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JD is on left in pic. Jared "JD" Jurentkuff stands with graphic designer David Zorn holding their Emmys.

Neighbors: Grandparents proud of grandson’s award

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Hello, neighbor. Our neighbors Shirley and Don Ward of Buckland were happy to announce this week that their grandson Jared “JD” Jurentkuff won an Emmy Award for an Apple commercial he worked on last year titled “Misunderstood.” JD is one of the creative arts directors at Apple in California. The commercial is about a teen who seems to be on … 0

GOP candidates Whipps Lee, Anderson face off in race’s only debate

Thursday, August 21, 2014

PETERSHAM — The two Republican hopefuls in the region’s only primary contest sat far apart at a long table on the Petersham Town Hall meeting room stage this week, but Susannah Whipps Lee of Athol and Karen Anderson of Orange appeared to be not that far apart on positions relating to the economy, guns, immigration and other issues. Lee, an Athol selectman who … 0

Pipeline meeting in Orange outlines action towns can take

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

ORANGE — Local people have potentially more of a say in determining the fate of a proposed gas pipeline through Franklin County than they may realize, a local conservationist is telling pipeline foes. Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust Executive Director Leigh Youngblood addressed about 40 people Tuesday, wearing an “Article 97” T-shirt to remind them of a state constitutional provision protecting conservation lands … 0

Letter: It’s time to pay attention

Friday, August 8, 2014

I have never been a person to get involved in politics. I assumed it was safe to leave it in the hands of those who “knew more” or were more “professional.” After I put myself through college and I became a mother, I started to pay more attention … 0

Quabbin Harvest co-op grand opening set for Aug. 27

Thursday, August 7, 2014

ORANGE — North Quabbin Community Co-op will soon be opening its doors as Quabbin Harvest at 12 North Main St. The grand opening is slated for Aug. 27 and store manager Julie Robinson says many volunteers are working … 0

Neighbors: Give blood

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Hello neighbor. I recently read about how a propane company in Dedham and the American Red Cross partnered to collect more than 750 blood donations throughout the state this summer. I didn’t realize that one blood donation could potentially help save the lives of up to three people. … 0

Letter: Anderson for rep

Thursday, August 7, 2014

My wife, Karen Anderson, candidate for State Representative, and I are celebrating our anniversary this year ... our 25th. The time has flown to where we find ourselves today. I remember how beautiful Karen looked in her borrowed wedding dress as she walked down the aisle. We spent … 0

Andrews a lone vote against tougher heroin sentences

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

ORANGE — North Quabbin legislator Denise Andrews has come under fire for being the only member of the House of Representatives to vote against toughening penalties for heroin trafficking. The Republican candidate for the Second Franklin District House seat now held by Andrews has criticized the incumbent for … 3

First ‘Samplepalooza’ to test Connecticut River health stem to stern

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

GREENFIELD — Just how pollutant-free is the Connecticut River, from the top of Vermont to the Long Island Sound? A group of agencies will be pooling their efforts today to collect data on nitrogen and phosphorous content, along with other algae-growing nutrients, during a one-day water-testing event they’re … 0

Neighbors: Young neighbor’s selfless act

Monday, August 4, 2014

Hello neighbor. I want to tell you about one of our younger neighbors today and the good deeds she is doing for our larger community. I hope her story inspires you as it has me. Catherine Bezio recently … 0

Mahar Pond dam repair work gets funding

Friday, August 1, 2014

ORANGE — Five years after it was noted for infrastructure inadequacies, Mahar Pond dam will get $100,000 from the state for repairs. The House and Senate voted Tuesday to override the governor’s veto of earmarked money for the Office of Dam Safety, which included money for the Mahar … 0

Neighbors: Local woman up for Emmy Award

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Hello neighbor. Our neighbors Ann and Gary Thomas of Greenfield can’t wait for Aug. 16, because that is when they will learn whether their daughter Sherry Thomas wins an Emmy Award with two other women for casting the … 0

Creation Station in Orange an artists’ outlet

Thursday, July 31, 2014

ORANGE — Tyler Hakkinen and his girlfriend Ashley Fenner had a vision to bring artists together in the area to promote one another and share their works with the public. That vision has come to fruition as the … 0