TOP SCORER -- Pictured is Mahar's Hannah Paul during a game against the Greenfield Green Wave. Paul earned the top point-getter in week five, earning the honor two weeks in a row. Paul scored 50 points throughout week five. Photo by Mike Phillips
ATHOL — Mahar girls’ basketball Hannah Paul came out on top of week five’s top point-getters, earning the top position for the second week in a row. After scoring 29 points in week four, Paul scored 50 points in week five, 12 points more than...
JUMPER -- Athol's Colby Mason goes up for a jumper during Tuesday night's game against the Greenfield Green Wave in Athol. Greenfield won 64-55, while Mason had his best game of the year, turning in 12 points and five rebounds. Photo by Mike Phillips
ATHOL — The Athol boys’ basketball game came to a horrific ending with just 53 seconds left in the game between the Red Raiders and Greenfield Green Wave with Athol losing starter and ball-handler Bryce King to an apparent head injury. As the Red...
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...
TOP SCORER -- Pictured is Mahar's Hannah Paul during a game against the Greenfield Green Wave. Paul earned the top point-getter in week five, earning the honor two weeks in a row. Paul scored 50 points throughout week five. Photo by Mike Phillips
JUMPER -- Athol's Colby Mason goes up for a jumper during Tuesday night's game against the Greenfield Green Wave in Athol. Greenfield won 64-55, while Mason had his best game of the year, turning in 12 points and five rebounds. Photo by Mike Phillips
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
ORANGE – Those attending Tuesday’s public hearing held by the Planning Board were overwhelmingly in support of hosting marijuana facilities in town, though the hearing aimed at soliciting questions focused more on public opinion. Nearly 20 people were at Ralph C. Mahar Regional School for the...
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...
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai.AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File
NEW YORK (AP) — The expected wave of litigation against the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of net-neutrality rules has begun. A group of attorneys general for 21 states and the District of Columbia sued Tuesday to block the rules. So did Mozilla, the maker of the Firefox browser,...
ORANGE — Mission Covenant Church some years ago went through a vitality period in which churchgoers contemplated whether the church should close its doors. One team of parishioners conducted an external assessment and reached out to community leaders to determine how the church could help. “...
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...

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