Management role: Forestry experts explain efforts to bolster forest health, climate resilience

02-21-2024 5:09 PM

With the state dealing with catastrophic consequences of climate change, the debate around forest management continues to make headlines as Massachusetts policymakers discuss the best way to maximize carbon sequestration in forests.Trees and other...


Royalston makes request for State Police assistance

02-21-2024 5:10 PM

ROYALSTON – At its meeting on Tuesday, the Selectboard approved a letter to the Massachusetts State Police formally asking for help in meeting the law enforcement needs of the community.Board Vice-Chair Deb D’Amico explained that she and Royalston...


Sports


Class C semis: Top-seeded Lenox locks down Franklin Tech, 51-36
02-21-2024 9:53 PM

LENOX — On Wednesday night, top-seeded Lenox took one step closer to redemption, jumping out to an early 13-point lead, en route to a 51-36 victory over No. 4 Franklin Tech in a PVIAC Western Massachusetts Class C semifinal.One year after losing in...

Opinion


My Turn: The root causes of Middle East war
02-21-2024 9:35 PM

 No one has explained why young GIs were sleeping in a Jordan desert when harm came to them. Those generals who appear on TV are only up to speed about attacks, counterattacks, counter-counterattacks and so on. The military has to justify its...

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Orange Police Log 12/1-13
12-31-2023 9:15 AM

Orange Police LogSunday, Dec. 32:24 a.m – Request was made to have OPD make contact with an individual they had lost contact with; his ankle monitor or bracelet as it was either turned off or dead. Officers spoke with a resident as well as the house...

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Arts & Life


Sounds Local: Watermelon Wednesdays celebrates 25 years of acoustic music series: Plus, Iron Horse announces initial lineup
02-21-2024 2:05 PM

Watermelon Wednesdays, the acoustic music series that presents concerts and workshops at the historic West Whately Chapel and the Whately Town Hall, will celebrate its 25th year in 2024. Paul Newlin of Whately, a devout music fan, heads up the series,...

Obituaries

Obit photo for Erica J. Dahl Erica J. Dahl

Erica J. (Anderson) Dahl GARDNER, MA - Erica J. (Anderson) Dahl, 50, of Limerick Street, died at home unexpectedly on Saturday, February 17, 2024 after being stricken ill. Born in Athol ... remainder of obit for Erica J. Dahl

Obit photo for Andrew C. Lewis Andrew C. Lewis

Athol, MA - Andrew C. Lewis of Athol MA passed into rest on February 18, 2024 at home with his loving wife beside him. Born in Athol on February 24, 1953, he was the son of Donald W. Lewis... remainder of obit for Andrew C. Lewis

Obit photo for Walter D. Farley III Walter D. Farley III

WARWICK, MA - Walter D. Farley III passed away at his home in Warwick, on the morning of Tuesday Feb 13 after a battle with illness. He is survived by his lifelong wife and partner of 65 y... remainder of obit for Walter D. Farley III

Obit photo for Barbara L. Shea Barbara L. Shea

Barbara L. (Harris) Shea Brewster/Orange/New Salem, MA - Barbara L. (Harris) Shea, 91, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, at Benchmark Senior Living at Leominster Crossin... remainder of obit for Barbara L. Shea

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