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TNT Co-op opens its doors in Athol
03-04-2024 5:00 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – Those looking for a unique gift for that special friend or loved one may find it at the TNT Co-op Mall in downtown Athol.Business partners Tony Alario and Tedd Lappas have been working since the start of the new year to get their storefront at...


Study of contaminated soil will cost Athol nearly $90,000
03-03-2024 5:00 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – A small hole has caused a nearly $90,000 problem at the Millers River Environmental Center (MREC) in Athol. The problem was discovered when a 1,000-gallon underground oil tank was removed from the property at 100 Main St. last summer. An...


Updates underway to Athol master plan
02-29-2024 5:00 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – The town’s new Master Plan Committee met for the first time on Wednesday in order to update two aspects of a plan that was last updated in 2015.This latest effort will address the chapters related to open space and recreation and natural and...


Athol seeks grant for Rabbit Run land survey
02-28-2024 3:59 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – Planning and Development Director Eric Smith went before the Open Space and Recreation Commission on Tuesday to announce that he has applied for a MassTrails that would allow the town to start work on the proposed Rabbit Run Rail Trail. When...


Royalston meeting will unveil Whitney Hall study
02-26-2024 5:00 PM

By GREG VINE

ROYALSTON – The results of a months-long marketing study which could serve as a guide for the future of Whitney Hall will be unveiled at a public meeting this Thursday.This meeting, which will take place at 6:30 p.m. at Royalston Town Hall, will...


Proposal for electric vehicles for Athol departments will need revisions
02-26-2024 5:00 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – A proposal from the town’s Public Works Department to purchase two all-electric vehicles (EVs) was met with some skepticism at last week’s Capital Program Committee meeting as it begins a review of FY25 capital expenditure requests from...


Athol board supports application for $950K street repair grant
02-25-2024 5:00 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – The Selectboard has voted unanimously to support the application for a $950,000 Community Development Block Grant to improve several streets in town.Planning and Development Director Eric Smith and Andrew Loew, director of Community...


Survey of Athol service lines for lead continues
02-22-2024 5:00 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – The town’s Water Division is renewing its efforts to complete a survey of service lines to ensure none are made of lead.At its meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 20, the Selectboard met with Department of Public Works Director Dick Kilhart to discuss...


Royalston makes request for State Police assistance
02-21-2024 5:10 PM

By GREG VINE

ROYALSTON – At its meeting on Tuesday, the Selectboard approved a letter to the Massachusetts State Police formally asking for help in meeting the law enforcement needs of the community.Board Vice-Chair Deb D’Amico explained that she and Royalston...


Savings help avoid Royalston sewer budget increase
02-19-2024 3:50 PM

By GREG VINE

ROYALSTON – Due a number of cost reductions and savings, it appears that the town’s sewer spending won’t see any significant increases in next fiscal year’s budget.Selectboard Chair Rick Martin – the board also acts as the town’s Sewer Commission –...


Royalston calls Special Town Meeting to settle $50,000 debt
02-15-2024 5:01 PM

By GREG VINE

ROYALSTON – A Special Town Meeting has been scheduled to settle several outstanding debts among various town departments.Set for Saturday, March 2, at 10 a.m. at Royalston Town Hall, the warrant consists of a single article which asks voters “to raise...


Firm hired to inspect Phillipston library’s condition
02-14-2024 3:58 PM

By GREG VINE

PHILLIPSTON – The Selectboard has voted to sign an $8,750 contract with the engineering firm of Tighe & Bond to inspect the Phillips Free Public Library and report on the building’s condition.Town officials are hoping the Westfield company can...


Athol Public Library hosts postponed MLK Day event
02-13-2024 5:01 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – A winter storm on Jan. 16 led to the cancellation of an event at Athol Public Library meant to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.But the staff and volunteers of Valuing Our Children, which organized the event, weren’t going to let a...


Athol, Phillipston among departments to receive state grant funding
02-09-2024 5:00 PM

By GREG VINE

Fire departments in Athol, Petersham, Phillipston and Royalston are among the 321 statewide to share in a $5 million Firefighter Safety Equipment Grants.Gov. Maura Healey recently awarded the grant monies, saying, “Every single day, firefighters...


Rhode Island couple purchases Royalston Country Store
02-08-2024 5:01 PM

By GREG VINE

ROYALSTON – After nearly a year of searching for someone to re-open the Royalston Country Store, the South Village Revitalization Committee has announced that Winter and Helder Vieira of Bristol, Rhode Island, have purchased the business.It has been...


Athol Fire override request to go before Town Election
02-07-2024 3:46 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – For the second time in less than a year, Athol voters will be asked whether they will support a Proposition 2 ½ override to provide additional personnel for the town’s Fire Department.Supporters of the proposal are hoping voters will find the...


Energy efficiency workshop to be held for small business owners
02-06-2024 4:48 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – Local business owners are encouraged to attend the Small Business Energy Efficiency & Electrification Workshop which takes place at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Athol Public Library.The event is meant to highlight the benefits of the Mass Save...


Royalston Selectboard awards contract for King Street Bridge assessment
02-05-2024 5:00 PM

By GREG VINE

ROYALSTON – The Selectboard has awarded the contract for an engineering study of the King Street Bridge to Ellena Engineering.Board Vice Chair Rick Martin said he will meet with representatives of Ellena Engineering to finalize a timeline for...


Royalston receives Green Communities Grant for weatherization projects
02-02-2024 5:00 PM

By GREG VINE

ROYALSTON — The town has received a Green Communities Grant of nearly $169,000 to pay for weatherization projects at five town-owned buildings.The awarding of the competitive grant was announced in a letter to Selectboard Chair Deb D’Amico sent by...


Athol residents push back on housing proposal for Bidwell
02-01-2024 5:00 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – The library’s community room was packed Tuesday night for a public meeting on the future of the town-owned Bidwell property off South Athol Road.Those in attendance expressed determined opposition to the construction of any housing on the...

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