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Apple Blossom Festival Apple Blossom Festival can refer to several different events:
LEOMINSTER - The Apple Blossom Festival that was to take place at Sholan Farms today has been rescheduled because of the chance of rain. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the farm, 1125 Pleasant St., May 17. For information on the event, visit sholanfarms.com or call (978) 840-3276.
Brookfield OKs $7.25M budget
BROOKFIELD - Town meeting approved a $7.25 million operating budget Noun 1. operating budget - a budget for current expenses as distinct from financial transactions or permanent improvements
budget items, operating cost, operating expense, overhead - the expense of maintaining property (e.g. for the fiscal year that starts in July that is 2 percent more than current spending, tightened up zoning bylaws The rules and regulations enacted by an association or a corporation to provide a framework for its operation and management.
Bylaws may specify the qualifications, rights, and liabilities of membership, and the powers, duties, and grounds for the dissolution of an and, after lively discussion, rejected a $32,000 request from Police Chief Ross B. Ackerman for a new cruiser.
Chief Ackerman said the vehicle was needed because the 2002 model it would replace has 120,000 miles and some rust. The chief also said a new vehicle would make the town eligible for additional grants, but said he did not know the dollar amount of those grants.
Highway Superintendent Herbert Chaffee II said, "I got a 1977 truck with 500,000 miles on it; I have been told to wait."
Resident James Cooke said the grant money would be used to write additional tickets, adding, "That does not sit well with me."
Man seriously injured when tree falls
RUTLAND - A River Road man was seriously injured while doing tree work in his yard yesterday morning and taken by Life Flight helicopter to UMass Memorial Medical Center - University Campus in Worcester.
Nathan Locke, who is about 48 years old, of 73 River Road, was hurt when a tree he was cutting with a chain saw partially fell on him, according to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. Fire Chief Thomas P. Ruchala. People who had been working with Mr. Locke called for rescue crews.
Members of the town's Emergency Medical Services An Emergency medical service (abbreviated to initialism "EMS" in many countries) is a service providing out-of-hospital acute care and transport to definitive care, to patients with illnesses and injuries which the patient believes constitutes a medical emergency. department and the Department of Public Works public works
Construction projects, such as highways or dams, financed by public funds and constructed by a government for the benefit or use of the general public.
Noun 1. responded to the accident, where DPW DPW n abbr (US) (= Department of Public Works) → ministerio de obras públicas workers secured the tree to prevent it from falling further on the injured man or on emergency workers as they tended to him, according to a police spokeswoman.
Mr. Locke was taken by town ambulance to Memorial Field to meet the Life Flight helicopter. His condition was not available last night.
3 vie for 2 spots on Gale library board
HOLDEN - The only race on Monday's town election ballot is a three-way contest for two positions as Trustees of Damon Memorial, the six-member board that oversees the Gale Free Public Library.
Incumbents Contance M. Marr of 9 Windsor Circle and Stephanie Poh of 78 Walnut St. are being challenged by former Wachusett Regional School Committee member Kelly J. Maxwell of 233 Holden St.
Seats on other boards will be filled by candidates running unopposed. There is no candidate for a three-year position on the Holden Housing Authority.
A question on the ballot will ask voters to exclude from the limits of Proposition 2-1/2 funds to clean the oil spill oil spill: see water pollution. at Jefferson School.
The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the following locations: Precincts 1 and 2 at the Senior Center, 1130 Main St.; Precinct A constable's or police district. A small geographical unit of government. An election district created for convenient localization of polling places. A county or municipal subdivision for casting and counting votes in elections.
PRECINCT. 3 at Davis Hill School, use the Highland Street entrance; Precinct 4 at Mountview School, 270 Shrewsbury St.; Precinct 5 at Holden Municipal Light Department, 1 Holden St.