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Tuesday morning fire damages Wolfie’s kitchen

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Local firefighters quickly put out a kitchen fire at Wolfie’s Restaurant early Tuesday morning and investigators are still seeking the cause. The business is closed temporarily for repair but for how long was unclear late Tuesday. At 1:41 a.m., Deerfield Police were dispatched to 52 South Main St. for a reported motion alarm in the kitchen of … 0

COG plans to intervene on pipeline

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Franklin Regional Council of Governments is looking into providing legal and technical assistance to help towns deal with the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast … 0

Early retirement proposal among farmers’ concerns on state ‘Ag Day’

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Tuesday was “Ag Day” on Beacon Hill, meaning it was a day for state legislators and administration officials to get an earful on key farming … 0

Route 9 Diner in Hadley shutters amid sexual harassment complaints

Monday, March 30, 2015

HADLEY — The state attorney general claims owners and managers of the Route 9 Diner in Hadley knew about but failed to protect female employees from “at least a decade of regular and repeated sexual harassment” in violation … 0

UMass prof.’s study reveals striped marlins’ preferred habitat, may help to avoid overfishing

Monday, March 30, 2015

AMHERST — In the largest study to track striped marlin in the Pacific Ocean, marine ecologists report the preferred habitat of this valuable commercial and recreational fish by using direct observations collected by satellite tags. Details appear this month in an early online edition of Fisheries Research. Using … 0

Neighbors: Busy April ahead in Franklin County

Monday, March 30, 2015

Hello neighbor. I’ve got a lot to tell you about today, so I’m going to get right to it. Enjoy the week. According to the National Weather Service in Taunton, temperatures on Thursday and Friday are supposed to be in the 50s and 60s. Hello spring! ORANGE SENIOR … 0

Entergy funds raise concern over radiological monitoring

Monday, March 30, 2015

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — Vermont could lose its long-term radiological monitoring by next year because of lack of funding by Entergy Nuclear, the radiological health chief for the state said last week. William Irwin told the Vermont Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel that the Department of Health had started … 0

Staying active big part of their craft

Sunday, March 29, 2015

GREENFIELD — Every Wednesday afternoon at 1, 93-year-old Mildred Grant makes her way down from her third-floor apartment in the Weldon House to the Greenfield Senior Center below to meet up with a group of senior women who … 0

He found gold on the slopes

Sunday, March 29, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The skiing season is almost over and Franklin County Technical School student Nicholas Saladino can look ahead to a summer of his brothers pushing him at the gym, then getting back to the slopes for … 0

Former Tech students shepherd video game app to market

Sunday, March 29, 2015

A small flock of sheep graze in their enclosure, placidly unaware of the lurking danger. The danger is wolves, an endless stream of small, animated wolves appearing at random from all points of the compass and loping rapidly … 0

Biz leaders discuss regional economic development plan

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Friday’s gathering of the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce was an opportunity for about 100 business leaders from around the region to learn about regional economic development planning here. Like many of its monthly breakfast meetings, the presentation on how the 2015 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy is being … 0

Chamber breakfast includes pitch for disaster partners

Sunday, March 29, 2015

You can’t have too many umbrellas when it comes to emergency preparedness. The Western Regional Homeland Security Advisory Council — an umbrella group that works with homeland-security money to help emergency management workers prepare for future emergencies — is looking for community organizations to sign up as potential … 0

Ag commissioner tells CISA crowd administration ready to dig in

Sunday, March 29, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Though the number might seem small, newly-appointed state agricultural commissioner John Lebeaux said a recent 1 percent increase in the number of farms in the Pioneer Valley is a “trend in the right direction.” In his … 0