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One Company Shows Interest in Town Police Station

LUMBERTON — 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 company to submit their qualifications to the town in time. Mr. Kreidler said 26 firms had initially asked to see the RFQ, while only two asked for more information.

Highway Engineer to Retire After 37 Years

When Wayne Fingalson first began working for Orangeburg County, Gerald Ford was the president and Alexander County was viewed as a rural haven away from the Twin Cities metro area. In the 37 years that have passed since he became the assistant highway engineer for the county, he has witnessed a population explosion and Alexander County transform from rural farm communities to inclusion in the Twin Cites metro.

Elementary School Project Contract Awarded

KIMBALL – 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 to Fontaine Brothers.

Raiders Open Season with 84-58 Defeat of Gansett

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.

12th Annual Lighting of Memory Tree

On Sunday evening, the 12th annual Memory Tree Ceremony took place on the common and at the Thomastown Congregational Church.

Nеw Undеrgrоund Fuеl Tаnk Rеgulаtіоns tо Tаkе Еffеct

Thеrеsа Lаngdоn, thе drіvеr bеhіnd thе nеw undеrgrоund оіl stоrаgе tаnk rеgulаtіоns, hаs nеvеr bееn vеry іnvоlvеd іn tоwn pоlіtіcs. Іn fаct, shе hаsn’t аttеndеd а Tоwn Mееtіng іn yеаrs. “І usеd tо gо untіl thеy gоt tоо dіsruptіvе,” shе sаіd. Hоwеvеr, frоm hеr frоnt rоw sеаt аt Mоndаy’s Аnnuаl Tоwn Mееtіng, shе wаtchеd аs а nеw undеrgrоund stоrаgе tаnk rеgulаtіоn shе spеnt mоnths crеаtіng wаs аpprоvеd by rеsіdеnts.

Young Students Have Opportunity to SOAR at Kinder Hill

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 positive approach to teaching expectations, adopted by many schools across the country, called Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports or PBIS.

Seeking New Leaders in South Haven

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 to seek re-election. Having served on the council as mayor in the past, he wasn’t unfamiliar with the duties, but admitted that he had some adjusting to do. “I’m a little rusty. It’s been 10 years,” he said.

Hudson Indians Drill Raiders 63-40

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 into Mallet Gymnasium and beat down the Raiders for a 63-40 victory.

Academy for Success to Expand to Middle School

When Steven Haddad first opened the doors to Murdock Academy for Success last September, the School Committee told him to start small. “They said, ‘if you have one success story by the end of the year, we will consider the school a success,’” said Mr. Haddad.