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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...
Pioneer Valley Brass trumpeter Curtis Coolidge addresses the audience at a past performance with (left-to-right) Dick Tandy on trumpet, Jim Engele on horn, Joe Hoye on tuba and Jeri Bannister on trombone. The PVB will be performing a North Dana Vesper concert on Sunday, Nov. 22, at 4 p.m. at the First Congregational Parish Unitarian in Petersham, following the interfaith Thanksgiving service at 2 p.m. Photo by Genevieve Fraser
PETERSHAM — A Thanksgiving interfaith service, along with a free public concert of traditional and modern music specially arranged for brass quintet, will take place Sunday, Nov. 22, at the First Congregational Parish Unitarian on the town common. The service will begin at 2 p.m., followed by a...
ATHOL — The Council on Aging will sponsor a flu vaccination clinic at the senior center on Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Staff from the local Rite Aid Pharmacy will be administering the vaccines. Those with insurance must bring their insurance cards. Questions can be directed to...
AREA — With the Erving Police Department recently equipping their officers with body cameras, the Athol Daily News asked visitors to the website to vote on whether other area departments should follow suit. A strong majority, just over 73 percent, voted in favor of equipping police with body...
Athol Resident Shannon Cleveland, standing, above, addressed the Athol Royalston Regional School Committee at a special meeting on Saturday, Nov. 14. Cleveland is a parent, and school administrator in another district. When discussing the new superintendent search process, she said, "When you look at your per pupil expenditures compared to other districts that are far outperforming you, you are not underfunded, you are not using that money effectively."Photo by Keith Kent
Note: This is Part 1 of two parts. The second installation will appear in Wednesday’s edition. ——— ATHOL — The Athol Royalston Regional School District has been tasked with a responsibility it has not had to address in a decade. On Saturday, Nov. 14, at a special public meeting, members...
Parishioners of St. John's Episcopal Church were busy at the craft table recently in preparation for the St. John's Christmas Bazaar.
ATHOL — St. John’s Episcopal Church, on the corner of School Street and Park Avenue will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Torrey Hall. Preparations are in full swing and parishioners have been working very hard in anticipation of this yearly event....
BOSTON — The Beacon Hill Roll Call records votes and discussions by local legislators each week. COMING UP ON BEACON HILL MINIMUM WAGE HIKE TO $15 — The Labor and Workforce Development Committee has recommended passage of a bill that would raise the minimum wage over three years from $9 per...

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