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Letter: Sorry they’re gone

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Recently, we lost one of our priceless blessings and an absolute gem in our area, Bruce’s Browser. Diane Lincoln and her team created an oasis to refresh our souls and our community. Whether enjoying a milkshake made by Mary, reading the fabulous bumper sticker collection, buying local artists’ and writers’ offerings, picking up cards or enjoying an evening in the back corner for an amazing offering of topics and people … 0

Neighbors: Grandparents: Share your stories

Monday, May 25, 2015

Hello, neighbor Many times in my travels throughout the county, I am stopped by other grandparents who have read about my grandsons Justin, Owen and Travis. They thank me for sharing my stories every now and then, and then they share some of their own with me. Over and over, I hear about how much they are enjoying themselves and I have to … 0

Orange trims budget ahead of town meeting

Friday, May 22, 2015

ORANGE — About $223,000 needs to be trimmed from the town’s proposed budget if the selectmen are to present a balanced spending plan at town meeting on June 15. Right now, there are two plans for the budget year that begins July 1, one from the selectmen and their administrator, Diana Schindler, and … 0

Quabbin food co-op to hold grand opening May 16

Friday, May 8, 2015

ORANGE —The Quabbin Harvest Market at 12 N. Main St., a nonprofit food co-op, will be holding a grand opening in its parking lot on May 16 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The market began in 2009 … 0

No cause yet for Orange house fire

Friday, May 8, 2015

ORANGE — Days after a fire leveled a Kelton Street home, it’s still too soon for investigators to tell how the blaze started. By the time firefighters arrived at 55 Kelton St. around 4 p.m., the building was too far gone to fight it from inside, said Fire … 0

Neighbors: Neighbors will return May 19

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Hello neighbor. Neighbors will not be back until May 19. I am headed this morning with my friend Diane Poirier on a cruise to Bermuda. I hope you all have a wonderful week. I can’t imagine we’ll have anything but a great time. See you when I return. … 0

Firefighters battle blaze on Kelton St. in Orange

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

ORANGE — The home at 55 Kelton Street broke out in flames a little after 4 p.m. Wednesday. Orange Fire Chief Dennis Annear said multiple calls came in from neighbors. When his team arrived at the scene, they … 0

Delayed tax bills equal double payments due for Orange residents again

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

ORANGE — Orange residents have not received tax bills yet this year. When they do receive a bill, it will be for two payments due instead of one. That’s because, according to town Treasurer Gabrielle Voelker, the tax rate hasn’t been set yet. Voelker says the town had … 0

2 Orange educators get Pioneer Valley excellence awards

Monday, May 4, 2015

Nicole LaFleur, a school counselor at Fisher Hill School, and Margaret Lawless, a teacher of middle school mathematics at Mahar Regional School, have been awarded Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Awards. The awards are given out by the … 0

Neighbors: Another chance to help a neighbor in need

Monday, May 4, 2015

Hello, neighbor. First, I would like to send out a “very happy birthday” to grandson Justin’s beautiful mommy Suzanne. There’s going be a benefit golf tournament with shotgun start for longtime local disc jockey Ryan Interlande, who needs a heart transplant, at Thomas Memorial Golf and Country Club … 0

Whole lot of shake-up going on

Friday, May 1, 2015

ORANGE — Walter Herk joining the Board of Selectman this March is bringing some change and new ideas to Town Hall. Roles have been rotated, with David Ames becoming chairman, Kathy Reinig becoming vice chairwoman and Herk filling … 0

Neighbors: Time to help another young neighbor in need

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Hello neighbor. Another young neighbor and her family need our help. Five-year-old Langston Mackenzie Secore needs a non invasive treatment for her scoliosis, which she was diagnosed with at Shriners Hospital for Children in Springfield. The treatment is meant to prevent or delay more invasive surgery. She’s supposed … 0

Yankee Magazine names three local businesses ‘best’ of New England

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Blueberry doughnuts, Polish food and tubing down the Deerfield River have all been recognized this year by Yankee Magazine as being the “best” in New England. The magazine’s editors said “the moist, slightly crumbly blueberry doughnut represents the … 0