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On Sunday afternoon Eli, a 2-year-old Vizsla, was found at Lake Mattawa in Orange after being missing for 36 days. The search team was able to get Eli to sniff out his owner, Edwin Naval of Stratford, Conn. In late June where Eli went missing while at a training in Northfield without Naval.  Submitted photo
AREA — After being missing for 36 days Eli, a 2-year-old Vizsla dog, was found Sunday and reunited with his owner Edwin Naval of Stratford, Conn. Eli first went missing in Northfield while at a hunting training.  Naval said that Eli, a show dog and American Kennel Club title winner, was with a...
WARWICK — The selectboard Monday night said they are hoping to gain the assistance of the state’s Environmental Police with regard to addressing a resident feeding geese at Moore’s Pond.  In her regular report, board member Dawn Magi broached the subject, asking if the town’s police chief, David...
Pastor Mary Hendrickson, of Mission Covenant Church in Orange, is slimed by children who participated in last week's community Vacation Bible School. Hendrickson promised the children they could slime her if they raised $300 to give 60 children in Peru fresh water for a year, and collected 300 cans of food for the Orange Food Pantry.Submitted photo
ORANGE — This past week, Mission Covenant Church on Pleasant Street hosted a community Vacation Bible School, which was put on by three area churches. In attendance were 28 children, up from nine last year.  The children were given a double challenge: raise $300 to give 60 children in Peru fresh...
BOSTON — The Beacon Hill Roll Call records votes taken and other discussions in the House and Senate each week. Coming up on Beacon Hill DETAINING IMMIGRANTS — The state’s Supreme Judicial Court ruled last week that current state law does not give the authority to Massachusetts court...
NEW SALEM — The selectboard on Monday approved a one-day liquor license for the return of Hilltown Brewfest, an annual fundraiser for local fire departments, to take place from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9, at 837 Daniel Shays Hwy. Due to the charitable nature of the event, which was not...
ORANGE — On Tuesday, Aug. 8, from 5 a.m. to approximately 2 p.m., traffic will be detoured around Orange center while filming for Hulu’s “Castle Rock” series is under way. “Normal” vehicles will be detoured onto Water Street to East Main Street on the south side. The detour is Mechanic-Winter-...
ORANGE — Community Development Director Kevin Kennedy told the selectboard last week that the town’s community development block grant application had been rejected, for the third year in a row.  Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds are released by the federal government’s department...
 On Sunday night the Petersham Brass Band took a short break from their final concert of the season to recognize clarinet players Elaine Guertin and Maureen Riendeau for 50 years of playing with the band. Left to right -- Guertin, band director Dana Robinson, Riendeau. Photo by Ashley Arseneau 
PETERSHAM — The Petersham Brass Band held their 818th concert, the last of their 103rd season, on Sunday night and also presented two members of the band with plaques to recognize their participation in the band for 50 years. Many area residents and even a few dogs came to enjoy the show. Some...
WENDELL — Jenny Potee, the chair of New Salem’s Board of Health, went before the Wendell Selectboard last Wednesday to argue for opening up the Swift River School’s well to see if the source of excess sodium in the school’s water, reported over the last year, can be found there.  “Sodium has...
BOSTON — Beacon Hill Roll Call records local legislators’ votes on roll calls from the week of July 24-28. GOV. BAKER’S MASSHEALTH CHANGES (H 3822) — The House 41-116, and the Senate 32-6, rejected Gov. Charlie Baker’s proposal to make some major changes to MassHealth, the state’s Medicaid...

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