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‘I have to break the cycle’

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

GREENFIELD — “I hurt everyone including myself,” he says. “I know domestic violence is a big issue. I feel ashamed. I know it’s wrong, but I have to find a way to work on myself.” “John,” whose real name was changed for this story, is serving 18 months in prison with three years on probation for three counts of assault … 0

Kulik: Cites his veteran clout to push rural issue

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Eleven-term state incumbent Rep. Stephen Kulik, who’s seeking re-election to his First Franklin District seat in the Nov. 4 election, says that even though he’s … 0

Korpita: State government needs to be more proactive

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A newcomer to politics, Deerfield Republican Dylan Korpita is trying to unseat veteran First Franklin District legislator Stephen Kulik of Worthington, saying, “It’s time for … 0

Regional Notebook

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Falls business breakfast Friday SHELBURNE FALLS — The Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association holds its Fall Breakfast and Annual Meeting on Friday, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Trinity Church, 17 Severance St. The agenda will include annual elections, outlining our goals for 2015, highlighting business accomplishments … 0

Green River Park to get face lift ... and dog park

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

GREENFIELD — The town has received a $400,000 state PARC grant to renovate Green River Park. Renovations will include a new playground, new pavilion, a basketball court, a pickleball (a tennis-like game played with a Wiffle Ball and … 0

2 charged in armed burglary at Leyden Woods

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

GREENFIELD — Two men were arrested in short order after a Leyden Woods home invasion late Monday night. Jasper “Ed” Green III, 50, of Greenfield, pleaded innocent Tuesday in Greenfield District Court to charges of home invasion, armed … 0

Police scour Mount Sugarloaf for missing Amherst teen

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

DEERFIELD — Mount Sugarloaf State Reservation was closed for part of Tuesday afternoon while local emergency responders combed the area for any sign of Richard Hogans Jr., the 15-year-old Amherst resident who went missing Monday afternoon. Deerfield Police … 0

Preventing escalation

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

GREENFIELD — Just before 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 28, 2010, Greenfield police rushed to 77 Devens St., where they discovered a middle-age couple dead on the floor. The victims, Anthony L. Wallace, 46, and Karen E. Preston, 50, … 0

Connecting the dots: Broadband meetings to help towns access money needed for final mile

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

CORRECTION A set of meetings to discuss last-mile broadband connections is planned for Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 6 p.m. at Swift River School in Wendell, and Thursday, Nov. 6 at Berkshire East Ski Area in Charlemont. Through an editing error, this article today’s Recorder gave the incorrect dates … 0

Restorative practices program in schools focuses on community

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — For decades, students who disrupted class or caused problems in the hallways of public schools would be given after-school detention or sent to the principal’s office for further discipline such as suspension. Too often, after … 0

‘I see progress, results. And I see we need to keep this going”

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Seeking her third term representing the Second Franklin District in the House, Denise Andrews says she has been working to bring jobs back to the district and improve the economy “We have modest job growth and a modest … 0

‘I am the Second Franklin District’

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Athol Selectman Susannah Whipps Lee says she challenging incumbent state Rep. Denise Andrews for the Second Franklin House District because she wants to put skills learned in helping run her family’s manufacturing business to work boosting the economic … 0

Leyden Cafe opens with Saturday shindig

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

LEYDEN — A new cafe hopes to give the community a place — and a reason — to gather. In addition to coffee and baked goods, the Leyden Cafe will serve up the big-band sounds of Charles Neville and the Skeletones from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday in … 0