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ORANGE — Krista Grogan, of town, plans to attend Greenfield Community College after graduating Friday from TEC Connections Academy (TECCA), the state’s largest full-time, tuition-free virtual public school for K-12 students across Massachusetts. Grogan is part of the third — and largest — class...
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Gibson Laroche, of Athol, was recently named to the spring semester dean’s list at Hofstra University.
WORCESTER — Karissa Bardsley, of Orange, has received the Dr. Lawrence A. Averill Award in Psychology and the Helen Shaughnessy Elementary Education Award from Worcester State University. Bardsley, who recently graduated with a bachelor of science degree in elementary education, was honored in...
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — Kelsey Savoy, of Royalston, recently graduated from Union College during the school’s 223rd commencement exercises. Savoy received a bachelor of arts degree, majoring in political science. ——— BOSTON — Elizabeth Arpide, of Athol, graduated with a bachelor of science...
Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito addresses attendees at the annual meeting of the Small Town Administrators of Massachusetts held June 8 in Leominster. Photo by Shaun Suhoski
LEOMINSTER — Lt. Gov. Karyn E. Polito outlined various programs available to assist cities and towns under the Community Compact program for over 25 town managers and administrators on June 8 at the Apple Hill Farm and Country Club. Speaking at the annual meeting of the Small Town Administrators...
FITCHBURG — The following local students were named to the president’s list for the spring semester at Fitchburg State University: Baldwinville Katharine M. Hill. Orange Catherine L. Gullage. Templeton Marissa L. Arseneau, Samantha G. Smith, Jonel C. Thebeau. ——— GARDNER — The...
 Ralph C. Mahar Regional School junior Hannah Birch is pictured recently at the State House, where she was awarded the Christian A. Herter Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship, presented to only 24 other students, recruits students in the 10th and 11th grades whose socioeconomic backgrounds and environmental conditions may inhibit their ability to attain educational goals. School photo
ORANGE — The Christian A. Herter Memorial Scholarship Program, established in 1972 by the Massachusetts State Legislature, recruits students in the 10th and 11th grades whose socioeconomic backgrounds and environmental conditions may inhibit their ability to attain educational goals....
ATHOL — Retired school superintendent Jim Kelley, who served the Athol-Royalston Regional School District from 1967 to 1994, celebrated his 90th birthday recently at his daughter Patricia’s home on the island of Maui in Hawaii. Kelley and his wife, Marlys, enjoyed the hospitality provided by...
FITCHBURG — The following local students were named to the spring semester dean’s list at Fitchburg State University: Athol Cassandra A. Aikey, Aimee L. Bachelder, Erica N. Barnes, Amanda I. Bergquist, Jacob A. Billiel, Patrick M. Curtin, Kelly M. Flaherty, Olivia E. Johnson, Raeanne Mullet,...
WATERVILLE, Maine — William R. Simmons, of Petersham, was one of 478 seniors who graduated from Colby College on May 21, receiving a bachelor of arts degree at the college’s 196th commencement. Former Vice President Joe Biden was the guest speaker. Simmons, who majored in biology with a...

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