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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. 
With the winter cold moving in and last month being Depression Awareness Month it’s a fitting time to talk about the so-called “winter blues” many people experience as the days get shorter, as well as a more severe type of depression called seasonal affective disorder (SAD). “Winter blues is a...
1990 The L.S. Starrett Company has announced purchase of the assets of Herald Engineering Equipment Ltd., located in Skipton, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom. The company manufactures a range of optical profile projectors for engineering and other applications. The L.S. Starrett Company has...
1990 Selectmen in Petersham agreed to support conservation restrictions that would protect the town’s last remaining active farm from development, and told members of the planning board that they would be receptive to a future proposal for a “package deal” to protect other sensitive properties....

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