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Wendell unveils restored World War II memorial after long disappearance
07-18-2024 2:57 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

WENDELL — After a 3,000-mile journey east, a World War II memorial honoring 36 Wendell veterans has finally returned home.In a ceremony Wednesday afternoon, town officials, residents and veterans gathered as Wendell unveiled the recently refurbished...

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Ashfield man among network of volunteers 3D-printing equipment for Ukraine
07-01-2024 5:38 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ASHFIELD — It’s well-known that 3D printers can create objects like key chains and bottle openers. But how about military equipment to fend off a Russian invasion? Volunteers around the world are using the technology to manufacture everything from...


Bronze plaque will commemorate Orange’s Memorial Hall, torn down in 1996
06-07-2024 4:40 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,...


‘It brings back memories’: Buckland native, battling illness, returns home for final visit
06-03-2024 10:30 AM

By DOMENIC POLI

SHELBURNE FALLS — Kenneth Butler knew that when he departed for Bradley International Airport on Friday morning it was the final time he would be in his native western Massachusetts until he is laid to rest next to his parents in Greenfield.The...


North Quabbin Notebook: June 3, 2024
06-03-2024 6:01 AM

Two area veterans get Quilts of Valor ORANGE — Veterans Dereck G. Dowler and Alfred O. “Ollie” Ohlson received Quilts of Valor at a ceremony at the North Orange Grange on May 14.The honor was made possible by the Quilts of Valor Foundation, a...


Shelburne Falls committee puts ‘a local face’ on military service with annual commemoration
05-24-2024 12:41 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

SHELBURNE — The Shelburne Falls Memorial Day Committee is planning a commemoration on Monday to honor one of the four Shelburne men killed fighting for their country in Vietnam, with the intention of celebrating the others on a rotating basis in the...


Heath native’s bill honoring fallen heroes introduced in Congress
05-12-2024 3:05 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...


Hawley selling military dump truck
04-26-2024 3:03 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

HAWLEY — Want a military dump truck? If you’ve got the money, one could be yours.Hawley is using municibid.com, an online auction site for government surplus, to sell a 1990 BMY-Harsco M9229A2 6x6 military dump truck. The acceptance of bids from...


With eye toward teaching firearm safety, Mahar’s Junior ROTC adding air rifles
04-15-2024 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, returning to town
04-08-2024 5:01 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
04-04-2024 11:49 AM

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...


State honors Bernardston WWII vet on 99th birthday
02-15-2024 1:37 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

One of Franklin County’s oldest living World War II veterans was recently honored with three state citations recognizing both his 99th birthday and his military service.Frederic Johnson, of Bernardston received the citations from state Sen. Jo...


Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day ceremony draws parallels to today’s conflicts
12-07-2023 6:16 PM

By BELLA LEVAVI

GILL — The 82nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the catalyst for the United States’ involvement in World War II, was recognized on Thursday during the annual Remembrance Day ceremony that took place next to the French King Bridge. “Our...


Commending ‘service over self’: Greenfield holds annual Veterans Day parade, ceremony
11-12-2023 11:52 AM

By BELLA LEVAVI

GREENFIELD — Franklin County residents converged on the county seat on Saturday for the annual Veterans Day parade and ceremony honoring community members who served.Marching from Greenfield Middle School to Veterans Mall on Main Street were veterans...


Franklin County school ceremonies thank veterans for their service
11-09-2023 5:07 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE and JULIAN MENDOZA

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


New Junior ROTC program exposes Mahar students to military service in Orange
11-09-2023 5:06 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...


Where to celebrate Veterans Day in Franklin County in 2023
11-08-2023 3:57 PM

Editor’s note: Below is a list of Veterans Day ceremonies being held across Franklin County. Know of an event that isn’t listed? Feel free to send details to news@recorder.com. Greenfield The Upper Pioneer Valley Veterans’ Service District will honor...


‘He was everything to this place’: Orange American Legion Post 172 OKs name change to honor long-serving member Donald J. Hurtle
10-23-2023 4:26 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
09-26-2023 4:15 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...


History that ‘reads like James Bond’: Northfield war hero’s descendant visits from Europe
09-05-2023 6:29 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

NORTHFIELD — Patricia Preston’s career as a neurobiologist has helped make her a well-traveled woman.The Spanish national earned a master’s degree in Seattle and now works in a research laboratory at the University of Tübingen in Germany, a job that...


Former Marine from Shelburne Falls pleads not guilty to benefits theft, making false statements
09-01-2023 8:00 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

SPRINGFIELD — A former U.S. Marine was arrested Friday morning and released on conditions after pleading not guilty in a Springfield federal court to charges related to allegedly stealing benefit payments from the Department of Veterans Affairs and...

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