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Cosby admitted in 2005 trial to buying drugs to give to women

Monday, July 6, 2015

PHILADELPHIA — Bill Cosby admitted in 2005 that he secured quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with, and that he gave the sedative to at least one woman and “other people,” according to documents obtained Monday by The Associated Press. Cosby’s lawyers insisted that two of the accusers knew they were … 0

‘We’re dying’: Police report 3 opioid overdose-related deaths in last 2 weeks

Monday, July 6, 2015

GREENFIELD — People are continuing to die of heroin, about as many in the last few weeks as in some previous years. “We’re dying,” said … 0

Greenfield officials, crowd pleased with fireworks display

Monday, July 6, 2015

GREENFIELD — There wasn’t a bad seat from Beacon to Lunt fields as the sky above Poet’s Seat Tower lit up with colorful fireworks late … 0

Local agency sending Greenfield homeless kids to summer camp

Monday, July 6, 2015

GREENFIELD — Homeless children living with their families in Greenfield hotels and shelters will have the opportunity to go to camp this year for at least two weeks each. Rural Development Inc., a nonprofit in Turners Falls that reached out to the community last month for some financial … 0

The roads to an improved local economy?

Monday, July 6, 2015

With more people expected to take to the highways than in the past eight years, according to an American Automobile Association projection, Franklin County has some new tourist-oriented signs to guide them. The “way-finding” signs, which have gone … 0

Building a sound education

Monday, July 6, 2015

GREENFIELD — When Maria Scotera takes up the baton of Greenfield High School music director in the fall, she won’t be a new face to many. Scotera is moving up to the high school this year with her … 0

AG Healey’s office to lead regional gas capacity study

Monday, July 6, 2015

BOSTON — An evaluation of options for the region’s electricity needs over the next 15 years, including whether more natural gas capacity is necessary, is being launched by Attorney General Maura Healey. The attorney general’s office announced Monday … 0

Neighbors: Greenfield fireworks the best in years

Monday, July 6, 2015

Hello neighbor. I’m sure those of you who attended the fireworks in Greenfield on Sunday night woke up Monday morning still in awe. They were magnificent — the best I’ve seen in many years. I sat on Lunt … 0

1794 Meetinghouse to hold fundraiser for roof repairs

Monday, July 6, 2015

NEW SALEM — The 1794 Meetinghouse, North Quabbin’s center for the performing arts, which brings live music performances by excellent musicians, needs to repair its roof by next winter. A leak in the roof last winter which was patched has already caused damage to the ceiling. The organization … 0

Moratorium could kill Shutesbury solar field

Friday, July 3, 2015

SHUTESBURY — Developers hoping to bring a 6-megawatt solar farm to Pratt Corner Road are ready to begin going through Shutesbury’s permitting process, even as a citizen petition is before officials requesting that any action by town boards be delayed until a new solar bylaw is developed. Marnin … 0

New Deerfield showroom for N.E. Meeting House Design

Monday, July 6, 2015

DEERFIELD — A Deerfield business that specializes in interior remodelling has found itself practicing what it preaches over the last two weeks: Deerfield-based New England Meeting House Design is moving to a new showroom on Routes 5 and … 0

Mount Grace gets boost from AmeriCorps

Monday, July 6, 2015

ATHOL — Regional land conservation advocates have openings for five people in Athol. The Corporation for National and Community Service is funding AmeriCorps in Massachusetts to the tune of $10.6 million this year, supporting 1,564 AmeriCorps members. Twenty-three … 0

Trolleyfest set for July 18 at Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum

Monday, July 6, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — The Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum will be celebrating “Trolleyfest” on July 18 at the Trolley Museum in Shelburne Falls, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. This is the annual celebration of the restoration of Trolley … 0