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ATHOL — The municipal pull box fire alarm system will come off-line as of Jan. 1, 2017, and not at the beginning of next year as recently reported. Town Manager Shaun Suhoski said Monday that Fire Chief John Duguay has sent letters to all schools, medical facilities, and large businesses that...
ORANGE — The Orange Business Association is sponsoring Christmas in the Park on Friday, Nov. 27, in Memorial Park in downtown Orange. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive by Orange Fire truck at 5:30 p.m., and they will turn on the lights in Memorial Park. Santa and Mrs. Claus will then meet with...
ORANGE — The Honest Weight Artisan Beer Company, located in the Orange Innovation Center, at 131 West Main St., will formally open its tasting room on Friday, Nov. 27, from 4 to 8 p.m. Full pours of their beer are not yet available for sale due to the brewery not yet obtaining a Farmers Series...
ATHOL — The Best Buddies Auction will be held at Athol High School on Saturday, Dec. 5, at 6 p.m.  Viewing of the items up for auction will begin at 5 p.m. with a sizable tin can auction being held at the same time. Refreshments will also be served.  Best Buddies is a non-profit organization...
ATHOL — The Department of Conservation and Recreation, in partnership with the town and the Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust, has established a community wood bank, offering a free source of firewood for home heating assistance. On Sunday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., there will be a wood...
Monday 7:44 a.m. - Caller reports suspicious vehicle parked next to her house, Harvard Avenue. States this is the second day it has been there; it is a silver Chevy Cavalier. 8:39 a.m. - Department of Public Works reports Philip Road and Cheney Street are being closed for the winter. 10 a.m...
ATHOL — The North Quabbin Region has felt the pain of young people as they struggle to answer questions regarding their lives, school, relationships, careers and family. In memory of Mark Brighenti Jr., who was a senior at the Athol High School, and all those who struggle, the Athol Congregational...
ATHOL — The Athol High School class of 2016 will hold the second annual Turkey Trot on Saturday, Nov. 28, at 10 a.m., at the school. Registration for the Trot is $20 and the course is a 5K-ish (3.5-mile) loop beginning and ending on Lake Ellis Road, behind the high school.  Participants ready...
BRAINTREE — Elvin Dugan Jr. of Winchendon has claimed a $1 million prize in the Massachusetts State Lottery’s “Wheel of Fortune” instant game after his wife, Deb, purchased the winning ticket on Friday, Nov. 13. While waiting to pick up a takeout order at a restaurant, Deb walked next door to...
Friday 8:55 a.m. - Officer requested for student with behavioral issues, Fisher Hill School. Officer dispatched. Call cancelled prior to arrival.  10:45 a.m. - Assisted state Department of Transportation with closing of bridge, East Road.  11:17 a.m. - Landlord in process of evicting tenant...

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225 Exchange Street
Athol, MA 01331
Phone: (978) 249-3535

 

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