‘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 Greenfield Gardens, a section 8 apartment complex off Colrain Street, also spent the last two months raising money for cancer research. In … 0

Lexington man charged in Turners 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 … 0

Reunion planned for Mohawk classes of 1968-79

Friday, August 22, 2014

MOHAWK — Alumni of the first 12 graduating classes of Mohawk Trail Regional High School (1968-1979) will gather for a class reunion on Aug. 31, … 0

Police Logs, Aug. 15-17

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Greenfield, Aug. 15 8:35 p.m. — Caller reported that a man wearing an ankle-length red robe or jacket, no shoes and only one sock had approached her niece on Main Street and offered to sell her a “legal hallucinogen” that he had purchased on the Internet. Police could … 0

Shakespeare’s for the young again in Turners

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — The people behind the latest theatrical endeavor at the Shea Theater believe it is better for the mind to be dipped in Shakespeare early and often. “The point is to show young people that classical texts — Shakespeare, in particular — are not above them, … 0

Pipeline meeting in Orange outlines action towns can take

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

ORANGE — Local people have potentially more of a say in determining the fate of a proposed gas pipeline through Franklin County than they may realize, a local conservationist is telling pipeline foes. Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust Executive Director Leigh Youngblood addressed about 40 people Tuesday, wearing … 0

Conway lawyer offers to help Deerfield fight gas pipeline

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

DEERFIELD — A lawyer from Conway has offered his assistance to the town of Deerfield in its fight to stop the proposed Tennessee Gas Co. pipeline project. Cristobal Bonifaz made the offer during a standing-room-only special meeting of … 0

Deerfield extends voter registration

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

DEERFIELD — The town will extend its town clerk’s office hours to allow residents the opportunity to register to vote in the Sept. 9 primary. The last day to register to vote in the primary is today. The town clerk’s office will be open from 9 a.m. to … 0

Lamson lays off union workers

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — Business was brisk at the Lamson & Goodnow factory outlet store Wednesday morning as customers, some oblivious to the news of the company’s bankruptcy filing, looked at sale-priced knives and kitchen accessories. But in the … 0

UMass community mourns journalist James Foley

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

AMHERST — James Foley, who was beheaded by Islamic State extremists, was described Wednesday by President Barack Obama as a courageous journalist. On the campus of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Foley was recalled as a warm, outgoing, … 0

Quabbin Harvest open house today

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

ORANGE — Downtown will be buzzing with activity tonight. Quabbin Harvest Co-op, in preparation for its opening, will hold an open house between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. at its soon-to-open 12 North Main St. location. In addition, the next movie in the series of Friendly Town Movies in … 0

Orange special town meeting tonight at 7

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

ORANGE — A special town meeting tonight will decide whether to apply some surplus school money to keep the town’s community development director job funded. The job has been largely funded from federal Community Development Block Grant money in the past, but the town won’t get that grant … 0

Whately board continues Bayer review for 2nd time

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

WHATELY — The Whately Planning Board’s site plan review of a proposed expansion at thermoplastic company Bayer MaterialScience’s factory in the industrial park has once again been continued. According to board member Judy Markland, the hearing will continue Sept. 30 to allow more time for officials to review … 0