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The Athol Daily News Santa Fund is launching its 68th year with a goal of $13,500 for 2015. Since 1947, the fund has ensured that hundreds of youngsters in the area have a happy holiday season. With the aid of generous donors in the community, and the help of hundreds of volunteers over the years,...
 Petersham Broadband Committee members John Blum and Chip Bull update the selectboard on the current status of the proposed broadband network from Matrix Designs. Left to right -- Blum, Bull, Selectman Rick Marsh. Photo by Ashley Arseneau
PETERSHAM — Members of the broadband committee met with the selectboard Tuesday night to discuss the current status of the proposed broadband network to be installed in town by Matrix Designs. The committee last met with the selectboard on the matter on Oct. 13 with Eric Nakajima of the...
ORANGE — The selectboard met with Rebecca Bialecki and Pat Larson last week to discuss the proposed changes to the Montachusett Area Regional Transit (MART) service. With MART planning to stop all call-up dial-a-ride service in favor of expanded static routes there are many who are upset because...
The Salvation Army of Athol had volunteers o plenty on Tuesday for the distribution event for their Thanksgiving Food Drive. Left to right -- Retired Major Stanley Seneck, Lt. Mike Buzzard, Roland Bourbeau, Jacob Buzzard, Carol Raymond, Connie Gauzletti, Sheldon Bedell, Ann Stevens, Shawn Gonynor, Kevin Miller, Courtney Fifield, Kris Couer, Linda Seco, Christine Blair, Lt. Jennifer Buzzard. Photo by Ashley Arseneau
ATHOL — The Salvation Army held its annual Thanksgiving food distribution Tuesday at their building and were able to give almost three times as much food away to local families in need than last year. Lt. Michael Buzzard said that due to increased donations they were able to give each family 23...
ERVING — At the selectmen’s meeting Monday night, Ken McCance from Yolan Energy handed out a spreadsheet showing a 25 percent savings in utility rates based on an apple-to-apple comparison with four other area suppliers. Selectman Art Johnson voiced concern about being the first to change supply...
WARWICK — Northfield selectman Jed Proujansky visited the Warwick Selectboard Monday night to ask them to join the anti-Kinder-Morgan TGS pipeline municipal coalition. “There is no real benefit to the town to have a pipeline run through it,” Proujansky said as he ran through an index of the many...
PHILLIPSTON — The board of assessors announced on Monday, the property tax rate set by the state for fiscal year 2016 has been set at $16.89, an increase of $1.19 per $1,000 valuation on residential properties. The town needs to raise $3,075,331.64 as a distribution of tax rates and levies. With...
AREA —  Once again The North Quabbin Community Coalition, local organizations and volunteers will sponsor a home-delivered Thanksgiving meal for elders and those who are homebound. Last year over 210 meals were provided.  For more information about the event or to get involved, call Katrina...
NEW SALEM — Town Coordinator Nancy Aldrich on Monday informed the selectboard of new developments with regard to plumbing issues in the town hall and decaying trees in the common area. Aldrich said she spoke with Bruce Whittier, of Whittier Plumbing & Heating, about the possibility of...
ORANGE — The Orange Business Association is sponsoring Christmas in the Park on Friday, Nov. 27, in Memorial Park in downtown Orange. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive by Orange Fire truck at 5:30 p.m., and they will turn on the lights in Memorial Park. Santa and Mrs. Claus will then meet with...

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