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In 2015, Athol Savings Bank (ASB) donated $22,000 for its yearly contribution to United Way of North Central Massachusetts, a 4.76 percent increase over the previous year. Left to right -- Jean Shaughnessy, Athol Area Region Campaign Chair; Connie Kelleher, Director of Resource Development, United Way of North Central MA; Debra Vescovi, Athol Savings Bank's Senior Vice President; and Daniel Zona, President, Athol Savings Bank. 
ATHOL — In 2015, Athol Savings Bank (ASB) donated $22,000 for its yearly contribution to United Way of North Central Massachusetts, a 4.76 percent increase over its donation in 2014. Since 2001, the bank has made significant donations to support the non-profit organization whose mission is to...
All 10 members of the Athol Royalston Regional School Committee unanimously voted Monday night to accept the recommendation of the 13 members of the Superintendent Search Committee, and voted to approve current ARRSD Assistant Superintendent and Director of Education Steve Meyer, as the next superintendent. Left to right -- School committee members Dale Lougee, Joseph Maga, Carla Rabinowitz, Mitch Grosky, Vice Chair Deb Kuzmeskas, current Assistant Superintendent and future Superinten
ATHOL — In what was a very positive meeting ending with warm congratulations from all present, the Athol Royalston Regional School Committee voted 10-0 Monday night, to approve current Assistant Superintendent of Schools and Director of Educational Services Steve Meyer as the next superintendent...
BOSTON — There were no roll calls in the House or Senate last week. Beacon Hill Roll Call has obtained the 2015 official list from the state treasurer’s office of the “per diem” travel, meals and lodging reimbursements collected by the Legislature’s 40 state senators from Jan. 1, 2015, through Dec...
ORANGE — Nomination papers for the March 7 annual town election are available at the town clerk’s office. The following offices will appear on the ballot: • Selectman, 3 years; • Moderator, 1 year; • Board of Health, 3 years; • BOH, 1 year; • Three constables, 3 years; • Tree warden...
ORANGE — The selectboard the past Wednesday discussed logistical details around legislation for the proposed Department of Public Works, namely the allocation of operational control and policy-making responsibilities, and whether to designate commissioners as elected or appointed positions. Voters...
AREA — The past year was witness to a number of local newsworthy events and 2015 closes with residents now patronizing long-awaited retail outlets, and a new state representative for the Second Franklin District having been seated. The year also saw the closing of Rodney Hunt-Fontaine and the...
Tim Sweeney exhibits his "BESOCHEMPS" theory, meaning that behavioral and social elements, as well as chemical, emotional and psychological urges contribute to the disease of addiction. Photo by Jason Greenough
ORANGE — Tim Sweeney, a local Addictions Counselor out of Orange, has spent close to half of his life heading up support groups for those dealing with addiction to tobacco. With 18 years of experience, and thousands of success stories due to his many programs pertaining to quitting smoking,...
ORANGE — The selectboard on Wednesday agreed to defer action until Jan. 13 and gather more information on funding sources for a Department of Public Works request for $37,500 in FY 16 and $100,000 in FY 17, which would include the hiring of three employees. With the DPW currently short-staffed...
Wednesday 9:58 a.m. - Traffic stop for revoked insurance, South Main Street. Plates seized, vehicle towed, citation issued for unregistered vehicle.  1:05 p.m. - Report of all-terrain vehicle driving up and down road causing nuisance and has since gone home, Oxbow Road. Attempted to contact...
North Quabbin Community Coalition Executive Director Heather Bialecki-Canning announced recently the NQCC will be adding staff in 2016, expanding coalition meeting coverage to the Greater Gardner area, and bring a stronger voice to the North Quabbin region.Photo by Keith Kent
ATHOL — The North Quabbin Community Coalition (NQCC) announced at its December meeting it is expanding, hiring new employees, and doubling in size from two to four members.  The meeting began with an introduction of attendees including professionals, community representative members, Athol High...

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