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ATHOL — The Athol Hospital Auxiliary will meet Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 1 p.m., in the Hillis Board Room at the hospital.
ATHOL — Two motor vehicle accidents were reported to police on Tuesday. At 1:44 p.m., vehicles operated by Theresa M. Major, of 91-93 Prospect St., Orange; and Crystal A. Brewer, of 10 Stone Rd., Orange, were in an accident on Exchange Street. According to police, Major pulled into traffic...
ATHOL — The fire department on Tuesday responded to three incidents. At 3:10 p.m., firefighters and police were called to 105 South St. for a report of smoke coming out of a wall. Deputy Fire Chief Jeffrey Parker said today the fire was contained to the wall. There was insulation damage, but no...
ATHOL — The selectboard on Tuesday voted unanimously to bond the second $7 million installment of the debt for the new elementary school complex for a 20-year term, after reviewing payback information for 15, 20 and 25 years. As per a request by the board, Town Manager Shaun Suhoski presented...
A new magazine highlighting the Quabbin watershed and surrounding town attractions and activities will debut in mid May, 2016. From left to right, in the Athol Daily News pressroom, are -- Mia Haringstad, tourism director, North Quabbin Chamber of Commerce; Theresa Cody, production manager, Athol Press; Mark Wright, executive director, North Quabbin Chamber of Commerce.
NORTH QUABBIN — Uniquely Quabbin, a new magazine highlighting the Quabbin watershed and surrounding town attractions, activities, and endeavors, will debut in mid May, 2016, according to Mark Wright, executive director of the North Quabbin Chamber and Visitors Bureau. “The Athol Historical...
ROYALSTON — Following are deadlines for Royalston’s annual town election, to be held on April 4: Monday, Jan. 11 — nomination papers available.      Tuesday, Feb. 16 — last day to submit nomination papers to registrars of voters (49 days). Monday, Feb. 29 — last day for registrars of voters...
PETERSHAM — In two special meetings of the selectboard held Monday and Tuesday, interviewees were questioned one at a time for the position of planning consultant for the Nichewaug Inn property that remains under town ownership. The three potential consultant groups include MacRostie Historic...
ERVING — On Monday night, the selectmen began the process of putting together the 2017 budget by meeting individually with department heads. First the selectmen met with the finance committee to go over the new budget spreadsheet format and asked for input on what they liked or disliked. The new...
ATHOL — The selectboard on Tuesday approved the schedule for the annual town election to be held on Monday, April 4, with polls open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nomination papers are now available at the town clerk’s office. The last day to submit papers is Tuesday, Feb. 16. Monday, Feb. 29, is the...
Q: Is Watching T.V., Or Reading, Bad For My Eyes? A: No. The Mass Commission for the Blind says our eyes are meant to be used, and they benefit from “exercise” like reading or watching T.V. If your eyes feel tired or “strained,” you can refresh them with rest. To maintain healthy eyes, you...

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