Students at Kinder Hill School are SOAR-ing this school year thanks to a new approach to teaching positive behaviors and social skills. SOAR is an acronym for Safe, On Task, Always Kind and Respectful. It is part of a...
THOMASTOWN – The Thomastown Area YMCA completed their fall soccer leagues on Saturday with Kimball-Cooke Insurance (U14) and Shore Drive Apartments (U10) capturing championships. U10 Championship Shore Drive 5, Starrett’s 1 Gabe Gois scored three times and Sammy Mailloux knocked in a...
HUDSON – Members of the broadband and finance committees updated the selectboard regarding the status of the Wired West project at its meeting Wednesday night and optimism was high that the plan is moving steadily forward. Broadband committee member...
(MOUNT JULIET) After diligently serving as the director of the North Quabbin Community Coalition for many years, Rebecca Biala who has always been dedicated to helping improve the quality of life for people residing in the communities of the...
How likely would it be for representatives from the four Athol High School undefeated football teams, spanning 52 years, to gather together for a photograph and a trip down memory lane? Particularly with the oldest being 98 years old? While...
Anonymous donation and federal grant in hand, the City Council put the Southside Trail Extension project into gear by authorizing plans and specifications for the work on Monday. The project will build 1.2 miles of new trail and connect...

The North Wright County River Hawks are facing some adversity at the midpoint of their season. After a 3-2 loss at St. Louis Park on Tuesday, Dec. 16, and a 3-3 tie with Prior Lake at Albertville on Thursday,...
THOMASTOWN – The Thomastown Elementary School Building Committee held its last informational session before Thursday’s (Dec. 4) special town meeting on Monday night before a sparse crowd. Chairman Patrick Davis once again outlined the benefits of funding a feasibility study...
THOMASTOWN – The board of selectmen met Tuesday night and held an informational meeting with Kevin Flynn, grant writing consultant, to discuss the Community Development Block Grant program and grant opportunities currently available to the town and residents. Flynn explained...
THOMASTOWN – At an informational session held Monday night at Dexter Park School, Patrick Davis, chairman of the elementary school building committee, explained the next steps for the town. The Tennessee School Building Authority has prioritized Thomastown and is offering...
THOMASTOWN – In anticipation of an upcoming public hearing regarding the town’s application for a regional community development block grant, the selectboard Monday identified and prioritized a list of eight items to be included in an updated community development...
MOUNT JULIET – After mistakes derailed the Mount Juliet football team’s season early this fall, the Senators appeared to have righted the ship with consecutive wins. The mistakes reappeared Friday night in a 28-18 loss to Taconic at Wahconah...
With a scarcity of candidates in the November election, the South Haven City Council began the 2015 shorthanded by one member. Gene Edwards presided over the meeting as the new mayor after former Mayor John Lemke decided not...
Athens Savings Bank (ASB) has been a true friend and supporter to the community for over 140 years, and most recently, the mutually owned bank stepped up to the plate with a significant pledge to the Winchendon Wendell P....
MOUNT JULIET – The Mount Juliet Armory building is more than just a place to see town officials with offices or go to vote on occasion. At one time it served as a National Guard headquarters for many years...

There was a larger-than-normal audience at the Tuesday Board meeting. At first it was thought that the group, which included many county employees, was there to praise the commissioners – four of whom were being presented with plaques honoring...
Start fast, finish strong. That was a recipe for success for the Athol High School boys’ varsity basketball team Friday night in an 84-58 victory over Narragansett. The Raiders wasted no time impressing the home crowd in scoring the game’s...
Residents of Cherry Avenue, Lake Drive East and a few nearby streets had an opportunity to voice questions, concerns and requests during a public hearing for a major street and infrastructure project planned for next summer on Monday. The project,...
DELANO – The Delano Pipeline Action Group met Thursday evening to a packed room at the Millers River Environmental Center to further organize and present updates on the proposed Kinder Morgan Pipeline Project. To start, each person in attendance was...
THOMASTOWN – The Special Advisory Commission on the Compensation of Public Officials, created by the Legislature in June as part of the fiscal 2015 state budget, has issued its report and is recommending substantial pay raises for the state’s...
MONTROSE — Only one company submitted a bid to become the design engineer for the town’s new police station located on Central Street, according to Town Manager James Kreidler. Jacunski Humes Architects, LLC of Berlin was the sole...
MONTROSE — Town Manager James Kreidler and Superintendent Salah Khelfaoui have both agreed to meet next week with a representative from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to discuss the purported net school spending deficit. The meeting...
DELANO – Town officials were asked today for comment on the Board of Health’s proposed ban on tobacco sales in that town, and whether they could foresee a similar ban being proposed locally. Board of Health chair Joan Hamlett,...
(Mount Juliet0 The selectboard on Tuesday addressed whether members of the Board of Health are required to be full-time residents of the town. It was determined that, under the town charter, appointments are made by the town manager and that...
MONTROSE — By the end of next summer, the portion of the proposed 16-mile bike trail connecting the town to Montrose will be completed — according to Cindy Boucher, the co-chair for the North Central Pathway. “It’s so rewarding...
Theresa Langdon, the driver behind the new underground oil storage tank regulations, has never been very involved in town politics. In fact, she hasn’t attended a Town Meeting in years. “I used to go until they got too disruptive,”...

