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A home in Royalston was completely destroyed by fire on Wednesday, Jan. 13. The home, an automobile (photo inset), and one of the family’s three bloodhounds were lost. Here, firefighters work to contain the blaze and put out hot spots on the property which is surrounded by dense woods. Only the chimney remained standing. Photo by Keith Kent
ROYALSTON — A home located at on a high hill top at 224 Turnpike Rd. was completely lost in a fire on Wednesday, Jan. 13. As many as seven fire departments worked to battle the blaze, hampered by 30-to-45-mph winds. Departments brought multiple tankers to try to get water to the structure in an...
This proposed map of the Route 2 Job Creation Corridor was drafted through discussions between Orange Community Development Director Kevin Kennedy, Orange Town Administrator Diana Schindler and their counterparts in Athol. The plan calls for the rezoning and development of the land off of Exit 15 of Route 2, along South Main Street.
ORANGE — Community Development Director Kevin Kennedy presented plans to the selectboard Wednesday night for a proposed “Route 2 Job Creation Corridor.” The maps are very preliminary, Kennedy explained, but they are the product of discussions he has had with Orange Town Administrator Diana...
BOSTON — State Rep. Susannah Whipps Lee (R-Athol) delivered her maiden speech on Wednesday, calling on her colleagues to support a comprehensive substance abuse bill designed to address the state’s growing opioid crisis, which passed with a unanimous vote.  Delivering an impassioned speech in...
ROYALSTON — Community development consultant Kevin Flynn updated the selectboard last week on the results of a community survey asking which roads need the most repair and therefore should be the focus of future Community Development Block Grant funds. Of the surveys sent out to residents, only...
AREA — The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors. Donations are needed now to help prevent a shortage. Hectic holiday schedules in November and December contributed to fewer blood drives held, and fewer donations collected, than during the two previous months....
p> The Athol Daily News website will be down for maintenance Saturday evening so that our web host can make security upgrades to the site.  While normal site security updates do not normally require the site to be down, this is considered to be a “core” update, meaning the site will be offline...
ATHOL — Valuing Our Children will host a StoryWalk of “The Mitten,” By Jan Brett, on Friday, Jan. 29, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Millers River Park behind the Athol Public Library.  Each child will receive a paper mitten at the start of the story. As parents read the book to their children,...
BOSTON — State Sen. Stan Rosenberg (D-Amherst) has announced that his office is seeking nominees to participate in the 76th Citizens’ Legislative Seminar (CLS) to be held March 22 to 23 at the State House in Boston. CLS is a semi-annual educational seminar geared toward adults of all ages...
In the Tuesday, Jan. 12 edition, the following names were not available prior to press time for the BOWLING BUDDIES picture on page 10: left to right — Frank Cabbage West, Ernie Leonsio, Jerry Richard, Bliss Lurusso, John Ferris. These men were members of the Knights of Columbus Bowling team for...
PHILLIPSTON — The Phillipston Community Preservation Committee recommends grant awards for community housing, historic preservation, and open space and recreation at the annual town meeting. The committee invites the public to apply for funding for projects that may meet the criteria for the...

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