Richard Sheridan remembered with testimonial gathering at White Cloud Diner

06-19-2024 5:01 PM


ORANGE – Dozens of surviving friends filled the White Cloud Diner after hours on Sunday, June 9, to honor the memory of local “man of the people” Richard Sheridan.At 78, Sheridan, who had served in several official posts over many years, died on April...

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Orange to bill church $13.7K after complaint of unfair treatment

06-19-2024 5:00 PM


ORANGE — After receiving a letter in March advising them of a complaint alleging special treatment of Mission Covenant Church, Selectboard members, in collaboration with the assessors, have decided to bill the church $13,723.54 for taxes.Americans...

North Quabbin Notes, June 20

06-19-2024 3:44 PM

Athol Hospital receives IPRO Quality AwardATHOL – Athol Hospital has been named a recipient of a 2024 IPRO Quality Award presented in recognition of its significant achievements in improving healthcare quality. Athol Hospital is a participant in the...

Athol Congregational Church to celebrate Pride & Inclusion Sunday

06-19-2024 3:43 PM


ATHOL – In recognition of Pride Month, Athol Congregational Church will present Pride & Inclusion Sunday, a service which will take place June 23 beginning at 10 a.m.Pride Month is celebrated each June to commemorate lesbian, gay, bisexual and...

Phillipston weighs value, savings of making police chief part-time

06-18-2024 5:00 PM


PHILLIPSTON – Police Chief Kevin Dodge recently announced his intention to retire from the post he has held for more than a decade, and the Selectboard is trying to figure out the best option for hiring his successor.The chief’s current salary is just...

UMass launches task force in wake of spring protests, will also review police activity

06-18-2024 5:00 PM


AMHERST — UMass Amherst Chancellor Javier Reyes has announced the creation of a Campus Demonstration Policy Task Force and an independent review of police activity on campus following events this spring that led to more than 130 arrests on campus amid...

Massachusetts 911 services restored following outage on Tuesday

06-18-2024 2:58 PM

By MICHAEL CASEYAssociated PressBOSTON — The 911 system across Massachusetts was restored Tuesday after going down for several hours.The Massachusetts State Police announced at around 3:45 p.m. that the system had been restored and that people could...

Athol Royalston Middle School term four honor roll

06-18-2024 11:41 AM

Fifth-grade gold honor rollAbigail Butler, Axel Calderon-Perez, benjamin Cameron, Natalia Campion, Camden DeStefano, Dominic Diaz, Dennis Estrada, Klara Guilmette, Leighann Gunderman, Maya Hamilton, Kairi Hough, Randy Hough, Grace Kelley, Addison...

Legislators discussing ways to curb sale of Illegal hemp-based products

06-18-2024 11:40 AM


A statewide proliferation in recent years of intoxicating, illegal hemp-based products — gummies, energy shot-like drink bottles and seltzers, to name a few — has raised concern among state officials and the cannabis sector alike.While these products...

Athol Town Hall recognized by Gov. Healey ahead of 100th dedication anniversary

06-17-2024 5:00 PM


ATHOL – At last Monday’s Annual Town Meeting, it was more than just the usual business that was conducted.“You know, you’re sitting in a beautiful building that was built 102 years ago,” Town Manager Shaun Suhoski told those in attendance at Town...

Will local control be lost? State climate bill likely to usurp authority over siting of clean energy infrastructure

06-17-2024 5:00 PM


Regional planning groups and local municipalities remain wary of the looming implications on municipal jurisdiction should the state’s massive climate bill move ahead in the coming weeks with promises to reform the slow process of siting and...

Athol, Greenfield open cooling centers in response to heat wave

06-17-2024 3:34 PM

ATHOL — In response to the nationwide heatwave which began on Sunday, Athol has opened numerous cooling centers in town.According to the National Weather Service (NWS), the heatwave began on Sunday in the central U.S. and began spreading across the...

PHOTO: Summer Street garage demo begins

06-17-2024 3:32 PM

Note from the publisher: Athol Daily News launches new online puzzles feature

06-17-2024 8:55 AM

Daily News Readers,Today we launch Puzzmo, a new collection of daily puzzles on our website.Our new digital puzzles can be played on your laptop, tablet or smartphone. You can play for free and you’ll be able to track your own scoring and see how you...

Opioid-related fatalities in Hampshire County, state down considerably over previous 2 years

06-16-2024 5:00 PM


BOSTON — Worcester County experienced a drop in fatal opioid-related overdoses in 2023, mirroring a trend statewide and forging a potential turning point after the state’s fatality count hit a record high the previous year.State officials say there...

More music, bigger stages: In new hands, Green River Festival returns next weekend with headliners CAKE, Fleet Foxes and Gregory Alan Isakov

06-16-2024 9:00 AM


We are days away from the Green River Festival, one of the most anticipated and most popular summer events in Franklin County. Now in its 38th year, the festival will run from June 21 to 23, Friday through Sunday, at the Franklin County Fairgrounds in...

For Hampshire and Franklin county offenders, drug diversion and recovery starts here

06-16-2024 9:00 AM


NORTHAMPTON — Maria Pantoja credits her late aunt and dearest friend Doris Colon with giving her a valuable lesson about helping people in the throes of drug addiction.“She showed me how to treat the person, then the problem,” Pantoja said.Colon had...

Lengthy Town Meeting warrants come at ‘critical moment’ for Orange

06-14-2024 5:00 PM


ORANGE — Residents are likely in store for a long night on Monday, as the Special and Annual Town Meetings to be held at Town Hall have a combined 75 articles on their warrants involving key decisions.The warrant for the Special Town Meeting,...

Athol Town Meeting quickly passes 35 articls, budget

06-14-2024 5:00 PM


ATHOL – It took just about an hour for 120 voters to approve the 35 articles on the warrant at Monday’s Annual Town Meeting in Athol.The Town Charter required the presence of at least 91 voters to conduct the town’s business.There was very little...

Shawn Hayden named new president and CEO of Gardner-based GAAMHA

06-14-2024 1:06 PM

GARDNER – The GAAMHA Board of Directors has named Shawn Hayden as the new president and CEO, following the resignation of longtime CEO Tracy Hutchinson.Hayden has been with GAAMHA for 13 years, most recently as the organization’s vice president, and...

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