Athol Daily News Logo

Search Results

All these search terms are true at the same time:

Keyword search: Town Meeting

$1M for water tower approved, audit voted down at Orange Town Meeting
06-20-2024 1:24 PM


ORANGE — Annual Town Meeting adjourned late Tuesday night after lengthy discussion on the remaining 30 articles that were carried over from Monday, including a $1 million request for a water tower and fire suppression system at the industrial park and...

Displaying articles 1 to 20 out of 20 total.

Lengthy Town Meeting warrants come at ‘critical moment’ for Orange
06-14-2024 5:00 PM


ORANGE — Residents are likely in store for a long night on Monday, as the Special and Annual Town Meetings to be held at Town Hall have a combined 75 articles on their warrants involving key decisions.The warrant for the Special Town Meeting,...

Town Employee of the Year honors Athol DPW
06-13-2024 5:00 PM


ATHOL – Public Works Director Dick Kilhart and Assistant Director Paul Raskevitz shared the honor of receiving the Margaret Grazis Employee of the Year award prior to the start of Monday’s Annual Town Meeting.Speaking for his colleagues, Selectboard...

Royalston Town Meeting approves full-time officer, Raymond School upgrades
06-09-2024 5:00 PM


ROYALSTON – Ninety-six voters showed up for Saturday’s Annual Town Meeting at Town Hall, but many did not stay the entire four hours it took to finish the 31-article warrant.In the end, one Proposition 2 ½ override, two debt exclusions and a $2.9...

Forty articles to be decided on Athol Town Meetings
06-07-2024 5:00 PM


ATHOL – When they gather tonight at Town Hall, voters must be prepared to wrestle with a total of 40 warrant articles.Five of those articles will be for the Special Town Meeting, which begins at 6:30, and 35 for the Annual Town Meeting, tentatively...

Royalston Selectboard backs Town Meeting warrant
05-01-2024 5:00 PM


ROYALSTON – The Selectboard Tuesday night closed the warrant for the upcoming Annual Town Meeting and have recommended passage of all 30 articles. The town’s Finance Advisory Committee will decide which articles it will support at its meeting tonight...

Articles for fire dept. staffing, vehicle repair, put on hold at Winchendon Town Meeting
12-14-2023 4:12 PM


WINCHENDON – Seven Town Meeting articles totaling over $500,000 may need to wait until next year, due to the town’s free cash not being certified.At the Dec. 11 Fall Town Meeting, those residents in attendance were told that the free cash had still...

Adoption of program would offer power at a potentially lower rate
12-06-2023 5:00 PM


ATHOL – Among the articles on next June’s Town Meeting warrant may be a proposal to adopt municipal power aggregation.At its meeting on Nov. 28, the Town Energy Committee voted unanimously to recommend that the Selectboard place the issue of...

Athol Fall Town Meeting approves charter amendments
10-24-2023 5:00 PM


ATHOL – Following a delay due to an inability to meet its quorum, the Fall Town Meeting was held on Oct. 23, with all 12 articles voted on in short order.The lengthiest discussion for those 115 voters in attendance was on amendments to five of the 11...

Override articles defeated at Erving Special Town Meeting
10-23-2023 10:00 AM


ERVING — All but one of the warrant articles pertaining to a $1.83 million tax levy limit override were rejected at Wednesday’s Special Town Meeting, forcing the Selectboard to reconfigure a new dollar amount for a potential override at a future...

Athol Town Meeting fails to meet quorum
10-17-2023 3:44 PM


ATHOL – Whether it was the rain or the MLB playoffs that kept people at home, no one knows, but the annual Fall Town Meeting, scheduled to take place this past Monday night, failed to attract the number of voters required under the Town Charter.As a...

Athol Town Meeting includes funding for parking deck demo
10-04-2023 4:01 PM


ATHOL – Voters will face a relatively short warrant of 12 articles for the Fall Town Meeting scheduled for Monday, Oct. 16, at Town Hall.Among the items voters will be asked to decide on are the use of $160,000 set aside at last year’s Annual Town...

Petersham Town Meeting meets on second attempt
06-15-2023 2:57 PM


PETERSHAM – Second time proved to be the charm when it came to convening Petersham’s Annual Town Meeting.Last Saturday’s attempt had to be called off when attendance failed to reach the required quorum of 105 voters. On Monday, the meeting was...

Athol voters advance override to election
06-14-2023 2:50 PM


ATHOL – Voters at Monday’s Annual Town Meeting endorsed an article for a Proposition 2 ½ override to provide $895,000 for the hiring of eight firefighters.The matter will now be placed on the ballot for a Special Town Election to be held later this...

Royalston Town Meeting voters approve DPW purchases
06-12-2023 5:11 PM

By Greg Vine

ROYALSTON – When temporary Town Moderator Andy West called for action on the first article of the Annual Town Meeting warrant, few in the audience could have anticipated they would still be conducting business more than four hours later.The meeting...

Athol Fire Department staffing on Town Meeting agenda
06-09-2023 4:11 PM


ATHOL – An article to allocate nearly $900,000 to hire several firefighters is expected to generate the most discussion at Town Meeting.Athol’s Annual Town Meeting will be held on Monday, June 12, at 7 p.m. in Memorial Hall at Town Hall, 584 Main St....

Financial matters to be decided at Royalston Town Meeting
06-08-2023 5:01 PM


ROYALSTON – At this Saturday’s Annual Town Meeting, voters will determine whether funding for a number of different purposes gets approved.Town Meeting takes place on Saturday, June 10, 10 a.m. in the second-floor auditorium at Town Hall, 13 On the...

Petersham Town Meeting postponed after failing to meet quroum
06-06-2023 4:30 PM


PETERSHAM – For the first time in recent memory, Petersham was unable to proceed with Monday night’s Annual Town Meeting due to a lack of a quorum.The town, according to Town Moderator Bart Wendell, has one of the highest – if not the highest – quorum...

Petersham officials work to finalize FY24 budget
05-16-2023 3:56 PM


PETERSHAM – At Thursday’s Selectboard meeting, residents will get to peruse a draft of the FY24 budget being hammered out by the Advisory Finance Committee, Selectboard, department heads and other town officials.An initial draft of the budget was...

Phillipston Town Meeting to decide budgets, bylaw revisions
05-01-2023 5:29 PM

By Greg Vine

PHILLIPSTON – Voters face a 27-article warrant at the Annual Town Meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Phillipston Memorial School gym.Among other things, voters will be asked to approve an FY24 town operating budget of $2.7 million, an...

After 35 years, Orange Town Moderator Christopher Woodcock bids adieu 
01-09-2023 3:11 PM


ORANGE — When annual Town Meeting convenes in June it will mark the first time in 35 years Christopher Woodcock hasn’t called the session to order.The lifelong Orange resident has opted not to run for another term as the town’s moderator, ending a...

Displaying articles 1 to 20 out of 20 total.

By using this site, you agree with our use of cookies to personalize your experience, measure ads and monitor how our site works to improve it for our users

Copyright © 2023 to 2024 by Newspapers of Massachusetts, Inc. All rights reserved.