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ATHOL — The North Quabbin Community Coalition has announced its selection of the late Dr. Robert Knight as this year’s Rural Health Hero. The award will be given at NQCC’s monthly forum on Friday, Nov. 20, and accepted by his godson, Franklin County Sheriff Chris Donelan, on behalf of Dr. Knight...
Members of the Athol Knights of Columbus visited the Charity Stitchers in Leominster and took delivery of hand crafted items the women donated to the Coats For Kids cause. Left to right -- District Deputy Dan Arseneault, Frank Schaippa (hidden), Bob Barcomb, Bill Graziano, Mark LaSalle, Ray Blanchard (Grand Knight), Paul McNiff, Bill Fregeau, Jason LeRay, Bob Leonard, Peter Newman, Ron Tellier and (seated) Neil Hachey.
ATHOL — Members of the Knights of Columbus Council 1182 launched their “Coats for Kids” campaign on Oct. 1 and will continue collecting new or gently used coats for area children through Nov. 20. Collection sites include the North Quabbin Patch Office, 423 Main St., Our Lady Immaculate Church (...
This is one of the many fire alarm pull boxes (right) located around Athol that are part of a hard-wired municipal fire alarm system. Described by Fire Chief John Duguay and Town Manager Shaun Suhoski as being antiquated, the boxes and the system are coming off-line as of Jan. 1.Photo by Brian Gelinas
ATHOL — Fire Chief John Duguay on Tuesday advised the selectboard that the municipal box alarm system will be taken off-line as of Jan. 1. Duguay said the system is antiquated and to replace it would be too cost-prohibitive for the town. In addition, he noted that calls generally come in to the...
ATHOL — All Massachusetts public school students will take a new state standardized test beginning in the spring of 2017. The test, while not yet developed, is unofficially known as “MCAS 2.0.” The test will be a hybrid of the state’s current Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)...
Note: This is Part 2 of the article that appeared on Page 1 in Tuesday’s edition. ——— ATHOL — At the recent Saturday morning meeting of the Athol-Royalston School Committee with about 30 people attending, the committee and members of the district’s communities discussed the search for a new...
Members of the Starry Starry Night Steering Committee meet to plan the 20th anniversary of the New Year's Eve celebration. Left-to-right -- Karl Bittenbender, Nate Johnson, Jeannette McIntosh and Manuel King. Not pictured, Nate Stienburg, Mary King, Rosie Thoms.
ORANGE — Plans are under way for the 20th annual Starry Starry Night celebration in downtown Orange. Starry Starry Night began as a collaboration between the Orange Revitalization Partnership and the Orange Arts Center.  In 2006, the event won the Gold Star Award from the Massachusetts Cultural...
PHILLIPSTON — At their meeting Monday night, the selectmen reaffirmed a statement of support for persons employed by the town serving in the United States National Guard and Reserves. The procedure, in place since 2007, protects the employee while serving under the Military Medical and Family...
ATHOL — Athol Hospital Volunteer Service Coordinator Pat Lussier said today that 29 people have signed on as volunteers in various areas at the hospital. The goal is to sign up 50 volunteers. Said Lussier, “We are over half way to our goal. But we need to keep hearing from our community members...
AREA — The Franklin Regional Transit Authority (FRTA) will be providing free rides on all of its fixed route buses on Friday, Nov. 27. This “Free Day” coincides with the seasonal Black Friday shopping tradition, and will allow residents around the region to try out transit and shop locally,...
ATHOL — The selectboard on Tuesday voted to set a single property tax rate for residential and commercial properties for fiscal year 2016. The move follows the recommendation of the board of assessors and is in keeping with the town’s tradition of having a single tax rate to aid in improving...

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