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Hawlemont children visit with a goat brought to their classroom this spring. Submitted photo.

Hawlemont Ag program gears up for growth

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

HAWLEMONT — The chickens started school Tuesday night, in time to greet the 105 schoolchildren Wednesday for year 2 of the Hawlemont Regional School’s new agricultural curriculum. The cows, goats and sheep will come next week — after volunteers put up fencing for pastures this weekend. On the day before school opened, Jean Bruffee, teacher of the Hawlemont Agriculture and … 0

Main St.’s Magical Child owner looking to pass the toy store torch

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

GREENFIELD — The landmark downtown toy store that has been on Main Street since 1995 is for sale. Mary Walsh-Martel, owner of Magical Child, said … 0

Telemarketing the pipeline: Kinder Morgan cold calls seek support for gas project

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The proposed developer of a nearly 420-mile natural gas pipeline through eight Franklin County towns has been conducting telephone sampling about its Northeast Energy Direct … 0

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.: deadline for comment on pipeline is flexible

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

A flurry of comments on Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project turned in recent days to a veritable blizzard with the approach of this past Monday’s official deadline for posting comments on the what should be included in the environmental impact statement that will be … 0

Local woman headed to La. to testify in murder trial

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

GREENFIELD — The local woman whose grown daughter disappeared 31 years ago will finally get her day in court, and she’s optimistic about the outcome. Mary Newton Rose of Newell Court will head to Louisiana in November to … 0

Multicolored map leads NES students to learning

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Northfield Elementary School has new artwork on its playground — a hand-painted map of the United States. “We are always looking for interesting things to do on our playground,” Parent Teacher Organization co-chairwoman Lara Dubin said. … 0

AG’s office may challenge pipeline gas contracts

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The state Attorney General’s Office will have until Sept. 20 to decide whether to challenge a decision by the Department of Public Utilities to allow Berkshire Gas Co., Columbia Gas and National Grid to enter long-term supply contracts with the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. Northeast Energy Direct … 0

Warwick must wait, reapply to FERC for proposed pipeline intervenor status

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

WARWICK — The Selectboard wants to apply for official intervenor status in the Kinder Morgan gas pipeline project but on Tuesday was denied — at least for now. According to an electronic response from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Warwick’s application couldn’t be processed since the Northeast Energy … 0

At-large Councilor Isaac Mass kicks off re-election campaign

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

GREENFIELD — At-large Town Councilor Isaac Mass is kicking off his campaign with an event that will celebrate both his re-election bid and 39th birthday. Over the next few months, Mass said he plans to focus on economic … 0

Destroy old documents, not your identity

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

GREENFIELD — A mobile shredding truck will be at Greenfield Savings Bank from 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 19 for the bank’s annual “ShredFest.” The 400 Main St. office is inviting the public to bring up to three shopping bags filled with their confidential documents to be … 0

Still peaking at 94: Orange nonagenarian plans Greylock climb

Monday, August 31, 2015

ORANGE — Tom Harty has hiked all 67 of the 4,000- or more-foot peaks in New England, and like the Energizer Bunny, he just keeps going and going and going ... The nonagenarian, who will be 95 on … 0

DPU OKs pipeline-gas co. contracts

Monday, August 31, 2015

The state Department of Public Utilities on Monday approved long-term contracts for Berkshire Gas, Columbia Gas and National Grid to buy natural gas from the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s Northeast Energy Direct project. The three 20-year contracts to buy gas from the nearly 420-mile pipeline planned to … 1

‘Mainly Marathons’ hit Northfield running

Monday, August 31, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Marathoner Laura Lockett, 58, of Atlanta was born in Massachusetts while her parents were driving through and was whisked away and never returned — until she finished a marathon at Northfield Mountain Thursday. Lockett had dreamed … 0