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Despite Juno, travel ban, Main Street restaurants get cracking

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — Though the travel-banned streets of Greenfield were silent Tuesday morning save for the howling remnants of Winter Storm Juno, the scene inside of The Brass Buckle restaurant on Main Street was a very different story. The small breakfast and lunch eatery, whose owners, J.D. Hairston and Anika Balaconis, walked over to open the doors at 7 a.m. despite … 0

How did local notables spend their day?

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

How did some of the county’s more prominent residents handle their snow day Tuesday? Here’s a sample: Robert Pura, president of Greenfield Community College, spent … 0

Recorder columnists spend day doing what they love

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

On Tuesday, as snow fell on Franklin County at nowhere near the rate expected when everything was canceled and a statewide snow day declared, most … 0

New brewery planned for Orange Innovation Center

Monday, January 26, 2015

ORANGE — It may be snowing outside today, but beer will be pouring soon in Orange. Friends Sean Nolan and Jay Sullivan have signed a five-year lease for space in the Orange Innovation Center and hope to begin … 0

Bidders for school business job under review

Monday, January 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — The town of Greenfield and The Management Solutions were among two entities that bid for the temporary school business management job. Superintendent Jordana Harper and a School Committee subcommittee are reviewing the bids and are scheduled to make a recommendation to the full committee today at … 0

‘Risky’ Case, former dean at GCC, dies at 93

Monday, January 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — Always with a smile and clarity of voice, Ethel “Risky” Case worked tirelessly to better the community, stand up for women’s issues and advocate for the elderly, her friends and community members say. As a former … 0

County braces for nor’easter

Monday, January 26, 2015

Katie Boudreau of South Deerfield wasn’t taking any chances on Monday. She said if the nor’easter forecast to envelop the county today hit as hard as predicted, she wasn’t going to be without water, milk, bread and enough … 0

Cancellations

Monday, January 26, 2015

Schools and government offices and many businesses and social agencies have closed for the day. Franklin Regional Transit Authority buses are not running today. Fixed bus routes will resume at 9 a.m. Wednesday The YMCA in Greenfield will be closed Tuesday. They plan to reopen at 5 a.m. … 0

Downing to chair new committee on redistricting

Monday, January 26, 2015

BOSTON — State Sen. Benjamin B. Downing, D-Pittsfield, who represents many Franklin County towns, has been named Senate chairman of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities & Energy and chairman of the new Senate Committee on Redistricting. The … 0

Statewide travel ban in effect

Monday, January 26, 2015

A statewide travel ban has been issued by Gov. Charlie Baker due to the ongoing snowstorm. The ban orders all nonessential personnel to stay off the state’s roadways from midnight until further notice. There are several exemptions. Excluded from the travel ban are: emergency response personnel; healthcare workers … 0

WMECO calls in crews to help respond to potential power outages

Monday, January 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — Western Mass. Electric Co. has called in extra crews from out of state to assist in case of outages caused by the ongoing blizzard. Those will include workers from WMECO parent company Northeast Utilities, as well as crews from other utility companies and independent contractors. Spokeswoman … 0

Cruiser crashes en route to armed robbery

Monday, January 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — A police car crashed into a civilian’s vehicle on the way to a report of an armed robbery in a local convenience store. Sgt. James Rode was seen walking and speaking to other officers after he … 0

Neighbors: Stay safe as you ride out the storm

Monday, January 26, 2015

Hello neighbor. If forecasts were correct, we’re finding ourselves right in the middle of the biggest storm of the year — possibly of the past 40 years or more. The National Weather Service is using terms like “historic” and “life-threatening” to describe the nor’easter, and we are its … 0