Athol Daily News Logo

Search Results

All these search terms are true at the same time:

Keyword search: facebook


Lengthy Town Meeting warrants come at ‘critical moment’ for Orange
06-14-2024 5:00 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ORANGE — Residents are likely in store for a long night on Monday, as the Special and Annual Town Meetings to be held at Town Hall have a combined 75 articles on their warrants involving key decisions.The warrant for the Special Town Meeting,...

Displaying articles 1 to 20 out of 535 total.
|<
1
2
3
4
5
6
>|

Athol Town Meeting quickly passes 35 articls, budget
06-14-2024 5:00 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – It took just about an hour for 120 voters to approve the 35 articles on the warrant at Monday’s Annual Town Meeting in Athol.The Town Charter required the presence of at least 91 voters to conduct the town’s business.There was very little...


Shawn Hayden named new president and CEO of Gardner-based GAAMHA
06-14-2024 1:06 PM

Staff Report

ATHOL – The GAAMHA Board of Directors has named Shawn Hayden as the new president and CEO, following the resignation of longtime CEO Tracy Hutchinson.Hayden has been with GAAMHA for 13 years, most recently as the organization’s vice president, and is...


Massachusetts SJC clears tipped wages question for ballot
06-14-2024 1:05 PM

By CHRIS LISINSKI

BOSTON – Voters are on track to get the final say over whether Massachusetts businesses should pay a higher minimum wage to tipped employees after the state’s highest court on Thursday concluded that a proposed ballot question is properly drafted.The...


Athol Selectboard votes to demolish Summer Street garage
06-13-2024 5:00 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – Following testimony from neighbors about strong odors and safety hazards, the Selectboard has voted to demolish a dilapidated garage at 62-64 Summer St. beginning next Monday.Several neighbors attended a meeting held on Monday to speak about...


Town Employee of the Year honors Athol DPW
06-13-2024 5:00 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – Public Works Director Dick Kilhart and Assistant Director Paul Raskevitz shared the honor of receiving the Margaret Grazis Employee of the Year award prior to the start of Monday’s Annual Town Meeting.Speaking for his colleagues, Selectboard...


Athol Royalston recognizes May Students of the Month
06-13-2024 3:37 PM

Athol Royalston recognizes May Students of the Month


Sportsman’s Corner: The search for the big one
06-13-2024 3:35 PM

By Mike RocheThis writer spent the week on Webber Pond in Vasselboro, Maine, at a lakeside home which was found by my wife’s twin sister Pam on Airbnb. This trip was a repeat of an adventure we undertook two years ago when my wife and I were joined by...


A ‘Refuse to Lose’ reunion: UMass stars gather to talk about Final Four run for new documentary
06-13-2024 3:33 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — A Final Four run for the University of Massachusetts men’s basketball team and its “Refuse to Lose” mantra that defined the program’s most successful era continues to provide fond memories for the players and coaches involved nearly 30 years...


Wendell group gives Comerford petition seeking pause on large-scale battery storage systems
06-12-2024 5:00 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — Moments before state Sen. Jo Comerford’s Town Hall event at Greenfield Community College on Monday, members of a citizens group that was formed last year in opposition to a proposed battery storage facility in Wendell handed the state...


Ken Duffy receives Margaret Grazis Citizen of the Year award
06-12-2024 3:58 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – Each year, prior to the start of the Annual Town Meeting, an Athol resident is honored as the Margaret Grazis Citizen of the Year, and this year that recognition was bestowed upon Ken Duffy.In presenting the award, Selectboard member Rebecca...


Wendell man killed in SUV, motorcycle crash
06-12-2024 12:35 PM

By ANTHONY CAMMALLERI

WENDELL — Evan Stoos, a 34-year-old man from Wendell, was killed in a motorcycle crash Monday afternoon.According to Leverett Police Chief Scott Minckler, the Harley-Davidson motorcyclist, later identified as Stoos, and the driver of a Chevrolet...


Vandalism found at Lake Ellis beach in Athol
06-12-2024 11:06 AM

By MAX BOWEN

ATHOL – On Tuesday, lifeguards at Lake Ellis went to the beach to open it for the summer season, only to find significant damage to the picnic table, swing set and bathroom doors.According to John Robertson, president of the Friends of Lake Ellis,...


President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, is convicted of all 3 felonies in federal gun trial
06-11-2024 5:16 PM

By RANDALL CHASE, CLAUDIA LAUER, MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, COLLEEN LONG and ALANNA DURKIN RICHER

WILMINGTON, Del. — Hunter Biden was convicted Tuesday of all three felony charges related to the purchase of a revolver in 2018 when, prosecutors argued, the president’s son lied on a mandatory gun-purchase form by saying he was not illegally using or...


Rural leaders meet in Orange to discuss economic needs
06-11-2024 5:00 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ORANGE — Thirty community leaders and stakeholders who recently convened at the Orange Innovation Center recommended addressing regional economic weaknesses and vulnerabilities by partnering smaller towns together and securing grants designated for...


Music benefit to be held for Brazil flood victims
06-11-2024 3:40 PM

PETERSHAM – Ricardo Frota, a resident of Petersham and native of southern Brazil, whose home village of Porto-Alegre has been inundated with high flood waters, has arranged a night of live music to help his home.Frota, an internationally-known...


Bird feeders root cause of bear shooting in Athol, says MassWildlife
06-11-2024 1:56 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – The public is encouraged to take down bird feeders, as the public feeding of wildlife is the likely cause of last Thursday’s bear shooting in Athol, according to MassWildlife.Four bear cubs were orphaned as a result of the shooting, which took...


Bronze plaque will commemorate Orange’s Memorial Hall, torn down in 1996
06-10-2024 4:39 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ORANGE — Three local women are awaiting the arrival of a bronze plaque to be embedded onto the face of a new memorial stone installed to commemorate the former Memorial Hall building that stood for 104 years before being demolished in 1996.Pam Rand,...


Email sent by Select Board Chair violated Open Meeting Law, says attorney general
06-10-2024 4:15 PM

STAFF REPORT

ROYALSTON — The Office of the Attorney General has found that the Select Board violated the Open Meeting Law when an email was sent among a quorum of the board outside a public meeting regarding a town employee’s resignation.The board has acknowledged...


Orange, Petersham schools receive state grants to bolster reading skills
06-10-2024 11:44 AM

By DOMENIC POLI and MAX BOWEN

Orange and Petersham will receive a combined $134,530 in state money to implement a package of materials for teaching foundational reading skills in kindergarten through second grade.The two North Quabbin towns are among the 18 school districts and...


House approves five-year, $6.5 billion housing bond
06-09-2024 5:00 PM

By CHRIS LISINSKI

Nearly 18 months after legislative leaders kicked off the two-year term by identifying sky-high housing costs as one of their chief areas of focus, the Massachusetts House stamped its approval on a $6.5 billion plan that top Democrats believe will...

Displaying articles 1 to 20 out of 535 total.
|<
1
2
3
4
5
6
>|

By using this site, you agree with our use of cookies to personalize your experience, measure ads and monitor how our site works to improve it for our users

Copyright © 2023 to 2024 by Newspapers of Massachusetts, Inc. All rights reserved.