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Music in old St. Anne’s

Monday, April 20, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — There’s music in the nave of the St. Anne’s church again, nine years after the diocese closed the Roman Catholic church and five years since John Anctil began his plan to transform the former church into a live music and filming venue. Anctil stores equipment for his lighting and grip business FastLights in the ground floor of … 0

Chinese teacher coming to Mohawk

Monday, April 20, 2015

BUCKLAND — This school year, the Mohawk Trail Regional School District had two full-time students from China. But next year, Mohawk will also have a … 0

Montague woman needs a new heart

Monday, April 20, 2015

MONTAGUE — Carrie Cromack said she thought she had pneumonia, and the doctors she consulted thought she was stressed and needed to rest. That was … 0

Pioneer trims budget request

Monday, April 20, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Although the Pioneer Valley Regional School District’s revised budget calls for a less than 1 percent increase, dropoffs in outside revenue and shifting assessments would translate to an increase of nearly 8 percent for one district town. The revised $14.34 million budget represents a cut from … 0

Petition article will ask Whately voters to buy library building

Monday, April 20, 2015

WHATELY — After a last-minute petition effort, townspeople will be asked to approve buying the Western Massachusetts Regional Library System building in the Whately Industrial Park for $815,000 during the town’s April 28 town meeting. The building has … 0

Orange supt. offers more details on grad rates

Monday, April 20, 2015

ORANGE — Mahar Regional School Superintendent Tari N. Thomas says the school’s overall graduation rate gives a misleading picture. Thomas says there are three programs that serve high-school-age students in Orange and they have very different graduation rates. … 0

Mohawk costs in crosshairs at Shelburne town meeting

Monday, April 20, 2015

SHELBURNE — Selectmen and the Finance Committee aren’t supporting any requests by the Mohawk Trail Regional School District for the coming school year. Nor do they back proposed changes to the decades-old Mohawk regional school agreement — including letting Rowe join the district as a ninth Mohawk member … 0

Gill man ID’d as victim in Warwick ATV accident

Monday, April 20, 2015

WARWICK — A 28-year-old Gill man lost his life in Sunday’s all-terrain vehicle accident when his ATV struck a utility pole on East Wilson Road. Ryan E. Gauthier, 28, of North Cross Road died Sunday as the result of injuries from an ATV accident, according to Kostanski Funeral … 0

Neighbors: French musical at Arts Block

Monday, April 20, 2015

Hello neighbor. If you’re looking for something fun to do next weekend, or the following one, head to the Arts Block on Main Street in Greenfield for the French musical, “Irma la Douce,” which will be performed by Arena Civic Theatre on Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday … 0

Tonight in Buckland: candidate’s night

Monday, April 20, 2015

BUCKLAND — Three candidates are running for selectman in the May 4 annual town election, and voters can meet them, along with other candidates, tonight at 7 in the Town Hall. According to town officials all three candidates will be present. Selectman Cheryl Dukes is not seeking re-election, … 0

Video: March of history for Patriot's Day

Sunday, April 19, 2015

With the help of Historic Deerfield, visitors on Saturday could “travel back in time and rediscover the history behind the Patriot’s Day holiday and the “shot heard round the world.” Revolutionary times came to life through demonstrations of … 0

‘Last few inches’ tax towns for broadband

Sunday, April 19, 2015

After years of pushing for the state to build out the “middle mile” and help with building the “last mile” to bring broadband Internet service to the most rural unserved and under-served towns, communities are confronting a grim financial truth: the home stretch for “the last few inches” … 0

Better living? It can start with relationships

Sunday, April 19, 2015

GREENFIELD — Energy efficiency and sustainability were the name of the game at Franklin County’s Better Living Show at Indoor Action Sports on Bernardston Road Saturday afternoon. The show, hosted by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce both Saturday and Sunday, featured a variety of local vendors offering … 0