‘The biggest barrier is us’: Existence of overdose prevention centers in Mass. slowed by stigma

05-26-2024 5:00 PM

Cheryl Juaire lost two of her sons to the opioid epidemic — Corey died from an overdose in 2011, as did Sean 10 years later in 2021.Juaire, founder and president of the nonprofit Team Sharing Inc., now advocates for overdose prevention centers in...

Athol lands $500,000 grant to assess Cass Toy Factory, York Theater

05-24-2024 1:22 PM

ATHOL –The town has received $500,000 in federal funds to conduct 10 Phase I and five Phase II environmental site assessments along with reuse visioning and community engagement activities.The funding comes from the U.S. Environmental Protection...


Mohawk Trail’s Chay Mojallali ties for first place in boys high jump at MIAA Div. 6 Track & Field Championships (PHOTOS)
05-25-2024 7:59 PM

NORTH ANDOVER — Mohawk Trail’s Chay Mojallali continues to rack up medals in the boys high jump. Mojallali, a junior, was the top seed going into Saturday’s MIAA Division 6 Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Merrimack College and left a...


The World Keeps Turning: Remembering the civilians
05-24-2024 3:01 PM

Earlier this year, my extended family met in Washington, D.C. to celebrate multiple anniversaries and accomplishments and marvel at the grandeur of our nation’s capital. The elders and young adults relived some memories with the two youngest boys and...

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Orange Police Logs, April 1-21
05-20-2024 4:04 PM

ORANGE POLICE LOGSApril 1 - 21Monday, April 111:17 a.m. - Party in the lobby reporting someone tried to change the name on his National Grid bill. Officer spoke with the party who stated someone switching his account, officer called National Grid and...


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Kayaker’s delight: Best day-paddles along the Connecticut River in Massachusetts
05-24-2024 1:31 PM

Last summer, I chronicled my 68-mile paddle of Connecticut River through Massachusetts. Along the way, I became very well acquainted with the river, its bends and currents, dams and bridges, trees and wildlife — even its sewage overflows! Here are a...


Obit photo for Judith M. Burpee Judith M. Burpee

Judith M Burpee Templeton, MA - Judith M. (Young) Burpee, 72, of Templeton, died peacefully Thursday, May 23, 2024, in UMass Memorial Medical Center-University Campus, Worcester, after a period of declining health with her family by her ... remainder of obit for Judith M. Burpee

Obit photo for Adrienne Vivian Laroche Adrienne Vivian Laroche

Athol, MA - Adrienne Vivian Laroche (nee Nadeau), 85, of Athol, Massachusetts, passed away on May 17, 2024. She was born on March 27, 1939 to Fabiola and Adrien Nadeau in Hollis, Maine and grew up in Saco and Biddeford. Adrienne was... remainder of obit for Adrienne Vivian Laroche

Obit photo for Paul F. Buckley Paul F. Buckley

July 7, 1936-May 15, 2024 Baldwinville, MA - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Paul Francis Buckley, born on July 7, 1936 in Athol Massachusetts. Paul was a chef by trade and spent his career working in a variety ... remainder of obit for Paul F. Buckley

Obit photo for Dennis Boudreau Dennis Boudreau

Athol, MA - Dennis L. Brodreau, 74, died Wednesday, May 22, 2024, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Gardner, on January 30, 1950. a son of the late Leo and Arlene (Trueheart) Boudreau. He was a 1968 graduate of Athol... remainder of obit for Dennis Boudreau


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