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Lengthy Town Meeting warrants come at ‘critical moment’ for Orange
06-14-2024 5:00 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ORANGE — Residents are likely in store for a long night on Monday, as the Special and Annual Town Meetings to be held at Town Hall have a combined 75 articles on their warrants involving key decisions.The warrant for the Special Town Meeting,...

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A ‘Refuse to Lose’ reunion: UMass stars gather to talk about Final Four run for new documentary
06-13-2024 3:33 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — A Final Four run for the University of Massachusetts men’s basketball team and its “Refuse to Lose” mantra that defined the program’s most successful era continues to provide fond memories for the players and coaches involved nearly 30 years...


Wendell man killed in SUV, motorcycle crash
06-12-2024 12:35 PM

By ANTHONY CAMMALLERI

WENDELL — Evan Stoos, a 34-year-old man from Wendell, was killed in a motorcycle crash Monday afternoon.According to Leverett Police Chief Scott Minckler, the Harley-Davidson motorcyclist, later identified as Stoos, and the driver of a Chevrolet...


Franklin County Technical School told that time remains to find their passion
06-06-2024 4:19 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

MONTAGUE – The largest Franklin County Technical School graduating class in two decades was urged to take the skills and lessons learned and apply them to all facets of life Wednesday evening.Superintendent Richard Martin implored the 143 seniors to...


LaunchSpace in Orange to screen documentary about prison education programs
06-05-2024 5:00 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ORANGE – To look at them and hear their origins, it doesn’t appear that ironworkers Ed Jordan and Jimmy Costello have much that would bond them.Jordan was raised by a loving family in a tough, Black neighborhood of Boston. Costello grew up in the...


Amtrak expands Valley Flyer service with evening runs to and from Valley to NYC
06-02-2024 5:00 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

NORTHAMPTON — Residents in the Pioneer Valley looking to get away to New York City for the weekend now have more of a means to do so, thanks to additional Amtrak Valley Flyer trains running between Greenfield and New Haven, Connecticut, that can...


Athol man pleads to guilty to 27 counts of sexual crimes involving minors
05-30-2024 5:22 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD – A man formerly of Athol will spend the next 25 to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty on Thursday to 27 counts of sexual crimes involving three minors.Jose Oquendo, 51, appeared in Franklin County Superior Court to accept...


Following risk screening, Erving Elementary School implementing student mental health program
05-28-2024 2:39 PM

By ANTHONY CAMMALLERI

ERVING — After results from a recent survey showed that 7% of Erving students were in the “high risk” emotional category and another 32% were at “some risk” emotionally, Erving Elementary School is moving forward with a new student mental health...


PVTA, others land state grants to buy vehicles, launch programs that expand coverage
05-24-2024 5:00 PM

By ALEXA LEWIS

Public transportation services will soon expand and improve throughout the region thanks to an influx of state money that the two transit authorities that cover Hampshire and Franklin counties will use to buy new accessible vehicles and implement...


Kathy-Ann Becker, Wendell’s town crier, is one of four in the state
05-24-2024 4:24 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

WENDELL – If you go to Wendell Old Home Day on Sept. 21, understand that that’s not a Salvation Army volunteer you see and hear ringing a bell on the town common. That’s Kathy-Ann Becker – and she’s actually the town crier.Once the trusted messengers...


Mahar school district tightens belt in wake of town fraud
05-22-2024 3:24 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 5:20 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 review proposal to de-fund town libraries
05-15-2024 4:34 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 in dire financial straits and Town Administrator...


UMass chancellor defends protest crackdown, arrests
05-15-2024 2:36 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — University of Massachusetts Chancellor Javier Reyes defended the arrests of 134 people at a campus pro-Palestinian encampment last week, telling a special session of the Faculty Senate on Tuesday afternoon that the decision to break up the...


Bike Month event in Greenfield looks at favorite cycling spots in Franklin County
05-14-2024 5:00 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

GREENFIELD – In celebration of Bay State Bike Month and in anticipation of a new Franklin County Regional Bike Plan, the Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG) welcomed cyclists to the John W. Olver Transit Center for breakfast Tuesday...


Longtime public servant Richard Sheridan dies at 78
05-10-2024 6:06 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ORANGE – Richard Sheridan, a longtime public servant whose Selectboard tenure ended in January, died unexpectedly of a massive heart attack on April 29. He was 78.Selectboard members on Wednesday held a moment of silence for their former colleague and...


Lawyer argues Joshua Hart’s 2018 conviction for Orange murder had inconsistent verdicts
05-08-2024 2:30 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — Spurred by a state Supreme Judicial Court opinion that pointed to inconsistent verdicts, the Franklin County Superior Court judge who oversaw Joshua Hart’s murder trial in 2018 has taken under advisement a defense attorney’s motion to set...


More than 130 arrested at pro-Palestinian protest at UMass
05-08-2024 2:03 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

Editor’s note: This story will be updated.AMHERST — More than 130 people were arrested on the University of Massachusetts campus Tuesday night after those who set up a pro-Palestinian encampment on the South Lawn of the Student Union refused to...


Employee pay, real estate top Erving Town Meeting warrant
05-07-2024 4:33 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ERVING — Employee compensation and real estate transactions are expected to be the most discussed topics at Annual Town Meeting on Wednesday, according to Town Administrator Bryan Smith.Articles regarding private property are clumped at the end of the...


Change in federal drug classification could help cannabis shops
05-03-2024 5:33 PM

By JAMES PENTLAND

In the wake of the Justice Department’s proposal to reclassify cannabis as a less dangerous drug, dispensary owners say the change would help their business, especially on taxes.“The immediate impact would be for the government to treat us like other...


1989 homicide victim found in Warwick ID’d through genetic testing, but some mysteries remain
05-02-2024 4:24 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

WARWICK — It took nearly 35 years, but the human remains found just off Route 78 in Warwick in 1989 have been identified as belonging to Constance (Holminski) Bassignani, who was 65 years old at the time of her murder.The Northwestern District...

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