Athol's Hope Parker tags out a Greenfield runner on an attempted steal to third base for the second out in bottom of first inning of a game on Tuesday. Photo by Mike Phillips
GREENFIELD — In a pitcher’s duel, the Athol High School softball team lost a tight matchup against Greenfield High School, 3-0 on Tuesday afternoon. Olivia Joy pitched well for Greenfield, pitching all seven innings, allowing only three hits...
In this circa 1900 photo, students and teachers are shown at the Petersham First District Schoolhouse, now the brick building used as Petersham’s town office building on South Main Street next to the town hall. There was no front door on the building at that time as the students used separate girls’ and boys’ entrances on the north and south sides. The front door was added in the 1920s after the school building was changed over to town use.  Photo from the collection of the Petersham Historical Society
1992 Leon A. Lozier, a lifelong resident of Athol and currently fire chief in Orange, was appointed fire chief of Athol effective July 1. Lozier has been chief in Orange since October 1988 and was previously a member of the Athol Fire Department...
Athol's Destiny Ricko hits a long fly ball in to right field for a triple, driving in one run, in the bottom of the third inning in a match against Gardner Monday. At her previous at-bat Ricko hit a home run.  Photo by Mike Phillips
ATHOL — The Athol High School varsity softball team topped Gardner 11-7 on Monday. Haley Bigwood picked up the win going five innings, recording six strikeouts and allowing three walks and six runs on five hits. Jessica Soucie got the save...
 Monty Tech SkillsUSA students are shown participating in the annual State Leadership and Skills Conference held recently in Marlboro.School photo
FITCHBURG — Monty Tech students won a total of 20 medals — eight gold, seven silver and five bronze — at the SkillsUSA-Massachusetts annual State Leadership and Skills Conference held recently in Marlboro. In addition to the medals, junior Grace...
Athol Right Fielder Gage Wood scoops up a bouncing ball to throw for an out in the 1st inning of a game against Smith Academy Thursday. Athol had their winning streak snapped with a 8-1 loss. Photo by Mike Phillips
ATHOL — The Athol High School varsity baseball team had a three-game winning streak snapped in an 8-1 loss to Smith Academy on Thursday. A red-hot Falcons (7-8) team seized control with four unearned runs in the top of the third and ace John...
Mount Wachusett Community College recently recognized 77 students with volunteer service awards. As part of the event, the Above and Beyond Award was presented to the college's Otaku Club, which raised $1,900 that will be used to purchase books for children in the Gardner community. Submitted photo
GARDNER — On Tuesday evening, 77 Mount Wachusett Community College students were recognized for giving back over 104,000 volunteer hours as they were each presented with the President’s Service Learning and Volunteerism Award. “What you have done...
Athol's Hope Parker tags out a Greenfield runner on an attempted steal to third base for the second out in bottom of first inning of a game on Tuesday. Photo by Mike Phillips
In this circa 1900 photo, students and teachers are shown at the Petersham First District Schoolhouse, now the brick building used as Petersham’s town office building on South Main Street next to the town hall. There was no front door on the building at that time as the students used separate girls’ and boys’ entrances on the north and south sides. The front door was added in the 1920s after the school building was changed over to town use.  Photo from the collection of the Petersham Historical Society
Athol's Destiny Ricko hits a long fly ball in to right field for a triple, driving in one run, in the bottom of the third inning in a match against Gardner Monday. At her previous at-bat Ricko hit a home run.  Photo by Mike Phillips
 Monty Tech SkillsUSA students are shown participating in the annual State Leadership and Skills Conference held recently in Marlboro.School photo
Athol Right Fielder Gage Wood scoops up a bouncing ball to throw for an out in the 1st inning of a game against Smith Academy Thursday. Athol had their winning streak snapped with a 8-1 loss. Photo by Mike Phillips
Mount Wachusett Community College recently recognized 77 students with volunteer service awards. As part of the event, the Above and Beyond Award was presented to the college's Otaku Club, which raised $1,900 that will be used to purchase books for children in the Gardner community. Submitted photo
Athol Savings Bank was presented the 2017 North Quabbin Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau's Lifetime Achievement Award at the NQCCVB annual dinner meeting and awards presentation held Tuesday at the Quabbin Retreat in Petersham. Above, State Rep. Susannah Whipps (R-Athol), at the podium, congratulates and presents bank officials and board of directors members a legislative citation on behalf of the Massachusetts House of Representatives.Photo by Brian Gelinas
PETERSHAM — The North Quabbin Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau on Tuesday held its 2017 annual dinner meeting and awards presentation at the Quabbin Retreat. Several North Quabbin area private and municipal entities, along with a World War II veteran and three chamber members, were this...
EDITOR’S NOTE: After a lengthy search to find the right fit, which resulted in responses from dozens of applicants from the area and across the northeast, the Athol Daily News has found its next full time Sports Reporter.  Adam Lewis comes to us with solid writing skills, a passion for sports,...
AREA — Last week’s 14th annual North Quabbin Food-a-Thon raised more than $25,000 for five local pantries and brought in more than 16,000 donated food items, AOTV Executive Director Carol Courville said Tuesday. With quantities yet to be received from each of the sites, the reported amount of...
ERVING — The selectmen moved quickly through several agenda items at their Monday meeting. The selectboard approved the new Employee Review Guidance document and is looking for feedback from department heads prior to the June 19 department head meeting. Selectmen are still waiting to hear from...
PHILLIPSTON — The town will hold Memorial Day ceremonies on Sunday, May 28, with a parade to the cemetery beginning at 9 a.m. on the common. Parade formation will begin at 8:45, led by Marshal David Bramhall, who will enter the cemetery along with the honor guard, the wreath bearer, selectmen,...

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