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ATHOL — The Council on Aging will hold a public seasonal flu clinic on Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 9 to 11 a.m., at the Athol Senior Center during the monthly Brown Bag Program. Sponsored by the local Rite Aid Pharmacy and the COA, the clinic is available only to adults age 18 and older. Forms are...
This group of students from Athol High School were among the number of those taking advantage of employee-led tours of the L.S. Starrett company during its observance of National Manufacturing Day recently. Photo by Gary Gamache
ATHOL — The L.S. Starrett Company joined in an industry-wide celebration of National Manufacturing Day on Oct. 6, highlighting the vast spectrum of high-skill careers available within the 500,000-square-foot facility and in the profession at large. The precision tool manufacturer offered...
BOSTON — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) on Friday announced the third human case of West Nile virus (WNV) in the state this year. The patient is a resident of Middlesex County in her 60s who was confirmed with WNV by testing completed by the Massachusetts State Public Health...
WENDELL — On Saturday, Oct. 21, from 10 a.m. through 1 p.m., the Wendell Library invites area residents with sewing machines to come help sew mittens for Moe’s Mitten Project, a grassroots effort to distribute homemade mittens to individuals who are currently homeless. Participants are asked to...
A judge swears-in historic numbers of court appointed Special Advocates for Abused and Neglected Children in 2017.
WORCESTER — There are currently hundreds of children in Worcester County who have been removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect. Although Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) continue to serve more of these children each year, the need for CASA volunteers continues to grow as more...
PETERSHAM — Progress is being made on the asbestos removal work at the former Nichewaug Inn and Academy property. At Wednesday night’s selectboard meeting Vice Chair Henry Woolsey said contractor Associated Building Wreckers has gotten more work done in the last two weeks and has begun to pump out...
NEW SALEM — By posting “low salt” signs along a stretch of Wendell Road, the Board of Health hopes to isolate the cause of regularly fluctuating sodium levels in the Swift River School water supply over the last year. Permission to install the signs was granted by the selectboard at its Tuesday...
ATHOL — “The white cane is as good as a stop sign,” Charles Pierson Jr., President of the Athol Lions Club, told club members at a recent meeting. “People have to learn that.” An important mission taken on by the Athol Lions Club is to spread the word about White Cane Safety Day. A national...
Castine Movers of Athol was honored for its outstanding performance at Cartus Corporation's 2017 Global Network Conference, held Sept. 25 to 26 in Chicago, Ill., at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. Accepting for the company were Kimberly Castine, left; and her sister, Cheney Castine, who make up the third generation of the family business. Submitted photo
CHICAGO, Ill. — Castine Movers of Athol was honored for its outstanding performance at Cartus Corporation’s 2017 Global Network Conference, held Sept. 25 to 26 in Chicago, Ill., at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. The Cartus Global Network is Cartus’ industry-leading worldwide service provider...
ORANGE — With original liaison to the Castle Rock crew Kevin Kennedy having left town for a new job, town treasurer Gabriele Voelker said she is interested in renegotiating the original contract Olive Avenue Productions signed with Kennedy.  Many have expressed through social media that they...

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