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South Deerfield’s Wolfie’s reopens after fire

Thursday, April 23, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Wait staff darted to and fro, dropping off martinis, burgers and bowls of cole slaw in Wolfie’s restaurant Thursday afternoon. Through a small, rectangular window, kitchen manager Steve Almstrom could be seen dropping toppings and croutons on salads or swiftly folding flour tortillas into lunch wraps. Though the restaurant had a steady stream of hungry customers, the … 0

Auditor: Greenfield paying more than $300K a year for homeless in hotels

Thursday, April 23, 2015

GREENFIELD — According to a recently released report by the state auditor, it has cost the town more than $300,000 a year to provide homeless … 0

Could Comcast close the broadband gap? State to seek grants to reduce number of under-served towns

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The good news for Massachusetts Broadband Institute’s 11 under-served towns — seven of them in Franklin County — is that the state agency plans to … 0

Cracking the code: Lines of fun

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

GREENFIELD — Students rushed home, leaving the hallways and classrooms empty except for a classroom on the third floor of the Greenfield Middle School. Fifth-grade students sat raptly at their computers, jumped up from their seats to help … 0

Leyden broadband into forum on Friday

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

LEYDEN — Residents who are still on the fence about borrowing more than $1 million for a fiber-optic broadband network have another chance to get their questions answered Friday. An information session will be held at 7 p.m. in Town Hall to explain Leyden’s part of the 32-town … 0

Northfield anti-pipeline group blasts gas co.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Northfield Pipeline Awareness group, in a letter Monday to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, criticizes Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. for not being forthcoming with detailed, accurate information about its proposed 8½-mile path through town for the Northeast Energy Direct project. The $5 billion pipeline would also … 1

Middle School eyed for administration offices

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

GREENFIELD — Could the School Department’s business be conducted out of the Greenfield Middle School? The town will find out. At the request of Superintendent Jordana Harper, Mayor William Martin said, the town is looking at vacant classrooms … 0

Travel the Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail this weekend

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

From Northfield to Northampton, more than 20 potters will ply their trade in the annual Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail this weekend. Nine area potters will open their studios to visitors from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and … 0

Three former Greenfielders killed in Nevada wreck

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

GREENFIELD — Three former town residents were killed in a North Las Vegas three-car car crash. John T. Snide, 50, Sheryl Uyematsu, 56, and Allison Uyematsu, 26, were pronounced dead at the scene of the April 15 accident. The three were riding in a Toyota Camry, when a … 0

Whately plans to redesign Egypt Road

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

WHATELY — The town plans to purchase a 0.1-acre plot of land on the corner of Egypt and State roads and redesign the intersection to make it easier for trucks to take right turns. According to Town Administrator Mark Pruhenski, trucks currently tend to take up both lanes … 0

West County Notebook

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Bakers wanted for Hawley election day bake sale on May 4 HAWLEY — Think voting is as American as apple pie? Then why not bake a pie (or brownies) for the Hawley annual town election bake sale, on May 4, from 11:45 a.m. to 7 p.m.? Town Clerk … 0

Mail carriers to collect food items for needy

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

GREENFIELD — On May 9, mail carriers are asking the public to leave a nonperishable food item on their doorstep for them to pick up and deliver to local food pantries. The Greenfield Post Office delivers to Franklin County food pantries. The National Association of Letter Carriers have … 0

Music in old St. Anne’s

Monday, April 20, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — There’s music in the nave of the St. Anne’s church again, nine years after the diocese closed the Roman Catholic church and five years since John Anctil began his plan to transform the former church … 0