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David Small, of the Athol Bird & Nature Club, took this photograph of a timber rattlesnake while on a trip in Pennsylvania.
BELCHERTOWN — In an effort to ensure the survival of an endangered species, the state’s Division of Fisheries and Wildlife is undertaking an effort that could see timber rattlesnakes placed in a protected area at the Quabbin Reservoir. Dr. Tom French, of the DFW’s Natural Heritage and Endangered...
ORANGE — With the Hampshire Council of Governments deciding to take a step back from the municipal energy aggregation game following a recent rejection by the state’s department of energy resources, the town is looking at possibly moving forward with another aggregator, the Colonial Power Group...
ORANGE — With the Hampshire Council of Governments deciding to take a step back from the municipal energy aggregation game following a recent rejection by the state’s department of energy resources, the town is looking at possibly moving forward with another aggregator, the Colonial Power Group...
Elizabeth Mattern admires a valentine made by a student at the Franklin County Technical School before packing it with a meal and into a cooler in the Meals on Wheels kitchen in Erving to head out for delivery with a volunteer driver.
TURNERS FALLS — This Valentine’s Day, Meals on Wheels recipients in Franklin County and the North Quabbin region will receive handmade cards from local volunteers as part of Franklin County Home Care’s (FCHCC) annual Love Letters initiative. Last year’s community effort inspired folks young and...
BOSTON — Beacon Hill Roll Call records local representatives’ votes on roll calls from the week of Jan. 11-15. There were no roll calls in the Senate last week. OPIOID ABUSE PREVENTION (H 3944) — TheHouse 149-0, approved a bill aimed at reducing the opioid abuse crisis in the Bay State. The...
ATHOL — Town Clerk Nancy Burnham on Wednesday said several incumbents have signed the blanket nomination paper and will run for re-election in the April 4 annual town election. They are: • Stephen Raymond — Selectboard, three years. • Amber Parker — Athol-Royalston Regional School Committee,...
ATHOL — Town Manager Shaun Suhoski on Thursday announced he has prepared for potential investors a report on the town’s continuing economic resurgence. The report is also included in an upcoming general obligation bond issuance. “The information summarizes over $100 million in public and...
ATHOL — The North Quabbin Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau, in conjunction with the town of Athol, town manager’s office, is conducting a survey to assist with locating a modern hotel with function space at the new North Quabbin Commons business park on Templeton Road. The survey can be...
Brandon Felix and Nicole Lyskawa, of Erving, hold newborn Zander Elen Felix, who was declared the winner of the Athol Daily News' annual First Baby contest. Zander was born Jan. 8, at 10:03 p.m., at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield. Baby Zander will receive numerous prizes donated by local businesses and other sponsors (see pages 10 & 11 in today's edition).Photo by Brian Gelinas
ATHOL — The winner of the Athol Daily News’ annual first baby contest, Zander Elen Felix, visited the ADN offices on Thursday with his parents, Brandon Felix and Nicole Lyskawa of Erving. Zander was born on Jan. 8, at 10:03 p.m., at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield. The newborn’s...
BOSTON — The Baker-Polito Administration on Wednesday announced $320,464 in grants for 13 wildlife habitat improvement projects in 12 Massachusetts communities from the Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (DFW). Athol will receive $24,610 in grant funds. The town...

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