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Turners Falls baby couldn’t wait

Sunday, November 23, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Brett and Michelle Simon carefully planned everything about their fourth child’s birth. However, their youngest daughter had plans of her own, and they didn’t include waiting to get to the delivery room. Brooklyn Michelle Simon was born in the back of the Turners Falls ambulance a quarter-mile from home Thursday afternoon. “I had some contractions when I … 0

Alleged stabber chased down by Greenfield police

Sunday, November 23, 2014

GREENFIELD — An early morning stabbing Saturday on Main Street has led to the arrest of one Greenfield man and the hospitalization of another. Brandon … 0

Montague selectmen: Open Meeting Law complaint doesn’t apply

Sunday, November 23, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — The Montague Board of Selectmen will apply for special legislation to ratify the decisions made at an improperly posted special town meeting … 0

Bomb threat at Mahar School

Friday, November 21, 2014

ORANGE — A bomb threat at Ralph C. Mahar School is under investigation by police. The threat came in by phone just after dismissal Friday, according to a news release from the district superintendent’s office. The building was evacuated, and Orange police and firefighters searched the school. No … 0

Art and science of generosity

Friday, November 21, 2014

MILLERS FALLS — For a good cause, take a chance to win three liters of very strong beer. In celebration of its fifth anniversary, Element Brewing Co. is raffling off five three-liter bottles of something it calls double … 0

Key players in medical marijuana industry air implications

Friday, November 21, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Panelists at a forum on medical marijuana this week explored the complexities of using pot medically, from the legality of growing it to finding the right dosage and knowing when it is and isn’t safe to … 0

FCAT general manager named executive assistant to Deerfield town admin.

Friday, November 21, 2014

DEERFIELD — The town has hired Douglas Finn, the general manager of Frontier Cable Access Television, as executive assistant to Town Administrator Kayce Warren. The decision ends a search that has been ongoing since last February, when Warren … 0

Holiday trash schedule for Greenfield

Friday, November 21, 2014

GREENFIELD — Due to the Thanksgiving holiday the Greenfield Department of Public Works will not be collecting rubbish and recycling on Thursday. Rubbish and recycling for Thursday and Friday will be on Friday: There is no change for Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday. Rubbish and recycling should be curbside … 0

Jerry’s Place to reopen on Monday

Thursday, November 20, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Three weeks after a drunken driver plowed through the wall of Jerry’s Place at Elm and North Main streets, the popular breakfast and lunch spot will re-open Monday after undergoing extensive repairs and renovations. Owner … 0

Surprise! Turners firefighters help deliver baby

Thursday, November 20, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Local firefighters made a special delivery Thursday afternoon. “We brought a little girl into the world today, right in the back of our ambulance,” said Capt. Kyle Cogswell. Cogswell and firefighter Michael Currie were sent … 0

Will Orange OK $490K for new school study?

Thursday, November 20, 2014

ORANGE — Residents will vote at a special town meeting on Dec. 4 on whether to fund the next step in building a new elementary school. The Massachusetts School Building Association is currently working with Orange on the possibility of a new school building to house all Orange … 0

Greenfield’s Allen Kelley celebrates 100th birthday

Friday, November 21, 2014

By KATHLEEN McKIERNAN Recorder Staff GREENFIELD — Allen Kelley of Greenfield tuned pianos for Liberace, trained precision operators at the Greenfield Tap and Die during World War II and was a manager at Millers Falls Tool Co. On … 0

Greenfield plan calls for changes to downtown parking lot permits

Thursday, November 20, 2014

GREENFIELD — Metering in central downtown lots is being changed to encourage more turnover for shoppers and other short-term visitors. The plan calls for four lots in the center of the downtown — Ames Street, Fire Station, Town Hall and Olive Street — to be designated as premium … 0