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World Eye Bookshop late on payments; needs $15,000 by end of week

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — The owner of a local iconic bookstore, which has been in Greenfield for more than 40 years, says she is considering closing if business does not pick up. World Eye Bookshop owner Jessica Mullins said she is behind on loans and payments to wholesalers and needs to raise $15,000 by the end of the week. Written in large … 0

Stone Soup Cafe: Feeding the hungry, building community

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — Three years ago, founders created Stone Soup Cafe as a way to bring a wholesome weekly meal to a diverse local population, though … 0

Experts offer legal, technical advice to communities in pipeline’s path

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — Although less heated than many forums about the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline project that would cross eight Franklin County towns, a two-hour meeting … 1

Trailers burn at Heath vacation campsite

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

HEATH — A small cooking fire and dry weather conditions beyond anything he’s seen in the Northeast destroyed five trailers in a seasonal camp and damaged a neighboring sixth trailer, said Fire Chief Michael Smith. The fire at 8 Lakeview drive began with a small cooking fire in … 0

Where does the stormwater go?

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Franklin Regional Council of Governments and Millers River Watershed Council will host a workshop on stormwater mitigation and low-impact development in the river’s watershed Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the John W. Olver Transit Center’s first-floor Community Room. The workshop is the first in a … 0

Senior FarmShare enrollment period open

Monday, May 25, 2015

A local food advocacy agency’s Senior FarmShare program offers low-income seniors access to low-cost, fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables at the height of the growing season. The application period for participation is open until June 1. Eligible seniors can apply to participate at one of the 13 … 0

Neighbors: Grandparents: Share your stories

Monday, May 25, 2015

Hello, neighbor Many times in my travels throughout the county, I am stopped by other grandparents who have read about my grandsons Justin, Owen and Travis. They thank me for sharing my stories every now and then, and then they share some of their own with me. Over … 0

New Salem Dems to caucus Saturday

Monday, May 25, 2015

NEW SALEM — Democrats in New Salem will be holding a caucus on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the Stowell Building on South Main Street. They will be electing two delegates and one alternate to the 2015 Massachusetts Democratic Convention, where Democrats from across the state will gather … 0

UMass Amherst epidemiologist leads study looking for link between phthalates and breast cancer

Monday, May 25, 2015

AMHERST — Reliable data are lacking on whether phthalates, the plasticizing and solvent chemicals found in such products as cosmetics, shampoo, flooring and medical tubing, affect human breast cancer risk. Now epidemiologist Katherine Reeves at the University of … 0

Sacrifices for our nation

Sunday, May 24, 2015

ROWE — As the nation, today, honors its soldiers who died in battles of every era, a psychotherapist specializing in “the war after war” says we need to re-sanctify the age-old compact with our warriors if we’re ever … 0

Thousands settle in for music, fun at Strangecreek

Sunday, May 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Strangecreek Campout kicked off the New England summer music festival season over the weekend, but if you only stayed for the music, you missed half the fun. To get the most of the three-night festival, … 1

Room to grow: Digging that first arrival at the garden

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Editor’s Note: This is the third installment in an occasional series on one family’s adventure in their first year in a community garden at Just Roots farm in Greenfield. The big news in the garden is small, red … 1

Greenfield native fixed planes during WWII

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Elizabeth “Betty” (Grader) Stange still looks to the sky each time she sits outside her home in Florida, and she dreams about the day she flew her uncle’s plane into Turners Falls Airport. A Greenfield native, Stange was … 0