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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...


Athol YMCA among recipients of funding for winter assistance
02-23-2023 4:22 PM

Staff Reports

FITCHBURG—United Way of North Central Massachusetts (UWNCM) recently distributed $93,000 to 11 local agencies to help struggling community members this winter. Grants were made through two funds addressing critical areas of need in cold weather...


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...


Further review needed for Gardner landfill expansion
02-20-2023 4:13 PM

By Greg Vine

ATHOL – A decision handed down last week by Rebecca Tepper, the state’s new Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs, is being applauded by the coalition fighting expansion of the wastewater sludge landfill in Gardner. An Environmental...


Multicultural Day at Athol High School features dance party, arts and cooking classes
02-17-2023 4:40 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL — By all accounts, Athol High School’s Multicultural Day was a resounding success. The event, meant to highlight the diversity among the high school’s student body and promote acceptance and understanding among people of different backgrounds...


Athol’s Mount Grace reaches fundraising goal after two decades
02-16-2023 5:36 PM

By Greg Vine

PHILLIPSTON – On Feb. 15, the Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust celebrated the completion of the Land Forever Campaign, a years-long effort that raised over $3.5 million for the creation of an endowment to support land conservation in central and...


Athol school renovation plan extended
02-15-2023 4:49 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – The Board of Planning and Community Development approved a two-year extension of the site plan approval given to NewVue Affordable Housing Corporation for part of its plan to convert the former Bigelow and Riverbend schools into housing. Board...


Athol students learn about fire safety
02-13-2023 4:31 PM


Athol Selectboard votes to endorse CDBG application
02-10-2023 4:59 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – Residents appear satisfied with initial plans for improvements to the neighborhood bordered by Main and South streets to the north and south, and Canal and Freedom streets on the east and west. No one from the public attended a public hearing...


Suspect in 2022 Athol shooting deemed too dangerous to release after arraignment
02-10-2023 3:40 PM

Staff Reports

ATHOL – An Athol man charged in connection with a November 2022 shooting has been determined to be too dangerous to release.Yamil C. Nunez, 47, of Athol, was ordered held without bail on Friday, Feb. 10, in Orange District Court after Judge Laurie...


Traveling Smithsonian exhibit, now in Turners Falls, shining spotlight on rural America
02-08-2023 5:10 PM

By JULIAN MENDOZA

TURNERS FALLS — Due to its association with the nation’s capitol, a Smithsonian exhibit, in some ways, may feel out of place in small-town Montague. In other ways, though, it feels just right.“This is about the small-town vibe,” said Caitlin Kelley,...


COVID remains a concern for Ahtol-area health officials
02-06-2023 12:59 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL — Health Agent Deb Vondal updated members of the Board of Health on the status of COVID in the community and how it still remains a presence. “Our active cases, which are reported through the state and that are lab verified, it’s been running in...


Athol-Royalston School website to see upgrades
02-03-2023 1:40 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – The Athol Royalston Regional School District is in the midst of revamping one of the most important tools for communicating with students, families and the community. The decision to reconstruct the district’s website was a result of user...

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