Masonry juniors pose in front of Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School's new Veterinary Science Training Center being built on school grounds in Fitchburg. Left to right -- Kyle Cote of Ashburnham, Juan Donahoo of Fitchburg, Eli Aviles of Fitchburg, Wyatt Newcomb of Gardner and Trevor Kelly of Holden.School photo
FITCHBURG — From all accounts, construction of Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School’s new Veterinary Science Training Center is progressing smoothly and on schedule, due mainly to cooperative weather and highly skilled work crews. ...
KEENE, N.H. — A three-month investigation conducted by the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Drug Task Force and the Keene, N.H., Police Department culminated with two drug arrests on Thursday. Natalie Cespedes, 32, and Alyssa P. Seidenberg, 27,...
Dr. Julian Janowitz used wood, glass and stone for many of his unique sculptures for display both indoors and outdoors. 
Julian Janowitz, MD, of Shutesbury, is collaborating with conservation organizations to preserve approximately 150 acres of forest and the 13-acre Ames Pond for public use. The retired psychiatrist, who is 87, has suggested the site be named “...
Cristina Garcia, left, the chef of the Farm School in Athol, will offer a menu-planning workshop at the Athol Public Library on Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Garcia is pictured at a recent lacto-fermentation workshop at the library. Submitted photo
ATHOL — Join the Athol Public Library for a time- and money-saving menu-planning workshop with Cristina Garcia of the Farm School on Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., in the Large Program Room. The workshop, titled “Menu Planning and the...
Pictured are members of the classes of 1966 and 1967 at a Mahar Regional School dance.  Photo courtesy of Maureen Riendeau
1991 Mahar capitalized on Athol turnovers and a major penalty for two fourth quarter touchdowns to pull out a 21-14 victory in a nail-biting Thanksgiving Day football battle before a banner crowd. The win locked up the first undefeated, untied...
Ralph Wessell of Royalston, on his #81 Indian, won two first place trophies in October at the Barber Motorsports course in Birmingham, Alabama in the Class "C" handshift competitions.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The 2016 American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association road racing season came to a close this year at the Barber Motorsports Course in Birmingham. This finished 20 rounds of road racing vintage motorcycles on different road...
 Masonry juniors pose in front of Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School's new Veterinary Science Training Center being built on school grounds in Fitchburg. Left to right -- Kyle Cote of Ashburnham, Juan Donahoo of Fitchburg, Eli Aviles of Fitchburg, Wyatt Newcomb of Gardner and Trevor Kelly of Holden.School photo
Dr. Julian Janowitz used wood, glass and stone for many of his unique sculptures for display both indoors and outdoors. 
Cristina Garcia, left, the chef of the Farm School in Athol, will offer a menu-planning workshop at the Athol Public Library on Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Garcia is pictured at a recent lacto-fermentation workshop at the library. Submitted photo
Pictured are members of the classes of 1966 and 1967 at a Mahar Regional School dance.  Photo courtesy of Maureen Riendeau
Ralph Wessell of Royalston, on his #81 Indian, won two first place trophies in October at the Barber Motorsports course in Birmingham, Alabama in the Class "C" handshift competitions.
PETERSHAM — The selectboard, during their meeting on Tuesday, reviewed the financial articles on the warrant for the special town meeting with the advisory finance committee, moderator Burt Wendell, and Chip Bull of the broadband committee. The AFC stated on some articles whether they had decided...
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts college that drew nationwide criticism when it stopped flying the U.S. flag on campus following the presidential election says Old Glory is back up. Hampshire College in Amherst returned the flag to full staff on Friday. The flag was lowered to half-...
 As part of a recent training, integrated prekindergarten students at Athol Community Elementary School wore glasses simulating their classmate Cheyenne Stockwood's field of vision, while maneuvering through a set of cones with the push toy she uses as a mobility device. Cheyenne is legally blind due to a benign, yet inoperable brain tumor called an optic pathway glioma. Her classmate Zachariah is shown navigating the course with the help of Cheyenne's orientation and mobility therapist, Pam Oddis.Photo by
ATHOL — With an infectious smile, a keen interest in learning, and a fondness for puppets, 4-year-old Cheyenne Stockwood has much in common with her fellow classmates at Athol Community Elementary School.  Cheyenne is only atypical in that a benign, yet inoperable brain tumor called an optic...
ATHOL — Hot cocoa, holiday wishes and Christmas cards popping up in the mail are ushering in the most festive of seasons. With 22 days left until Santa makes his midnight ride, people are getting into the giving spirit and donating to the Athol Daily News Santa Fund, which serves less fortunate...
ORANGE — Having learned that his family pets were to be removed following a nuisance dog hearing held last month from the newspaper, and not through an official mailing, an emotional Oxbow Road resident went before the selectboard Wednesday night to request a stay on their decision.  Ryan O’...

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