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Hattie Nestel, left, of Athol, and Laurel Facey, of Wendell, edit footage of the Kinder Morgan Northeast Energy Direct pipeline update, shown on AOTV and scheduled to air on WVAO 105.9. Photo courtesy of Marcia Gagliardi
ATHOL — Athol-Orange Community Television has begun airing a new program, “Stop the Pipeline Update,” produced by pipeline opponent Hattie Nestel of Athol in cooperation with Gail Oswald of Royalston and Laurel Facey of Wendell. Nestel said the 10-minute weekly program considers recent legal,...
A feisty little Common Yellowthroat graces the cover of the Athol Bird and Nature Club calendar.
AREA — After a four-year break in publishing, the Athol Bird and Nature Club (ABNC) calendar is back, and as before, it is full of nature notes, trivia questions and photos of local birds, animals and plants. While many people may enjoy a calendar with pictures of exotic nature and scenery, the “...
The Athol Daily News Santa Fund is launching its 68th year with a goal of $13,500 for 2015. Since 1947, the fund has ensured that hundreds of youngsters in the area have a happy holiday season. With the aid of generous donors in the community, and the help of hundreds of volunteers over the years,...
 Petersham Broadband Committee members John Blum and Chip Bull update the selectboard on the current status of the proposed broadband network from Matrix Designs. Left to right -- Blum, Bull, Selectman Rick Marsh. Photo by Ashley Arseneau
PETERSHAM — Members of the broadband committee met with the selectboard Tuesday night to discuss the current status of the proposed broadband network to be installed in town by Matrix Designs. The committee last met with the selectboard on the matter on Oct. 13 with Eric Nakajima of the...
ORANGE — The selectboard met with Rebecca Bialecki and Pat Larson last week to discuss the proposed changes to the Montachusett Area Regional Transit (MART) service. With MART planning to stop all call-up dial-a-ride service in favor of expanded static routes there are many who are upset because...
Tuesday 6:28 p.m. - Caller reports he just arrived at location and found door unlocked, Prospect Street. Officer checked and all appeared in order, caller said there had been a meeting there earlier and building was never locked up. 8:40 p.m. - Report of out of control 11-year-old, Summer...
ORANGE — The following defendants appeared in Orange district Court on Friday, Nov. 20, Judge David S. Ross presiding: Jason A. Iorio, 39, 4 South Athol Rd., Athol - operating a motor vehicle with suspended registration, uninsured motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle with suspended license...
HARDWICK — What do Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his titular beanstalk), and a childless baker and his wife all have in common? They all have reasons to enter the woods to find what they desire more than anything. It is these intertwining stories based on Brothers Grimm and Charles...
Wednesday 8:33 a.m. - Officers out at high school and middle school for K-9 drug searches. Nothing found. 10 a.m. - Caller reports vehicles have been left in parking lot for several days, Main Street. 10:54 a.m. - 911 caller reports his girlfriend stated she is going to jump in front of a...
Tuesday 8:39 a.m. - Douglas Landry, 49, of Gardner, was arrested in Gardner on a warrant. 10:50 a.m. - Krystle Ayers, 30, of Winchendon, was arrested in Gardner on a warrant.

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Athol, MA 01331
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