Twenty-two horse riders made their way from Crimson Acres in Orange to NEECA in Athol on Thursday afternoon. The ride spanned across 10 miles, Daniel Shays Highway and Route 2. Pictured are the riders making their way into the entrance to NEECA. Photo by Adam Lewis
ATHOL — Twenty-two horses and riders made their way across a 10 mile pursuit from Crimson Acres Equestrian Center in Orange to New England Equestrian Center of Athol (NEECA) on Thursday afternoon. The ride stretched from Daniel Shays Highway,...
Above is a hickory tussock moth caterpillar. Area residents might have noticed a number of the critters on their properties in recent weeks, as the caterpillars are currently feeding on a variety of vegetation before entering into the pupa stage for the winter. The one shown was one of many on property owned by Mark and Julie Litchfield on Fredette Street in Athol. Residents are advised to refrain from touching the caterpillars, as they excrete a toxin which can, in part, cause a severe skin rash. Photo by
ATHOL — Mark Litchfield, of town, is advising fellow residents to be aware of a potential safety and health hazard — the hickory tussock moth caterpillar. At first sight, the white-furred critter with black spots inching its way along might seem...
The Starrett building on Main Street in Athol looked a little different in 1953. At the time, Hames Photo Shop, Sears Roebuck, Little Fols Clothing Store and Hamilton Shoe Store were located in the bottom floor of the building. Also in the building were the offices of Dr. Muzzy, a dentist, and Howard A. Bemis, an optometrist.  Currently, Athol Credit Union makes up most of the first floor.  Courtesy of Richard Chaisson
1992 This week the Singing Men of Athol turn troubadour and take their melodies across Vermont and New Hampshire as they join in the 39th Yankee Male Chorus road trip. Youngsters participating in the Athol Recreational Program summer playground...
n this 1960s photo, the children of Leo Chaisson play on the large vise that stood outside of the Athol Machine and Foundry Company for nearly 40 years after it was built for a parade in 1919. Left to right -- Carol, Linda, David and Janet.  Photo courtesy of Richard J. Chaisson
ATHOL — For many years an 8-foot tall vise stood as the symbol of the Athol Machine and Foundry Company, formerly located on South Street.   The vice was built from wood and tin in 1919 by company employees to serve as a float in the town’s...
Josh King, of Vernon, Vt., sits in his winning car after finishing first in the rain-shortened Granite State Pro Stock Series. Courtesy Photo
WINCHESTER, N.H. — Monadnock Speedway was back in action Saturday night with the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series and the Granite State Pro Stock Series for their annual JBH 100. Racing started early due to rain but unfortunately it still...
Members of the local "Footsteps for Fred" team, above, will take part in the 21st annual Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease) benefit cliff walk to be held in Buzzards Bay on Sept. 10. Team members taking part in a past walk were front, left to right -- Edna Richards, Allison Belliveau, and Ericca Richards holding canine walker Sasha. Rear -- Kathy Bryce, Rebecca Richards, Joe Campbell, Jessica Richards, and Louis Hernandez.
ATHOL — On Sept. 10, members of the local team “Footsteps for Fred” will step off for their 13th year participating, along with thousands of other walkers, in the annual Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) benefit cliff walk to be...
Twenty-two horse riders made their way from Crimson Acres in Orange to NEECA in Athol on Thursday afternoon. The ride spanned across 10 miles, Daniel Shays Highway and Route 2. Pictured are the riders making their way into the entrance to NEECA. Photo by Adam Lewis
Above is a hickory tussock moth caterpillar. Area residents might have noticed a number of the critters on their properties in recent weeks, as the caterpillars are currently feeding on a variety of vegetation before entering into the pupa stage for the winter. The one shown was one of many on property owned by Mark and Julie Litchfield on Fredette Street in Athol. Residents are advised to refrain from touching the caterpillars, as they excrete a toxin which can, in part, cause a severe skin rash. Photo by
The Starrett building on Main Street in Athol looked a little different in 1953. At the time, Hames Photo Shop, Sears Roebuck, Little Fols Clothing Store and Hamilton Shoe Store were located in the bottom floor of the building. Also in the building were the offices of Dr. Muzzy, a dentist, and Howard A. Bemis, an optometrist.  Currently, Athol Credit Union makes up most of the first floor.  Courtesy of Richard Chaisson
n this 1960s photo, the children of Leo Chaisson play on the large vise that stood outside of the Athol Machine and Foundry Company for nearly 40 years after it was built for a parade in 1919. Left to right -- Carol, Linda, David and Janet.  Photo courtesy of Richard J. Chaisson
Josh King, of Vernon, Vt., sits in his winning car after finishing first in the rain-shortened Granite State Pro Stock Series. Courtesy Photo
Members of the local "Footsteps for Fred" team, above, will take part in the 21st annual Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease) benefit cliff walk to be held in Buzzards Bay on Sept. 10. Team members taking part in a past walk were front, left to right -- Edna Richards, Allison Belliveau, and Ericca Richards holding canine walker Sasha. Rear -- Kathy Bryce, Rebecca Richards, Joe Campbell, Jessica Richards, and Louis Hernandez.
ORANGE — An estimated $5 to $5.5 million in state funding will support major property improvements to two affordable housing complexes on East River Street, King James Court for seniors and Pine Crest Apartments for families. Gov. Charlie Baker on Tuesday announced the awarding of $72 million in...
ERVING — At their meeting Monday night the selectmen were informed they need approval from both Verizon and National Grid to place flags on utility poles in Erving center and in Farley. Verizon required a one-time approval. National Grid stated Erving would have to change how the flags are...
ATHOL — Police are continuing to investigate an incident that occurred Tuesday night in which it was reported two persons were the victim of a pepper spray attack. At 10:37 p.m., a 911 caller reported two people had been jumped by a group of teenagers on Tunnel Street. The teenagers then fled...
BOSTON — The Beacon Hill Roll Call records votes and discussions taken in the House and Senate each week. Coming up on Beacon Hill EXPANSION OF TRANSPARENCY — Massachusetts Comptroller Thomas Shack announced an expansion of CTHRU, the cloud-based transparency and open records platform that...
ATHOL — The Athol-Royalston Regional School Committee voted Wednesday to appropriate $135,000 from the school choice revolving account to fund a feasibility study examining the potential replacement of the windows, doors, boilers and roof at Athol High School. Having been accepted into the...

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