The Athol girls’ varsity soccer team graduates six seniors this season. Pictured are the seniors of the Athol girls’ varsity soccer team, left to right—Amber Mahony, Kaitlin Baptista, Destiny Wrigley, Mercedez Young and Payton Parker.  Photo by Mike Phillips
ATHOL — In the fifth installment of a series detailing each of the fall sports teams from both Athol High School and Mahar Regional School, each season in review will take a look back at the defining moments, surprises and statistics of the 2017...
 Members of Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School's National Honor Society pose for a photo following the organization's recent annual induction ceremony. New members from local towns are Jake Wright of Athol, Tanya Valley of Phillipston, and Morgan Miller of Templeton.  School photo
FITCHBURG — Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School’s chapter of the National Honor Society held its annual induction ceremony recently in the school’s auditorium. The ceremony got underway with a welcome address by Eric Sanden, chapter...
Summer LaFortune of Winchendon, a 2016 graduate of Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School in Fitchburg, completed a course in phlebotomy through the school's Continuing Education Program. She is working in the lab at Heywood Hospital in Gardner, under the supervision of Julie Holly, left. School photo
FITCHBURG — Summer LaFortune of Winchendon, a 2016 graduate of Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School’s Dental Assisting program, didn’t want to be like many of her classmates who were working minimum-wage jobs and borrowing money to get...
Pictured are the members of the Mahar field hockey program. The varsity team finished the season with an 8-8-1 record and earned the sixth seed in the West Division II playoffs. They were taken down 5-0 by the Mohawk Trail Warriors in the opening round of the playoffs. Photo by Adam Lewis
ORANGE — In the fourth installment of a series detailing each of the fall sports teams from both Athol High School and Mahar Regional School, each season in review will take a look back at the defining moments, surprises and statistics of the 2017...
 Pictured are the members of the Athol varsity field hockey team. The team finished the year with a 2-13-3 record under first year coach Emily Hall. Photo by Adam Lewis
ATHOL — In the third installment of a series detailing each of the fall sports teams from both Athol High School and Mahar Regional School, each season in review will take a look back at the defining moments, surprises and statistics of the 2017...
Gov. Charlie Baker, right, swears in Col. Kerry Gilpin, left, as superintendent and colonel of the Massachusetts State Police. Looking on is Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito. Submitted photo 
BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday announced the appointment of Col. Kerry Gilpin to serve as superintendent and colonel of the Massachusetts State Police (MSP). A 23-year veteran of the State Police, Gilpin most recently served as deputy...
The Athol girls’ varsity soccer team graduates six seniors this season. Pictured are the seniors of the Athol girls’ varsity soccer team, left to right—Amber Mahony, Kaitlin Baptista, Destiny Wrigley, Mercedez Young and Payton Parker.  Photo by Mike Phillips
 Members of Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School's National Honor Society pose for a photo following the organization's recent annual induction ceremony. New members from local towns are Jake Wright of Athol, Tanya Valley of Phillipston, and Morgan Miller of Templeton.  School photo
Summer LaFortune of Winchendon, a 2016 graduate of Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School in Fitchburg, completed a course in phlebotomy through the school's Continuing Education Program. She is working in the lab at Heywood Hospital in Gardner, under the supervision of Julie Holly, left. School photo
Pictured are the members of the Mahar field hockey program. The varsity team finished the season with an 8-8-1 record and earned the sixth seed in the West Division II playoffs. They were taken down 5-0 by the Mohawk Trail Warriors in the opening round of the playoffs. Photo by Adam Lewis
 Pictured are the members of the Athol varsity field hockey team. The team finished the year with a 2-13-3 record under first year coach Emily Hall. Photo by Adam Lewis
Gov. Charlie Baker, right, swears in Col. Kerry Gilpin, left, as superintendent and colonel of the Massachusetts State Police. Looking on is Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito. Submitted photo 
A public forum held Thursday in Memorial Hall on Athol's need to develop zoning regulations for recreational marijuana dispensaries drew a sparse crowd, with the majority of those in attendance voicing their opinions on the matter.Photo by Brian Gelinas
ATHOL — The Board of Planning and Community Development on Thursday held a public forum in Memorial Hall to gather input from business owners and residents with regard to drafting zoning regulations for the siting of recreational marijuana dispensaries in town. Input was accepted from interested...
ATHOL — Athol Hospital and Heywood Healthcare have announced that construction has begun on the new emergency department/medical office building project at Athol Hospital. The construction will entail many changes to Athol Hospital’s campus, and the community will be provided with periodic...
ATHOL — A police advisory board has been established. The selectboard recently approved a request by Police Chief Russell Kleber to form the board which will advise the chief on public safety concerns and provide suggestions as to how police services could be better provided to residents....
ATHOL — Grade-level and department teams in the Athol-Royalston Regional School District are now taking a cohesive approach to end-of-unit evaluations, testing students against mutually agreed-upon benchmarks that help determine whether remedial support or accelerated work is needed. Mary Jane...
Emelda Haughton is preparing Phillipston's Boston Post cane for its "home" at the Historical Society. The current cane holder is Margery Stevens, Phillipston's oldest resident. Photo by Mary J. Williams
PHILLIPSTON — If you are the oldest citizen in one of New England’s 700 towns, you may be the recipient of a Boston Post cane. Phillipston’s original cane was destroyed in the 1940s when the Dubar house burned. For over 65 years, Phillipston went without. In 2012, a replica was purchased and...

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