The Hip Swayers will perform July 29 at the Petersham Friday Market. Left to right -- Dave Blodgett, Mark Cherrington, Toni Ostrow and David Niles. Submitted photo
PETERSHAM — The Friday Market brings bluesy Americana music to the common on July 29 with the Worcester band the Hip Swayers. The market opened on the common in June with vendors offering produce, preserves, local meat, chickens, fresh local eggs...
Standing on top of the old earthen dam built more than a century ago, engineers place huge sand bags on top of the submerged remnants as they prepare to further divert the Millers River main flow to the south, down the sluiceway. This work completed Monday near Riveto Manufacturing Co. in Orange will allow for maintenance in the days to come on the concrete structures anchoring the two steel drop-gates. Photo courtesy of Bill Goodwin
ORANGE — When the last minute news hit early this month that the Millers River would soon be lowered for the purpose of repairing the Mini-Watt Hydroelectric Dam off South Main Street, residents were expectedly distressed.  Among those concerns...
OLIVER CAST -- Cast members of the Mahar Community Theater production of "Oliver" are pictured at a recent rehearsal. First row, seated, left to right -- Loren Bennington and Anahbel Anderholm. Second row -- Luke Meunier (seated) and Silas Anderholm (kneeling). Third row -- Josh Grosky (kneeling) and Timothy Foley (standing). Back -- Kyle Deane, Branden Burke, Amanda Badgley, Stephen Houchins, Alycia Murphy, Sydney Whitcomb and Taylor Badgley.Submitted photo
ORANGE — When “Oliver” opens Aug. 5, it will mark the first production of the Mahar Community Theater, combining the performing talents of students, recent graduates and full-blown adults — all under the direction of Julie Bouchard. Bouchard,...
Dennis Stange (44) took third in the Sportsman Modified race Sunday at Monadnock Speedway in the Brookside Equipment car. Coming up on his rear is Cole Littlewood (12) of Orange.  Photo by Ashley Arseneau
WINCHESTER — The Whelen Modified Tour rolled into the Monadnock Speedway for the Dunleavy 200 just in time for a lightning storm Saturday night which pushed the race off until Sunday afternoon to let the track dry.  Timmy Solomito (16) of Islip,...
Firefighters from Athol, Phillipston and Orange responded to a house fire at 58 Lake St. in Athol. The vacant home is a total loss, with a portion of the roof on the back side fully collapsed, said Athol Fire Chief John Duguay. The Petersham Fire Department provided station coverage. Photo by Brian Gelinas
ATHOL — A vacant house at 58 Lake St. is a total loss following an early morning fire today. Athol Fire Chief John Duguay said the first call came in at 3:50 a.m. Firefighters from Athol, Phillipston and Orange responded to the scene. The...
A workout group from Orange Fitness on Saturday did 22 push-ups at the Veterans Park at Main and Exchange streets in Athol to help raise awareness of the number of suicides committed by veterans (22 a day on average) suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. Left to right -- Sherrie Masaitis, Liz Hume, Sheryl Hendricks, Orange Fitness owner Colleen Clyatt, Maggie Hume, Rhonda Canning. Photo by Brian Gelinas
ATHOL — A workout group of six from Orange Fitness on Saturday did 22 push-ups at the Veterans Park at Main and Exchange streets to help raise awareness of the number of suicides committed by veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder...
 The Hip Swayers will perform July 29 at the Petersham Friday Market. Left to right -- Dave Blodgett, Mark Cherrington, Toni Ostrow and David Niles. Submitted photo
Standing on top of the old earthen dam built more than a century ago, engineers place huge sand bags on top of the submerged remnants as they prepare to further divert the Millers River main flow to the south, down the sluiceway. This work completed Monday near Riveto Manufacturing Co. in Orange will allow for maintenance in the days to come on the concrete structures anchoring the two steel drop-gates. Photo courtesy of Bill Goodwin
OLIVER CAST -- Cast members of the Mahar Community Theater production of "Oliver" are pictured at a recent rehearsal. First row, seated, left to right -- Loren Bennington and Anahbel Anderholm. Second row -- Luke Meunier (seated) and Silas Anderholm (kneeling). Third row -- Josh Grosky (kneeling) and Timothy Foley (standing). Back -- Kyle Deane, Branden Burke, Amanda Badgley, Stephen Houchins, Alycia Murphy, Sydney Whitcomb and Taylor Badgley.Submitted photo
Dennis Stange (44) took third in the Sportsman Modified race Sunday at Monadnock Speedway in the Brookside Equipment car. Coming up on his rear is Cole Littlewood (12) of Orange.  Photo by Ashley Arseneau
Firefighters from Athol, Phillipston and Orange responded to a house fire at 58 Lake St. in Athol. The vacant home is a total loss, with a portion of the roof on the back side fully collapsed, said Athol Fire Chief John Duguay. The Petersham Fire Department provided station coverage. Photo by Brian Gelinas
A workout group from Orange Fitness on Saturday did 22 push-ups at the Veterans Park at Main and Exchange streets in Athol to help raise awareness of the number of suicides committed by veterans (22 a day on average) suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. Left to right -- Sherrie Masaitis, Liz Hume, Sheryl Hendricks, Orange Fitness owner Colleen Clyatt, Maggie Hume, Rhonda Canning. Photo by Brian Gelinas
ERVING — The selectmen met with Dan Nietsche to discuss joining the FRCOG Fire Service Regionalization study, Monday night. Chairman Jake Smith recused himself (firefighter) and Scott Bastarache took over as chair. The purpose of the study is to see if regionalization can help small towns reduce...
BOSTON — The Massachusetts State Senate on Saturday voted to override Gov. Charlie Baker’s veto of funding for early voting, scheduled to be implemented for the first time this year under a 2014 law.  The state legislature originally approved a state budget that included an estimated $1.2...
Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton appears on a large monitor to thank delegates during the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Tuesday, July 26, 2016.  AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — On a night awash in history, Hillary Clinton triumphantly became the first woman to lead a major American political party toward the White House, breaking through a barrier that painfully eluded her eight years ago. She put an electrifying cap on the Democratic convention’s...
DEDHAM — While thousands of people from across the country responded to the emergency request for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, a critical blood shortage remains. The Red Cross urges eligible donors to give now to help ensure blood is available...
BOSTON (AP) — Republican Gov. Charlie Baker has signed a bill bringing Massachusetts into compliance with new federal requirements for driver’s licenses and other identification cards. The requirements under the REAL-ID Act will make it easier for residents to enter federal buildings and board...

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