Police assist with the evacuation of residents from Morton Meadows Saturday morning. Photo by Mike Phillips
ATHOL – Jack Stafford awoke at 4 a.m. Saturday to a splintering bang that sounded like a car accident. He leapt from bed and raced out the front door of his riverside apartment at 28 Morton Meadows, but found nothing. Mere feet from Stafford’s back...
Members of the Orange Community Band recently met to elect officers and discuss concerns for the season ahead.  Adam Whitten, center, in hat, was elected President to replace Dana Tandy who resigned after fifteen years of service.
ORANGE – Adam Whitten has been elected president of the Orange Community Band, replacing Dana Tandy, who resigned at the end of the summer season. The band held a pizza party, general band meeting and election this week. For years, Tandy ran...
Submitted aerial photo of the ice jam on Millers River in Athol.
ATHOL — Eleven people were back home in Morton Meadows housing complex on Monday, two days after being evacuated when a mass of ice broke free along the Millers River and causing flooding concerns when it swept away three steel brackets securing a...
Mahar's Caroline Gilmore takes down her opponent in the first ever MIAA sanctioned girls' wrestling tournament hosted by Mahar Regional High School in Orange. Gilmore took first place in the mid-to-heavy-weight class and Mahar took second overall in total points. Photo by Mike Phillips
ORANGE—Twenty-one girls took to the mats on Monday morning in the first-ever Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) sanctioned girls’ wrestling tournament, hosted by Mahar Regional High School. The event went five rounds, round...
Firefighters from Athol and Royalston filled sandbags at Morton Meadows and placed them in front of every door of the apartments along the river, over plastic, to try to ward off water from entering apartments if the river comes up more. Rhonda Smith for the Athol Daily News
ATHOL — Eleven people can expect to return home to Morton Meadows today, two days after being evacuated following a mass of ice breaking free along the Millers River and causing flooding concerns when it swept away three steel brackets securing a 10...
Both Wendell Free Library buildings are highly energy efficient since they’re fairly new constructions, but they were still subject to improvements through the Green Communities program like getting new heat pumps and more efficient lights. Solar panels can be seen on the left library.Recorder Staff/Paul Franz
WENDELL – The Wendell Energy Committee wants its town to become a net-zero community that meets all its energy needs through renewable energy, and it has a plan to get there. Committee Co-Chairwoman Nan Riebschlaeger said the board is focusing on...
Police assist with the evacuation of residents from Morton Meadows Saturday morning. Photo by Mike Phillips
Members of the Orange Community Band recently met to elect officers and discuss concerns for the season ahead.  Adam Whitten, center, in hat, was elected President to replace Dana Tandy who resigned after fifteen years of service.
Submitted aerial photo of the ice jam on Millers River in Athol.
Mahar's Caroline Gilmore takes down her opponent in the first ever MIAA sanctioned girls' wrestling tournament hosted by Mahar Regional High School in Orange. Gilmore took first place in the mid-to-heavy-weight class and Mahar took second overall in total points. Photo by Mike Phillips
Firefighters from Athol and Royalston filled sandbags at Morton Meadows and placed them in front of every door of the apartments along the river, over plastic, to try to ward off water from entering apartments if the river comes up more. Rhonda Smith for the Athol Daily News
Both Wendell Free Library buildings are highly energy efficient since they’re fairly new constructions, but they were still subject to improvements through the Green Communities program like getting new heat pumps and more efficient lights. Solar panels can be seen on the left library.Recorder Staff/Paul Franz
Police assist with the evacuation of residents from Morton Meadows Saturday morning. Photo by Mike Phillips
ATHOL – Jack Stafford awoke at 4 a.m. Saturday to a splintering bang that sounded like a car accident. He leapt from bed and raced out the front door of his riverside apartment at 28 Morton Meadows, but found nothing. Mere feet from Stafford’s back door, however, massive chunks of ice roiled in a...
The Chuck Stone Little League ball field rests underwater as a result of the Millers River, visible in the rear, rising to flood stage levels. Photo courtesy Gail Allen-Despres
ATHOL — The Chuck Stone Little League has raised their online fundraiser from $3,000 to $7,500 after an inspection of the field following this past weekend’s flooding, has revealed the extent of the damage. Situated next to the Millers River as it flows alongside Pequoig Avenue, the Chuck Stone...
Submitted aerial photo of the ice jam on Millers River in Athol.
ATHOL — Eleven people were back home in Morton Meadows housing complex on Monday, two days after being evacuated when a mass of ice broke free along the Millers River and causing flooding concerns when it swept away three steel brackets securing a 10-inch water main underneath the Exchange Street...
PHILLIPSTON — Det. R. Patrick Gibbs of the Baltimore County Police Department in Maryland was awarded the Medal of Honor — the department’s highest award — for assisting two other officers during an armed robbery. Gibbs, an Athol native, is the son of Leroy Gibbs of Phillipston and Julie Gibbs....
Firefighters from Athol and Royalston filled sandbags at Morton Meadows and placed them in front of every door of the apartments along the river, over plastic, to try to ward off water from entering apartments if the river comes up more. Rhonda Smith for the Athol Daily News
ATHOL — Eleven people can expect to return home to Morton Meadows today, two days after being evacuated following a mass of ice breaking free along the Millers River and causing flooding concerns when it swept away three steel brackets securing a 10-inch water main underneath the Exchange Street...

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