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Practical purpose for mound of tires?

Thursday, September 18, 2014

GREENFIELD — A former Colorado Avenue resident says that he believes the thousands of tires found piled along the Deerfield River were put there many years ago by the property owner to stabilize the riverbank. Allan Keyes, who owned Keyes (auto) Repair Service on Colorado Avenue, said that a neighbor used his access road to dump the tires to stabilize … 0

State to FERC: scrutinize pipeline route

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The state’s top environmental official has written to the federal government calling for careful review of Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s proposed Northeast Direct Natural Gas Pipeline, … 0

Western Mass. dino-might

Thursday, September 18, 2014

DEERFIELD — In 1835, Dexter Marsh, a local laborer, was busy at work laying slabs of stone sidewalk in Greenfield when he noticed something in … 0

Northfield inks contract with new admin.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

NORTHFIELD — It’s official — Brian Noble has signed a contract to become the town’s new town administrator. First, though, he’ll be the assistant interim town administrator. Noble, a Norwell resident, has been liquidating the family business and … 0

Weighing a reunion

Thursday, September 18, 2014

BUCKLAND — After the old Rowe School Committee cut ties with the Mohawk/Hawlemont/Rowe superintendent last winter, its current school board has voted to open discussions about rejoining the Mohawk Trail Regional School District — but as a Grade 7 to Grade 12 member town. At a recent Mohawk … 0

Erving approves all but chimney money at special town meeting

Thursday, September 18, 2014

ERVING — Residents approved all but one item on Monday’s special town meeting warrant, rebuffing a request to use $60,000 from an old appropriation to repair and renovate the chimney on the old Usher Mill boiler room building. Municipal Clerk Betsy Sicard said residents rejected the requested transfer … 0

Hospital aims to keep ‘Birthplace’ virus free

Thursday, September 18, 2014

GREENFIELD — Due to concerns about the spread of enterovirus, a new visitor policy has been adopted at Baystate Franklin Medical Center. The new policy applies to the “Birthplace” maternity ward only. Effective immediately, only those 14 years old or older will be allowed to visit babies and … 0

Weldon elevator replaced and open

Thursday, September 18, 2014

GREENFIELD — Residents of the 109-year-old Weldon House on High Street were surprised and thrilled to learn last week that their elevator had been replaced and was up and running several weeks ahead of schedule. At the same … 0

PARKing Day offers info and fun

Thursday, September 18, 2014

GREENFIELD — A parking space in the heart of the downtown will be transformed today into a public park. The town, Franklin Regional Council of Governments and Greenfield Business Association will temporarily transform a metered space on Main … 0

Neighbors: Lots of fun and festivals this fall

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Hello neighbor. What a great couple of months we have ahead of us here in the county. It’s no secret that fall is my favorite season, not only because of the brilliant color, cool temperatures and crisp apples from our local orchards, but because the county is alive … 0

Greenfield bench project a lesson in collaboration

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

GREENFIELD — A five-member group called Greenfield Rejuvenators is teaming up with the town, jail, a high school teacher and his students and local organizations to install up to another 50 benches in the downtown. The new benches … 0

Andrews blasts mailing as ‘misleading attack’

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Rep. Denise Andrews, D-Orange, is lashing out against what she says is a “misleading attack mailing” by the conservative advocacy organization Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance “on behalf of the Republican party,” criticizing her voting record as her re-election campaign … 0

Franklin County Opioid Task Force regroups, continues

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

GREENFIELD — The area Opioid Task Force met Tuesday for a look at the big picture of addiction in Franklin County and at reports from subcommittees working in various facets of the community problem. The meeting in the … 0