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Area Fourth of July events

Thursday, July 2, 2015

A variety of Fourth of July celebrations will take place throughout the area this weekend. Saturday Amherst Amherst’s Independence Day celebration will begin at 5 p.m. behind the University of Massachusetts’ McGuirk Football Stadium. The event will include a kid’s hay hunt and family field races from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Six Flags famous friends from 6:30 to 6:45 p.m., … 0

Watershed Council plans to sue Chang Farms

Thursday, July 2, 2015

WHATELY — Alleging that Chang Farms has been violating its federal pollution discharge permit routinely over the past five years, the Connecticut River Watershed Council … 0

‘We still can’t find refuge’: Community supports S.C. church shooting victims with vigil

Thursday, July 2, 2015

GREENFIELD — Franklin County residents of many ages, races and ethnicities assembled on the Town Common Thursday to pay respects to the those nine black … 0

Northfield residents certain of danger with gas pipeline

Thursday, July 2, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Gulf Road resident Judy Wolter isn’t afraid to voice her opinion and can frequently be found holding hand-painted signs at the edge of Jere S. Nelson’s property line — where a proposed natural gas pipeline and … 0

Greenfield Police posts Level 3 sex offenders on Facebook

Thursday, July 2, 2015

GREENFIELD — Police have begun posting information about Level 3 sex offenders on Facebook and they say it has already led to one arrest. Greenfield Police Lt. William Gordon said the department has gotten both positive and negative feedback about the decision to post photographs and information about … 0

Outdoor music at Hubie’s Tavern draws crowds, complaints

Thursday, July 2, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Hubie’s Tavern and Restaurant came under fire at a Board of Selectmen meeting this week after residents voiced complaints that music from the venue’s outdoor patio is excessive and disruptive, but some have expressed concern … 0

Batters up for ‘Chesbro Challenge’

Thursday, July 2, 2015

CONWAY — It’ll be batters up on Saturday as the first pitch crosses the plate at the third annual Chesbro Challenge, but baseballs won’t be all that fly through the air. The event will be held from 1 … 0

Neighbors: Green River Festival around the corner

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Hello neighbor. It’s that time again — the countdown is just seven days. The Green River Festival will be held July 10, 11 and 12 at Greenfield Community College, and there are a limited number of tickets left, … 0

Police say hoax prompted big response to Greenfield hotel

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

GREENFIELD — Threatening phone calls that prompted a heavy police response to the Days Inn on Wednesday morning turned out to be a hoax, a case of what is known as “swatting,” according to Greenfield Police Chief Robert … 0

Greenfield sets Independence Day Celebration for Sunday

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

GREENFIELD — The town is gearing up for its annual Fourth of July Celebration on Beacon Field, and this year town officials say it’s going to be the best yet. The celebration will begin at 4 p.m. on … 0

Mother, teen rescued from Green River

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

GREENFIELD — A mother and her 14-year-old child were rescued late Wednesday afternoon when they became trapped in a wooded area in the Green River in Colrain. Greenfield Fire Lt. Peter McIver said the mother and her five children, who live in Greenfield, went swimming Wednesday afternoon and … 0

FERC sets pipeline scoping meeting: Will take comment on potential enviromental effects July 29 at GMS

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Federal regulators have issued formal notice for Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s Northeast Energy Direct project, scheduling a July 29 public meeting in Greenfield. The notice starts the clock for the 60-day process to decide the scope of issues considered in a environmental impact statement on the project, which … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Ashfield Jeremy L. Johnson and Heather M. Johnson to Niels Cudnohufsky and Lynda Cudnohufsky, 1147 Hawley Road, $262,000. Bernardston Veronica A. Mayrand to Christopher R. Pappademas of Greenfield, 3 Huckle Hill Road, $153,500. Peter R. James, commissioners, to Franklin Land Trust, Inc. of Shelburne, Huckle Hill Road, $160,000. … 0