bankHometown has contributed $10,000 to NewVue Communities℠, a Fitchburg-based nonprofit organization dedicated to creating strong and healthy neighborhoods where residents choose to live, work and invest. Left to right -- Christina DiRusso, bankHometown commercial lender; Marc Dohan, NewVue executive director; Lisa Dutton-Swain, NewVue resource development director; Donna Daigle, bankHometown Leominster branch manager; Marc Ostberg, bankHometown Athol branch manager; Michael Roy, bankHometown Community Rei
FITCHBURG — bankHometown, with an office in downtown Athol, has contributed $10,000 to NewVue Communities℠, according to bank President and CEO Michael Hewitt. NewVue Communities is a Fitchburg-based nonprofit organization dedicated to creating...
Tyler L. Wolanin, district director for State Sen. Anne Gobi (D-Spencer), of the Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex District; and Emily Swanson, legislative aide to 4th Hampden State Rep. John Velis (D-Westfield), were among the speakers at The United Arc's recent Coffee and Conversation event in Turners Falls. Submitted photo
TURNERS FALLS —  On Friday, Feb. 17, The United Arc held a Coffee & Conversation event at their main office, 294 Avenue A. The United Arc provides services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This event was an...
Athol High School's Hope Parker makes a shot on the net over a Mahar defender Wednesday night at home.  Photo by Mike Phillips 
ATHOL — The Mahar girls’ basketball team continued its run of excellence and ended rival Athol High School’s streak of 14 consecutive postseason appearances. The Lady Senators (15-5) jumped on top early and held off a third quarter surge by the...
Mahar's Bryce Cleveland drives though Athol's defense in a match Wednesday night at home. Photo by Mike Phillips
ATHOL — The role of underdog fit the Athol High School boys’ basketball team well on Wednesday, but Mahar Regional survived a scare from its rival in a 44-34 win. The one-win Raiders led the Senators (18-2) at the half and heading into the fourth...
WORCESTER — Celeste Nicoletti of Petersham, a member of the class of 2018 majoring in industrial engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), was a member of a student team that recently completed an intense, hands-on research project in...
Mahar's Cassie Verheyen tosses a shot over a Frontier defender during Monday's victory in South Deerfield.Photo By Mike Phillips
SOUTH DEERFIELD — A dominant second half helped the Mahar girls’ basketball team secure its 10th consecutive victory. The Lady Senators (14-5) outscored Frontier Regional 34-16 after the break to earn a 50-36 win on Monday night. Cassie...
bankHometown has contributed $10,000 to NewVue Communities℠, a Fitchburg-based nonprofit organization dedicated to creating strong and healthy neighborhoods where residents choose to live, work and invest. Left to right -- Christina DiRusso, bankHometown commercial lender; Marc Dohan, NewVue executive director; Lisa Dutton-Swain, NewVue resource development director; Donna Daigle, bankHometown Leominster branch manager; Marc Ostberg, bankHometown Athol branch manager; Michael Roy, bankHometown Community Rei
Tyler L. Wolanin, district director for State Sen. Anne Gobi (D-Spencer), of the Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex District; and Emily Swanson, legislative aide to 4th Hampden State Rep. John Velis (D-Westfield), were among the speakers at The United Arc's recent Coffee and Conversation event in Turners Falls. Submitted photo
Athol High School's Hope Parker makes a shot on the net over a Mahar defender Wednesday night at home.  Photo by Mike Phillips 
Mahar's Bryce Cleveland drives though Athol's defense in a match Wednesday night at home. Photo by Mike Phillips
Mahar's Cassie Verheyen tosses a shot over a Frontier defender during Monday's victory in South Deerfield.Photo By Mike Phillips
WENDELL — On Wednesday, Peter Gorelick, Wendell’s newly hired information technology specialist, met with the Wendell selectboard at their biweekly meeting. He said he has met with nearly all the town’s committees, and is now quite familiar with their computer equipment and problems. He is setting...
WENDELL — On Saturday at 9:39 p.m., a school bus fire was reported on Jennison Road while the vehicle was parked at the driver’s residence. Fire Chief Joe Cuneo said the engine compartment of the bus was fully involved when the department was on scene and the bus is a total loss.  The bus was...
CONWAY, Mass. (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado with winds up to 110 mph touched down in western Massachusetts. Meteorologists say the EF-1 tornado touched down Saturday evening in Conway in Franklin County. The weather service says most of the damage took place...
MONTAGUE, Mass. (AP) — The victim of a three-vehicle crash in Montague has been identified as a local woman. Authorities said Sunday that 21-year-old Amanda Lilly died when two vehicles crashed head-on just before 10 p.m. Friday. A third vehicle then struck one of the initial two cars involved...
In this May 31, 2002, file photo, children from a local elementary school, dressed as the character Cat in the Hat, perform songs next to a newly installed sculpture of Dr. Seuss characters, Thing 1 and Thing 2, during a memorial dedication in author Theodore Geisel's hometown of Springfield, Mass. Tourism and economic development officials in February 2017 re-branded the western Massachusetts region known as the "Pioneer Valley," which includes Springfield and generally covers the Massachusetts portion of
BOSTON (AP) — A new nickname for the river valley in western Massachusetts isn’t sitting well with some residents. Tourism and economic development officials have rebranded “Pioneer Valley” as “West Mass.” They argue the region’s old moniker, which originated in the early 20th century, is...

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