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Clarksburg Takes Over Senior Center

The Council on Aging is expected to nominate more members on Monday morning that can ensure the board can continue.

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Marijuana Greenhouse Proposed in Clarksburg

Chad Cellana and Trenten Lynch of New England Regional Dispensaries (NERD) are proposing to build a pot production greenhouse and retail outlet at 28 Cross Road, within the marijuana overlay district approved at town meeting two years ago.

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Cheshire Council on Aging Gets Recognition for Hard Work

The letter, sent by the COA Board of Directors, praised Hilderbrand and her volunteers for growing both attendance and the number of programs offered at the Community Center.

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Forum Makes Seniors Aware Of Cyber Scams

The Council on Aging is holding a number of technology-based seminars for seniors. Friday's focused on avoiding scams but Clark said the plan is to cover an array of topics to help seniors become more adept with technology.

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Cheshire Sees Solution to Appalachian Trail Campsite

The school site had several issues, not the least of which was safety as some residents and officials were concerned about the imminent move of the Youth Center to the school building. The new site is located near the intersection of the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail and the Appalachian Trail.

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Adams Council on Aging Recognizes Volunteers

Council on Aging Director Erica Girgenti acknowledged her volunteers Wednesday at a Selectmen's meeting and noted that the over 70 volunteers have logged in over 4,000 hours of service.

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Community Members Seek to Rescue Clarksburg Senior Center

Nearly two dozen people attended an emergency meeting organized by Lauren and Robert Norcross at the center on Thursday night to find ways to keep the 15-year-old building open and the Council on Aging functioning.

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Cheshire Approve COA Vehicle Agreement With Adams

The vehicle was donated to Adams in March by Fallon Health, a nonprofit provider based in Worcester. Girgenti said the Rogue can go places the normal COA vans can't.

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Adams Agrees to Share 'Fallon Car' With Cheshire COA

COA Director Erica Girgenti said the Board of Selectmen's approval will allow her to approach the Cheshire Selectmen and finalize the memorandum.

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Lanesborough Still Considering What to Do With Council On Aging

The Board of Selectmen are asking Town Manager Kelli Robbins to come up with a plan for the Council on Aging. The Selectmen previously increased and then reduced Council on Aging Director Lorna Gayle's house. For most of the year, she had been working 27 hours a week - an increase from last year - but the Board of Selectmen opted to reduce that. The Council on Aging's board of directors has been advocating for those hours to be restored.

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Clarksburg Senior Center Members Want Assurances

Eight of the regulars at the Senior Center attended last Wednesday's meeting to express their concerns over leasing the space, cleanup responsibilities, grant funding for its operation and the lack of a director.

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Fallon Health Puts Two Local Councils on Aging on the Road

The gifts, along with a number of "big checks," is the health insurance provider's way of supporting the community, said Richard P. Burke, president and CEO.

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