for Silver Lake Park

07-08-2024 3:16 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – At a recent meeting of the Selectboard, discussion focused on recent work and future projects at Silver Lake Park.Athol Planning & Development Director Eric Smith and Assistant Public Works Director Paul Raskevitz updated the Selectboard on...


Feds propose high heat work standards

07-07-2024 5:00 PM

By COLIN A. YOUNG

The federal government has proposed the first national safety standard meant to keep workers safe from excessive heat in the workplace and has made $1 billion available to hundreds of projects — including 30 in Massachusetts — that try to mitigate...


Athol receives $100K grant for stormwater mapping

07-07-2024 5:00 PM

By MAX BOWEN

ATHOL – With the help of a $106,800 grant from the Massachusetts Clean Water Trust, the town will soon have updated digital maps of its stormwater collection system.The grant is among $75,748,203 in low-interest loans and grants for 15 communities and...


Owners of Leisure Woods Estates mobile home park in Orange propose 43% rent hike, riling residents

07-07-2024 5:00 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ORANGE — The owners of Leisure Woods Estates have proposed raising monthly lot fees by 43% and residents of the town’s only rent-controlled mobile home park worry about the financial strain it could put on them.Glenn Gidley, the principal owner of...


Orange Police Logs, June 11-16

07-05-2024 5:41 PM

Tuesday, June 1110:03 a.m. - Caller from Walker Street reporting foxes hanging around. Call was referred to the Animal Control Officer.11:03 a.m. - Motor vehicle violation on E. Main Street. Vehicle stopped for expired registration. Verbal warning....


Bidenomics leaves state’s former industrial heartland of Pioneer Valley behind

07-05-2024 4:48 PM

By SAIJEL KISHAN

President Joe Biden’s trio of legislative packages designed to revive U.S. manufacturing prowess is already helping regions from upstate New York to West Virginia. To the frustration of its local development agency, one that’s getting left behind is a...


Final days to comment on proposed downtown Athol guidelines

07-05-2024 4:47 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – The town’s Department of Planning & Development and members of the Downtown Vitality Committee are hoping residents will take a few moments to provide opinions on the final draft of the Downtown Design Guidelines.The Newburyport consulting...


Royalston Special Elections to decide debt exclusions, Selectboard seat

07-05-2024 4:44 PM

By GREG VINE

ROYALSTON – Between now and the first Tuesday in September, voters in Royalston will be going to the polls twice.A Special Town Election scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 6, will determine the fate of three Proposition 2 ½ debt exclusions and one override....


State’s green energy bill doesn’t address siting worries

07-05-2024 4:42 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

NORTHAMPTON — A Senate-passed bill featuring a streamlined approach to permitting and siting solar and energy storage projects in Massachusetts, featuring a consolidated permit for approving clean energy infrastructure instead of multiple local,...


Wheelchair users look to House for relief

07-04-2024 6:00 PM

By SAM DRYSDALE

BOSTON — Leyla Connolly’s battery-powered wheelchair has been broken for over a year. As she waits for it to be fixed, she is consigned to her Dorchester apartment, where she feels trapped without a safe way to leave to get groceries, go to doctor’s...


Hearing on cleanup of Main Street property postponed to July 16

07-04-2024 6:00 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – A hearing to “abate nuisance at 1756 Main Street” scheduled for earlier this week has been pushed back to July 16.At a meeting in April, Selectboard members said they were anxious to see the property, owned by Matthew Alden, cleaned up...


Sportsman’s Corner: Fish finders for dummies

07-03-2024 5:00 PM

By Mike RocheThis writer is old enough to remember when the first “fish finders” appeared on the market. The technology that had been used for decades for marine and military purposes was used to create “flashers” that would show images on a screen of...


Housing advocates cheer $5.4B stimulus bill, though transfer tax falls by wayside

07-03-2024 5:00 PM

By ALEXA LEWIS

Local policymakers and affordable housing advocates and developers are welcoming a bill that cleared the state Senate unanimously late last week authorizing $5.4 billion in state borrowing to spur housing production amid a mounting housing supply...


Study finds Franklin County homeless population on the rise

07-03-2024 5:00 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

The number of homeless people in Franklin County has more than doubled in the last year, as the annual Point-in-Time count in January found 252 people sleeping in shelters or outside, compared to 104 in January 2023.Franklin County accounted for...


New Athol firefighter completes state fire academy training

07-03-2024 1:09 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – Owen Anderholm, the newest member of the Athol Fire Department, recently completed the 50-day training program at the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy in Springfield.State Fire Marshall Jon Davine announced the graduation of Anderholm and 16...


Four injured in two accidents on Templeton Road in Athol

07-03-2024 11:40 AM

By ADA DENENFELD KELLY

ATHOL—Two seperate crashes a half-mile apart were reported on Templeton Road Tuesday afternoon.According to Athol Deputy Fire Chief Jeff Parker, a passenger vehicle crossed the traffic lanes, striking another vehicle. A third vehicle was unable to...


A really healthy dose of art: State teams with Art Pharmacy to buttress mental, emotional health

07-02-2024 4:34 PM

By ALISON KUZNITZ

BOSTON — Some Massachusetts patients seeking physical and behavioral health care services could receive treatment in the form of arts and culture activities under a new model being embraced by state officials.The Massachusetts Cultural Council, the...


Skills Capital Grant benefits automotive program

07-02-2024 4:33 PM

Staff Report

GARDNER – Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC) is one of 65 educational institutions to receive Skills Capital Grants to upgrade technology and instructional spaces to expand career programs for young people and adults.The $425,000 grant will...


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