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ORANGE — The Mahar After Prom Party is sponsoring its first annual Cupcake Wars fundraiser on Sunday, April 17, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Athol-Orange Elks Lodge on Route 2A. This novel fundraiser consists of bakers bringing cupcakes to the Elks for judging by selected local judges as well as the...
A grand opening and ribbon cutting was held at the North Quabbin Chamber of Commerce's location on Freedom Street next to the Senior Center in Athol. Left to right-- Kim Stewart,Kessler Investments; Tanya Quinn,TD Bank; Atty. Nick Kimball, Kimball Law Office; Marc Ostberg,Hometown Bank; Sara Lyman,Hometown Realtors; Shaun Suhoski,Athol Town Manager; Mia Haringstad, tourism director; Mark Wright, Chamber director;  Carol Courville, AOTV; Tabitha Fournier,Athol Savings Bank; Eladia Romero,dis
ATHOL — The North Quabbin Chamber of Commerce held a grand opening and ribbon cutting at their new location on Freedom Street on Tuesday. The new space provides added room for tourism materials and general chamber business.  The chamber previously shared a building with the North Quabbin Community...
ATHOL — State Sen. Anne Gobi (D-Spencer) is coordinating a legislative oversight hearing on the state’s proposal to place endangered timber rattlesnakes on Mt. Zion at the Quabbin Reservoir. The hearing by the Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture will be chaired by Gobi...
ATHOL — The proposed fiscal year 2017 town operating budget and capital improvement budget were presented to the selectboard on Tuesday. Town Manager Shaun Suhoski said the town operating budget has a balanced bottom line of $18.94 million. That amount, he said, is 8.33 percent higher than FY16’...
Residents of the North Quabbin region are in mourning over the loss of the Orange Police Department's K9 Matte, who passed away early Wednesday morning. This collection of Athol Daily News file photos shows some of the many functions undertaken by Matte, viewed as a dedicated officer who was both reliable and strong, but also approachable and fun loving. From top left -- Matte makes off with the sleeve of Belchertown K9 officer Adam Brougham during a demonstration at New Salem's Old Home Day
ORANGE — The North Quabbin community awoke to somber news this morning as the loss of beloved Orange Police Officer K9 Matte spread across social media. Police chief Craig Lundgren could only speak briefly on the matter this morning but confirmed he received a phone call at 2:30 a.m. reporting...
ATHOL — The Athol Bird & Nature Club has gone on record in support of the state’s plan to place endangered timber rattlesnakes on Mt. Zion at the Quabbin Reservoir. In an ABNC “events/update” email, it is noted the ABNC’s Board of Directors has sent a letter on behalf of the ABNC to Matthew...
ATHOL — “It can only get better,” said River Rat Race Director Dave Flint Monday afternoon. He was referring to the weather for this coming Saturday’s River Rat Race while the robust Monday snowstorm canceled school and other events, and made travel generally unpleasant in the area.  The...
ROYALSTON — Incumbent John Morse, III has won another three-year term on the board of selectman following Monday’s annual town election.  Morse defeated runnerup Jon Hardie by only four votes, with Hardie bringing in 47 votes to Morse’s 51. Coming in third was Gary Winitzer with 33 votes. ...
ATHOL — After an 11-year absence, 10-time River Rat champion Bob Zaveral is slated to return on Saturday. Zaveral’s name appeared alongside Al Shaver Jr. in the latest batch of entries for the 53rd annual River Rat Race. The New York duo won the race together in 2001. Zaveral partned with Bob...
All are welcome to the Petersham Art Center's artist's reception for Athol-based, nationally known photographer Paul Rezendes on Sunday, April 10, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Art Center. Above, "Early Morning Ground Fog at Sunrise, Harvard Pond, Petersham, Massachusetts" by Paul Rezendes.Submitted photo
PETERSHAM — The Petersham Art Center 2016 season officially begins in April with this year’s opening reception showcasing the work of photographer Paul Rezendes. All are welcome to join the artist on Sunday, April 10, from 4 to 6 p.m at the Art Center. Fine refreshments will be available. Notes...

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