Letter: Women’s issues

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A so-called “Republican War on Women” — effectively coined for President Obama’s successful 2012 re-election campaign — was a topic recently tackled by a panel of women, including Karen Anderson of Orange, a contender for state representative for the 2nd Franklin District. We encourage the readers of The Recorder to either view this discussion on AOTV or go to “Your Right To Know 4 – 2014” on YouTube. The taping, … 0

Colo. man faces charges after online relationship with Orange 12-year-old

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — A Colorado man faces child pornography charges after allegedly developing a relationship with a 12-year-old Orange girl. Daniel Gordon, 23, of Colorado Springs, Colo., pleaded innocent to charges of enticement of a child under age 16, two counts of disseminating obscene matter to a minor and three counts of posing a child in the nude. Gordon allegedly met his victim through … 0

Turners Falls man found innocent in Orange shooting

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — After waiting more than 16 months to find out his fate, a Turners Falls man has been cleared of all charges in a 2012 shooting. Corey Sutton, 38, of Turners Falls, was found innocent of several charges, after a five-day trial gave way to nearly two full days of jury deliberations. … 0

Orange shooting: was it self-defense?

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

GREENFIELD — Did a 20-year-old Orange man have a weapon in hand when he was shot with two .45-caliber slugs? The trial of Corey Sutton of Turners Falls could hang on the answer to that question. In the … 0

Mahar wants 2.7% hike to budget

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

ORANGE — The Mahar Regional School member towns will be asked at annual town meetings this spring to pay $12,055,791 for next academic year. That’s a 2.7 percent budget increase. Teachers’ salaries and a new transportation contract take up a large portion of the increase, with smaller items … 0

Testimony starts in Orange shooting trial

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

GREENFIELD — The defense poked some holes in the testimony of prosecution witnesses in the trial of a Turners Falls man who twice shot his girlfriend’s nephew 16 months ago. On Tuesday, the jury heard from the first witnesses in the case against Corey Sutton, who was 36 … 0

Neighbors: Spring has sprung!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Hello neighbor. Spring has sprung! The trees and flowers are budding, birds are singing, and the woodpeckers — I’ve encountered quite a few lately — are drumming. So the next time you step outside, close your eyes, take … 0

Turners Falls man on trial for 2012 shooting

Monday, April 7, 2014

GREENFIELD — Witness accounts of the 2012 shooting of Zachery Drew may differ about what happened, but they all lead to one conclusion, said Assistant District Attorney Jeremy Bucci. “At the end of the trial, you will be certain that the defendant shot the victim, Zachery Drew, in … 0

Orange depts. looking at budgets

Monday, April 7, 2014

ORANGE — Now that budget season is in full swing, finance officials are busy crunching numbers, asking questions and listening to the priorities of each department as they meet with the town’s department managers. They are using the figures submitted to selectmen by Town Administrator Diana Schindler as … 0

$2M on the line for Orange-to-Athol bikeway

Sunday, April 6, 2014

ORANGE — Orange and Athol residents may be able to ditch their cars altogether or at least cut down on their gas expenses, and get a whole lot more fresh air and exercise by biking to work and stores. That is, if the Legislature approves a Transportation Bond … 0

Orange eyes riverfront foot trail

Friday, April 4, 2014

ORANGE — The town is hoping to attract more hikers, boaters and other tourists through a series of trails that will increase access to the Millers River above and below the dam, and meander around the old factory mill buildings downtown. Community Development Director Kevin Kennedy said the … 0

Orange eases into having planning staffer

Friday, April 4, 2014

ORANGE — With the economy on a slow rebound, the town Planning Board has been buzzing with activity, as more entrepreneurs are looking to Orange as a location to start or expand a business. Over the past year, the volunteer board has been taxed with proposals for new … 0

Orange, neighbors to share animal control office

Friday, April 4, 2014

ORANGE — As state regulations become more and more complicated, complying with them is often costly for small rural towns. That’s why Orange, Athol and Royalston are teaming up to provide state-required animal control services each would be hard pressed to provide on their own. Thanks to a … 0