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Principals discuss potential 4th-grade move

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

GREENFIELD — Teachers and parents of 153 third-graders in Greenfield’s three elementary schools are waiting to learn what school their young students will attend next year as school officials explore whether the fourth-grade should move back to the elementary level. Over the past two weeks, an Ad-hoc Committee of the School Committee has been hearing public comment from parents, teachers … 0

Details of homeless prevention to come in few weeks

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

It looks like it will be at least two to three weeks before the state has a detailed plan of how it will reduce the … 0

Eaglebrook hockey players accused of bullying classmate by cutting with skate

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

DEERFIELD — A former student is suing Eaglebrook School for negligence and breach of contract for failing to prevent an alleged 2007 attack in which, … 0

Neighbors: Precipitation prognosticator: only two or three snowfalls left

Monday, March 2, 2015

Hello neighbor. I’ve got some good news! Winter is technically almost over and Franklin County’s precipitation prognosticator Farrah Pomeroy agrees. Farrah had counted 17 of the 23 snowfalls she predicted early this winter by Feb. 25 and, of course, we had another one this past weekend. That makes … 0

Greenfield dog licenses now available

Monday, March 2, 2015

GREENFIELD — Dog licenses are now available in the town clerk’s office. All dogs are required to be licensed by April 1. Fees are $10 for spayed and neutered dogs and $15 for males and females. If a dog has not previously been registered, owners must present a … 0

All (outdoors) access pass

Sunday, March 1, 2015

WENDELL — Three years ago, a single bite from a tick or mosquito changed Granby resident Cindi Gazda’s life forever. A small amount of blood wasn’t the only thing the insect took from her that day — the … 0

Greenfield house earns builder energy award

Sunday, March 1, 2015

GREENFIELD — It all added up for this former math teacher, given the net sum of skyrocketing energy costs. So he built a net-zero energy saltbox. And it scored big. From the outside, the only thing saying the … 0

Former inmate sets up community workshop as outreach program

Sunday, March 1, 2015

GREENFIELD — At 58, Don Wright has resolved to become a productive member of the community, after about five years in state prison and six months in the Franklin County House of Correction. It doesn’t sound it, but … 0

Opposition surfacing to Boston 2024 Olympics

Sunday, March 1, 2015

A Smith College professor who specializes in the economics of sports is dead set against the proposal by the U.S. Olympic Committee to tap Boston for the 2024 Games. “I think it’s crazy,” said Andrew Zimbalist, author of … 0

Northfield Senior Center brings in experts on aging

Sunday, March 1, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Local seniors can learn safe driving from a former military driving instructor, find out how to adapt their home to keep out of assisted living facilities, and learn what their in-home-care options are in a Senior Center symposium series. The Northfield Senior Center offers different topics … 0

East Deerfield quarry could be site of new solar farm

Sunday, March 1, 2015

EAST DEERFIELD — Deerfield may be home to another solar farm in the near future. All States Materials Group, which owns the Trew Stone quarry on River Road, is working with a developer to hammer out the details of a proposed 6-megawatt solar farm on their property, which … 0

Tech School toothbrushes to help spread smiles in Ghana. Turners woman returns for sixth dental aid trip

Friday, February 27, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Dental hygienist Heather Lonergan has made a habit of spending her vacations spreading dental health in Ghana, and this year she will go armed with toothbrushes collected by the students and staff of Franklin County … 0

Advanced manufacturing a potential strength for western Mass.

Friday, February 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — Rick Sullivan’s bullishness about the Western Massachusetts economy’s potential should come as little surprise, since he’s the president and chief executive officer of the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts. But as a recent top-level official in Deval Patrick’s administration – first as Conservation and Recreation … 0