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TURNERS FALLS — Twenty-nine Franklin County Technical School seniors were recently awarded the 2017 John and Abigail Adams Scholarship. The John and Abigail Adams Scholarship provides a tuition waiver for eight consecutive semesters of undergraduate education at a Massachusetts state college,...
Observers Tom Murray, Andy Thompson, Ralene Williams and Joe Fanelli meet at Soup on the Fly for the Athol Christmas Bird Count.Submitted photo
ATHOL — Ever wonder if you’re the only one who is witnessing a lack of birds at your feeder? The National Audubon Christmas Bird Count is one way that question can be answered. This year the local team found only half as many Black-capped Chickadees as we normally see. There is a bump in the...
 The Massachusetts Bankers Association Charitable Foundation presented a $5,000 grant to The United Arc during a recent awards ceremony in Pittsfield.
PITTSFIELD — On Monday, Dec. 11, the Massachusetts Bankers Association Charitable Foundation presented a grant for $5,000 to The United Arc in an awards ceremony in Pittsfield. The Massachusetts Bankers Association (MBA) announced that the MBA Charitable Foundation has set new records in its...
BOSTON — The Beacon Hill Roll Call records votes taken in the House and Senate each week. COMING UP ON BEACON HILL BILLS STUCK IN COMMITTEE — Several bills that were given initial approval by the House in 2017, without a roll call vote, are currently stuck in the Bills in Third Reading...
ATHOL — As the end of 2017 approaches, the Athol Daily News Santa Fund is closing in on its goal of $13,500 with the help of generous donors. With contributions of $375 today, the running total is $13,299.42, $200.58 short of the mark needed to ensure local youngsters in need will have a merry...
NEW SALEM — Abbi Greene, of town, will be performing in the 2018 Tournament of Roses Parade with the UMass Minuteman Marching Band on Jan. 1. Greene will march alongside 400 classmates in this prestigious parade. The parade can be viewed, beginning at 11 a.m. (EST), on the following: NBC...
NEW SALEM — The selectboard agreed Monday to send a representative to take part in a multi-town effort aimed at aggregating the purchase of residential and commercial electricity. Energy Committee member Dan Grubbs volunteered to aid in identifying a consultant to act on behalf of all interested...
ATHOL — In his weekly report to the selectboard, Town Manager Shaun Suhoski advised that he has submitted a grant application to MassDevelopment’s real estate services division for assistance with promoting development of a 16-acre parcel of land at the North Quabbin Business Park. The parcel was...
ATHOL — Heywood Medical Group on Thursday responded to an inquiry as to whether an old, underground gasoline storage tank had been uncovered during site preparation work for the Athol Hospital expansion project. The inquiry resulted from a subject calling the Athol Daily News and claiming such a...
ATHOL — The Conservation Commission on Tuesday voted to renew for three years its contract with wetlands consultant Ward Smith. Chairman Robert Muzzy noted the hourly rate will be $80, and Smith will charge a minimum of one hour per site visit and per meeting day. Smith will also be compensated for...

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