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New Dump Stickers Available in September
New resident stickers for the transfer station will be available at the Selectboard office in September and for purchase at the transfer station on Sept. 15, 22,29 and Oct. 6. The new stickers are yellow.
Golf Brings in Cash for Hospital
Athol Hospital's Golf
Classic, on August 8 at the Ellinwood Country Club, raised $40,000 to
help fund the ongoing construction of a
new Emergency Department and Medical Office Building
Icky Bugs Amongst the Books
Caterpillar Lab from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, August 15 at the Memorial Library, on the Common. Find caterpillars displayed on branches of their native New England food plants, for people to observe in open air, with no barrier between the audience and the livestock. Visitors explore thedisplays freely. Some stop by for a few minutes, and some stay for hours. At our technology station, we offer a close-up look at real-time footage of caterpillar behaviors (such as molting) through a digital microscope, as well as a chance to view pre-recorded The Caterpillar Lab videos. For more information you can visit The Caterpillar Lab at
North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival
The North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival will celebrate its 20th birthday on Saturday and Sunday, September 29 and 30, 2018. The festival is held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, rain or shine. The festival is held at Forster's Farm, 60 Chestnut Hill Rd. Orange. No pets allowed. Admission is $5 per day or $8 for a weekend pass. Find travel and parking info; schedule of entertainment, activities, and exhibitors: www.garlicandarts.org or on Facebook: facebook.com/NorthQuabbinGarlicAndArtsFestival/
Regional School Planning Committee to Form
Petersham is seeking a resident to serve on a new Regional Amendment Planning Committee being formed by the Mahar RSD Committee after a review of recent school regionalization experiences statewide.The new group will explore the benefits of regionalizing the towns at the elementary level. The first meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 2, 6:30 p.m.at Mahar Regional. Each town will have three representatives: School Committee member, Selectboard member (or Finance Comm. member in towns where allowed), and one community member. The community member needs to be a Petersham resident, but does not need to have a child in the Center School. For questions or if interested in being on the committee, please contact Center School Committee Chair Lynn Peredina at email@example.com or the Selectboard Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
A list of those interested will be submitted to the Selectboard.
Cell Tower Permit Extended
The town Zoning Board of Appeals July 24 voted to extend a previously granted permit to construct a cell phone tower at the Hall Farm on Quaker Drive for another two years to May of 2020. No work to build the tower has yet begun.
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