Evan Piscitello, left, and Cory Tanner participated in the Village Fair UnFair 5k road race held Saturday in North Orange. Photo Courtesy of Melanie Rajaniemi
ORANGE — The Village Fair UnFair 5k was held Saturday at the Community Church of North Orange and Tully.  A total of 57 people participated in the inaugural race. Winner Brad Fors crossed the finish line in 19:24. Results are as follows: Males...
Orange Firefighter Benjamin Miller recently graduated with the 247th class of the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy's 50-day Career Recruit Firefighter Training Program. Left-to-right -- Orange Fire Chief James Young, Miller, Massachusetts State Fire Marshal Peter Ostroskey, and Watertown Fire Chief Mario Orangio, who also serves as the Chairman of the Massachusetts Fire Training Council.Submitted photo
STOW — Orange Firefighter Benjamin Miller graduated with the 247th class of the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy’s 50-day Career Recruit Firefighter Training Program during a ceremony on Monday, Aug. 22, at the Department of Fire Services in Stow...
The pilot of this 2015 fixed-wing, single-engine Seawind airplane made an emergency landing on a sandbar within the Quabbin Reservoir on Tuesday afternoon, due to reported mechanical issues. The pilot, a 42-year-old man from Newport, R.I., was not injured and the plane remained intact. Massachusetts State Police photo
BELCHERTOWN — The pilot of a small, private plane made an emergency landing on a sandbar within the Quabbin Reservoir on Tuesday. At 2:52 p.m., troopers assigned to the State Police Barracks in Belchertown and the Air Wing, along with Federal...
On Tuesday, the Athol Board of Health held a public hearing on the final draft of proposed amendments to local regulations regarding the sale of tobacco products. For those business owners and other interested parties who could not attend, written input will continue to be taken until Sept. 16. The board will review all input at its meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 27. A vote could be taken at that time on whether to accept the amendments.Photo by Brian Gelinas
ATHOL — The Board of Health on Tuesday held a public hearing on the final draft of proposed amendments to local regulations regarding the sale of tobacco products. A handful of local business owners, a representative from the Massachusetts...
Chris Daigle ties a blue ribbon to the sign outside the State Police barracks in Athol on Monday evening as part of a town-wide effort to show support for all law enforcement officials and their families. Daigle's husband is a Massachusetts trooper. Photo by Brian Gelinas
ATHOL — Answering the call, over two dozen residents, law enforcement officials and their family members joined together Monday evening to tie blue ribbons at various locations around town in a show of support for law enforcement officials and...
GRIT engineer adjusting Andy Kingsley's chair. Photo by Mary Williams
PHILLIPSTON — True GRIT premiered at the Red Apple Farm in Phillipston on Sunday, and John Wayne wasn’t there. GRIT (Global Research Innovation and Technology) are the producers and directors of the Freedom Chair. GRIT is a social enterprise made...
Evan Piscitello, left, and Cory Tanner participated in the Village Fair UnFair 5k road race held Saturday in North Orange. Photo Courtesy of Melanie Rajaniemi
Orange Firefighter Benjamin Miller recently graduated with the 247th class of the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy's 50-day Career Recruit Firefighter Training Program. Left-to-right -- Orange Fire Chief James Young, Miller, Massachusetts State Fire Marshal Peter Ostroskey, and Watertown Fire Chief Mario Orangio, who also serves as the Chairman of the Massachusetts Fire Training Council.Submitted photo
The pilot of this 2015 fixed-wing, single-engine Seawind airplane made an emergency landing on a sandbar within the Quabbin Reservoir on Tuesday afternoon, due to reported mechanical issues. The pilot, a 42-year-old man from Newport, R.I., was not injured and the plane remained intact. Massachusetts State Police photo
On Tuesday, the Athol Board of Health held a public hearing on the final draft of proposed amendments to local regulations regarding the sale of tobacco products. For those business owners and other interested parties who could not attend, written input will continue to be taken until Sept. 16. The board will review all input at its meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 27. A vote could be taken at that time on whether to accept the amendments.Photo by Brian Gelinas
Chris Daigle ties a blue ribbon to the sign outside the State Police barracks in Athol on Monday evening as part of a town-wide effort to show support for all law enforcement officials and their families. Daigle's husband is a Massachusetts trooper. Photo by Brian Gelinas
GRIT engineer adjusting Andy Kingsley's chair. Photo by Mary Williams
Tawnee O'Malley and her late son, Donald. Photo courtesy of the family
WINCHENDON — Neighbors and mother Tawnee O’Malley aren’t blaming the man charged by police in her son and their neighbor’s death. Donald O’Malley Jr., 32, died during a struggle with family friend and next-door-neighbor Thomas “Tommy” E. Maxwell, 45, at 169 Spruce St., on Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 6:48...
Fr. Peter Naranjo
ORANGE — St. Mary’s Catholic Parish in Orange, dedicated to Our Lady of Ransom, welcomes Fr. Peter Naranjo, Parochial Vicar of Sacred Heart Parish in Pittsfield, as administrator, to replace Fr. Jose Bermudez, who has received approval for a six-month Sabbatical. For the past four years, since his...
Orange Firefighter Benjamin Miller recently graduated with the 247th class of the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy's 50-day Career Recruit Firefighter Training Program. Left-to-right -- Orange Fire Chief James Young, Miller, Massachusetts State Fire Marshal Peter Ostroskey, and Watertown Fire Chief Mario Orangio, who also serves as the Chairman of the Massachusetts Fire Training Council.Submitted photo
STOW — Orange Firefighter Benjamin Miller graduated with the 247th class of the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy’s 50-day Career Recruit Firefighter Training Program during a ceremony on Monday, Aug. 22, at the Department of Fire Services in Stow. “This rigorous professional training provides...
The pilot of this 2015 fixed-wing, single-engine Seawind airplane made an emergency landing on a sandbar within the Quabbin Reservoir on Tuesday afternoon, due to reported mechanical issues. The pilot, a 42-year-old man from Newport, R.I., was not injured and the plane remained intact. Massachusetts State Police photo
BELCHERTOWN — The pilot of a small, private plane made an emergency landing on a sandbar within the Quabbin Reservoir on Tuesday. At 2:52 p.m., troopers assigned to the State Police Barracks in Belchertown and the Air Wing, along with Federal Aviation Administration and Massachusetts Department...
On Tuesday, the Athol Board of Health held a public hearing on the final draft of proposed amendments to local regulations regarding the sale of tobacco products. For those business owners and other interested parties who could not attend, written input will continue to be taken until Sept. 16. The board will review all input at its meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 27. A vote could be taken at that time on whether to accept the amendments.Photo by Brian Gelinas
ATHOL — The Board of Health on Tuesday held a public hearing on the final draft of proposed amendments to local regulations regarding the sale of tobacco products. A handful of local business owners, a representative from the Massachusetts Tobacco-Free Community Partnership (MTFCP), and a...

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