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Video: Montague Common Hall Contradance Fundraiser

Sunday, January 25, 2015

People of all ages enjoy a spin around the Montague Common Hall on Sunday during a contradance held by The Friends of the Common Hall. The group hoped to raise money to make a dent in the $4,100 shortfall leftover from repairing the building’s cupola. … 0

Leverett, Obama connect over Internet

Sunday, January 25, 2015

LEVERETT — President Obama’s call Tuesday for Internet expansion, to “help folks build the fastest networks, so that the next generation of digital innovators and … 0

Digging deep into Conway

Sunday, January 25, 2015

CONWAY — On a table in Conway’s Town Hall building, a small can of Rumford brand baking soda sits among an assortment of time-weathered town … 0

Mohawk study offers ideas for saving money

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

BUCKLAND — The state’s geographically largest public school system is also the most sparsely populated: the 253-square mile Mohawk Trail Regional School District encompasses almost 530 road miles, yet has a density of less than two school students per mile, according to the Long Range Planning Committee. Because … 0

Kulik: AG Healey should represent Mass. with FERC

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Of the more than 5,300 bills filed by last Friday’s legislative deadline was one by Rep. Stephen Kulik, D-Worthington, that would extend authority to the attorney general for dealing with natural gas pipelines. With Attorney General Maura Healey … 1

Deerfield man faces OUI, assault, other charges

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

DEERFIELD — A local man faces drunk driving and assault and battery charges after allegedly assaulting a police officer during his arrest, and during his booking. Deerfield Police Chief John Paciorek Jr. said police stopped a 2007 Camry driven at an estimated 60 miles per hour in a … 0

ISO New England calls for increased gas capacity

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Stopping short of endorsing Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s Northeast Energy Direct project, the head of New England’s electricity grid operator said Wednesday that even though a relatively mild winter has driven down energy costs for the region, there is a long-term need for more capacity to feed a … 0

Mosque looks to reopen in Hadley

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

HADLEY — The town of Hadley may soon be the site of Hampshire County’s only mosque. Three weeks after the Hampshire Mosque had to leave Amherst’s Carriage Shops, which are under redevelopment, representatives of the organization came before the Hadley Planning Board and submitted a proposal Tuesday to … 0

Green energy for all WMECO customers

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

AMHERST — As a person concerned about the future health of the planet, Alisa Pearson was worried that renting her home in Pelham would make it impossible to be a good environmental steward by investing in energy-efficiency upgrades or installing solar panels. So when Pearson learned last year … 0

Snow ‘fitness’ day set for Stump Sprouts

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

HAWLEY — Learn more about winter “fat-biking” and cross-country ski techniques and equipment this Sunday, when Stump Sprouts cross-country ski area hosts a free day that includes cross-country ski instruction, fat bike demonstrations, and even a chance to … 0

Volunteers deliver books to those who can’t make it to library

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

GREENFIELD — On Tuesday morning, Bonnie Beth Pierce of Greenfield headed toward Elm Terrace with a stack of books from the Greenfield Public Library. As she arrived, Mary Blaire, a vivacious 85-year-old waited on her doorstep. With a … 0

Libraries offer STEAM programs for young learners

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

“Science in the Kitchen,” “Machines and Mechanisms with Lego Duplo,” and “Measuring Dinosaurs” are just a few of the upcoming learning programs to be offered to preschoolers from now through March at the Shutesbury, Leverett, Erving and Wendell public libraries, through the Union 28 Community Network For Children. … 0

Orange traffic stop ends in drug arrest

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

ORANGE — A New Hampshire man is facing multiple drug charges after he was arrested during a routine traffic stop. Orange Police officer Chris Bisceglia was patrolling on West River Street Tuesday night when he saw a car with a headlight out and stopped it. After observing suspicious … 0