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Shown is the Springfield Museum's portable planetarium, Starlab, which will be at the Royalston town hall on Friday, Feb. 19, beginning at 1 p.m. Submitted photo
ROYALSTON — On Friday, Feb. 19, at 1 p.m., the Springfield Museum will present its portable planetarium, Starlab, at the town hall.  Younger children will go inside the planetarium at 1, while older kids will do stellar projects and have snacks. Then at 1:45, the older group will go into the...
ATHOL — The selectboard on Tuesday approved the schedule for the annual spring town meeting to be held in Memorial Hall on Monday, June 13, beginning at 7 p.m. The warrant opened Wednesday and will close on Thursday, April 14, at 4 p.m. All bylaw proposals must be submitted to town counsel for...
ATHOL — Local businesswoman Pauline “Polly” Whipps, who passed away on Feb. 7, was remembered at Tuesday’s selectboard meeting, in part, with a moment of silence called for by Selectman Stephen Raymond. “For those that knew her, she was a wonderful woman. She will be missed,” said Raymond of the...
Tuesday 9:28 a.m. - Caller reports suspicious red Chevrolet has been parked near residence for several days, Ivy Drive. 10:06 a.m. - 911 caller requests welfare check on party who is making suicidal statements on Facebook, Smith Street. 10:30 a.m. - Animal control officer states she received...
ATHOL — At 11:31 p.m., Tuesday, a vehicle operated by Krista R. Grogan, of Brookside Road, Orange, struck a utility pole on Partridgeville Road due to icy road conditions. Verizon was notified of damage to the pole and the vehicle was towed at the owner’s request. No injuries resulted; no...
NEW SALEM — Millers River Fisherman’s Association President Peter Mallett, of town, who has been a vocal opponent of the state’s plan to place endangered timber rattlesnakes on an island at the Quabbin Reservoir, has had a change of opinion. On Wednesday, Mallett said he supports the Division of...
ATHOL — On Friday, Feb. 12, information provided to the Athol Daily News by the police department indicated there were no injuries in a two-car accident occurring between Joseph Ithier and Brenda Sue Rennie on Thursday. Police today confirmed Rennie did suffer a broken arm.  When the accident...
PETERSHAM — The public is invited to attend a climate change conference planning meeting to be held on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m., in the Davis Memorial Building, 3 West St. This year the Village Lyceum will be celebrating Earth Day as part of the International Leap Year 2016 campaign to “...
1991 The Athol-Orange Family Inn has purchased a larger building on East Main Street and Peggy Collins, director of the inn, anticipates moving in by April. In order to maintain the healthy and supportive atmosphere of the old inn, the new quarters will need renovation. To help achieve its goals...
Friday 2:40 a.m. - A vehicle operated by Joseph G. Crumb Jr., of Templeton, was in an accident on Route 2 westbound in Westminster. No citations were issued. 10:53 a.m. - Christopher Stone, 28, of Stone Road, Orange, was arrested in Orange on five warrants for charges of possession of a Class...

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