Monty Tech SkillsUSA students are shown participating in the annual State Leadership and Skills Conference held recently in Marlboro.School photo
FITCHBURG — Monty Tech students won a total of 20 medals — eight gold, seven silver and five bronze — at the SkillsUSA-Massachusetts annual State Leadership and Skills Conference held recently in Marlboro. In addition to the medals, junior Grace...
Athol Right Fielder Gage Wood scoops up a bouncing ball to throw for an out in the 1st inning of a game against Smith Academy Thursday. Athol had their winning streak snapped with a 8-1 loss. Photo by Mike Phillips
ATHOL — The Athol High School varsity baseball team had a three-game winning streak snapped in an 8-1 loss to Smith Academy on Thursday. A red-hot Falcons (7-8) team seized control with four unearned runs in the top of the third and ace John...
Mount Wachusett Community College recently recognized 77 students with volunteer service awards. As part of the event, the Above and Beyond Award was presented to the college's Otaku Club, which raised $1,900 that will be used to purchase books for children in the Gardner community. Submitted photo
GARDNER — On Tuesday evening, 77 Mount Wachusett Community College students were recognized for giving back over 104,000 volunteer hours as they were each presented with the President’s Service Learning and Volunteerism Award. “What you have done...
Athol's Justin Blake goes up against the net for a return in a match against Springfield Central Tuesday. The Raiders lost their home finale after taking a 2-1 lead early on.  Photo by Mike Phillips
ATHOL — Despite taking an early 2-1 lead, the Athol boys volleyball team fell to Springfield Central High School in their final home game of the regular season.  Being the final home game of the season, before the game Athol paid tribute to...
In the 100th hit of her softball career, Athol senior Jessica Soucie recorded a double in the bottom of the 5th inning of a game against Mahar Tuesday. Soucie's hit drove two runners home. Photo by Mike Phillips
ORANGE — Athol senior Jess Soucie had a milestone night Tuesday with four hits, including one home run, which numbered 97, 98, 99 and 100 in her softball career. At the close of the game Athol left with an 18-4 win over rival Mahar.  It was a...
Shown in this photo are campers from the Boston area at the Athol Railroad Depot before returning to Boston after a few weeks at the Morgan Memorial Camp in South Athol. Photo courtesy Richard J. Chaisson
1992 “Annie,” the award-winning musical based on the comic strip “Little Orphan Annie,” opened at Athol High School. The Program for Performing Arts, formerly the Cultural Advancement Program, has produced “Annie.” Amy Golding of Wendell plays...
 Monty Tech SkillsUSA students are shown participating in the annual State Leadership and Skills Conference held recently in Marlboro.School photo
Athol Right Fielder Gage Wood scoops up a bouncing ball to throw for an out in the 1st inning of a game against Smith Academy Thursday. Athol had their winning streak snapped with a 8-1 loss. Photo by Mike Phillips
Mount Wachusett Community College recently recognized 77 students with volunteer service awards. As part of the event, the Above and Beyond Award was presented to the college's Otaku Club, which raised $1,900 that will be used to purchase books for children in the Gardner community. Submitted photo
Athol's Justin Blake goes up against the net for a return in a match against Springfield Central Tuesday. The Raiders lost their home finale after taking a 2-1 lead early on.  Photo by Mike Phillips
In the 100th hit of her softball career, Athol senior Jessica Soucie recorded a double in the bottom of the 5th inning of a game against Mahar Tuesday. Soucie's hit drove two runners home. Photo by Mike Phillips
Shown in this photo are campers from the Boston area at the Athol Railroad Depot before returning to Boston after a few weeks at the Morgan Memorial Camp in South Athol. Photo courtesy Richard J. Chaisson
Members of the 2017 Classes of the Pathways Early College Innovation School and the Gateway to College program graduated Friday night with their high school diplomas as well as college credits or degrees.Submitted photo
GARDNER — A group of 62 students celebrated earning their high school diploma along with college credits or degrees through Mount Wachusett Community College’s dual enrollment programs Friday night. This year’s graduates of the Pathways Early College Innovation School and the Gateway to College...
ORANGE — The Orange American Legion Post 172 will hold Memorial Day graveside services at cemeteries throughout town on Sunday, May 28, and Monday, May 29.  As part of Monday services, parades will begin at the old Tully Fire Station and the downtown post office, concluding at the cemetery on...
PETERSHAM — The Memorial Day parade will begin to line up on West Street at the flag pole on 9:30 a.m., Monday, May 27, and is being planned by the Petersham Post No. 415 American Legion. The parade lineup will begin with the Marshal followed by the color guard, Petersham Brass Band, firing...
Editor, Daily News In the ADN [Friday] afternoon Pleasant Street School reuse seems to be hurtling toward unclear goals. The committee in place to foster this is being overlooked for reasons unclear. The Silver Lake School was handled similarly with poor results. Very poor results. Now, I...
ATHOL — The selectboard on Tuesday approved a request submitted by Mobilitie LLC to place a steel utility pole on the town-owned grassy area next to the entrance to the upper municipal parking deck on South Street. When the public hearing was opened at the May 2 meeting, Mobilitie representative...

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