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Mike Blanchard holding Elks Charter. Photo Andy Castillo/For the Athol Daily News
ORANGE — A timely bluff prompted a thief who stole $3,000 worth of ornamental jewelry from the now-defunct Athol-Orange Lodge of Elks to return the stolen goods Thursday afternoon. The jewelry, used in Elks ceremonies, was needed to be returned if the lodge was ever to reopen. The 92 New Athol...
WARWICK – Looking to improve the safety of Warwick’s well water, the Salt in Drinking Water Committee proposed instituting a salt ban in the village center during Tuesday’s Selectboard meeting, but to no avail. The Selectboard unanimously voted to table the discussion until after a pre-scheduled...
BRIDGE INSPECTION — A crew from the State’s Department of Transportation was on scene inspecting the Exchange Street Bridge Tuesday afternoon.   Photo by Jared Robinson
ATHOL — The state Department of Transportation on Tuesday inspected the Exchange Street Bridge and determined it is secure at its reduced weight limit, though it remains closed to vehicular traffic until further notice, according to Athol Town Manager Shaun A. Suhoski. The bridge was closed...
Tuesday, Jan. 16 8:23 a.m. — Ridge Road party to station to report license plate missing. Entered as stolen. 9:05 a.m. — Caller was advised to contact the Zoning Department with concerns about business not properly registered, after reporting a male party was doing tattoos out of his house,...
DETROIT (AP) — Experts say a bright light and what sounded like thunder in the sky above Michigan was a meteor. The American Meteor Society says it received hundreds of reports of a fireball Tuesday night over the state, including many in the Detroit area. Reports also came in from several other...
ORANGE – Those attending Tuesday’s public hearing held by the Planning Board were overwhelmingly in support of hosting marijuana facilities in town, though the hearing aimed at soliciting questions focused more on public opinion. Nearly 20 people were at Ralph C. Mahar Regional School for the...
ORANGE — Mission Covenant Church some years ago went through a vitality period in which churchgoers contemplated whether the church should close its doors. One team of parishioners conducted an external assessment and reached out to community leaders to determine how the church could help. “...
Friday, Jan. 12 7:35 a.m. — Hayden Street caller reports car entered overnight. Nothing appeared to be missing. 9:21 a.m. — Pleasant street caller reported her unlocked car entered and she is missing her purse. Neighbor found purse on front lawn a couple houses away. 9:40 a.m. — Hayden...
ORANGE — A 56-year-old woman and a juvenile detained at Walmart were taken into custody on Friday at 2:50 p.m. Brenda Marie Labouef, of Cottage Street, Athol was arrested on charges of tresspass and a default warrant. A 33-year-old subject will be summonsed to court on a charge of larceny under $...
Friday, Jan. 12 7:31 a.m. - Report of un-shoveled sidewalks, Freedom Street. Four residents given by-law notice.  8:13 a.m. - Report of suspicious silver 4-door sedan that has been hanging around parking lot, Riverbend Street.  8:56 a.m. - Report of an unoccupied vehicle that has been parked...

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