Orange

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. Tuesday afternoon, jurors returned to the courtroom … 0

Wheeler Library celebrates its 100th anniversary Thursday

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

ORANGE — The Wheeler Memorial Library is celebrating 100 years of service to the community on Thursday from 1 to 8 p.m. Friends of the Orange Public Libraries will be holding an open house with a commemorative cake and small mementos for patrons. The event will be the beginning of what will be … 0

Neighbors: Local students help others

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hello neighbor. Franklin County Technical School senior Madison Lively of Greenfield and some of her classmates will use their skills as hairdressers-in-training this week to help children, teens and young adults who suffer from medical conditions that cause them to lose their hair. On Friday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Madison and … 0

Foodathon date moved

Thursday, April 3, 2014

ORANGE — The “North Quabbin Foodathon” fundraiser for food pantries in the nine-town North Quabbin Region will take place later than usual this year. The fundraiser, traditionally held on the second Tuesday in April in Orange and Athol, will instead take place May 20, said Nancy Graton, a … 0

Neighbors: Upcoming event to benefit children with developmental delays

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Hello, neighbor. Some of the valley’s best musicians will donate their time on May 10 at 8 p.m. in the Arts Block in Greenfield to raise money for three important causes: Mosaic Down Syndrome Association, REACH Early Intervention and The Academy of Early Learning. The musicians are being … 0

Fitchburg, not Orange, lands drag racing event

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

ORANGE — Franklin County drag racing fans will need to hit the road again this fall if they want to watch their favorite hot rods line up two at a time and tear down a track. Drag racing organizer John Durfee sealed a deal on Friday to hold … 0

Orange: Delayed tax bills ‘several weeks away’

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

ORANGE — Taxes are one of the few things in life that are inevitable — unless, that is, you live in Orange. But residents who are starting to wonder why they still haven’t received their local property tax bills can rest assured they will arrive shortly. Town Administrator … 0

Haunted hall?

Monday, March 31, 2014

ORANGE — For years the stories have circulated around town: residents attending town meetings and other events in the balcony and stage area of the Town Hall auditorium feel that someone was watching them when they were seemingly … 0

Orange supt. presents plan for districts

Monday, March 31, 2014

ORANGE — Newly appointed Superintendent Tari N. Thomas of Orange Elementary, Petersham Center and Ralph.C. Mahar Regional schools presented an entry plan at School Committee meetings this month. According to Thomas’ presentation, the plan is a guide for the districts and a way to set action plans and … 0

Sentinels

Sunday, March 30, 2014

In this feature photo, wooden sculptures peak out of the window of a barn in Orange on Tuesday.(Recorder/Micky Bedell) … 0

Neighbors: Local woman to study the connection between nature and poetry

Monday, March 31, 2014

Hello neighbor. Another one of our young neighbors has won an award. Carolyn “Carrie” Decker, a South Deerfield native who is currently a senior at Wheaton College — my oldest son Dan spent a couple of years there … 0

Dexter Park teacher seeking grant for LEGO use in classroom

Sunday, March 30, 2014

ORANGE — Jayne Fleck is a special education teacher for third- and fourth-grade students at Dexter Park. Recently, she started a hands-on way to get her students excited about and in engaged in learning through the use of … 1

Orange scholarship deadline is April 18

Sunday, March 30, 2014

ORANGE — Scholarship Committee of the Orange Senior Citizens Club is preparing for applications. This year, a $500 scholarship will be awarded by the club to a resident of Orange who is a student graduating from high school this year, or one who is currently a full-time student … 0