Double Rainbow--Thursday, September 29, 2011

A double rainbow appears briefly over Fitchburg after a strong thunderstorm, seen from Main Street.

Fitchburg State Beats Becker College 4 to 3--Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Fitchburg State's Wansi Franck has the ball stolen by Becker's Jinaldo DeBrito who leaps to get his foot on the ball.

Fitchburg State's Chris Kleindl and Becker's Jinaldo DeBrito collide while trying to win a free ball.

18th Annual Johnny Appleseed Festival--Saturday, September 24, 2011

Locals fill the downtown streets.
Matthew Roussos, 5, of Leominster takes a bite of his cotton-candy while holding a toy bow.
A sign posted at a local breast cancer awareness group's tent.
A snow-cone melts on the ground.
Iliana Cabrera, 3, of Leominster climbs through an inflatable obstacle course.
A girl waits for someone to come down an inflatable slide.

Lunenburg vs. Clinton Rainy Football--Friday, September 23, 2011

Clinton's Michael Bradley carries the ball out of the back field.

Lunenburg's Cody Jacobs kick's off the ball.

Lunenburg's Joe Clements winces in pain on the sideline after a play.
A man watches the game under the pouring rain with shelter from his umbrella.

Lunenburg vs. Oakmont--Thursday, September 22, 2011

Oakmont's David Quaye heads the ball during Thursday night's game against Lunenburg.

Wednesday Mass--September 21, 2011

Parishioners pray during mass led by Father Robert Bruso at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Fitchburg.

Night at A Soccer Game--Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A boy plays with a ball on the backside of the bleachers during a night soccer game between Leominster High School and North Middlesex Regional High School in Townsend.

Birch Street Passway 2-Alarm Fire--Saturday, September 17, 2011

EMT Paul Dubenetsky picks up a dog that is given oxygen after it suffered from smoke inhalation from a two-alarm fire at 8 Birch Street Passway in Fitchburg as EMT Danny Harris holds the oxygen tank and the dog's owners stand by at left, Saturday. The dog was transported to a veterinary hospital. 
A Fitchburg firefighter uses a hook tool to clear debris by a window at the 2-family apartment building on Birch Street Passway.

Pulled by Bike--Saturday, September 17, 2011

Carlos Lopez, 12, of Fitchburg pulls his friend Alberto Ortiz, 11, of Fitchburg back home on a bike along Willow Street in Fitchburg, Saturday, after visiting the LUK Fall Fest party at Riverfront Park where they had their faces painted.

Lunenburg vs. Leominster Girls Soccer--Saturday, September 17, 2011

Leominster goalie Stephanie Nartey watches the ball roll into her net, scored by Lunenburg's Brooke Hansel during Saturday's game at Doyle Field.

Kids' Day--Saturday, September, 17, 2011

Romina Viera, 4, of Leominster plays in bubbles shot by a bubble blower.

Angela Progin, 5, of Leominster sits on her mother Jessica Graham's shoulders in a crowd of people on Main Street.

A Little Cry--Saturday, September 17, 2011

An unhappy camper at the 3rd Annual Scouting Expo at Carter Park in Leominster.

Algonquin vs. Leominster--Thursday, September 15, 2011

Leominster goalie Stephanie Nartey reaches in an attempt to stop the header from Algonquin's Erica Blanchard (left) that went wide of the goal off a corner kick during Thursday's game at Doyle Field. Algonquin won 9-0.

Fitchburg State vs. Nichols College--Thursday, September 15, 2011

Fitchburg's Kaylee Bergeron collides with Nichols' goalie Molly Melanson who makes the save during the game at Elliot Field. Nichols won 3-2.

Stratton Playhouse--Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Janet Cragin of Fitchburg, who has been with the Stratton Playhouse since 1962, stands distraught from the damage in the burned-out playhouse on Wallace Avenue in Fitchburg that caught fire on July 10, 2011, which cannot be saved.

Fitchburg vs. Leominster Cross Country--Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Leominster's Sadie Marciano, 16, a junior, runs for a second-place finish.
Fitchburg and Leominster boys run through Coggshall Park as ducks and Canadian geese float in Mirror Lake.

Flags For September 11th Victims--Saturday, September 10, 2011

U.S. flags fill the yard of George and Karen Fregeau's home on Merriam Avenue in Leominster to remember the lives lost in the September 11th attacks.

Monty Tech Junior ROTC Executive Officer senior Magela Correa, 17, of Fitchburg places a U.S. flag amongst others that fill the yard of George and Karen Fregeau's home.

Fitchburg State vs. UMass Dartmouth Soccer--Saturday, September 10, 2011

UMass Dartmouth's goalie Tim Walsh makes a save on a shot attempt by Fitchburg State's Carmen Bordonaro who collides with him as UMass Dartmouth's Jonathan Acosta jumps out of the way. UMass Darmouth took the win 2-1.

World Trade Center Beam Arrives in Fitchburg--Thursday, September 8, 2011

Fitchburg firefighters, including from left, Ned Perillo, Andy Roy, Chief Kevin Roy and Deputy Chief John Curran lower a beam from the World Trade Center onto the floor of the Fitchburg Fire Department after it arrived from New York. The beam will be incorporated into a future September 11th memorial in the city. Below are detailed shots of the beam. 

Fitchburg Gateway Park--Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Jacob Jeffreys, 12, of Pepperell, who is studying conservation in his home school, walks along the North Nashua River in the new Gateway Park in Fitchburg during the park's ribbon-cutting ceremony. The park was funded through a new state-park program called the Gateway City Parks program and was made possible by the collaborative effort and support by various public and private groups including the Trustees of Reservations, the city of Fitchburg, the Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs, the North County Land Trust, Inc., and the Nashua River Watershed Association.

Lunenburg vs. Clinton Soccer--Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Lunenburg's Matthew Pratt (#4) scores during their 6-0 win over Clinton.

Lunenburg Football Practice--Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Lunenburg High School football players end their practice by running sprints.

Irish Step Dancing--Saturday, September 3, 2011

The 1st Annual Flying Irish Feis, hosted by the Flying Irish of Ashby, was held at the Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Fitchburg where competitors from 6 states came to compete.

Shea Dolan, 16, of Milford, CT from the Mulkerin School of Irish Dance competes in the prizewinner solo competitor class.

Moyu Konishi, 14, of Glenrock, NJ from the Ridgewood Irish Dance company competes in the prizewinner solo competitor class.

Jennifer Roberts, 12, of Deep River, CT, an advanced beginner dancer, has her hair done by her mother Judy before competing.

Fitchburg State vs. Becker College--Friday, September 3, 2011

Fitchburg State's Brian Wallace is congratulated by teammates after making his first collegiate touchdown.

Fitchburg State defensive lineman Johnathon Salvatore on the sideline

Fill the Boot--Thursday, September 1, 2011

Wearing a boot shaped headpiece, Fitchburg firefighter Yona Vaughan stands out on John Fitch Highway in Fitchburg to collect money in a boot from drivers to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Leominster High School Varsity Football Practice--Thursday, September 1, 2011

New Head Coach Dave Palazzi talks to his players before practice.

Quarterback Garrett DelleChiaie, 16, a junior, throws a pass during a drill.

Players take a quick water break to stay hydrated.