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Financial matters to be decided at Royalston Town Meeting
06-08-2023 5:01 PM

By GREG VINE

ROYALSTON – At this Saturday’s Annual Town Meeting, voters will determine whether funding for a number of different purposes gets approved.Town Meeting takes place on Saturday, June 10, 10 a.m. in the second-floor auditorium at Town Hall, 13 On the...


Officials voice concerns over Whitney Hall in Royalston
06-07-2023 5:26 PM

By GREG VINE

ROYALSTON – Keen Independent Research, the company hired by the town to do a feasibility study for the marketing of Whitney Hall, will host several meetings to get resident feedback.The first public meeting will be Monday, June 12, from 6:30-8:30 p.m....


Right as rain
05-28-2023 5:00 PM


Committee reviews findings from Athol Superintendent’s entry plan
05-24-2023 6:43 PM

By MAX BOWEN

From curriculum updates to staff retention to facility upgrades, a lot of needs were identified through Superintendent Matthew Ehrenworth’s entry plan.Ehrenworth presented the plan earlier this year. At the AARD School Committee meeting on May 17, he...


Royalston man pleads guilty in child porn case
05-05-2023 1:18 PM

By Max Bowen

ROYALSTON—Kevin A. Divoll, who was arrested last year on one count of distribution of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography, has plead guilty, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.Divoll, 51, a former employee of the...


D.A.R.E. graduates 15 Royalston students
05-04-2023 3:24 PM

Staff Report

ROYALSTON – Fifteen fifth-graders from the Royalston Community School (RCS) participated in a ceremony celebrating their graduation from a 10-week D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program.Local and state dignitaries were on hand for the...


Blaze destroys mobile home in Royalston
05-01-2023 11:57 AM

By Max Bowen

ROYALSTON — A mobile home was destroyed by fire early Sunday morning on Athol Road, drawing more than a half dozen fire departments to the scene.The fire was determined to be accidental, though the exact cause is not known, according to state fire...


Plans to revive Royalston Country Store move forward
04-30-2023 5:00 PM

By GREG VINE

ROYALSTON – Two months ago, the Royalston Country Store—the only location in town offering breakfast and lunch as well as everyday necessities—closed its doors after serving local customers for more than 250 years.Peter Gagliardi, who chairs the...


Let’s go fly a kite
04-23-2023 1:42 PM


Long bows out after 12 years on Royalston Selectboard
04-21-2023 4:00 PM

By GREG VINE

ROYALSTON – Things look pretty different at Selectboard meetings these days.The meetings still take place in the dining hall at Town Hall, and Deb D’Amico and Rick Martin still show up for meetings. But for the first time in a dozen years, Chris Long...


Birds of a feather
04-21-2023 3:59 PM


White, Jack claim wins in AR School Committee race
04-04-2023 5:38 PM

By GREG VINE

Shelby Bronnes was among many write-in candidates who won a seat in Monday’s Athol and Royalston town elections.Bronnes bested Ryan Hood—whose name appeared on the ballot—by a vote of 138-122 for a seat on the Royalston Selectboard. The 28-year-old...


Royalston Selectboard sets retirement policy
03-29-2023 5:04 PM

By GREG VINE

ROYALSTON – The Selectboard has established a retirement policy for the town’s police officers and firefighters following several weeks’ deliberation.The issue arose because there are two officers above the age of 65 serving in the police...


Bronnes mounts write-in campaign for Royalston Selectboard
03-26-2023 4:00 PM

By GREG VINE

ROYALSTON – Voters who thought there would only be one choice for the newest Selectboard member may be surprised to hear that they now have another option.Shelby Bronnes recently announced that she is running as a write-in candidate, mounting a...


Royalston Country Store closes its doors 
03-24-2023 3:46 PM

By GREG VINE

ROYALSTON – In August 2019, Heather Golding and Rob Sylvester purchased the Royalston Country Store, located at 21 Main St. in the town’s South Village.About two months later, after a soft opening, the couple held a grand opening and ribbon cutting...


Local officials respond to SJC ruling
03-21-2023 4:41 PM

By GREG VINE

Officials from Provincetown to Stockbridge are being urged to review public comment policies following a Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling that Southborough’s civility code violated the state’s Constitution’s Declaration of Rights and Civil...


Royalston Selectboard weighs public comment policy
03-19-2023 5:00 PM

By GREG VINE

ROYALSTON – The Selectboard is continuing to review a proposal to enact a formal policy establishing rules for public comment at meetings.Chair Deb D’Amico broached the subject at the board’s last meeting on March 7. She has spoken with officials in...


Hood set to become new Royalston Selectboard member
03-19-2023 5:00 PM

By GREG VINE

ROYALSTON – Despite spending two decades in Virginia, Ryan Hood says he is Royalston through and through.Hood, a Royalston native, is poised to become the newest member of the town’s Selectboard. The only person to submit nomination papers to run for...


Ehrenworth presents proposed Athol Royalston school budget
03-09-2023 4:29 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL - As the Athol Royalston Regional School District finalizes its budget for the next fiscal year, several efforts are underway to improve the curriculum.The proposed spending package is just over $31 million, and was presented by Superintendent...


Pete & Henry’s to become park
03-08-2023 4:54 PM

By GREG VINE

ROYALSTON – On Aug. 21, 2018, Pete & Henry’s restaurant in South Royalston was destroyed by fire.In September 2021, owners John and Tammy Cloutier sold the vacant lot which had been home to the popular eatery to the Town of Royalston for $5,000.On...

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