North Quabbin Notebook: Jan. 19, 2022

  • New Salem Police Lt. John Bonafini rescued an injured owl on Route 202. The owl has been turned over to Tom Ricardi, who runs the Birds of Prey Rehabilitation Center in Conway. COURTESY PHOTO/New Salem Police Department

Published: 1/19/2022 3:35:40 PM
Modified: 1/19/2022 3:34:36 PM
Orange welcomes new planning technician

ORANGE — Montague resident Walker Powell is the town’s new planning technician and introduced herself to the Selectboard at last week’s virtual meeting.

According to the online job description, the planning technician is responsible for performing entry-level professional and paraprofessional assignments to provide staff support to the town’s Planning and Community Development Department, and assisting with various phases of department projects, including providing support in research, supporting staff at various public meetings, performing demanding technical assignments and providing overall office support coordination. Powell will report directly to Alec Wade, Orange’s community development director.

Wade said Powell is a graduate of the Conway School of Landscape Design. She graduated from Smith College and originally aspired to become a botanist until she realized “research work was not for me.”

New Salem Lt. saves hurt owl

NEW SALEM — Police Lt. John Bonafini rescued an injured owl from Route 202 earlier this month, according to a post on the New Salem Police Department’s Facebook page.

The owl was turned over to Tom Ricardi, who runs the Birds of Prey Rehabilitation Center in Conway.

Democratic Town Committee meeting, holding caucus

ORANGE — The Orange Democratic Town Committee is convening two meetings on Jan. 22 and Feb. 26, both from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Both meetings have a virtual attendance option via Zoom, although attendees can convene in person at Stage on Main, 17 South Main St. Masks are required, unless exempt due to a medical condition.

The Jan. 22 meeting of the Democratic Town Committee can be accessed at bit.ly/3Ihb7xY. Or, listeners can call in to 1-646-558-8656. Meeting ID: 892 7495 1444. Passcode: 534565.

The Feb. 26 meeting, which serves as the annual caucus, can be accessed at bit.ly/3nEL3Fd. Or, listeners can call in to 1-646-558-8656. Meeting ID: 881 6636 4166. Passcode: 811458.


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