Pictured are the members of the Mahar field hockey program. The varsity team finished the season with an 8-8-1 record and earned the sixth seed in the West Division II playoffs. They were taken down 5-0 by the Mohawk Trail Warriors in the opening round of the playoffs. Photo by Adam Lewis
ORANGE — In the fourth installment of a series detailing each of the fall sports teams from both Athol High School and Mahar Regional School, each season in review will take a look back at the defining moments, surprises and statistics of the 2017...
 Pictured are the members of the Athol varsity field hockey team. The team finished the year with a 2-13-3 record under first year coach Emily Hall. Photo by Adam Lewis
ATHOL — In the third installment of a series detailing each of the fall sports teams from both Athol High School and Mahar Regional School, each season in review will take a look back at the defining moments, surprises and statistics of the 2017...
Gov. Charlie Baker, right, swears in Col. Kerry Gilpin, left, as superintendent and colonel of the Massachusetts State Police. Looking on is Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito. Submitted photo 
BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday announced the appointment of Col. Kerry Gilpin to serve as superintendent and colonel of the Massachusetts State Police (MSP). A 23-year veteran of the State Police, Gilpin most recently served as deputy...
Members of the Small Town Administrators of Massachusetts convened their quarterly meeting at Sturbridge Town Hall on Nov. 9 to gain insight into the nascent recreational marijuana industry. Above, Auburn Town Manager Julie Jacobson responds to a question. Panelists included, left to right -- David O'Brien, Weedmaps; David Nixon, Hadley Town Administrator; Atty. George Hall, Mass. Municipal Lawyers Association; David Lakeman, Mass. Municipal Association; Jacobson; and Jeffrey Bagg, Central Mass. Regional Pl
STURBRIDGE — A team of panelists representing regional planning agencies, the marijuana industry and municipal administration, advocacy and legal experts offered a broad overview of the evolving regulatory landscape since the passage of laws...
 Pictured is the Mahar boys' varsity soccer team. The Senators finished the season with a 9-6-3 record and earned the 10th seed in the West Division III playoff tournament this season. Photo by Adam Lewis
ORANGE — This is the second installment of a series detailing each of the fall sports teams from both Athol High School and Mahar Regional Schools. Each season in review will take a look back at the defining moments, surprises and statistics of...
This aerial photo, taken by Eugene Skevington, shows the Union Twist Drill Company property in 1951. Photo courtesy of Richard J. Chaisson
1992 The Erving Board of Health members attended a training in response to the recent outbreak of reports of rabies across the state. The selectboard asked the BOH to meet with Police Chief David Gendron to devise a plan for rabies incidents. ...
Pictured are the members of the Mahar field hockey program. The varsity team finished the season with an 8-8-1 record and earned the sixth seed in the West Division II playoffs. They were taken down 5-0 by the Mohawk Trail Warriors in the opening round of the playoffs. Photo by Adam Lewis
 Pictured are the members of the Athol varsity field hockey team. The team finished the year with a 2-13-3 record under first year coach Emily Hall. Photo by Adam Lewis
Gov. Charlie Baker, right, swears in Col. Kerry Gilpin, left, as superintendent and colonel of the Massachusetts State Police. Looking on is Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito. Submitted photo 
Members of the Small Town Administrators of Massachusetts convened their quarterly meeting at Sturbridge Town Hall on Nov. 9 to gain insight into the nascent recreational marijuana industry. Above, Auburn Town Manager Julie Jacobson responds to a question. Panelists included, left to right -- David O'Brien, Weedmaps; David Nixon, Hadley Town Administrator; Atty. George Hall, Mass. Municipal Lawyers Association; David Lakeman, Mass. Municipal Association; Jacobson; and Jeffrey Bagg, Central Mass. Regional Pl
 Pictured is the Mahar boys' varsity soccer team. The Senators finished the season with a 9-6-3 record and earned the 10th seed in the West Division III playoff tournament this season. Photo by Adam Lewis
This aerial photo, taken by Eugene Skevington, shows the Union Twist Drill Company property in 1951. Photo courtesy of Richard J. Chaisson
ATHOL — Grade-level and department teams in the Athol-Royalston Regional School District are now taking a cohesive approach to end-of-unit evaluations, testing students against mutually agreed-upon benchmarks that help determine whether remedial support or accelerated work is needed. Mary Jane...
Emelda Haughton is preparing Phillipston's Boston Post cane for its "home" at the Historical Society. The current cane holder is Margery Stevens, Phillipston's oldest resident. Photo by Mary J. Williams
PHILLIPSTON — If you are the oldest citizen in one of New England’s 700 towns, you may be the recipient of a Boston Post cane. Phillipston’s original cane was destroyed in the 1940s when the Dubar house burned. For over 65 years, Phillipston went without. In 2012, a replica was purchased and...
 On Saturday, Nov. 18, the Salvation Army of Athol will celebrate its 130th anniversary and the beginning of its annual Red Kettle Fundraiser with the Red Kettle Fun Fest at 107 Ridge Ave. Submitted photo
ATHOL — The Salvation Army Athol Corps is holding its second annual Red Kettle Fun Fest on Saturday Nov. 18, at 10 a.m., as the official kick-off for its annual Red Kettle Fundraiser campaign. The Red Kettle Fun Fest, held at The Salvation Army’s 107 Ridge Ave. location, will feature free brunch...
ERVING — Four seemingly unrelated people were arrested by Erving police last Thursday, Nov. 9, in a stop on Route 2, in the vicinity of the paper mill. According to documents at Orange District Court, Erving Police Officer Adam Paicos had his cruiser parked at the Box Car parking lot when, at...
ORANGE — Blizzard Bags were the hot topic at Wednesday night’s Orange Elementary School Committee meeting. Superintendent Tari Thomas requested a second year of the pilot where this alternate learning tool counts as part of the required 180 school days. The committee ultimately tabled the Blizzard...

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