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Cars sit at the intersection of Main and Federal Streets in Greenfield Wednesday afternoon. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

Greenfield looking for fix to long traffic lights

Friday, August 28, 2015

GREENFIELD — A town councilor is leading the crusade to fix Greenfield’s traffic lights before someone gets hurt. “People sit through two or three cycles at some of the town’s intersections, and they get very impatient,” said Precinct 5 Councilor Penny Ricketts. “I’ve seen people blow through red lights because they’ve waited too long. I don’t want to see someone … 0

Pioneer may take N.H. town’s students

Friday, August 28, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Pioneer Valley Regional School’s high school program hasn’t gone unnoticed by its New Hampshire neighbors. Winchester, N.H., is considering sending its high school … 0

10 years later, reflections on Hurricane Katrina and it aftermath

Friday, August 28, 2015

“It was a sunny day. I had no cares. Everything was right with the world.” Walking down her New Orleans street with her 2-year-old daughter … 0

Pipeline worries Natural Roots Farm

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

CONWAY — In 1998, David Fisher came to Conway with the dream of establishing a farm that would embody his ecological ideals and reverence for all life — a farm powered entirely by horses, allowing it to operate … 1

Geologic maps needed for study of pipeline

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

While the proponent of a natural-gas pipeline that would cross 64 miles of Massachusetts may be including some detailed maps of its route in its filings with federal regulators, what’s needed are detailed, town-by-town maps of the geologic formations beneath the surface, including aquifers, says a Shutesbury man … 0

West Nile Virus found in local mosquitoes

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — Two random mosquito samples taken by state health officials near the Deerfield line in Greenfield have tested positive for West Nile Virus, but that doesn’t mean people should panic, according to Nicole Zabko, the town’s health director. Zabko said she was contacted by the state on … 0

Youth benefit in Community Action workforce program

Thursday, August 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — If you’ve been to the Franklin County Courthouse at any point this summer, there’s a good chance you’ve encountered Jo-Ann Ault of Turners Falls. She’s the young woman who’s spent her mornings this summer as an … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands, 8/28

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Bernardston Virginia M. Budness and William W. Budness of Ocean View, Del., to Victor E. Nuovo II and Pamela D. Nuovo, 401 Huckle Hill Road, $484,000. Colrain Walter Herrmann Revocable Living Trust, Anthony Favale, trustee, Walter Herrmann Estate, Judd Rowe, also known as Stephen Judd Rowe, personal representative, … 0

Harvard students’ business plan? Go bananas!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — Take four Harvard business students, add the Franklin County’s commercial kitchen and throw in lots and lots of bananas. What you get is Just Bananas, a new frozen dessert that some find a-peeling in Cambridge, Somerville … 0

Hawley Wi-Fi won’t work

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

HAWLEY — Townspeople supported a wireless Internet plan calling for a 30-foot antenna to be mounted on the side of the Town Office on Pudding Hollow Road. But as it turns out, Mother Nature didn’t. Christopher Gray of … 0

New Third Street parking lot proposed for Turners Falls

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The town has proposed constructing a new, 30-space parking lot at the corner of Third Street and Canal Road as part of ongoing downtown streetscape improvements. The project, which is expected to cost $352,785, would … 0

Warwick still unsure on WiredWest

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

WARWICK — With months of complex negotiations in the works, Warwick still hasn’t joined WiredWest’s cooperative to bring high-speed Internet to this small rural town. Earlier this year, state supported Mass. Broadband Institute released a statement estimating the … 0

Emily Dickinson biopic makers planning documentary on poet

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

AMHERST — Two months after film crews shot scenes on the grounds of the Emily Dickinson Museum for a biopic to be released next year, the same filmmakers are preparing to create a documentary — narrated by “Sex and the City” star Cynthia Nixon — that will further … 0