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Orange transfer station closed for Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

ORANGE — The Town of Orange Recycling Center/Transfer Station will be closed today in observance of Thanksgiving. It will be open on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. … 0

Neighbors: Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving

Monday, November 23, 2015

Hello neighbor. As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, I’m hearing from friends and relatives who are stressed because so many of their guests have limited diets at this point — we all know someone who eats gluten-free, is a vegan or vegetarian, is lactose intolerant, or has some other dietary restriction. That’s OK! I think the best way to approach the holiday, which, by the … 0

Job fair planned for Rodney Hunt workers

Monday, November 23, 2015

ORANGE — Rodney Hunt Co.’s 200 soon-to-be-unemployed workers are being invited to a job fair hosted by the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development’s rapid response team on Dec. 2 to help them find new employment opportunities. The rapid response team was deployed to the 175-year-old water control equipment manufacturer following an announcement earlier this month that it would close by … 0

Letter: Stick with the facts

Monday, November 23, 2015

I consider myself generally opposed to the Tennessee Gas Pipeline, not being convinced it is needed, and concerned about its crossing of conservation lands and fragmenting wildlife habitat. However, the cause of pipeline opponents is not served well by hyperbole and misinformation. Jeffrey Scott’s letter of Nov. 4 … 0

Take ‘the express’ or stay for ‘the regular’: Orange pastor gets innovative with unique, two-part worship service

Friday, November 20, 2015

ORANGE — In December, a new approach will describe Sunday service at the Community Church of North Orange and Tully (CCNOT). Coined the “Welcome and Welcome Back Service,” it will include two segments, the Express and Regular Stops. … 0

Orange paper co. growing

Friday, November 20, 2015

ORANGE — “We are very fortunate they are laying roots in Orange.” That’s what Community Development Director Kevin Kennedy says about the news of Seaman Paper Co. building a 135,000-square-foot warehouse in the industrial park located by the Orange Municipal Airport. This past October, Seaman Paper Co. acquired … 0

Neighbors: Local youngster learn about and teach composting

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Hello neighbor. Fourth-grade students at The Discovery School at Four Corners recently learned about taking notes, paragraphing, composing informational text, and formulating an opinion through a study of composting, according to their teacher Marguerite Rancourt. All students read … 0

Lawmakers grapple with details of solar law

Monday, November 16, 2015

Among the top priorities for legislators before leaving for their end-of-year break Wednesday is fixing the state’s program that allows solar-electricity-producing businesses and municipalities to sell power back to the grid at retail rates. The current caps on … 2

Local filmmaker hits the road to speak for community co-ops

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Filmmaker Steve Alves is on a roll again, raising money once more for his documentary, “Food for Change.” But this time, the campaign for the 2013 film that began as a short promo for Green Fields Market has … 0

FRCOG seeks town approvals for regional emergency shelters

Sunday, November 15, 2015

When the next tornado, flood or power-killing snowstorm paralyzes Franklin County towns, will there be accessible shelters out of harm’s way for evacuees? In the two years after the Franklin County Regional Shelter Plan was introduced, Patricia Smith, senior land use planner for the Franklin County Regional Council … 0

Neighbors: More local calendars released

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Hello neighbor. The Franklin County Regional Dog Shelter and Adoption Center has just released its new 2016 calendar, which is filled with four-legged beauties. The calendar also includes more than 30 photos and bios of dogs that have been adopted. You can count off the days of 2016 … 0

Jumptown fire accidental

Thursday, November 12, 2015

ORANGE — Although what precisely caused a fire that destroyed two trailers and a vehicle at the Jumptown skydiving facility remains unknown, the Orange Fire Department has ruled that the fire was accidental. “No cause has yet been determined,” said Orange Fire Chief Jim Young. The fire started … 0

More offers for Rodney Hunt workers

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

ORANGE — In the wake of Rodney Hunt Co.’s announcement last week that it will shutter its Orange factory by the end of the year, local and national companies who manufacture similar products have been reaching out with job opportunities to the company’s 200 soon-to-be-unemployed workers. Those offers … 0