Authorities identify woman pulled dead from Millers River in Athol

ATHOL, Mass. (WHDH) — Authorities have identified the 37-year-old woman whose body was pulled from Millers River in Athol, officials said. The body recovered on Wednesday was Julia Okrusko, of Athol, according to the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office. The official cause of death remains under investigation, though no foul play...
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Greenfield, MARecorder

Greenfield Police Logs: May 19 to June 15, 2021

7:55 a.m. — Vandalism reported at Highland Park/Highland Pond on Mountain Road. 7:57 a.m. — Vandalism reported at the intersection of Deerfield and Cheapside streets. 10:31 a.m. — Malicious destruction reported at the parking garage on Olive Street. 3:06 p.m. — Motor vehicle theft reported on French King Highway. 7:34...
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Woman Found Dead in Athol River

A woman's body was found in a river in Central Massachusetts this week, and officials identified her Friday. She was identified as Julia Okrusko, a 37-year-old from Athol, according to the Northwestern District Attorney's Office. Her body was found Wednesday morning in the Millers River in Athol, authorities said. The...
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Woman's body pulled from Millers River in Athol Wednesday, Identified

ATHOL, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Authorities are investigating after a woman's body was pulled from the Millers River. According to a statement the Northwestern District Attorney's Office Friday, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner confirmed the identity of the body as Julia Orkrusko, 37 of Athol. The Northwestern District Attorney's...

Kuster visits Keene, discusses support for restaurants

KEENE, NH – Congresswoman Annie Kuster visited Keene Friday to discuss and highlight support for Granite State restaurants after the COVID-19 crisis. Kuster visited Luca’s Mediterranean Café in Downtown Keene Friday afternoon and met with owner Luca Paris, President of the Greater Keene Chamber of Commerce Phil Suter, Marketing Director of Food Connects Laura Carbonneau, Jen Risley of Local Crowd Monadnock, and District 10 Senator from Keene Jay Kahn.
Athol, MAWorcester Business Journal

Rolla siblings sell Athol condos for $1.4M to landscaper, gym owner

A brother and sister based out of Templeton have sold a set of 13 condos at 350 Riverbend St. in Athol sold for $1.425 million to a pair of New England businessmen, according to the Worcester County Registry of Deeds. The condos were purchased by 350 Riverbend St LLC, which...
Chesterfield, NHUnion Leader

Chesterfield shooting suspect found incompetent to stand trial

The Chesterfield man charged with attempted murder for allegedly firing hundreds of bullets at his neighbors has been ruled incompetent to stand trial. Michael Connarn, 43, is instead going to be staying at the New Hampshire State Prison Secure Psychiatric Unit for the time being after Judge David Ruoff determined he is too dangerous to be released.
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Keene Times

Weather Forecast For Keene

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Keene: Friday, June 18: Sunny during the day; while chance of rain showers overnight; Saturday, June 19: Chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day; while chance of showers and thunderstorms then partly cloudy overnight; Sunday, June 20: Sunny during
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Racialized waterway name to stay for now

TOWNSHEND, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont board on Thursday rejected a proposal to rename a brook that has an outdated, racialized name to the name of a Black woman who was an early settler of the town. But board members expressed a willingness to consider another name or Susanna Toby’s...

Cruise In nights move from Kimball Farm to Carol’s Ice Cream

After 22 years of classic car nights at Kimball Farm in Jaffrey, Cruising with the Monadnock Oldies organizer Edward Sullivan announced he’d be stepping down, and the Cruise In nights would come to a close, unless another organizer was willing to step up. Carol Cersosimo and Ben Asaff, co-owners of...

NERC updates report with domestic recycled paper capacity increases

The Northeast Recycling Council (NERC), Brattleboro, Vermont, has published its seventh "Summary of Announced Increased Capacity to Use Recycled Paper" report, which highlights projects to consume recovered paper in North America. According to the report, half of the projects tracked have been completed, while others are moving toward projected opening dates.
Athol, MAAthol Daily News

Proud parents finally get to congratulate their daughter

Dr. Susan (Chaisson) Goodwin writes, “I am an alumna of Athol High School, Class of 1981. My parents are Richard “Dick” and Marie Chaisson of Athol. My dad worked for the Athol Daily News in the 1960s and retired from the Worcester Telegram in the 1990s. “I received my PhD...
Springfield, VTVTDigger

HCRS receives 2021 Summer Matters for All grant

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. (June 17, 2021) – Health Care and Rehabilitation Services (HCRS), southeastern Vermont’s non-profit community mental health and developmental disability services agency, was recently selected to receive $63,945 in funding from the Summer Matters for All grant program. According to Governor Phil Scott, the Summer Matters for All grant program will award up to $3.85 million to programs in 13 counties of Vermont, with the goal of expanding access to summer enrichment opportunities for K-12 youth this summer.
Greenfield, MARecorder

Dance studio owners hope to offer positive outlet for youths in Greenfield

GREENFIELD — For one local dancer, hip-hop has always been a kind of therapy, an art form that has helped her cope with many personal struggles. And now, with her partner Danny Guzman, Rebecca Bustillos hopes to bring that same benefit of art and expression to the people of Greenfield — a city she’s already developed a rapport with after 15 years of working and dancing in the community — with the opening of the StyleFx hip-hop studio on Main Street.
Athol, MAAthol Daily News

Real Estate Transactions: June 18, 2021

Editor’s Note: Due to staffing issues, the land transfers will be presented in a different format this week. We apologize for any inconvenience. 4 Estabrook St. $226,000. B: David J. Boulanger. S: Dawn L. Park and Ki Y. Park. 1077 Old Keene Road. $300,000. B: Zachary T. Ludwig and Sarah...