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Hotel still planned for Wilson’s space; Project moving more slowly than expected

Thursday, January 29, 2015

GREENFIELD — Plans for an upscale hotel with banquet facilities are still in progress for the upper floors of Wilson’s Department Store, but the owner isn’t sure how long it might take to open one. “The project is not dead,” said Wilson’s President Kevin O’Neil, a partner of American House LLC, which owns the block and is hoping to bring … 0

Early in budget process, Frontier reports level funding

Thursday, January 29, 2015

DEERFIELD — The first draft of the Frontier Regional School 2016 budget shows no increase over this year, which district administrators said will be achieved … 0

Buckland ponders mutual aid plan

Thursday, January 29, 2015

BUCKLAND — Selectmen held off on voting to sign the Western Mass. Law Enforcement Mutual Aid Agreement until they have more information about liabilities for … 0

Historians thrilled about plans for dam

Thursday, January 29, 2015

GREENFIELD — The mayor and local historians say they are thrilled that it looks like the Wiley & Russell Dam on Deerfield Street may be repaired and restored instead of removed, but the Connecticut River Watershed Council is … 0

Gill-Montague School District plans cuts

Thursday, January 29, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The Gill-Montague Regional School Committee on Thursday night approved an $18.3 million preliminary budget, including a number of layoffs at all district levels, but not including three cuts evidently feared. Addressing a full room with an audience of more than 30, School Committee Chairwoman Joyce … 0

‘Great draw for surgeons’

Thursday, January 29, 2015

GREENFIELD — The new operating rooms at Baystate Franklin Medical Center slated for summer 2016 will attract more skilled physicians, give medical and nursing students a better learning experience, and current staff more space to meet patients needs, … 0

Lunt may become drug detox, rehab center

Thursday, January 29, 2015

GREENFIELD — A Springfield-based addiction treatment program has proposed to establish a drug detox and rehab center at the former Lunt Silversmiths factory off Federal Street. “I’ll be looking at the proposal more closely with other officials in … 0

Lt. governor says homeless and addicts top priorities

Thursday, January 29, 2015

GREENFIELD — Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito told a room full of town leaders Thursday that homeless families living in the town’s hotels and opioid addiction are the new Republican administration’s two top priorities. “We will have specific plans … 0

High school art exhibit opens at Artspace

Thursday, January 29, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Artspace Community Arts Center’s newest exhibit features teen artists from around the region. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight in the 15 Mill St. gallery. The exhibit showcases work by teens from 13 area high schools, and will be … 0

Trolley Museum gets $10K to restore Freight House

Thursday, January 29, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — Ever since the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum bought the historic Shelburne Falls Freight House in 2004, the old building has been a work-in-progress. But now, thanks to a $10,000 grant, volunteers will be able to … 0

Kiwanis scares up money for Bernardston students

Thursday, January 29, 2015

BERNARDSTON — Scarecrows are good for fall decoration and can sometimes keep pests away from crops. In Bernardston, they’re also able to help schoolchildren go places. The local Kiwanis Club’s October Scarecrow in the Park event is the … 0

Signs sought for historic, somewhat hidden cemetery in Montague

Thursday, January 29, 2015

MONTAGUE — Dry Hill Cemetery is out there, somewhere, although you might not know it if you saw it. Lack of public access to the cemetery has been a topic of town discussion for years, and the latest proposal is to put up signs with a state grant … 0

Neighbors: We dodged the blizzard bullet and now back to daily life

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Hello neighbor. Well, we dodged another bullet this week — gotta love the storm that wasn’t. Hope you all had a nice snow day and got to do some of the things you typically can’t because of work and other responsibilities. Have a great weekend! GIRL SCOUT TROOP … 0