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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

Thousands settle in for music, fun at Strangecreek

Sunday, May 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Strangecreek Campout kicked off the New England summer music festival season over the weekend, but if you only stayed for the music, you missed half the fun. To get the most of the three-night festival, … 1

Room to grow: Digging that first arrival at the garden

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Editor’s Note: This is the third installment in an occasional series on one family’s adventure in their first year in a community garden at Just Roots farm in Greenfield. The big news in the garden is small, red … 1

Greenfield native fixed planes during WWII

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Elizabeth “Betty” (Grader) Stange still looks to the sky each time she sits outside her home in Florida, and she dreams about the day she flew her uncle’s plane into Turners Falls Airport. A Greenfield native, Stange was … 0

DA grads ‘ready to dance with the world’

Sunday, May 24, 2015

DEERFIELD — Graduate Conor Sullivan promised the crowd at Deerfield Academy Saturday that he was about to give one of the best, most heartfelt, tear-jerking speech they’d ever heard. “If it fails to live up to those expectations, … 0

Harvard prof. to NMH grads: Do great things with your education’

Sunday, May 24, 2015

GILL — “You are needed, you are needed to pick up the broom and start sweeping,” Professor James Engell of the Class of 1969 told Northfield Mount Hermon 2015 graduating class Sunday. Engell, Harvard professor of English and … 0

Northfield ambulance taken for illegal ride

Sunday, May 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — An Everett man faces several charges after allegedly taking an ambulance for a ride. Greenfield Police responded to Baystate Franklin Medical Center, 164 High St., Saturday at 3:55 p.m. for a report of a stolen ambulance. While police looked for the vehicle it was returned to … 0

Old workhorses get new life at Bernardston Gas Engine Show

Sunday, May 24, 2015

BERNARDSTON — With no work to be done, Fred Howes’ 1912 single-cylinder gas engine gave a “pop” of exhaust every eight seconds, the engine burning just enough gas to keep the flywheels spinning above a set speed. Howes, … 0

Proposed ordinance amendment on public demonstrations appears dead

Sunday, May 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — A proposal to alter how the town regulates public demonstrations, picketing and other mass assemblies on public property appears to have died in committee. At-large Town Councilor Isaac Mass presented the proposed changes, but after some discussion by the Council Appointments and Ordinances Committee and comments … 0

BFMC to hold skin cancer screening Friday

Sunday, May 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — May is National Melanoma and Skin Cancer Detection and Awareness Month. To help raise awareness, the Oncology Department at Baystate Franklin Medical Center and Dr. Joel Gordon will co-sponsor a free skin cancer screening on Friday from 2 to 4:30 p.m., in the BFMC Oncology Department. … 0

Downing to hold coffee hour in Heath

Sunday, May 24, 2015

HEATH — State Sen. Benjamin B. Downing will hold his next Coffee & Conversation public forum in Heath at the Community Hall at 1 West Main St. on Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. All are welcome to join Downing and his district staff during these events … 0