The Starrett building on Main Street in Athol looked a little different in 1953. At the time, Hames Photo Shop, Sears Roebuck, Little Fols Clothing Store and Hamilton Shoe Store were located in the bottom floor of the building. Also in the building were the offices of Dr. Muzzy, a dentist, and Howard A. Bemis, an optometrist.  Currently, Athol Credit Union makes up most of the first floor.  Courtesy of Richard Chaisson
1992 This week the Singing Men of Athol turn troubadour and take their melodies across Vermont and New Hampshire as they join in the 39th Yankee Male Chorus road trip. Youngsters participating in the Athol Recreational Program summer playground...
n this 1960s photo, the children of Leo Chaisson play on the large vise that stood outside of the Athol Machine and Foundry Company for nearly 40 years after it was built for a parade in 1919. Left to right -- Carol, Linda, David and Janet.  Photo courtesy of Richard J. Chaisson
ATHOL — For many years an 8-foot tall vise stood as the symbol of the Athol Machine and Foundry Company, formerly located on South Street.   The vice was built from wood and tin in 1919 by company employees to serve as a float in the town’s...
Josh King, of Vernon, Vt., sits in his winning car after finishing first in the rain-shortened Granite State Pro Stock Series. Courtesy Photo
WINCHESTER, N.H. — Monadnock Speedway was back in action Saturday night with the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series and the Granite State Pro Stock Series for their annual JBH 100. Racing started early due to rain but unfortunately it still...
Members of the local "Footsteps for Fred" team, above, will take part in the 21st annual Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease) benefit cliff walk to be held in Buzzards Bay on Sept. 10. Team members taking part in a past walk were front, left to right -- Edna Richards, Allison Belliveau, and Ericca Richards holding canine walker Sasha. Rear -- Kathy Bryce, Rebecca Richards, Joe Campbell, Jessica Richards, and Louis Hernandez.
ATHOL — On Sept. 10, members of the local team “Footsteps for Fred” will step off for their 13th year participating, along with thousands of other walkers, in the annual Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) benefit cliff walk to be...
A group of Mount Wachusett Community College students and alumni, faculty and staff gathered in front of the recently completed mural at the West Street Parking Lot in Gardner along with city officials. Left to right -- MWCC Art Professor Tom Matsuda; MWCC Dean for the School of Liberal Arts Laurie Occhipinti; Corinne Goodrich; Assistant Director for the Gardner Department of Community Development & Planning Joshua Cormier; Allyson Bois; Kayla Rameau; Gardner Mayor Mark Hawke; Sahar Ghavimi; Ben Mikles; Cam
GARDNER — A mural depicting local landmarks and welcoming visitors to the city was unveiled recently after a summer of hard work by a group of Mount Wachusett Community College art students. “Thank you to the students and everyone else that has...
Kimberley McConnell (pictured) takes on a hill during the Super Spartan race that took place in Barre over the weekend. The race is eight miles long and consists of mud, hills and swamps. McConnell completed the course in five hours and 49 minutes. Courtesy photo/Kimberley McConnell
ATHOL — During the week, you will find Kimberley McConnell at her office on South Main Street, host of her law practice. But over the weekend, McConnell was out completing something she had never tried before: A Super Spartan race. “It’s a little...
The Starrett building on Main Street in Athol looked a little different in 1953. At the time, Hames Photo Shop, Sears Roebuck, Little Fols Clothing Store and Hamilton Shoe Store were located in the bottom floor of the building. Also in the building were the offices of Dr. Muzzy, a dentist, and Howard A. Bemis, an optometrist.  Currently, Athol Credit Union makes up most of the first floor.  Courtesy of Richard Chaisson
n this 1960s photo, the children of Leo Chaisson play on the large vise that stood outside of the Athol Machine and Foundry Company for nearly 40 years after it was built for a parade in 1919. Left to right -- Carol, Linda, David and Janet.  Photo courtesy of Richard J. Chaisson
Josh King, of Vernon, Vt., sits in his winning car after finishing first in the rain-shortened Granite State Pro Stock Series. Courtesy Photo
Members of the local "Footsteps for Fred" team, above, will take part in the 21st annual Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease) benefit cliff walk to be held in Buzzards Bay on Sept. 10. Team members taking part in a past walk were front, left to right -- Edna Richards, Allison Belliveau, and Ericca Richards holding canine walker Sasha. Rear -- Kathy Bryce, Rebecca Richards, Joe Campbell, Jessica Richards, and Louis Hernandez.
A group of Mount Wachusett Community College students and alumni, faculty and staff gathered in front of the recently completed mural at the West Street Parking Lot in Gardner along with city officials. Left to right -- MWCC Art Professor Tom Matsuda; MWCC Dean for the School of Liberal Arts Laurie Occhipinti; Corinne Goodrich; Assistant Director for the Gardner Department of Community Development & Planning Joshua Cormier; Allyson Bois; Kayla Rameau; Gardner Mayor Mark Hawke; Sahar Ghavimi; Ben Mikles; Cam
Kimberley McConnell (pictured) takes on a hill during the Super Spartan race that took place in Barre over the weekend. The race is eight miles long and consists of mud, hills and swamps. McConnell completed the course in five hours and 49 minutes. Courtesy photo/Kimberley McConnell
Members of Athol's Pleasant Street School Re-use and Disposition Study Committee, along with other interested parties, continued to discuss possible uses for the former school property on Tuesday. Also being considered is whether the town should retain ownership and lease the building or if it should be sold. In attendance for the first time was new school district superintendent Darcy Fernandes, right, who suggested the district could, at some point, be interested in holding vocational courses in the build
ATHOL — Members of the Pleasant Street School Re-use and Disposition Study Committee on Tuesday continued to discuss whether the town should retain ownership and lease the building or sell it, and possible uses for the property. Other interested parties in attendance included new Athol-Royalston...
BOSTON — The Beacon Hill Roll Call records votes and discussions held in the Senate and House each week. COMING UP ON BEACON HILL STATEWIDE REGULATION OF TOBACCO RETAILERS (H 1158) — A measure before the Public Health Committee would allow the state, rather than cities and towns, to regulate...
Scott Glenn attends Netflix's "Marvel's The Defenders" original series premiere at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center on Monday, July 31, 2017, in New York.  Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP
ORANGE — There’s a new (retired) sheriff in town as veteran actor Scott Glenn has been cast as iconic Stephen King character Alan Pangborn for Castle Rock.  Fans of King’s work know Pangborn as the sheriff of Castle Rock during the events of “The Dark Half” and “Needful Things.” According to...
Between 25 and 30 residents attended Monday's Erving selectboard meeting to be heard regarding the increased traffic flow across residential areas of North and Church streets.Photo by Christine Miranda
ERVING — Monday night 25 to 30 residents turned out to the selectboard meeting to be heard regarding the increased traffic flow across residential areas of North and Church streets. Their concerns addressed safety and speed at the intersections.   Speed monitors have picked up a total traffic...
PHILLIPSTON — Results of the annual town audit for fiscal year (FY) 2016 were presented by Tony Roselli of Roselli, Clark & Associates of Woburn to the selectmen Tuesday night. Roselli complimented Phillipston for doing a great job in cleaning up problems it had in its withholding balances and...

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