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Greenfield Middle School will be housing the School Department's administrative offices in a first-floor space that will be renovated.
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Greenfield School Committee approves central office move to middle school

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

GREENFIELD — Greenfield’s School Department will proceed with a plan to move the central administrative offices to the Greenfield Middle School on Federal Street. The committee voted unanimously Wednesday night to support the plan, which would involve renovating unoccupied space on the school’s first floor. The build-out would cost roughly $750,000, which chairman Timothy Farrell said would be paid for … 0

Atlantic Furniture to set up shop in Deerfield Industrial Park

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Vacant for about four years, a 277,000-square-foot factory building at Deerfield Industrial Park has a new occupant. Deerfield Industrial LLC, which is … 0

Mary Anne Marsh —political pundit and GHS grad — shares her take on the ‘craziest’ election race she’s seen

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Expect a “slugfest through the spring and possibly the early summer.” That’s the word, at least, from Mary Anne Marsh, the Greenfield-raised political pundit reporting … 0

No foul play suspected as body found near river in Colrain

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

COLRAIN — Police say no foul play is suspected in the case of a body that was found by the bank of a river on Jacksonville Road Wednesday night. On a residential, wooded area behind a single-family house, … 0

Public weighs in on senior center sustainability, use, design

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

GREENFIELD — When it comes to the town’s new senior center, sustainability, potential use by youth and the community, and the physical design of the new building are on the minds of the public. About 30 residents of … 0

What does it take to build a new library? Erving, Greenfield, other towns look to Athol’s shiny new example

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

When Athol’s public library took shape in 1918 it was built on land given by local businessman Laroy Starrett and with money donated by industrialist and noted library philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, but behind that were decades of negotiations … 0

Giving life, giving hope

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

GREENFIELD — Baystate Franklin Medical Center is among a select group of hospitals and transplant centers nationwide recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for reaching gold, silver, or bronze levels of achievement by conducting … 0

Beastcam: Building a better animal camera

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

AMHERST — When UMass Amherst biologist Duncan Irschick was studying the morphology of sharks in Florida last April, he wanted a better way to understand their body shapes. So Irschick, along with two undergraduate co-inventors, created a 3D … 0

Amherst’s College Pizza loses license to sell food

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

AMHERST — A 2014 incident in which surveillance video shows a nearly naked man preparing a sandwich for a customer at College Pizza, and other alleged unsanitary behavior by the same employee, prompted a yearlong suspension of the restaurant’s license this week. The Board of Health voted 3-0 … 0

Dean, 2 associate deans resigning from UMass College of Education

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

AMHERST — Three top officials at the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have tendered their resignations. Dean Christine McCormick, who has held that role since 2005, as well as Associate Deans Joseph Berger and Linda Griffin, have all announced they will be leaving the … 0

UMass ecologist leads 1st study of climate change impact on sugar maples

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

AMHERST — As maple sugaring season approaches, plant ecologist Kristina Stinson at the University of Massachusetts recently received a two-year, $149,800 grant to study the impact of climate change on the quantity and quality of sugar maple sap, including its chemical composition. The researchers believe this is the … 0

‘Renewable Redoable’: Four Rivers students’ film about energy in Burlington, Vt., to play at Garden Cinemas Thursday

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

GREENFIELD — Four River Charter Public School seniors studying the energy issue this year had little trouble figuring out what the focus of their final project should be for their “learning expedition,” dubbed “How Do We Keep the … 0

County’s Bernie Sanders supporters happy with win, but not surprised

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Bernie Sanders supporters in Franklin County said they were happy — but not surprised — to learn Sanders won the New Hampshire Democratic primary Tuesday night. David Cohen of Greenfield, who is involved with the Pioneer Valley for Bernie committee, was watching live coverage of the presidential primary … 0