In this photo from October of 1955 is the Athol Congregational Church which was celebrating its 125th anniversary at the time. The church was formed in 1830. The building itself was erected in 1833.  Courtesy of Richard J. Chaisson 
1992 The Athol United Way kicked off its campaign and the Athol Merchants sidewalk sale with a parade from Fish Park to the YMCA. Main Street was closed to traffic while the arts and crafts booths and food concessions were in place. Several...
Mahar's Delaney Parker tries to kick the ball away from Golden Hawk goalie Miranda Pitta while Gabby Palmisano (10) helps out and Margaret Michalak (15) looks on during the first half of the matchup between the two schools on Monday night in Orange. Photo by Mike Phillips
ORANGE — The Mahar girls’ varsity soccer team had several chances in the late parts of the second half in their game Monday night against the Hopkins Golden Hawks but couldn’t put the ball in the net as the two played to a 0-0 tie. In the last...
Todd Patnode and his No. 71 car following his win at Monadnock Speedway. Photo courtesy of New England Graphix
WINCHESTER, N.H. — The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series held their last points race of the season Saturday night. The EXIT Realty Modified Touring Series joined the racing action as well. Before the racing action got under way an announcement was...
WORCESTER — The Assumption College Department of Athletics has announced that Molly Cleveland, of Athol, has earned a spot on the 2017 Assumption College Women’s Soccer team. Cleveland, a member of the class of 2019, is competing during the...
The teams from Athol High School, left, and Turners Falls High School faced off at Bourdeau Fields Complex in Turners Falls Friday night.Photo by Greg Vine
MONTAGUE — The Athol High School varsity football team hoped to erase memories of their 34-0 season-opening loss to the Narragansett Warriors with a win over Intercounty League North rival Turners Falls, but those hopes were dashed as Turners put...
Mahar's Sam Paul throws the ball while lineman Peter Tattan blocks during the team's game against Easthampton on Friday night in Orange. Easthampton won the game 52-0. Photo by Mike Phillips
ORANGE — The Easthampton Eagles had their way with the Mahar Senators, using six different players to score points in their 52-0 win on Friday night. “It was terrible, we played terribly, there was really nothing positive to come of it,” said...
In this photo from October of 1955 is the Athol Congregational Church which was celebrating its 125th anniversary at the time. The church was formed in 1830. The building itself was erected in 1833.  Courtesy of Richard J. Chaisson 
Mahar's Delaney Parker tries to kick the ball away from Golden Hawk goalie Miranda Pitta while Gabby Palmisano (10) helps out and Margaret Michalak (15) looks on during the first half of the matchup between the two schools on Monday night in Orange. Photo by Mike Phillips
Todd Patnode and his No. 71 car following his win at Monadnock Speedway. Photo courtesy of New England Graphix
The teams from Athol High School, left, and Turners Falls High School faced off at Bourdeau Fields Complex in Turners Falls Friday night.Photo by Greg Vine
Mahar's Sam Paul throws the ball while lineman Peter Tattan blocks during the team's game against Easthampton on Friday night in Orange. Easthampton won the game 52-0. Photo by Mike Phillips
Mount Wachusett Community College announced Friday that it will open an on-campus food pantry at its Gardner campus this fall as the campus community seeks to address food insecurity among MWCC students. Pictured from left to right at the announcement are -- Assistant Dean for K-12 Partnerships and Civic Engagement Fagan Forhan, Staff Assistant for the Senator Stephen M. Brewer Center for Civic Learning Julie Cronin, Student Leader in Civic Engagement Jake VanHillo, Student Leader in Civic Engagement Tammy
GARDNER — Mount Wachusett Community College officials have announced that the school will open an on-campus food pantry at its Gardner campus this fall as the campus community seeks to address food insecurity among MWCC students. The announcement also kicked off a month-long food and fundraising...
ATHOL — Although a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Athol Hospital expansion project was held in April, actual ground has yet to be broken. An update on the status of the project was offered to the community by Heywood Healthcare President and CEO Win Brown last week. “Although it may not be...
Volunteers are shown packaging and labeling food for local food pantries during a United Way Day of Caring event on Friday at Athol High School. Photo by Christine Miranda
ATHOL — The United Way of North Central Massachusetts held a Day Of Caring event at Athol High School’s gym on Friday, Sept. 15. Approximately 65 volunteers lined up to package and label five different meal options which will be delivered to the local food pantries. The United Way’s mission...
 Empress Zita (at left), the last empress of the Austria-Hungarian Empire, summered in Royalston during the 1930s. Historian Alan Bowers will present a slide show and talk about this royal visiting Royalston following a 5 p.m. local food supper on Saturday, Sept. 23, in Royalston Town Hall.  Submitted photo
ROYALSTON — The Royalston Historical Society is presenting back-to-back events on Saturday Sept. 23, on Royalston Common. At 5 p.m., there will be a multi-course supper featuring the bounty of local farms and backyard gardens. On the cusp of the peak of summer crops like peaches, beans, and...
BOSTON — This week, Beacon Hill Roll Call records local representatives’ votes on several of the roll calls overriding Gov. Charlie Baker’s cuts of $320 million in spending. A two-thirds vote in both branches is needed in order for a veto to be overridden. The Senate has not yet taken up the...

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