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Hidden park may become one of Greenfield’s most popular after $700K renovation

Monday, May 4, 2015

GREENFIELD — When renovations are completed on one of Greenfield’s parks next spring, the town’s recreation director said she believes the hidden park will become one of the town’s most popular. An almost $700,000 makeover is planned for Green River Park, which is accessible from Deerfield Street, and the town’s first dog park will be located there. Renovations will also … 0

Family, pets escape house fire in Buckland

Monday, May 4, 2015

BUCKLAND — Late Monday morning, Melissa Udal was brewing coffee and making breakfast for her family when her son, Tristan Kostanski, ran downstairs, exclaiming his … 0

State sets hearing on gas supply agreement with pipeline co.

Monday, May 4, 2015

The state Department of Public Utilities has scheduled a May 26 public hearing on its planned “precedent agreement” for natural gas supply from Tennessee Gas … 0

Time-honored responsibilities

Sunday, May 3, 2015

GILL — Each year, the Gill residents gathered in the upstairs meeting room of the old Town Hall for the annual town meeting elect two or more field drivers, fence viewers and measurers of wood, bark and surveyors … 0

Ashfield approves free preschool 64-13 giving Mohawk its first budget OK

Sunday, May 3, 2015

ASHFIELD — Amid concerns that the Mohawk Trail Regional School District’s new “free” preschool initiative would put a beloved community preschool out of business, Ashfield residents deliberated for nearly 90 minutes on whether to approve a $2 million … 0

Ashfield candidates elected; ballot measures approved

Sunday, May 3, 2015

ASHFIELD ­­— About 12 percent of the town’s 1,317 registered voters, 161 people, elected all the uncontested candidates and incumbents in Saturday’s annual election and approved ballot questions supporting capital projects for Mohawk and Sanderson Academy. Selectboard member Ronald Coler was given a second term in office. Others … 0

Colrain eyes broadband options Tuesday

Sunday, May 3, 2015

COLRAIN — Although Colrain is one of WiredWest’s “unserved towns” seeking high-speed Internet, Selectmen this week heard how a private Internet Service Provider — Crocker Communications Inc. — could help the town achieve its goal of a last-mile Broadband network. Crocker is now providing Internet service for Leverett’s … 0

GCC’s Pura provides Northampton seniors with reason to cheer

Sunday, May 3, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Greenfield Community College President Robert Pura is the hero of the day for senior citizens who call the Northampton Senior Center their home away from home. Mayor David J. Narkewicz is pretty thrilled with him, too. Pura Thursday night told Narkewicz the college has put off … 0

Montague town meeting: graffiti yes, pipeline no, boiler no

Sunday, May 3, 2015

MONTAGUE — Town meeting members showed themselves if not universally in favor of graffiti, by a majority against the police department’s proposal for dealing with it. A bylaw would have required property owners to cover up or remove any graffiti or face a fine of $20 a day, … 0

Affordable housing, override top topics in Leverett

Sunday, May 3, 2015

LEVERETT — Two issues dominated Leverett’s town meeting Saturday — the idea of using a Proposition 2½ override to avoid possible budget cuts a year from now and the creation of affordable housing. These articles generated the most discussion and emotion during a 5½-hour meeting. The session also … 0

Shutesbury passes broadband Internet 417-12

Sunday, May 3, 2015

SHUTESBURY — Residents crowded the elementary school Saturday for the annual town meeting, approving approximately $1.69 million to bring high-speed Internet to Shutesbury. Residents elected Michael DeChiara to the Selectboard. All 23 articles on the warrant passed, including the $6 million operating budget for the next fiscal year, … 0

Fiery end for car; occupants OK

Sunday, May 3, 2015

GREENFIELD — An older Pontiac caught fire by the corner of Davis and Silver streets around 4:15 p.m. Sunday, briefly closing Davis Street. Greenfield Fire Lt. Andrew Eisch said the driver called 911 after his car lost power … 0

Strong box stolen from Eagle’s Club in Buckland

Sunday, May 3, 2015

BUCKLAND — State police are investigating an early morning burglary at the Eagle’s Club in Buckland. Trooper Nick Pellegrino of the Shelburne barracks said police responded to the 52 State St. building around 3:20 a.m. after an alarm was tripped and discovered the back door had been forced … 0