Construction underway to create Children’s Advocacy Center mental health clinic in Orange

07-24-2024 2:36 PM

ORANGE — Later this year, North Quabbin residents can expect the Health Center Plaza to have an outpatient clinic providing specialized mental health services for child victims of sexual abuse and their families.The Children’s Advocacy Center of...

In wake of new data, district leaders speak to pay raises, training methods to retain educators

07-24-2024 2:38 PM

Following an overall decline in teacher retention in 2023, Franklin County and North Quabbin school districts saw a mix of increased and decreased retention rates in the 2023-2024 school year, according to data from the state Department of Elementary...


Bulletin Board: Matt Pitoniak sinks 10th career hole-in-one at Country Club of Greenfield
07-24-2024 8:24 PM

Matt Pitoniak sank his 10th career hole-in-one on Wednesday, accomplishing the feat at the Country Club of Greenfield. The ace came at the fifth hole, where he used a 6-iron from 135 yards out.Mike Phillips, Hap Eaton and Al Dedinas were...


My Turn: We are not yet a democracy
07-24-2024 1:01 PM

I have to say, I agree with Donald Trump. The 2020 election was rigged, but not for the absurdities he spouted. How many other “democracies” have “swing voters,” “battleground states,” and “third-party spoilers?” Why was the 2020 election decided by...

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Athol Police Logs June 23 – July 4 Sunday, June 23 9:04 p.m. - Party from Main Street reporting they looked at camera footage they have from Friday into Saturday (6/21-6/22) and they saw their basement was broken into twice.Monday, June 24 7:59 a.m....


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Obit photo for Julie T. Kenney Julie T. Kenney

Athol, MA - Julie Therese (Geiselman) Kenney, of Athol, MA passed away July 9th, 2024 at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield after an illness. She was born September 3rd, 1956 in Gardner, MA to Harry T. Geiselman and Andrée (Wirtz) G... remainder of obit for Julie T. Kenney

Obit photo for Kenneth M. Whitmore Jr. Kenneth M. Whitmore Jr.

ORANGE, MA - It is with profound sadness that we share the passing of our beloved father, Kenneth M. Whitmore, affectionately known as "Punk," who left us suddenly at his home on July 17, 2024, at the age of 72. Kenny was born in Gr... remainder of obit for Kenneth M. Whitmore Jr.

Obit photo for Charles A. Ponusky Charles A. Ponusky

Athol, MA - Charles Anthony Ponusky, fondly known as Chuck or Charlie, began his earthly journey on the 12th of January, 1946, in Winchendon, Massachusetts. Charles was a charismatic figure who filled every room with laughter and always... remainder of obit for Charles A. Ponusky

Obit photo for Marjorie T. Posk Marjorie T. Posk

Marjorie T. (Parks) Posk ATHOL, MA - Marjorie T. (Parks) Posk "Midge" (92) formally of 72 J.Street Athol Ma passed away peacefully on July 11th at the Alliance Health Care Nursing Home in Baldwinsville. Marjorie was born in Athol, on Ja... remainder of obit for Marjorie T. Posk


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