“I’ve never seen anything like this,” said 71-year-old Jim Herbert, referring to the massive shards of ice in Millers River. The unusual ice formations ended up creating a natural dam near Athol’s South Main Street Bridge on January 13, 2018. Due to the threat from the river’s rising water, a decision was made to evacuate the residents of Morton Meadows, an elderly housing complex located near the South Main Street. “…a lot of the tenants are sick or disabled…” said Christi Martin, Morton Meadows Director. “It was hard on them…”
“No good deed goes unpunished,” joked Bob Chauvin when asked about leading the United Way’s annual campaign for a second straight year. Chauvin has been a United Way board member for eight years and is excited that his legacy of service will include two years as Campaign Chair. “Honestly, this will give me a chance to provide an excellent training experience to future Campaign leaders,” he says.