Shape follows form: Deerfield Arts Bank show looks at chairs, their owners

Monday, September 22, 2014

DEERFIELD — For Deerfield resident Jane Trigere, we human beings are inseparable from our chairs. “Chairs are interesting because they imply the human form,” said Trigere. “They only exist and are only shaped the way they are because we are shaped the way we are.” She finds chairs so fascinating, in fact, that she’s dedicated an entire new art show … 0

Sweet news: Adams Donuts has new owner

Monday, September 22, 2014

GREENFIELD — The more things change, the more they stay the same — especially when it involves a small locally owned doughnut shop with a … 0

Has pipeline seismic testing already begun?

Monday, September 22, 2014

Efforts to site a natural gas pipeline across Massachusetts, including nine Franklin County towns, became official only last week, but some people who live along … 0

Ashfield voters OK Internet plan, mediation

Monday, September 22, 2014

ASHFIELD — By a 65-38 vote, special town meeting voters authorized the Selectboard to negotiate with Christopher Gray to set up a fixed wireless Internet service, using the Town Hall steeple and town government’s new broadband hookup. After much debate, they agreed to pay $5,000 for extra clerical … 0

Arts Block, Pushkin owner declares bankruptcy

Monday, September 22, 2014

GREENFIELD — The owner of two popular downtown entertainment venues has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, so it will be at least two months before his mortgage holder can foreclose on the properties. An automatic stay has been … 0

Body found in Warwick, circumstances prompt hazmat response

Monday, September 22, 2014

WARWICK — The discovery of a woman’s body and containers of an unknown substance prompted a hazmat team response Sunday. According to a statement from the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office, Warwick police and Massachusetts State Police responded to a car parked in the snowmobile parking area on Wendell … 0

Basketball player talks about drug troubles

Monday, September 22, 2014

GREENFIELD — Addressing an audience of more than 500 at Greenfield Community College Monday, former NBA player Chris Herren said it wasn’t the end result — a professional sports career torpedoed by heroin — that mattered. “I think … 0

MCAS scores see little change

Monday, September 22, 2014

GREENFIELD — Like their counterparts statewide, Greenfield schools showed little change from 2013 to 2014 in the number of students who meet or exceed grade-level proficiency standards according to the latest MCAS results. Two Greenfield schools — Federal Street and Discovery School at Four Corners — are rated … 0

Engaged learning: Activated — Academy of Early Learning uses robots to teach students problem solving, estimation

Monday, September 22, 2014

GREENFIELD — In Janice Fuller’s preschool class, four little yellow robots moved backward and forward and spun in a circle as her students learned estimation and problem solving skills. On the early Monday morning, Fuller asked the students … 0

Neighbors: Walk for suicide leaves from Energy Park Oct. 5

Monday, September 22, 2014

Hello neighbor. With the recent news of Robin Williams, one of the greatest actors and comedians of our time, taking his life still fresh in our minds, I’d like to tell you about a very important fundraiser walk coming up. It will begin in the Greenfield Energy Park. … 0

Kiwanis golf tourney Saturday

Monday, September 22, 2014

NORTHFIELD — The local Kiwanis Club will tee off their biggest annual fundraiser Saturday, hitting the local links to raise money for their charitable fund. There’s still a chance to put together a team before the 8 a.m. shotgun start of the annual Golf Classic Four Person Scramble … 0

Mansfield man ‘critical’ after 3-car accident in New Salem

Monday, September 22, 2014

NEW SALEM — A 19-year-old Mansfield man was seriously injured in a Sunday crash on Route 202. The man, who was not named, suffered neck and head injuries and was taken to the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester by helicopter ambulance, according to Mary Carey, spokeswoman … 0

Free document shredding Saturday

Monday, September 22, 2014

GREENFIELD — The Northwestern District Attorneys Office wants to help keep you from getting ripped off — by ripping up your old bills and other documents Saturday. The “Community Shred” will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St. Those garbage … 0