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Greenfield’s seniors want new center

Monday, March 30, 2015

GREENFIELD — The director of the town’s Council on Aging says the problem is no longer that Greenfield Senior Center is outgrowing its space in the Weldon House on High Street, but that it has already outgrown it. “We’ve had to shuffle schedules and classes, relocate groups to different rooms, and we’ve had to make groups share rooms,” said Council … 0

Vt. Yankee advisory panel to hold forum on April 14

Monday, March 30, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Citizens Advisory Panel on the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Decommissioning has held five meetings since last October and two sessions since the Vernon, … 0

Orange fire chief to retire in August

Monday, March 30, 2015

ORANGE — After 38 years as a firefighter, Chief Dennis Annear has announced his retirement. Annear will retire in August, just one month shy of … 0

Gill Notebook

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Medical marijuana planning hearing GILL — A public hearing in April will give residents the opportunity to weigh in on a proposed bylaw to regulate the zoning of any hypothetical medical marijuana dispensary in town. The Gill Planning Board hearing is scheduled for April 9 at 7 p.m. … 0

Lamson & Goodnow moving to Westfield; Property sold to Ashfield man

Friday, March 27, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — After 178 years in Shelburne Falls, Lamson & Goodnow Manufacturing Co. will be moving to Westfield. Chief Operating Officer James Pelletier said that on Thursday he signed a lease, which takes effect on April 1. … 0

Mayor tells inspectors to check all restaurant hoods for compliance by end of 2015

Friday, March 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — Restaurant owners who know or suspect their kitchen hoods are not up to code or lack fire suppression systems would be wise to correct the issue as soon as possible. Mayor William Martin has asked the … 0

Berkshire Gas extends freeze to Sunderland

Friday, March 27, 2015

SUNDERLAND — Berkshire Gas Co. has expanded the moratorium on new customers to include Sunderland, citing constraints on the capacity of natural gas pipelines to supply the region. The company’s first moratorium in December applied to Greenfield, Deerfield, Whately and Montague in Franklin County. The new moratorium will … 2

Prepping for the perfect prom: Free for the taking, dresses, tuxes line GHS lobby

Friday, March 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — Sarah O’Sullivan spun around in her new long, green gown as her friends raved over the dress. Down the hall, Valenka Kosick browsed through four racks of dresses in search of that perfect, elegant gown. And … 0

Shelburne Free Library to archive historic Fidelia Fiske collection

Friday, March 27, 2015

SHELBURNE — When Elizabeth Antaya became director of the Shelburne Free Public Library last April, she got a parting bonus from retiring librarian Libby Burnham: a box of letters and items that once belonged to Fidelia Fiske — … 0

Pioneer announces superintendent candidates

Friday, March 27, 2015

NORTHFIELD — After a closed-door search, three finalists for superintendent of Pioneer Valley Regional School District have emerged. All are New England educators with decades of experience. One will replace outgoing Superintendent Dayle Doiron. Francis Baran is the superintendent of the Woodstock, Conn., public schools. Baran has been … 0

Frontier towns support long-range planning

Friday, March 27, 2015

SUNDERLAND — The four towns of the Frontier Regional and Union 38 school districts support spending money on a study that would look at how town offices and school space could be consolidated to save money. During a … 0

Conway bylaw proposals slated for town meeting

Friday, March 27, 2015

CONWAY — Conway’s Planning Board has proposed a scaled-down version of the zoning bylaw revisions it brought before town meeting last year, hoping to address a few outstanding issues regarding large-scale solar installations and roadside debris. Chairman Joe … 0

Argotec gets tax break from state

Friday, March 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — The plastic-film manufacturer that recently received a tax break from the town in exchange for adding 50 jobs over the next five years has also received a tax break from the state. Argotec Inc., which is … 0