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Restaurant proposed for Salmon Falls building

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — During the summer of 2013, the Salmon Falls Artisans Showroom building temporarily housed “The Flying Deer Diner” during Warner Bros.’ filming of “The Judge.” Now building owner and glass artist Josh Simpson is hoping to build a real restaurant inside the building’s lower-level first floor, facing out to the Deerfield River. “There have been at least three … 0

Gill-Montague superintendent announces plan for one principal between middle, high schools

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Superintendent Michael Sullivan has announced plans to cut costs by combining the Gill-Montague Regional School District’s middle and high school administrative offices … 0

Graduation rates steady in Franklin County

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

GREENFIELD — Franklin County high schools have graduation rates that are better and worse than the state average, according to the latest state statistics. Last … 0

Plastic bag documentary to be shown in Greenfield tonight

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — Greening Greenfield and Traprock Center for Peace and Justice will show “Bag It!” today at 6:30 p.m. in First Congregational Church, 43 Silver St. The humorous, award-winning film about plastic follows Jeb Berrier as he navigates the plastic world. He asks questions like, “Are plastic bags … 0

Regional Notebook

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Montague library volunteers needed MONTAGUE — The Montague Libraries are in need of volunteers for the governing board of trustees. Two interim trustees are needed to fill in until the next town election in May. The board meets one or two evenings per month. Letters of interest should … 0

Greenfield councilor writes 2nd book

Monday, January 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — Marian Kelner has had several careers in her lifetime — massage therapist, English teacher to people who speak other languages, and now she currently serves the town as its Precinct 1 town councilor. One of her … 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