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Energy storage facility opponents pitch bylaw for Wendell
03-07-2024 5:55 PM


WENDELL — A group formed last year in opposition to a 105-megawatt battery storage facility proposed for the center of town is seeking the three-member Selectboard’s support of a bylaw it has crafted to try to regulate such projects.No Assault &...

North Quabbin Notebook: March 7, 2024
03-06-2024 12:25 PM

‘Making a Mystery’ heading to Wendell Free Library WENDELL — “Making a Mystery,” a presentation of The Sisters in Crime, is scheduled for the Wendell Free Library at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 9.In “Making a Mystery,” four published authors take...

The love behind a perfect match: Pet rescue organization using AI to help rehome pets
02-29-2024 11:27 AM


WENDELL — Dog trainers, behaviorists and even an psychic animal communicator could not prevent Melissa Bekisz’s two dogs from fighting.The New York resident inherited her ex-partner’s 4-year-old Australian shepherd, Marjoram, after he moved out....

Byron J. Ricketts: Reasons to eliminate the death penalty
02-25-2024 2:41 PM

Here are three good reasons to eliminate the death penalty:The first and most compelling reason is that the death penalty has not ever and will never be a deterrent to murder. The actual fact is that since 1900, approximately 7,000 men and women have...

Athol principal selected as superintendent for Erving School Union 28
02-20-2024 3:57 PM


ERVING — Athol Community Elementary School Principal Shannon White-Cleveland is being tapped as the next Erving School Union 28 superintendent, overseeing four K-6 elementary schools attended by children in Shutesbury, Leverett, Erving, Wendell and...

Wendell’s No Assault & Batteries to host speakers on proposed battery storage facility
02-15-2024 3:45 PM


WENDELL — A local group formed last year in opposition to a proposed battery storage facility is teaming up with the Friends of the Wendell Meetinghouse to host a reception and community dinner on Saturday.No Assault & Batteries is collaborating with...

Interviews for Union 28 superintendent set for Friday
02-15-2024 2:13 PM

NEW SALEM — Public interviews with the three finalists to become the next superintendent of Erving School Union 28 will take place Friday at Swift River School, with a possible selection by the Joint Supervisory Committee later that evening.The...

With Town Meeting approval, Union 28 bus contract signed
02-07-2024 4:33 PM


Following a series of Special Town Meetings, all contracts have been signed to ensure F.M. Kuzmeskus provides transportation services to Erving School Union 28 for another five years.Caitlin Sheridan, director of finance and operations at Erving...

Wendell Post front pages line meetinghouse for exhibit
01-24-2024 4:17 PM


WENDELL — A reception set for Friday afternoon will mark the beginning of a Wendell Meetinghouse exhibit featuring 40 enlarged front pages of the Wendell Post, a volunteer-driven newspaper published from 1977 and 2001.The event, which is scheduled for...

10 Franklin County communities get state funds for storm damage repairs
01-22-2024 4:34 PM


BOSTON — With the long-awaited announcement of storm damage relief funding at the Massachusetts Municipal Association’s annual conference this past weekend, Deerfield and Conway, as well as 35 other communities around the state, are finding themselves...

School bus contract up for vote in Wendell
01-22-2024 1:58 PM


WENDELL — The only matter slated to be considered at the Jan. 31 Special Town Meeting is the proposed five-year contract with F.M. Kuzmeskus for school transportation services.As this is the result of a collective bid involving several school...

Franklin County towns exploring changes to accountant positions
01-21-2024 2:22 PM


Seven towns around Franklin County are re-examining their town accountant positions due to a change in policies with the current software system contracted through the Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG).For nearly 20 years, FRCOG has...

Three finalists named for Union 28 superintendent
01-21-2024 12:30 PM


ERVING — Gateway Regional School District’s curriculum director, the principal at Athol Community Elementary School, and the director of assessment and accountability for the Westfield Public School District are the finalists to become the next...

My Turn: Farms as farms, forests as forests
01-17-2024 3:54 PM


The flooding this past summer pulled back the curtain on the vulnerability of our local farmland resources and viability. Responding to what was deemed a crisis, the community, local lawmakers and the governor’s office swiftly responded with more than...

Jim Bates: Utopia meets reality
01-17-2024 3:53 PM

I’m so happy I could cry. Have you ever heard that song?Well, local activists are crying in Wendell over a proposed battery storage project. I seem to recall activists in Wendell holding a funeral ritual and praying over tree stumps after they were...

How community resistance saved Wendell’s Bear Mountain
01-09-2024 4:48 PM


When the Wendell Historical Society’s museum opens to the public, among the items on display will be a bear costume. The outfit signifies one small part of a much larger story of how community resistance saved Bear Mountain in Wendell.The story began...

PHOTO: Beacon of light
01-07-2024 12:22 PM

North Quabbin Notebook: Jan. 6, 2024
01-05-2024 2:19 PM

Orange Selectboard meetings to start at 5:30 p.m.ORANGE — Selectboard meetings will now be held at 5:30 p.m.Chair Tom Smith mentioned at the Jan. 3 meeting he has received comments from people who felt meetings were dragging on too late into the night...

North Quabbin Notebook: Jan. 3, 2024
01-02-2024 2:22 PM

New Salem library announces Reading Aloud for Grownups’ 2024 season NEW SALEM — According to the Friends of the New Salem Public Library, the 2024 season of Reading Aloud for Grownups will have three events on Tuesday evenings.Betsy Pelz and Marcia...

My Turn: Planting dates
01-02-2024 8:00 AM


If the blood spilled on Kibbutz Be’eri, where hundreds were massacred on Oct 7 could speak, would it cry out in Hebrew for vengeance? Would the children crushed by concrete in Gaza demand retaliation in Arabic? Both screaming from their graves for...

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