In the center of this photo taken from the Athol Police Department's Facebook page are the 1,000 bags of heroin seized in Orange on Tuesday afternoon as the result of a lengthy investigation by the Northwestern District Attorney's Anti-Crime Task Force and the Massachusetts State Police. Taken into custody and facing multiple drug charges were Maria K. LaFountain, 21, of 108 Park St., Athol; and Bryce M. Cass, 26, of 579 Old Keene Rd., Athol.
ORANGE — Two area residents were arrested in town on multiple drug charges on Tuesday at approximately 2:37 p.m., following a lengthy investigation by the Northwestern District Attorney’s Anti-Crime Task Force and the Massachusetts State Police....
Dexter Park School presented to the KEVS Foundation a check for $5,000, the fundraising total of last week's school walk-a-thon, and the school subsequently received an automated external defibrillator (AED). The foundation was launched in memory of Kevin J. Major, who died of sudden cardiac arrest in 2011, and targets SCA in children and young adults. The four top student fundraisers, who each raised $100, presented the check along with third grade teacher Johnna Hebert, who pursued an AED unit for Dexter
ORANGE — The fundraising exploits of Dexter Park School students will be applied to help curb instances of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), and the school’s receipt of an automated external defibrillator (AED) positions trained personnel to intervene...
Orange Fire Chief James R. Young Jr., second from left, receives his credentialling certificate from Massachusetts State Fire Marshall Peter Ostroskey, far left, and members of the Massachusetts Fire Service Commission. Submitted photo
ORANGE — The Massachusetts Fire Service Commission on April 19 granted accreditation to Orange Fire Department Chief James R. Young Jr., who has demonstrated the required fire service experience, education, and certifications for accreditation....
LEVEL 3 SEX OFFENDER — Donald S. Matis, 34, listed as homeless of Orange, has been designated a Level 3 sex offender by the state’s Sex Offender Registry Board. He is described as being a white male, 5 ft., 10 inches, weighing 185 pounds, with...
Athol's Callie Jillson fields a ball during Wednesday's softball contest in South Deerfield. The Raiders lost to Frontier 7-3.
SOUTH DEERFIELD — The Athol High School softball team dropped a 7-3 decision to Frontier on Wednesday. A six-run second inning was all the support Red Hawks’ pitcher Emma Weslowski needed as she scattered just three hits while recording three...
ATHOL — Current and former faculty and staff, and former and current students and their parents took a walk down memory lane during the community open house held at Sanders Street School on Tuesday evening. The nearly 100-year-old schoolhouse,...
In the center of this photo taken from the Athol Police Department's Facebook page are the 1,000 bags of heroin seized in Orange on Tuesday afternoon as the result of a lengthy investigation by the Northwestern District Attorney's Anti-Crime Task Force and the Massachusetts State Police. Taken into custody and facing multiple drug charges were Maria K. LaFountain, 21, of 108 Park St., Athol; and Bryce M. Cass, 26, of 579 Old Keene Rd., Athol.
Dexter Park School presented to the KEVS Foundation a check for $5,000, the fundraising total of last week's school walk-a-thon, and the school subsequently received an automated external defibrillator (AED). The foundation was launched in memory of Kevin J. Major, who died of sudden cardiac arrest in 2011, and targets SCA in children and young adults. The four top student fundraisers, who each raised $100, presented the check along with third grade teacher Johnna Hebert, who pursued an AED unit for Dexter
Orange Fire Chief James R. Young Jr., second from left, receives his credentialling certificate from Massachusetts State Fire Marshall Peter Ostroskey, far left, and members of the Massachusetts Fire Service Commission. Submitted photo
Athol's Callie Jillson fields a ball during Wednesday's softball contest in South Deerfield. The Raiders lost to Frontier 7-3.
Athol Memorial Day observance schedule ATHOL — The Athol Veterans Council will hold Memorial Day services on Monday, May 30. The day will begin with flag raising and wreath laying ceremonies conducted by the commanders of the council’s six service organizations at the following times and locations...
AREA — Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company formally withdrew their application from FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) to build the proposed Northeast Energy Direct project this week. Although they suspended all work on the project in April following a decision by Kinder Morgan, their parent...
ATHOL — Town Manager Shaun Suhoski said Thursday an informal discussion will be held Tuesday, May 31, at 6:30 p.m., at the uptown fire station regarding the proposed Lake Ellis Road realignment, the redevelopment of the Mr. Mike’s retail store/gas station lot at Lake Ellis Road and Main Street,...
ORANGE — Westfield State University ‘16 alumnus Travon Godette, of town, has been named the Westfield State recipient of the 29 Who Shine award by the state Department of Higher Education. These awards honor 29 outstanding public college and university graduates, one from each community college,...
ATHOL — The Conservation Commission on Tuesday continued a wetlands hearing for a plan that would install a handicap accessible floating dock at the boat ramp along the Millers River at the Alan E. Rich Environmental Park. The continuance was necessitated because the project coordinators have...

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