Greenfield bakery places offer on Deerfield’s Oxford property

Friday, September 19, 2014

DEERFIELD — The smell of pickles has long since faded from downtown Deerfield, but the area’s residents may find a new aroma wafting their way soon — freshly baked granola. New England Natural Bakers, Inc., a Greenfield-based company that makes organic granola and muesli, submitted an offer of $38,500 per acre to buy the 12.9-acre former Oxford Foods pickle factory … 0

Boston Globe challenges Patriot Care Corp’s application for medical marijuana dispensary

Friday, September 19, 2014

A company that was awarded a medical marijuana dispensary license in Lowell and is vying for licenses in Boston and Greenfield appears to have overstated … 0

Conway historian to speak on Revolutionary War

Friday, September 19, 2014

CONWAY — On Sept. 21, 1778, Conway’s residents gathered at a special town meeting to settle an unusually important municipal matter: they fired Thomas French, … 0

Families pick out winter gear for cold weather just around corner

Friday, September 19, 2014

GREENFIELD — When Connie Sicard was a third grade teacher at Sheffield Elementary School in Turners Falls, she witnessed first-hand the need among her students for warm winter clothing. “I saw how much they needed new clothing, there … 0

Cash surplus to pay more cops

Friday, September 19, 2014

GREENFIELD — A $3.28 million windfall will allow the town to hire at least two full-time police officers and three or four new employees in the town’s Public Works Department. The state has certified the town’s “free cash” surplus at a record $3,280,402 this year — double what … 0

Tires don’t appear to pose threat to environment

Friday, September 19, 2014

GREENFIELD — The town’s conservation head doesn’t seem to be as concerned about the sea of tires off of Colorado Avenue polluting the Deerfield River as he is about what it will take to shore up the stream … 0

Sunderland to buy lot with affordable housing in mind

Friday, September 19, 2014

SUNDERLAND — Sunderland will purchase a 2.82-acre lot on North Main Street for $265,000, which it plans to use to shore up the town’s proportion of affordable housing units for seniors. The purchase was approved by voters at a special town meeting Friday night and passed by the … 0

Funeral Home sued again

Friday, September 19, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — More than $342,000 and the cremated remains of a Granby man and his wife are missing four months after the Ryder Funeral Home in South Hadley was shut down by state regulators, according to two lawsuits filed in Hampshire Superior Court. The complaints — filed by … 0

Hamp eyes plastics ban

Friday, September 19, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — The city is considering joining a growing list of communities nationwide to ban plastic bags in supermarkets and other retail stores, and Styrofoam disposable food and beverage containers used in restaurants. Responding to multiple requests from constituents asking the city to move toward such a ban, … 0

Deerfield man arraigned after 3rd DWI charge

Friday, September 19, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A 20-year-old South Deerfield man was arraigned Thursday on his third drunk driving charge and other charges in regards to an accident that injured him and his girlfriend in August. Tylor J. Sevene, of 13 Elm St., Apt. 20, pleaded not guilty in Northampton District Court … 0

Study faults Amherst cops, UMass in melee

Friday, September 19, 2014

AMHERST — A much-anticipated report on the March 8 “Blarney Blowout” melee faults University of Massachusetts officials for failing to recognize the risk of a swelling group of young people on campus and Amherst police for reacting with too much force once the hard-drinking hordes surged into town. … 0

Two local dance teachers want spot on ‘Amazing Race’

Friday, September 19, 2014

Two local dance teachers are eagerly awaiting a call back from producers of the Amazing Race reality television game show to find out if they’ll have a chance at being chosen as one of the teams to compete … 0

Water restrictions in effect for Shelburne Falls

Friday, September 19, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — Water restrictions are now in effect for Shelburne Falls, because of low stream-flow conditions in the North River, near the district’s two water wells. Until further notice, nonessential outdoor water use is prohibited between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Examples of such uses include: soakers … 0