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BOSTON — Massachusetts is the healthiest state in the nation, according to America’s Health Rankings 28th annual report released Tuesday. Among the state’s strengths are its low percentage of uninsured people, low prevalence of obesity, and high vaccination rates. The 2017 report also ranked...
WORCESTER — Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. is urging people to take advantage of the 16th annual Goods for Guns program by turning in unwanted firearms on Saturday, Dec. 16, at participating police departments. More than 3,400 guns have been turned in since the program...
Wednesday, Dec. 13 10:34 a.m. - Assisted walk-in from state’s Department of Children and Families. 11:13 a.m. - 911 caller requests ambulance due to possible broken ankle, South Athol Road. Assisted Athol Fire Department. Party taken to Athol Hospital. 11:35 a.m. - Welfare check, Ridge Road...
ATHOL — The Conservation Commission will meet Tuesday, Dec. 19, at 6 p.m., in Liberty Hall, with the following agenda: Officer’s reports — Nov. 28 minutes; treasurer’s reports. Bearsden and non-Bearsden maintenance. Unfinished business — Wetland agent’s contract renewal. New business —...
ATHOL — Five motor vehicle accidents were reported to police on Wednesday. At 11:35 a.m., Holly L. Lusco, of 344 Holtshire Rd., Orange, went to the station to report that while she was traveling down Main Street at Crescent Street she bumped into the vehicle in front of her. She stated the...
ORANGE — This weekend one teenage singer will be making the trek to New York City from the North Quabbin to audition for ‘America’s Got Talent,’ a show she watches at home with her family, in the hope of advancing her singing career.  Clayre Ames, 14, of Orange, began singing about three years...
ERVING — The selectmen held their meeting at the Senior and Community Center Monday night as they began reviewing the proposed budget requests for fiscal year 2019. But first, Administrative Coordinator Bryan Smith updated the selectmen on the snow and ice removal practices of surrounding towns...
ATHOL — The selectboard on Tuesday approved a single tax rate of $19.57 per $1,000 valuation for fiscal year 2018 for both residential and commercial/industrial properties, as recommended by the assessors. This represents a decrease from the FY17 rate of $20.40. The FY18 rate is contingent...
On Tuesday Louis and Lisa Giannakakos, former owners of Brothers Pizza on South Street in Athol, stopped by the Athol Daily News to make a $1,000 donation to the Athol Daily News Santa Fund. They said they wished to give back to the community.Photo by Ashley Arseneau
ATHOL — Project coordinator Kimberly Emond reports that volunteers are raring to go and trucks are lined up and ready to assist Santa in delivery of Christmas presents to area homes on Saturday morning. Donations to the 70th annual Athol Daily News Santa Fund continue to come in, with today’s...
FRAMINGHAM — The Massachusetts State Police, working in cooperation with the state’s Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) and the Executive Office of Administration and Finance (ANF), announced Tuesday steps are being taken to replace the Commonwealth’s aging public safety radio...

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