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PETERSHAM — The selectboard again met with the Advisory Finance Committee on Wednesday to review the special and annual town meeting warrants before the selectboard voted to sign the warrants ahead of the upcoming STM and ATM. Nancy Allen, selectboard chair, acknowledged that as the article...
ATHOL — The Athol Daily News on Friday investigated a “news tip” in which the tipster claimed the town’s new police canine’s name is not actually “Gronk” but “Zorro,” and that it had been changed by Police Chief Russell Kleber against the advice of both the dog’s handler and trainer. Kleber said...
 The Enfield Machine Works Band will play classic rock at the 9th annual Dick Phillips Dust Off Car Show at Silver Lake, on Sunday, May 21. Members are, left to right -- Charlie Pierson Jr., Mike Hume, Keith Gale, and Joe Hohengasser. Charlie Pierson III will handle the soundboard. The music begins at 1 p.m. The car show is sponsored by the Athol Lions Club, with assistance from the North Quabbin Cruisers.
ATHOL — The 9th annual family-friendly Dick Phillips Dust Off Car Show will be held Sunday, May 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the pavilion at Silver Lake. Rain or shine. The event is sponsored by the Athol Lions Club, assisted by the North Quabbin Cruisers. The event is open to all classic...
ATHOL — Five rising seniors in the Athol High School Class of 2018 will spend their final semesters gaining real-world experience as paid employees of the L.S. Starrett Company, in a continuation of the recently established partnership between the two institutions.  The Athol-Royalston Regional...
ATHOL — Eleven members of the Athol Lions Club were recognized for their military service during a recent business meeting at the Athol American Legion attended by nearly 50 people. Featured speaker Darlene Coit, President of the Central Massachusetts Quilts of Valor®, conducted a quilt draping...
AMHERST — Meghan Elizabeth Berry, of Petersham, has received the 21st Century Leaders award from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The award recognizes students who have demonstrated exemplary standards of achievement, initiative and social awareness. Recipients have contributed to the...
ATHOL — An alleged road rage incident that occurred in downtown Athol in December has resulted in firearms charges being brought forward. Mathew A. Gibson, 28, of 102 Winthrop St., was arraigned in Orange District Court on Friday, May 12, on two charges of assault with a dangerous weapon, a Smith...
ATHOL — An effort to reduce the use of plastic bags by retail establishments is under way in Athol. Pat Roix and Heidi Strickland on Tuesday discussed with the selectboard, and for the benefit of the public, the details of Article 38 on the warrant for the June 12 town meeting. Article 38 is a...
ATHOL — The town and city of Gardner have been given two options from the State 911 Department following Athol’s decision to opt out of the inter-municipal agreement to regionalize emergency dispatch services with Gardner. The options, as detailed in a May 5 letter to both municipalities from...
ROYALSTON — Tuesday evening, Jim Barclay addressed the selectboard on the next steps of the broadband project. An aerial agreement needs to be signed with both Verizon and National Grid. Residents are invited to an informational meeting Saturday, June 24, at the town hall from 10 a.m. to noon....

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Athol, MA 01331
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