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Members of the Athol-Orange National Guard pass the Athol Public Library as they march down Main Street on Armistice Day in 1939.Photo courtesy of Richard Chaisson
1993 Seventh grade students and teachers from the Athol Middle School recently visited Robert Mayer’s photography studio where they learned how to take slide photographs. The students were preparing for a Martin Luther King Day assembly. Grade three and four students at Silver Lake School...
Dear Rusty: My question is how to apply for disability? I suffer from blepharospasms (facial dystonia) of both eyes, non-diabetic neuropathy in both feet and lower legs, and have a hearing loss related to my occupation as a police officer (now retired). I also suffer from an old injury that...
Menus for the week of January 22-26 Monday, broccoli bake, stewed tomatoes, home fries, peaches Tuesday, minestrone soup, haddock newburg, bowtie pasta (HDM: Italian green beans), pears Wednesday, beef and cabbage casserole, carrots, chocolate (Diet: chocolate pudding) Thursday, corn...
Caregiver Kathie Wells, her husband Robert and their family. (StatePoint)
As the population ages, more people (particularly women) will be “sandwiched” in between taking care of their parents or other family members in need, and their children. Take telenurse and nurse educator Kathie Wells, RN, BSN, CCM. At age 55, she is juggling full-time work, while raising school...
Western Mass. Regional SHINE Program Director The 2017 Medicare Open Enrollment period ended on December 7, but some people may still be allowed to change plans. For those with a Medicare Advantage Plan: Between January 1 and February 14, you can leave your plan and switch to Original Medicare...
Menus for the week of January 8-12 Monday, sloppy joes, home fries, broccoli, strawberry yogurt Tuesday, chicken penne a la vodka, California vegetable blend, raisins Wednesday, pork and lentil stew, brown rice, cauliflower, escalloped apples (Diet: sliced apples). Thursday, vegetable soup...
1992-1993 Recent donations totaling $353 helped the Athol Daily News Santa Fund reach its 1992 goal of $9,500. The final total was $9,503. All funds donated are used to purchase gifts for area children. The Daily News thanks all who contributed to make the appeal a success. On Christmas...
Menus for the week of January 1-5 Monday, New Year’s Day, NO MEALS SERVED Tuesday, macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, mixed fruit Wednesday, three c soup, grilled chicken, creamy pesto sauce, orzo spinach pilaf (HDM: Italian vegetable blend), fresh fruit Thursday, beef stew, tossed...
The Petersham Common is shown in this winter image circa 1950. The Nichewaug Inn is shown at the right with the academy addition not yet built. The former inn property was sold to the Sisters of the Assumption in 1951 and the Sisters added a large classroom wing to the western side of the building in what were hay fields and a golf course for the former hotel. On the left, behind the Unitarian Church, is the former West Road Inn. In 1955, it was dismantled into separate pieces and used for smaller homes rel
1992 Superintendent of the Athol-Royalston Regional School District James P. Kelley and school bus company manager William Clark report that vehicles not stopping for school buses when the bus lights are flashing is on the rise in Athol and Royalston. An elementary aged student was struck while...
Getting older doesn’t necessarily mean a person’s driving days are over. But it’s important to plan ahead and take steps to ensure the safety of your loved ones on the road. If you think you need to have a conversation with an older driver about his or her driving abilities, remember that many...

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