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Mass Discount Center relocates to Athol following flooding in Leominster
03-08-2024 5:00 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – If Heather Dinitto has her way, the debut of Mass Discount Center, located at 500 Main St., will mark just the first of what she hopes will be several locations.Dinitto and her husband, Walter Ferreira, hadn’t planned on locating the store in...


Athol receives $10,000 grant for Public Works’ employee safety
03-08-2024 5:00 PM

ATHOL — The town has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association (MIIA), the town’s property and casualty insurance provider, to fund safety and risk management activities and equipment.According to a press...


Athol fire, police capital requests get the green light
03-07-2024 4:54 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – The town’s Capital Program Committee last Thursday managed to trim departmental requests for just over $1.6 million in capital expenditures down to $824,000—the amount available in the FY25 capital budget.The Police Department got everything...


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...


Athol man faces drug, gun charges
02-28-2024 1:05 PM

By MAX BOWEN

ATHOL — Two men from Athol and Needham and a woman from Weymouth were arrested Monday in Boston’s Downtown Crossing on several drug-related charges, according to police.At around 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 26, the Boston Police Department’s A-1 (Downtown)...


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...


Athol Library hosts Arthropod Petting Zoo with Professor Bugman
02-25-2024 5:00 PM


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...


School Committee approves hardship exception for student
02-21-2024 5:55 PM

By MAX BOWEN

ATHOL—The Athol Royalston Regional School District’s School Committee has approved a hardship exception to the enrollment policy for a student whose family moved out of the town, allowing them to remain in the school system through the end of the...


Proposal to allow Athol school buses to use Vine Street gate fails
02-20-2024 4:23 PM

By MAX BOWEN

ATHOL — A much-contested pilot aimed at lessening congestion at the Athol Community Elementary School (ACES) will not proceed, following a vote at the Feb. 14 meeting of the Athol Royalston Regional School District School Committee.The vote followed...


Athol Royalston recognizes January Students of the Month
02-15-2024 5:00 PM

ATHOL — At its meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 14, the Athol Royalston School Committee recognized those students named as Student of the Month for January at each of the schools.Students were nominated by their teachers, who provided comments on why they...


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...


Liberty Taphouse to open in Athol
02-08-2024 5:00 PM

By MAX BOWEN

ATHOL — The site of the former Flat Rock Tap House will soon reopen, and the new owners have big plans for the location.The Liberty Taphouse at 73 Traverse St. is the newest venture of co-owners Teresa Hisman and Scott Chambers, two longtime friends...


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...


PHOTOS: Drum classes, performance, held at Athol High School
02-07-2024 3:45 PM

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