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Pictured in this 1950 photograph of downtown Athol are the Athol Taxi stand, Carroll Cut Rate Perfumers, Athol Bake Shop and Todd’s Grocery store. These stores were torn down to make way for what was then Grant Department Store which later became True Value Hardware. It is now the location of Hometown Realtors and The Appliance Man.  Photo courtesy of Richard J. Chaisson
1992 When Athol Town Clerk Nita Kim wanted to do something to make the front entrance of the town hall more attractive, she enlisted the advise of Thomas S. Mann III, owner of T.S. Mann and Dirth Lumber Companies, who offered to donate two flower urns. It was standing room only at Athol High...
ORANGE — Monday night’s special and annual town meetings at the town hall were postponed until tonight after the meeting failed to reach a quorum. Perhaps it was the inclement weather, or the location change, but town moderator Christopher Woodcock was forced to table the meeting at 7:15 with only...
NEW SALEM — A debt-exclusion vote that would fund the acquisition of a new tanker truck for the fire department has been set for Monday, July 10, with polls open from 11:45 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Town Hall Annex, 24 South Main St. Monday’s scheduling decision by the selectboard came two weeks...
NEW SALEM — The 1794 Meetinghouse and the Central Congregational Church have been identified as potential filming locations for the upcoming Hulu TV series “Castle Rock,” set to enter production this summer with Orange as the primary backdrop for exterior scenes.  Town Coordinator Nancy Aldrich...
Small things matter. A small activity like getting up out of the chair and walking a short distance can improve mobility and strength, especially when hospitalized or recovering in a short-term rehabilitation setting. Bedrest and lack of mobility contribute to functional decline, and prolonged...
PETERSHAM — Police report that on Saturday, at around 4:30 a.m., a male runner on North Main Street was in the area of Popple Camp Road when a red/maroon-colored Toyota Corolla stopped and the driver approached the runner asking for directions and then attempted to get the runner into his vehicle...
ORANGE — In this time of turbulence in the world — increasing acts of violence, threats to our sense of security, challenges to our livelihoods and health — all can take a toll on our sense of wellbeing, of feeling grounded. Recent research confirms that certain practices can promote physical...
ORANGE — Mahar Regional School has announced that anyone who withdrew from Mahar in 2009 may pick up their student information folders in the Student Services office from now until July 12, on weekdays, between 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.  Any record remaining after that time will be destroyed.
AREA — Haley’s announces publication of Cathy Stanton’s “A Quabbin Farm Album,” a collection of stories about six Quabbin region farms. The book features photos by Oliver Scott Snure of Northampton, a timeline and recipes. Quabbin Harvest Coop in Orange will host a book launch celebration of...
ERVING — On Friday, police arrested Sean D. O’Connor, 26, of Marblehead, following a traffic stop for suspicion of operating with a suspended license on East Main Street. During an inventory of the vehicle, officers located illegal narcotics and packaging consistent with narcotics distribution...

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Athol, MA 01331
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