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Linda Grenier of Athol, and Anna Viadero of Montague, joined nine others this past June, graduating as a volunteer counselor from the SHINE (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone) Program’s 11-week-long spring training session at LifePath (formerly Franklin County Home Care). Coming from...
1991 In his report to company workers for the first six months of the current year, L.S. Starrett Company President Douglas R. Starrett says the firm did not enjoy as good a year as it did a year ago. He stated a major reason for the decline was the performance of the firm’s Brazilian subsidiary...
The Petersham Historical Society opened on July 14, 1926, this photo shows the construction phase of the building on North Main Street in Petersham.  Photo from the collection of the Petersham Historical Society
1991 Mildred “Aunt Mille” French, 94, who has retired from church duties, was honored at a retirement party following church services in Fellowship Hall at the First Church of Christ in Royalston. Rev. James Willis, master of ceremonies, sang a song he composed for Miss French. Her favorite hymn...
1991 Due to the drastic reduction in funding, transportation for seniors and handicapped of Athol by Pequoig Transportation Co. will be limited. All trips to out-of-town appointments will be discontinued. A person will be allowed a maximum of one round trip per week for personal reasons, such as...
1991 Literacy Volunteers of Orange-Athol held an open house recently at their new office in Liberty Hall at the Athol Town Hall. The group is affiliated with Literacy Volunteers of America, which offers free tutoring to adults who wish to learn to read, to improve reading skills or to master...
1991 Trustees of Athol Memorial Hospital recently issued a proclamation in memory of Edward T. Fairchild, a founder of the hospital and longtime editor and publisher of the Athol Daily News. Due to Athol’s uncertain financial situation, the recreation commission may not open the beaches at...
AREA — Now that the lazy days of summer are here, it’s the perfect time to sit back and relax in the shade with a good book in hand while a warm breeze gently ruffles the pages. And what better place to pick out your summer reading than your local library? Luckily, for those who are unable to...
1991 Leavitt Machine Co. in Orange is back in business after closing its doors in March. The company was to be liquidated and the equipment sold off; however, the phone kept ringing with customers wanting to place orders. Strategy changed, and it was decided to reopen the business. They have...
When you think of sodium, does salt come to mind? Sodium is a mineral our bodies need in small amounts for many functions; generally it comes from our food. The sodium in foods is mostly sodium chloride, or table salt, but foods can also contain sodium naturally. Salt may preserve our foods and...
The answer to the June 7 Guess the Photo contest was the Athol Manufacturing Plant. Athol resident James Meehan submitted the photo. The plant was located in the now-empty lot across from L.P. Athol Corp. on Crescent Street. Meehan explained the plant produced lacquers and artificial leathers, and...

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PO Box 1000
225 Exchange Street
Athol, MA 01331
Phone: (978) 249-3535

 

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