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Wendell Historical Society buys former depot store, post office to transform into museum
07-14-2023 6:25 PM


WENDELL — Following a crowdfunding campaign, the Wendell Historical Society officially owns the former depot store and post office, and is ready to turn the space into a museum showcasing the town’s history. “So many people made it happen,” said...

North Quabbin Notebook: July 15, 2023
07-14-2023 2:40 PM

1794 Meetinghouse to host Lonesome Brothers NEW SALEM — The 1794 Meetinghouse at 26 South Main St. will present Lonesome Brothers, a country folk trio, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.Lonesome Brothers — featuring Jim Armenti on guitar and vocals, Ray Mason...

Keller honored with Community Spirit Award by Friends of the Wendell Meetinghouse
07-10-2023 7:27 PM


WENDELL — The Friends of the Wendell Meetinghouse used Sunday’s annual meeting to celebrate community fixture Dan Keller, as well as recent building renovations.More than 20 people gathered in the meetinghouse by the town common, conversing over wine...

Wendell Parsonage celebrating 200 years
07-09-2023 3:02 PM


In 1964, Frank Judice and his mother, Kathryn Judice, of Bellmore, New York, left the noise of New York and settled into the former Parsonage in Wendell, according to Edward Hines, Kathryn Judice’s grandson, who currently lives in the Parsonage. The...

North Quabbin Notebook: July 8, 2023
07-07-2023 1:39 PM

Sarah Clay & the StarCats to perform at 1794 Meetinghouse on Saturday NEW SALEM — Sarah Clay & the StarCats will perform a concert of retro-pop, swing, blues and Latin jazz at the 1794 Meetinghouse at 26 South Main St. on Saturday.The show starts at...

Affirmative Action decision a heavy blow
07-04-2023 1:04 PM

Though I am a white woman of a “certain age,” I took/take the Supreme Court’s decision on affirmative action as a blow to the head and heart.Growing up in a mostly all white community in Fairfield County, Connecticut and attending a mostly all-white...

North Quabbin Notebook: June 23, 2023
06-22-2023 3:32 PM

Friends of the Orange Public Libraries holding annual book sale ORANGE — The Friends of the Orange Public Libraries will host a book sale at Wheeler Memorial Library on Saturday, June 24.The sale will start at 8 a.m. and end at 1 p.m. Visitors can...

My Turn: Is loneliness a medical problem?
06-12-2023 8:47 PM


In his opinion column “Doctor, it’s none of your (darn) business,” [Recorder, June 3], Jon Huer wants us to believe that he has missed or dismissed the established science linking loneliness and physical illness. He argues that the U.S. Surgeon...

Saunders tours Wendell Historical Society’s potential home as crowdfunding campaign nears end
06-09-2023 5:24 PM


WENDELL — The Democrat representing the 7th Hampden District in the state House of Representatives toured the proposed home of the newly official Wendell Historical Society on Friday afternoon, as the end nears for the crowdfunding campaign set up to...

Wendell seeks legislative act to permit non-citizens to vote on local matters
06-08-2023 1:45 PM


WENDELL — Lawmakers in Boston can expect to get a petition from Wendell asking for an act of the Legislature permitting the town to allow non-citizens to vote on Wendell affairs, as well as serve on town boards and committees.Residents at Annual Town...

Wendell Town Meeting to consider allowing non-citizens to vote on local matters
06-02-2023 4:55 PM


WENDELL — Residents will be asked to give their blessing to a proposed $3.7 million fiscal year 2024 budget when they gather for Annual Town Meeting on Tuesday.Voters will convene at Town Hall at 7 p.m. to take action on 30 articles pertaining to...

Wendell Selectboard mulls ways to curb disruptive activity at Fiske Pond
05-23-2023 11:48 AM


WENDELL — Town officials are brainstorming ways to combat disruptive activities near the pond at the bottom of West Street.Mary Thomas, of the Wendell Conservation Commission, addressed the Selectboard last week to say she would like to find a...

Friends of the Wendell Meetinghouse launches new series on Thursdays
05-16-2023 11:34 AM


WENDELL — The Friends of the Wendell Meetinghouse has started a new public series driven entirely by donations.Thursdays at the Wendell Meetinghouse will consist of music, readings and other events starting at 7 p.m. every Thursday through June 29....

Mahar holds mock car crash ahead of prom
05-11-2023 10:31 PM


ORANGE — For high school seniors, spring is a time of accomplishment — graduations, college acceptance letters, job offers ... and proms.But bad decisions can quickly turn joyous occasions into unforgettable tragedies.With this in mind, Ralph C. Mahar...

North Quabbin Notebook: May 10, 2023
05-11-2023 4:49 PM

‘Old Time Radio Hour’ coming to New Salem library NEW SALEM — The New Salem Public Library will be the site of an “Old Time Radio Hour,” hosted by Brian Casey, on Tuesday, May 16, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.Using a Bluetooth device, guests will listen to the...

Doud replaces Keller on Wendell Selectboard
05-02-2023 3:31 PM

WENDELL — Paul Doud was successful in his uncontested bid for a three-seat Selectboard seat Dan Keller just finished holding for 20 years.Doud, 75, spent most of his life in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and moved to Wendell from Whately in 2015. He worked in...

Dan Keller to step down from Wendell Selectboard, run for assessor
04-29-2023 1:10 PM


WENDELL — Dan Keller has said he will not seek reelection to the Selectboard in the 2023 election, but he never promised his name wouldn’t appear elsewhere on the ballot.The 20-year Selectboard veteran opted to retire from the three-member board, but...

North Quabbin Notebook: April 15, 2023
04-14-2023 5:50 PM

‘A Walk Through the Garden with Eleanor Roosevelt’ coming to library NEW SALEM — The New Salem Public Library plans to present “A Walk Through the Garden with Eleanor Roosevelt” with author and historian Carol Cohen in the library’s Community Room at...

Crowdfunding underway for Wendell Historical Society to buy old post office, depot store
04-13-2023 6:47 PM


WENDELL — The newly official Wendell Historical Society has until June 13 to come up with $45,000 to buy the former depot store and post office, having reached an agreement with the longtime owner’s daughter in hopes of turning the building into a...

Pick of the litter: Wendell gearing up for annual cleanup
04-12-2023 8:29 PM


WENDELL — Last year’s litter cleanup was held in memory of Ted Lewis, a former Selectboard member who had long been a partner in organizing the annual endeavor. This year, the weeklong event will actually bear his name.The 2023 TED Walk is set for...

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