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New Salem election ushers in new Selectboard member
05-07-2024 3:24 PM

NEW SALEM — The town has a new Selectboard member following Monday’s annual town election. Mailande DeWitt, a University of Connecticut School of Law graduate who currently serves as a New Salem Public Library trustee, will fill a two-year vacancy on...

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The story behind the New Salem Museum
05-19-2024 1:01 PM


Laura Barletta and her husband Vincent’s connection to New Salem began with Vincent’s grandmother Helen Truman, who attended school at New Salem Academy. After the school closed in 1969, the building, which originally housed the home economics classes...

New Salem could see new face on Selectboard
05-03-2024 1:12 PM


NEW SALEM — Monday’s election will see no contested races, though a new candidate is running unopposed to fill a two-year term on the Selectboard and there are two positions on the School Committee for which there are no candidates on the ballot.Polls...

New Salem event will turn gun parts into gardening tools, jewelry
04-25-2024 12:38 PM


NEW SALEM — A Connecticut nonprofit will send representatives to town on Saturday to demonstrate how something that is often associated with tragedy can be converted into an instrument furthering new growth.Swords to Plowshares Northeast members will...

Bill Lafley: The problems of drug smuggling
03-29-2024 4:16 PM

Several opinion writers on these pages are concerned about the migrants crossing the border in southern states and many mention a fear of drug smugglers. In 2017 our family spent a week with a family in Guatemala. One night at dinner the father, a...

New Salem man faces charges after striking school bus in Barre
03-28-2024 5:10 PM


BARRE — A New Salem man faces charges after allegedly swerving the vehicle he was driving over the center line on Route 122 and colliding with a school bus filled with students on Thursday.Cedric Cooley, 32, was arrested after the collision and...

North Quabbin Notebook: March 23, 2024
03-22-2024 2:08 PM

Demolition, metal containers back at Transfer Station NEW SALEM — Demolition and metal containers are back at the Transfer Station.People are asked to check in with the Transfer Station attendant regarding what they are disposing of and to understand...

Mahar proposes budget increase of 4.96%
03-18-2024 2:27 PM


ORANGE — The initial proposal for Ralph C. Mahar Regional School’s fiscal year 2025 budget entails a 4.96% hike in expenses over the current year, though revisions will be made based on input from the School Committee and other stakeholders.Michele...

North Quabbin Notebook: March 14, 2024
03-13-2024 2:39 PM

Deadline for nomination papers approaching NEW SALEM — March 15 is the final day to take out nomination papers for the May 6 town election.The final day to return the papers with 20 valid signatures from registered voters is March 18. There will be...

New Salem begins search for new highway chief
02-27-2024 12:07 PM

By Max Bowen

Athol Daily News EditorNEW SALEM — Finding a successor to former Highway Superintendent Jacob Cooley is expected to take at least a few months, according to Town Coordinator Kathy Neal.Cooley resigned from the position a few weeks ago, said Neal, to...

New Salem’s Veterans Park gets flag that flew over U.S. Capitol
02-22-2024 11:17 AM


NEW SALEM – It’s at least 400 miles from Washington, D.C., to South Main Street in this quiet town of about 1,000 residents.But that’s the journey taken by the American flag that flies over Veterans Park, after having been flown over the U.S....

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...

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...

‘A huge relief’: Swift River School reports filters, bottled water no longer needed
01-28-2024 9:47 AM


NEW SALEM — Swift River School’s new PFAS6 filtration system seems to be working perfectly, and 190 students and staff members will drink to that.A little more than three years after tests of the school’s tap water revealed elevated levels of the...

New Salem Special Town Meeting to address bus contract, unpaid bills
01-25-2024 12:04 PM


NEW SALEM — There are four articles on the warrant for the Feb. 1 Special Town Meeting to address three unpaid bills and a school bus contract.The first article pertains to the proposed five-year contract with F.M. Kuzmeskus for school transportation...

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...

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...

Debris remediation, battery storage project among big issues for North Quabbin in 2024
01-01-2024 5:06 PM


Editor’s note: The Greenfield Recorder is beginning to publish stories about what Franklin County residents can likely expect to see happening in their towns in 2024.ORANGE — The town hopes 16-36 West River St. will rise from the ashes in 2024, two...

North Quabbin Notebook: Jan. 2, 2024
01-01-2024 5:05 PM

Series of genealogy workshops starts Jan. 11NEW SALEM — Genealogy workshops for beginners are set for the New Salem Public Salem Library on Jan. 11, Feb. 8, March 14 and April 11, all starting at 4 p.m.The workshops will be led by Philip Johnson, a...

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