Climate March comes to North Quabbin Sunday

Thursday, November 26, 2015

As France prepares for next week’s gathering of world leaders to act on climate change, a range of citizens from the Quabbin Region will join with over 2,500 other groups around the world to stage the Global People’s Climate March for the Earth. The North Quabbin People’s March will take place on Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Uptown Common, Athol. The common purpose of the international marches … 0

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

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

Skydiving instructor loses all in Jumptown fire

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

ORANGE — An early morning fire that destroyed two recreational vehicle campers and a sports utility vehicle at the Jumptown skydiving facility at 31 C St. on Wednesday remains under investigation. No one was injured in what could … 0

Orange enforces smoke-free rules

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

ORANGE — Residents should be noticing no-smoking signs placed in and around the town’s municipal buildings. The notices, while new, are a result of a regulation put into place last year, making all municipal property smoke-free. Board of Health Agent,Andrea Crete says with signs, reinforcing the smoking regulation … 0

Letter: Fueling our polarization

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

It is so disappointing to read the continuing saga of Tim Grant’s complete disdain for U.S. citizens who favor the Democratic Party. I would go so far as to characterize his writings as hateful. Does he really hate more than half the people in our country who voted … 1

Local company reaches out to laid-off Rodney Hunt employees

Saturday, November 7, 2015

ORANGE — Rodney Hunt employees who are trying to line up another job once the plant closes its doors are encouraged to check out open positions at a Greenfield machine shop. Steven Capshaw, the CEO of VSS — … 0

WiredWest to reorganize as role changes

Friday, November 6, 2015

Now that so many towns without broadband access have voted to borrow millions for a “last mile” fiber optic network, WiredWest has drafted an operating agreement for those that want join a regional fiber-optic network that will be run by WiredWest. The 40-page draft was discussed Friday between … 0

Where do 200 laid-off workers go? State, local officials working to relocate Rodney Hunt employees

Thursday, November 5, 2015

ORANGE — Following Wednesday’s announcement that Rodney Hunt Co. will close its doors and lay off 200 people by the end of the year, the state has deployed its unemployment rapid response team to the Orange-based water control … 0

Orange crash injures 1

Thursday, November 5, 2015

ORANGE — An Orange resident was transported to Athol Hospital in an ambulance Friday morning when her car struck a pine tree. The woman received minor injuries to her face and torso. She was traveling with her cat who appeared to be unharmed, according to Orange Fire Department … 0

State jobless counselors head to Rodney Hunt, where 200 jobs are lost

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

ORANGE — Following an announcement that Rodney Hunt Co. will close its doors and lay off 200 people by the end of the year, the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development has deployed its unemployment rapid … 1

Orange group home opens doors for homeless youth

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

ORANGE — The new teen housing project, a partnership between Dial/Self Youth and Community Services and Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority, is open for business. The building renovation that made way for the agency’s new home … 0