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Pete & Henry’s to become park
03-08-2023 4:54 PM

By GREG VINE

ROYALSTON – On Aug. 21, 2018, Pete & Henry’s restaurant in South Royalston was destroyed by fire.In September 2021, owners John and Tammy Cloutier sold the vacant lot which had been home to the popular eatery to the Town of Royalston for $5,000.On...


Write-in candidates fill seats in Petersham Election
03-07-2023 4:10 PM

By GREG VINE

PETERSHAM – Voters going to the polls for the annual Town Election Monday had to do a bit of writing to complete their ballots.Because no one had taken out nomination papers by the deadline to be included on the ballot, voters wrote in the names of...


Village School students travel to London as part of Middle Ages curriculum
03-06-2023 5:04 PM

By GREG VINE

ROYALSTON – Fifth and sixth-graders from The Village School spent their February break in London for a trip designed to bring their Middle Ages lessons to life.Speaking with the Athol Daily News, fifth and sixth-grade teacher George Bennett explained,...


Athol Bird & Nature Club celebrates 60 years of education, land conservation
03-06-2023 5:03 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – After six decades educating the public about the great outdoors, Athol’s Bird & Nature Club is planning a big anniversary celebration.The organization was founded in 1963 by Athol Junior High School science teacher Bob Coyle. According to the...


ConCom gives backing to Lord Pond Plaza project
03-06-2023 9:37 AM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – The Conservation Commission has approved, with conditions, a Notice of Intent filed by the Department of Public Works (DPW) to ‘daylight’ Mill Brook where it currently runs under the parking lot at Lord Pond Plaza.Creation of green space and...


Contract awarded for Green/Kennebunk water mains in Athol
03-02-2023 4:58 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – A contract has been awarded to A. Martins & Sons of Ludlow to replace the water mains on Green and Kennebunk streets, located north of the Uptown Common.In December, the Selectboard voted to use $1.2 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act...


Athol’s Vitality Committee delays decision on support for variances
03-01-2023 4:22 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – The Downtown Vitality Committee has, for now, held back explicit support for a number of zoning variances sought by developer Bill Krikorian for a proposed five story, 48-unit housing development on the site of a long-closed municipal parking...


Athol Lions Club proposes canoes, kayaks on Silver Lake
02-28-2023 4:41 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – Representatives of the Lions Club are proposing that canoes and kayaks be allowed on Silver Lake in Athol.Tom Henry and Jim McIntosh went before the Selectboard at its Feb. 21 meeting to seek the board’s support for the idea.“I’ve talked with...


State assumes responsibility for Fryeville Bridge in Athol
02-26-2023 8:09 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – Town Manager Shaun Suhoski had some good news for Athol’s Selectboard.Suhoski presented the board with a letter from state’s Department of Transportation “that confirms that the commonwealth, MassDOT, is going to assume the design,...


Athol Fire Chief addresses risk of train crash
02-24-2023 4:41 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – On Feb. 3, 38 cars of a train 150 cars long derailed in East Palestine, Ohio. The resulting fire damaged another 12 cars in the train, operated by Norfolk Southern. Cars were carrying chemicals and combustible materials, including vinyl...


Athol Selectboard defends support of Municipal Decarbonization Task Force
02-23-2023 4:20 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – Lee Gersch, a member of the town’s Energy Committee, took the town’s Selectboard to task for failing to name a representative to the recently-formed Municipal Decarbonization Task Force and that the vacancy is delaying its efforts. Gersch made...


Athol committee seeks more details on Vacant Storefront Program
02-22-2023 4:15 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL — The Downtown Development Committee seemed poised to support participation in the state’s Vacant Storefront Program, but decided at a recent meeting that questions regarding how the program works need to be answered first.Overseen by the state...


Readings highlight history of Petersham
02-22-2023 4:14 PM

By GREG VINE

PETERSHAM – Residents gathered at the Country Store Saturday afternoon to share readings that provided a taste of the community’s past, along with a bit of its present.The event, “Petersham Written Works: Poetry, Prose, and Letters,” was sponsored by...


Multicultural Day at Athol High School features dance party, arts and cooking classes
02-17-2023 4:40 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL — By all accounts, Athol High School’s Multicultural Day was a resounding success. The event, meant to highlight the diversity among the high school’s student body and promote acceptance and understanding among people of different backgrounds...


Athol school renovation plan extended
02-15-2023 4:49 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – The Board of Planning and Community Development approved a two-year extension of the site plan approval given to NewVue Affordable Housing Corporation for part of its plan to convert the former Bigelow and Riverbend schools into housing. Board...


Athol Selectboard votes to endorse CDBG application
02-10-2023 4:59 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – Residents appear satisfied with initial plans for improvements to the neighborhood bordered by Main and South streets to the north and south, and Canal and Freedom streets on the east and west. No one from the public attended a public hearing...


COVID remains a concern for Ahtol-area health officials
02-06-2023 12:59 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL — Health Agent Deb Vondal updated members of the Board of Health on the status of COVID in the community and how it still remains a presence. “Our active cases, which are reported through the state and that are lab verified, it’s been running in...


Athol-Royalston School website to see upgrades
02-03-2023 1:40 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – The Athol Royalston Regional School District is in the midst of revamping one of the most important tools for communicating with students, families and the community. The decision to reconstruct the district’s website was a result of user...


Plans in the works for new Athol tattoo parlor
02-01-2023 4:43 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – The town has been without a tattoo parlor since the last one closed its doors approximately a dozen years ago. That could change over the next few months—perhaps sooner—if the plans of four Athol residents come to fruition.Business owners...


Heywood: collection notices sent in error
02-01-2023 4:39 PM

By GREG VINE

GARDNER — Following a series of posts made on social media by confused patients, Heywood Healthcare released a statement Tuesday afternoon clarifying that collection notices sent to area residents were sent in error and apologized for any “confusion...

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