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Homelessness and hunger are problems that persist everywhere. Lt. Michael Buzzard of the Athol Salvation Army says helping those in need is not an exclusive, faith-based act. Photo by Jason Greenough
ATHOL — Poverty and homelessness are everywhere. These problems exist in small town America, just as much as they do in metropolitan areas. The Quabbin region is not immune to this problem, and Michael Buzzard, Lieutenant Officer for the Athol Salvation Army, knows that the needs of the...
On Tuesday, an ash carving (inset photo) of the former Athol High School, which is now the site of an affordable housing complex for seniors and the disabled, was donated to the Athol Public Library by Jerry Grimes, of Templeton, and his wife Mary (Hadley) Grimes. Both were members of AHS's class of 1955 and Jerry carved the replica and compiled and edited a book covering 50 years of carvers for New England Woodcarvers Inc. The library has purchased two copies of the book. Left to right -- M
ATHOL — Longtime woodcarver Jerry Grimes, of Templeton, and his wife, Mary (Hadley) Grimes have donated to the Athol Public Library an ash carving of the former Athol High School on School Street, which is now an affordable housing complex for seniors and the disabled. Jerry was a member of AHS’...
BOSTON — There were no roll calls in the House or Senate last week. Beacon Hill Roll Call this week examines the voting records of local representatives on Republican Gov. Charlie Baker’s 95 vetoes during the 2015 session. A two-thirds vote is required to override a gubernatorial veto. The...
WARWICK — Selectboard chair Dawn Magi announced in her report to the selectboard Monday night that she is disappointed in the town’s lack of holiday decorations on the town common. When juxtaposed with other area town commons she has seen recently, the Warwick Town Common “looks like a bah...
ORANGE — It’s Santa’s big night and donations are still coming in to the Orange Santa Fund. Organizers are very pleased with the outpouring of generosity from the area organizations and residents. They are also proud to announce the fund has passed the $8,000 mark, with a chance to hit $10,000 by...
ORANGE — The planning board meeting Tuesday night featured a great deal of conversation. Two public hearings were set to take place to approve special use permits. One for the Swift River Bus Company to use a structure on East River Street for bus storage and light repair, and another to amend the...
ORANGE — The finance committee is planning a meeting in January with representatives from Erving, New Salem, Wendell and Warwick to discuss a new assessment for the Orange Ambulance service. In a joint meeting with the board of selectmen Monday night, FinCom chair Bob Stack took the selectboard...
A group of children and miniature horses stand during the final act, where all program participants were recognized at the Christmas Pageant at Crimson Acres in Orange on Dec. 17.Photo by Andres Caamano
ORANGE — There is something special about a barn or stable at Christmas. The still peacefulness of farm animals contentedly eating hay and a cold, star-filled night sky can move us to imagine just such a night long ago. Crimson Acres Horse Farm on Daniel Shays Highway has been providing people a...
ATHOL — As the minutes tick down to Santa’s midnight ride, children in the Athol area will awaken to a bright Christmas morning thanks to the many “elves” in the area who have contributed to the Athol Daily News Santa Fund. Earlier in the month, Santa himself hosted a breakfast and, with his...
ATHOL — The Conservation Commission recently conducted a site visit to the new elementary school complex under construction which revealed a concern with one of two storm water detention basins, Chairman Robert Muzzy advised commission members on Tuesday. Ledge beneath the basin does not allow...

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