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Practical purpose for mound of tires?

Thursday, September 18, 2014

GREENFIELD — A former Colorado Avenue resident says that he believes the thousands of tires found piled along the Deerfield River were put there many years ago by the property owner to stabilize the riverbank. Allan Keyes, who owned Keyes (auto) Repair Service on Colorado Avenue, said that a neighbor used his access road to dump the tires to stabilize … 0

State to FERC: scrutinize pipeline route

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The state’s top environmental official has written to the federal government calling for careful review of Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s proposed Northeast Direct Natural Gas Pipeline, … 0

Western Mass. dino-might

Thursday, September 18, 2014

DEERFIELD — In 1835, Dexter Marsh, a local laborer, was busy at work laying slabs of stone sidewalk in Greenfield when he noticed something in … 0

First residential solar system approved in Greenfield since new ordinance voted

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — Tina Schneider of Graves Road will be the first Greenfield resident to install a ground-mounted solar system in her backyard after being granted a special permit under a new town ordinance. The Zoning Board of Appeals approved the permit after reviewing Schneider’s plans. In December 2012, … 0

Property eyed for senior housing on Sunderland meeting warrant

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

SUNDERLAND — More affordable senior housing could be coming to Sunderland if voters approve buying 2.8 acres on North Main Street. A “yes” vote at Friday night’s special town meeting, which will begin at 7 p.m. in Sunderland Elementary School, would authorize the selectmen to borrow $265,000 to … 0

Peru and back again

Monday, September 15, 2014

NORTHFIELD — With the start of the school year comes the swapping of summer vacation stories, and the tales of a dozen Pioneer Valley Regional School students likely top those of their classmates. In July, the students packed … 0

Shelter from the harm

Monday, September 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — By January 2015, victims of child abuse and sexual assault in Franklin County will have a safe and comfortable place to report the incidents to police and medical professionals. The Northwestern Children’s Advocacy Project, is renovating … 0

Greenfield adds extra school bus

Monday, September 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — With more students riding the bus to school this year, the school department is adding an extra bus to its line to cut down on multiple trips and get youths to school on time. The school department received some complaints this month about buses arriving to … 0

Greenfield police want to expand watch program

Monday, September 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — Greenfield’s downtown officer is hoping to strengthen and grow the town’s first organized neighborhood watch while adding more watch groups in different areas of town. “Downtown is my next goal,” said officer Jason Haskins. “Something like that will need merchants to get involved.” Haskins helped residents … 0

Fair board mulls smoking restrictions

Monday, September 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — Should the Franklin County Fair have a designated smoking area to keep cigarette smoke away from young children and others who don’t like it? Should it have designated “non-smoking” outdoor areas? Or should it do away with smoking on the fairgrounds altogether? The Franklin County Agricultural … 0

NYC Climate march draws local crowd

Monday, September 15, 2014

Organizers of what’s being called “the largest climate march in history” say two Greenfield buses are planned for Sunday’s event in New York City, as part of an array of 19 buses from the Pioneer Valley. The People’s Climate March is expected to attract a half million people … 0

Highway-side fight ends in arrest

Monday, September 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — A Connecticut man faces charges and a mental health evaluation after a protracted fight with a Greenfield police officer by the side of the highway, ostensibly because he did not want to be handcuffed. The Sunday evening incident ended after a passing motorist intervened. Greenfield Police … 0

Orange Community Service Days prep Butterfield for renovations

Monday, September 15, 2014

ORANGE — The second in a series of three community service days will take place Saturday in Butterfield Park. A part of the Butterfield Park Renovation Project, the service day will help ready the park for the major upgrades to come. Work will begin at 9 a.m. and … 0