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Mike Babineau, of Athol, stands with an empty 5-gallon jug he fills almost daily at the Hapgood Street Spring. Babineau is heading up an effort to restore the spring by cleaning up the site and making it more accessible to the many who use it every day for drinking water. Photo by Jared Robinson
ATHOL — Why won’t someone clean up the Hapgood Spring? It’s a question we hear often around town. Now, a local man is taking action to restore the popular water supply, which is used every day by many who travel from as far away as Worcester. Mike Babineau of Athol has created a GoFundMe.com...
GARDNER — The Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce W.O.M.E.N.2Women Committee presents the January brown bag lunch program to be held on Tuesday, Jan. 26, from noon to 1 p.m. at Heywood Memorial Library, 55 West Lynde St. Guest speaker Maegen McCaffrey, Chief Communications Officer of RCAP...
GARDNER — The Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce Annual Super Raffle and February Business After Hours will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 10. The event is sponsored by and will be held at Williams Restaurant, 184 Pearson Blvd. The Business After Hours, from 5 to 7:30 p.m., will include...
AREA — Every high school senior, college student and adult student who will be attending college during the 2016-2017 academic year needs to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to apply for federal, state and institutional financial aid. FAFSA Day Massachusetts,...
ATHOL — The Franco-American Club, at 592 South St., will host a luck of the draw partners cribbage tournament on Saturday, Jan. 23. Sign-ups begin at 11 a.m., with double-elimination play starting at noon. The cost is $5 per person. Seventy-five percent of the proceeds will go to the payouts...
Monday 7:46 a.m. - Follow-up, Exchange Street. 9:07 a.m. - Officer out with disabled vehicle in bad spot, South Athol Road. Driver arranged for tow. 10:47 a.m. - Officer reports there is an open window at Athol Fire Department training site, Hillside Terrace. Officer to notify AFD directly...
ATHOL — At 4:15 p.m., Monday, a male party driving a vehicle owned by Ginnal J. Patterson, of 3775 South Athol Rd., backed over a large rock and sustained a flat tire at a Main Street location. The incident was reported by a store employee. Damage was under $1,000. The identification of the male...
Dena Kaye with mother Sylvia Fine and father Danny Kaye in the early 1950s. Photo provided by Dena Kaye
Danny Kaye could do it all. To showcase his talents for new generations, it seemed timely to produce a DVD collection from his top-rated TV series, according to his daughter, Dena. “The title ‘Danny Kaye: Legends’ will catch the attention of older audiences, but it’s my hope they will share it...
BOSTON — The Beacon Hill Roll Call records votes and discussions of local legislators in the House and Senate each week. HELP FAMILIES OF MURDER VICTIMS (S 951) — Creates the Murder Victims Families Assistance Fund to provide aid to immediate families of murder victims. It would be funded by...
BOSTON – The Department of Early Education and Care on Friday announced $500,000 in grants to 13 cities and towns — including $22,000 to the town of Athol — to develop strategic plans for providing high-quality preschool to more children in their community. The “Commonwealth Preschool Partnership...

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