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WARWICK — The eighth annual Old 78 Farm Fall Festival will take place Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Old 78 Farm at 823 Orange Rd. Gates open at 11 a.m., music starts at noon and plays continuously until 11 p.m. The family-friendly event features craft vendors, food, and award-winning local and...
ORANGE — Plans are underway for the 95th annual Parish Fair at St. Mary’s Parish. The fair will be held Saturday, Oct. 14, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Parish Center at the corner of West Myrtle and Cheney Streets. Traditionally, a beef stew luncheon with homemade pie is a feature of the event...
BOSTON — The Senate Joint Committee on Judiciary last Friday released an omnibus criminal justice reform package that will reduce recidivism, lower costs, and reform some mandatory minimums while implementing other penalties. The goals of the bill are to encourage authorities to lift people up...
ROYALSTON — The selectboard will meet Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m., at the town hall, with the following agenda: Information session regarding Stretch Code, with Jim Barry, Green Communities coordinator with the state’s Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Close special town...
ASHBURNHAM — Author P.G. Smith will read from “Prayers for Evil: A Novel” at Beals Memorial Library in Winchendon, on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m.  “It all started with a nightmare.” That’s how Smith describes the beginning of the journey that resulted in this new book. “The image of the book’s...
PHILLIPSTON — The selectboard will meet Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m., at the town hall, with the following agenda: Sept. 25 minutes. Announcements. Appointments (times approximate) — 7, department head reports; 7:15, Zach Holt, Hampshire Power, review of power contract; 7:30, Jack Seamon,...
ORANGE — Steve Hall, Republican candidate for Spencer Democrat Anne Gobi’s state Senate seat, will be at the Orange Republican Town Committee’s booth at the Celebrate the Harvest festival on Sunday, Oct. 8. The event will begin at 8 a.m. at the Orange Municipal Airport on East River Street, ...
Wednesday, Oct. 4 5:02 p.m. - Cheshire City Dispatch received call of erratic operation, Warwick Road. Stopped vehicle. No impairment noted. 6:04 p.m. - Traffic stop for speeding, East River Street. Warning issued. 7:52 p.m. - Caller states she heard person groaning in parking lot, Red Brook...
ORANGE — At 6:15 p.m., Thursday, a two-car collision occurred on South Main Street in the vicinity of Mahar Regional School. Vehicles involved were operated by Lisabeth L. Willey, 37, of 90 Whitaker Dr., New Salem, and Lindsey Kimball, 32, of Walnut Hill Road.  According to the police accident...
AMHERST — A noose discovered last month at Amherst College’s Pratt Field, “although highly offensive, does not legally constitute a hate crime,” the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office has concluded. The DA’s office reached its determination after consulting with the Amherst College Police...

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