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Parents question handling of threat at Erving Elementary School
04-24-2024 5:14 PM

By MAX BOWEN

ERVING — Following a report of a threat that involved an Erving Elementary School student, parents questioned the School Committee on Tuesday about what can be done in light of concerns over the administration’s response.According to a joint statement...


Magic comes to Red Apple in Phillipston
04-24-2024 2:32 PM

By MAX BOWEN

PHILLIPSTON — Red Apple Farm will become home to faeries, knights, trolls and lots of magic on the first weekend in May.The Enchanted Orchard Renaissance Faire will take place on May 4-5. Richard and Rajuli Fahey of Winchendon have been to the farm a...


A Page from North Quabbin History: Women of Royalston display
04-23-2024 3:31 PM

By Carla CharterThe Royalston Historical Society will hold its grand reopening on May 19 with a “Women’s Lives of Royalston” exhibit, which will share the stories of Royalston women’s lives throughout history from their own perspectives, according to...


Athol Royalston School Committee approves budget on second attempt
04-23-2024 3:29 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – It took two votes, but the Athol Royalston Regional School Committee approved an $32.1 million FY25 general budget for the district at its meeting on Monday, April 22.The final vote came after more than two hours of public comment and...


Spilka pledges ‘comprehensive climate bill’ in Senate
04-23-2024 3:22 PM

By SAM DRYSDALE

BOSTON — Signaling the potential for more change in the transportation and energy sectors, Senate President Karen Spilka revealed Monday that the Senate plans to tackle a major climate bill before formal sessions come to a close in just over three...


Alumnae gather in Athol to honor Spelman College founders
04-22-2024 4:22 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – Saturday’s morning rain did little to dampen the enthusiasm of those who attended the third annual Spelman College Founders Day at Silver Lake Cemetery to honor Sophia B. Packard and Harriet E. Giles.According to the college’s web site, the...


White’s Mill development proceeds following roof cave-in
04-22-2024 4:21 PM

By MAX BOWEN

WINCHENDON—A planned re-development of the former White’s Mill complex in Winchendon Springs is proceeding, following a partial collapse of the roof from a snowstorm on April 4.Since then, Amelia Giovanoni, acting director of the Mill Farm Initiative...


New Realtor Association CEO looks to work collaboratively to maximize housing options
04-21-2024 5:00 PM

By ABNER ROJAS

SPRINGFIELD — As the Realtor Association of Pioneer Valley’s new CEO arrives to a Massachusetts housing market plagued by high prices and a lack of stock, he aims to work alongside elected officials to maximize the availability of different kinds of...


A Page from North Quabbin History: The story of the Millers River
04-21-2024 5:00 PM

By Carla CharterThe Millers River meanders through both Athol and Orange, carrying with it not only the beauty on its surface, but a long history stretching back to when the river was first formed 25,000 years ago. Local historian Chris Coyle will be...


Mass. saw nearly 200 percent rise in antisemitic incidents last year
04-21-2024 5:00 PM

By ALISON KUZNITZ

BOSTON — New England saw a staggering surge in antisemitic incidents last year that exceeded the increase logged nationally, the Anti-Defamation League said in a new report released Tuesday.There were 623 antisemitic incidents of assault, harassment...


Regional farming alliance strengthens educational, networking opportunities for apprentices
04-19-2024 5:00 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

In 1994, a new movement began to grow out of the Pioneer Valley, Berkshires and Hudson Valley, as a group of organic farmers banded together to form a cooperative educational program for farm apprentices.That year marked the birth of the Collaborative...


Shelter money fading, but ‘not at the end of the line’
04-19-2024 5:00 PM

By CHRIS LISINSKI and SAM DRYSDALE

BOSTON — State dollars for the emergency family shelter system are dwindling, and restaurateurs who for years enjoyed expanded outdoor dining and the ability to sell drinks to go remain “in limbo” amid a sustained period of legislative...


Nicole Gough seeks seat on Phillipston Selectboard
04-19-2024 5:00 PM

By GREG VINE

PHILLIPSTON – After living in town for two decades, Nicole Gough has decided it’s time to make her first foray into local politics.Gough is running to fill the one year remaining on the term of former Selectboard member Dan Sanden, who resigned...


With eye toward teaching firearm safety, Mahar’s Junior ROTC adding air rifles
04-18-2024 5:00 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ORANGE — It appears Ralph C. Mahar Regional School’s Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps will participate in competitions with an air rifle aspect next year, though the program’s instructors are still waiting on air tanks, targets and other...


Quabbin region studied for MWRA expansion
04-18-2024 5:00 PM

By SAM DRYSDALE

As House Democrats eye the expansion of its public drinking water service area, the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) is considering whether the communities where that water comes from should finally get to reap the benefits of the...


Phillipston board opens talks on new police chief
04-18-2024 5:00 PM

By GREG VINE

PHILLIPSTON – Police Chief Kevin Dodge recently announced his intention to retire from a post he has held for more than a decade, and the Selectboard is reviewing the options for hiring his successor.The chief’s current salary is just under $85,000...


Sportsman’s Corner: Quabbin opens this Saturday
04-18-2024 5:00 PM

By Mike RocheQuabbin Reservoir will open for fishing tomorrow, April 20, at 6 a.m. The reservoir is the principal drinking water supply for 3 million of Massachusetts’ 7 million residents. Since 1946, shore fishing has been allowed and since 1952, a...


North Quabbin Notes, April 18
04-18-2024 10:48 AM

Wing contest at Athol EaglesATHOL — Make and bring your favorite wings to the Athol-Orange Eagles 4545 on April 20, 4-7 p.m. to be shared and judged. Prizes will be given to the top three places. Cost is $8 to taste test and get tickets to vote for...


Carol Doucette of Royalston receives $15,000 from Publishers Clearing House
04-17-2024 5:10 PM

By GREG VINE

ROYALSTON – The Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol went to Royalston on Wednesday and, in what PCH Representative Howie Guja said was a first, was unable to make it the front door of the $15,000 winner.As the Prize Patrol made its way to the Stone...


Partnership succeeds in protecting Lake Monomonac forestland
04-17-2024 5:00 PM

WINCHENDON – Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust and North County Land Trust (NCLT) joined forces with residents a year ago to protect 200-plus acres of forest at the southern reaches of Lake Monomonac, according to an announcement. With the support...

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