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  • Ashburnham
    Ashburnham Town Hall

    Ashburnham MA Proposes Two New Draft Policies

    Here are Two (2) New Policies that were created on 8-30-2022.  We invite the Ashburnham residents to review and comment by e-mailing: Policy for naming or renaming town property, CLICK HERE. Policy for the installation of Tribute benches and trees. CLICK HERE.

    Send your comments to Mary Calandrella at

  • Storm

    Severe Thunderstorm with Tornado Warnings Hit parts of Worcester County including Greater Gardner MA on July 21, 2022

    Orange Airport had a wind gust of 58 miles per hour. Athol MA had a storm producing up to 1 inch hail. Route 2 West near Warwick MA closed due to trees falling across highway. The storm passed over many of the towns in the Greater Gardner area including the City of Gardner. A tornado warning was in effect until 4:15pm, having been issued an hour earlier. Tornado Warning now expired. Severe Thunderstorm Warning Eastern Worcester County and Southern New Hampshire until 4:45pm

    Strong storms are expected in other areas of Massachusetts including Middlesex County and Southern New Hampshire until early evening. It is unknown at the time of this report whether a tornado actually touched down. In Eastern Franklin County there were downed trees and some power outages.


  • 988 Lifeline

    Nation including Greater Gardner MA has new number for National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    The new number, 988, is easy to remember and is designed to save lives. The number is accessible across the United States and will connect callers with a trained counselor at any time. You can even text the number and get a response.

    Gardner Magazine found it difficult to find a high quality image, so we’re making it available here in a pdf you can print for the office or workplace. CLICK HERE. Note: even if you have only a B/W laser printer, print and display this and you may just save a life.

    Note: To avoid confusion, we are not publishing the old longer number which is still working for now.


  • Ashburnham Chief Retires

    Ashburnham Police Chief Loring Barrett Jr. to retire effective July 15, 2022

    In a letter to Ashburnham residents, Chief of Police Loring Barrett Jr. announced his retirement. The chief has spent 35 years in law enforcement with close to half of that time spent in Ashburnham as its Police Chief since October of 2005. View pdf of resignation letter.


    The chief wrote, “As I walk away from the profession that I have so much passion for, I am confident that you have one of the best police and dispatch departments with some of the most committed employees.”

  • Ashburnham Concerts
    Winchester Park Bandstand

    Ashburnham MA Summer Concerts Announced

    The 2022 Summer Concert Series will be on Sundays from July 10 through August 28 from 5pm to 7pm at Winchester Park, 20 Memorial Drive, Ashburnham. Printable pdf schedule

  • Ash-West
    Ashburnham Westminster Community Media

    Ash-West MA Community Media has Informative Website

    Visit the Ash-West Community Media website for more information on Programming, Podcasts, and Live Streams. CLICK HERE

  • Ashburnham 5-6-22

    Official Ashburnham MA Election ResultsTrails – Meetings

    Official Ashburnham Town Election Results for 4-26-22 Results pdf; CLICK HERE Looking to do some things in Ashburnham.  Here’s the Ashburnham Trail Map.  It’s called the Ashburnham MA: Formal Trail Inventory. Here is the Ashburnham Rail Trail from 2017: CLICK HERE Here’s a list of upcoming meetings in Ashburnham on the official website.

  • Ashburnham Town Meeting
    Spotlight on Ashburnham MA

    Ashburnham MA Holds May 3, 2022 Town Meeting

    To be held at 7pm at Oakmont Regional High School Auditorium

    For the pdf of warrant articles, CLICK HERE.

  • Covid 4-1-22
    Massachusetts Covid Positivity 4-1-22

    Massachusetts Covid Positivity under 2% as of 4-1-22

    Trends bode well for the Greater Gardner area as shown by the map at left. The City of Gardner is identified by the red G.

    CLICK MAP for larger view.

  • School Closings

    Greater Gardner MA School Closings

    The three network TV affiliates in Boston each publish updated school closing information for our area: Here are the links: ABCNBCCBS

Around the Community of Ashburnham MA

Community Facts

Ashburnham MA is located in Worcester County Massachusetts and has around 6400 people It is home to Cushing Academy, several beautiful lakes, and Mount Watatic. Ashburnham was settled in 1736 and incorporated in 1765. From Winchendon, Ashburnham is accessed via Route 12, from Gardner via Route 101, and from Fitchburg via Route 12.



Town Administrator: (978) 827-4100 ext. 0 Select Board Fire Department: (978) 827-4021 Library: (978) 827-4115 Municipal Light Plant: (978) 827-4423 Police Department: (978) 827-4413 Police Dept. Community Resources Public Works: (978) 827-4120 Town Clerk: (978) 827-4100 ext. 3 Town Reports


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