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Memorial service planned for Rabbi Robert Sternberg
03-14-2023 3:54 PM

By Allen Young

ATHOL—A memorial service for the late Rabbi Robert Sternberg, formerly of Springfield, will be held at Temple Israel, 107 Walnut St., Athol, on Sunday, March 19, at 1:30 p.m.Rabbi Sternberg, 73, died suddenly Jan. 31 at his home in Sun City, Arizona....


New lights for Main Street in Athol
03-13-2023 5:56 PM


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 Firefighters raise money for Muscular Dystrophy Association
03-13-2023 10:16 AM


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...


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...


Athol Credit Union opens renovated branch lobby
03-06-2023 5:02 PM


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...


Historical Athol fire engine undergoes repairs
02-28-2023 4:45 PM

By Max Bowen

A 1920 Seagrave Ladder Truck used in parades and popular with residents is undergoing extensive repairs before returning to the road.Athol Fire Capt. Eric Jack said the truck is being repaired at Gasper Automotive Restoration in Manchester, CT....


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...


Suhoski updates Selectboard on ARPA-funded projects
02-27-2023 4:56 PM

By Greg Vine

ATHOL – At a recent meeting the Selectboard received an update from Town Manager Shaun Suhoski on the status of seven projects to be paid for with $3.5 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding.The federal funds were used for items ranging from...


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,...


District Attorney’s office awards $110,000 for projects to strengthen communities
02-26-2023 8:08 PM

The Northwestern District Attorney’s Office this month announced $114,000 in grants to community groups working with youth and families and supporting people in recovery as part of its Asset Forfeiture Community Reinvestment Program.Funds for the...


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...


A Page from North Quabbin History: Taft Visits Athol
02-24-2023 4:40 PM

By Carla Charter

Many well-known people have visited Athol. Among them was former President William Howard Taft, who visited on June 16, 1919, serving as the main speaker at a day-long homecoming celebration welcoming soldiers home from World War I.According to Ruth...


Athol man held on $20K bond following dangerousness hearing
02-24-2023 4:39 PM

Staff Report

James Murphy of Athol was ordered held on a $20,000 bond following a dangerousness hearing on Friday.Murphy is one of six Athol and Orange residents facing charges stemming from an alleged assault that occurred on Feb. 1. Franklin Payne, 46, April...

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