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Arts, crafts and sonorous saw sounds at Old Deerfield Fall Craft Fair

Sunday, September 21, 2014

DEERFIELD — Issuing faintly from the top floor of the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association museum, a faint, tremulous wail to the tune of “Dream a little Dream of Me” had people on the lower floors and staircase pausing to comment on the eerie tone and speculate as to the source. Up close, Violet Walker’s musical saw had 9-month-old Alexis Ellershaw … 0

Whately seeks mediation to revisit Town Hall renovation

Sunday, September 21, 2014

WHATELY — Four months after it was struck down during the town elections, the Municipal Building Committee is once again trying to garner support for … 0

SNAP benefits extend to farm shares

Sunday, September 21, 2014

MONTAGUE — For the first time, food stamp recipients will be able to purchase CSA farm shares of fresh fruits and vegetables. One local farm, … 0

Bernardston receives Vermont Yankee grant for public safety garage

Sunday, September 21, 2014

BERNARDSTON — Bernardston’s emergency departments will have a place to park their vehicles and equipment by year’s end, thanks to a grant from Vermont Yankee. The town received $30,000 for the garage from the nuclear plant’s owners, an … 0

Greenfield Community Relations Committee to discuss Hillside Park tonight

Sunday, September 21, 2014

GREENFIELD — The Town Council Community Relations and Education Committee will discuss updates concerning activities and safety in Hillside Park, as well as the splash park expected to open there next spring, with the public tonight . Precinct 1 Councilor and CRE Chairwoman Marian Kelner said her committee … 0

Groundbreaking research in Arctic leads UMass professor Julie Brigham-Grette to head Polar Research Board

Sunday, September 21, 2014

AMHERST — Studying glacial geology is a tantalizing mystery that can offer up a treasure trove of information if you know how and where to dig, believes University of Massachusetts Amherst professor Julie Brigham-Grette. “It’s like trying to … 0

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 … 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 the scope of its operations at a counseling and research program for HIV and AIDS patients at dispensaries it owns in other cities. … 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, the captain of their local militia. Now, 236 years later, Conway Historical Society President Phil Kantor will host a short lecture on the … 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