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Some things should go without saying. A sitting alderman shouldn’t work as a lobbyist for a firm doing business with the city. A former state representative who agreed to a “no lobbying” rule when he went to work for the governor shouldn’t renege on it nine months later when a lobbyist job comes...
BOSTON — In an effort to support clean energy and improve the efficiency of water infrastructure across the Commonwealth, the Baker-Polito Administration on Friday announced that up to $3 million in gap funding grants will be made available to municipal drinking water and wastewater treatment...
Friday, Oct. 13 3:40 p.m. - 911 caller requests ambulance, as he has been having chest pain for past couple of days, Exchange Street. Athol Fire Department advised. 3:56 p.m. - 911 caller requests assistance, as she has fallen and can’t get up, Daniel Shays Highway. Assisted AFD with lift...
ATHOL — At 3:50 p.m., Sunday, vehicles operated by Robert H. Britt, of 33 Wilder St.; and Jeffrey A. Gray, of 36 Smith St., were in an accident on Exchange Street. Police responded after a caller reported an elderly man had rear-ended the caller’s vehicle more than once. According to police,...
Athol-Royalston Schools Breakfast and lunch are free to all students. Assorted cereals, 2% milk, and fruit juice offered for breakfast daily. Assorted fresh fruits, canned fruits and fat free or low fat milk offered for lunch daily. Senior and middle school offer alternate assorted sandwiches,...
This group of students from Athol High School were among the number of those taking advantage of employee-led tours of the L.S. Starrett company during its observance of National Manufacturing Day recently. Photo by Gary Gamache
ATHOL — The L.S. Starrett Company joined in an industry-wide celebration of National Manufacturing Day on Oct. 6, highlighting the vast spectrum of high-skill careers available within the 500,000-square-foot facility and in the profession at large. The precision tool manufacturer offered...
BOSTON — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) on Friday announced the third human case of West Nile virus (WNV) in the state this year. The patient is a resident of Middlesex County in her 60s who was confirmed with WNV by testing completed by the Massachusetts State Public Health...
WENDELL — On Saturday, Oct. 21, from 10 a.m. through 1 p.m., the Wendell Library invites area residents with sewing machines to come help sew mittens for Moe’s Mitten Project, a grassroots effort to distribute homemade mittens to individuals who are currently homeless. Participants are asked to...
A judge swears-in historic numbers of court appointed Special Advocates for Abused and Neglected Children in 2017.
WORCESTER — There are currently hundreds of children in Worcester County who have been removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect. Although Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) continue to serve more of these children each year, the need for CASA volunteers continues to grow as more...
BOSTON — The Baker-Polito Administration on Wednesday announced the availability of $500,000 in grant funding for wildlife habitat management projects, a $200,000 increase from previous rounds of the Habitat Management Grant Program. Grants will be awarded for municipal and private conservation...

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