Members of Quabbin Valley Paranormal have been investigating homes and buildings for ghosts in New England since 2007. Left to right -- Steve Maggiolino, Gerry Powling, Steve Turner, Ann Bedard, Joanne Collins and Ingrid Pollard.Submitted Photo
ORANGE — After nine years of investigating Quabbin Valley Paranormal (QVP) is still around and investigating homes and buildings around the area for paranormal activity. The group was formed by director Gerry Powling in 2007. They have done...
 The Starrett-sponsored ‘Mystic Missile’ was on display at the company’s Athol headquarters on Friday. The car will be in action tonight at Monadnock Speedway in the 200-lap NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event. Pictured in the car is James Blewett, son of driver Jimmy Blewett. Photo By Josh Talbot
ATHOL — The LS Starrett “Mystic Missile” will be a crowd favorite at tonight’s 200-lap NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race at Monadnock Speedway. The No. 4 car was on full display Friday as the company welcomed car owner Bob Garbarino and driver Jimmy...
 Jim Armenti, guitar; Keith Levreault, drum; and Ray Mason, bass and vocals -- known as The Lonesome Brothers -- will perform at the 1794 Meetinghouse in New Salem on Thursday, July 28, at 7:30 p.m. Photo by Brandi Ediss
NEW SALEM — The Lonesome Brothers will perform at the 1794 Meetinghouse on Thursday, July 28, at 7:30 p.m. The trio has performed together for more than thirty years and are well-known throughout the Valley and beyond. Featuring Jim Armenti on...
Gov. Charlie Baker and Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis were among those speaking at Susannah Whipps Lee's re-election campaign kick-off event held Monday at the King Phillip Restaurant in Phillipston. Whipps Lee (R-Athol) is seeking re-election as state representative for the Second Franklin District in November. Left to right -- Rep. Kimberly Ferguson, Gov. Baker, Rep. Susannah Whipps Lee, Rep. Donnie Berthiaume, Governor's Councilor Jennie Caissie, Sheriff Evangelidis. Photo b
PHILLIPSTON — State Rep. Susannah Whipps Lee (R-Athol) kicked off her re-election campaign Monday night at a jam-packed King Phillip Restaurant. Supporters from throughout the Second Franklin District and across the Commonwealth came out in force...
 Anne Diez and Mike Leaner were formally recognized by the Athol-Royalston School Committee Wednesday night as the new vice-principal and principal respectively, of the Athol Community Elementary School. Leander's appointment was announced at a previous meeting and was the subject of a feature in the March 18 edition of the Athol Daily News, this was the first formal recognition of Diez's appointment. Photo by Jared Robinson
ATHOL — During their recognition of new staff members Wednesday, the members of the Athol-Royalston School Committee presented Anne Diez, their pick as the first vice-principal for the soon to open Athol Community Elementary School, or ACES as it...
On Monday, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) held his third annual Summer Food Rocks Tour, with stops at several regional meal site locations, including at Athol High School. Left to right -- Athol-Royalston Regional School District Superintendent Dr. Steven Meyer, Athol Selectman William Caldwell, McGovern.Submitted photo
ATHOL — As a part of his third annual Summer Food Rocks Tour, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) on Monday visited the meal site at Athol High School. The tour highlights the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s national Summer Food Service Program and...
Members of Quabbin Valley Paranormal have been investigating homes and buildings for ghosts in New England since 2007. Left to right -- Steve Maggiolino, Gerry Powling, Steve Turner, Ann Bedard, Joanne Collins and Ingrid Pollard.Submitted Photo
 The Starrett-sponsored ‘Mystic Missile’ was on display at the company’s Athol headquarters on Friday. The car will be in action tonight at Monadnock Speedway in the 200-lap NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event. Pictured in the car is James Blewett, son of driver Jimmy Blewett. Photo By Josh Talbot
 Jim Armenti, guitar; Keith Levreault, drum; and Ray Mason, bass and vocals -- known as The Lonesome Brothers -- will perform at the 1794 Meetinghouse in New Salem on Thursday, July 28, at 7:30 p.m. Photo by Brandi Ediss
Gov. Charlie Baker and Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis were among those speaking at Susannah Whipps Lee's re-election campaign kick-off event held Monday at the King Phillip Restaurant in Phillipston. Whipps Lee (R-Athol) is seeking re-election as state representative for the Second Franklin District in November. Left to right -- Rep. Kimberly Ferguson, Gov. Baker, Rep. Susannah Whipps Lee, Rep. Donnie Berthiaume, Governor's Councilor Jennie Caissie, Sheriff Evangelidis. Photo b
 Anne Diez and Mike Leaner were formally recognized by the Athol-Royalston School Committee Wednesday night as the new vice-principal and principal respectively, of the Athol Community Elementary School. Leander's appointment was announced at a previous meeting and was the subject of a feature in the March 18 edition of the Athol Daily News, this was the first formal recognition of Diez's appointment. Photo by Jared Robinson
On Monday, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) held his third annual Summer Food Rocks Tour, with stops at several regional meal site locations, including at Athol High School. Left to right -- Athol-Royalston Regional School District Superintendent Dr. Steven Meyer, Athol Selectman William Caldwell, McGovern.Submitted photo
ORANGE — Al and Christine Noyes, owners of Grrr Gear in Orange are “in a world of confusion” following the recent ban on semi-automatic weapons announced on Wednesday by state Attorney General (AG) Maura Healey. After selling out of all weapons that would be considered now banned on Wednesday...
Members of Quabbin Valley Paranormal have been investigating homes and buildings for ghosts in New England since 2007. Left to right -- Steve Maggiolino, Gerry Powling, Steve Turner, Ann Bedard, Joanne Collins and Ingrid Pollard.Submitted Photo
ORANGE — After nine years of investigating Quabbin Valley Paranormal (QVP) is still around and investigating homes and buildings around the area for paranormal activity. The group was formed by director Gerry Powling in 2007. They have done investigations of public buildings such as the Orange...
AREA — The North Quabbin Community Coalition’s Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force will host National Night Out events in Athol, Orange and Petersham on Tuesday, Aug. 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. National Night Out is an annual, nation-wide community-building campaign that promotes police-community ...
Bernie Niedzwiedz, lifetime Erving resident, recently donated this fairy garden replica to the Erving Senior Community Center. The fairy garden is in remembrance of his late mother Stella. 
ERVING — The folks at the Erving Senior Community Center had quite a surprise a week ago. Bernie Niedzwiedz delivered a five by three foot custom designed base with casters and a glorious fairy garden built into the display that was something to be seen. All finely detailed right down to the paint...
ATHOL — Town Manager Shaun Suhoski on Thursday said State Sen. Anne Gobi (D-Spencer) and State Rep. Susannah Whipps Lee (R-Athol) announced that Gov. Charlie Baker has signed into law two initiatives that establish a pair of special revenue funds for the town for recycling proceeds from...

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