These are some of the many large tanks at the Turners Falls fish farm that are used to breed and prepare hundreds of thousands of barramundi for market. The fish are transported in special "totes" to large supermarkets in Chinese neighborhoods where shoppers purchase them live. A farm in Vietnam is the source for the frozen fish sold at Market Basket in Athol.  
Many young idealists choose Hampshire College in Amherst where social justice and environmental issues are incorporated into the curriculum, and where students can undertake creative independent study projects. Josh Goldman, a Philadelphia native...
WENDELL — Learn to make mittens from recycled wool sweaters at a free workshop at the Wendell Free Library on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All the mittens made at the workshop will be given to local people who are currently homeless....
Mahar's Ella Fontaine, left, works to get past Gateway's Meghan Wright during Tuesday's soccer match in Orange. The Senators ran out of gas in a 3-0 loss to the Gators. Photo By Josh Talbot
ORANGE — The gas tank ran empty and the Mahar girls’ soccer team stumbled to the finish line in a 3-0 loss to Gateway on Tuesday. The Senators (3-2-1) were coming off of Monday night’s victory over Athol and had very little rest time. Mahar was...
 Anthony's Liquor Mart of Gardner will host a tasting of Bordeaux wines at Great Wolf Lodge on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. Margaret Calvet of Aquitaine Wine Company of Bordeaux, France will be present to teach those in attendance about Bordeaux.  Submitted photo 
FITCHBURG — Anthony’s Liquor Mart of Gardner will host a tasting of Bordeaux wines at Great Wolf Lodge on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. During the tasting Jean-Sebastien and Margaret Calvet of Aquitaine Wine Company of Bordeaux, France will be...
Athol High School's Julia Ramos passes the volleyball during Tuesday's match in Northfield. The Raiders defeated Pioneer 25-16, 25-23, 25-19. Photo By Mike Phillips
NORTHFIELD — The Athol High School girls’ volleyball team won their sixth straight match with a 25-16, 25-23, 25-19 victory over Pioneer on Tuesday. Hope Parker racked up 11 kills, four aces and three digs in the win. Julia Ramos chipped in 14...
Mahar’s Delaney Parker (6) turns back inside as Athol’s Mercedez Young (13) pursues during Monday night’s match in Orange. Parker registered a hat trick in a 5-1 victory. Photo By Josh Talbot
ORANGE — The Mahar girls’ soccer team seized control early in the second half as Athol High School’s fuel tank ran empty in a 5-1 loss to the Senators, Monday night, at the James S. Woodward Athletic Complex. A competitive first half saw Mahar...
These are some of the many large tanks at the Turners Falls fish farm that are used to breed and prepare hundreds of thousands of barramundi for market. The fish are transported in special "totes" to large supermarkets in Chinese neighborhoods where shoppers purchase them live. A farm in Vietnam is the source for the frozen fish sold at Market Basket in Athol.  
Mahar's Ella Fontaine, left, works to get past Gateway's Meghan Wright during Tuesday's soccer match in Orange. The Senators ran out of gas in a 3-0 loss to the Gators. Photo By Josh Talbot
 Anthony's Liquor Mart of Gardner will host a tasting of Bordeaux wines at Great Wolf Lodge on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. Margaret Calvet of Aquitaine Wine Company of Bordeaux, France will be present to teach those in attendance about Bordeaux.  Submitted photo 
Athol High School's Julia Ramos passes the volleyball during Tuesday's match in Northfield. The Raiders defeated Pioneer 25-16, 25-23, 25-19. Photo By Mike Phillips
Mahar’s Delaney Parker (6) turns back inside as Athol’s Mercedez Young (13) pursues during Monday night’s match in Orange. Parker registered a hat trick in a 5-1 victory. Photo By Josh Talbot
 This map overlay created by design/construction firm CHA displays the proposed changes for the "5-points intersection" at Chestnut Hill Avenue and Crescent Street, in Athol. The proposal includes dead-ending Crescent Street after Brattle Street (A), improving traffic control at the bridge on the southern end of the intersection (B), changing the curve of Bridge Street, retaining the existing bridge (C), and replacing the retaining wall supporting the upper portion of Crescent Street (D).
ATHOL — Many residents of the areas around Crescent Street and Chestnut Hill Avenue gathered at the town hall Tuesday night for an informal informational meeting hosted by Department of Public Works superintendent Doug Walsh and CHA design/construction engineer John Morgan. The area in question...
PETERSHAM — With the final meeting of the public and the re-use consultant for the Nichewaug Inn and Academy property a week away, residents once again questioned the selectboard at their Tuesday night meeting about what options to include on a future request for proposals. The re-use consultant...
Highway Superintendent Keith Newton presented suggestions to the selectboard about flag and school safety lighting on Tuesday. From left to right -- selectboard member John Morse III, chairman Christine Long, clerk Linda Alger and administrative assistant Helen Divoll. Photo by Tara Vocino
ROYALSTON — Highway Superintendent Keith Newton announced he will look into options for lighting up the flags in front of Town Hall at night and installing solar lighting near the elementary school at the selectboard meeting on Tuesday. While the Department of Public Works changes the flag ropes...
ERVING — Railroad crossing repairs will close a portion of Moore Street (Route 63) between Prospect Street and West High Street from 7 a.m. on Oct. 5 through Oct. 7.  Drivers are asked to find alternative routes.
ORANGE — Tuesday night, the Orange Planning Board held a public hearing about the construction of a Honey Farms on the corner of East River and South Main streets. Chairman Richard Sheridan stated that there are six criteria to meet to grant the permit. They are: a. Social, economic, or...

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