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GCC’s Outdoor Leadership Program certifies deaf students

Monday, April 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — Sliding down an anchored rope, Lauren Sprague of Grafton rappelled down a tall tree behind Greenfield Community College to Peter Botsford, who was hung up, swinging in the air. In moments, Sprague attached Botsford to her harness and the two descended to the ground together. A perfect rescue. Sprague is a student in GCC’s Outdoor Leadership Program, learning … 0

Charlemont Ambulance in danger of losing license

Monday, April 27, 2015

CHARLEMONT — If you need an ambulance deep in Hawley or in Rowe near the Vermont border, you could have a 15-minute wait until at … 0

Ashfield next to weigh in on Mohawk

Monday, April 27, 2015

ASHFIELD — Voters will be asked to spend $352,268 for general government, support capital improvement projects for Mohawk Trail Regional School and Sanderson Academy, and … 0

Neighbors: Celebration of birthdays dates back thousands of years

Monday, April 27, 2015

Hello neighbor. Well, I am another year older today. Birthdays have been celebrated for thousands of years, and it seems people are still arguing about the origin of the tradition. I did a little research and found a few interesting facts. It seems scholars have found reference of … 0

Fire District election today in Turners Falls

Monday, April 27, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The Turners Falls Fire District’s annual election is today. Voters will be electing one Prudential Committee member for three years, one water commissioner for three years, another water commissioner for two years and a moderator for two years. Polls are open from noon until 7 … 0

Opening Day

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Youth baseball and softball leagues in Franklin County opening up the 2015 season with parades, ceremonies and games during the weekend. … 0

Car hits pedestrian

Sunday, April 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — A local woman was airlifted to the hospital Sunday morning after she was struck by a car on Elm Street. Greenfield police Lt. Joseph Burge said Bonita Aloisio, 30, of 66 Phillips St., was struck in the road by the Elm Street intersection, a block north … 3

Radio control crafts draw buyers, sellers

Sunday, April 26, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Nine-year-old David Korpiewski III of Millers Falls closed the box containing a large remote control airplane while Chris Sendelbach darted out to his truck. The two had just struck a deal — a plane for … 0

River art sounds notes for celebration

Sunday, April 26, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Once a source of food, then a source of energy and a dump for factory waste and agricultural runoff, the Connecticut River was once described as the “world’s best landscaped sewer,” according to the Connecticut … 0

Greenfield plans to bring farm curriculum to school

Sunday, April 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — Greenfield students may soon be snacking on local vegetables sold at healthy snack markets in local schools while also learning about agriculture and ecology in the classroom. The Greenfield School Department is applying for a one-year … 0

Erving race pits Meattey vs. Smith for selectman

Sunday, April 26, 2015

ERVING — The May 5th election features a race for outgoing Selectman Margaret Sullivan’s seat, with voters to choose between Finance Committee Chairman Jacob Smith and former fire chief Almon “Bud” Meattey. Smith is a relative newcomer who … 0

Y seeks teams of 5 for new Health Challenge

Sunday, April 26, 2015

The YMCA in Greenfield has organized a six-week Health Challenge in order to encourage people to move more, have fun and get healthier. The challenge is made up of teams of five people — i.e., co-workers, neighbors, families or friends who will motivate each other to move ore … 0

No races so far on Wendell election ballot

Sunday, April 26, 2015

WENDELL — Polls will be open from noon to 8 p.m. in the Town Offices on May 4 for the annual election, with a slate dominated by returning candidates. Jeoffrey Gavin Pooser seeks re-election to the Selectboard for a third three-year term. Like the rest of the names … 0