Quabbin region studied for MWRA expansion

04-18-2024 5:00 PM

As House Democrats eye the expansion of its public drinking water service area, the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) is considering whether the communities where that water comes from should finally get to reap the benefits of the...

Phillipston board opens talks on new police chief

04-18-2024 5:00 PM

PHILLIPSTON – Police Chief Kevin Dodge recently announced his intention to retire from a post he has held for more than a decade, and the Selectboard is reviewing the options for hiring his successor.The chief’s current salary is just under $85,000...


High schools: Abigail Schreiber’s hit propels Frontier softball past Greenfield, 3-2
04-18-2024 8:58 PM

It wasn’t looking good for the Frontier softball team heading into the bottom of the sixth inning against Greenfield on Thursday. The two-time defending state champs held a 2-0 lead, but the Redhawks were able to get a run back in the sixth. Seventh...


My Turn: Saving planet Greenfield
04-18-2024 5:48 PM

Anthropologist Margaret Mead wrote, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” If such a group were Greenfielders responding to the climate crisis, what would...

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Athol Police Logs: March 12 to March 19
03-28-2024 5:00 PM

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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Sounds Local: Spring is singer-songwriter season: A host of local performers celebrate new work
04-17-2024 2:27 PM

We are fortunate to live in an area where we can experience all types of music, and when it comes to singer-songwriters, we are fortunate to have so many talented ones living among us. Any given weekend, you can head out to one of the local breweries...


Obit photo for Nancy C. Skowrowski Nancy C. Skowrowski

Nancy C Skowronski Royalston, MA - Nancy C Skowronski, born in Worcester, MA on January 1, 1943, lived a captivating life, filled with vibrant memories and impactful experiences that created... remainder of obit for Nancy C. Skowrowski

Obit photo for Robert E. Thayer Robert E. Thayer

Robert E. "Bob" Thayer Athol, MA - ATHOL - Robert E. "Bob" Thayer, 90 of Athol passed away Sunday, April 14, 2023, in the Athol Hospital. He was born on July 13, 1933, the son of Robert H. ... remainder of obit for Robert E. Thayer

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


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