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ORANGE — The Packard Heights Association will hold a mini-triathlon on Sunday, Aug. 13, at 1 p.m., beginning from the main beach at the pond. Teams of one to three members can enter, but the number of teams is limited. The race will be held rain or shine. After checking in at the beach,...
Lewis H. Starkey III, 53, of Wendell, standing behind glass, was arraigned Monday in Orange District Court on charges related to the July 5 shooting death of his girlfriend, 48-year-old Amanda Glover.Photo by Cameron Woodcock 
ORANGE — Lewis H. Starkey III, 53, of Wendell, is being held without bail after pleading not guilty Monday in Orange District Court to charges related to the July 5 shooting death of his girlfriend, whose adult son managed to survive the ordeal. First Assistant District Attorney Steven Gagne...
Madeline Brewer, Bill Skarsgård and Landon Liboiron at a Special Fan Screening of Netflix's "Hemlock Grove" held at The Arclight Theater on Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Los Angeles. Skarsgård will join the cast in Hulu's "Castle Rock," to be filmed in Orange.Photo by Alexandra Wyman/Invision for Netflix/AP Images
ORANGE — He may not be as well known as Sissy Spacek, or have the same veteran horror status, but “It” and “Hemlock Grove” star Bill Skarsgård has been tapped to join the cast of Hulu’s “Castle Rock.” The series is set to begin filming in Orange soon, and is based on the novels by Stephen King...
PHILLIPSTON — Acting on the request of Jay Rasku of the Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust, on Monday all three selectmen signed the updated conservation restriction of 172 acres of land owned by Jason Hakkila.  A conservation restriction, formerly known as a conservation easement, is a means...
NEW SALEM — The debt exclusion vote for the amounts required to pay for the purchase of a new tanker truck for the fire department has passed, with 57 in favor and 32 opposed. Eighty-nine of 735 registered voters turned out for Monday’s election, which was scheduled after a $300,000 town meeting...
 Franklin County Sheriff Christopher Donelan, at right, watches as Lewis H.Starkey III, 53, of 179 West St., Wendell, is led by police and court officials into the holding area of the Orange District Courthouse early this morning. Starkey was set to be arraigned today on charges of murder, armed assault with intent to murder, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, in connection to allegations that he shot and murdered 48-year-old Amanda Glover on July 5, of the same address, and attempted murder o
WENDELL — The man wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of 48-year-old Amanda Glover on July 5 in the vicinity of West Street was expected to be arraigned in Orange District Court today.  He was arrested Sunday without incident at 9:10 a.m. after police stopped his vehicle on Holtshire...
ORANGE — Slate Casting will hold an open casting call for extra work on the upcoming television show “Castle Rock” on Tuesday, July 18, from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Ruth B. Smith Auditorium at Orange Town Hall, 6 Prospect St.  “We are so excited to meet the residents of Orange and the surrounding...
NEW SALEM — Flutist Erin Dubois and pianist Andrew D’Antonio will perform at the 1794 Meetinghouse on Sunday, July 16, at 4 p.m. The recital will feature “Sonata in D for Flute and Piano” by Sergei Prokofiev, “Le Merle Noir” by Olivier Messiaen, and “Spiegel im Spiegel” by Arvo Pärt, plus pieces...
Hunt Farm of Orange invites the community, friends and those curious about agriculture to an Open Barn Day at their farm on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pictured are three generations of the Hunt family. Left to right -- George Hunt Sr., George Hunt Jr., ​and James Hunt.Submitted photo
ORANGE — Hunt Farm invites the community, friends and those curious about agriculture to an Open Barn Day at their farm on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event will provide the opportunity to meet local farmers, sample dairy products and tour a working dairy farm. Attendees can...
ERVING — The Erving Open Space Committee, in collaboration with the Franklin Regional Council of Governments, has issued a survey to all town residents. The survey is designed to gather residents’ feedback on existing recreational and open space resources as well as preferences for future...

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