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B(u)y the book: World Eye Bookshop sees steady flow of customers after plea

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — The owner of the downtown landmark, World Eye Bookshop on Main Street, says if the rest of the week goes like Wednesday, the bookstore will stay open for sure. “Business has been great and steady,” said Jessica Mullins. “So far people are voting with their dollars. They’re telling us they want World Eye to stay.” Mullins announced Tuesday … 0

Kulik: ‘My constituents deserve answers’ on Berkshire Gas, pipeline plans

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

BOSTON — Rep. Stephen Kulik argued before Boston regulators this week that Berkshire Gas Co. should consider alternatives to Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., including replacement … 0

Wheels in motion for Turners skate park

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — If local skateboarders aren’t doing flips today, they should be — or will be by fall at a new, permanent $366,000 skate … 0

Chesbro Challenge returning to Conway

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

CONWAY — It’ll be batters-up on July 4 as the third annual Chesbro Challenge kicks into gear, but baseballs won’t be all that fly through the air. The event, which will be held from 1 to 10:30 p.m. … 0

Hack for Change: Tech for a good cause

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — A local nonprofit is getting some help with its website from a group of Pioneer Valley techies. Hack for Western Massachusetts, a regional chapter of Hack for Change, which helps nonprofits with their technology each year, will create a new website for DIAL/SELF Youth and Community … 0

Greenfield community turns out for Memorial Day parade to honor veterans

Monday, May 25, 2015

GREENFIELD — “Remember the faces you cannot see and the names you don’t know,” retired U.S. Army paratrooper Thomas Goodwin of Grinnell Street told a crowd of about 200 people on Monday morning. Goodwin, 80, who served in … 0

Free Harvest Supper: Will there be one this year?

Monday, May 25, 2015

GREENFIELD — The committee that has put the Free Harvest Supper on every August for the past decade is still waiting for about six people to step up and “do some heavy lifting,” or last year’s may have … 0

United Arc needs variance to build housing for aging clients

Monday, May 25, 2015

GREENFIELD — A local agency that has been serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities for more than six decades would like to build three small duplexes for some of them on land it owns on Summer Street, … 0

Hospice to host butterfly release ceremony on day of remembrance

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

GREENFIELD —–Hospice of Franklin County and Charlene Manor Extended Care Facility has invited the community to a butterfly release and remembrance ceremony on Sunday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Charlene Manor. The ceremony will include the reading of names of those who have died, music and readings. … 0

Colrain seeks OK to raze ‘Blue Block’

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

COLRAIN — The Board of Selectmen wants to buy the vacant, decaying “Blue Block” apartment building at the intersection of Main and Jacksonville roads and demolish it, removing one more blighted building in what has been the traditional … 0

Trailers burn at Heath vacation campsite

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

HEATH — A small cooking fire and dry weather conditions beyond anything he’s seen in the Northeast destroyed five trailers in a seasonal camp and damaged a neighboring sixth trailer, said Fire Chief Michael Smith. The fire at 8 Lakeview drive began with a small cooking fire in … 0

Where does the stormwater go?

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Franklin Regional Council of Governments and Millers River Watershed Council will host a workshop on stormwater mitigation and low-impact development in the river’s watershed Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the John W. Olver Transit Center’s first-floor Community Room. The workshop is the first in a … 0

Senior FarmShare enrollment period open

Monday, May 25, 2015

A local food advocacy agency’s Senior FarmShare program offers low-income seniors access to low-cost, fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables at the height of the growing season. The application period for participation is open until June 1. Eligible seniors can apply to participate at one of the 13 … 0