Families fume at Orange Elementary School Committee over LPN hire

04-10-2024 5:00 PM

ORANGE — Community members on Monday expressed their disgust with the Orange Elementary School Committee over the hiring of unqualified man as Fisher Hill School’s licensed practical nurse.Robert Davis, who was employed from Oct. 2 to Feb. 28,...

Safety a priority for River Rat Race organizers

04-11-2024 5:00 PM

ATHOL — With potentially hundreds of participants in this weekend’s Athol Orange River Rat Race, making sure there aren’t any problems could be a challenge, but it’s one organizers say they are ready for.Jason Rushford is the event’s water safety...


High schools: Mohawk Trail softball pulls away from Pioneer, 19-4 (PHOTOS)
04-11-2024 8:35 PM

NORTHFIELD — After a big first inning for Pioneer, Riley Giard and the Mohawk Trail softball team shut the Panthers offense down the rest of the way. The Warriors got things going with two runs in the first inning but the Panthers responded by tacking...


My Turn: Gun buyback a worthy effort
04-11-2024 4:14 PM

 As district attorney for 47 towns that make up the Northwestern District, I invite everyone to consider turning in unwanted firearms and ammunition this Saturday, April 13, when our office holds its third Gun Buyback in Greenfield and...

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Athol Police Logs: March 12 to March 19
03-28-2024 5:00 PM

ATHOL POLICE LOGSTuesday, March 126:45 p.m. - Male party into the lobby regarding a shop vac he lent to someone and they are refusing to give it back. Party was advised of his options. Attempted to contact involved party, negative contact, a voicemail...

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Ready for their close-up: Pothole Pictures announces a season of curated film screenings, live music and $1 popcorn
04-12-2024 10:58 AM

It’s showtime again for Pothole Pictures, a community-based movie series that showcases classic movies, live local music, occasional interviews with relevant film-makers, and sells popcorn that’s still only $1.Named for Shelburne Falls’s Glacial...


Obit photo for Mark E. Anderson Jr. Mark E. Anderson Jr.

ATHOL, MA - Mark Anderson Jr., a tire technician at Original Tires, died unexpectedly on Sunday, April 7th 2024, at the young age of 33. Markie is survived by his father, Mark Anderson Sr.... remainder of obit for Mark E. Anderson Jr.

Obit photo for Doris O. Caouette Doris O. Caouette

Doris O. (Russell) Caouette 1941-2024 PETERSHAM, MA - Doris Ora (Russell) Caouette (82) of Petersham, MA passed away on April 4, 2024, after a yearlong battle with cancer. She was born in G... remainder of obit for Doris O. Caouette

Obit photo for Robert Posk Robert Posk

Athol, MA - Robert Posk, age 65, born on October 3, 1958 and raised in Athol, passed away on April 6, 2024. Robert graduated from Athol High School in 1976. He graduated from North Ad... remainder of obit for Robert Posk

Obit photo for Judith A. Chamberlain Judith A. Chamberlain

Judith A. (Carroll) Chamberlain ATHOL, MA - Judith A. "Judie" (Carroll) Chamberlain, 84, of Roosevelt Avenue, passed on April 9,2024 at home with loved ones at her side. Born in the Cochitu... remainder of obit for Judith A. Chamberlain


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