Area sugarhouses start tapping season early after warm winter days

03-01-2024 5:00 PM

The groundhog predicted an early end to winter: did that also mean an earlier start to maple sugaring? Apparently so, according to several maple sugarers in Franklin County.“This is the earliest we’ve ever started,” remarked Chip Williams of the...

FERC solicits public comment for FirstLight relicensing projects

03-01-2024 5:00 PM

GREENFIELD — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has accepted the relicensing application for FirstLight’s hydroelectric dam in Turners Falls and pump storage facility in Northfield and area residents now have 60 days to submit comments on the...



Allen Woods
The World Keeps Turning: Savoring the spirit of competition
03-01-2024 7:01 PM

The familiar words bring vivid memories of the 1960s video clips that opened ABC’s “Wide World of Sports”: “The thrill of victory” (a victorious boxer carried overhead by a jubilant crowd) “and the agony of defeat” (a ski jumper stumbles before...

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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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Obit photo for Robert P. Goodfellow Robert P. Goodfellow

PETERSHAM, MA - Robert P. Goodfellow, 80, of Hardwick Road, died early Sunday morning, February 25, 2024 at the Odd Fellows Home in Worcester. Born in Boston on September 3, 1943, he wa... remainder of obit for Robert P. Goodfellow

Obit photo for Leon Nicoliello Leon Nicoliello

ORANGE, MA - Sr. MSGT Leon Nicoliello "Nick"(Retired USAF), 82, passed away February 23, 2024. He was born May 2, 1941 in Montague MA to the late Leon and Billie (Robinson) Nicoliello. ... remainder of obit for Leon Nicoliello

Obit photo for Susan Fitzgerald Susan Fitzgerald

Susan (Hellen) Fitzgerald ATHOL, MA - Susan Hellen Fitzgerald of Athol, formerly of Fairfield, CT, passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2024. Susan was born in Petersham, the daughter of ... remainder of obit for Susan Fitzgerald

Obit photo for Grace Léger Grace Léger

Grace (Younger) Leger ORANGE, MA - Grace Léger, 66, of 40 Chestnut Hill Road in Orange, died on December 20, 2023, surrounded by her immediate family. Grace was born in Boston, MA, on June ... remainder of obit for Grace Léger


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