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Earth Day celebrated with Green Clean Athol
04-24-2023 4:10 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – Like a commanding officer, Al Benjamin stood over a map of Athol with streets highlighted in red with notations of which volunteers were assigned to those neighborhoods. The map and names gave organizers of Saturday’s Green Clean Athol an idea...


Athol Hospital suspends endoscopy procedures
04-24-2023 5:00 AM

By MAX BOWEN

ATHOL—Following a routine equipment assessment, Athol Hospital has suspended endoscopy procedures in the campus’ two operating rooms until further notice.According to a statement sent by Vice President of External Affairs Dawn Casavant, there have...


Athol Cleanup dedicated to Kathy Richards
04-20-2023 3:27 PM


Athol Equestrian Center members learn horse driving, other skills
04-20-2023 3:26 PM

On Monday, April 17, 10 members of the New England Equestrian Center of Athol (NEECA) spent the day learning and practicing their skills, driving at the multi-purpose municipal horse park on New Sherborn Road in Athol. Dressage rider, driving...


Future of Elev8 Cannabis remains uncertain
04-20-2023 3:24 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – Following the suspension of Elev8 Cannabis’ license, town officials are awaiting word from the state’s Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) before taking further action. At its meeting on April 18, the Selectboard received an update from Town...


A Page From North Quabbin History: Athol Frogmen
04-19-2023 4:45 PM

By Carla CharterBefore there were state and regional dive teams, there was the Athol Frogmen.“Scuba diving was in its infancy when it started,” according to Jerry Lozier, retired Athol Firefighter and former Frogmen member and past president. “The...


North Quabbin Notes, April 20
04-19-2023 4:44 PM

Madelyn Robertson joins Regis College Service immersion programWESTON — Service immersion trips are a foundation of Regis’ mission, culture, and community. As a university that provides students the opportunity to serve their neighbor without...


Athol Fire Chief fields questions on override
04-19-2023 4:41 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – Fire Chief Joseph Guarnera fielded several questions from the Selectboard as he continued his efforts to garner support for an $895,000 Proposition 2 ½ override to fund the hiring of eight firefighters.The proposal will be presented as an...


Athol, Turners Falls high schools join Innovation Pathways Program
04-19-2023 4:37 PM

By JULIAN MENDOZA and MAX BOWEN

Turners Falls and Athol high schools will benefit from the state’s expansion of its Innovation Career Pathways internship program, adding new fields of study for students with professional aspirations.The announcement came on April 13 from the office...


North Quabbin Notes, April 18
04-17-2023 5:03 PM

Historical Society annual meetingORANGE—The Orange Historical Society will hold its spring annual meeting and elections on Wednesday May 10, with a pot luck dinner at Witty’s Funeral Home at 7 p.m. Members will hear the annual report and receive an...


Ragnarok Tattoo Company in Athol opens its doors
04-17-2023 5:01 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – The family-owned Ragnarok Tattoo Company has joined the downtown’s business community. Located at 357 Main St., the grand opening was marked with a celebration on Saturday, April 15. It’s owned by sisters-in-law Jacqui and Erica...


Land trusts join for fourth annual “Give Back to the Land Day”
04-16-2023 10:16 PM

Staff Report

On April 20, the Thursday before Earth Day, four regional Massachusetts land trusts are encouraging community members to give back to support local land conservation.Give Back to the Land Day was first organized in 2020 as the COVID pandemic changed...


Athol man gets 5½ years for role in Capitol breach
04-14-2023 5:18 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

WASHINGTON, D.C. — An Athol man found guilty of felony and misdemeanor charges related to his involvement in the Jan. 6, 2021, breach of the U.S. Capitol will spend the next 5½ years behind bars.Vincent J. Gillespie, 61, was sentenced Friday morning...


“Two Grannies” hosts enjoy their time at Athol Rat Race
04-14-2023 4:23 PM

By MAX BOWEN

ATHOL — They may not have taken first place, but Beth Sobiloff and Marcia Rothwell still had a great time for their first year at the River Rat Race.In fact, Sobiloff and Rothwell—hosts of the popular “Two Grannies on the Road” show—came in last out...


Athol Fire Chief continues pitch for override
04-13-2023 4:38 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – Two weeks ago, Athol Fire Chief Joseph Guarnera met with the Capital Program Committee seeking support for an $895,000 Proposition 2 ½ override to fund the hiring of eight new firefighters.On Tuesday, the chief delivered the same message to...


Sportsman’s Corner: Notes to self
04-13-2023 4:37 PM

By Mike RocheAs this writer sits at the computer in the home of my sister Pat in Kansas on Day One of my annual trip to the Sunflower State (AKA Oz), there have already been a few things that perhaps might have been done differently. First, never book...


Green Clean Athol celebrates Earth Day
04-12-2023 4:55 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – The Green Clean Athol cleanup effort takes place this year on Saturday, April 22, the same day people around the globe will participate in events marking the 53rd anniversary of Earth Day.“We are hoping for a big turnout,” co-organizer Heidi...


Identity of victim in Athol fatal accident released
04-12-2023 4:53 PM

ATHOL — The victim of Saturday’s fatal vehicle accident has been identified as Kyle Bezio, 29, of Athol.Bezio died at Athol Hospital, where he was taken after being hit by a vehicle traveling in the vicinity of 150 Daniel Shays Highway (Route 202) on...


58th Athol River Rat Race results
04-11-2023 5:05 PM

OverallDennis Mass Inspection Station—First Place#41: Shane MacDonald and Ryan Zaverell (time 35:16)Kessler Investments—Second Place#127: Adam Gelinas and Patrick MaddenOriginal Tire—Third Place#8: Jack Morse and Greg LowryCanvasNorth East Auto—First...


Firefighter proposal irks Athol Selectboard
04-11-2023 5:02 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – At last Tuesday’s Selectboard meeting, Town Manager Shaun Suhoski provided a rundown of his proposed FY24 budget, but it wasn’t a line item that generated the most debate.Included with the $23.6 million budget was a handout which stated, “…a...

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