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...
Mahar's Lauren Henne serves the ball during game two of five against the South Hadley Tigers on Tuesday night in Orange. The Tigers won the set 25-16 and the match 3-2. Photo by Mike Phillips
ORANGE — Tuesday’s matchup for the Mahar Senators could have very well been a playoff preview. With the South Hadley Tigers coming into town, the Senators faced a team that was two wins away from clinching a playoff spot and has made the playoffs...
ERVING — Newton Mayor Setti Warren, a Democratic candidate in the next Massachusetts governor’s race, will hold a meet-and-greet on Thursday, Oct. 19, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the French King Restaurant, 129 French King Hwy. The event host...
ahar's Damien Harris maintains possession at midfield during the team's game against Smith Academy on Monday night in Orange. The Senators lost 1-0. Photo by Mike Phillips
ORANGE — Only needing one win to clinch a spot in the playoff tournament, now is not the ideal time to be on a losing streak for the Mahar Senators, who have now lost two in a row following their 1-0 loss to Smith Academy on Monday night and three...
 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
Mahar's Lauren Henne serves the ball during game two of five against the South Hadley Tigers on Tuesday night in Orange. The Tigers won the set 25-16 and the match 3-2. Photo by Mike Phillips
ahar's Damien Harris maintains possession at midfield during the team's game against Smith Academy on Monday night in Orange. The Senators lost 1-0. Photo by Mike Phillips
ORANGE — Article nine of the warrant for next Thursday’s special town meeting is a request to remove the police department from Civil Service. At the selectboard meeting Wednesday night, police chief Craig Lundgren outlined why he is bringing this request to the town.   Last year, after a year-...
Richard Chase Sr. (inset) is the first user of a new four-wheel rider called a Buzzaround that was donated to Marine Corps League Pequoig Detachment 1168 by life member Marty Tessier. Kneeling, front -- Marjorie "Charlie" Chase. Kneeling, second row, left to right -- Steve Chase, Chase, Ted Chase. Standing -- Bernie Heaney, Earle King, Gigs Williams, Tom Williams, Rod "Whip" Whipple, Barney Cummings Jr., Anthony Brighenti, Commandant Dick Hancock, Grover Ballou.Submitted photo
ATHOL — Marine Corps League Pequoig Detachment 1168 recently accepted the donation of new Golden Technologies Buzzaround four-wheel travel scooter from life member Marty Tessier. The rider can be operated in “rabbit” mode and at full throttle, with the maximum speed being about five miles per...
Ralph C. Mahar Regional School and Orange Elementary School have been awarded $66,246 in funding through the Skills Capital Grants program. Accepting for Mahar were, front row, left to right -- Adam Suzor of local business Suzor IT, which will help create a student-led information technology help desk; Mahar Co-Principal Eric Dion (holding check); and Chad Softic (partially obscured) of the Orange Police Department, which will assist with simulated searches using drones purchased via the grant. Behind Mahar
WESTFORD — The Baker-Polito Administration recently awarded $9.5 million in Skills Capital Grants to 32 high schools, community colleges and educational institutions that will use the funds to purchase equipment, modernize operations, and boost enrollment capacity in career training programs...
ROYALSTON — The Massachusetts Department of Public Transportation will hold a public hearing on the North Fitzwilliam Road bridge replacement project at the town hall on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 6 p.m. The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully...
 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 Senators’ 3-0 win over the Mohawk Trail Warriors on...

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