Peru and back again

Monday, September 15, 2014

NORTHFIELD — With the start of the school year comes the swapping of summer vacation stories, and the tales of a dozen Pioneer Valley Regional School students likely top those of their classmates. In July, the students packed their bags, grabbed their passports, and left everything they knew behind as they headed to Peru for a three-week trip. They took … 0

Shelter from the harm

Monday, September 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — By January 2015, victims of child abuse and sexual assault in Franklin County will have a safe and comfortable place to report the … 0

Greenfield adds extra school bus

Monday, September 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — With more students riding the bus to school this year, the school department is adding an extra bus to its line to cut … 0

Buckland eyes Mayhew site for garage at special town meeting

Friday, September 12, 2014

BUCKLAND — Without a highway garage since 2008, town officials will go back to voters one more time on Sept. 25 with another option: to lease the vacant Mayhew Steel Products plant for at least one year. Also on a special town meeting agenda is a proposed “Small … 0

Greenfield looks to relocate school offices

Friday, September 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — Plagued by leaky roofs and poor ventilation, the town is looking for ways to move the school administrative offices out of the 141 Davis St. building by the end of the year. With support from the superintendent’s office, Mayor William Martin said, the town is determining … 0

Can a Board of Health stop the pipeline?

Friday, September 12, 2014

DEERFIELD — Could Deerfield’s Board of Health have the power to prevent Kinder Morgan’s controversial Tennessee Gas Co. pipeline from passing through town? Cristobal Bonifaz, a lawyer from Conway, thinks so, and the Deerfield health board seems ready to follow his lead down that path. But the Federal … 0

New bakery coming to Main Street in Greenfield

Friday, September 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — There will soon be a standalone bakery in the heart of downtown, again. Frosted Bake Shop will open in the space next door to Wilson’s Department Store in mid October, according to co-owner Shelly Phillips. There hasn’t been an independent full-service bakery in Greenfield for more … 0

‘The wall is coming down’

Friday, September 12, 2014

ORANGE — The Orange veteran who set out in March to hike the 2,180-mile Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine did not make it all the way because of an injury, but he said he came back a … 0

Rep. Andrews to host office hours

Friday, September 12, 2014

ORANGE – Second Franklin District State Rep. Denise Andrews will host another round of office hours for constituents and community groups in Athol, Orange, and Templeton in the coming weeks. She also announced a new tool for constituents to connect with the office regarding constituent services and other … 0

Police log shield law draws criticism

Friday, September 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — Over the past month, police have been carefully separating domestic violence calls from the police log, shielding them from public view as required by new legislation. But local police and legislators are now questioning the merits of that part of a broader law intended to protect … 0

Conway task force envisions park, senior housing for Rose property

Friday, September 12, 2014

CONWAY — So, what’s the latest plan for developing the Rose property in the center of town? How about a community park and housing for the elderly? A special task force representing many town boards has settled on … 0

Water cooling still an issue at Vermont Yankee

Friday, September 12, 2014

VERNON, Vt. — The state’s Agency of Natural Resources is scheduled to issue a new water discharge permit in the next couple of weeks for the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant, even though the plant will be a few … 0

2 going to Wormtown charged in drug case

Friday, September 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — Two Springfield residents were arrested by Greenfield Police just after midnight Friday after a routine traffic stop turned up a large amount of drugs, including cocaine, marijuana and psychedelic mushrooms. Felix Caban, 27, of 76 Sunapee … 0