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In this circa 1900 photo, students and teachers are shown at the Petersham First District Schoolhouse, now the brick building used as Petersham’s town office building on South Main Street next to the town hall. There was no front door on the building at that time as the students used separate girls’ and boys’ entrances on the north and south sides. The front door was added in the 1920s after the school building was changed over to town use.  Photo from the collection of the Petersham Historical Society
1992 Leon A. Lozier, a lifelong resident of Athol and currently fire chief in Orange, was appointed fire chief of Athol effective July 1. Lozier has been chief in Orange since October 1988 and was previously a member of the Athol Fire Department for 17 years. In Orange he has participated in...
Menus for the week of May 29-June 2 Monday, Memorial Day, NO MEALS SERVED Tuesday, meatballs with mushroom gravy, egg noodles, peas and carrots, tropical fruit salad Wednesday, grilled chicken teriyaki, brown rice, broccoli, mandarin oranges Thursday, beef chili, corn bread, tossed salad (...
Q: Does retirement have a positive or negative impact on health? A: Retirement can have good and bad impacts on health. One study by the National Bureau of Economic Research concluded that complete retirement leads to a 5 to 16 percent increase in difficulties associated with mobility and daily...
Monday, May 29, is Memorial Day, which means that many folks will be outside this weekend enjoying the summery weather. Whether or not you enjoy the heat and the sun that the warmer months bring, we should all be prepared to handle extreme heat, which can be dangerous and even life-threatening,...
Memory loss and the inability to manage our own affairs is a frightening prospect, threatening, as it does, our independence and very sense of self. Therapists, clinicians, doctors and family members often feel adrift as they struggle to better respond to the needs of afflicted loved ones. Sadly,...
When Marvin Kelley signed up to volunteer with Rides for Health at LifePath, Program Director Trevor Boeding knew just the right person for him to be matched with: Theresa (Terry) Day. “One of the fun things that we did,” says Kelley, “was to start chatting in the car on the way to the doctor...
Q: As I get older, does it really matter to stay physically active? A: Absolutely. No matter your health and physical abilities, you can gain a lot by staying active. There are many benefits. Physical activity: • maintains and improves your physical strength and fitness. • improves your...
Did you know that fiber is good for your digestion, can help lower your cholesterol, and can assist with weight loss? High fiber foods tend to have fewer calories by volume of food, and help you feel full for longer periods. Fiber is also helpful in preventing and treating health conditions...
Members of the Massachusetts State House and Congress have introduced legislation that will impact elders in our community. The three bills below under consideration by Massachusetts legislators provide protections for the uninformed individual who engages in financial transactions unaware that...
As Secretary of the Executive Office of Elder Affairs in Massachusetts, I am especially pleased to recognize the recent efforts of LifePath to improve the lives of individuals living with dementia and their caregivers. The Administration commends these efforts, and plans to continue supporting...

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