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Car crash sends two to the hospital, closes Route 101 in Dublin
DUBLIN — Two women were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries Monday after a single-car crash that closed a section of Route 101 in Dublin, police said.Dublin police responded to the crash near the Harrisville town line around 1:30 p.m. to find a car fully involved in flames, acco
Blaze destroys Mechanic St. garage Sunday
According to Fire Chief James Young, the cause of the fire was determined to be a burning barrel that spread to combustibles on the ground, and ultimately to the shed.
Area man sentenced on felony assault charge
A second area man was sentenced recently in Cheshire County Superior Court in Keene in connection with a Jaffrey assault.Scott L. Alexander Jr., 23, of Sullivan pleaded guilty to accomplice or principal to second-degree assault-serious bodily injury, a felony, in Jaffrey in January. According to sen
Orange passes $20.1 million budget
ORANGE — After much debate, Orange passed a $20.1 million budget at Monday’s Annual Town Meeting, with no changes to the proposed budget.
Tornado warnings, thunder, lightning, heavy rain moved through local areas Monday
BELCHERTOWN, Mass. (WWLP) - Tornado Warnings were issued across Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin Counties Monday night, as heavy rain and high winds moved across parts of the Pioneer Valley.
Power outages, downed trees reported throughout the region following storms Monday
Monday afternoon's short-lived storm brought trees down on wires in Keene and other area towns, blocking roads and cutting electricity to thousands of local customers.By about 5:40 p.m., Southwestern N.H. District Fire Mutual Aid had taken calls about trees on wires in a slew of local communities, i
Runaway tortoise found more than a mile from home in Athol
Officers, along with members of the New England Aquarium, Massachusetts Environmental Police and animal control officer Jennifer Arsenault, helped return the tortoise to its owner in Athol.
Nalini’s Kitchen opens at Quabbin Harvest
Today, Goordial is cooking up food for the community in downtown Orange at the Quabbin Harvest food co-op. After volunteering for many years and even spending time on the co-op’s staff, her food is available for purchase right from the kitchen.
‘Scratch and sniff’ stamps coming Wednesday
The stamps will be issued in double-sided panes of 20 and be coated with what is described as being a “sweet summer scent.” Austin, Texas, is the official first-day city for this issue.
Toy Town has some fun in the summertime - The Gardner News Online
Other organizations in town also participated in what was an overall fun day downtown that included a couple of sponsored races, a parade on Central Street, vendors, live music and children’s activities. Many people also went to the Strawberry Festival at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.
Keene woman owes more than $80K in restitution
A Keene septuagenarian was sentenced to jail and ordered to pay more than $80,000 in restitution for making out forged checks to herself.Dorothy Hillock, 74, pleaded guilty in Cheshire County Superior Court in Keene to felony theft by unauthorized taking in Keene between August 2015 and June 2016. A
Marijuana dispensary moving ahead in Orange
With a host community agreement, a letter of non-opposition, purchased property and a license from the state, Silver Therapeutics, Inc. is closer than ever to opening Orange’s first marijuana establishment.
Bart’s is Bart’s again: Downtown restaurant once again serving its namesake ice cream
AMHERST — For most of the past 38 years, Bart’s has been part of Amherst’s dining scene, where generations of residents and visitors have gotten ice cream.
Orange couple recycling plastic bags to halt ban
ORANGE — An inconvenience, a burden on the poor, unfair to business owners and even an act that encourages shoplifting is how one Orange couple is describing the town’s proposed plastic bag ban.
Photos: Mutton & Mead Medieval Festival 2018
TURNERS FALLS, Mass. (WWLP) - It was a weekend full of jousting, costumes, performances and food in Turners Falls.
Faith Matters: To stop violence: Put down the remote, pick up the bible
(Each Saturday, a faith leader in Franklin County offers a personal perspective in this space. To become part of this series, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 413-772-0261, ext. 265.)
Athol, Orange outside water use restriction in effect
The Orange Water Department has banned any non-essential outdoor water use during the same hours, except for using a hand-held hose between 5 p.m. and 9 a.m. The ban includes the watering and irrigation of lawns, gardens and flowers, washing of vehicles outside of a commercial car wash and the washi
Man arrested after threatening with knife
BRATTLEBORO, Vt.Brattleboro police arrested a man accused of threatening people with a large knife Friday afternoon.Officers responded to South Main Street around 2:30 p.m. for a report of the threat.They chased Dale Vercher, 24, toward Vernon Road. He was still armed with the knife.Officers trapped
Sunderland is 300 years old, and 3 residents have lived there a third of that
SUNDERLAND — With horns honking, children cheering and brass bands blaring, on Saturday Sunderland was alive with the sounds of happiness.
Phillipston Town Hall to get clean water - The Gardner News Online
Being in Town Hall or right outside you may have noticed the signs saying not to drink the water from the building or the well outside. It’s safe to wash your car or similar uses, but the salt content was too high for consumption. Many believe that the salt content is high because of its proximity t