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ATHOL — The selectboard on Tuesday renewed Town Manager Shaun Suhoski’s contract for three years. The details of the contract, which is effective July 1, were discussed in executive session prior to the open meeting. Selectmen Stephen Raymond and William Caldwell negotiated the new contract...
These photos from surveillance cameras at the Athol Savings Bank branch in Ashburnham depict an unknown male suspected of robbing an undisclosed sum of money from the bank while armed with a handgun. 
ASHBURNHAM —An armed robbery occurred Wednesday at the Athol Savings Bank branch located at 52 Main St.  Ashburnham Police describe the perpetrator as being a white male in his 30s or 40s, with a slim to medium build, and being 5 feet, 4 inches to 5 feet, 10 inches tall. At the time of the...
ATHOL — Police Chief Russell Kleber on Tuesday asked the selectboard to consider forming an council to oversee certain aspects of the newly created K-9 unit. A $25,000 Stanton Foundation grant has been received to assist with re-establishing the Athol Police Department’s K-9 program. Kleber...
ORANGE — Tari Thomas, superintendent of Schools for Mahar Regional School, Elementary Schools and Petersham Center School, was reached for comment this morning regarding the gender neutral bathroom at Mahar following the federal controversy surround transgender bathrooms and President Donald Trump...
ATHOL — The selectboard on Tuesday approved the fiscal year 2017 Community Development Block Grant application as previously presented for the reconstruction of Winter and Wilder streets and the north end of Summer Street. The grant application budget totals $706,748, and the Department of...
AREA — The Franklin Hampshire Regional Employment Board (FHREB) has announced that the Franklin Hampshire Employment and Training Consortium (FHETC) in Greenfield has been selected to provide One-Stop Career Center services to Franklin and Hampshire counties and the North Quabbin region for the...
ATHOL — The Athol Public Library renovation project is the subject of a new documentary featuring interviews with several town leaders, and showcasing the building itself and the town as a whole. Completed by Boston-based Tappé Architects, the project added to the now 20,000-square-foot building...
ATHOL — The town’s police and fire emergency dispatching services will not be regionalized with those of Gardner. The selectboard on Tuesday voted unanimously to enact the 18-month opt-out clause in the intermunicipal agreement with Gardner. The vote was in response to opposition to the move on...
 Royalston Energy Committee chair Donna Caisse told selectmen Tuesday upgrading the streetlights will save the town money. Photo by Tara Vocino 
ROYALSTON — The town is looking into the costs of upgrading streetlights, town hall windows and office space, and a copier.  Selectboard members discussed the matter at their meeting Tuesday. Bill Isaken, who works in the municipal energy department at National Grid, was expected to speak also...
Athol police dispatcher Dawn Maroni received a letter of commendation from Police Chief Russell Kleber for actions on her part that helped save 19-year-old Hunter Richardson's life following a hunting accident in Orange in December. Seated behind them are, left to right -- Hunter's father, Marc; his mother, Leanna; Hunter; and his brother, Miller. Photo by Brian Gelinas
ATHOL — An Athol police officer and police dispatcher have received letters of commendation for their actions in response to a December hunting accident that occurred over the town line in Orange in the woods near Noel’s Nursery on Tully Road and resulted in Hunter Richardson, 19, of Orange, being...

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