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McGovern, Gobi visit development sites in Greenfield, Wendell
04-26-2024 5:53 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

Though they lay dormant now, the former Wilson’s Department Store in downtown Greenfield and the former depot store and post office in Wendell were once bustling hubs of thriving communities.On Friday, U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern and Director of Rural...


County cleanups on tap for Earth Day
04-17-2024 5:12 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

Residents across Franklin County plan to get their hands dirty in celebration of Earth Day, with various cleanup events on the horizon.In Colrain, residents can roll up their sleeves and pick up roadside litter as part of “Spruce Up Colrain.” There is...


North Quabbin Notebook: April 16, 2024
04-15-2024 12:39 PM

‘Honoring Local Elders’ series to kick off Tuesday WENDELL — Organizer Gail Mason will convene the first event in the 2024 Honoring Local Elders series at the Wendell Meetinghouse on Tuesday.April’s honoree will be Everett Ricketts, former Wendell...


Wendell World War II memorial found online in California, returning to town
04-08-2024 5:01 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

WENDELL — Thirty-four states in this country have a Springfield. Twenty-four include a Madison. As for a Wendell, that number sits at five — in Massachusetts, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Minnesota and Idaho.That’s why determining that the Bay State...


On first anniversary, Wendell Historical Society returns early documents to town
04-07-2024 11:12 AM

By CARLA CHARTER

Wendell town records — including more than 30 pages of loose documents dating from 1816 to the 1840s and a 500-page volume of town clerk notes dating from 1953 to 1969 — were returned to the town by the Wendell Historical Society on April 1, in...


Warwick resident tapped as new building inspector in Wendell
04-05-2024 12:48 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

WENDELL — The town will soon have a new building inspector, as Justin Gale accepted the part-time position after Selectboard members voted unanimously to offer him the job.The Warwick resident interviewed for the job at the March 6 meeting, where he...


Nina Keller: Are lithium batteries green?
03-29-2024 4:16 PM

A 1.6-mile-long bridge in Maryland recently was struck by a ship and collapsed. The trauma, colossal costs and infrastructure chaos loom. The gigantic container ship included transportation of hazardous waste from the United States to Sri Lanka off...


North Quabbin Notebook: April 2, 2024
03-29-2024 3:06 PM

Historical Society returns 500-page volume to town WENDELL — A 500-page volume was recently returned to the town by the Wendell Historical Society.The volume contains town clerk records from 1953 to 1969. At least 30 other documents from Wendell’s...


Wendell Wood Bank uses $10K grant for equipment, storage shed
03-25-2024 1:12 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

WENDELL — The Wendell Wood Bank spent a $10,000 federal grant on safety equipment, chainsaws, log splitters, a storage shed and other items to help meet the heating needs of households struggling to keep warm.Clifford Dornbusch, Wendell’s tree warden...


Wendell Selectboard awaits legal review of battery storage bylaw
03-22-2024 3:51 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

WENDELL — The Selectboard is waiting to hear from town counsel before taking a stance on a potential bylaw submitted by a citizens group opposing a 105-megawatt battery storage facility proposed for the center of town.Selectboard members say they have...


To better mirror nearby towns, Wendell town coordinator seeks $52K salary
03-22-2024 1:04 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

WENDELL — The town coordinator has proposed a salary increase he says would better mirror the pay of leadership positions in towns similar in size to Wendell, and the Selectboard wants the Finance Committee to examine the matter further.Glenn...


Confidence and vibrant colors on display: Longtime art educator exhibits her work at Wendell Free Library through April
03-20-2024 4:18 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

It turns out that those who teach can also do.Longtime art educator Karie Neal is “fairly new” at creating her own work and has her first full exhibit on display in the Wendell Free Library through April.“It’s small, but it’s a good start,” she said...


PHOTOS: Feeling the rhythm
03-19-2024 10:34 AM


Mahar proposes budget increase of 4.96%
03-18-2024 2:27 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ORANGE — The initial proposal for Ralph C. Mahar Regional School’s fiscal year 2025 budget entails a 4.96% hike in expenses over the current year, though revisions will be made based on input from the School Committee and other stakeholders.Michele...


Facing history: Wendell Historical Society grapples with some challenging facts of their building’s history
03-15-2024 3:27 PM

By BELLA LEVAVI

With the first anniversary of the Wendell Historical Society approaching on April 1, the Society's President, Edward Hines, went searching for the history of the building that the society calls its home.Last July, the society purchased the former...


Styrofoam recycling collections coming to four Franklin County towns
03-15-2024 1:55 PM

The Franklin County Solid Waste Management District is collaborating with the towns of Leverett, Montague, Northfield and Wendell to offer free recycling collections of blocky Styrofoam packing material specifically for residents of the four...


Laurel Facey: Defend local control over energy monoliths
03-14-2024 2:38 PM

Wendell faces a David vs. Goliath battle. New Leaf Energy, a spinoff of Borrego Energy, plans to build a battery energy storage system near the center of town of a size more suitable for an industrially zoned site than on 50 forested acres — 11 acres...


North Quabbin Notebook: March 14, 2024
03-13-2024 2:39 PM

Deadline for nomination papers approaching NEW SALEM — March 15 is the final day to take out nomination papers for the May 6 town election.The final day to return the papers with 20 valid signatures from registered voters is March 18. There will be...


Stovepipe politics in Wendell: 3 selectmen arrested in 1932 after contentious election
03-09-2024 3:07 PM

By CARLA CHARTER

In the 1930s, Wendell ushered in events that later became known as the town’s “Stovepipe Politics Era.” This time period involved a 1931 race for selectman between challenger Ozro D. Baker and longtime Selectman Charles Ballou, a Town Meeting location...


Sandri Energy cleans minor oil leak at Wendell police substation
03-08-2024 12:53 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

WENDELL — A minor oil leak at the police substation was remedied by the supplying business last week, according to Wendell’s projects coordinator.Phil Delorey told Selectboard members at Wednesday night’s meeting that Sandri Energy responded to clean...

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