Shown are past participants in Seeds of Solidarity's SOL (Seeds of Leadership) Garden after-school and summer program, which is offered to youth ages 15 to 18. Applications are now available for the SOL Garden program, as well as for a new weeklong summer internship called "How to Live" for rising seniors or those just graduating high school. Left-to-right -- Emily Lapinskas, Cody Fifield (kneeling), and Darnell Jones. Submitted photo
ORANGE — Seeds of Solidarity Education Center, a non-profit organization in Orange, announces applications for two programs for North Quabbin teenagers. Applications are available now for the longstanding SOL (Seeds of Leadership) Garden after-...
 Teachers constructed this geodome, shown with dreamcatchers, to display students' 0projects
It’s first period at Athol-Royalston Middle School, and the sixth-grade students in this class are researching “cryptocreatures” — animals that may or may not exist. Like “Champy,” the legendary monster of Lake Champlain; the giant boa; the “ghost...
GARDNER — James Vander Hooven, Ed. D, has officially stepped into his role as the third president of Mount Wachusett Community College since the school was founded in 1963. “MWCC has a long history serving as an integral part of the communities...
Retiring Mount Wachusett Community College President Daniel M. Asquino speaks during a ceremony held in his honor on Thursday, March 18. Asquino, who retired two days later, led the college for 30 years, making him the longest-serving public higher education president in Massachusetts. Submitted photo
GARDNER — Over 200 community, government and business leaders gathered Thursday night to celebrate the achievements of Dr. Daniel M. Asquino during his 30 years as Mount Wachusett Community College’s president. Asquino began serving as president...
During a recent visit to the Franklin County Regional Dog Shelter in Turners Falls, students from the Pre-Employment Program at Franklin County Technical School presented a check for $451 in raised funds to the facility. School photo
TURNERS FALLS — In February, students from the Pre-Employment Program (PEP) at Franklin County Technical School presented a check for $451 in raised funds to the Franklin County Regional Dog Shelter (FCRDS) in Turners Falls.  Office manager Gabi...
Emily Casella Photo courtesy of assumptiongreyhounds.com
WORCESTER — The Assumption College Department of Athletics has announced that Emily Casella, of Athol, has earned a coveted spot on the 2017 women’s track and field team.  Casella, a member of the class of 2020, will compete as a thrower during...
Shown are past participants in Seeds of Solidarity's SOL (Seeds of Leadership) Garden after-school and summer program, which is offered to youth ages 15 to 18. Applications are now available for the SOL Garden program, as well as for a new weeklong summer internship called "How to Live" for rising seniors or those just graduating high school. Left-to-right -- Emily Lapinskas, Cody Fifield (kneeling), and Darnell Jones. Submitted photo
 Teachers constructed this geodome, shown with dreamcatchers, to display students' 0projects
Retiring Mount Wachusett Community College President Daniel M. Asquino speaks during a ceremony held in his honor on Thursday, March 18. Asquino, who retired two days later, led the college for 30 years, making him the longest-serving public higher education president in Massachusetts. Submitted photo
During a recent visit to the Franklin County Regional Dog Shelter in Turners Falls, students from the Pre-Employment Program at Franklin County Technical School presented a check for $451 in raised funds to the facility. School photo
Emily Casella Photo courtesy of assumptiongreyhounds.com
ATHOL — Athol-Royalston Regional School District Superintendent Dr. Steven Meyer has been chosen for the same position in the Clinton Public Schools system, following a 3-2 vote Friday by that district’s school committee. The 3-2 vote allows the committee to enter into contract negotiations with...
ATHOL — There is one contest on the April 3 annual town election ballot, as five candidates are vying for two three-year seats on the board of selectmen. Incumbents Anthony Brighenti and Alan Dodge are being challenged by Rebecca Bialecki, Sarah Gambrell and Holly Young. The candidates...
Brighenti is pictured on the far right in this Athol selectboard photo
Editors Note: The following is a candidates statement for selectmen's race on the April 3 election ballot in Athol. “My name is Anthony Brighenti. I am a lifelong resident of Athol. I graduated from Athol High School in 1962. I grew up on Sanders Street, delivered the Athol Daily News in my...
Editors Note: The following is a candidates statement for selectmen's race on the April 3 election ballot in Athol. “Greetings citizens of Athol, “I want to thank you for allowing me to serve as your selectman for the last three years; it has been an honor to serve such a wonderful, caring...
Editors Note: The following is a candidates statement for selectmen's race on the April 3 election ballot in Athol. “I am one of the five candidates running for two open seats on the Athol Board of Selectmen. While there are many complicated issues facing the town of Athol, the reasons I’m running...

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