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Food City sells winning $4.79M lottery ticket; third big jackpot in town since 2012

Thursday, March 5, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Someone who shops at Food City is a newly minted millionaire. A winning $4.79 million lottery ticket was sold by the Avenue A supermarket, although the winner hadn’t stepped forward by press time Thursday. The winning numbers were 5-7-11-36-46-49 in Wednesday night’s Megabucks Doubler drawing, according to the Massachusetts Lottery Commission. On Thursday morning, the Lottery Commission’s … 0

Baker’s budget concerns officials

Thursday, March 5, 2015

The first budget proposal by Gov. Charlie Baker has gotten a mixed reaction from the area’s state legislative leaders, who raised questions about details in … 0

Deerfield, Sunderland talk sewer regionalization

Thursday, March 5, 2015

DEERFIELD — Deerland? Sunderfield? While that may be a bit of a stretch, it isn’t entirely off the mark with Sunderland and Deerfield’s selectmen beginning … 0

The Birthplace offers nitrous oxide for pain relief in labor

Thursday, March 5, 2015

GREENFIELD — Baystate Franklin Medical Center has become the fifth hospital in the state and 41st in the country to offer another — if not exactly new — form of pain relief for mothers in labor. The Birthplace, … 0

Greenfield High searches for new music director

Thursday, March 5, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield High School is once again looking for a new music director to replace David DeBoer, who has left mid-year after less than two years on the job. Superintendent Jordana Harper declined to comment on … 0

Utilities join pipeline effort

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. announced Thursday that it has lined up utilities and other entities to buy gas through its proposed Northeast Energy Direct Pipeline. Parent company Kinder Morgan said its subsidiary now has commitments from National Grid, Liberty Utilities, Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, Connecticut Natural Gas Corp. … 0

AG: look out for phone, email scams

Thursday, March 5, 2015

GREENFIELD — Phone and email scammers are stealing from people across the state by threatening to shut off their electricity, to take legal action against them or even hurt their loved ones. Attorney General Maura Healey warns residents to be suspicious of anyone calling and asking for payments … 0

Police: Vt. student arrested pound of pot in Greenfield

Thursday, March 5, 2015

GREENFIELD — A Vermont college student faces drug dealing charges after he was pulled over hauling a pound of pot, according to police. Sammy Gourabou, 18, of Bennington, Vt., pleaded innocent in Greenfield District Court Thursday to a charge of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and … 0

Northfield man sentenced in Interstate 91 car chase

Thursday, March 5, 2015

WHATELY — A Northfield man will spend a year in jail for crashing into a state trooper’s cruiser and leading police on a chase up and down Interstate 91. Stephen J. Hall, 54, of 361 Millers Falls Road, pleaded guilty in Franklin Superior Court Wednesday to charges of … 0

Neighbors: Neighbors step up to help longtime disc jockey

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Hello neighbor. There are more fundraisers ahead for longtime disc jockey Ryan Interlande, who needs a heart transplant, so you still have time to help him with his medical expenses. The 39-year-old Montague native, who has been providing many of our parties and events music for more than … 0

‘I feel like I’ve been here a long time’

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

CHARLEMONT — After working as a Mohawk Trail Regional School teacher for eight years, Wayne Kermenski of Shelburne Falls has been hired as principal of the Hawlemont Regional School. “When you’re a teacher, you’re really concerned about your … 0

Deerfield concerned about pipeline in rail yard

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

DEERFIELD — With projects to clean up pollution at the Pan Am Railways yard in East Deerfield underway, some town residents are worried that the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s route will pass through the property and further spread … 0

Northfield: Pipeline surveyors unwelcome on town land for now

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Town officials have barred the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. from surveying town-owned lands for the time being. The Selectboard voted to ask pipeline parent company Kinder Morgan to stop surveying on town-owned land until the May annual town meeting. Although many opposed to the pipeline have … 1