Athol's Robbie Nelson (44) runs in the open field for a 61-yard touchdown during the second quarter of Friday night's matchup against the Greenfield Green Wave. Nelson ran for four touchdowns and 244 yards and the Red Raiders won 41-12. Photo by Mike Phillips
ATHOL — Not even a brick wall could stop the Red Raiders’ run game. The team used eight different running backs to combine for 369 yards in their 41-12 commanding win over the Greenfield Green Wave on Friday night to improve to 2-5 on the season...
Athol's Hudson Carlson puts the ball in play following a ball hit out of bounds by Gardner during the first half of Friday's game in Gardner. Photo by Adam Lewis
GARDNER — It was a tough outcome for what looked like a promising game for the Athol varsity field hockey team, giving up three goals in both halves en route to a 6-1 loss to the Gardner Wildcats on Friday afternoon. Payton Fitzsimmons had three...
KEENE, N.H. — Police in Keene, N.H., made six arrests Thursday as part of an enhanced criminal patrol specifically targeting those involved in the sale of controlled drugs. Edward J. Lower, 56, of Keene, who had been under investigation for...
 Mahar's Charlie Anderson gives the ball a kick from the corner against Mohawk Trail on Thursday afternoon in Orange. Anderson scored two goals for the Senators in their 3-0 win, clinching a playoff berth for Mahar. Photo by Mike Phillips
ORANGE — It was bound to happen eventually. Riley Drew gathered a through ball from James Temple, took it out front and knocked it in for his seventh goal on the year and the eventual clinching goal for a playoff berth following the Mahar...
Nick Casella runs the ball for the Red Raiders against the Easthampton Eagles back on Sept. 29. Casella returns to the lineup this week, which should help improve everyone around him, according to Red Raider coach Bill LaRose. Photo by Mike Phillips
ATHOL — The Athol Red Raiders have one task tonight against the Greenfield Green Wave: stop running back RJ Byrd, a powerhouse back averaging 6.9 yards per carry with nine touchdowns and 976 yards on the year. “I think that when our defense is on...
Mahar's James Temple corrals in the ball on the offensive possession during the second half of Wednesday's game against Monument Mountain in Orange. Photo by Mike Phillips
ORANGE — The Senators must wait yet another day to clinch a playoff berth. After the team played to a 1-1 tie on Wednesday afternoon against the Monument Mountain Spartans, the team remains one win away from a spot in the MIAA sanctioned...
Athol's Robbie Nelson (44) runs in the open field for a 61-yard touchdown during the second quarter of Friday night's matchup against the Greenfield Green Wave. Nelson ran for four touchdowns and 244 yards and the Red Raiders won 41-12. Photo by Mike Phillips
Athol's Hudson Carlson puts the ball in play following a ball hit out of bounds by Gardner during the first half of Friday's game in Gardner. Photo by Adam Lewis
 Mahar's Charlie Anderson gives the ball a kick from the corner against Mohawk Trail on Thursday afternoon in Orange. Anderson scored two goals for the Senators in their 3-0 win, clinching a playoff berth for Mahar. Photo by Mike Phillips
Nick Casella runs the ball for the Red Raiders against the Easthampton Eagles back on Sept. 29. Casella returns to the lineup this week, which should help improve everyone around him, according to Red Raider coach Bill LaRose. Photo by Mike Phillips
Mahar's James Temple corrals in the ball on the offensive possession during the second half of Wednesday's game against Monument Mountain in Orange. Photo by Mike Phillips
ROYALSTON — Although previous issues of water quality at Royalston Community School are not reflected in the latest test results, students and staff will continue to drink bottled water as a precaution, according to Athol-Royalston Regional School District Superintendent Darcy Fernandes. The...
WENDELL — Two residents attended Wednesday’s selectboard meeting to report that the town flag at the Veterans Memorial is worn out and needs replacing. They also stated that by federal law, no other flag can be added to an American flag on the flagpole, except the POW-MIA flag. Christine Heard,...
The new wheel powder coating plant at Pete's Tire Barns Inc. at 275 East Main St. in Orange.Photo by Brian Gelinas
ORANGE — As the company prepares to mark its 50th year in business in 2018, Pete’s Tire Barns headquartered at 275 East Main St. continues to grow. A 9,000-square-foot addition is currently under construction at the East Main Street location, with the foundation having been laid and framing...
ROYALSTON — Voters will decide on two articles at a special town meeting on Friday, Oct. 27, at the town hall, at 7 p.m.  Article 1 is to enact Article XXII of the town general bylaws entitled “Stretch Energy Code” for the purpose of regulating the design and construction of buildings for the...
Heywood Healthcare has sent out a shipment of needed medical supplies to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. Pictured are Scott Janssens, left, director of materials management for Heywood Healthcare; and Tina M. Santos, MBA, MSN, RN, vice president of patient care services and chief operating officer for Heywood Hospital.Submitted photo
GARDNER — In response to the ongoing humanitarian needs of hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, Heywood Healthcare has sent out a shipment of needed medical supplies. Employees packed supplies on Tuesday, loaded them into a truck and delivered them to the staging area at Tufts University. Supplies are...

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