Chuck Stone's Morgan Softic hits a single to center in the top of the second inning to put runners on first and third. Softic went 2-3 at the plate in Wednesday's game against Lunenburg. Softic also added two runs in the 20-6 loss. Photo by Adam Lewis
LUNENBURG — The Jimmy Fund Open Lunenburg team knocked in 13 runs in the fourth inning en route to a 20-6 win over Chuck Stone Little League on Wednesday night at Marshall Park. The team sent 18 batters to the plate during the fourth, batting...
 The Rodney Hunt Fontaine facility, which has been closed since 2015, has been purchased from parent company Rexnord Corp. and will be re-opened on smaller scale. Photo by Jared Robinson
ORANGE — The Rodney Hunt Fontaine facility has been sold to an India-based company for the purpose of operating a smaller-scale operation, confirmed Orange Community Development Director Kevin Kennedy today.  JASH USA, the United States-based arm...
 Mahar's Daesean Watson fights to put the ball into the basket during the second half of Mahar's 51-29 loss to St. Bernard's in the semi-final round of the playoffs in the Monty Tech summer basketball league in Fitchburg. Watson contributed three points in the game. Photo by Mike Phillips
FITCHBURG—The Mahar boys summer league basketball team picked the wrong time to play their worst basketball of the season. With their undefeated record on the line in the semi-final round of the playoffs, Mahar lost to St. Bernard’s 51-29 on...
Athol's Jessica Soucie (pictured) received first-team honor from Mass Live's high school sports spring awards. Soucie is one of eight local players to receive an honor between both Athol High school and Mahar Regional High School's baseball and softball programs. Photo by Mike Phillips
ATHOL—Every year, Mass Live’s high school sports section picks all-western Mass. teams in both baseball and softball. A plethora of Mahar Regional and Athol High School players received first-team, second-team and honorable mentions. The following...
his 1964 photo shows the stores formerly located on the ground level of the Pequoig Hotel, now senior apartments and retail space at the corner of Main and Exchange streets in Athol. At that time, Ray's Pharmacy, Aubuchon Hardware, Armand's Hair Stylists, Western Union, Scott Jewelers and Massachusetts Electric occupied the storefronts. These were the last commercial tenants before the building was nearly abandoned and later converted into senior apartments. Photo courtesy of Richard J. Chaisson
1992 Construction of a memorial park in honor of the late Dr. Richard H. Smith, former principal of Athol High School, is under way at the school. Building materials and labor for the project have been donated by Mann Lumber, Joseph A. Mallet and...
Car #12, driven by Cole Littlewood, grandson of Ernie and Sue Britt of Athol, finished 4th In the Super Stock race Saturday night at the Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, NH. Photo by Mike Phillips
WINCHESTER, N.H.—Monadnock Speedway was back in action this past Saturday night after taking a week off for the summer break with K&N Night. The NASCAR Whelen All American Series weekly divisions along with Young Guns competed in the Christmas...
Chuck Stone's Morgan Softic hits a single to center in the top of the second inning to put runners on first and third. Softic went 2-3 at the plate in Wednesday's game against Lunenburg. Softic also added two runs in the 20-6 loss. Photo by Adam Lewis
 The Rodney Hunt Fontaine facility, which has been closed since 2015, has been purchased from parent company Rexnord Corp. and will be re-opened on smaller scale. Photo by Jared Robinson
 Mahar's Daesean Watson fights to put the ball into the basket during the second half of Mahar's 51-29 loss to St. Bernard's in the semi-final round of the playoffs in the Monty Tech summer basketball league in Fitchburg. Watson contributed three points in the game. Photo by Mike Phillips
Athol's Jessica Soucie (pictured) received first-team honor from Mass Live's high school sports spring awards. Soucie is one of eight local players to receive an honor between both Athol High school and Mahar Regional High School's baseball and softball programs. Photo by Mike Phillips
his 1964 photo shows the stores formerly located on the ground level of the Pequoig Hotel, now senior apartments and retail space at the corner of Main and Exchange streets in Athol. At that time, Ray's Pharmacy, Aubuchon Hardware, Armand's Hair Stylists, Western Union, Scott Jewelers and Massachusetts Electric occupied the storefronts. These were the last commercial tenants before the building was nearly abandoned and later converted into senior apartments. Photo courtesy of Richard J. Chaisson
Car #12, driven by Cole Littlewood, grandson of Ernie and Sue Britt of Athol, finished 4th In the Super Stock race Saturday night at the Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, NH. Photo by Mike Phillips
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio State Fair will open Thursday one day after a man was killed and seven other people were injured when a thrill ride broke apart, but the rides won’t be running until they all are deemed safe, officials state. Video captured by a bystander at the fair Wednesday...
This photo of Orange Riverfront Park taken Wednesday evening shows the condition of the flower beds with significant invasive weed growth. The Orange Revitalization Partnership and Dinner by the River committee have decided to cancel this year's Dinner by the River fundraiser, citing the condition of the park for their reason. Photo by Jared Robinson
ORANGE — Citing the declining condition of the Riverfront Park, the Orange Revitalization Partnership (ORP) and Dinner by the River Committee have decided to cancel this year’s Dinner by the River event.  In a brief letter to the selectboard from the Dinner by the River committee it is stated...
 At their Tuesday night meeting the Petersham Selectboard met with town accountant Jean Joel to settle Fiscal Year 2017 open balances in accounts while work is done to close out the fiscal year. Left to right --Administrative Coordinator Steve Boudreau, Highway Superintendent Greg Waid, Joel. Photo by Ashley Arseneau
PETERSHAM — The selectboard met with town accountant Jean Joel and the Advisory Finance Committee during their Tuesday night meeting to discuss which open account balances from Fiscal Year 2017 would roll into FY18 or be closed and put into the town’s free cash account.  Most of the balances...
BROCKTON — Today, Baker-Polito Administration announced nearly $1.5 million in Brownfields Redevelopment Fund awards to support the environmental assessment and cleanup of contaminated and challenging sites across the Commonwealth. “The Brownfields Redevelopment Fund is a critical tool that...
PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has determined a pair of workers weren’t planning mayhem by using a single security badge to get into a Massachusetts nuclear power plant; one worker had simply forgotten his badge. A yearlong investigation into the 2016 incident...

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