Holy Trinity Church to get $500,000 makeover

Friday, April 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — The interior of Holy Trinity Church on Main Street is about to get a $500,000 makeover. Deacon Channing “Joe” Bete said the Catholic church board went to parishioners in January, after deciding it was time to do some work on the interior of the church, and asked if they would be willing to contribute. “They answered us in … 0

Plastic ban proposal could go to voters this fall

Friday, April 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — A citizens group that wants to ban plastic bags, plastic bottles and plastic foam containers in town has submitted its third proposal in … 0

Berkshire Gas rep. makes case for pipeline

Friday, April 24, 2015

DEERFIELD — Berkshire Gas Co. spokesman Christopher Farrell made a case with the region’s business leaders Friday for what he called a “critical need” for … 3

WiredWest withdrawal, recall petitions on Hawley warrant

Thursday, April 23, 2015

HAWLEY — Will cash-strapped Hawley be the first Franklin County town to withdraw from the WiredWest broadband initiative? That’s one of the warrant articles, filed by petition, that voters will address at the May 11 annual town meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. One article asks if the … 0

Whately to consider pipeline resolution, library building purchase

Thursday, April 23, 2015

WHATELY — Whately may join the western Massachusetts towns standing against the proposed Tennessee Gas Co. natural gas pipeline if townspeople adopt a resolution opposing the project at annual town meeting Tuesday night. The meeting starts at 7 … 0

Preliminary alcohol breath test machines under state review

Thursday, April 23, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Northwestern District Attorney’s Office has decided to suspend its use of breathalyzer results in drunken driving cases, amid a state review of the handheld alcohol tests used by police. Concerns about the test have led defense attorneys and prosecutors to sift through old cases and … 0

Artisan gift store sets up shop in Conway

Thursday, April 23, 2015

CONWAY — Conway’s newest store will offer crafts and goods made by local artisans to residents and visitors alike when it opens later this month. Tea At Two, which owner Eileen Schneider called an artisan gift shop, will … 0

Neighbors: Meet some very cute animals and their 4-H owners Saturday

Thursday, April 23, 2015

H ello, neighbor. Franklin County 4-H will be at Greenfield Farmers Cooperative Exchange on High Street Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to celebrate its Spring Fling. Animals and plenty of literature about 4-H will be available. So far, the group has a miniature horse, chicks, a … 0

Progressive dinner celebrates Buckland library’s 125th year

Thursday, April 23, 2015

BUCKLAND — Get a taste of historic “Upper Buckland” while helping the 125-year-old Buckland Public Library raise money. The library is holding its third annual Progressive Dinner on May 2, in which 25 dinner guests are feted inside … 0

Public tree planting set for 12:30 today at Artspace

Thursday, April 23, 2015

GREENFIELD — The town Tree Committee and Public Works Department will hold a public Arbor Day tree planting at Artspace at 15 Mill St. today at 12:30 p.m. After the tree planting, everyone is invited into Artspace for refreshments and an exhibit of pastels celebrating spring. “We are … 0

Ned Green scholarship hike in Warwick on May 9

Thursday, April 23, 2015

WARWICK — Though it’s been 14 years since an ice-climbing accident took Ned Green’s life, his memory lives on. Shortly after his death, his mother, Clare Green, set up a scholarship in his name, to be given to … 0

West County Notebook

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Colrain hosts candidates night COLRAIN — Questions for the candidates? Puzzled about the warrant articles? The Griswold Memorial Library, 12 Main Road, will be hosting a candidate’s night on Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Running for office are incumbents: Selectman Mark Thibodeau, Board … 0

New soup for you: Just Roots farm’s new product line to hit stores by fall

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

GREENFIELD — Sometimes, all you want is just soup. But not just any soup from a can. You want good soup like a vegetable minestrone made from locally grown kidney beans, fresh onions, zucchini, minced garlic, chopped carrots … 0