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ATHOL — A local man was arrested following a motor vehicle accident on South Athol Road at 6:33 p.m., Tuesday. Frank J. Carey, 30, of 4 Old County Rd., New Salem, is charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor (second offense), operating a vehicle under the influence of...
ATHOL — At 8:09 p.m., Tuesday, a caller reports to police another vehicle had backed into her vehicle in a parking lot on South Main Street. The reporting party stated the other driver got out and yelled obscenities at her before driving off. She wrote down the license plate number of the second...
The Starrett building on Main Street in Athol looked a little different in 1953. At the time, Hames Photo Shop, Sears Roebuck, Little Fols Clothing Store and Hamilton Shoe Store were located in the bottom floor of the building. Also in the building were the offices of Dr. Muzzy, a dentist, and Howard A. Bemis, an optometrist.  Currently, Athol Credit Union makes up most of the first floor.  Courtesy of Richard Chaisson
1992 This week the Singing Men of Athol turn troubadour and take their melodies across Vermont and New Hampshire as they join in the 39th Yankee Male Chorus road trip. Youngsters participating in the Athol Recreational Program summer playground took a trip to Roll On America, a roller skating...
 A clipping from the Athol Daily News about the warning of feeding geese in a plastic bag is attached to the public notice board at the Moore's Pond public beach in Warwick. The selectboard is considering adopting a town ordinance against feeding geese to help control the population by fining those found in violation. Photo by Jared Robinson
WARWICK — The selectboard is mulling the option of adopting a town ordinance against the feeding of water fowl in an effort to control the population of geese at popular local recreational places, such as the public beach at Moore’s Pond. A fall special town meeting is being considered. At the...
ATHOL — The Warrior Thunder Foundation’s Vet Ruck New England walk will pass through the North Quabbin area on Friday. The foundation provides programs to support former and current military service members and their families in New England to improve their wellness and raise veteran awareness...
Al MacIntyre took this aerial shot of Diemand Farm in Wendell, 29 acres of which are being permanently protected through a conservation restriction co-held by Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust and the town. Photo by Al MacIntyre
WENDELL — Diemand Farm has permanently conserved 29 acres of their landmark third-generation farm. A conservation restriction protecting the land will be co-held by Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust and the Town of Wendell. The announcement marks the completion of the Mormon Hollow Working...
 Hillary Chase, left, and her father, Richard Chase, will perform at Tool Town Live in Athol on Saturday, Aug. 19.
ATHOL — The Tool Town Live 2017 concert series continues Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Uptown Common, near 1500 Main St. in Athol. The show will feature Richard and Hillary Chase. The concert is from 7 to 9 p.m., and free for all ages. Hillary Chase is a prolific songwriter who has been performing...
ORANGE — The Orange Council on Aging would like to remind the public that the office telephone number has changed. It is now 978-544-3481. The fax number is 978-544-1113. 
The Benefits Counseling Program at LifePath maintains a Home Repair Guide, featuring up-to-date information about resources that can help you save money on home expenses and improvements. Homeowners and renters alike can learn of the many ways to improve the condition of their homes, or modify...
n this 1960s photo, the children of Leo Chaisson play on the large vise that stood outside of the Athol Machine and Foundry Company for nearly 40 years after it was built for a parade in 1919. Left to right -- Carol, Linda, David and Janet.  Photo courtesy of Richard J. Chaisson
ATHOL — For many years an 8-foot tall vise stood as the symbol of the Athol Machine and Foundry Company, formerly located on South Street.   The vice was built from wood and tin in 1919 by company employees to serve as a float in the town’s homecoming parade to be a tribute to soldiers returning...

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