The Red Raiders take to the field to get in reps prior to kickoff between the Red Raiders and Mahar Senators on Friday night in Athol.Photo by Adam Lewis
ATHOL — 100 yards, the length Mahar’s Jon Gariepy returned the kickoff to put his team up 18-16 with 1:22 to go in the fourth quarter. Gariepy returned it right, cut left and used his speed to get past Athol’s entire special team’s unit all the...
KEENE, N.H. — Police in Keene, N.H., on Wednesday arrested two residents as a result of an enhanced criminal patrol specifically targeting those involved in the sale of controlled drugs. Jonathan R. Walters, 26, was taken into custody following...
 Athol's Dylan Castine goes for the tackle during the team's game against the Narragansett Warriors. Photo by Mike Phillips
ATHOL — One of the oldest rivalries will take center stage tonight at 7 p.m. between the Athol Red Raiders and Mahar Senators varsity football programs. “I think the Athol-Mahar rivalry is the best in Western Massachusetts personally,” said Red...
 Athol's Mercedez Young gives the ball a kick during the team's 1-0 loss to the Easthampton Eagles on Wednesday afternoon in Athol. Photo by Mike Phillips
ATHOL — There’s something to playing at home. The Athol varsity girls’ soccer team is 0-3 at home following their 1-0 loss to the Easthampton Eagles on Wednesday afternoon thanks to a first-half goal by Frances Powers, but is 2-1 on the road six...
This illustration shows the details of a seismograph manufactured by Quanterra Inc., of Shirley. This is the type of device that detected the recent Athol earthquake.
When an earthquake occurred in Athol on Sept. 5 at 8:10 p.m., comments about it immediately popped up on Facebook, with people asking “What was that!” Several wondered if it came from the electric power substation in town. Wendy Woodbury of South...
Athol's Hayden Herk points to the sky after following through on the team's only goal of the night in their 4-1 loss to Hopkins Academy on Tuesday night in Athol. Photo by Mike Phillips
ATHOL — The Athol boys’ varsity soccer team knows the type of game they want to play. Keep it skilled and beat them defensively. But over the course of the game Tuesday night against Hopkins Academy, the Golden Hawks knew they had to force the Red...
The Red Raiders take to the field to get in reps prior to kickoff between the Red Raiders and Mahar Senators on Friday night in Athol.Photo by Adam Lewis
 Athol's Dylan Castine goes for the tackle during the team's game against the Narragansett Warriors. Photo by Mike Phillips
 Athol's Mercedez Young gives the ball a kick during the team's 1-0 loss to the Easthampton Eagles on Wednesday afternoon in Athol. Photo by Mike Phillips
This illustration shows the details of a seismograph manufactured by Quanterra Inc., of Shirley. This is the type of device that detected the recent Athol earthquake.
Athol's Hayden Herk points to the sky after following through on the team's only goal of the night in their 4-1 loss to Hopkins Academy on Tuesday night in Athol. Photo by Mike Phillips
LaunchSpace Inc. Executive Director Alec MacLeod on Tuesday presented to the Pleasant Street School Re-use and Disposition Study Committee his proposal to use the former school property as an extension of the LaunchSpace "makerspace" initiative located at the Orange Innovation Center in Orange. Photo by Brian Gelinas
ATHOL — Two presentations on possible uses for the former Pleasant Street School property were given to members of the PSS Re-use and Disposition Study Committee on Tuesday. Making the presentations were Dr. Jeremiah P. Riordan, of Athol, with a proposal to use the building as a training,...
On Friday, a ribbon cutting was held at Athol Pharmacy, which opened on Main Street in Athol earlier this year. Pharmacy Manager Chris Mulqueen cut the ribbon. Left to right, back row -- Steve Stone, Devone Fox. Middle -- James Devault, Mulqueen, Elizabeth Hager. Front -- Andrea Wikel Fiske, Steve MacNeill.  Photo by Ashley Arseneau
ATHOL — After opening in May the Athol Pharmacy celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday morning. “It’s been going really well so far, we’ve had a lot of familiar faces we used to see at the independent pharmacy that used to be across the street,” said Athol Pharmacy...
WORCESTER — A former treasurer at the nonprofit corporation that manages the town of South Royalston’s water supply has been indicted in connection with stealing approximately $30,000 from the organization, Attorney General Maura Healey announced Friday. Vickie Paine, 55, of Wayland, was...
PHILLIPSTON — The Phillipston Giant Pumpkin Weigh-in and Country Village Fair will be held at The Red Apple Farm on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6 and 7. Hours will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The event is sponsored by the Phillipston Congregational Church....
ATHOL — The selectboard on Tuesday briefly addressed a concern expressed by resident and former selectman Alan Dodge about the minutes for an executive session held by the Board of Health in March not being released. The executive session was called to address job performance concerns with...

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