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Mandatory water use restrictions now in effect in Athol
07-09-2024 1:45 PM

ATHOL – Mandatory outside water use restrictions are now in effect, according to the Department of Public Works.The water restrictions were put into effect on July 5 after the level of the Millers River dropped to below 186 cubic feet per second for...

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Athol receives $100K grant for stormwater mapping
07-07-2024 5:00 PM

By MAX BOWEN

ATHOL – With the help of a $106,800 grant from the Massachusetts Clean Water Trust, the town will soon have updated digital maps of its stormwater collection system.The grant is among $75,748,203 in low-interest loans and grants for 15 communities and...


Athol Water Division receives Public Water System Award
05-23-2024 4:20 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – For the second consecutive year, the town’s Water Division has been recognized for what the Department of Environmental Protection called “noteworthy performance” in recent years. Athol is one of 45 public water systems to be receive a Public...


Lake Ellis Partnership endorses stormwater management plan
05-19-2024 5:00 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – The Lake Ellis Watershed Management Partnership Wednesday endorsed Planning and Development Director Eric Smith’s proposal to seek a $200,000 grant to address stormwater runoff entering the lake.The competitive Section 319 grants are funded by...


Partnership hopes to address Lake Ellis stormwater runoff
04-30-2024 5:00 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – Steps are being taken to reduce the amount of stormwater runoff that makes its way into Lake Ellis.Planning and Development Director Eric Smith told members of the Lake Ellis Watershed Management Partnership that the town plans to apply for a...


Quabbin region studied for MWRA expansion
04-18-2024 5:00 PM

By SAM DRYSDALE

As House Democrats eye the expansion of its public drinking water service area, the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) is considering whether the communities where that water comes from should finally get to reap the benefits of the...


Rodriguez helms wastewater plant
07-27-2023 3:19 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ORANGE – The Orange Wastewater Treatment Facility has new leadership for the first time in 40 years.Oscar L. Rodriguez took over as chief operator for Edward Billiel Jr. on July 1 and will oversee the department’s budgeting, operations and day-to-day...


Sportsman’s Corner: Water, water everywhere!
07-06-2023 4:27 PM

By Mike RocheMy research showed me that the famous quote can be traced back—but is actually a misquote—from “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” written in 1798 by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. The recent deluges have really been significant and flooding...


Kennebunk/Green work to begin in early June
05-26-2023 4:56 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – Work will soon get underway to replace aging water lines in the neighborhood of Kennebunk and Green streets.To address the concerns of area residents, Athol Public Works Director Dick Kilhart and other DPW officials recently held a...


Athol officials receive award for water quality
05-15-2023 4:18 PM

By Greg Vine

BOSTON – Recently, in honor of National Drinking Water Week, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) awarded 61 public water systems and operators for excellent service to the public. A statement from DEP said those...


State gives Athol’s water top marks
05-02-2023 5:18 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – This year, the town was recognized for providing safe, quality drinking water to its residents following a detailed analysis of water systems statewide. The letter sent by the state to Public Works Director Dick Kilhart read, “The...


Contract awarded for Green/Kennebunk water mains in Athol
03-02-2023 4:58 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – A contract has been awarded to A. Martins & Sons of Ludlow to replace the water mains on Green and Kennebunk streets, located north of the Uptown Common.In December, the Selectboard voted to use $1.2 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act...


State to forgive part of Orange infrastructure improvement loan
01-06-2023 2:25 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ORANGE – The state is forgiving 17% of a $1.4 million loan it gave to Orange so the town can replace gravity sewer mains and water mains located under North Main Street prior to a road reconstruction project in the same location.State...


Major infrastructure projects lie ahead for Athol in 2023
01-03-2023 3:34 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – A number of important infrastructure projects are on Athol Public Works Director Dick Kilhart’s to-do list for 2023.Topping that list is the Pinedale Avenue Bridge, jointly owned by the towns of Athol and Orange. Athol Town Manager Shaun...

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