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ATHOL — The Board of Health will hold a seasonal flu clinic for adults 18 and older on Tuesday, Nov. 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Liberty Hall at the town hall. The clinic is first come, first served. Those attending should bring health insurance cards. Vaccinations are free regardless of...
Pictured are the victorious Athol Red Raiders and their cheerleaders in front of the scoreboard following their 24-22 victory over the Mahar Senators on Thanksgiving Day.Photo by Adam Lewis
ORANGE — Mason Barrieau carried the ball for 148 yards and two touchdowns, Athol MVP Robbie Nelson had 109 yards and one touchdown along with a key interception and the Red Raiders (5-6) held off the Mahar Senators (4-6) long enough to take home the 24-22 win in this year’s edition of the...
 West Brook Tree Farm, located across from the Hannaford Plaza in Athol, opened for the season at 9 a.m. today. Owner Ethan Stone is pictured with Jean McNally, the first customer of the season along with her husband, Ray Dufort. The couple has made an annual tradition of arriving at the farm as soon as it opens. The farm is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays. Customers can choose from pre-cut trees and cut-your-own trees, wreaths, potted tabletop tr
BOSTON — The Baker-Polito Administration has declared Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, as “Green Friday” to encourage people across the Commonwealth to visit their local farms and nurseries for Christmas trees, holiday plants, and holiday decorating needs. To celebrate “Green Friday,” Energy and...
HARDWICK — The Gilbert Players tradition of offering up family fun for the start of the holiday season continues with a spirited and entertaining adaptation of “The Little Mermaid.” Based on the Walt Disney version of the classic story, as opposed to the slightly bloodier Hans Christian Andersen...
ATHOL — For the 30th year, the Athol Women’s Club will be sponsoring the Memory Tree, which will be placed on the bandstand at the uptown common. Each light on the tree represents the name of a loved one who is being remembered at this special time of the year. The tree will be put up and...
PHILLIPSTON — The Board of Assessors announced at Monday’s selectboard meeting that Phillipston’s tax classification will continue to be a single rate. The amount has not yet been determined. Rick French was recommended by the Board of Health to fill a vacancy created by Matt Pearson moving out...
PHILLIPSTON — On Sunday, Dec. 3, at 4:30 p.m., on the Phillipston common, the Historical Society will hold its annual  Memory Tree Ceremony. This event has become a meaningful way to begin the holiday season. After the tree is lit, attendees move to the church for the reading of the names of...
ERVING — On Monday night selectmen received an update on the purchase of a new database system for the town. Selectmen had questioned the cost of using a web-based version of the system versus an in-house server. Administrative Coordinator Bryan Smith explained the additional cost of the online...
ATHOL — Board of Health members were advised Tuesday the state’s Department of Public Health is requiring all cities and towns to conduct an emergency dispensing site drill in the near future. The drills are held to ensure that boards of health and other assisting partners, such as hospitals,...
 The Salvation Army, with assistance from 25 volunteers, held their annual Thanksgiving Food Distribution event on Tuesday. Those who helped throughout the day included, left to right -- Scott Bacheldor, Samuel Bulloch, Lt. Michael Buzzard, Ann Stevens, Beatrice Bowers, Luana Goewey, Kenneth Bowers. Photo by Ashley Arseneau
ATHOL — The Athol Salvation Army (SA) Corps kicked off the Thanksgiving holiday on Tuesday with their annual food distribution for families in need making sure people can make a Thanksgiving meal for their household.  “We had 198 families sign up, we’ve had over 30 families come to us after (...

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