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Tuesday morning fire damages Wolfie’s kitchen

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Local firefighters quickly put out a kitchen fire at Wolfie’s Restaurant early Tuesday morning and investigators are still seeking the cause. The business is closed temporarily for repair but for how long was unclear late Tuesday. At 1:41 a.m., Deerfield Police were dispatched to 52 South Main St. for a reported motion alarm in the kitchen of … 0

COG plans to intervene on pipeline

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Franklin Regional Council of Governments is looking into providing legal and technical assistance to help towns deal with the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast … 0

Early retirement proposal among farmers’ concerns on state ‘Ag Day’

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Tuesday was “Ag Day” on Beacon Hill, meaning it was a day for state legislators and administration officials to get an earful on key farming … 0

Parents voice concerns about Frontier early release proposal

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

DEERFIELD — Parents in the Frontier Regional and Union 38 school district would like to see the details of a plan to release students early on Fridays and the use of that time for professional development hashed out a little more before any decision is made to implement … 0

Greenfield Savings Bank’s new president John W. Howland excited to be here

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

GREENFIELD — Other than having “Green” as part of its hometown name — never a bad color to associate with banking — Greenfield Savings Bank’s new president says there are big differences between the 150-year-old Franklin County financial … 0

Becky Caplice leaves Greenfield Savings Bank ‘in great shape’

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

GREENFIELD — When Becky Caplice arrived at Greenfield Savings Bank in 1991, she had already been in the business since 1977, when she was hired as a “commercial lending trainee” in a field that knew few women in … 0

Read on: Literacy Project extends school year

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

GREENFIELD — Due to an increase in funding, students at The Literacy Project will be able to continue their studies for four more weeks. The Literacy Project, a nonprofit that provides education in basic skills for adults across … 0

Minding the wage gap

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

GREENFIELD — The CEO of the Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts, Elizabeth Barajas-Román, will serve on the Statewide Advisory Committee on Wage Equality formed Tuesday by Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg. She is the only western Massachusetts representative on … 0

Ralph Hills, Warwick’s oldest resident, honored with Boston Post cane

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

WARWICK — While Ralph Hills may be Warwick’s oldest resident, he’s relatively new to town. Hills, 93, grew up in York, Pa., and lived all over the East Coast, putting down roots on Long Island, N.Y., and later … 0

Literacy Project forms new group to tackle challenging novels

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

GREENFIELD — A new book group to tackle James Joyce’s challenging novel “Ulysses” is meeting Wednesday nights in Greenfield. For the past four years, The Literacy Project has been hosting a “Bloomsday” event on June 16, the day … 0

Ashfield special town meeting Monday

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

ASHFIELD — On Monday evening, special town meeting voters will be asked to spend some “free cash” reserves to pay for winter road-plowing, to set aside $40,000 for the town’s share of the Smith Branch Road disaster-recovery project, and to spend $5,000 toward publication of a third book … 0

Charlemont special town meeting Monday

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

CHARLEMONT — Townspeople will see several spending requests for equipment that will help firefighters and the Charlemont ambulance at a special town meeting Monday, 6:30 p.m., in the Hawlemont Regional School. About $10,500 is requested from the town’s “Free Cash” surplus revenue for the following items: ∎ $4,500 to … 0

Athol slaughterhouse among those named CISA’s Local Heroes

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Three local businesses start the 2015 growing season as heroes of local agriculture. At a gathering in Northampton, the nonprofit Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture bestowed “Local Hero” awards on Adams Farm of Athol, Squash Inc. of Belchertown and Maple Corner Farm of Granville. The awards … 0