The Athol Report

feat. Mitch Grosky

In our effort to bring insightful, relevant reporting on local issues and connecting the dots between local, state and national politics, we continue our regional guest features by premiering our conversation with Athol’s Mitch Grosky.

Our conversation focused on various Economic Development projects for Athol, including new residential opportunities created using former public school buildings and other positive assets that comprise the town’s urban core.

We also spoke about important issues coming before the Selectboard in the recent future.

Public Education matters for the Athol-Royalston School district rounded out our conversation with Mitch Grosky.

Our education discussion included the newest programming in Athol including free brekafast and lunch for all ARSD students and the internal access to medical and mental health care.

Listen to our podcast on the state of mental healthcare access in North Quabbin region. 

Mitch is a retired school administrator and educator with a career that spanned more than 40 years in Gardner and Athol.  He is currently on the school committee for the Athol-Royalston school district and is running for Selectboard in 2021.  Mitch is a highly engaged citizen, having served in various voluntary capacities and is a past member of both the Athol-Orange Rotary Club and the Lions Club.

You can find Mitch on his very popular Worldview with Mitchell Grosky. 

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