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ATHOL | The Town of Thurman’s tax rate for 2019 is expected to increase by 3.4 percent, from $4.07 per $1,000 in assessed value this year to $4.21 per $1,000 next year. Read more

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ESSEX | Visiting Essex Farm on Friday, Sen. Charles “Chuck” Schumer bounced along farm fields in a wagon pulled by farm draft horses Jake and Abbey. Read more

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ESSEX | As the region continues to await universal high-speed internet, a local provider has been tapped by Microsoft to participate in their grant initiative to expand broadband. Read more

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JOHNSBURG | The Town of Johnsburg Community Development Corporation is hosting a broadband symposium. Read more

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THURMAN | Transparency, spending and Freedom of Information Law requests took center stage at a candidate’s forum in Thurman last week. Read more

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ATHOL — Thurman’s local government has finally received reimbursement for the state grant bankrolling their “white space” broadband access project that has brought wireless internet connectivity to dozens of households. Read more

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ATHOL — Emotions ran high at the Thurman town board meeting May 10 over the ongoing “white space” wireless internet contract controversy, and law officers intervened to restore order — and then cleared the town hall when the town meeting concluded. Read more

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I am writing to clarify and correct some of the information presented in your recent article about Thurman’s White Space Project. Read more

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ATHOL — The dispute between town of Thurman officials and the engineer who designed and developed their wireless “white space” internet access system intensified this week. Read more

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ATHOL —The town of Thurman’s wireless Internet-access system is working well, but the Thurman town board and the network engineer who designed and installed the town’s “white space” broadcast system are now involved in a contract and payment dispute. Read more

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ATHOL — The town of Thurman will begin accepting limbs and brush at the town transfer station to be ground into chips for use at no charge by residents as mulch. Read more

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