Quabbin Times

1991 Standing for hours in raw, rainy weather greeting voters may not be one’s idea of a good time, but Jane Peirce, newly elected member of the Orange selectboard and the first woman to serve in that position, said she enjoyed doing just that at the polls. A team of students from Mahar...
1991 Resembling a scene taken from a page of American history, circa World War II, Wendell held a “Victory Rally” on the town common to give thanks to the troops for their spectacular success in the war with Iraq. Flags were in evidence everywhere, waving in rhythm to strains of patriotic music...
1991 Obie Plante, president of the Mahar Key Club, presented a check for $200 to members of the Melha Temple for the Shriners Hospital in Springfield. Key Club members earned the money by collecting pledges after a foul shooting contest. Several members toured the Shriners Hospital and learned...
1991 Five-year-old Elizabeth Porter, daughter of Polly and John Porter of Athol, found the Johnny Johnstone Memorial hatchet during the 69th George Washington’s Birthday hatchet hunt in Bearsden Woods off Hillside Terrace. Danny Thompson, son of Brady and Ben Thompson of Athol, found the George...
1991 The Athol-Orange Family Inn has purchased a larger building on East Main Street and Peggy Collins, director of the inn, anticipates moving in by April. In order to maintain the healthy and supportive atmosphere of the old inn, the new quarters will need renovation. To help achieve its goals...
1991 Two-hundred and fifty street lights that were slated to be shut off in Athol to save funds were reprieved by town representatives at a special town meeting. Members voted to appropriate $16,840 from free cash to supplement the street light account until the end of the fiscal year....
 In this February 1952 photo, vote counters are shown tallying votes in the town hall after an election. Former Athol police officer Louis Stewart (far right) stands watch.  Photo courtesy of Richard J. Chaisson
1991 Orange Assembly of Rainbow Girls and the Athol Memorial Hospital Diabetes Support Group are working to establish a chapter of the American Diabetes Association. The Rainbow Girls and support group members are selling tickets in a fundraising promotion. Prizes include gift certificates for...
1991 Two New Salem boys, Ryan Emge and Jimmy Marden, both 11, recently found a neighbor’s dog, “Birch,” standing in icy water in a ditch on the side of the road. The dog, 13 years old and arthritic, was unable to get out. The two boys positioned their skateboards across the ditch and reached in...
A group of boys was seen in January of 1981 playing hockey on Soucie's Pond, off Williams Avenue and Sanders Street in Athol. Photo courtesy of Richard J. Chaisson/ taken for Worcester Telegram & Gazatte
1991 Athol Memorial Hospital is being contacted daily to determine availability of beds for military personnel. The contact comes from the Worcester-based Central Massachusetts Emergency Medical System. The procedure will remain in effect until the resolution of the Gulf crisis. The hospital is...
With the start of a new year comes the chance to turn the page and begin anew. There’s no better time to resolve to take steps that will protect your personal and financial information. Better Business Bureau Serving E. MA, ME, RI & VT (BBB) offers tips to help you be more prepared in 2016 –...

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