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Spirit In Motion, the Athol Congregational Church Missions Relay For Life Team, is once again sponsoring the River Rat Race pancake and sausage breakfast on race day, Saturday, April 8. Front, left-to-right -- Ginny Durgin and Lisa Pollock. Middle -- Joyce Phinney, team captain Darlene Kilhart, Jerry Noyes, Jan Noyes and Claire Butler. Back -- Nancy Daub, Elaine Heath, Jan Doody and Joe Bezio Jr. Submitted photo
ATHOL — One hundred twenty-six thousand, seven hundred and twenty (126,720). That’s approximately how many link sausage placed end to end it is from the South Main Street bridge in Athol to Mike’s Place in Orange via the Millers River. That’s just a few more sausages than were served last year at...
NEW SALEM — At approximately 12:54 p.m., Friday, the New Salem Fire Department responded to Nielson Road after a permitted burn extended into an old hollow maple tree. Fire Chief Joe Cuneo said Saturday that the fire was contained to the tree, which remains intact. The fire was under control in...
BOSTON — The Beacon Hill Roll Call records votes taken in the House and Senate each week. COMING UP ON BEACON HILL MAKE DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME PERMANENT — The special legislative commission charged with studying the practical, economic, fiscal and health-related impacts of the state...
p> ATHOL — The selectboard on Tuesday was advised by Town Manager Shaun Suhoski of a request by Frank Pozniak, executive director of the State 911 Department, for a letter from the board explaining, in part, what public safety benefits will be realized by the town by opting out of the effort to...
PETERSHAM — The selectboard and the advisory finance committee met with administrators and school committee members of the Petersham Center and Mahar Regional schools to discuss the schools’ budgets for fiscal year 2018.  The town’s FY18 appropriation to the school will be $1,460,000 according...
ERVING — Police Chief Christopher Blair and Fire Chief Phil Wonkka met with the selectboard Monday night to discuss the cameras installed on the French King Bridge, which are ready to go, and they are just waiting for a memorandum of understanding (MOU) from the state. To date no draft of the MOU...
ORANGE — Wednesday’s selectboard meeting took place on a happy note, as a major donation and a major grant were both announced. Police Chief Craig Lundgren announced that a generous couple has bought the town a new canine police cruiser, as well as a vest for one of its K9 officers. The board...
ATHOL — The town is providing the additional service of yard waste disposal to permitted residential users of the transfer station and recycling center at 1010 West Royalston Rd. The goal is to establish a clean and organized composting operation. Loads that are not properly prepared will be...
ATHOL — The selectboard on Tuesday received an update on the status of the effort to dispose of the four former elementary school buildings, which were turned over to the town by the school district last year ahead of the opening of the Athol Community Elementary School. The four are Pleasant...
ATHOL — Since Tuesday, the boat tally for the 54th annual Athol-to-Orange River Rat Race on April 8 has grown by six canoes, bringing the total to 29 with Rat weekend just two weeks away. Despite the lackluster showing so far, Head River Rat Dave Flint predicts the total number of teams signed...

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