Kathy-Ann Becker, Wendell’s town crier, is one of four in the state

05-24-2024 4:24 PM

WENDELL – If you go to Wendell Old Home Day on Sept. 21, understand that that’s not a Salvation Army volunteer you see and hear ringing a bell on the town common. That’s Kathy-Ann Becker – and she’s actually the town crier.Once the trusted messengers...

Athol lands $500,000 grant to assess Cass Toy Factory, York Theater

05-24-2024 1:22 PM

ATHOL –The town has received $500,000 in federal funds to conduct 10 Phase I and five Phase II environmental site assessments along with reuse visioning and community engagement activities.The funding comes from the U.S. Environmental Protection...


High Schools: Turners softball reached Class D finals with 5-0 win over Hopkins (PHOTOS)
05-24-2024 9:11 PM

TURNERS — The Turners Falls softball team finds itself in a familiar position. After squeaking out a 1-0 win over eighth-seeded Mount Everett in the quarterfinals, the top-seeded Thunder hosted No. 4 Hopkins Academy with a spot in the Western Mass....


The World Keeps Turning: Remembering the civilians
05-24-2024 3:01 PM

Earlier this year, my extended family met in Washington, D.C. to celebrate multiple anniversaries and accomplishments and marvel at the grandeur of our nation’s capital. The elders and young adults relived some memories with the two youngest boys and...

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Police Logs

Athol Police Logs: March 12 to March 19
03-28-2024 5:00 PM

ATHOL POLICE LOGSTuesday, March 126:45 p.m. - Male party into the lobby regarding a shop vac he lent to someone and they are refusing to give it back. Party was advised of his options. Attempted to contact involved party, negative contact, a voicemail...

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Arts & Life

Kayaker’s delight: Best day-paddles along the Connecticut River in Massachusetts
05-24-2024 1:31 PM

Last summer, I chronicled my 68-mile paddle of Connecticut River through Massachusetts. Along the way, I became very well acquainted with the river, its bends and currents, dams and bridges, trees and wildlife — even its sewage overflows! Here are a...


Obit photo for Adrienne Vivian Laroche Adrienne Vivian Laroche

Athol, MA - Adrienne Vivian Laroche (nee Nadeau), 85, of Athol, Massachusetts, passed away on May 17, 2024. She was born on March 27, 1939 to Fabiola and Adrien Nadeau in Hollis, Maine and grew up in Saco and Biddeford. Adrienne was... remainder of obit for Adrienne Vivian Laroche

Obit photo for Paul F. Buckley Paul F. Buckley

July 7, 1936-May 15, 2024 Baldwinville, MA - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Paul Francis Buckley, born on July 7, 1936 in Athol Massachusetts. Paul was a chef by trade and spent his career working in a variety ... remainder of obit for Paul F. Buckley

Obit photo for Dennis Boudreau Dennis Boudreau

Athol, MA - Dennis L. Brodreau, 74, died Wednesday, May 22, 2024, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Gardner, on January 30, 1950. a son of the late Leo and Arlene (Trueheart) Boudreau. He was a 1968 graduate of Athol... remainder of obit for Dennis Boudreau

Obit photo for Lawrence M. Foster Lawrence M. Foster

Gardner, MA - Larry(Lawrence) M. Foster, born on November 3, 1957, passed away on May 17, 2024. Larry was a lifelong resident of Massachusetts, going to a 2-room schoolhouse in Wendell and later moving to Orange and Gardner. Larry i... remainder of obit for Lawrence M. Foster


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