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Orange sisters pen bilingual detective book
10-17-2023 6:20 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ORANGE — It is not unheard of for a library to host an event so authors can read their work to the public and answer questions. But those writers typically don’t have homework and bedtimes.Emma Barrett, 11, and Belley Barrett, 8, recently published...

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Mahar school district tightens belt in wake of town fraud
05-22-2024 3:11 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ORANGE — The Orange Elementary and Ralph C. Mahar Regional school committees obliged their town’s Selectboard on Monday by revisiting the budgets they’re proposing at the Annual Town Meeting, but only Mahar voted to further trim costs as asked.Because...


$338K fraud drains town coffers in Orange
05-17-2024 5:37 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ORANGE — Authorities are investigating an estimated $338,000 in fraud against the town, which has left Orange in dire financial straits and could result in the closure of its libraries, town officials discussed Thursday.The fraud involves the town...


Orange Selectboard to consider defunding town libraries
05-15-2024 4:51 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ORANGE — Residents are encouraged to attend or tune in to Thursday’s Selectboard meeting to have their voices heard on the possibility of removing all funding from the town’s two libraries.Orange is cash-strapped and Town Administrator Matt Fortier...


Orange Public Libraries director to resign, effective May 3
03-28-2024 3:54 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ORANGE — The director of the Orange Public Libraries has decided to close this chapter of her life and step down after eight years in the position.Jessica Magelaner, who heads the Wheeler Memorial Library at 49 East Main St. and the Moore-Leland...


Orange to offer training following visits from ‘First Amendment auditors’
09-11-2023 5:59 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ORANGE — Town employees are expected to undergo training in response to visits from two “First Amendment auditors” last month.A pair of YouTubers stopped by the Wheeler Memorial Library on Aug. 23 and recorded a video inside to post online. They were...


Despite loss of grant, supporters of new or renovated Orange library forge ahead
07-11-2023 2:08 PM

By MAX BOWEN

ORANGE — Those looking to enjoy a good libation can head to Element Brewing Co. on Thursday while supporting the library community’s goal of a new or renovated Wheeler Memorial Library. As part of Element’s “Thankful Thursdays” fundraising program, a...


Puzzle relay at Trail Head in Orange raises $11.5K for library renovations
03-17-2023 11:04 AM

By DOMENIC POLI

ORANGE — A puzzle relay at Trail Head Outfitters & General Store generated nearly $11,500 for Wheeler Memorial Library, which has not had a major renovation since its 1914 construction.Trail Head owner Stephanie Cook organized the event at her...


Residents rally behind Orange’s Wheeler Memorial Library with fundraising puzzle relay
03-09-2023 5:04 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ORANGE — Local business owner Stephanie Cook is planning a relay fundraiser for this Sunday, but participants are unlikely to suffer a cramp.Cook, who owns Trail Head Outfitters & General Store, is hosting a puzzle relay to benefit the Wheeler...


Friends of Orange Public Libraries make case for Wheeler renovations, field questions during open house
01-15-2023 3:11 PM

By BELLA LEVAVI

ORANGE — Wheeler Memorial Library hosted an open house on Saturday for the first time since 2019, allowing the Friends of the Orange Public Libraries a chance to make a case for needed renovations and answer questions from residents. Wheeler Memorial...

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