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Letter: Rosenberg’s fence sitting

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

His constituents don’t want it. His constituents will absolutely not benefit by it. The northern tier (read: rural, low income) towns don’t want it. The northern tier will not benefit by it. Ultimately, it will cost his constituents, and the towns he allegedly represents, time and money when they have to deal with failures and spills, which are inevitable. It is designed to transport gas produced by fracking, an unstable … 0

Neighbors: Head to the North Quabbin for some summer fun

Monday, July 21, 2014

Hello neighbor. I was really excited to read last week that the North Quabbin will be getting some help from the state to boost tourism. It’s such a beautiful area — and you all know how much I love the Quabbin Reservoir. There are other attractions in that area: Starrett Museum in Athol, Swift River Historical Society Museum in New Salem and Tully … 0

Letter: Right on target

Monday, July 21, 2014

I was gratified to read Paul Seaman’s article in the Wednesday, July 16, Recorder, “Let’s bring riflery back to Apex.” I think the YMCA is missing a good bet if they don’t offer a shooting program to the area’s youngsters (it doesn’t seem like money, equipment and volunteers would be a problem, thanks to the National Rifle Association and people like Mr. Seamans), … 0

Google’s email filters lead to child porn charges against Orange man

Monday, June 30, 2014

ORANGE — A local man accused of child pornography and firearms charges was apparently singled out by a Google “bot.” David Johnstone, 45, of 54 Ward Road, pleaded innocent in Franklin Superior Court to two counts of possession of child pornography, one count of distributing material of a … 0

Neighbors: Introduce yourself to your neighbors

Monday, June 30, 2014

Hello neighbor. Here I go again, thinking about what it means to be a neighbor. I remember a time when people knew their neighbors. They spoke with them, sat next to them in church, ran into them in the grocery store, talked over the hedges about their days … 0

Orange’s Farm School grows by 94 acres with property buy

Monday, June 30, 2014

ORANGE — The 94-acre Rowe property in Orange is the newest addition to the farm and forest land owned by The Farm School, which has purchased the land to support its mission of farming and education. The Farm … 0

Machines, parts, parade at Orange airport

Sunday, June 29, 2014

ORANGE — Tractors, engines and antique cars took over the Orange Municipal Airport this weekend as steam engine enthusiasts from across New England turned the place into a machinery show. With an antique cream separator and an engine-powered … 0

COG reschedules public meeting on pipeline

Friday, June 27, 2014

The Franklin Regional Council of Governments and its Franklin Regional Planning Board have rescheduled to July 24 their first-ever joint meeting to review the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. project proposed to cross nine county towns on its path to Dracut. The boards’ original May 15 meeting on what … 0

Neighbors: Enjoy, but stay safe on the Fourth of July

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Hello neighbor. We are just a week away from July 4 and I’m sure there will be plenty of celebrating going on next weekend. I hope you all have great fun and get to spend time with friends … 0

Halfway to home

Monday, June 23, 2014

ORANGE — An Orange veteran who left for Georgia on March 14 to start a six-month, 2,180-mile trek along the Appalachian Trail with 13 other veterans hit the halfway mark last weekend, and plans to be on Mount … 1

First summer reading event set for Wednesday in Orange

Monday, June 23, 2014

ORANGE — Local school children have been briefed on this year’s summer reading program. Children’s Librarian Candy Cross, and her assistants, Dr. Platypus and Dr. Flowerpus, have visited every classroom to let the students know about all the events happening at Wheeler Memorial Library now that school is … 0

Neighbors: Scholarships help students pursue dreams and agencies help others

Monday, June 23, 2014

Hello neighbor. The Wells Trust Scholarship recently announced this year’s recipients and I’d like to share their names, or at least where some of them are from, with you today. Fred W. and Ethel Dow Wells were longtime … 0

Millers River lights up the night

Sunday, June 22, 2014

ORANGE — Attendees lined both sides of the Millers River and across the bridge on South Main Street to watch an Illuminated Boat Parade. The finale of a successful, first Solstice Riverfest in Orange Saturday night, was a … 0