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WASHINGTON, DC — Just in time for the celebration of Older Americans month, the Social Security Administration’s Acting Commissioner Carolyn W. Colvin called Social Security an “anti-poverty program.” But the National Council on Aging points out that “over 25 million Americans aged 60 and over are...
1991 Athol Memorial Hospital will mark National Hospital Week with a tribute to employees, auxilians, volunteers and patients. The hospital has approximately 300 employees, full-time and part-time. Athol Junior High will conduct a public celebration, “Our Earth”. There will be displays, models...
Medicare Buy-In Programs, also called Medicare Savings Programs, can assist low-income Medicare beneficiaries pay their share of the Medicare Part B premium, which is currently $121.80 monthly. Medicare beneficiaries may be eligible for different buy-in programs based on their income. The three...
The Massachusetts Adult Literacy Hotline, funded by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and administered by World Education, is a statewide service that provides free information and referrals to adult learners  and people interested in volunteering in Adult Basic...
1991 Armed with bundles of American flags, volunteers from local veterans’ organizations marked more than 1,245 veterans’ graves in Athol cemeteries in preparation for Memorial Day. The Athol Teachers’ Association presented their Torchlighter Award to Alan Rich in recognition of his many years...
Editors note: The following is part of a two part series that will be continued in next week’s Good Life column. Animal companionship plays an important role in many people’s lives. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, up to 36% of homes in the United States include a dog,...
ATHOL – If you’re interested in healthcare and looking for a volunteer opportunity in Athol or one of the surrounding towns, consider signing up to become a SHINE Counselor with LifePath (formerly Franklin County Home Care). With the 2016 Spring Training coming up in a few weeks, there’s no better...
1991 Senior Bill Nault and Middle School students Susan Gagliardi and Rebecca Silver were grand prize winners of the 33rd Mahar Regional School Science Fair. Nault won for his project, “Unleaded Gasoline And Its Components, Is It Safer?” Gagliardi and Silver teamed up to win with their entry, “1...
1991 Standing for hours in raw, rainy weather greeting voters may not be one’s idea of a good time, but Jane Peirce, newly elected member of the Orange selectboard and the first woman to serve in that position, said she enjoyed doing just that at the polls. A team of students from Mahar...
1991 Resembling a scene taken from a page of American history, circa World War II, Wendell held a “Victory Rally” on the town common to give thanks to the troops for their spectacular success in the war with Iraq. Flags were in evidence everywhere, waving in rhythm to strains of patriotic music...

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