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Quabbin region studied for MWRA expansion
04-18-2024 10:02 AM


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...

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Quabbin Reservoir opens for fishing season on Saturday
04-18-2024 4:04 PM


It’s finally that time of year again — the Quabbin Reservoir will open for fishing on Saturday, April 20, at 6 a.m.The reservoir serves as the principal drinking water supply for 3 million of Massachusetts’ roughly 7 million residents. Since 1946,...

Wealth of historic Quabbin Reservoir photos available online
04-13-2024 3:01 PM


When the work on the Quabbin Reservoir began, photographers began documenting the project — from real estate, to cemeteries, to the construction of the reservoir itself. Their photos, snapshots in time, can be seen at Digital Commonwealth thanks to an...

Ware author gives talk on ‘The Lost Towns of the Swift River Valley’ at State House
12-06-2023 5:49 PM


BOSTON — With hopes of providing important context for proposed legislation, a Ware author and historian was the featured speaker at the State Library Author Talks Series on Wednesday to discuss her book about three of the people who were forced to...

Quabbin Visitor Center renamed in memory of Les and Terry Campbell
06-05-2023 5:10 PM


With the Quabbin Reservoir in the background, friends and supporters celebrated a day two years in the making.The Quabbin Reservoir Visitor Center in Belchertown has been renamed the Les and Terry Campbell Quabbin Visitor Center, honoring the two...

40 years later, Tour de Quabbin rides on
05-30-2023 5:29 PM


It was a cold and rainy Memorial Day when Shutesbury residents Clif and Arleen Read, along with Clif’s brother and future sister-in-law, launched the Tour de Quabbin.Though the ride didn’t have the ending they had planned, with the weather preventing...

Bill would compensate towns harmed by creation of Quabbin Reservoir
04-26-2023 7:46 PM


BOSTON — Four towns were disincorporated and dismantled, and another eight had land stripped from them, to create the Quabbin Reservoir in the first half of the 20th century.People were forced to find new homes and the valley was flooded with water,...

PHOTO: Dedicated fishermen
04-14-2023 8:25 PM

North Quabbin Notebook: Jan. 11, 2023
01-10-2023 11:20 AM

Transfer Station stickers availableNEW SALEM — Transfer Station stickers for 2023 will be available at the station, 20 Blueberry Hill Road, on Wednesdays starting Jan. 11.Stickers are $25 for 10. Residents must have a new sticker by Jan. 28 to use the...

DCR renting boats on Quabbin Reservoir starting Aug. 1, but with pandemic-specific guidelines
07-30-2020 12:44 PM

The three Quabbin Reservoir Fishing Boat Launch Areas are now open for the 2020 fishing season, and as of Saturday, Aug. 1, visitors can rent boats, motors, canoes and kayaks on a first come, first served basis.According to a notice from the state...

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