Quabbin Times

Menus for the week of January 11-15 Monday, grilled chicken breast with piccata sauce, couscous with red pepper, brussels sprouts, strawberry yogurt Tuesday, cream of broccoli soup, rainbow trout with lemon vinaigrette, parslied red bliss potatoes (HDM broccoli), fresh fruit Wednesday, penne...
Q: Is Watching T.V., Or Reading, Bad For My Eyes? A: No. The Mass Commission for the Blind says our eyes are meant to be used, and they benefit from “exercise” like reading or watching T.V. If your eyes feel tired or “strained,” you can refresh them with rest. To maintain healthy eyes, you...
 In this 1947 photo, workers from Cass Dairy Farm gather together for a picture. The farm was located on Chestnut Hill Avenue in Athol. Bernard "Bud" Dejackome, top row, center, was a bulldozer operator on the farm.  Photo courtesy of Ron Dejackome
1990-1991 The North Quabbin Area’s first baby of 1991, Miss Christina Marie Simmington, weighing seven pounds, four ounces, was born Jan. 3 at 10:49 p.m. to Lori Ann Antilla and Robert John Simmington of Athol. Little Miss Simmington is the winner of the 57th New Year’s Baby Contest sponsored by...
Winter weather is known for its bad reputation on the road. On truly bad winter days, the best advice is to stay put until the snow plows and sanding trucks have tempered winter’s enthusiasm. When you’re ready to be on the road, make sure to give yourself extra time to get where you’re going....
The horrendous attacks in Paris have brought back many memories, and we can certainly empathize. We remember all too well the angst and anger that followed the 9-11 attacks and the Marathon bombing. We know that international and national crimes of terrorism create a sense of vulnerability and we...
1990 Santa, along with a horde of his helpers, elves and other volunteers, mustered at the Athol Daily News prior to departing to deliver Christmas gifts to underprivileged youngsters in town. Before heading back to the North Pole, Santa expressed his thanks to all who contributed to the Athol...
Menus for the week of December 28-January 1 Monday, meatloaf with onion gravy, red bliss potatoes, green peas, mixed fruit Tuesday, cheesy potato soup, Swedish chicken meatballs, herbed egg noodles (HDM carrots), fresh orange Wednesday, cabbage casserole with marinara sauce, tossed salad (...
MassHealth has taken a very aggressive stance against trusts after recent court cases. They have formed a separate unit in their legal department that reviews most trusts. MassHealth is denying trusts on MassHealth applications and requiring the applicant to go through an appeal process. There...
1990 The Athol High School National Honor Society conducted a canned food drive at the high school to benefit the homeless recently. Construction is 50 percent completed on a new elementary school in Orange. The 47,564 square foot building is expected to be completed in time for the 1991-92...
Downtown Athol Christmas decorations have changed a bit over the decades. In this 1951 westward looking photo, diagonally placed garland hung above Main Street.  Photo courtesy of Richard Chiasson
1990 Two children and a pet dog, reported missing by their parents, were found in good condition the following morning after more than 400 police and volunteers from surrounding towns searched the area near Winchendon Rod and the Gun Club near the border with New Hampshire. The boys walked out...

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Athol, MA 01331
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