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Driver plows into Jerry’s Place

Friday, October 31, 2014

DEERFIELD — Bent metal bar stools, skid marks on the floor and a gaping hole in the wall mark the spot where a car barreled through the front window of Jerry’s Place restaurant early Thursday morning after a Northfield woman drove through the center of town and straight into the building. “All of a sudden I saw headlights, then they … 0

Police seek suspect in Leyden Woods shooting

Thursday, October 30, 2014

GREENFIELD — Police are searching for a man who allegedly shot at two people in Leyden Woods Wednesday night, while a second suspect is in … 0

Going public: FRTA wants to know what it would take to get you on the bus

Friday, October 31, 2014

GREENFIELD — There are a lot of moving pieces to consider when you sit down to try to improve public transportation in the state’s most … 0

Turners’ Five Eyed Fox offers drinks, food

Thursday, October 30, 2014

By CHRIS CURTIS Recorder Staff TURNERS FALLS — Caught between running a cafe or a bar, the proprietors of Five Eyed Fox went with both. The new addition to the Turners Falls downtown is open 8 a.m. to … 0

Filmmakers flock to Massachusetts

Thursday, October 30, 2014

GREENFIELD — You don’t have to go to Hollywood nowadays if you want to work in movies: Massachusetts is now one of the top 10 film locations in the United States, says Lisa Strout, director of the Massachusetts … 0

Mural to be installed on side of Green Fields Market Saturday

Thursday, October 30, 2014

GREENFIELD — The 40-foot-wide mural that the Paint the Town Green Committee has been working on for several months is set to be installed on the eastern exterior of Green Fields Market this week and unveiled during a ceremony on Saturday. Committee Chairwoman Sandra Boston said people will … 0

Question 1 seeks to break gas tax link to inflation

Thursday, October 30, 2014

One of four statewide ballot questions facing voters Tuesday is whether to eliminate annual adjustments to the gasoline and diesel fuel tax that are based on changes in the Consumer Price Index. If Question 1 is approved, it would eliminate the requirement to automatically adjust the gas tax … 0

Montague special town meeting continues over posting concern, decides raises, liquor licenses

Thursday, October 30, 2014

MONTAGUE — A raise for part-time emergency dispatchers, three liquor licenses beyond the town quota and new savings funds all got the OK from special town meeting voters Wednesday night, after some questions as to the meeting’s validity. Town meeting member Jeanne Golrick contested the town meeting’s right … 0

Everyone wants more buses

Friday, October 31, 2014

GREENFIELD — While a selection of bus riders’ opinions on local public transportation varies, there was one common thread — voiced again and again — during a recent series of interviews. All of those questioned said they want … 0

Riding the bus

Friday, October 31, 2014

GREENFIELD — To get some firsthand knowledge of public transportation in Franklin County, this reporter recently ditched his car and hopped on the bus. I rode the Greenfield’s Route 21 one rainy Wednesday. My Jeep had an 8 a.m. service appointment at Brown Motors, and I’d have 90 … 0

Quilts triumph

Thursday, October 30, 2014

By DIANE BRONCACCIO Recorder Staff SHELBURNE FALLS — At least 50,000 YouTube viewers have seen Ann Brauer’s pink quilt shop sail down Conway Street like a boat adrift in the floods of Tropical Storm Irene, but her new … 0

The doctor is in, again, in Shelburne Falls

Thursday, October 30, 2014

By DIANE BRONCACCIO Recorder Staff SHELBURNE FALLS — The home-based office of Dr. Heyman Oxman, busy from the 1940s to the early 1960s, once again has a doctor in it: Stefan Topolski, MD. Trailside Health and its non-profit … 0

Whately Planning Board OKs Bayer factory expansion

Thursday, October 30, 2014

WHATELY — Whately’s Planning Board has approved a site plan for a proposed expansion to local thermoplastics company Bayer MaterialScience’s factory. The review was continued at three separate board meetings since July 29. According to Planning Board chairman Don Sluter, the board attached two conditions to the approval: … 0