Director of Village School in Royalston steps down

04-15-2024 4:30 PM

ROYALSTON – Village School Director Rise Richardson, who has been there since the doors opened in 1989, has announced she has stepped down from the position.Richardson has been the school’s director since 1994, and said she had decided that it was...

Athol Salvation Army Corps joins Boston Marathon volunteers

04-15-2024 4:31 PM

ATHOL — Though they may not have been among the runners, the Salvation Army Athol Corps played an important role in the 128th Boston Marathon.The corps sent two vehicles — their mobile feeding unit, also known as a “canteen,” and a minivan — to help...


High Schools: Two-run first inning propels Pioneer baseball past Turners
04-16-2024 9:09 PM

Turners Falls pitcher Joey Mosca did all he could to hold down a potent Pioneer lineup on Tuesday. Mosca gave up two runs in the first inning but settled in from there, not allowing a run the rest of the way while striking out six. The Turners bats...


Maggie Baumer: Access to prosthetics and orthotics for physical activity a right, not a privilege
04-16-2024 5:40 PM

As one of the 5.6 million Americans living with limb loss and limb difference (LL/LD), I’m passionate about advocating for access to prosthetic and orthotic devices for physical activity, which are not typically covered by commercial insurance or...

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ATHOL POLICE LOGSTuesday, March 126:45 p.m. - Male party into the lobby regarding a shop vac he lent to someone and they are refusing to give it back. Party was advised of his options. Attempted to contact involved party, negative contact, a voicemail...

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Obit photo for Chris N. Boyle Chris N. Boyle

8/5/1956 - 4/11/2024 ORANGE, MA - Chris Boyle, beloved father and husband, passed away on April 11, 2024 at home. Chris led a life of unwavering dedication to his family, a steadfast co... remainder of obit for Chris N. Boyle

Obit photo for Donn K. Clifford Donn K. Clifford

PHILLIPSTON, MA - Donn K. Clifford, 74, of Barre Road, died on Wednesday, April 10, 2024 at Heywood Hospital in Gardner. Born in Gardner on August 15, 1949, he was the son of Robert Cliffo... remainder of obit for Donn K. Clifford

Obit photo for Shirley Anne Bailey Shirley Anne Bailey

PEPPERELL, MA - Shirley Anne Bailey, age 89, passed away quietly on Sunday, March 31, 2024, at Ayer Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was a long-time resident of Pepperell, MA, and was... remainder of obit for Shirley Anne Bailey

Obit photo for Claire A. Allen Claire A. Allen

Claire A. (Noel) Allen ATHOL, MA - Claire A. (Noel) (Goupil) (Shute) Allen, 86, of Pinedale Avenue, died peacefully early Thursday morning, April 11, 2024 at the Rose Monahan Hospice House i... remainder of obit for Claire A. Allen


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