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Bronze plaque will commemorate Orange’s Memorial Hall, torn down in 1996
06-10-2024 4:39 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ORANGE — Three local women are awaiting the arrival of a bronze plaque to be embedded onto the face of a new memorial stone installed to commemorate the former Memorial Hall building that stood for 104 years before being demolished in 1996.Pam Rand,...

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Heath native’s bill honoring fallen heroes introduced in Congress
05-13-2024 2:35 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

Legislation drafted by a Heath native with the intent of recognizing those killed serving in the U.S. military has been introduced in both chambers of Congress.Keith Sherman, who now lives in North Carolina, worked diligently on multiple drafts of a...


With eye toward teaching firearm safety, Mahar’s Junior ROTC adding air rifles
04-18-2024 5:00 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ORANGE — It appears Ralph C. Mahar Regional School’s Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps will participate in competitions with an air rifle aspect next year, though the program’s instructors are still waiting on air tanks, targets and other...


Wendell World War II memorial found online in California, being returned to town
04-09-2024 5:00 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

WENDELL — Thirty-four states in this country have a Springfield. Twenty-four include a Madison. As for a Wendell, that number sits at five — in Massachusetts, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Minnesota and Idaho.That’s why determining that the Bay State...


U.S. Rep. Neal scopes out new veterans home in Holyoke
04-05-2024 4:35 PM

By EMILEE KLEIN

HOLYOKE — Congressman Richard Neal often frequented the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke years ago to visit his grandfather and uncle — the latter of whom served in the Korean War for exactly one year, one month and one day — and witnessed firsthand the...


New Junior ROTC program exposes Mahar students to military service in Orange
11-12-2023 5:00 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ORANGE — Retired Lt. Col. Glenn Scott noticed a few snafus in one of Ralph C. Mahar Regional School’s Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps demonstrations on Thursday. But that’s not uncommon for a program barely 2½ months old.“I think it went...


Franklin County school ceremonies thank veterans for their service
11-10-2023 5:00 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE and JULIAN MENDOZA

In anticipation of Veterans Day on Saturday, Erving Elementary School took the time to thank locals for their military service early.Reprising tradition, Erving Elementary School staff and students celebrated the military service of around two dozen...


‘He was everything to this place’: Orange American Legion Post 172 OKs name change to honor long-serving member Donald J. Hurtle
10-24-2023 5:00 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ORANGE — Members of Orange American Legion Post 172 have voted to rename the organization after a deceased comrade, and the decision now goes to the national headquarters for final approval.Donald J. Hurtle held membership for at least 50 years before...


Virginia man pushes preservation of Greenfield general’s Civil War monument
10-01-2023 5:02 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — A Virginia man has made it his mission to preserve in perpetuity a modest monument dedicated in his town to Lt. Col. Russell Hastings, a Greenfield native who was severely wounded in 1864 during the Third Battle of Winchester in the...


Peace statue in Orange being conserved with state grant
09-13-2023 5:06 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ORANGE – The Massachusetts Peace Statue in the center of Memorial Park is getting some work done, thanks to a matching state grant paying for its professional conservation.Also known by the words engraved on its bronze plaque, “It Shall Not Be Again”...


Late Erving vet to be honored at Vietnam Veterans Memorial 
05-29-2023 9:14 AM

By DOMENIC POLI

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Since the end of the Vietnam War, about 300,000 American military veterans have died from exposure to Agent Orange. One of those fallen patriots was lifelong Erving resident Bruce L. Bezio, who died of lung cancer in September 2021,...


With $25K grant, LifePath helps veterans age in place
05-26-2023 4:54 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — The homes of at least 10 local veterans will be repaired or modified by the end of 2023, thanks to a $25,000 grant from Meals on Wheels America with support from The Home Depot Foundation.LifePath, a nonprofit that provides programs and...

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