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Local officials respond to SJC ruling
03-21-2023 4:41 PM

By GREG VINE

Officials from Provincetown to Stockbridge are being urged to review public comment policies following a Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling that Southborough’s civility code violated the state’s Constitution’s Declaration of Rights and Civil...


Royalston Selectboard weighs public comment policy
03-19-2023 5:00 PM

By GREG VINE

ROYALSTON – The Selectboard is continuing to review a proposal to enact a formal policy establishing rules for public comment at meetings.Chair Deb D’Amico broached the subject at the board’s last meeting on March 7. She has spoken with officials in...


Hood set to become new Royalston Selectboard member
03-19-2023 5:00 PM

By GREG VINE

ROYALSTON – Despite spending two decades in Virginia, Ryan Hood says he is Royalston through and through.Hood, a Royalston native, is poised to become the newest member of the town’s Selectboard. The only person to submit nomination papers to run for...


Winchendon Town Meeting says ‘no’ to CPA
03-14-2023 4:02 PM

By GREG VINE

WINCHENDON – With several projects on the horizon — including expansion of the fire station and upgrades to the trunkline carrying water from Lake Naukeag to Toy Town — voters at Monday’s Special Town Meeting voted down to a proposal to accept...


Athol Fire Department completes Nero’s Law training
03-13-2023 5:54 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – On April 12, 2018, Yarmouth Police Sergeant Sean Gannon and his K9 partner Nero were shot while serving a warrant in Marstons Mills.Tragically, Gannon died of his injuries while undergoing treatment at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis. Because of...


Athol River Rat Race nearly ready
03-10-2023 5:28 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – Last year marked the return of the annual River Rat Race after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and organizers are hoping even more canoes will enter the competition.The first River Rat took place in 1964, with a total of 12...


Comerford sees good things in governor’s budget
03-10-2023 5:27 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – State Sen. Jo Comerford (D-Northampton) said the FY24 state budget proposed by Gov. Maura Healey includes several items that should—if they survive the legislative process—be helpful to the communities of North Quabbin.“Overall, I think it’s a...


Ehrenworth presents proposed Athol Royalston school budget
03-09-2023 4:29 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL - As the Athol Royalston Regional School District finalizes its budget for the next fiscal year, several efforts are underway to improve the curriculum.The proposed spending package is just over $31 million, and was presented by Superintendent...


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...

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