At Hearing, Environmental Officials Explain Quabbin Reservoir Rattlesnake PlanState environmental officials didn't expect such an uproar over their plan to establish a refuge for endangered, venomous timber rattlesnakes on an off-limits island in the Quabbin Reservoir--so they're forming a working group to get input from the public.
Panel To Hold Hearing On Rattlesnake Island PlanArea residents will have an opportunity to sound off on the state's plan to create a refuge for endangered rattlesnakes on an uninhabited Quabbin Reservoir island.
Local Barber Leaves $1.4M To Athol Public LibraryWhen Anthony Ralys died last fall, library staff were happily surprised to find that he had left $1.4 million to the Athol Public Library in his will.
Black Bear Spotted On Athol Back PorchAn Athol homeowner spotted a black bear strolling across his back porch on Wednesday night.
1 Dead In Early Morning Athol FireOne person died in an early morning fire in Athol on Thursday.
Athol Man Dies After Kayak Capsizes In New Hampshire LakePolice say a call came in after noon Saturday that a kayak had capsized near the public boat launch on the lake near Piermont, N.H.
Retired Trooper Who Leaked Photos Of Boston Bombing Suspect Has No RegretsSean Murphy was a tactical photographer and was on the ground the April night Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured in a boat in a backyard in Watertown.
State Trooper In Marathon Photo Flap Welcomed To Athol The Massachusetts state trooper who leaked arrest photos of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is back on patrol.
Boa Constrictor Found In Athol CarAthol Police received an unusual call Wednesday night: a large snake coiled inside the driver-side dash of a car in town.
Massive Fire Destroys Mill In AtholA fire has destroyed a mill on Canal Street in Athol.