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Greenfield’s Math and Science Academy grows, Franklin County schools emphasize STEM

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Since the Greenfield Math and Science Academy opened its doors five years ago, the speciality public school has quickly expanded, with 120 middle schools students packing the program to capacity this year. The academy is the most visible example of a new focus on math and science in area schools as students throughout Franklin County head back to school, starting … 0

STEAM Education: Frontier integrates art into curriculum

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — While much of the recent push in education curriculum has been toward math, science and engineering, some schools continue to integrate arts … 0

JM Farms sues state for nixing license

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — A locally based nonprofit that wants to sell medical marijuana in Franklin County has sued the state for “arbitrarily and capriciously” rejecting … 0

Honing skills that work beyond the wilderness

Sunday, August 24, 2014

CONWAY — Frank Grindrod has noticed a trend that disturbs him deeply. To see it, he said, all one must do is compare a child’s ability to recognize corporate logos to their capacity for identifying wild plants and … 0

Greenfield neighborhood turns out for St. James’ first block party

Sunday, August 24, 2014

GREENFIELD — St. James Episcopal Church held its first annual block party Saturday afternoon, an event that has been in the making since the day some of the church’s members decided to take a walk last December. Not … 0

In Fuller’s Pasture, a convention of cosmic proportions

Sunday, August 24, 2014

NORTHFIELD — As a thick layer of fog began to roll over the ground of Fuller’s Pasture at the Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center, the twinkling of about a dozen red lights could be seen in the … 0

Calling all chairs

Sunday, August 24, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Whether it’s the old rocking chair in the corner of the living room or the paint-splattered stool from which you’ve crafted masterpieces, everyone has a favorite chair. On Tuesday and Sept. 7, Deerfield resident Jane … 0

Injured motorcyclist in Montague accident taken to Springfield

Sunday, August 24, 2014

MONTAGUE — A motorcyclist from South Deerfield was seriously injured Saturday afternoon after crashing at the intersection of Lake Pleasant Road and Route 63. According to Sgt. Christopher Bonnett of the Montague Police Department, the accident occurred around 4:20 p.m. while the cyclist was traveling in a pack … 0

200 cyclists raise at least $39,000 for BFMC cancer patients

Sunday, August 24, 2014

GREENFIELD — Over two days this weekend, Walter Goodridge of Conway cycled 112 miles in the D2R2 race in Deerfield and rode 55 miles the next day from Greenfield to Wendell and back for the Baystate Franklin Medical … 1

Recruitment underway for Rays of Hope walk

Sunday, August 24, 2014

GREENFIELD — This year’s 21st annual Rays of Hope — A Walk Toward the Cure of Breast Cancer may still be two months away on Oct. 19, but walkers are already out there pounding the pavement for their teams. Participants can register now for both the walk and … 0

Shutesbury’s Sand Hill Road closed this week

Sunday, August 24, 2014

SHUTESBURY — Sand Hill Road will be closed to all through traffic Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Residents of Sand Hill Road should enter and exit Sand Hill via West Pelham Road only, according to Police Chief Tom Harding. The closure is in effect from 7 a.m. to 3 … 0

‘Hey, kids, let’s put on a show!’

Friday, August 22, 2014

GREENFIELD — Rather than relaxing by the pool, a group of Greenfield teens spent their summer cleaning parks throughout town from Hillside Park to the Green River School park to the Poet’s Seat Tower area. The teenagers from … 0

Lexington man charged in Deerfield violent assault

Friday, August 22, 2014

A Lexington man was still in jail Friday evening awaiting trial on charges of assaulting his former girlfriend and his stepbrother, even though he had successfully got his bail set far lower than prosecutors wanted. David Whaland, 32, of 14 Sunny Knoll Terrance in Lexington, has been charged … 0