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Opening Day

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Youth baseball and softball leagues in Franklin County opening up the 2015 season with parades, ceremonies and games during the weekend. … 0

Car hits pedestrian

Sunday, April 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — A local woman was airlifted to the hospital Sunday morning after she was struck by a car on Elm Street. Greenfield police Lt. … 2

Radio control crafts draw buyers, sellers

Sunday, April 26, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Nine-year-old David Korpiewski III of Millers Falls closed the box containing a large remote control airplane while Chris Sendelbach darted out to … 0

Greenfield trees coming down faster than being planted

Friday, April 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — While some people have expressed concern about “an aggressive attempt” by the town’s Public Works Department to remove trees in and around the downtown area, the town’s tree warden says removal of about 12 to 15 … 2

Embezzling case against Greenfield woman dismissed

Friday, April 24, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Embezzling charges have been dropped against a Greenfield woman accused of stealing more than $21,000 from her boss, because of his inability to testify. Rebecca Phillips, 45, of Wisdom Way, was charged with a single count of larceny over $250 for allegedly stealing thousands from … 0

Consultant to help develop signage for Greenfield destinations

Friday, April 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — A consultant will soon begin working with the town to find ways to improve signs, pavement markings, lighting and other features that can lead people to destination spots within the downtown and beyond. Maureen Pollock, the town’s conservation agent and assistant planner, said Greenfield has received … 0

Elmer’s Nan Parati chosen as CDC’s entrepreneur of year

Friday, April 24, 2015

ASHFIELD — Elmer’s Store owner Nan Parati will be the recipient of the Franklin County Community Development Corp.’s fifth annual Haas Entrepreneur of the Year Award. The award, named for Hillside Plastics founder Richard Haas, honors “business owners … 0

Renovations begin on Greenfield Sandri station

Friday, April 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — A.R. Sandri Co. has begun the renovation of its full-service gas station at 295 Federal St., where it is adding a convenience store that will sell beer and wine. According to Chief Operating Officer Michael Behn, … 0

Community can weigh in on BFMC Tuesday

Friday, April 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — Do you have any questions, ideas and concerns about Baystate Franklin Medical Center? The Community Health Care Initiative is holding an informal drop-in discussion to learn residents’ ideas about the local hospital on Tuesday from 4 … 0

New Salem man arrested on child rape, related charges

Friday, April 24, 2015

NEW SALEM — A local man has turned himself in to face charges of child rape and other offenses. Andrew Ohlson, 46, of 52 Whitaker Road, was arrested Friday morning on one count of child rape and three counts of indecent assault and battery on a person under … 0

GCC assembling first class for Elms College B.A. degree

Friday, April 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — Following its announcement of a new full-time bachelorette program for graduating GCC business students, Greenfield Community College and Elms College have begun recruiting students this week for the fall program. The program is unique to GCC business marketing and management students. It would have them begin … 0

Learn about two proposed Historic Districts in Gill Tuesday

Friday, April 24, 2015

GILL — The town Historical Commission is holding a public meeting for those interested in recent efforts to nominate the proposed “Gill Center” and “Riverside” historic districts to the National Register of Historic Places. The meeting will take place Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Gill Fire Station, … 0

Latinos in the U.S. subject of workshop May 2

Friday, April 24, 2015

Mass. Slavery Apology’s free monthly program on May 2 will feature Annie Rodriguez with a workshop called Latinos in the U.S.: Colonization, Diaspora, & Racialization. The workshop will use Juan Gonzalez’s film “Harvest of Empire: The Untold Story of Latinos in America,” along with discussion and questions to … 0