Lindsay Swan and Augustin Ganley with Saoirse Swan, born Janurary 1st at 9:27 PM, at home in Wendell on Tuesday. January 2, 2018.
 WENDELL — Saoirse Swan was born Jan. 1 at 9:27 p.m., two days after her due date. Saoirse and her family are the winners of the 84th annual Athol Daily News First Baby Contest, which comes with donated gifts from area businesses and individuals...
Anita and Roger Holloway of Northfield circle the track at the Franklin County Fairgrounds at the beginning of the Relay For Life last year. Anita is a 19 year cancer survivor.  Paul Franz/For The Athol Daily News
SOUTH DEERFIELD — With a new year comes a new Relay For Life of Franklin County fundraising season, and organizers are eager to get started. The annual Relay For Life kickoff will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Yankee Candle annex building at...
Mike Blanchard holding Elks Charter. Photo Andy Castillo/For the Athol Daily News
ORANGE — A timely bluff prompted a thief who stole $3,000 worth of ornamental jewelry from the now-defunct Athol-Orange Lodge of Elks to return the stolen goods Thursday afternoon. The jewelry, used in Elks ceremonies, was needed to be returned...
BRIDGE INSPECTION — A crew from the State’s Department of Transportation was on scene inspecting the Exchange Street Bridge Tuesday afternoon.   Photo by Jared Robinson
ATHOL — The state Department of Transportation on Tuesday inspected the Exchange Street Bridge and determined it is secure at its reduced weight limit, though it remains closed to vehicular traffic until further notice, according to Athol Town...
TOP SCORER -- Pictured is Mahar's Hannah Paul during a game against the Greenfield Green Wave. Paul earned the top point-getter in week five, earning the honor two weeks in a row. Paul scored 50 points throughout week five. Photo by Mike Phillips
ATHOL — Mahar girls’ basketball Hannah Paul came out on top of week five’s top point-getters, earning the top position for the second week in a row. After scoring 29 points in week four, Paul scored 50 points in week five, 12 points more than...
JUMPER -- Athol's Colby Mason goes up for a jumper during Tuesday night's game against the Greenfield Green Wave in Athol. Greenfield won 64-55, while Mason had his best game of the year, turning in 12 points and five rebounds. Photo by Mike Phillips
ATHOL — The Athol boys’ basketball game came to a horrific ending with just 53 seconds left in the game between the Red Raiders and Greenfield Green Wave with Athol losing starter and ball-handler Bryce King to an apparent head injury. As the Red...
Lindsay Swan and Augustin Ganley with Saoirse Swan, born Janurary 1st at 9:27 PM, at home in Wendell on Tuesday. January 2, 2018.
Anita and Roger Holloway of Northfield circle the track at the Franklin County Fairgrounds at the beginning of the Relay For Life last year. Anita is a 19 year cancer survivor.  Paul Franz/For The Athol Daily News
Mike Blanchard holding Elks Charter. Photo Andy Castillo/For the Athol Daily News
BRIDGE INSPECTION — A crew from the State’s Department of Transportation was on scene inspecting the Exchange Street Bridge Tuesday afternoon.   Photo by Jared Robinson
TOP SCORER -- Pictured is Mahar's Hannah Paul during a game against the Greenfield Green Wave. Paul earned the top point-getter in week five, earning the honor two weeks in a row. Paul scored 50 points throughout week five. Photo by Mike Phillips
JUMPER -- Athol's Colby Mason goes up for a jumper during Tuesday night's game against the Greenfield Green Wave in Athol. Greenfield won 64-55, while Mason had his best game of the year, turning in 12 points and five rebounds. Photo by Mike Phillips
Lindsay Swan and Augustin Ganley with Saoirse Swan, born Janurary 1st at 9:27 PM, at home in Wendell on Tuesday. January 2, 2018.
 WENDELL — Saoirse Swan was born Jan. 1 at 9:27 p.m., two days after her due date. Saoirse and her family are the winners of the 84th annual Athol Daily News First Baby Contest, which comes with donated gifts from area businesses and individuals. The first day of the year was accompanied by a...
 ORANGE – Seaman Paper Company is one step closer to building a new warehouse. The Planning Board this week voted to approve the company’s project application, contingent upon town Water Department approval of the proposed water utility design. Company President George D. Jones was present...
Anita and Roger Holloway of Northfield circle the track at the Franklin County Fairgrounds at the beginning of the Relay For Life last year. Anita is a 19 year cancer survivor.  Paul Franz/For The Athol Daily News
SOUTH DEERFIELD — With a new year comes a new Relay For Life of Franklin County fundraising season, and organizers are eager to get started. The annual Relay For Life kickoff will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Yankee Candle annex building at 25 Greenfield Road in South Deerfield. Teams from...
Mike Blanchard holding Elks Charter. Photo Andy Castillo/For the Athol Daily News
ORANGE — A timely bluff prompted a thief who stole $3,000 worth of ornamental jewelry from the now-defunct Athol-Orange Lodge of Elks to return the stolen goods Thursday afternoon. The jewelry, used in Elks ceremonies, was needed to be returned if the lodge was ever to reopen. The 92 New Athol...
WARWICK – Looking to improve the safety of Warwick’s well water, the Salt in Drinking Water Committee proposed instituting a salt ban in the village center during Tuesday’s Selectboard meeting, but to no avail. The Selectboard unanimously voted to table the discussion until after a pre-scheduled...

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