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Athol remembers its fallen heroes on Memorial Day 
05-29-2023 1:21 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL — The sun shone in a cloudless blue sky Monday morning as local veterans, their family and friends, and residents took time to remember those Athol residents who, since the American Revolution, have given their lives in service to the...


Athol real estate agent makes appearance on “House Hunters”
05-26-2023 5:42 PM

By MAX BOWEN

ATHOL — Olivia Paras got to see one of her favorite shows from a different angle when she joined HGTV’s “House Hunters.”The episode, “Family Basecamp in Massachusetts,” aired on May 17, and Paras, who works as a realtor at LAER Realty Partners in...


Kennebunk/Green work to begin in early June
05-26-2023 4:56 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – Work will soon get underway to replace aging water lines in the neighborhood of Kennebunk and Green streets.To address the concerns of area residents, Athol Public Works Director Dick Kilhart and other DPW officials recently held a...


Federal funds secured for NewVue project in Athol
05-26-2023 4:55 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern visited Athol on Friday to announce he has secured $1 million in federal funding to support the construction of 53 units of affordable housing in town.The funds for the NewVue Communities Riverbend-Bigelow Schools...


Athol Farmers market won’t return this summer
05-25-2023 4:34 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – Citing a departure of vendors and lack of needed time, the lead organizer for the town’s farmers market has decided that it won’t be held this year.Mary Holtorf, chair of Athol’s Downtown Vitality Committee (DVC) and lead organizer for the...


Committee reviews findings from Athol Superintendent’s entry plan
05-24-2023 6:43 PM

By MAX BOWEN

From curriculum updates to staff retention to facility upgrades, a lot of needs were identified through Superintendent Matthew Ehrenworth’s entry plan.Ehrenworth presented the plan earlier this year. At the AARD School Committee meeting on May 17, he...


Ideas abound for Bidwell property in Athol
05-24-2023 6:41 PM

By Greg Vine

ATHOL – Industrial development. Outdoor recreation. Elderly housing. Mixed income housing. These are just a few of the ideas brought forward at a public meeting held Tuesday night at Athol Public Library to discuss uses for the town-owned Bidwell...


Gardner exploring alternatives to sludge expansion
05-23-2023 4:14 PM

By GREG VINE

GARDNER – Since a 4.3-acre expansion of the wastewater sludge landfill in Gardner was first proposed, environmental organizations – led by the Athol-based Millers River Watershed Council – have urged city officials to examine alternatives. After first...


A Page from North Quabbin History: Athol to Athol letter writing
05-22-2023 4:34 PM

By Carla CharterThis is the story of two different Athols, the history that connects their towns and a letter writing project which their respective libraries hope will connect the populations.The Athol Public Library in Massachusetts sometimes...


Athol officials await signature for META grant
05-22-2023 4:31 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – On March 31, the town received word it had been awarded a Municipal Energy Technical Assistance (META) grant of nearly $15,000 to undertake a weatherization assessment of Town Hall, the police station and wastewater treatment plant.Two months...


Sixth Athol kidnapping suspect pleads not guilty in Superior Court
05-21-2023 4:00 PM

GREENFIELD – The final of six North Quabbin residents facing charges of kidnapping and other crimes stemming from an alleged Feb. 1 incident was arraigned in Franklin County Superior Court this week after his case was transferred from Orange District...


No watercraft at Silver Lake—for now
05-21-2023 4:00 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – Three months ago, the Athol Lions Club went before the Selectboard to pitch the idea of allowing the use of canoes and kayaks on Silver Lake.Club member Tom Henry told the board at that time that allowing watercraft on the lake could...


Cannabis article for Athol Town Meeting generates questions
05-19-2023 3:34 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – An article on June’s Town Meeting warrant regarding cannabis businesses is creating some concern with town officials.Article 22 on the warrant of Athol’s upcoming Annual Town Meeting asks voters to decide on whether to establish a Cannabis...


Athol seeks community input on future for 100-acre property
05-19-2023 3:32 PM

By MAX BOWEN

ATHOL — For some time, town officials have debated the best use for the Bidwell property.Next week, residents will have the chance to offer ideas at a forum being held at the Athol Public Library. Taking place on Tuesday, May 23 at 6 p.m., topics such...


Athol Police to begin using body cams
05-18-2023 4:16 PM

By Greg Vine

ATHOL – Police officers in Athol will soon be outfitted with a new piece of equipment—an item which Chief Craig Lundgren said he was initially skeptical of, but now sees as indispensable.Starting Monday, each officer will be equipped with a body...


Athol Selectboard nixes alcohol-infused ice cream
05-17-2023 4:12 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – The Selectboard almost unanimously denied an application from Nancy Tessier to sell alcohol-infused ice cream products in town.Tessier is owner of Pop’s Sweet Harts, which sells ice cream and other frozen confections in several area...


Guides along the trail
05-16-2023 3:54 PM


Athol officials receive award for water quality
05-15-2023 4:18 PM

By Greg Vine

BOSTON – Recently, in honor of National Drinking Water Week, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) awarded 61 public water systems and operators for excellent service to the public. A statement from DEP said those...


A Page from North Quabbin History: Athol Fire’s brush truck
05-12-2023 2:50 PM

By Carla CharterVehicles tell a story, as often as do the people who use them in their day-to-day work. And just like people, they face retirement.Such is the case of the Athol Fire Department 1968 Farrar Brush Truck. The truck, known as Brush One,...


Bridging the gap: Project connects miles of trails at Cutthroat Brook Tree Farm in Athol
05-12-2023 2:12 PM

By Max Bowen

ATHOL — Up until two weeks ago, getting over the Lower Kendall Brook Crossing at Ben and Susie Feldman’s Cutthroat Brook Tree Farm required some rather impressive balancing skills.But through a combination of hard work and community support, two new...

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