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Lawrence Man Arrested in Athol on Heroin Charges - abc40
athol heroin julio morales ATHOL, Mass. (WGGB) – A Lawrence man was arrested in Athol after police intercepted him attempting to delivery nearly 100 grams of heroin Wednesday. Julio Morales, 52, was carrying drugs that had a retail street value of ...
Lawrence man charged in heroin trafficking case in northwestern Mass.The Republic

Iconic Clydesdales to visit Athol, Leominster, Fitchburg and other towns this week - MassLive.com
Places like Athol and Orange probably do not ike being referred to as "one-horse towns," but when that horse is a Clydesdale, it might be a different story. This week, the famous Budweiser horses will be making several stops in the area, both in the ...

Bulletin Board: Athol spikers reach penthouse - The Recorder
Athol's Erik Aikey (23) hits a kill shot past Belchertown's Jordan Vigneault (3) during Game 1 of visiting Athol's 3-1 Eastern Division boys' volleyball win over the host Orioles Wednesday in Belchertown. Recorder/J. Anthony Roberts Purchase photo ...


'Wounded Vet Run' to ride through Melrose - Wicked Local Hudson
Cpl. Andy Kingsley: The Athol, Mass. resident was a member of the 82nd Airborne Division when he was severely injured during combat operations in Afghanistan in 2010. Doctors amputated his right leg above the knee, and some fingers and toes. Today ...

Local nonprofits partner to provide food, heating aid - Worcester Telegram
FITCHBURG — Because of lingering cold weather, a fresh round of grants for food and heating assistance was announced jointly by the United Way of North Central Massachusetts and the Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts. ... Pantry ...

'Wounded Vet Run' to ride through Saugus - Wicked Local Saugus
The three honored veterans will take the stage for a few brief remarks, followed by a moment of honor for several members of Massachusetts Task Force 1, which helped on Sept. 11 with rescue work and cleanup following the tragedy. Page 2 of 2 - After ...

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ATHOL LINKS: Town of Athol Massachusetts - Official Website of the Town of Athol Massachusetts
Athol Public Library - located at 568 Main Street with more than 50000 books magazines periodicals books on tape videos compact discs and other items.
Athol MA Real Estate - Search houses for sale and MLS listings in Athol Massachusetts. Local information on property.
Cinnamon's Restaurant - 491 Main St Athol MA best place to eat breakfast lunch OR dinner.

Athol High School - Our goal is to educate our students to develop the skills necessary to continue to learn throughout life
Sawyer Mansion Athol MA - info from the Athol historical society.

ATHOL MA FACTOID:

Early residents of Athol MA subsisted on agriculture and hunting. By 1791, Athol had four gristmills, six sawmills, a fulling mill, and a shop with a trip hammer, all of which were operated by water power. The Athol Cotton Factory, built in 1811, was one of the first industries to serve a market beyond the local one. Through the 1800s, textile, leather, wood, and metal industries further expanded the market for goods produced in Athol.

Athol was originally called Pequoiag, the area was first settled by five families in September 1735. When the township was incorporated in 1762, the name was changed to Athol. John Murray, one of the proprietors of the land, chose the name because the hills reminded him of his ancestral home of Blair Atholl, Scotland. Athol means pleasant place.

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