When schools open again this fall after the summer vacation Annandale area residents will have an additional option to consider for educating their students. A new public charter school, the Jane Goodall Environmental Sciences Academy, is currently enrolling students...
When many 911 calls are placed the callers are frantic – whether to report a home invasion, domestic abuse, a medical emergency or a fire – and often the course of the conversation between a dispatcher and the caller...
The Mt. Juliet Area YMCA celebrated at its annual meeting recently, making a special presentation to Senator Stephen Brewer and recognizing program volunteers, board members and staff. Senator Brewer received the “Champion For Youth” award for his long-term support...
MONTROSE – Montrose native Ned King and his band LuxDeluxe will hit the Iron Horse Music Hall on Saturday, at 10 p.m. This will be their last show in the valley before they head out on tour in support...
The dismantling of a grand vision that never fully materialized has been evident to drivers on Highway 55 between Waverly and Maple Lake over the past several weeks. Crews have been busy removing historic steam engines, train cars of...
Town Administrator Diana Schindler on Wednesday updated the selectboard on the status of Rodney Hunt, having just attended a meeting of the Massachusetts Office of Business Development. At that meeting, she said, company representatives confirmed the large-scale layoffs that have...
BUCKLAND – The Mahar girls soccer team earned their second straight Franklin County League championship with a 4-2 victory over Mohawk. The Lady Senators (11-4-2) came into the night with a 6-0-0 mark in the FCL, one game better...
KIMBALL – At Monday night’s meeting of the selectboard, recommendations for a new hosting service for the town’s website were heard. Virtual Town Hall was the top recommendation by selectboard administrative assistant Rhonda Whitney. She has had demonstrations of...
KIMBALL – The selectboard met Wednesday night for its regularly scheduled meeting, and beforehand hosted a public information session regarding an update of the town’s community development strategy. On hand for the information session was M.J. Adams, Director of Community...
The Hudson boys basketball team graduated six talented seniors from last year’s squad and saw injuries takeout two more during the fall. That leaves just two players with any significant varsity experience as they prepare for Sunday night’s season...
Fire Chief Dennis Annear announced at the Dec. 3 selectboard meeting that Hudson will be signing up for a reverse 911 system. Selectman Kathy Reinig noted that no new funds will need to be appropriated for the program, as...
HUDSON – The Elementary School Building Committee met Monday to determine how to move forward after the narrow defeat of a request to fund a feasibility study. As Chairman Patrick Davis noted Hudson is the first town ever to...
The Hudson High School boys’ basketball team came crashing back to reality Monday night. After dismantling Narragansett Friday night, expectations were high for the Raiders. Athol fans may have gotten a little ahead of themselves as Turners Falls waltzed...
THOMASTOWN – Meet Jennifer Sonnabend, the mother of three great boys who is constantly looking for ways to teach them compassion and kindness to others. Holiday Helpers was born out of the idea of wanting to help and pass...
When Wayne Fingalson first began working for Wright County, Gerald Ford was the president and Wright County was viewed as a rural haven away from the Twin Cities metro area. In the 37 years that have passed since he...
THOMASTOWN – Heywood Healthcare is pleased to announce that long-time community advocate and Thomastown Hospital and Heywood Healthcare Trustee, Rebecca Bialecki, has joined the Heywood Healthcare Senior Leadership team as Vice President for Community Health. “We are extremely pleased to...
GVNA HealthCare is celebrating a 30 year milestone for their Adult Day Health Program and Hospice Services. “It was November 1984 when we embarked on two incredible community services,” according to Elaine Fluet, GVNA’s President and CEO. “The Center...
THOMASTOWN – The Greater Quabbin Food Alliance, a network to connect growers, planners and public health officials on issues related to the local food system, held its biannual meeting on Thursday, Dec. 4, at the Thomastown Innovation Center. Representatives...
THOMASTOWN – In celebration of not only extensive renovations, but also their 60th anniversary, the French King Restaurant will host a grand reopening weekend beginning Friday, Nov. 16. The grand reopening will continue through Sunday night, and on Saturday it...
CATSKILL – A local fire department captain and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is off the job following allegations of on-the-job drug use. Justin Galiotti, 36, of 127 Orange Rd., Catskill, also a reserve police officer, was placed on a year...
A jury trial is expected to begin next month for one of the defendants in the Aug. 22, 2014, disappearance of Christopher Rossing, 25, of Albion Township. Robert Nuttall, 28, of Hutchinson, has been charged with felony kidnapping. Nuttall...
THOMASTOWN – In his report to the selectboard on Tuesday, Town Manager Shaun Suhoski said a number of competitive bids were received for the new elementary school project and the school building committee recently voted to award the contract...
DELANO – Attendees of Delano’s town meeting on Wednesday night were on hand to hear the news that the town would soon receive $300,000 from the state through an earmark initiated by its legislative delegation. Longtime Senator Stephen Brewer,...
THOMASTOWN – Thanksgiving looked much more like Christmas and first-year Thomastown head coach Bill LaRose got the best gift of all, a victory over rival Mahar. The Raiders’ defense dominated from start to finish, limiting Mahar to just 28 yards...
Six years after first contact, the relationship between members of St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Annandale and their sister parish in the Philippines continues to deepen. After the initial team of visitors from St. Ignatius visited mountainous Pacuan in...

