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A public forum held Thursday in Memorial Hall on Athol's need to develop zoning regulations for recreational marijuana dispensaries drew a sparse crowd, with the majority of those in attendance voicing their opinions on the matter.Photo by Brian Gelinas
ATHOL — The Board of Planning and Community Development on Thursday held a public forum in Memorial Hall to gather input from business owners and residents with regard to drafting zoning regulations for the siting of recreational marijuana dispensaries in town. Input was accepted from interested...
ATHOL — Athol Hospital and Heywood Healthcare have announced that construction has begun on the new emergency department/medical office building project at Athol Hospital. The construction will entail many changes to Athol Hospital’s campus, and the community will be provided with periodic...
ATHOL — A police advisory board has been established. The selectboard recently approved a request by Police Chief Russell Kleber to form the board which will advise the chief on public safety concerns and provide suggestions as to how police services could be better provided to residents....
Athol-Royalston Schools Breakfast and lunch are free to all students. Assorted cereals, 2% milk, and fruit juice offered for breakfast daily. Assorted fresh fruits, canned fruits and fat free or low fat milk offered for lunch daily. Senior and middle school offer alternate assorted sandwiches...
BOSTON — Opioid-related overdose deaths in Massachusetts declined by an estimated 10 percent in the first nine months of this year compared to the first nine months of 2016, according to the third quarterly opioid-related overdose deaths report of 2017 released Monday by the Massachusetts...
 Floyd Kelley, left, owner-operator of the Burnshirt Valley Farm in Barre, will be joined by Felicia Smith in a Village Lyceum presentation on Sunday, Nov. 26, at 3 p.m., on raising heritage pork, piglets, chicken, and duck. The program, which is free of charge and open to the public, will be held in the dining room of the Unitarian Church in Petersham. Photo by Genevieve Fraser
PETERSHAM — The Burnshirt Valley Farm, a heritage farm owned and operated by Barre resident Floyd Kelley, is the subject of the Village Lyceum on Sunday, Nov. 26, at 3 p.m. The program will be presented in the dining room of the First Congregational Parish, Unitarian Church on the town common in...
ATHOL — Heywood Medical Group, in partnership with the North Quabbin Chamber of Commerce, will hold a ribbon cutting and open house celebration for the new Tully Family Medicine practice on Tuesday, Nov. 28, from 4 to 6 p.m. The practice is located in the North Quabbin Commons Plaza at 81...
ERVING — The selectboard will meet Monday, Nov. 20, at 6:30 p.m., at the town hall, with the following agenda: Nov. 6 minutes. Old business — Town hall database request; discussion of inventory of town-owned land. New business — Reserve fund request — interest from Appellate Tax Board; 16...
 Members of Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School's National Honor Society pose for a photo following the organization's recent annual induction ceremony. New members from local towns are Jake Wright of Athol, Tanya Valley of Phillipston, and Morgan Miller of Templeton.  School photo
FITCHBURG — Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School’s chapter of the National Honor Society held its annual induction ceremony recently in the school’s auditorium. The ceremony got underway with a welcome address by Eric Sanden, chapter co-advisor. Samantha Collette of Westminster, NHS...
Summer LaFortune of Winchendon, a 2016 graduate of Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School in Fitchburg, completed a course in phlebotomy through the school's Continuing Education Program. She is working in the lab at Heywood Hospital in Gardner, under the supervision of Julie Holly, left. School photo
FITCHBURG — Summer LaFortune of Winchendon, a 2016 graduate of Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School’s Dental Assisting program, didn’t want to be like many of her classmates who were working minimum-wage jobs and borrowing money to get a college degree. She is a bright and ambitious...

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