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FITCHBURG — Internationally renowned world music artist and world fusion pioneer Randy Armstrong will perform a free concert at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 26, at Fitchburg State University as part of the Adult Learning in the Fitchburg Area (ALFA) program’s Shirley Pick Spring Series. The concert...
A grand opening and ribbon cutting was held at the North Quabbin Chamber of Commerce's location on Freedom Street next to the Senior Center in Athol. Left to right-- Kim Stewart,Kessler Investments; Tanya Quinn,TD Bank; Atty. Nick Kimball, Kimball Law Office; Marc Ostberg,Hometown Bank; Sara Lyman,Hometown Realtors; Shaun Suhoski,Athol Town Manager; Mia Haringstad, tourism director; Mark Wright, Chamber director;  Carol Courville, AOTV; Tabitha Fournier,Athol Savings Bank; Eladia Romero,dis
ATHOL — The North Quabbin Chamber of Commerce held a grand opening and ribbon cutting at their new location on Freedom Street on Tuesday. The new space provides added room for tourism materials and general chamber business.  The chamber previously shared a building with the North Quabbin Community...
ATHOL — State Sen. Anne Gobi (D-Spencer) is coordinating a legislative oversight hearing on the state’s proposal to place endangered timber rattlesnakes on Mt. Zion at the Quabbin Reservoir. The hearing by the Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture will be chaired by Gobi...
Tuesday, April 5 8:04 a.m. - Subject to station for annual sex offender registration. 8:55 a.m. - Caller requested assistance with non-compliant student, Pleasant Street. 10:07 a.m. - Officer filed a 51A (child endangerment and neglect) report. 10:30 a.m. - Walk-in requested assistance...
ATHOL — The proposed fiscal year 2017 town operating budget and capital improvement budget were presented to the selectboard on Tuesday. Town Manager Shaun Suhoski said the town operating budget has a balanced bottom line of $18.94 million. That amount, he said, is 8.33 percent higher than FY16’...
ATHOL — The Athol Democratic Town Committee is sponsoring a nomination paper signing party at the Lithuanian Club, 365 South St., on Monday, April 11, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public, and there will be free food and pizza for those attending.  State Sen. Anne...
ATHOL — Two motor vehicle accidents were reported to police on Tuesday. At 7:54 a.m., vehicles operated by Joseph E. Lorion, of 190 Ward Hill Rd., Phillipston; and Lisa M. Aldrich, of 32 Pleasant St., were in an accident on South Main Street. According to police, Aldrich was traveling...
GREENFIELD — Registration is now open for the 2016 Firebird 5K, a footrace fundraiser to raise awareness about the disease of addiction and preventative education. The race will be held Saturday, June 4, at 10 a.m. on North Highland Pond Road, with runners, walkers, teams and families welcome....
Residents of the North Quabbin region are in mourning over the loss of the Orange Police Department's K9 Matte, who passed away early Wednesday morning. This collection of Athol Daily News file photos shows some of the many functions undertaken by Matte, viewed as a dedicated officer who was both reliable and strong, but also approachable and fun loving. From top left -- Matte makes off with the sleeve of Belchertown K9 officer Adam Brougham during a demonstration at New Salem's Old Home Day
ORANGE — The North Quabbin community awoke to somber news this morning as the loss of beloved Orange Police Officer K9 Matte spread across social media. Police chief Craig Lundgren could only speak briefly on the matter this morning but confirmed he received a phone call at 2:30 a.m. reporting...
ATHOL — The Athol Bird & Nature Club has gone on record in support of the state’s plan to place endangered timber rattlesnakes on Mt. Zion at the Quabbin Reservoir. In an ABNC “events/update” email, it is noted the ABNC’s Board of Directors has sent a letter on behalf of the ABNC to Matthew...

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