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Federal Street Cumberland Farms reopens

Friday, January 30, 2015

GREENFIELD — Cumberland Farms on Federal Street has completed construction of its new expanded store and is open once again. The store, which was built where Domino’s Pizza once stood, is 4,513 square feet, which is 1,500 square feet larger than the previous store. The company purchased the Domino’s property — Domino’s Pizza moved north to where Friendly’s was once … 0

NRC vows nuke plant cleanup will be paid for

Friday, January 30, 2015

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — Officials from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission tried to reassure residents that in 60 years there will be a company to pay for … 0

Rowe set to hear ideas for Fire Dept.

Friday, January 30, 2015

ROWE — The 2012 elementary school fire was the “final ... event that capped a long slow period of decline by the Rowe Fire Department … 0

Leyden fiber-optic forum set for today

Friday, January 30, 2015

LEYDEN — The proposal for a $1.77 million fiber-optic network in town will be discussed in detail at a forum today. Representatives from Wired West and the Franklin Regional Council of Governments will present plans and answer questions at 10 a.m. in Town Hall. An estimate of $900,000 … 0

Police: Man arrested after showing pellet gun in bar, claiming to be with ‘Homeland’

Friday, January 30, 2015

GREENFIELD — A local man armed with a pellet gun and claiming to be from Homeland Security offered to back up local police officers during his own arrest, according to police. Ryan Adams, 30, of 4 Armory St., … 0

Historic riverside industry recreated in virtual reality

Friday, January 30, 2015

In 1897, along the banks of the Green River in Greenfield, industrial history was being made. The Wiley & Russell Manufacturing Company, which had formed 25 years earlier, was a successful, pioneering enterprise, being one of the first … 0

Hotel still planned for Wilson’s space; Project moving more slowly than expected

Thursday, January 29, 2015

GREENFIELD — Plans for an upscale hotel with banquet facilities are still in progress for the upper floors of Wilson’s Department Store, but the owner isn’t sure how long it might take to open one. “The project is … 0

Early in budget process, Frontier reports level funding

Thursday, January 29, 2015

DEERFIELD — The first draft of the Frontier Regional School 2016 budget shows no increase over this year, which district administrators said will be achieved mainly through staff retirement or layoffs. The district, which serves Deerfield, Sunderland, Conway and Whately, is requesting a budget of $10,035,836, down 0.8 … 0

Buckland ponders mutual aid plan

Thursday, January 29, 2015

BUCKLAND — Selectmen held off on voting to sign the Western Mass. Law Enforcement Mutual Aid Agreement until they have more information about liabilities for out-of-town police officers who might “self-activate” in another town if they see a crime, car accident or traffic violation in progress. “What if … 0

Historians thrilled about plans for dam

Thursday, January 29, 2015

GREENFIELD — The mayor and local historians say they are thrilled that it looks like the Wiley & Russell Dam on Deerfield Street may be repaired and restored instead of removed, but the Connecticut River Watershed Council is … 0

Gill-Montague School District plans cuts

Thursday, January 29, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The Gill-Montague Regional School Committee on Thursday night approved an $18.3 million preliminary budget, including a number of layoffs at all district levels, but not including three cuts evidently feared. Addressing a full room with an audience of more than 30, School Committee Chairwoman Joyce … 1

‘Great draw for surgeons’

Thursday, January 29, 2015

GREENFIELD — The new operating rooms at Baystate Franklin Medical Center slated for summer 2016 will attract more skilled physicians, give medical and nursing students a better learning experience, and current staff more space to meet patients needs, … 0

Lunt may become drug detox, rehab center

Thursday, January 29, 2015

GREENFIELD — A Springfield-based addiction treatment program has proposed to establish a drug detox and rehab center at the former Lunt Silversmiths factory off Federal Street. “I’ll be looking at the proposal more closely with other officials in … 0