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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...
Since 1910, with the exception of a few years dominated by the 1918 flu pandemic, heart disease has been the leading cause of death in the United States every year. Advances in medical knowledge and technology have greatly reduced deaths from heart disease, but it still remains – more than century...
The Athol High School winter cheerleaders of 1950. Left to right —Norma Edson, Joyce Austin, June Ovitt, Gloria Lanteigne, Abbie Jean Stowell. Photo courtesy of Dick Chiasson
1990 It may have taken Narragansett 22 years to get to a Super Bowl, but it only took them once to win it as they edged out Bay Path Regional of Charlton 31-30 in the Division III Central Massachusetts Super Bowl at Worcester Polytechnic’s Alumni Field. The Warriors, most notable for their high...
In August 2013, a special commission charged with examining the impact of state policies and regulations on LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) older adults was established. The Massachusetts LGBT Aging Commission was charged with making recommendations; ensuring equality of access to...
ATHOL — The council on aging will hold a blood pressure screening on Wednesday, Dec. 16, from 11 a.m. to noon, at the senior center, 82 Freedom St. Screenings are free and open to the public. 

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225 Exchange Street
Athol, MA 01331
Phone: (978) 249-3535

 

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