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‘We just don’t have it’: Social services strain under weight of additional homeless

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — Local social service agencies found it difficult to keep up with the demands for food, clothing and school supplies after the Great Recession hit several years ago, but some say that over the past two years, with the increase in the number of homeless families living in Greenfield hotels, they are feeling more taxed than ever. Dino Schnelle, … 0

Lamson seeks to drop union contract

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — After reaching an impasse on new contract negotiations with its union, Lamson & Goodnow is now asking U.S. Bankruptcy Court for permission … 0

Newly homeless mom and newborn make best of bad situation far from family

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — We’ve all heard it said that America is the “land of opportunity,” but try to convince a young woman with a 9-week-old daughter … 0

Renovations of Green River Park to begin next year; town will build dog park there

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — It’s going to cost $690,000 for the town to make improvements to Green River Park off Deerfield Street and build a dog park there. The improvements will include the dog park, a new playground and pavilion … 0

Chicken wing eatery to land at Lunts?

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — It appears the owner of the Hangar Pub and Grill on University Drive in Amherst is considering opening a similar restaurant in Greenfield on the former Lunt Silversmith property on Federal Street. Hangar owner Harold Tramazzo … 0

Deerfield wants pipeline ‘royalty’ legislation

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

DEERFIELD — The Board of Selectmen wants legislation requiring the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. or any other pipeline company to pay “royalties” on exported natural gas to landowners whose property has been taken by eminent domain for the pipeline — on grounds that such land-takings are allowed “for … 0

Machine training program gets big boost

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — With a $276,705 state grant, Greenfield Community College and Franklin County Technical School will be able to continue to offer its precision-machinist training over the next two years as well expand offerings to include blueprint reading, … 0

Former employee sues Frontier for discrimination

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — A trial date has been set for a discrimination suit filed against Frontier Regional School by a former information technology professional who was fired after he says he was treated unfairly by his past co-workers. Sandy Moya of 10 Wolcott St., Holyoke, has sued the … 0

Library’s future

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — It will be at least January before the town’s library staff knows what its patrons and other Greenfield residents want from the town library in years to come, but preliminary reports seem to point toward more … 0

Former Hapco building may be coming down soon

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — The 95-year-old former Hapco auto parts building on Olive Street will most likely be coming down soon. Town Council will vote tonight on whether to approve $150,000 to raze the building to make way for a … 0

Bernardston seeks volunteers for new master plan

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

BERNARDSTON — The town will soon put together a new master plan, but it’s got to fill a steering committee first. The May annual town meeting approved $10,000 toward the master plan, and work will start in the new year. Bernardston is more than halfway to a full … 0

Mohawk school bus cameras to have audio, too

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

BUCKLAND — Mohawk Trail Regional School District school buses are already equipped with security cameras that record daily trips and any incidents that happen on the bus. But in a time of dwindling privacy, the Mohawk Trail School Committee reluctantly agreed to allow recording sounds as well as … 0

Police: Loud exhaust leads to heroin discovery

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — Three men face heroin charges after a traffic stop for loud exhaust early Tuesday morning. Frankie Carrion, 39, of New Bedford, pleaded innocent in Greenfield District Court Tuesday to charges of possession of heroin, using a … 0