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PHOTOS: Fun at Fourth Friday in Athol

06-30-2024 5:03 PM

PFAS bill has majority support, but uncertain outlook

06-30-2024 5:02 PM


BOSTON — Two powerful lawmakers are trying to push a widely supported bill to ban toxic “forever chemicals” over the finish line before the looming end of session, but neither said Tuesday that the issue is a priority for their branch.House Speaker...

North Quabbin Notes, July 1

06-30-2024 5:02 PM

North Quabbin Recovery Center looks to expand on Little Free LibrariesThe North Quabbin Recovery Center is looking to collaborate with community members and businesses to build on the Little Free Library movement. Those interested in helping with a...

Phillipston Police Det. Sgt. Sawicki to assume chief’s role while talks continue

06-30-2024 5:01 PM


PHILLIPSTON – Phillipston Det. Sgt. Sean Sawicki has been chosen to assume the role of police chief while the Selectboard continues deliberations on four applicants for the position interviewed Thursday.The Selectboard spent more than six hours...

Turners Falls resource center offers help to grandparents raising their grandchildren

06-28-2024 4:52 PM


TURNERS FALLS – The nuclear family is defined as a father, a mother and their child or children living in one household.But various circumstances often disrupt that “perfect picture,” and an American family can take on many forms. In fact, information...

Athol Royalston Free Summer Eats program begins July 1

06-28-2024 4:01 PM

ATHOL – With the school year at a close, the free Summer Eats program will begin on July 1 in the Athol and Royalston communities. All kids and teens 18 and under can eat meals for free, no sign-up required, no questions asked. Just show up at the...

‘Home equity theft’ bill passed by House

06-28-2024 4:00 PM


BOSTON — The House of Representatives voted unanimously Wednesday to pass a bill that, if signed into law, would prohibit a practice commonly known as “home equity theft,” or the governmental taking and reselling of tax-foreclosed property without...

Phillipston voters debate $20,000 salary increase at Special Town Meeting

06-28-2024 1:58 PM


PHILLIPSTON – A Special Town Meeting convened Wednesday night saw a good deal of debate around one proposed pay increase.The meeting was held following the defeat of a $175,000 Proposition 2 ½ override at the recent Town Election. The override was...

FACT FOCUS: Here's a look at some of the false claims made during Biden and Trump's first debate

06-28-2024 8:14 AM

By The Associated Press

President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump traded barbs and a variety of false and misleading information as they faced off in their first debate of the 2024 election.Trump falsely represented the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol as a...

Senate advances energy reforms, expands bottle redemption law

06-27-2024 2:28 PM


BOSTON — The Senate has approved another complex set of reforms to accelerate the spread of clean energy in Massachusetts, along the way hearing concerns about potential ratepayer burdens and embracing an expansion of the state’s bottle redemption...

Sportsman’s Corner: Antlerless permit deadline is July 16

06-27-2024 2:27 PM

By Mike RocheLocal observations seem to indicate that locally, whitetail numbers are good. Does are dropping fawns and again remind you to leave young wildlife where you find it. Whitetail does leave fawns unattended for long periods of time while...

North Quabbin Notes, June 27

06-27-2024 10:00 AM

Summer Reading Club at the Beals LibraryWINCHENDON – The Beals Memorial Library in Winchendon invites the whole community to take off on an adventure this summer as part of the annual Summer Reading Club, which goes from now through Aug. 9. This free,...

Petersham band to celebrate 850th concert

06-26-2024 5:02 PM

PETERSHAM – The Petersham Brass Band will open its summer concert season Sunday, June 30, with a celebration of its 850th performance. The band, organized in 1914, has been presenting summer concerts continuously every summer since, except for a...

A blooming movement: Pollinator gardens proliferate as homeowners, others look to create ecosystems on their properties

06-26-2024 5:01 PM


FLORENCE — Morey Phippen and Brian Adams’ yard looks nothing like the traditional blanket of green grass associated with suburban lawns.Instead, bumblebees and butterflies bob and weave around her destined for the nearby foxglove, pink primrose, red...

Healey order looks to protect emergency abortion care

06-26-2024 3:54 PM


BOSTON — Gov. Maura Healey issued an executive order Monday meant to safeguard access to emergency abortions as her administration girds for U.S. Supreme Court rulings this week that could further unravel reproductive care options across the...

Second in Athol’s Fourth Friday includes live music, several vendors

06-26-2024 3:54 PM


ATHOL – This week brings with it the second in the Fourth Friday event series planned for this summer.With a tip of the hat to Alice Cooper, the theme chosen for this Friday’s event is “School’s Out for Summer.” Main Street will be blocked off from...

North Quabbin Notes, June 26

06-25-2024 5:00 PM

Orange Community Band tries again to open the summer seasonORANGE – Orange Community Band will open the summer season on the bandstand with “Rock and Roll/American Songbook” on June 28. The band had to cancel “Ladies Night” last week because of the...

Symposium to focus on stories of the Swift River Valley

06-25-2024 5:00 PM

PETERSHAM – Many communities in Central Massachusetts have landscapes with remarkable stories, one of which is Petersham’s Swift River Valley.The east branch of the Swift River, from its headwaters in Phillipston to Pottapaug Pond in the Dana Section...

‘We’ve never been this close’ on aid in dying bill, Comerford says

06-25-2024 5:00 PM

By Colin A. Young

After years of working to pass legislation that would give certain terminally ill patients the legal option to end their lives with a doctor’s prescription, state Sen. Jo Comerford is as optimistic as she’s ever been about the chances of a bill...

Phillipston Special Town Meeting to decide on revised budget

06-25-2024 2:50 PM


PHILLIPSTON – Voters at tonight’s Special Tonight Meeting will be faced with only two warrant articles on which to act.The first asks that the $2,711,000 FY25 budget approved at the May 8 Annual Town Meeting be rescinded and replaced by a proposed...

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An approachable redesign to a classic. Explore our "hints."


A quick daily flip. Finally, someone cracked the code on digital jigsaw puzzles.

Really Bad Chess

Chess but with chaos: Every day is a unique, wacky board.


Word search but as a strategy game. Clearing the board feels really good.


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