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“The electric bill is due on Tuesday, and the oil bill will be coming in next week. The roofer’s repairs will be done soon, so he’ll be wanting his last installment, and the boy who cuts the grass needs another twenty-five dollars. The check for the gas bill was sent last week — or was that the...
Need help developing an “APP-titude” for walking?  What if you could donate to your favorite charity or animal rescue group simply by walking? Two smartphone apps are making this happen. The developers have partnered with sponsors who donate a small amount of money to your chosen charity for...
Q: Are online Canadian pharmacies offering cheap drugs for real? A: The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is very clear: “If you cannot confirm that an online pharmacy is licensed in the United States, you should not use that online pharmacy.” The FDA has no jurisdiction over...
1991 The Athol-Royalston School Committee voted unanimously not to accept non-resident students into the system as allowed by a “School Choice” law recently approved by the legislature.  Calls to the Orange Police Department during the hours when the department is not manned, from 2 to 10 a.m...
This photo from the summer of 1952 shows people cooling off at Silver Lake Beach in Athol. Photo by Chandler Waterman/courtesy of Richard J. Chaisson
1991 A new computer terminal and software were given by the Athol Memorial Hospital Auxiliary to the hospital pharmacy recently. The equipment will streamline inventory, billing and record-keeping, while providing information about medications and possible interactions. Scoops Dairy Bar is...
Linda Grenier of Athol, and Anna Viadero of Montague, joined nine others this past June, graduating as a volunteer counselor from the SHINE (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone) Program’s 11-week-long spring training session at LifePath (formerly Franklin County Home Care). Coming from...
1991 In his report to company workers for the first six months of the current year, L.S. Starrett Company President Douglas R. Starrett says the firm did not enjoy as good a year as it did a year ago. He stated a major reason for the decline was the performance of the firm’s Brazilian subsidiary...
The Petersham Historical Society opened on July 14, 1926, this photo shows the construction phase of the building on North Main Street in Petersham.  Photo from the collection of the Petersham Historical Society
1991 Mildred “Aunt Mille” French, 94, who has retired from church duties, was honored at a retirement party following church services in Fellowship Hall at the First Church of Christ in Royalston. Rev. James Willis, master of ceremonies, sang a song he composed for Miss French. Her favorite hymn...
1991 Due to the drastic reduction in funding, transportation for seniors and handicapped of Athol by Pequoig Transportation Co. will be limited. All trips to out-of-town appointments will be discontinued. A person will be allowed a maximum of one round trip per week for personal reasons, such as...
1991 Literacy Volunteers of Orange-Athol held an open house recently at their new office in Liberty Hall at the Athol Town Hall. The group is affiliated with Literacy Volunteers of America, which offers free tutoring to adults who wish to learn to read, to improve reading skills or to master...

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