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NEW SALEM — By posting “low salt” signs along a stretch of Wendell Road, the Board of Health hopes to isolate the cause of regularly fluctuating sodium levels in the Swift River School water supply over the last year. Permission to install the signs was granted by the selectboard at its Tuesday...
ATHOL — “The white cane is as good as a stop sign,” Charles Pierson Jr., President of the Athol Lions Club, told club members at a recent meeting. “People have to learn that.” An important mission taken on by the Athol Lions Club is to spread the word about White Cane Safety Day. A national...
Castine Movers of Athol was honored for its outstanding performance at Cartus Corporation's 2017 Global Network Conference, held Sept. 25 to 26 in Chicago, Ill., at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. Accepting for the company were Kimberly Castine, left; and her sister, Cheney Castine, who make up the third generation of the family business. Submitted photo
CHICAGO, Ill. — Castine Movers of Athol was honored for its outstanding performance at Cartus Corporation’s 2017 Global Network Conference, held Sept. 25 to 26 in Chicago, Ill., at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. The Cartus Global Network is Cartus’ industry-leading worldwide service provider...
ORANGE — With original liaison to the Castle Rock crew Kevin Kennedy having left town for a new job, town treasurer Gabriele Voelker said she is interested in renegotiating the original contract Olive Avenue Productions signed with Kennedy.  Many have expressed through social media that they...
ORANGE — There may be another open position in the Friendly Town, as interim superintendent of highways, parks and cemeteries Joshua Knechtel has reportedly turned down an offer by the selectboard to move into a more permanent position.  Earlier this year, after a town meeting vote passed...
It looks peaceful and inviting from this view, but on Friday and Saturday Oct. 13 and 14, Silver Lake will be turned into a fright site, bringing chills and thrills to the Athol Lions Club's 19th annual Haunted Hayrides. Haunting begins at dusk.Photo by Mike Phillips
ATHOL — The Athol Lions Club will present two nights of fright-filled fun at its 19th annual Haunted Hayrides, on Friday the 13th and Saturday, Oct. 14, at Silver Lake. The Lions have been planning the event for the past few months and project co-chairmen Ricky Misner and Dave Bishop are putting...
PETERSHAM — At their Wednesday night meeting, the selectboard and Tree Warden Melissa LeVangie met with Linda and Dennis Duguay of Old Hardwick Road to discuss a tree that took out wires leading to their home and shorted out a number of appliances and electrical devices in their home. The tree...
ORANGE — Last Friday, the former manager of Zedas in Athol, Jason Chandler, 39, of Fitchburg, pleaded innocent in Orange District Court on a single charge of larceny over $250 by single scheme, and is alleged to have stolen $11,819.02 from Zedas Pizza prior to its change in ownership in January of...
ORANGE — A 14-year-old female who was reported missing in the area of Tully Mountain on Wednesday afternoon was found at approximately 7:25 p.m. last night.  It is reported the juvenile was dropped off at the base of the mountain at 2:30 p.m. and could not be located at 4:22 p.m. Her...
ATHOL — The fall town meeting will be held Monday, Oct. 16, beginning at 7 p.m., in Memorial Hall. Voters will have 21 articles to consider. The Finance and Warrant Advisory Committee recommends approval of all. Several articles relate to the centralization of police, fire and emergency...

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