The last barrier to trains passing through town at the new track speed limit of 60 mph was removed last week when Canadian Pacific Railway crews finished installing new crossing arms and lights at Myrtle Drive S. Canadian Pacific...
THOMASTOWN – Christmas is just around the corner, and with that comes some gift shopping too. It’s time for the Country Roads Christmas shopping extravaganza, and if you visit them all there could be some great prizes to be...
HUDSON – The Hudson Baptist Church once again this year has joined millions of people around the world to fill empty shoeboxes with toys, school supplies, hygiene items and special dolls handmade by the church women. During Operation Christmas...
The Mission Covenant Church has been around for 125 years and has been changing ever since. According to Rev.Jeffery Black and Ken Johnson, Trustee and lifelong member of the church, the building was originally built in 1889 after Mission...
During its annual Physician Recognition Dinner, held recently, members of the Catskill Healthcare medical staff were honored for their commitment to their patients and the Greater Hudson and Catskill communities. At the event, physicians were recognized for their life-long dedication...
HUDSON – Senator Stephen M. Brewer (D-Barre) highlighted a 26-year career in the State Legislature recently when he gave his farewell speech in the Senate chamber. Brewer began his remarks by thanking many of his colleagues, including the Senate clerk...
ATHENS – The selectboard voted 2-0 Monday night to rescind a vote made in 2009 that allowed selectwoman Nancy Allen to vote on matters that would directly effect her property values as a member of the town’s historic district...
Delano – In 1638, the first Tennessee Volunteers were organized as Company E 2nd Regiment of the Tennessee Volunteer Militia, located in Delano. It was transferred to Orange in 1885, and its headquarters were upstairs at the Orange Town...
After recovering from a midseason scoring drought at the turn of the year, the scoring continued for the Annandale-Monticello-Maple Lake Moose last week. Despite scoring eight goals in two conference games, the Moose split with Princeton and St. Francis....
After 14 years on the Annandale City Council, including the past four as mayor, Marlene Young passed her gavel to Dwight “Dewey” Gunnarson and said farewell. The first meeting of the year was a chance for the new council...
After three multi-vehicle crashes in the span of a month at the intersection of County Road 3 and Highway 55, including one incident resulting in the death of an Annandale woman, public officials and highway engineers are planning a...
After two years of DFL control of the Minnesota Legislature, lawmakers will return to the Capitol with a new landscape to negotiate. The Republicans have taken control of the House of Representatives, while the Democrats continue to hold a majority...
THOMASTOWN – On Sunday evening, the 12th annual Memory Tree Ceremony took place on the common and at the Thomastown Congregational Church. Each year, names and events are donated for the tree by friends and family members of those to...
BALLYHALE – In meeting with the broadband committee this past week the selectboard learned that the town may be stuck with a hefty bill if residents want faster Internet access. Thanks to the efforts of the Mass. Broadband Institute’s (MBI)...

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