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Quizical billboard on French King Highway in Greenfield. Recorder/Paul Franz

Advertising existentialism

Thursday, September 3, 2015

GREENFIELD — An assistant art professor at Keene State College says he’s hoping motorists will begin paying more attention to the “here and now” as they drive along highways throughout New England and New York, including French King Highway, and view his latest public art project. A cryptic message, “Are You Here?” written in black letters against a white background … 0

Hawlemont Ag program gears up for growth

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

HAWLEMONT — The chickens started school Tuesday night, in time to greet the 105 schoolchildren Wednesday for year 2 of the Hawlemont Regional School’s new … 0

Main St.’s Magical Child owner looking to pass the toy store torch

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

GREENFIELD — The landmark downtown toy store that has been on Main Street since 1995 is for sale. Mary Walsh-Martel, owner of Magical Child, said … 0

AG’s office may challenge pipeline gas contracts

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The state Attorney General’s Office will have until Sept. 20 to decide whether to challenge a decision by the Department of Public Utilities to allow Berkshire Gas Co., Columbia Gas and National Grid to enter long-term supply contracts with the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. Northeast Energy Direct … 0

Warwick must wait, reapply to FERC for proposed pipeline intervenor status

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

WARWICK — The Selectboard wants to apply for official intervenor status in the Kinder Morgan gas pipeline project but on Tuesday was denied — at least for now. According to an electronic response from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Warwick’s application couldn’t be processed since the Northeast Energy … 0

At-large Councilor Isaac Mass kicks off re-election campaign

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

GREENFIELD — At-large Town Councilor Isaac Mass is kicking off his campaign with an event that will celebrate both his re-election bid and 39th birthday. Over the next few months, Mass said he plans to focus on economic … 0

Destroy old documents, not your identity

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

GREENFIELD — A mobile shredding truck will be at Greenfield Savings Bank from 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 19 for the bank’s annual “ShredFest.” The 400 Main St. office is inviting the public to bring up to three shopping bags filled with their confidential documents to be … 0

Still peaking at 94: Orange nonagenarian plans Greylock climb

Monday, August 31, 2015

ORANGE — Tom Harty has hiked all 67 of the 4,000- or more-foot peaks in New England, and like the Energizer Bunny, he just keeps going and going and going ... The nonagenarian, who will be 95 on … 0

DPU OKs pipeline-gas co. contracts

Monday, August 31, 2015

The state Department of Public Utilities on Monday approved long-term contracts for Berkshire Gas, Columbia Gas and National Grid to buy natural gas from the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s Northeast Energy Direct project. The three 20-year contracts to buy gas from the nearly 420-mile pipeline planned to … 1

‘Mainly Marathons’ hit Northfield running

Monday, August 31, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Marathoner Laura Lockett, 58, of Atlanta was born in Massachusetts while her parents were driving through and was whisked away and never returned — until she finished a marathon at Northfield Mountain Thursday. Lockett had dreamed … 0

Neighbors: Things getting curiouser and curiouser in Sunderland

Monday, August 31, 2015

Hello neighbor. Things are about to get curiouser and curiouser in Sunderland. Mike’s Maze at Warner Farm will open its 2015 corn maze, “Alice in Sunderland,” on Sept. 12. Inspired by the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s book, … 0

Traffic stop leads to heroin arrest

Monday, August 31, 2015

GREENFIELD — A Warwick man faces a drug possession charge after he was arrested on multiple warrants early Monday morning. Justin Mason, 30, of 39 Pine St. in Warwick was arrested and charged with possession of a Class A drug after police stopped the vehicle he was traveling … 0

Seeking sanctuary: Cloa’s Ark looking for new home

Monday, August 31, 2015

GREENFIELD — A Factory Hollow couple say they’ve always called Cloa’s Ark Animal Sanctuary, which they own and run, “the land of permanent miracles,” and they could really use one right now. Patrick and Claudine Veistroffer said they … 0