Top Headlines

ORANGE— Last week, the 175-year-old Rodney Hunt manufacturing plant in Orange announced that they were consolidating with their parent company, the North American Valve and Gate Group, and moving operations to Pittsburgh, Penn. The move will leave 200 workers in Franklin County out of a job....
PHILLIPSTON — As the town is responsible for necessary repairs at the Route 101 bridge, it is finally obtaining some answers  asked by Highway Dept. Superintendent Rick Tenney over the last few months. The town, which is trying to figure out how to pay for the bridge repairs, is now leaning...
ORANGE — At approximately 4:30 a.m. today, a fire was reported at Orange Airport and a skydiving trailer at the Jumptown facility sustained minor damage, Operations Manager Brian Camden said today. Camden said four Orange Fire Department trucks and the Orange Police Department responded to the...
ATHOL — The L.S. Starrett Company reports sales for the period ending in September were $51 million, a decline of $9.2; however, $6 million of that amount was a currency exchange loss principally from Brazil. This resulted in a net loss of three cents per share as compared to a profit of 10...
NEW SALEM — The selectboard on Monday voted to join the recently formed Municipal Coalition Against The Pipeline, consenting to extend a “show of solidarity” to member towns such as Wendell and Northfield. Although the proposed Northeast Energy Direct natural gas pipeline would not pass through...
WENDELL — “Be A Tree: Holiday Dog Safety Program for Kids and Families” takes place Sunday, Nov. 15, from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Wendell Free Library, 7 Wendell Depot Rd. This fun and interactive one-hour program is geared toward school-age kids and their parents but anyone interested in learning safe...
ORANGE — In order to enforce a regulation that became effective on Dec. 1, 2014, the Board of Health has begun placing metal signs reading “This is a Smoke Free Area” at all municipally owned properties in town.  As is the case in many public buildings across the Commonwealth, municipal...
BOSTON – As support for his opioid bill rapidly gains momentum, Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday received another endorsement from a group of county sheriffs, citing the urgency for more tools to combat the opioid crisis on a statewide basis. The sheriffs met with Gov. Baker at the State House to...
ORANGE — The annual Veterans Walk will take place on Veterans’ Day, Nov. 11, at 1 p.m., rain or shine. The walk will begin in Athol at the Veterans Park at Main and Exchange streets and end at Memorial Park in Orange. Athol ATHOL — The Athol Veterans Council will host its annual Veterans’ Day...
Heroes Remembered, a ceremony honoring WWII veterans, was held recently with over 70 of the Greatest Generation in attendance. Rep. Susannah Whipps Lee and Capt. Vincent "Bill" Purple, seen here, joined Gov. Charlie Baker, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Francisco Urena, families, caregivers, volunteers and students in honoring these men and women.
BOSTON – The House of Representatives has just approved a statewide “Stolen Valor Act” designed to prosecute individuals who falsely claim military service credentials for personal financial gain, while also passing legislation prohibiting the unauthorized sale of veterans’ grave markers,...

Pages

Athol Daily News

PO Box 1000
225 Exchange Street
Athol, MA 01331
Phone: (978) 249-3535

 

Comment Here