$338K fraud drains town coffers in Orange

05-17-2024 5:20 PM

ORANGE — Authorities are investigating an estimated $338,000 in fraud against the town, which has left Orange in dire financial straits and could result in the closure of its libraries, town officials discussed Thursday.The fraud involves the town...

Are Massachusetts politics on immigration changing? Strategists, activists weigh in.

05-17-2024 5:20 PM

State activists and party organizers from across the political spectrum are determining how to address Massachusetts residents’ new top concern — immigration — going into the 2024 election cycle.Recent polling by GBH, CommonWealth Beacon and MassINC...


Mohawk Trail’s Chay Mojallali sets school record in high jump as Franklin County contingent racks up titles at Western Mass. Division 2 Track & Field Championships (PHOTOS)
05-17-2024 10:21 PM

BUCKLAND — Mohawk Trail’s Chay Mojallali put on a show Friday on his home track during the Western Mass. Division 2 Track & Field Championships.Mojallali entered the day as the top seed in the boys high jump and made sure he didn’t get upset. The...


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As I See It: Of dogs and men
05-17-2024 2:24 PM

It is universally agreed that we as humans are better off than dogs in America, in intelligence, dignity, health, etc. Two crucial facts contradict this notion. So, let’s get to these facts:FACT ONE: New York’s rich hotel heiress Leona Hemsley,...

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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 Robert H. Powers Robert H. Powers

Melbourne, FL - Robert H. Powers, 88, of Melbourne, Florida passed on May 8, 2024. He was born on March 5, 1936 in Medway, Maine. He served honorably for 23 years in the United States Air Force, retiring as a Master Sergeant. Robert wa... remainder of obit for Robert H. Powers

Obit photo for Brigitta White Brigitta White

Athol, MA - Brigitta White, born May 5, 1936, in the charming heart of Bayern, Germany, has departed from our world on May 3, 2024. An adventurous spirit, Brigitta's life was a rich tapestry of experiences that began in her native Germa... remainder of obit for Brigitta White

Obit photo for Richard D. Thibeault Sr. Richard D. Thibeault Sr.

Athol, MA - With a twinkle in his eye and a mischievous grin, Richard "Dick" Thibeault, born on June 27, 1940, in Athol, MA, approached life with a spirit that was as adventurous as it was resilient. He was a witty and loving force of n... remainder of obit for Richard D. Thibeault Sr.

Obit photo for Devin L. Closser Devin L. Closser

CLINTON, MA - Devin Louden Closser (35) died unexpectedly on May 7, 2024 at his home in Clinton, MA. Devin was born in Greenfield on February 24, 1989 and grew up out in the country at 445 Tully Road, in Orange, MA. He was the son of Pa... remainder of obit for Devin L. Closser


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