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...
Gabe LaBombard of Hubbardston, a senior in Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School's Machine Technology program, stands in front of the program's Computer Numerical Control (CNC) milling machine. The school was recently awarded nearly $550,000 in grants to expand science and machining programs and to fund STEM field trips. Three HAAS CNC milling machines are among the big-ticket items to be purchased. School photo
FITCHBURG — Superintendent-Director Dr. Sheila M. Harrity has announced that Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School was recently awarded nearly $550,000 in grants to expand science and machining programs and to fund STEM field trips....
 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
Gabe LaBombard of Hubbardston, a senior in Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School's Machine Technology program, stands in front of the program's Computer Numerical Control (CNC) milling machine. The school was recently awarded nearly $550,000 in grants to expand science and machining programs and to fund STEM field trips. Three HAAS CNC milling machines are among the big-ticket items to be purchased. School photo
ATHOL — The selectboard on Tuesday received an update on the status of the effort to dispose of the four former elementary school buildings, which were turned over to the town by the school district last year ahead of the opening of the Athol Community Elementary School. The four are Pleasant...
ATHOL — Since Tuesday, the boat tally for the 54th annual Athol-to-Orange River Rat Race on April 8 has grown by six canoes, bringing the total to 29 with Rat weekend just two weeks away. Despite the lackluster showing so far, Head River Rat Dave Flint predicts the total number of teams signed...
PETERSHAM — During their Tuesday night meeting the selectboard board met with Greg Waid, Highway Department Superintendent, to discuss a cooperative purchasing agreement. “I and a couple of other towns have been mulling over the idea of cooperative purchasing of goods and services,” said Waid. He...
BOSTON — The Beacon Hill Roll Call records votes taken in the House and Senate each week. There were no roll call votes the past week.    CITIES AND TOWNS MUST POST BYLAWS — Requires each city and town to make available on its website, an easily accessible, complete and updated version of the...
NEW SALEM — A four-article special town meeting will be held Monday, March 27, at the town hall annex, 24 South Main St. The first two articles are votes on free cash transfers for prior-year bills, including $2,658.79 for the fire department and $747.44 for Swift River School transportation,...

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