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Public hearing Feb. 2 will discuss Huntington’s risk preparedness

Amy Porter
aporter@thereminder.com

HUNTINGTON — Residents, businesses, and representatives from Huntington and surrounding communities are invited to learn about the town’s upcoming Hazard Mitigation and Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) planning at a public hearing on Feb. 2 at 6 p.m. at Huntington Town Hall....
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Selectmen look for help restoring budget ‘watchdog’ board

Amy Porter
aporter@thereminder.com

HUNTINGTON — Members of the Board of Selectmen were happy to announce at the Jan. 19 meeting that three residents have volunteered to serve on the town’s Finance Committee, the first time in five years that the town will have a separate committee for this purpose, as the selectmen have been filling ...
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Granville grower helping to bring back American chestnut

Mary J. Metzger

GRANVILLE — “It’s a story of tragic loss and a story of great hope,” said John Meiklejohn when he spoke on Jan. 19 in a Zoom presentation hosted by the Granville Public Library....
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Taxpayer group wants ARPA funds for cable connections

Amy Porter
aporter@thereminder.com

RUSSELL — As Comcast upgrades the lines serving former customers of Russell Cable, which the Philadelphia-based company bought in October 2021, Steve Delnickas, president of Russell Underserved Taxpayers (RUT), said the group of 40 to 42 households does not have any wired connection to cable....
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Hilltowns will share in $7.5M storm damage relief

Amy Porter
aporter@thereminder.com

CHESTER – State officials will allocate $7.5 million to small towns in Western and central Massachusetts as disaster relief payments related to a July 2021 storm....
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Dog breeder in Russell promotes benefits of ‘doodle’ mixes

Amy Porter
aporter@thereminder.com

RUSSELL – The Hess family in Russell has been breeding goldendoodles for sale for the past five years, and has now added bernedoodles. A goldendoodle is a mix of golden retriever and poodle, and a bernedoodle is a mix of a Bernese mountain dog and poodle....
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