Ryan Zaveral, Shane MacDowell cross finish line first in River Rat Race

04-13-2024 6:22 PM

ATHOL – Despite fickle weather conditions, canoeists and spectators alike enthusiastically awaited the start of Saturday’s 59th running of the annual River Rat Race from Athol to Orange.From about 11 a.m. until just before boats were put in the water...

Phillipston voters faced with override decision at May 8 Town Election

04-12-2024 5:00 PM

PHILLIPSTON – Acting on the recommendation of the Finance Committee, the Selecboard voted at its meeting last Wednesday to include an article on the May 8 Annual Town Meeting warrant which calls for a $175,000 Proposition 2 ½ override.If the article...


High schools: Big fifth inning powers Pioneer baseball past Greenfield
04-12-2024 8:40 PM

NORTHFIELD — Not even the pouring rain could slow down the Pioneer bats in the fifth inning on Friday against Greenfield. It was the Green Wave that kicked off the scoring in the fifth, putting three runs on the board in the top of the frame to take a...


Columnist Daniel Cantor Yalowitz: Cultural humility means relinquishing ‘superiority’
04-15-2024 7:31 AM

“The greatest friend of truth is Time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion is Humility.” — Charles Caleb ColtonHeadline news everywhere screams of key contemporary themes involving “ego,” “self,” “it’s all about me,”… not to...

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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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Obit photo for Shirley Anne Bailey Shirley Anne Bailey

PEPPERELL, MA - Shirley Anne Bailey, age 89, passed away quietly on Sunday, March 31, 2024, at Ayer Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was a long-time resident of Pepperell, MA, and was... remainder of obit for Shirley Anne Bailey

Obit photo for Claire A. Allen Claire A. Allen

Claire A. (Noel) Allen ATHOL, MA - Claire A. (Noel) (Goupil) (Shute) Allen, 86, of Pinedale Avenue, died peacefully early Thursday morning, April 11, 2024 at the Rose Monahan Hospice House i... remainder of obit for Claire A. Allen

Obit photo for Mark E. Anderson Jr. Mark E. Anderson Jr.

ATHOL, MA - Mark Anderson Jr., a tire technician at Original Tires, died unexpectedly on Sunday, April 7th 2024, at the young age of 33. Markie is survived by his father, Mark Anderson Sr.... remainder of obit for Mark E. Anderson Jr.

Obit photo for Doris O. Caouette Doris O. Caouette

Doris O. (Russell) Caouette 1941-2024 PETERSHAM, MA - Doris Ora (Russell) Caouette (82) of Petersham, MA passed away on April 4, 2024, after a yearlong battle with cancer. She was born in G... remainder of obit for Doris O. Caouette


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