Pictured are the members of the varsity boys' basketball team. From left to right, front row -- Aiden Lupien, Treyton Pasakinskas, Brennan Mailloux, James Temple, Peter Currie and Joey Brozell. Back row -- Head coach Chad Softic, Jordan Desrosiers, Ryan Donaldson, Sam Paul, Matt Jenks, Jack Temple, Quinn Gervais, Deven Patch, Charlie Barnes, Daesean Watson and coach Zack Rand. Photo by Adam Lewis
ORANGE — Crushed and disappointed is how Mahar coach Chad Softic put it after their stunning loss to Southwick Regional High School, a premature ending for the fourth ranked team in the MIAA Western Mass. playoffs. This season, the Mahar boys’...
Pete’s Tire Barns of Orange on Monday donated $500 to both the Orange Santa Fund and the Athol Daily News Santa fund. Pete’s Accounts Payable Manager Denise Aukstikalnis is shown presenting checks to Brenda Taylor, left, president of the Pioneer Junior Women’s Club, which organizes the Orange Santa Fund; and Athol Daily News Office Manager Lisa Arnot. Pete’s employees pictured from left to right are — Debbie Keresey, Jay Deane, Dana Robinson, Beth Walker and Marie Chandler.   Photo by Cameron Woodcock
ATHOL — The recent snowfall is setting the stage for a white Christmas, only 13 days away, but it’s the kind-hearted citizens in the North Quabbin area who are creating true magic for many little boys and girls this holiday. Generous donations ...
Pictured are the members of the Athol varsity girls' basketball team. From left to right, front row -- Destiny Wrigley, Amber Mahony, Haley Bigwood and Danielle Swan. Back row -- Sophie Putnam, Jenna St. Cyr, Lilly King, Angelica Baptista, Payton Parker, Hayley Wrigley and Aryah Lee. Missing from the picture are Taylor Cleveland, Christina Barber and Amanda Fuller. Photo by Adam Lewis
ATHOL — The Athol girls’ varsity basketball team will have a new coach at the helm as Kelly Kaczmarczyk takes over duties for the Red Raiders for the 2017-18 season. Kaczmarczyk was excited for the opportunity to coach the team after Amber Parker...
 The following are the members of the Athol varsity basketball team, from left to right, front row -- Justin Blake, Bryce King, Angel Rivera, Maysin Tarbell and Parker DeLeo. Back row -- Brymere Edwards, Colby Soltysik, Colby Mason, Mark Ferrari, Evan Saisa and Chris Perault. Photo by Adam Lewis
ATHOL — A 1-19 season will hurt anyone’s pride. For the Athol boys’ varsity basketball team, 2017 is about rebounding and improving, which might happen quicker than one would think. Starting in the 2017-2018 season, the Hampshire league, in which...
Athol's Kris Selanis is presented the Chris O'Brien Memorial award on Saturday during the Athol High School football banquet. Selanis was the award's 50th recipient. Courtesy photo
ATHOL — Each year, one Athol High School varsity football lineman earns the Chris O’Brien Memorial award. The award is given to that who embodies the spirit of Chris O’Brien closely, a guard on the undefeated 1962 Red Raiders football team. O’Brien...
The Mahar Senators warm up before taking on the Monson Mustangs on Friday night in Orange. The Mustangs won 45-38. Pictured are Maeve Powell (left), Lauren Henne (center) and Sophia Apteker (right). Photo by Adam Lewis
ORANGE — Click, Clack and out. The sound of the basketball bouncing off the rim and out will haunt the Mahar Senators following Friday night. The Senators shot at a 21 percent rate against Monson High School, including two-for-21 in the fourth...
Pictured are the members of the varsity boys' basketball team. From left to right, front row -- Aiden Lupien, Treyton Pasakinskas, Brennan Mailloux, James Temple, Peter Currie and Joey Brozell. Back row -- Head coach Chad Softic, Jordan Desrosiers, Ryan Donaldson, Sam Paul, Matt Jenks, Jack Temple, Quinn Gervais, Deven Patch, Charlie Barnes, Daesean Watson and coach Zack Rand. Photo by Adam Lewis
Pete’s Tire Barns of Orange on Monday donated $500 to both the Orange Santa Fund and the Athol Daily News Santa fund. Pete’s Accounts Payable Manager Denise Aukstikalnis is shown presenting checks to Brenda Taylor, left, president of the Pioneer Junior Women’s Club, which organizes the Orange Santa Fund; and Athol Daily News Office Manager Lisa Arnot. Pete’s employees pictured from left to right are — Debbie Keresey, Jay Deane, Dana Robinson, Beth Walker and Marie Chandler.   Photo by Cameron Woodcock
Pictured are the members of the Athol varsity girls' basketball team. From left to right, front row -- Destiny Wrigley, Amber Mahony, Haley Bigwood and Danielle Swan. Back row -- Sophie Putnam, Jenna St. Cyr, Lilly King, Angelica Baptista, Payton Parker, Hayley Wrigley and Aryah Lee. Missing from the picture are Taylor Cleveland, Christina Barber and Amanda Fuller. Photo by Adam Lewis
 The following are the members of the Athol varsity basketball team, from left to right, front row -- Justin Blake, Bryce King, Angel Rivera, Maysin Tarbell and Parker DeLeo. Back row -- Brymere Edwards, Colby Soltysik, Colby Mason, Mark Ferrari, Evan Saisa and Chris Perault. Photo by Adam Lewis
Athol's Kris Selanis is presented the Chris O'Brien Memorial award on Saturday during the Athol High School football banquet. Selanis was the award's 50th recipient. Courtesy photo
The Mahar Senators warm up before taking on the Monson Mustangs on Friday night in Orange. The Mustangs won 45-38. Pictured are Maeve Powell (left), Lauren Henne (center) and Sophia Apteker (right). Photo by Adam Lewis
ORANGE — This weekend one teenage singer will be making the trek to New York City from the North Quabbin to audition for ‘America’s Got Talent,’ a show she watches at home with her family, in the hope of advancing her singing career.  Clayre Ames, 14, of Orange, began singing about three years...
ATHOL — The selectboard on Tuesday approved a single tax rate of $19.57 per $1,000 valuation for fiscal year 2018 for both residential and commercial/industrial properties, as recommended by the assessors. This represents a decrease from the FY17 rate of $20.40. The FY18 rate is contingent...
On Tuesday Louis and Lisa Giannakakos, former owners of Brothers Pizza on South Street in Athol, stopped by the Athol Daily News to make a $1,000 donation to the Athol Daily News Santa Fund. They said they wished to give back to the community.Photo by Ashley Arseneau
ATHOL — Project coordinator Kimberly Emond reports that volunteers are raring to go and trucks are lined up and ready to assist Santa in delivery of Christmas presents to area homes on Saturday morning. Donations to the 70th annual Athol Daily News Santa Fund continue to come in, with today’s...
ATHOL — With the first snowfalls of the season, the parking area at the Alan E. Rich Environmental Park is now closed to parking for the winter months. Because the surface is stone dust, the lot cannot be plowed, as plowing tears up the lot and run off with stone dust can enter nearby Millers...
ORANGE — The Baker-Polito Administration on Tuesday awarded $5,000 to Hi-De Liners Inc., a plastic packaging company at the Orange Innovation Center, in coordination with the Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE). The awards, which total $216,067, will provide 32 Massachusetts...

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