ARRSD Director of Technology Ed Skutnik discussed the incoming technology at the soon to be opened Athol Community Elementary School (ACES) among other schools in the district, at a recent meeting. Skutnik announced that ACES grades 1-4 would have laptops in every classroom, and both pre-K and kindergarten classrooms will have i-Pads, along with teachers having other technological options available upon the school's opening. Photo by Keith Kent
ATHOL — At the recent Athol-Royalston Regional School Committee meeting, Director of Technology Ed Skutnik provided an update on the technology for the Athol Royalston Middle School (ARMS), Athol High School (AHS), and the new Athol Community...
Shown are valedictorians Christian Rossi, Jr. of Winchendon and Bella Ballin of Worcester. Submitted photo
GARDNER — Aspiring doctors, nurses, physicists, teachers and police officers, as well as many teenagers who are the first in their families to attend college, are among the largest dual enrollment graduating class at MWCC. This year’s graduates...
Kaiti Churchill of Turners Falls was selected as the Outstanding Vocational Technical Student of the Year at Franklin County Technical School. The award is sponsored by the Massachusetts Vocational Administrators and Massachusetts Vocational Association. 
TURNERS FALLS – Kaitlin Churchill didn’t realize that winning the Outstanding Vocational Technical Student Award was a big deal until she walked into a packed Mechanics Hall in Worcester for the presentation ceremony. “The amount of students...
Destiny McDonough, a Franklin County Technical School senior in the cosmetology program, earned a spot in the SkillsUSA National competition while competing at the state level competition last month as a team with FCTS junior Victoria Geary.  Submitted photo
TURNERS FALLS — Destiny McDonough of Whately, a senior in the Franklin County Technical School Cosmetology program, will compete at the 52nd annual SkillsUSA National Skills and Leadership Conference in June. McDonough, 18, earned a spot at the...
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...
ARRSD Director of Technology Ed Skutnik discussed the incoming technology at the soon to be opened Athol Community Elementary School (ACES) among other schools in the district, at a recent meeting. Skutnik announced that ACES grades 1-4 would have laptops in every classroom, and both pre-K and kindergarten classrooms will have i-Pads, along with teachers having other technological options available upon the school's opening. Photo by Keith Kent
Shown are valedictorians Christian Rossi, Jr. of Winchendon and Bella Ballin of Worcester. Submitted photo
Kaiti Churchill of Turners Falls was selected as the Outstanding Vocational Technical Student of the Year at Franklin County Technical School. The award is sponsored by the Massachusetts Vocational Administrators and Massachusetts Vocational Association. 
Destiny McDonough, a Franklin County Technical School senior in the cosmetology program, earned a spot in the SkillsUSA National competition while competing at the state level competition last month as a team with FCTS junior Victoria Geary.  Submitted photo
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
ARRSD Director of Technology Ed Skutnik discussed the incoming technology at the soon to be opened Athol Community Elementary School (ACES) among other schools in the district, at a recent meeting. Skutnik announced that ACES grades 1-4 would have laptops in every classroom, and both pre-K and kindergarten classrooms will have i-Pads, along with teachers having other technological options available upon the school's opening. Photo by Keith Kent
ATHOL — At the recent Athol-Royalston Regional School Committee meeting, Director of Technology Ed Skutnik provided an update on the technology for the Athol Royalston Middle School (ARMS), Athol High School (AHS), and the new Athol Community Elementary School (ACES). Skutnik described the soon-...
The Pleasant Street School time capsule was unearthed on May 19. Pictured left to right, standing -- Corey Jack, Nicholas Girard, Melinda Jack, teacher Heidi Heuer and Logen Girard. Kneeling -- Dr. Alan Genovese and Kendyl Jack examine the historic time capsule. Submitted photo
ATHOL — In June of 1976, students and staff at the Pleasant Street Elementary School created a time capsule in front of the school in the shape of a birthday cake. Colorful flowers were planted on and around its two tiers and the capsule became a familiar landmark for the many ceremonies that were...
BOSTON — State Sen. Anne M. Gobi (D-Spencer) has announced a unanimous vote by the Massachusetts Senate to increase regional school transportation reimbursement funding by $2,000,000 during Tuesday’s budget debate. The amendment, filed by Gobi, raises the reimbursement rate to 73 percent of full...
BOSTON — Beacon Hill Roll Call records local senators’ and representatives’ votes on roll calls from the week of May 23-27. PUBLIC RECORDS (H 4333) — The House 154-0, and the Senate 40-0, approved and sent to Gov. Charlie Baker legislation designed to ensure that the state and local...
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...

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