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p> ATHOL — With 14 days left until Christmas morning, Santa and his Elves are preparing for that all important ride, and thanks to the generosity of businesses and individuals, the Athol Daily News Santa Fund is nearing the halfway mark toward its goal of $13,500. Contributions of $870.75 were...
ATHOL — The Board of Health will hold a seasonal flu clinic in the lower level of the town hall on Thursday, Dec. 17, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The clinic is available only to adults 18 and older. Those attending are asked to bring their health insurance cards. Clinics are free regardless of health...
WARWICK — The fire department is set to receive a new-used fire truck from Northfield which was purchased by the town for $25,000.  The selectboard met with fire chief Ron Gates and Lt. Mike Mankowski Monday night to discuss the upcoming delivery. It was the board’s concern that the fire...
NEW SALEM — The broadband committee on Monday added perspective to the issue of whether the WiredWest collaborative of 44 rural towns will receive state funding earmarked for the establishment of a regional, fiber-optic network. WiredWest has moved quickly to rebut a Mass. Broadband Institute...
ERVING — The selectboard began their Monday night meeting by going into Executive Session with Police Chief Christopher Blair pursuant to MGL Chap30A Sec21(5); to investigate charges of criminal misconduct or to consider the filing of criminal complaints.  At 7 p.m. a public hearing with Erving...
ATHOL — The Finance and Warrant Advisory Committee on Tuesday voted to approve a reserve fund transfer request submitted by the Conservation Commission for its timber sales program. The request was for $7,500. A previous transfer of $9,500 in 2014 is nearly expended. A total of $2,313 remains....
WARWICK — With the announcement yesterday that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has accepted the application from Kinder Morgan for the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline extension, Warwick is posed to file as a legal intervener on the project that will bring a 420-mile long natural...
Ruth French of Phillipston was awarded the prestigious "Public Service Award" as 2015 Phillipston's Citizen of the year on Sunday, Dec. 6. French, holding the plaque to which her name will be added, received a citation presented by State Rep. Susannah Whipps Lee (R-Athol). Photo by Keith Kent
PHILLIPSTON — On what was a warmer than average New England Sunday in December, residents gathered to fittingly name a citizen who is anything but average to join its long list of exemplary Public Service Award winners. With many present in Phillipston Congregational Church offering a standing...
ORANGE — Superintendent Tari Thomas advised the school committee of her intention to reaffirm the district’s appetite for an elementary school feasibility study last Wednesday, one year after Orange voters rejected the appropriation of funds to the Massachusetts School Building Authority. Along...
ATHOL — With 16 days remaining until Christmas the Athol Daily News Santa fund is heating up. Since last reported, $875 has been received, bringing the running total to $5,169 total towards the goal of $13,500 to purchase gifts for children for Christmas.  Donations received since Friday include...

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Athol, MA 01331
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