NEW SALEM — Memoirs can be a hot literary ticket. Consider Mary Karr, who wrote the 1995 bestseller, “The Liars’ Club,” about her childhood in east Texas, then went on to write two other well-received memoirs of her later life. Closer to home,...
MOVING IN -- Mahar's Sam Paul moves into the open lane during Friday night's game against the Smith Academy Falcons in Orange. Mahar won 76-56. Photo by Mike Phillips
ORANGE — The Smith Academy Falcons utilize their guards often, playing from the outside-inward, relying on the three-ball to accumulate points. Therefore, the Mahar Senators felt like they needed more guards to counteract the Falcons’ style of play...
SITE OF ROBBERY -- A robbery occurred at this Stop N Save Neighborhood Store on South Main Street in Orange Friday afternoon. Photo by Andy Castillo/For the Athol Daily News  
ORANGE — Police are searching for a young man who brandished a knife at the Stop N Save Neighborhood Store on South Main Street Thursday, escaping with cash and two packs of Marlboro cigarettes. The robbery happened around 1:30 p.m. As of about 4...
Lindsay Swan and Augustin Ganley with Saoirse Swan, born Janurary 1st at 9:27 PM, at home in Wendell on Tuesday. January 2, 2018.
 WENDELL — Saoirse Swan was born Jan. 1 at 9:27 p.m., two days after her due date. Saoirse and her family are the winners of the 84th annual Athol Daily News First Baby Contest, which comes with donated gifts from area businesses and individuals...
Anita and Roger Holloway of Northfield circle the track at the Franklin County Fairgrounds at the beginning of the Relay For Life last year. Anita is a 19 year cancer survivor.  Paul Franz/For The Athol Daily News
SOUTH DEERFIELD — With a new year comes a new Relay For Life of Franklin County fundraising season, and organizers are eager to get started. The annual Relay For Life kickoff will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Yankee Candle annex building at...
Mike Blanchard holding Elks Charter. Photo Andy Castillo/For the Athol Daily News
ORANGE — A timely bluff prompted a thief who stole $3,000 worth of ornamental jewelry from the now-defunct Athol-Orange Lodge of Elks to return the stolen goods Thursday afternoon. The jewelry, used in Elks ceremonies, was needed to be returned...
MOVING IN -- Mahar's Sam Paul moves into the open lane during Friday night's game against the Smith Academy Falcons in Orange. Mahar won 76-56. Photo by Mike Phillips
SITE OF ROBBERY -- A robbery occurred at this Stop N Save Neighborhood Store on South Main Street in Orange Friday afternoon. Photo by Andy Castillo/For the Athol Daily News  
Lindsay Swan and Augustin Ganley with Saoirse Swan, born Janurary 1st at 9:27 PM, at home in Wendell on Tuesday. January 2, 2018.
Anita and Roger Holloway of Northfield circle the track at the Franklin County Fairgrounds at the beginning of the Relay For Life last year. Anita is a 19 year cancer survivor.  Paul Franz/For The Athol Daily News
Mike Blanchard holding Elks Charter. Photo Andy Castillo/For the Athol Daily News
WASHINGTON (AP) — Symbols of American promise have turned into emblems of American dysfunction amid a dispute in Congress over spending and immigration that has forced scores of federal agencies and outposts to close their doors. The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island have turned away visitors...
OXFORD – bankHometown announced that Michael D. Hewitt, its president and chief executive officer, has decided to retire on June 30. Sam S. Pappas, Chairman of the Board, stated that “We have been very fortunate to have Mike Hewitt as the leader of our Bank since 2013. His vast banking experience...
NEW SALEM — Memoirs can be a hot literary ticket. Consider Mary Karr, who wrote the 1995 bestseller, “The Liars’ Club,” about her childhood in east Texas, then went on to write two other well-received memoirs of her later life. Closer to home, New Salem writer Mira Bartók won much praise for her...
ORANGE — Orange Municipal Airport is planning three projects that will bring it up to current Federal Aviation Administration standards. Airport Manager Len Bedaw said these projects include taxiway reconstruction, a study to determine the best way to mitigate known vegetative and nonvegetative...
PETERSHAM — Forget about painting the town red. Petersham will turn purple with the help of Nekr Jenkins, Chairman of the Quabbin Drug Unifying Group (QDRUG), and Petersham School Nurse Christy Warburton. Last week the selectmen approved a request brought forward by QDRUG member Kathryn Inman of...

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