Athol man faces drug, gun charges

02-28-2024 1:05 PM

ATHOL — Two men from Athol and Needham and a woman from Weymouth were arrested Monday in Boston’s Downtown Crossing on several drug-related charges, according to police.At around 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 26, the Boston Police Department’s A-1 (Downtown)...

$1M in grants to boost local food system in Franklin, Hampshire counties

02-28-2024 3:57 PM

NORTHAMPTON — Area organizations are welcoming grant awards that will boost the supply of fresh, local food available to those in need and provide support for local farmers.“We’re really thrilled to have been selected,” said Lev BenEzra, executive...


UMass women’s basketball snaps 15-game losing skid with victory over St. Bonaventure
02-28-2024 9:09 PM

AMHERST — The streak is finally over.Following an abysmal stretch of 15 consecutive losses, the UMass women’s basketball team finally put an end to its skid with a 58-45 win over St. Bonaventure on Wednesday night at the Mullins Center. Kristin...


My Turn: Police bias verdict should not have been surprise
02-28-2024 9:10 PM

The truly frightening aspect of Greenfield and its former police chief Robert Haigh Jr. being found liable for discrimination against a black police officer is not the verdict but the apparent ignorance of the former mayor as well as the City Council...

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Orange Police Log 12/1-13
12-31-2023 9:15 AM

Orange Police LogSunday, Dec. 32:24 a.m – Request was made to have OPD make contact with an individual they had lost contact with; his ankle monitor or bracelet as it was either turned off or dead. Officers spoke with a resident as well as the house...

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Obit photo for Robert P. Goodfellow Robert P. Goodfellow

PETERSHAM, MA - Robert P. Goodfellow, 80, of Hardwick Road, died early Sunday morning, February 25, 2024 at the Odd Fellows Home in Worcester. Born in Boston on September 3, 1943, he wa... remainder of obit for Robert P. Goodfellow

Obit photo for Leon Nicoliello Leon Nicoliello

ORANGE, MA - Sr. MSGT Leon Nicoliello "Nick"(Retired USAF), 82, passed away February 23, 2024. He was born May 2, 1941 in Montague MA to the late Leon and Billie (Robinson) Nicoliello. ... remainder of obit for Leon Nicoliello

Obit photo for Susan Fitzgerald Susan Fitzgerald

Susan (Hellen) Fitzgerald ATHOL, MA - Susan Hellen Fitzgerald of Athol, formerly of Fairfield, CT, passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2024. Susan was born in Petersham, the daughter of ... remainder of obit for Susan Fitzgerald

Obit photo for Grace Léger Grace Léger

Grace (Younger) Leger ORANGE, MA - Grace Léger, 66, of 40 Chestnut Hill Road in Orange, died on December 20, 2023, surrounded by her immediate family. Grace was born in Boston, MA, on June ... remainder of obit for Grace Léger


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